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(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney speaking at Croke Park, where Irish Sports Council Funding was announced for the FAI, IRFU and GAA for 2015. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

FAI chief executive John Delaney yesterday refused to take questions on any topic other than the Irish Sports Council’s annual funding.GAA director g(...)

GAA director general Páraic Duffy says naming rights to Croke Park are unlikely to be sold. Photograph: Norman McCloskey/Inpho

It probably won’t happen during his term as director general but Páraic Duffy has admitted the GAA would be open to selling the naming rights to Croke(...)

CEO for the IRFU speaks on camera at the Irish Sports Council Funding for FAI, IRFU and GAA for 2015 in Croke Park. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho.

The IRFU will deliver an unequivocal message to Minister for Communications Alex White when both parties meet in the coming weeks: to list Six Nation(...)

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates winning the 2009 Grand Slam with his father Frank. O’Driscoll was represented by his father for much of his career and Frank O’Driscoll has given some advice to Tom Henshaw. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last Sunday morning in the Shelbourne Hotel a solidly built 21-year-old sidled up to his father.“I’m gonna have a good one today.”Tony Henshaw replied(...)