Conor Murray will make his 100th Munster appearance against Scarlets while Donnacha Ryan will play his 167th and final game for the province at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster and Scarlets have both named unchanged starting line-ups for Saturday’s Guinness Pro 12 final at the Aviva stadium (6.15pm). Munster director(...)

An emotional Ruan Pienaar after his last game for Ulster against Leinster at the  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Well, Ruan Pienaar’s hugely emotional farewell proved it, as if it needed proving. Too choked with tears to even put into words how he felt in the i(...)

Munster head coach Rassie Erasmus has been rewarded for his impressive season by being named  as the Guinness Pro12 coach of the year. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Munster’s Rassie Erasmus has been named as the Guinness Pro12 coach of the year after guiding his side to the top of the table in his first year in ch(...)

 Munster’s Billy Holland  is one of six players from the province named in this season’s Pro12 Dream Team. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster leads the way with six players in this season’s Pro12 Dream Team. Rassie Erasmus’ team, currently in second place in the Pro12 ahead of the f(...)

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster coach Rassie Erasmus says he has no plans to make any additions to his management team in the off-season. Erasmus was brought to the province(...)

Great Place To Work chief executive John Ryan: “If you have a brilliant manager they will have a brilliant effect on the organisation by helping people tap their full potential.” Photograph: Joe Keogh

The standard definition of an organisation is “a group of people with a particular purpose, such as a business or government department”. The key word(...)

Great Place to Work chief executive John Ryan: “The organisations that step up and take an active role in supporting health and well-being will be the ones to win out and will be the most sought-after places to work.”  Photograph: Clare Keogh
The wellness imperative

The public consultation on the new national Healthy Workplace Framework was launched jointly by Minister for Health Promotion Marcella Corcoran Kenned(...)

 CJ Stander during Munster training at the University of Limerick this week. Photograph: Getty Images

Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has named CJ Stander in his match-day 23 for Munster’s Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens at the Aviva on Satu(...)

Vincent Browne plans print and digital content for Magill

Journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne has bought back Magill, the politics and current affairs magazine which he set up 40 years ago . Browne use(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Seán O’Brien kept Ireland on the front foot against Wasps in the Champions Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

So Munster’s tighthead prop John Ryan was man of the match in Thomond Park. That the other number three jersey on Saturday was filled by Toulouse “hea(...)