Ireland manager Martin O’Neill agreed a new deal to stay on as manager until the 2020 European Championships. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There have been many cases in Irish sport of managers getting new contracts just before things went wrong at a major tournament in a way that made it (...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne during Friday’s agm at Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

With IRFU chief executive Philip Browne admitting “radical” change is needed for Irish provinces to remain competitive in Europe, the Guinness Pro12 i(...)

Joe Schmidt: the New Zealander  will have to decide whether to sign up to coach the Ireland team for a further two years, or return home. Photograph: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Joe Schmidt is to make a decision about his future, be it to extend his time as Ireland coach to 2019 or take up a position in New Zealand next year,(...)

Cian Healy: Prop is set to decide between Leinster, Toulon and Worcester Warriors this week. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster chief executive Mick Dawson is understood to have intervened with private investment to top-up a deal that would keep Cian Healy in Dublin af(...)

Chris Henry. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ulster officials remain optimistic that Chris Henry will make a full recovery after undergoing heart surgery on Monday although, understandably, the(...)