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 Ciara Griffin, Lindsay Peat and Cliodhna Moloney were three of the representatives that met with Government ministers. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Any real progress in relations between Irish international women rugby players and the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) will have to be accompanied b(...)

Claire Molloy has been inducted into the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame. Photograph: Tony Kershaw/Inpho

Former Ireland rugby international and current Wasps player Claire Molloy has been inducted into the Guinness Rugby Writers of Ireland Hall of Fame, a(...)

Ireland’s Claire Molloy: she played for Ireland 74 times over the last 12 years. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

In the fallout from Ireland’s heartbreaking 20-18 defeat by Scotland in Parma last Sunday which cost them any chance of qualifying for next year’s Wor(...)

Dejected Irish players at the final whistle in Parma after Scotland secured a late win the Rugby World Cup European Qualifying Tournament. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

All smiles at Thomond Park and the Aviva Stadium, not least a beaming Simon Zebo after his two-try return, as both Munster and Leinster completed ente(...)

 Ireland head coach Adam Griggs has named an unchanged team to take on Scotland this weekend. Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs has selected an unchanged XV for Saturday’s women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe qualifier against Scotland at Stadio Se(...)

Ireland women’s coach Adam Griggs working with the squad at Donnybrook in advance of the Italy clash. “Top-three finish was our target,” said Griffin, “and that is in our grasp.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Donnybrook, 12pm – (live on RTÉ Two) There has been a Groundhog Day feeling in the build-up to this Six Nations third-place play-of(...)

Stacey Flood: starts at No 10  against Italy  having  excelled as the outhalf replacement against France – so Hannah Tyrrell makes way. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs, speaking ahead of the final Six Nations match against Italy at Donnybrook on Saturday (12pm kick-off, live RTÉ Two), b(...)

Many of the methods used to develop boys and men are ineffective with girls and women. Why? Because they ask why. Photograph: Inpho

Asking why? There are good reasons why Munster have failed to win a European title since 2008. Just like clear reasoning exists to explain why France(...)

Ireland head coach Adam Griggs believes his team are improving despite heavy defeat to France. Photograph: Inpho

“Let’s be realistic in terms of this group of players,” Niamh Briggs intervened on RTÉ immediately following the shellacking. “Bar Boulard, (...)

Amee-Leigh Murphy Crowe is in line to make her Ireland 15s debut in the Six Nations game against France at Donnybrook on Saturday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

People are quick to list all the negative connotations surrounding a virus that has irrevocably altered human existence, but the pandemic does have a (...)

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