Ireland’s Dave Kilcoyne scores a try despite the attentions of  David Kacharava of Georgia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/ Inpho 5:37

Ireland 49 Georgia 7 This was always the worry. Even the All Blacks, having been completely redesigned for yesterday’s narrow escape in Murrayf(...)

Ireland and Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne pictured at Carton House ahead of Saturday’s Test match against South Africa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The notion of being patient is a bit of a killer for Dave Kilcoyne primarily because it’s been the attribute most demanded of him in his career, parti(...)

New Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Thoughtful and meticulous for the most part in teasing out his answers, Simon Easterby cuts a relaxed figure in his first official media engagement si(...)

 Ireland Scrum coach Greg Feek (left) and forwards coach Simon Easterby. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Simon Easterby boasts the “ruthless focus” to thrive in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland set-up, according to his Scarlets coaching mentor Nigel Davies. Former G(...)

 Simon Easterby has been named Ireland forwards coach.  Photograph: Inpho

Simon Easterby has been confirmed as the new Ireland forwards coach by the IRFU. The former Ireland flanker joins from Scarlets, having been he(...)

Munster’s Robin Copeland (right) was outstanding for the Irish team in the IRB Nations Cup Bucharest. Photograph: ©INPHO/FFR.RO

Ireland 51 Uruguay 3While not a procession like Friday’s dismissal of Russia, the Emerging Ireland team were always in control of their second Nations(...)

Rory Best leaves the pitch with Paul O’Connell following Saturday’s first Test win over Argentina. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

The Ulster players only heard the seismic news of David Humphreys ending his 22-year association with the province as a legendary out half and (...)

Ireland’s Chris Henry described the enforced retirement of Ulster and Ireland colleague and friend Stephen Ferris as a terrible loss for both  club and country. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s been a while coming, some four years since his debut in June 2010 against Australia. For sure, Seán O’Brien’s absence has been a major factor but(...)

Rob Kearney makes sure he gets plenty of rest on the business class flight to Buenos Aires ahead of the Test series against Argentina. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Irish squad touched down in Buenos Aires yesterday and after a build-up which saw three late withdrawals on the playing front and the announcement(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell pictured outside the Emperador Hotel in Buenos Aires on Monday after the Ireland  squad arrived in Argentina. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell insists the decision by forwards coach John Plumtree to return to New Zealand will not impact on their two-match tour o(...)