Simon Zebo goes over to score one of six Irish tries against Georgia. Ireland took advantage of Georgia’s ill-discipline in the second half. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 5:37

By half-time, Ireland had forced twice as many tackles from Georgia than they themselves made. In making 78, Georgia missed 10 but the score stood at (...)

 Ireland’s Dave Foley charges at the Georgia attack at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Colm O’Neill / Inpho 5:37

David Foley enjoyed a dream debut for Ireland as he was named man of the match in a 49-7 victory over Georgia in Dublin, but the Munster lock believes(...)

 Munster’s Ian Keatley scores an intercept try for Munster’s third score against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Leinster 23 Munster 34Rumours of Munster’s demise may have proved premature. Not entirely unexpectedly, the prospect of a visit to the Aviva against t(...)

Leinster’s Mike McCarthy will captain the Emerging Ireland squad at the IRB  Nations Cup in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Five full internationals have been named in a 26-strong Emerging Ireland squad for the three game IRB Nations Cup in Romania in mid-June.Connacht’s Da(...)

Ulster forwards Rory Best, Callum Black and Dan Tuohy arrive for training at  Pirrie Park in Belfast on Thursday. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho/Presseye

Ireland hooker Rory Best will make his 150th appearance for Ulster in Saturday’s Heineken Cup Pool 5 decider away to Leicester Tigers at Welford Road (...)

Ian Keatley (right) and Ireland fell short against South Africa. Photograph: Tamuna Kulumbegashvili/Inpho

Ireland 8 South Africa 19: Emerging Ireland fell short in their second match of the IRB Tbilisi Cup as Carl Bezuidenhout kicked the South Africa Presi(...)

Rory Best will captain Ireland on the tour. Photograph: Inpho

Les Kiss, Ireland’s interim head coach, will be part of Joe Schmidt’s management team on a three year contrac(...)