Garrett Fitzgerald on Munster’s dwindling attendances: “The market has changed and I still believe our core support is a good 15,000.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Munster’s decline has continued apace over the last couple of months, so the attention has focused as much, understandably, on the role of CEO Gar(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is attracting the interest of clubs like Toulouse while tighthead prop Marty Moore is leaving Leinster for Wasps in the English Premiership. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“I mean, let’s look at the margins that they’re losing these games by. No one’s being blown off the park.” – David Nucifora, the IRFU Performance Dire(...)

Munster supporters may baulk at the idea of renaming Thomond Park but the windfall could assist in the province’s recruitment drive. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster Rugby’s decision to employ a consultant to examine the feasibility and provide direction in trying to sell the naming rights of Thomond Park (...)

Munster temporary consultant Andy Farrell with head coach Anthony Foley in Limerick. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Having confirmed the hiring of former English and Lions defence coach Andy Farrell as a consultant, Garrett Fitzgerald, the Munster CEO, suggested tha(...)

 Andy Farrell pictured with Munster head coach Anthony Foley during squad training at UL. Photograph:   Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster chief executive Garrett Fitzgerald has confirmed that the co-opting of Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell as a temporary consultant to the Mu(...)

Andy Farrell chases a dog away after it tried to take a ball during his first  training session with Munster. The Ireland defence coach has joined the province in a consultancy capacity. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster have confirmed that Ireland’s new defence coach Andy Farrell will join the province in a consultancy capacity with immediate effect. Farrell (...)

Garret FitzGerald wished to speak in French when addressing the Institut Français des Relations Internationales in Paris. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

An offer of assistance to then taoiseach Garret FitzGerald with his speechwriting and French was firmly rejected, according to a document from the tao(...)

 Irish Hospitals Sweepstakes premises at Ballsbridge: The Hospitals Sweepstake argued the State had a moral obligation to its employees, as thoughts turned to the idea of the  National Lottery. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A proposed national lottery would damage betting on horse racing, Lord Killanin warned then taoiseach Garret FitzGerald in 1985, State papers show. (...)

 Garret FitzGerald with Nuala Fennell, who was the minister of state for women’s affairs. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald had agreed to host a State reception for charitable organisation Soroptimist International, but when he could no longer do(...)

The government authorised the minister for foreign affairs  to submit the harp and shamrock to the World Intellectual Property Organisation for registration as trademarks. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The registration of the harp and the shamrock as Irish emblems was delayed because of a row between departments over who should carry the costs. The(...)