Irish outhalf Jonathan Sexton in action for Racing Metro 92. It is also believed Toulon and Racing Metro 92 were offering in the region of €900,000 to keep Sexton in France. Photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton’s commercial agreement with Denis O’Brien, which played a significant role in bringing the Ireland outhalf back to Leinster next seas(...)

Former Ulster coach Mark Anscombe in Ravenhill last season. But who will replace interim coach Les Kiss when he returns to the national squad? Photograph:  Brian Little/Presseye/Inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne says there is not a problem in Ulster rugby. With interim coach Les Kiss soon to leave to rejoin Joe Schmidt in the(...)

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson: confirmed offer of contract to Johnny Sexton and expects decision within next week or fortnight. Photograph: Inpho.

There’s a rapidly dwindling appetite for further conjecture on where Jonathan Sexton will be playing his rugby next season. Leinster, in conjunction (...)

Jonny Sexton (left) and Kevin McLoughlin celebrate after beating Ulster in the Heineken Cup Final. Sexton is currently deciding on an offer from Leinster to return to Dublin from Racing Metro. Photograph: : Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Leinster’s Chief Executive Mick Dawson today reiterated that they were awaiting a response from Jonathan Sexton to an offer to return to the province (...)

The newly-elected IRFU president Louis Magee (right) and chief executive Philip Browne at the union’s annual council meeting at the  Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

JOHNNY WATTERSON The IRFU reaffirmed that one the biggest threats to financing the game in Ireland is competition from teams in France with greater fi(...)

Willie Ruane (left), the new Connacht CEO, in his playing days with the province. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The IRFU have nnounced Willie Ruane as the new CEO for Connacht Rugb. Ruane will take up the post this summer.The Mayo native played rugby for Connach(...)

David Nucifora: is unveiled as the IRFU’s new Performance Director at the Aviva Stadium yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As first impressions go it was indeed impressive. During the course of his unveiling in a 36-minute press briefing at the Aviva Stadium yester(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne: “Of course that [TV deal] was a discussion point and a consideration, but at the end of the day we had to find a solution.” photograph: cathal noonan/inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne has declared he and the IRFU are “absolutely happy” with the new European Rugby Champions Cup format and organis(...)

Republic of  Ireland women’s International soccer player Stephanie Roche, Dublin footballer Kevin McManamon, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Michael Ring, Ireland women’s international rugby player Jenny Murphy, and Waterford hurler Pauric Mahony at the Aviva Stadium.

For the third year running the organisations which govern the three main team sports in this country – the FAI, GAA and IRFU – have had to acc(...)

John Treacy, Chief Executive, Irish Sports Council. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The Irish Sports Council today announced an investment package of over €7.4 million to support the work of the major field sports’ governing b(...)