Darren Sweetnam will make his Munster senior debut.  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster coach Anthony Foley has named a team with an extended list of replacements for his first game in charge of the province, the pre-season friend(...)

As Leinster applied the finishing touches to their playing roster for next season without disclosing how long each player has signed for, Johnny Sexto(...)

 Gordon D’Arcy is one of a number of senior players who have signed new contracts with Leinster. Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster have confirmed that 21 players have signed new contracts to continue playing with the province next season and beyond and that Dudley born, (...)

Ireland head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Gwna‘l Mah/InphoŽ

Ireland coach Mike Ruddock has made a number of changes to the side that lost narrowly 31-26 to New Zealand for tomorrow night’s IRB Under-20 World Ch(...)

Tom Daly (centre) after the win over Fiji. Photograph: Jean Claude Le Boulicaut/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 goal-kicker Tom Daly is a major doubt for their crunch clash with New Zealand, in a game which will decide who goes through to the se(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Joyce in action against Australia. Photograph: Gwenael Mahe/Inpho

Ireland Under-20 coach Mike Ruddock has made 11 changes from the team that beat Australia 19-15 for Sunday’s second pool match in the IRB Junior World(...)

Luke Flanagan and  Joe Higgins at a Campaign against Household & Water Taxes protest  on Dublin’s Grafton Street.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Luke Ming Flanagan's extraordinary self-serving speech to the Dáil last night would get douze points for sheer neck, but we're going to quash them (...)