The Harlequins director of rugby, Conor O’Shea. Photograph: Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Heretofore Conor O’Shea has been merely a player and a pundit, whatever about being a prophet, in his own land. Yet for the last five years of his pla(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is attracting the interest of clubs like Toulouse while tighthead prop Marty Moore is leaving Leinster for Wasps in the English Premiership. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“I mean, let’s look at the margins that they’re losing these games by. No one’s being blown off the park.” – David Nucifora, the IRFU Performance Dire(...)

New Zealand will return to Dublin on November 19th next year as part of Ireland’s 2016 Guinness series. Photograph: Getty

The IRFU have confirmed their Guinness Series for November 2016, which will include games at the Aviva Stadium against the World Champions New Zealand(...)

Billy Walsh departs for the US from Dublin Airport. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

They are the pictures no Irish sports fan wanted to see - Billy Walsh has officially left Irish soil to take up his new role in the US, ruling out the(...)

The IRFU pays each Ireland player a basic fee for making the Rugby World Cup 2015 squad (between €30,000 and €40,000). Photograph: Fotolia

Should New Zealand retain the Rugby World Cup each player would be due a NZD$150,000 (€87,000) bonus. Many unions competing in the World Cup carry (...)

New IRFU president Martin O’Sullivan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Billy Glynn, IRFU president for the 2012/’13 season, gave a scathing speech at last night’s agm when claiming a “flawed and mismanaged” process has br(...)

IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne has confirmed a new sponsor will take over from Three in May 2016. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU have confirmed a new sponsorship deal is in place to replace Three in May 2016. It was been previously reported that Vodafone and Irish rugby(...)

Joe Schmidt: has achieved a 78 per cent win ratio as coach of Ireland with 14 victories in 18 Test matches. Photo:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA

The road to All Blacks coach is mapped out in the New Zealand rugby union’s coaching manual: know thy enemy by gaining “offshore” experience. Ideal(...)

Munster have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his contract after the World Cup. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU and Munster Rugby have confirmed that Paul O’Connell will be released from his provincial contract pending the conclusion of the World Cup, a(...)

One of Ireland’s all-time great fullbacks Hugo MacNeill. He will be a member of the oversight board

The IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup could, if successful, benefit the Irish economy to the tune of €800 million plus.The union has announ(...)