Ireland’s Jenny Murphy: “We want to build on the World Cup.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Despite the IRFU stating during the women’s World Cup last August that a new Ireland coaching team would be in place a month after the tournament, no(...)

Johnny  Sexton:  the Irish and Lions outhalf has been signed up as an ambassador for Topaz, the Denis O’Brien- owned Irish petroleum retail chain. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Philip Browne, the IRFU chief executive, has admitted that if the deal to bring Johnny Sexton back to Leinster on a four-year international contract w(...)

Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in Ireland’s new home and alternate kits. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Canterbury and the IRFU unveiled the new home and alternate kits that the Irish team will wear for the next six years, beginning with the Guinness Ser(...)

The newly-elected IRFU president Louis Magee (right) and chief executive Philip Browne at the union’s annual council meeting at the  Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Inpho

JOHNNY WATTERSON The IRFU reaffirmed that one the biggest threats to financing the game in Ireland is competition from teams in France with greater fi(...)

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

New  IRFU performance director David Nucifora says Ireland should target a World Cup win.  Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

The IRFU’s new performance director David Nucifora aimed for the skies when he was introduced to the media on Thursday afternoon as part of a (...)

Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the IRFU that will keep him with Leinster. Photograph: PA

The IRFU have ultimately, and successfully, staved off Toulon’s pursuit of the Leinster, Irish and Lions’ flanker Seán O’Brien, who has conveyed his d(...)

Leinster and Ireland backrow Seán O’Brien could miss the rest of the season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland and Leinster have been dealt a potentially crippling blow by the news that Seán O’Brien will miss the Six Nations championship and possibly th(...)

Were they really jangling out the strains of ‘The Fields’ as Paddy Jackson (above)  got ready to kick a penalty to the corner? Yes. Yes they were.

Going to the match on Sunday? The IRFU think you’re an idiot. Inasmuch as they think of you at all, to them you are no more complicated an entity than(...)

The IRFU has appointed John Plumtree as forwards coach. Photograph: Stephen Barker/Inpho/Photosport

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has turned to fellow Kiwi John Plumtree to fill the forwards coach role left vacant by the departure of Gert Smal. The IRFU (...)