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# 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.

# irfu - Friday 9 November, 2018

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

Provinces' A teams will travel to the US for new development fixtures next year

The IRFU has partnered with the Boston-based New England Free Jacks.

# irfu - Friday 2 November, 2018

'I sat down with Joe in a coffee shop in Dublin and we went through the game together' Forza Italia This post contains videos

'I sat down with Joe in a coffee shop in Dublin and we went through the game together'

Italian head coach Conor O’Shea was keen to find out what Schmidt thought of his Italian side in the Six Nations.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Former Irish international 'encouraged' by Women in Rugby plan but cautious about 'ambitious targets'

Ruth O’Reilly says that the IRFU must ‘hit the ground running’ with its implementation of this plan.

# irfu - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

RFU to follow Ireland's lead and introduce in-season breaks for players

The Premiership will be restructured in the move and will last 11 months with its final to take place in late June.

IRFU confident Ireland's success is sustainable even if Schmidt leaves

The Ireland head coach’s current contract expires after the 2019 World Cup.

Two World Cup semi-finals the key target of IRFU's new strategic plan

The union also wants to see the four provinces producing more talent.

Irish rugby aims for 20% female representation with new 'Women in Rugby' plan

The IRFU has released its action plan for the women’s game over the next five years.

# irfu - Thursday 18 October, 2018

McCarthy's inter-provincial move from Leinster to Munster makes sense

The 23-year-old will shift to Limerick next season on a two-year contract.

'You win one championship - let's win another, then let's win another'

World-renowned coaching consultant Wade Gilbert is a guest of the IRFU this week.

# irfu - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Inclusion in Irish squad the perfect way for Connacht's Roux to celebrate birthday and contract extension

Quinn Roux is hoping to get into Joe Schmidt’s squad for the November Internationals as he turns 28 at the end of the month.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 October, 2018

'He's the ultimate professional' - Connacht tie South African-born lock Roux down to new deal

The 27-year-old Ireland international has signed up until the end of 2020/21.

# irfu - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

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New deal! Conor Murray agrees IRFU contract extension until June 2022

The 29-year-old scrum-half signed a new deal with the IRFU at the beginning of September.

# irfu - Saturday 22 September, 2018

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Plans afoot to build giant mural at Aviva Stadium to dissuade graffiti artists

Planning permission is sought or a mural to ‘discourage unlawful graffiti’ and make a ‘positive contribution’ to the locality.

# irfu - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Players asked to cover their tattoos during Rugby World Cup in Japan

Tattoos have long been associated with the Yakuza crime syndicates in Japan.

IRFU decline proposal for behind-the-scenes series on Schmidt's Ireland

The discussions never advanced beyond an informal stage.

# irfu - Sunday 9 September, 2018

Ireland’s rise in 7s continues as Eddy's men make history with Grand Prix title in Poland

Anthony Eddy’s side set a new series points tally, securing 23 wins from 24 matches across the four legs.

# irfu - Thursday 30 August, 2018

'We had 1,050 girls playing rugby. It's been a big success'

Nora Stapleton explains how the ‘Give It a Try’ campaign worked out over the summer.

# irfu - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Murray and Stander among speakers at Irish rugby's first U18 inter-pro festival

The IRFU’s Eoin Hogan explains what has been involved in the inaugural festival at UL.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Leinster and Munster Schools can't be separated as Ulster beat IQ Rugby

Nathan Doak, son of former Ulster coach Neil, was influential again in UL.

Connacht move into control of Clubs inter-pros with commanding win over Munster

Meanwhile, Leinster had a big win against Ulster at the U18s festival in UL.

# irfu - Friday 17 August, 2018

'I’ve got a massive ambition to play international rugby' - Ulster 10 Burns IQ

'I’ve got a massive ambition to play international rugby' - Ulster 10 Burns

The former Gloucester playmaker is focusing on making an impact for his province.

# irfu - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Irish provinces' emerging players to feature in new Celtic Cup

The seven-week competition essentially replaces the disbanded British & Irish Cup.

# irfu - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Ireland U20 coach McNamara heads to New Zealand on three-month placement

The Clare native will work under Blues-bound Tom Coventry at North Harbour.

# irfu - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

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RDS gets go-ahead for larger Anglesea Stand

The existing stand was built in the 1930s and can accommodate 5,743 people, and its proposed replacement will accommodate 6,481 patrons.

# irfu - Friday 13 July, 2018

Ireland and Leinster's on-field success leads to €1.2 million profit for IRFU

Philip Browne hails 2017/18 season as a ‘record breaking one in terms of team and financial performance.’

# irfu - Thursday 12 July, 2018

Eddy 'surprised' IRFU's decision to turn down Australia tour invite 'became an issue'

The IRFU’s strategic review on the women’s game is still in progress, but is due to be completed before the end of the summer.

# irfu - Thursday 21 June, 2018

IRFU to consider players with doping history on a case-by-case basis

‘You look into the circumstances and weigh up the individual, then you make a decision.’

'The Elton Jantjies thing didn't make sense. We still hope there's an Irish option'

The IRFU expect Dan McFarland to be in charge at Ulster ahead of the new season.

# irfu - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Nucifora wary of provincial 'parochialism' as Irish rugby looks to move forward

The IRFU’s performance director sat down for a briefing with the Irish rugby media in Sydney yesterday.

'I don't think anything is ever forever, who knows what could happen?'

IRFU boss David Nucifora hasn’t ruled out a return to Ireland for Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding.

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