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Dublin: 8 °C Sunday 22 April, 2018

#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Leinster huff and puff but eventually cruise past Zebre to secure Pro14 playoff berth

Leo Cullen’s side didn’t make it easy for themselves but had too much for the Italians.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

19-year-old Irish defender makes the bench for Liverpool's Champions League quarter-final

It’s a big night for Kildare’s Conor Masterson.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'Looking back now, I made the right decision as playing for Con helped shape my career'

After helping Ireland win the Grand Slam last weekend, Peter O’Mahony tells The42 how his time in the Ulster Bank League made him the player he has become.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Munster confirm Keith Earls suffered knee ligament damage at Twickenham

The winger will miss next week’s showdown with Toulon.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 23 March, 2018

'Joe Schmidt was at the game and afterwards I went up and got a picture with him as a fan'

Jordan Larmour caught the eye of the Ireland head coach when he lined out against a New Zealand touring side two years ago.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Henshaw hopeful of returning to boost Leinster's push for silverware

The centre says he is in a good space mentally as he nears the end of his rehab programme.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Grand Slam success will leave All Blacks wary of the threat that Ireland pose

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes believes the All Blacks will be looking anxiously over their shoulders.

IRFU confirm Adam Griggs to stay on as Ireland Women's coach

The New Zealander originally undertook the role on a short-term basis.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 20 March, 2018

Iain Henderson commits long-term future to Ulster and Ireland

The IRFU will be relieved to have secured the services of the second row for a further three years.

Grand Slam-winning captain Rory Best signs new IRFU contract

The hooker has extended his deal until the end of the 2019 World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 17 March, 2018

'We fear no team in the world and we've proven on our day we can compete with the best'

Rob Kearney produced another vintage performance on the big stage.

Aviva Stadium to host homecoming celebration for Ireland squad on Sunday

Tickets are free and can be purchased online.

How we rated Ireland's Grand Slam winners on a historic day at Twickenham

Kearney, Ringrose, Ryan, Furlong and Leavy were all superb.

Jacob's Cracker: The moment of brilliance when Stockdale made Six Nations history Magnificent Seven This post contains videos

Jacob's Cracker: The moment of brilliance when Stockdale made Six Nations history

Four and a half games played, a magnificent seven tries scored.

Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham Out Of The Blocks This post contains videos

Watch: Three first-half tries give Ireland the dream start at Twickenham

Ringrose, Stander and Stockdale all crossed.

'Send us again into a dream land': TV3's Grand Slam tilt promo is spine-tingling Grand Slam Saturday This post contains videos

Mentor and apprentice: Ringrose relishing battle with former team-mate Te'o

The 23-year-old will be the centre of attention at Twickenham later as he hopes to help Ireland to a third ever Grand Slam success.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 16 March, 2018

Ireland U20s fail to score in the second-half as they suffer heavy beating by England

The sides were on level at the break, but England won by 48-15.

'We're under no illusion of what it means to the country, our families and where we’re from'

Tadhg Furlong is primed and ready to go for an individual battle with two of his Lions team-mates tomorrow.

Passion and emotion key but Schmidt knows Ireland will need luck at Twickenham

The head coach is fully aware a good performance from his side will guarantee nothing on Saturday.

Schmidt hopes powerful Henderson can be one of Ireland's 'go-to guys' after recall

The Ulster second row is back in the starting XV for England at the expense of Devin Toner.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 15 March, 2018

World Rugby stand Van der Westhuizen down for England-Ireland clash

The South African official was due to be assistant referee at Twickenham on Saturday.

Changing locks, Schmidt's bench power and more Ireland team talking points

Meanwhile, it’s all change for England.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Ireland enjoy championship-winning moment but know biggest test yet to come

Rory Best says it would be ‘special’ for every member of the squad to win a Grand Slam in London next week.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Outstanding Leavy seizing his chance with another big shift in green 7

Outstanding Leavy seizing his chance with another big shift in green

The Leinster flanker is relishing a first visit to Twickenham next weekend.

Townsend rues missed passes, admits Scotland are 'three or four years' behind Ireland

The Scotland head coach says his side need to make sure they’re better the next two times they face Ireland.

'I lost a lot of friends and coaches along the way so it’s good to give them something back'

CJ Stander understands the significance of winning a Grand Slam at Twickenham.

'History doesn't protect you from the future': Ireland primed for Grand Slam tilt

Joe Schmidt says his side are hugely motivated to complete the job at Twickenham next weekend.

Here's how we rated Joe Schmidt's Ireland in the four-try win over Scotland

Kearney, Ringrose and Leavy were all superb at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations Minute-by-Minute This post contains a poll

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side hosted Scotland in round four of this year’s championship.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 9 March, 2018

Bandon born and bred, French making quick progress after switch from back to front

The prop makes his first start of Ireland’s U20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland this evening.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Aki not fazed by changing partners as he makes himself at home in Ireland's midfield

The centre will win his sixth cap on Saturday as he links up with Garry Ringrose for the first time.

No fears over Ringrose and Henderson as Ireland look for big impact off the bench

Schmidt opts for continuity in Ryan-Toner second row partnership for Scotland.

Ringrose's return, Toner over Henderson and more Ireland team talking points

Plus, Jordi Murphy and Jordan Larmour are reinstated to the bench.

'I'll certainly record it': Schmidt will keep a close eye on returning O'Brien

The flanker captains Leinster tomorrow night and will come into Schmidt’s thinking for England.

'I'd challenge people to do a little bit more homework': Schmidt defends Ireland's style

The head coach was speaking ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Ireland U20s make 7 changes ahead of Scotland clash

Noel McNamara’s side have also made one positional switch.

New Rugby World Cup bidding process could help Ireland and other smaller nations - reports

The news comes in the wake of controversy surrounding the 2023 tournament.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

'For the first time ever, Ireland has really good depth in the squad'

Paul O’Connell says there’s no need to pretend a Grand Slam isn’t on ahead of Saturday’s clash with Scotland.

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