Ian Ritchie

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David Humphreys believes World 12s could do for rugby what the Indian Premier League did for cricket. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

World 12s, the international rugby organisation responsible for the proposed new annual rugby 12s tournament in 2022, has today announced David Humphr(...)

The inaugural edition of the proposed Rugby 12s competition would be held in England. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

World Rugby has issued a lukewarm response to the proposed new World 12s competition that is being positioned as rugby’s equivalent to the Indian Prem(...)

Principal architect at the Office of Public Works Ciarán O’Connor in front of the new Garda station on Kevin Street. The €28m building sets a new standard for Garda stations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ciarán O’Connor is a man with a mission. Hugely ambitious, he rose up through the Office of Public Works to become its principal architect nearly eigh(...)

‘Between water and clouds’, woodcut by Jelena Sredanovic

Galway International Arts Festival Festival Gallery, William St, and other venues, Galway Until July 28th giaf.ie **** It’s become the norm at the(...)

The design for the bridge at the National War Memorial Gardens at Islandbridge in Dublin. It will be lined with stainless steel reed-like balustrades, while the surface will be imprinted with representations of soldiers’ boots

A design by the architect of the Millennium Spire on Dublin’s O’Connell Street has been selected for a new €6 million pedestrian and cyclist bridge ac(...)

Eddie Jones: “The doctor said, ‘If you recover fully you can coach until you’re 70.’ I might keep him to that”. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

“Conflict in any organisation is important, because from conflict you get creativity” – Eddie Jones Only the special ones earn lifelong enemies. Ther(...)

English champions Saracens are one of 13 clubs to receive £18 million from the deal.

Premiership Rugby has completed a deal thought to be worth around £230 million (€255 million) with the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners and ha(...)

Premiership Rugby chairman Ian Ritchie is confident that a new £230 million deal with private equity firm CVC Capital Partners can be finalised before Christmas. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Premiership Rugby hopes to conclude a £230 million (€254 million) agreement with a private equity firm before Christmas after a board meeting on Tuesd(...)

Steve Brown is stepping down as Rugby Football Union chief executive at the end of the year, the governing body has announced. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Increasing disquiet about the English Rugby Football Union’s financial position has triggered the abrupt departure of Steve Brown as chief executive. (...)

Ireland’s Jamie Heaslip at the Aviva Stadium. The IRFU  has indicated that category 1 tickets for the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on November 17th will be €100-plus. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Top-priced seats at Twickenham for England’s blockbuster fixture against New Zealand in November will cost more than €220 apiece with the Rugby Footba(...)

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