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Dublin: 12 °C Monday 23 October, 2017

#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 18 October, 2017

Simon Zebo's future at Munster up in the air

The 27-year-old winger has refused to rule out a potential move away from the province.

Ireland will play Australia in three-Test series next summer

Joe Schmidt’s side are set to visit Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in June.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Ulster's young lock Treadwell has seized opportunity with both hands

The 21-year-old, who made his debut for Ireland over the summer, is excited at the prospect of being involved in the Champions Cup tomorrow.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

South Africa Test now a 51,000 sell out as Schmidt's Ireland return to action

Tickets for the games against Fiji and Argentina are also in high demand.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 2 October, 2017

Ireland back up to third in the world rankings ahead of November internationals

Joe Schmidt’s side leapfrog South Africa without kicking a ball.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 26 September, 2017

Former Ireland international Neville Furlong dies aged 49 RIP

Former Ireland international Neville Furlong dies aged 49

The Garryowen man was the last Irish player to score a try worth four points.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 22 September, 2017

Henshaw relishes prospect of Ireland reunion with 'world class' Bundee Aki

The Leinster centre has described his former team-mate as a ‘world class’ player.

'When I told them I was picked my mum, dad and my sisters went crazy, they were really proud'

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale reflects on a whirlwind 12 months.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 18 September, 2017

Concern for Joe Schmidt as scan reveals Best's hamstring tear

The Ireland captain is in a race against time to be fit for South Africa.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

Ireland show remarkable heart but little quality as World Cup hopes diminish

Four talking points as Serbia strike a major blow to the Boys in Green’s aim of reaching Russia.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

Nora Stapleton the latest player to wave goodbye after illustrious Irish rugby career

With several other players retiring and coach Tom Tierney resigning, it’s quite the transitional period for the women’s team.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 28 August, 2017

'I stand here heartbroken we didn't deliver. We're hurting and just want to say thank you and sorry'

As the inquest into Ireland’s disastrous World Cup begins, Lindsay Peat has thanked the supporters who came out in numbers to get behind the team.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 26 August, 2017

Battered, bruised and beaten: Emotional and sobering end to a home World Cup which promised so much

The lowest ebb can so often be the turning of the tide and the hope is that Ireland learn from their mistakes at this World Cup.

Tom Tierney steps down as Ireland head coach following World Cup defeat to Wales

He had been in charge for three years.

As it happened: Ireland v Wales, Women's Rugby World Cup 2017

We were in Belfast as Tom Tierney’s side faced Wales in the seventh place playoff.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

The Rugby Show: Reflecting on a hard-fought, but disappointing World Cup for Ireland

Lynne Cantwell joined us to trace out the next steps for this team and women’s rugby in Ireland.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

'It's not the first time Ireland have done poorly in a World Cup and we've done poorly'

Tom Tierney admits this campaign has been a ‘failure’ after watching his side slump to a humbling defeat in Belfast.

Ireland out-powered and out-played by Australia as World Cup campaign hits rock bottom

Australia ran riot at Kingspan Stadium as they scored five tries to inflict a second straight defeat on the hosts.

Erasmus ready to walk away before December if Munster ask

The South African says he will leave tomorrow if the province asks him to.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 21 August, 2017

Ireland make three changes for second World Cup meeting with Australia

Tom Tierney’s side face the Wallaroos in Belfast tomorrow.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 13 August, 2017

Ireland dig themselves out of jail with big second-half comeback against Japan

Tom Tierney’s side scored 24 unanswered points after the break to keep their World Cup campaign on track. Just.

'When you've a couple of thousand Irish people roaring at you, those demons are blown away'

Ireland face Japan in their second World Cup game later, and Lindsay Peat hopes the home support can help the team record another victory.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 10 August, 2017

A night of noise, colour and drama but there's much more to come from Ireland

It wasn’t pretty, but Ireland did enough to get the job done and launch their World Cup campaign on a winning note.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

Ireland edge epic, energy-sapping tussle with Australia to get World Cup bid up and running

It was incredibly tight in Belfield but Tom Tierney’s side did enough to clinch a two-point victory.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 4 August, 2017

There's a new Ireland rugby jersey on the way

New Canterbury strip will be worn for the first time against South Africa in November.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 31 July, 2017

Niamh Briggs ruled out of World Cup with injury

The Ireland captain missed the Six Nations with a separate injury.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 27 June, 2017

Derby pull out of race to sign Glenn Whelan - reports

The 33-year-old Ireland international is expected to leave Stoke this summer

# ireland-rugby - Friday 23 June, 2017

'Pete is smart as well as tough' - Joe Schmidt confident O'Mahony will be natural Lions skipper

The Corkman was named skipper by Warren Gatland this week.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 22 June, 2017

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo 10

Jackson's hard work paying off as he looks to continue hot kicking streak in Tokyo

The Ulster out-half has missed just one kick from the tee in a green shirt since November.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

Ireland management in the dark over Rassie Erasmus' Munster future

Greg Feek says no news from back home has filtered through to the national camp in Japan.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 19 June, 2017

Joe Schmidt's Ireland leapfrog Australia into third in latest world rankings

Only New Zealand and England are ahead of Ireland.

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban Ban

William Tupou made his debut for Japan against Ireland last weekend... and now he'll serve his first ban

The Japanese centre has been banned for tip tackle on Devin Toner.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 18 June, 2017

'They're calling me sir' - Rory Best on his OBE award

The Ulster and Ireland star will captain the Lions this Tuesday against the Chiefs.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Distance didn't help, says Schmidt, as Ireland players overlooked for late Lions call

“It’s something I don’t have any control over.”

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'I just wanted to see what this whole talk about Joe was. It was fascinating'

Ronan O’Gara was left hugely impressed by Joe Schmidt and his players following a recent coaching stint with the national team.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session

All that was missing was a bit of aqua aerobics.

Ryan enjoying leadership role while also finding his own feet at international level

The Munster prop is one of the older members of the squad but Saturday’s game against USA was his first start in a green shirt.

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