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(...)

Robbie Henshaw has been made available for Connacht’s Pro 12 fixture against Scarlets in Galway this weekend
Henshaw set for Connacht return
  • Pro12
  • November 26, 2014, 20:01

Connacht have been handed a timely boost with Robbie Henshaw being made available for Saturday’s crunch Pro12 clash with Scarlets at the Sportsground.(...)

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney is hoping to get more game-time against Georgia on Sunday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The IRFU have stemmed the tide. What could have been a flood of leading players departing for France has turned into a trickle. Johnny Sexton slipped (...)

Rob Kearney says that he’s delighted to remain in the blue of Leinster for at least another three years. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Rob Kearney has commited his future to Leinster with a new three year contract which will keep him in the province until he is 31.The Louth native say(...)

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(...)