Paul Dean

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Andrew Porter, Josh van der Flier, Chris Farrell, Rory Best, James Ryan and Bundee Aki are presented with their Rugby World Cup caps at the  official welcome ceremony. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Here’s Johnny. The surroundings of the hotel where Ireland are bunkered down make an industrial estate outside Bordeaux feel almost enticing. We were(...)

Michael Kiernan celebrates the drop goal that sealed victory over England and a Triple Crown for Ireland in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland kick-start their preparations for the World Cup in the first of four warm-up games today as they seek to boldly go where no Irish team has eve(...)

Bundee Aki: will be the focus of special attention  when Ireland take on the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Johnny Sexton is arguably the greatest and definitely the crankiest in Ireland’s celebrated lineage of outhalves. Every so often, the commentators wi(...)

Alun Wyn Jones and Leigh Halfpenny celebrate after victory for the Lions in the third Test against Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Warren Gatland’s Lions have a chance to win a Test series when they face New Zealand in the third and final match at Eden Park on Saturday. Only the t(...)

Outhalf Ian Madigan has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Bordeaux-Bégles. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

Ian Madigan needs Bordeaux-Bégles to sign a back-up outhalf for Simon Hickey before negotiations can begin to join another French or English club. Ma(...)

Jamie Heaslip at a press conference in Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The proof will be in the pudding, but both Johnny Sexton and Rob Kearney are both on course to resume full training on Tuesday with a view to proving (...)

Ireland player Jamie Heaslip shows his frustration after Saturday’s loss to  Scotland. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

A wintry Monday did little to alleviate the huge sense of disappointment which accompanied Saturday’s anti-climactic start to Ireland’s Six Nations c(...)

It remains unclear whether Johnny Sexton will feature this weekend. Photograph: Inpho

No player, including Johnny Sexton, has been ruled out of the Irish squad for the second game of the Six Nations Championship against Italy next weeke(...)

Johnny Sexton is fit to play for Ireland in their Six Nations opener against Scotland at Murrayfield. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Sexton, Seán O’Brien and Keith Earls will all be available for selection ahead of Ireland’s opening Six Nations Championship match against Scot(...)

Eamon Mills of Lansdowne runs in for his side’s first try at Trinity. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Dublin University 14 Lansdowne 25 Dublin University’s spell at the top of Division 1A lasted just a week after Lansdowne consigned the high-flying st(...)

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