Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan celebrates at the final whistle against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie

Donncha O’Callaghan has been called to account by the match citing commissioner Eddie Walsh for an incident in the 41st minute of Munster’s 21-(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt ahead of the Australia match at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was taken to hospital after the 26-23 win over Australia with a suspected bout of a appendicitis. The Kiwi was unable to att(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt praised Ireland’s  new midfield pairing of Jared Payne and Robbie Henshaw after the victory over South Africa at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA 2:06

Joe Schmidt was expected to emerge from the locker-room with a grin like the cat that got the cream. Nobody, save the coach and his crew, had expected(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Jared Payne will start in the centre together against South Africa. Photograph: Inpho 5:07

The dawn of a new era then for Irish centre play. Joe Schmidt has acted accordingly.The line of questioning, obviously, revolved around the Ireland c(...)

UCD centre Garry Ringrose in action for Ireland U20 against Fiji during the IRB Junior World Championship last June. Photographh: Andrew Cornaga / Photosport / Inpho

Former Blackrock College schoolboy and current UCD centre Garry Ringrose made quite an impact when he joined the Ireland squad for training last week(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell claims a lineout during the second Test against Argentina at Estadio José Fierro in Tucumán. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell was happy to come out on top in both Tests against Argentina, even if neither of the performances were particularly ple(...)

Paul O’Connell supported by Iain Henderson is tackled by Argentina’s Benjamin Macome during the first Test  at Estadio Centenario in Resistencia on Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell has predicted another big battle next weekend when his side bids to back up their first ever Test victory in Argentina (...)

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(...)

Munster head coach Rob Penney has made 10 changes to his line-up for the visit of Ulster to Thomond Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zebre’s surprise late win over the Ospreys last week did Ulster a double favour, for having cemented their place in the play-offs the following night (...)