Rory McIlroy with Luke Fitzgerald, Dave Kearney, Jonathan Sexton and Conor Murray. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A four-strong Irish delegation were today winging their way to Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. The World Cup reception will be attended by repres(...)

Rhys Ruddock has been called into the Ireland squad.

Rhys Ruddock has been called into Ireland’s World Cup squad following the news this morning that Peter O’Mahony will miss the rest of the tournament(...)

Jared Payne: Joe Schmidt stated Sunday night he expects to choose his team from a fully available 31-man squad. Photograph: Inpho

Jared Payne will take part in a walk through with the Irish squad on Tuesday, and is expected to take part in a full session on Wednesday meaning h(...)

Marty Moore has returned to fitness and is available for Leinster’s home game against Dragons at the RDS on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has received a considerable boost ahead of their return to Guinness Pro12 action this weekend with news that Ireland interna(...)

Rob Kearney is a doubt for Ireland’s Rugby World Cup fixture against Italy after he suffered a gluteal strain after scoring his side’s fifth try in the 44-10 win over Romania at Wembley. Photograph: Inpho

Robbie Henshaw will return to full training on Tuesday and is expected to start at inside centre for Ireland against Italy next Sunday but Rob Kearney(...)

 Ireland outhalf Johnny  Sexton offloads to  Luke Fitzgerald during the Pool D game against Canada at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw’s hamstring strain is expected to recover ahead of next Sunday’s second Pool D game against Romania at Wembley. Henshaw was ruled out o(...)

Ireland’s rugby squad poses with Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. Photograph: Instagram

Bringing in high-profile guests is a feature of World Cup camps, but few could have startled Ireland’s 31-man squad more than the world’s fastest m(...)

Cian Healy (far right) is available for selection for Ireland’s opening World Cup game against Canada at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cian Healy will be available for selection for Ireland’s opening World Cup game against Canada on Saturday after team manager Mick Kearney announced t(...)

Cian Healy underwent an operation to his neck at the end of last season and will be keen to get game time ahead of the World Cup. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster will oblige Joe Schmidt this week should the Ireland coach asked the province to accommodate Cian Healy in their second match of their Pro12(...)

Isa Nacewa is returning to Leinster for the 2015-16 season. Photo:  Colm O’Neill/Inpho

It has been confirmed that Isa Nacewa will rejoin Leinster for the start of pre-season training with a view of playing with the team in the 2015-16 ca(...)