EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard at the Heineken Champions Cup and  European Rugby Challenge Cup launch in  Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Back in 2014, when the unholy alliance between the English and French clubs were hell bent on dismantling the Dublin-based ERC, long established organ(...)

RTÉ, TV3, TG4 and eir Sport (who have the capacity to broadcast on a free-to-air basis) could all be in the frame to host the return of free-to-air games after a 12 year hiatus.

The Irish terrestrial television broadcaster who will win the rights to one free-to-air game in each round of the European Champions Cup from next sea(...)

Referee Mathieu Reynal blows his whistle to award  a try after Connacht’s Naulia Dawai touched down   late in the Champions Cup game against Wasps at The Sportsground on Saturday. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht’s sensational Champions Cup win over Wasps will stand despite the competition organisers admitting that replacement referee Mathieu Reynal er(...)

EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard speaks during the European Rugby Champions Cupa and Challenge Cup  launch at  the Dublin Convention Centre, Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The organisers of the European Champions Cup will look to bring their flagship tournament back to terrestrial television in Ireland, albeit only from (...)

EPCR director general Vincent Gaillard at the launch of the  European Rugby Champions Cup and Challenge Cup  at Dublin Convention Centre. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Vincent Gaillard, director general of the European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), hopes to introduce independent doctors pitchside, armed with video (...)

Clermont Auvergne training at Twickenham ahead of their European Champions Cup final against Toulon. They are hoping for their first European Cup victory. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Ultimately, the rugby won out, or at any rate the occasions did. The semi-finals may have been taut arm wrestles, but the sight of the Clermont player(...)

Moy Park is best-known in Ireland for selling fresh meats under its own name as well as under brands including Jamie Oliver. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Irish poultry company Moy Park is set for global exposure this summer as one of the sponsors of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.The sponsorship deal(...)