Richie Murphy

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Mike Ford at the RDS last January where his side Bath lost to Leinster in the Champions Cup. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Mike Ford is among several coaches to hold discussions with Leinster as the province looks for a defence coach to replace Kurt McQuilkin, who has dec(...)

Ireland’s Jared Payne enjoyed lining out at fullback at Newlands, completing four of Ireland’s seven offloads. Photograph: Billy Stickland

From one iconic venue to another, but Ireland will be stepping into something of the unknown at Ellis Park in Saturday’s second Test. Now known as Emi(...)

Paddy Jackson: composed performance at number 10 against the Springboks. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Last Saturday’s first Test assuredly marked a benchmark in the career of Paddy Jackson. Some 3½ years on from his surprise debut away to Scotland in t(...)

CJ Stander, Paddy Jackson, Rory Best and Jared Payne in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Time constraints, more than anything else, are likely to leave the Irish management little alternative but to reluctantly accept CJ Stander’s one-matc(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki: among nine players Pat Lam has brought back in to the side for the crucial meeting with Gregor Townsend’s in-form Glasgow at the sold-out Sportsground. Photograph: James crombie/Inpho.

And so it has all gone down to the wire. They might not quite have everything to play for, but each of the Irish provinces has something on the line i(...)

Cian Healy could come back onto the bench for Saturday’s game against Scotland.

If ever there was a case for a coaching ticket to keep their selection meeting to a minimum, then this week must be it. A nine tries to two, 58-15 rou(...)

Rory Best with David Nucifora watch Ireland training on Tuesday. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ireland captain Rory Best sat out training on Tuesday morning at Carton House with a minor calf strain but is expected to take a full part in Thursday(...)

Ultan Dillane could play in Connacht’s game away to Edinburgh on Friday after his impressive debut off the bench for Ireland against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images

Although Ultan Dillane and Eoin Reddan were retained with the Irish starting team from last Saturday’s defeat at Twickenham for yesterday’s training s(...)

 Jared Payne continued his recovery from a hamstring injury with a fitness session on Tuesday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Jared Payne will be fully incorporated back into the Irish squad for next Saturday week’s penultimate Six Nations match at home to Italy, thereby prov(...)

Ireland forwards coach Simon Easterby with Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In that typically unfussy and unstated way of his, both as player and coach, Simon Easterby has again become a hugely important figure within the Irel(...)

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