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The IRFU annual report for the 2019-20 season lays bare the financial effect of the coronavirus pandemic on the game here in confirming that the Union(...)

Ireland Ireland head coach Andy Farrell at training in Abbotstown. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Although Nphet’s latest recommendation has cast a cloud over Ireland’s re-arranged 2020 Guinness Six Nations games at home to Italy and away to France(...)

 Stephen Kenny’s Ireland team will look to recover from Thursday’s playoff defeat with a positive result against Wales. Photograph: PA

The visit of Wales this weekend will give Stephen Kenny and his players an early opportunity to put the disappointment of Thursday night’s penalty def(...)

Philip Browne: “The IRFU is effectively trying to support the entire game here, the four provinces, the amateur game, and it is very tricky.” Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

The possibility of further cuts in salaries across all IRFU staff, including the professional players, has not been ruled out by the Union’s CEO Phili(...)

A fan watches from outside the ground during the Trillick vs Coalisland Tyrone SFC match. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

There will be good news for sports fans when the government announces its medium-term plan Living With Covid-19 later today. For the first time since (...)

A fan watches the Roscommon SFC semi-final between St Brigid’s and Boyle at Dr Hyde Park from the adjoining St Coman’s cemetery. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA is not expecting any movement on the lifting of crowd restrictions when the Government plan, Living with Covid-19, is published next week. D(...)

Tullamore and Bangor in action last February during an AIL match. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The IRFU have announced what amounts to the first tentative, but potentially critical, steps toward a return to play at club level by publishing a ‘Su(...)

Leinster could face Munster in a Pro 14 game at the Aviva Stadium on the first weekend of rugby’s proposed resumption in August. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Such is the desperate need to restore Test rugby before the end of the year within Ireland and elsewhere that hosting the cancelled July tours in the (...)

Garry Ringrose has signed a  new two-year central contract that will keep the talented centre with Leinster until the end of the 2021-22 season at least. Photograph: Tom Honan

A shaft of light amid the glooming. Garry Ringrose is believed to have signed a two-year contract to continue playing with Leinster and Ireland until (...)

The Pro 14 Final at Cardiff City Stadium has been cancelled. Photograph:   Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

World Rugby are working in tandem with the domestic competitions as well as international unions and federations in an effort, if the fight against th(...)

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