Leinster prop Marty Moore is close to a return from injury. Photograph: Inpho

Pretty much in a good place, says Girvan Dempsey about his squad’s recovering bodies. A little light shines on Leinster then this week. Dempsey’s s(...)

Ireland’s Seán O’Brien sustained a hamstring  injury in the Six Nations defeat to France in Paris at the start of February. Photograph:    Andrew Boyers/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Leinster are in line for a huge double boost ahead of their big derby clash away to Ulster on Saturday afternoon with international forwards Seán O’Br(...)

Rob Kearney will be back for Leinster’s Pro 12 clash with Glasgow on Friday. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster’s injury issues appearing to be clearing up appreciably with the confirmation that Rob Kearney will be back for Friday night’s Guinness Pro12(...)

Leinster coach Girvan Dempsey remains confident Cian Healy and Seán O’Brien will regain the performance and fitness levels that allowed them play such(...)

Luke Fitzgerald could return for Leinster’s trip to play Connacht. Photograph: Inpho

Luke Fitzgerald is fully training and expected to feature as Leinster seek to remove Connacht from top of the Pro 12 at the Sportsground this Saturday(...)

Nathan White and Greig Laidlaw get involved as Donnacha Ryan and Conor Murray congratulate Ireland try scorer Devin Toner. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

To England the Grand Slam spoils, to Ireland a second successive win at the Aviva Stadium, thus maintaining a three-year unbeaten home record in the S(...)

Dave Kearney back at training for Leinster. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Marty Moore and Dave Kearney could both be in line for a return with Leinster this weekend for next Friday’s re-arranged game in hand away to Glasgow(...)

Connacht prop Finlay Bealham (left) has been added to the Ireland bench for Saturday’s Six Nations match against Italy   after Cian Healy was ruled out through injury. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cian Healy’s “mild hamstring strain” is the same muscle that the injury-prone 28-year-old tore off the bone just over a year ago. It means uncapped Au(...)

 Mike Ross of Ireland works in the Irish maul during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match against  Canada. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Like John Hayes for over a decade before him, so it has been with Mike Ross for the last half a decade. And like Hayes, even at 36, this Six Nations’ (...)

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek: “We try to make sure that we’re not throwing someone out there for the sake of it.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The fourth weekend of the RBS Six Nations finds Ireland hosting Italy on Saturday as the only two countries without a win to date and thus occupying t(...)