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#IRFU

# irfu - Friday 1 November, 2019

Dates and venues for Ireland's two-Test tour of Australia in 2020 confirmed

Andy Farrell’s team will play in Brisbane and Sydney next July.

# irfu - Friday 25 October, 2019

IRFU will need to be brutally honest as World Cup review begins

The latest underperformance in the biggest competition in the sport leaves many questions.

# irfu - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times

World Rugby COO Alan Gilpin confirmed no discussion took place with the IRFU regarding Japan’s pool fixture against Scotland.

# irfu - Sunday 13 October, 2019

IRFU refute 'scurrilous allegation' that they were opposed to rearranging Japan v Scotland match

The union have hit back at a report in the Sunday Times.

# irfu - Monday 30 September, 2019

Understanding where Ireland came up short against Japan and the battle to keep their World Cup hopes alive

Murray Kinsella and Eoin Toolan sat down in Japan to break down where it all fell apart.

# irfu - Tuesday 10 September, 2019

Barry's tea bags shipped to Japan but POM keen to sample local culture

The Ireland flanker is determined to enjoy the experience of being on tour with Ireland.

# irfu - Sunday 8 September, 2019

'The dream would be to get someone from Tallaght or Clondalkin to play pro rugby'

The IRFU’s player pathway has been delivering positive results but there are still possible gaps.

# irfu - Saturday 31 August, 2019

'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan' Ref

'Anything can happen in four years, so I just want to take this opportunity in Japan'

Andrew Brace is the only IRFU match official involved in the upcoming World Cup.

# irfu - Thursday 22 August, 2019

'For us to be together for those four or five days was the best time of my life'

CJ Stander and his wife, Jean-Marié, now have a baby daughter named Everli.

# irfu - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

Carbery included in 40-man training squad as Cooney among trio cut

The IRFU confirmed that the Munster fly-half should be available for selection in four to six weeks.

# irfu - Saturday 10 August, 2019

'The role of that U10s coach is just as important as Leo Cullen's role'

IRFU head of coach development, Matthew Wilkie, told The42 about his work around the country.

# irfu - Saturday 3 August, 2019

'Food and mood go hand-in-hand': Fuelling Ireland's World Cup bid

IRFU performance nutritionist Ruth Wood-Martin is travelling to her third World Cup, and she brings us inside preparations for Japan.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

'It's not going to be easy' - IRFU points to Ireland's big ask at the World Cup

The union is pleased with the work performance director David Nucifora is doing.

Thomond Park naming rights still on the cards as Munster chip away at debt

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says union and province ‘have an agreement in place and everyone’s happy about that.’

# irfu - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Free-to-air, subscriptions and the 'digital space' - What future for the Six Nations?

IRFU CEO Philip Browne says the competition has to “embrace the change.”

'The right decision' - Reece goes from cancelled Connacht deal to the All Blacks

IRFU CEO Philip Browne believes the union and Connacht made the right call.

'Players are in the public spotlight, they have to behave accordingly'

Ireland international Sean O’Brien was sanctioned by the IRFU last month for inappropriate behaviour.

# irfu - Friday 19 July, 2019

IRFU records best-ever financial year with revenues of €87.5 million

The men’s international game now accounts for 81% of all IRFU revenues.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Two November Tests and extended inter-pros in Ireland Women's 13-month plan

The plan aims to have Ireland in ideal shape for the World Cup Qualifiers in September 2020.

# irfu - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility Sports Campus This post contains videos

Ireland's sevens teams move into new IRFU high-performance facility

The new multi-million Euro training centre features three outdoor pitches as well as a three-quarter length indoor pitch.

# irfu - Sunday 23 June, 2019

Catt confirmed as part of Farrell's Ireland setup

The former World Cup winner will join Ireland after completing his World Cup duties with Conor O’Shea’s Italy.

# irfu - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Nucifora expresses delight as IRFU confirm Kearney's contract extension

The 33-year-old Leinster fullback will continue to play his rugby at home until the summer of 2020 at least.

# irfu - Monday 27 May, 2019

Rob Kearney signs new one-year IRFU deal to stay with Leinster

The 33-year-old fullback has extended his deal with the union.

IRFU says it's not against relegation in proposed Nations Championship

Performance director David Nucifora said the union won’t rush into decisions based on money.

# irfu - Friday 24 May, 2019

IRFU 'very hopeful' of agreeing deal with Kearney despite French links

The 33-year-old fullback’s current contract is due to expire after this year’s World Cup.

# irfu - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

IRFU performance director David Nucifora set to sign new contract up to four years

The Australian is the key decision-maker in Irish rugby.

# irfu - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

IRFU's Brace named in 23-man match officials squad for World Cup

Nigel Owens and Wayne Barnes will referee at their fourth consecutive World Cups.

# irfu - Thursday 25 April, 2019

'Ireland hosting a World 7s Series event isn't beyond the realms of possibility'

Louise Galvin feels the seven-player code is on the cusp of something big.

# irfu - Thursday 4 April, 2019

'The idea is to give people in areas that aren't represented in rugby an opportunity'

John O’Donnell and the Ireland Men’s Sevens team have a huge weekend ahead in Hong Kong.

# irfu - Tuesday 2 April, 2019

Ex-Ireland international Nora Stapleton appointed to lead new Women in Sport policy

She will leave her current position as the IRFU women’s and girls rugby development manager.

# irfu - Thursday 28 February, 2019

Ulster hoping to push through deal to sign Jack McGrath from Leinster

The Ireland international is understood to have initiated the discussions over a possible move.

# irfu - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Henshaw signs new three-year deal to stay with Leinster and Ireland

The 25-year-old will be staying in Ireland until 2022 at least.

# irfu - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Ross: England wanted it more, Ireland caught cold but better now than later

‘I’d rather that happen now than in a quarter-final of a World Cup,’ the former Ireland prop said.

# irfu - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Ireland Women’s 7s clinch spot in first World Series semi-final in Sydney

They’ll take on hosts Australia tonight.

# irfu - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Garryowen dump Bateman Cup holders Lansdowne out in dramatic fashion

Liam Cronin was the hero as the Limerick club booked their place in the decider against City of Armagh.

# irfu - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

'Booster weeks' leave Munster turnover threat O'Mahony fresh

The southern province’s captain is enjoying working with Tadhg Beirne this season.

# irfu - Wednesday 5 December, 2018

'Rugby Australia should be mortgaging the bank and the house to get David Nucifora back'

Former Wallabies hooker Brendan Cannon believes the IRFU’s High Performance Director should be snapped up by Australia.

England not ruling out approach to re-hire Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster

The 49-year-old has also been linked with a position on Andy Farrell’s Ireland coaching ticket.

# irfu - Monday 26 November, 2018

'I tend to be a little bit of a workaholic' - Schmidt putting family first

The Ireland head coach is set to confirm his departure after next year’s World Cup.

# irfu - Monday 12 November, 2018

IRFU promise to invest €27 million land sale fee into grassroots rugby

The union has sold a 92-acre site in the Newlands Cross area of Dublin.

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