Cian Healy could come back onto the bench for Saturday’s game against Scotland.

If ever there was a case for a coaching ticket to keep their selection meeting to a minimum, then this week must be it. A nine tries to two, 58-15 rou(...)

Rory Best with David Nucifora watch Ireland training on Tuesday. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland captain Rory Best sat out training on Tuesday morning at Carton House with a minor calf strain but is expected to take a full part in Thursday(...)

Ultan Dillane could play in Connacht’s game away to Edinburgh on Friday after his impressive debut off the bench for Ireland against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Although Ultan Dillane and Eoin Reddan were retained with the Irish starting team from last Saturday’s defeat at Twickenham for yesterday’s training s(...)

 Jared Payne continued his recovery from a hamstring injury with a fitness session on Tuesday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Jared Payne will be fully incorporated back into the Irish squad for next Saturday week’s penultimate Six Nations match at home to Italy, thereby prov(...)

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby with Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In that typically unfussy and unstated way of his, both as player and coach, Simon Easterby has again become a hugely important figure within the Irel(...)

Seán O’Brien took a full part in Ireland’s training session at Carton House on Tuesday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andrew Trimble (shoulder), Simon Zebo (knee) and Johnny Sexton (shoulder) all sat out training at Carton House on Tuesday but are expected to train on(...)

Graham Goodwin, aka Sian, who left Ireland for Barcelona in 2006

In February, God Is an Astronaut will step on stage in front of a sell-out crowd of more than 1,000 fans in Kiev. There will be a similarly reverenti(...)

Ireland U-20’s Terry Kennedy runs in for a try despite the efforts of Leinster’s Tim Foley at Donnybrook Stadium. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland U-20 66 Leinster Development XV 12 Ireland coach Joe Schmidt and kicking and skills’ coach Richie Murphy were among those in a crowd of about(...)

Jared Payne taking part in Ireland’s squad training session at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales. Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jared Payne and Rob Kearney will almost certainly start for Ireland in their World Cup pool decider against France in Cardiff on Sunday. The squad ar(...)

Leinster has confirmed that former fulllback Girvan Dempsey will take on the job as backs coach on a full-time basis. Photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Former Ireland fullback Girvan Dempsey has been confirmed as Leinster’s backs coach until the end of the 2016/17 season as part of Leo Cullen’s coachi(...)