Jonny Sexton has been offered a four-year contract extension by Racing Metro 92. Photograph: Inpho

The next move in the Jonathan Sexton saga is for the IRFU to make. That became apparent yesterday when Racing Métro 92 coach Laurent Labit reiterated (...)

Racing Metro have offered Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton  a new four-year deal that would keep him in Paris until June 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton has been offered a new four-year contract by Racing Metro that would keep the 29-year-old in Paris until June 2019.“He has in his han(...)

Johnny Sexton in action for  Racing Metro against Harlequins in last year’s Heineken Cup. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho.

As Johnny Sexton weighs up offers to return home or stay in France, with Racing Metro exercising their option of offering him a one-year extension, L(...)

Alex White receiving the seal of office for the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources from President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a ceremony in Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Who will be the next chair of the RTÉ board? The appointment will be one of the first tasks to fall to ex-RTÉ radio producer Alex White, the new Minis(...)

Seán Quinn: His family has filed a legal action seeking compensation from the State.  Photograph: Collins

The family of former billionaire Seán Quinn has filed a legal action seeking €4.5 billion from the State to compensate it for the loss of its busin(...)

Sean and Patricia Quinn. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Commercial Court is to fast-track the action by the family of bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn against the Central Bank, Minister for Finance and 1(...)

Brian Cowen: On March 17th, 2008, the day of the St Patrick’s Day 
Massacre when Anglo’s share price fell by 20 per cent, Se
án FitzPatrick called him on his mobile in Malaysia. Photograph: Niall Carson/Bloomberg News

The Anglo trial answered many questions about the State’s handling of the Seán Quinn/ Anglo Irish Bank debacle, but not all of them. It reveal(...)

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the IRFU that will keep him with Leinster. Photograph: PA

The IRFU have ultimately, and successfully, staved off Toulon’s pursuit of the Leinster, Irish and Lions’ flanker Seán O’Brien, who has conveyed his d(...)

Sean O’Brien: Considering lucrative offer of at least €500,000 to join Toulon.

The saga regarding the future of Sean O’Brien took another turn yesterday, with the IRFU believed to have upped their offer to O’Brien to stay within (...)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor (right) and centre Gordon D’Arcy enjoy a lighter moment during yesterday’s Leinster Rugby press conference at UCD.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Seán O’Brien may have played his last game for Leinster this season and thus, by extension, for seasons to come if his and his agent’s negotiations wi(...)