Ian McKinley in action for Zebre against Scarlets:  “The IRFU will allow me to play if I do not wear the goggles, but they will not permit me to play if I wear this essential piece of protective gear.” Photo: Francesca Soli/Inpho

Ian McKinley, the 26-year-old product of St Columba’s and the Leinster academy who has made a remarkable recovery to professional rugby after losing h(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s women’s rugby team: Indications from within World Rugby appear to make Ireland favourites to host the 2017 World Cup ahead of England and South Africa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Initially mooted for the University of Limerick and Thomond Park, the IRFU have entered an all-Ireland bid for the 2017 Women’s World Cup to be hoste(...)

The IRFU have announced they have submitted an official bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The IRFU has announced it has submitted a bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup.Limerick had been touted as the venue but the tournament will n(...)

 Johnny Sexton was one of three Ireland players to suffer head injuries during the Autumn Internatonal against Australia. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/INPHO

An Oireachtas report has linked increasing size of players, especially in rugby, with a higher risk of concussion. The report from the Joint Committe(...)

Helen O’Reilly has been appointed onto the IRFU referee panel following her performances in the 2014 Women’s Rugby World Cup

Helen O’Reilly has become the first female to join the IRFU National Referee Panel following impressive performances in the Women’s Rugby World Cup ea(...)

Dave Foley, who picked up the man of the match award in his international debut against Georgia, is one of four players to commit their future to Munster

Stephen Archer, Dave Foley, Felix Jones and Dave Kilcoyne have all signed contract extensions with Munster and the IRFU. Tight-head prop Archer has si(...)