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Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien has ended speculation about his future by signing a new contract with the IRFU that will keep him with Leinster. Photograph: PA

The IRFU have ultimately, and successfully, staved off Toulon’s pursuit of the Leinster, Irish and Lions’ flanker Seán O’Brien, who has conveyed his d(...)

Sean O’Brien: Considering lucrative offer of at least €500,000 to join Toulon.

The saga regarding the future of Sean O’Brien took another turn yesterday, with the IRFU believed to have upped their offer to O’Brien to stay within (...)

Leinster coach Matt O’Connor (right) and centre Gordon D’Arcy enjoy a lighter moment during yesterday’s Leinster Rugby press conference at UCD.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Seán O’Brien may have played his last game for Leinster this season and thus, by extension, for seasons to come if his and his agent’s negotiations wi(...)

The Irish Times has learned that following the IRFU’s reduction of their original offer to extend his national contract, Jamie Heaslip is spending two days in France discussing terms.

Jamie Heaslip has become a serious flight risk from Leinster this summer with both Toulon and Montpellier circling.The Irish Times has learned that fo(...)

Paul O’Connell, here jumping highest in a lineout against the All Blacks last weekend,  hopes to be playing for Ireland until the 2015 World Cup. Photograph Billy Stickland/Inpho

With the November internationals now passed, the IRFU enter a potentially catastrophic period as eight frontline Ireland player contracts have yet to (...)

Leinster’s Seán O’Brien in action against the Ospreys last weekend.

The IRFU strongly reject a suggestion attributed to Seán O’Brien’s agent, Fintan Drury, that they have not yet begun negotiations regarding a new cont(...)

Economics was never this interesting when I was at school.The line-up has been released for next month’s Kilkenomics festival, a four-day economics th(...)

The family of bankrupt former billionaire Sean Quinn have secured leave from the High Court to serve intended legal proceedings on former Anglo Irish (...)

Jonathan Sexton in action for Racing Metro. Photograph: Xavier Leoty/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland outhalf Jonathan Sexton has admitted that the IRFU’s attitude to his new contract negotiations “pissed me off” and that he was reduced to tear(...)

 Jonathan Sexton and Seán O’Brien celebrate after the British & Irish Lions had beaten Australia in the deciding third Test at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Racing Metro have emerged as favourites to sign Leinster and Irish flanker Seán O’Brien. Following on from Racing’s acquisition of Jonny Sexton(...)

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