Brian O’Driscoll’s management company generates income from  his corporate speaking and rugby punditry. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Getty Images

After-tax profit at former Irish rugby international Brian O’Driscoll’s main company rose by 29 per cent last year to almost €900,000, accounts just (...)

Dr Barry O’Driscoll   believes the present concussion protocols in rugby union are there for commercial reasons.

“It has got worse since I resigned,” says Dr Barry O’Driscoll, the former medical adviser to World Rugby who stepped down in 2012 to protest against t(...)

Tom Kiernan pictured in 1982 when he was coach of Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First a brief rolling back of the years. At the time of his retirement in 1973 Tom Kiernan was Ireland’s most-capped player, most experienced captain (...)

Ireland’s match against Argentina in 1990 was the first time that the IRFU handed out caps for games against the Pumas. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

What links the names Paul Traynor, Frank O’Driscoll, John Birch and Leo Galvin? All four played in rugby matches against the Argentina national s(...)

 Simon Keogh, operations manager and head of legal affairs in Irupa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Since rugby became professional agents have been around, growing at first but now at a steady 12 in Ireland. Initially the parents of players helped t(...)

Brian O’Driscoll celebrates winning the 2009 Grand Slam with his father Frank. O’Driscoll was represented by his father for much of his career and Frank O’Driscoll has given some advice to Tom Henshaw. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last Sunday morning in the Shelbourne Hotel a solidly built 21-year-old sidled up to his father.“I’m gonna have a good one today.”Tony Henshaw replied(...)

Brian O’Driscoll speaks to  Craig Doyle before the Harlequins and Castres Champions Cup match on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll was arrested for assault in June 2008. The former Ireland captain writes in his autobiography, The Test - which was serialised in The(...)

(From left): Frank and Paula Cullen, the parents of Leo  with Brian O’Driscoll’s mother and father Geraldine and Frank at the Westin Hotel, Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Tonight at the RDS Leinster will hope to celebrate victory in the RaboDirect Pro12 against the Glasgow Warriors and in doing so provide the appropr(...)