Simon Keogh

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The IRFU and Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) have agreed on a 10 per cent salary reduction and a 10 per cent salary deferral, both for the period from Jul(...)

Despite a detailed analysis of IRFU figures by BDO chartered accountants, on behalf of Rugby Players Ireland, the union retains their position of seek(...)

Rugby Players Ireland chief executive Simon Keogh held a third round of discussions with IRFU chief executive Philip Browne on Wednesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Representatives from the IRFU and Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) appear to remain far apart regarding the Union’s proposed 20 per cent cut in salaries ac(...)

The IRFU reportedly intends to shave off 20 per cent of player salaries in order to save €13 million. File photograph: Inpho

Battle lines drawn ‘Everyone In’ - the sponsorship slogan poured down our throats this past year is ridiculed by the IRFU’s failure to communicate di(...)

The IRFU has announced pay deferrals ranging from 10 to 50%. Photograph: Inpho

All Irish rugby players and staff across the four provinces will be subject to scaled salary deferrals ranging from 10 to 50 per cent over the next tw(...)

Leinster’s Gordon D’Arcy celebrates his try as Johnny Sexton and Munster’s Ronan O’Gara exchange words in the Heineken Cup semi-final in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Irish rugby historians search for the biggest shift in the balance of power at provincial level they need look no further than May 2nd, 2009, and(...)

Jack Conan: “I worked hard in those early years because I knew I was behind other people. I knew I needed to work harder to get where I wanted to go.”  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Jack Conan makes his Six Nations debut today. At 25, he knows he’s not exactly an overnight sensation. Coming from the backrow logjam in Leinster, nev(...)

The Ireland women’s rugby team were singularly unimpressed by the IRFU announcement of a six-month part-time coach.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“The successful delivery of the Women’s Rugby World Cup is of huge importance for the future growth of the game in Ireland.” – Kevin Potts, head of Ir(...)

 A view of a ‘Legacy?’ wristband worn by players during Old Belvedere’s match with  Blackrock on Sunday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Rugby Players Ireland (RPI) are to represent the women’s national squad in their dispute with the IRFU. This follows a letter from the Ireland squad (...)

Rob Kearney with Omar Hassanein who is moving on from his post as CEO of Rugby Players Ireland to take up the same role with the International Rugby Players Association (IRPA). File photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Omar Hassanein has expressed his opposition, and that of Rugby Players Ireland (RPA), to the proposal for the Six Nations to be condensed from seven (...)

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