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Ireland centre Bundee Aki with his daughter Adrianna at the Shelbourne Hotel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The red carpet was rolled out for Joe Schmidt’s men at the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin on Sunday. Earlier, the Irish rugby team’s plane had touched do(...)

Ireland captain Rory Best celebrates after leading his side to the Grand Slam with victory over England at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“To build that amount of phases, to keep the ball, the conditions were awful, and then the stones on Johnny at the end, was incredible. I thought it w(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton kicks the winning drop goal in the opening Six Nations clash with France. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Sexton’s drop goal v France It seems ludicrous to suggest that a Grand Slam can be attributed to one score over 400-minutes and five matches(...)

 Owen Farrell applauds England fans  after the match against Ireland. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Spare a thought for Eddie Jones. No? The England coach made Jacob Stockdale a record breaker. Try number seven was down to Jones insisting on the in(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray and Joey Carbery celebrate after Ireland beat England to complete the Grand Slam at Twickenham. Photo: WIll Oliver/EPA

Joe Schmidt said he didn’t dare to dream in advance of the game but he no longer has to deal in the hypothetical as his Ireland team claimed a third G(...)

Ireland’s players celebrate their Grand Slam and Triple Crown success after the win over England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt praised his group of “ordinary men” after a brilliant 24-15 win over England secured just a third Grand Slam in the nat(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt at the Ireland squad  Captain’s Run at Twickenham on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England v Ireland Venue: Twickenham Kick-off: 2.45pm On TV: Live on TV3/UTV/ITV So it really has come to this. How to put it in context? Ireland hav(...)

Rory Best: “We expect them to do what they have been doing and that is producing big performances, they’ve done it over the last couple of years and we expect nothing less.”

Rory Best and the Irish squad completed a light and light-hearted captain’s run as they familiarised themselves with their Twickenham surrounds in adv(...)

The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Consulting, farming, coaching and media darlings aplenty, here are the 2009 Grand Slammers revisited. The campaign got off to a stunning start with J(...)

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