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Billy Joel doing his bit to boost profits at the Aviva stadium in June last year.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Events including Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks and a Billy Joel concert at the Aviva stadium last year contributed to the firm operating (...)

If the proposed redevelopment of the Sportsground is approved its maximum capacity would double in size to 12,000. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When historians come to write about Connacht Rugby in decades, or even longer, from now, they’ll assuredly cite the late 2010s as a major crossroads i(...)

FAI chief executive John Delaney and   IFA chief executive Patrick Nelson  in  Windsor Park,  Belfast, to  announce their intention to submit a joint bid to host the Uefa Under-21 Championship in 2023. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The intention of the FAI and IFA to bid together for the right to host the European Under-21 Championships in 2023 was confirmed in Belfast on Friday,(...)

Ben Robinson died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011.

The story of Ben Robinson (14), who died after a school rugby match in Co Antrim in 2011, changed what the word “concussion” means to many parents on (...)

Ireland women’s team were turned down the chance of a Test series in Australia despite offer to cover costs. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The IRFU rejected an offer from Rugby Australia to host a historic three-test double-header of men’s and women’s internationals. A formal invitation (...)

Bernard Foley at number 10 is a certainty for Australia. Photo: Getty Images

Clash of cultures. The Australia squad announcement on Fox Sports this morning (10.30am Irish time) allows Joe Schmidt to ignite precise preparations (...)

Tadhg Furlong:  his  soaring market value forced the IRFU to offer a significant pay increase, to €500,000 a year while still way short of the figures an international tighthead prop commands in the English Premiership or French Top 14.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Tadhg Furlong’s three-year contract, one of 21 contracts announced by Leinster on Wednesday, puts the 25-year-old in Irish rugby’s high earner bracket(...)

Johnny Sexton celebrates Ireland’s win over the All Blacks in Chicago in 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRFU has confirmed that Ireland will return to Soldier Field in Chicago in November to play Italy. It will be part of a triple header of games on (...)

Bringing the game into disrepute: Stuart Olding and Paddy Jackson in 2016. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

The Ulster and Ireland outhalf Paddy Jackson, who was acquitted of rape last month, is close to a move to the French club Clermont for next season aft(...)

Ulster Rugby sponsorship: Bank of Ireland has a 20-year-relationship with the sports organisation, including as shirt sponsor. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The long-time Ulster Rugby sponsor Bank of Ireland has welcomed the organisation’s announcement that it and the IRFU are to review their structures an(...)

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