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(...)

Chief executive Philip Browne announced that the IRFU suffered a further $10 million deficit in this year’s accounts due to to the impact of Covid-19. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The IRFU has reported a deficit of €10million for the year ended July 31st, 2021 at their agm on Friday, and this follows on from the €36 million defi(...)

Ireland captain Ciara Griffin is focused on Friday night’s autumn international against the USA at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Women’s autumn international: Ireland v USA, RDS, Friday, 7.15pm – Live on RTÉ Player Ciara Griffin insists any lack of support from her male counte(...)

Spanish players celebrate victory over Ireland in the  Rugby World Cup European Qualifying Tournament at  Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi in Parma. Photograph:  Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Spain 8 Ireland 7 The Rugby World Cup dreams of the Ireland women’s team hang in the balance after they suffered a shock one-point defeat to Spain in(...)

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(...)

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 (...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during Saturday’s Six Nations victory. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland 45 Wales 0 A potential solution to hotel quarantine restrictions in the Republic of Ireland could see Saturday’s Six Nations semi-final agai(...)

Ireland’s Beibhinn Parsons during training ahead of the Women’s Six Nations clash with Wales. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Women’s Six Nations: Wales v Ireland Cardiff Arms Park, 5pm - Live RTÉ Two In a time of inclusivity and equal opportunity, rugby still has a long (...)

 Ireland’s Claire Molloy says North America would provide ‘a point of difference in terms of uniqueness’ for a Lions tour. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The concept of a women’s Lions rugby team represents a natural progression in the evolution of the sport among the four Home Unions and the attraction(...)

Hannah Tyrrell starts at outhalf against Italy on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Energia Park, Donnybrook, Saturday, 6.30 – Live on RTÉ Two France have agreed to switch the final Six Nations match against Ireland (...)

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