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(...)

Páraic Duffy has been named on the 2023 Ireland Rugby World Cup bid board. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU, along with the Irish Government and the Northern Ireland executive, have announced a number of appointments to Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cu(...)

Irish Rugby ambassador Fiona Coghlan, Ireland Women head coach Tom Tierney,  IRFU chief executive Philip Browne and team captain Niamh Briggs at the announcement that Ireland will host the 2017 tournament. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Women’s Rugby World Cup is coming to Ireland in August 2017. The University College Dublin campus, and possibly Donnybrook’s 4G pitch, will(...)

Leinster head coach Matt O’Connor speaking to the press ahead of his side’s Pro12 clash with Ulster in Ravenhill. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Matt O’Connor believes the Ireland player management scheme has contributed to Leinster’s perilous position in the Pro 12.Lose to Ulster on Friday and(...)

The IRFU have opened contract talks with Irleand coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Inpho

The IRFU have confirmed they are in talks to tie Ireland coach Joe Schmidt to the role beyond this year’s rugby World Cup, after which his current dea(...)