Philip Browne

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Philip Browne, IRFU chief executive and Vodafone Ireland chief executive Anne O’Leary. Vodafone has extended its sponsorship deal with the IRFU for another four years

Vodafone has extended its sponsorship deal with the IRFU for another four years, in a deal believed to be worth €16 million. The sponsorship extensio(...)

Ireland’s Tadgh Furlong and Garry Ringrose with France’s Demba Bamba  in their Six Nations clash  at the Aviva Stadium in March. The men’s international game now accounts for 81 per cent of all IRFU revenues. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

The Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) made a profit of almost €25 million on the back of the sale of land at Newlands Cross last year. The site in qu(...)

Leinster rugby have began their long awaited plan to move towards gender equality. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Barrister and former international hockey umpire Moira Flahive has been added to the Leinster branch executive and management committees. This begins(...)

Under Agustin Pichot’s proposal, the League of Nations would bring the Autumn internationals, summer tours, the Six Nations and the Rugby Championship together into one annual league.

Tills at the ready. Next weekend the annual jamboree that is the Guinness Six Nations – and the golden goose of the European game which generates ove(...)

Premium offerings are €150 while category 3 tickets for both games are €85 and category 4 are €65

Tickets for Ireland’s two upcoming Six Nations matches against England and France at the Aviva Stadium are some of the most expensive for any sporting(...)

 Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt  with his successor, current defence coach Andy Farrell. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

When the news was finally confirmed yesterday morning it was sad if inevitable. The day had to come eventually, and the man himself had prepared us fo(...)

Joe Schmidt and Andy Farrell during an Ireland training session at Carton House. Photograph:   Bryan Keane/Inpho

Andy Farrell is in line to become Ireland head coach after next year’s World Cup if, or as is now almost certainly the case, when the IRFU confirm Joe(...)

Joe Schmidt: has overseen a remarkably successful  period in the history of Irish rugby. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Joe Schmidt yesterday maintained that a final decision on his coaching future will not be made until having brunch with his family on Sunday. But t(...)

A   television official saw the boot of Courtney Lawes cross the invisible offside line a millisecond before TJ Perenara motioned to kick in the All Blacks' narrow victory over England

Crossing the line Sam Underhill will never score a try like that again. The brilliant young English openside is never going to bamboozle Beauden Barr(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt celebrates winning the Six Nations with CJ Stander and Jonathan Sexton. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The system cannot be wrapped up and dependent on one person. That was the clear message delivered by IRFU chief executive Philip Browne when announcin(...)

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