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# irfu - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

The period will run from 1 July to 31 December this year.

# irfu - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Provincial academies to compete with Ireland 7s in new IRFU tournaments

The provinces’ A teams will also compete in a series of fixtures starting in September.

IRFU confirms shortened All-Ireland League will start in January 2021

The first half of the season will involve a new provincial Community Series.

# irfu - Saturday 27 June, 2020

Ulster and Connacht Coronavirus-free as provinces set for full return

Leinster and Munster delivered zero positives after testing last week.

# irfu - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Still no resolution in IRFU discussions with players over possible salary cuts

The two parties will meet again next week after today’s discussions failed to produce a decision.

# irfu - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Leinster and Munster players free to return to training after Covid-19 tests come back clear

The second phase of testing with Connacht and Ulster will commence this week.

# irfu - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

IRFU to begin Covid-19 testing with Leinster and Munster setups set to return next week

Connacht and Ulster are scheduled to return on 29 June.

Final decision on Test windows in 2020 to be confirmed by World Rugby on 30 June

A World Rugby meeting yesterday failed to find consensus on the long-term global calendar.

# irfu - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Irish rugby players' group 'very disappointed' in reports about possible salary cuts

Rugby Players Ireland released a statement today.

# irfu - Friday 12 June, 2020

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts Pay

Irish rugby players yet to receive a proposal regarding possible salary cuts

It’s understood that Rugby Players Ireland is contacting its members this evening.

# irfu - Wednesday 10 June, 2020

'The stated objective is to make sure that Munster and the other provinces are still standing'

Munster Rugby CEO Ian Flanagan has been talking about the challenges of the Covid-19 shutdown.

# irfu - Monday 1 June, 2020

Covid-19 safety officer among IRFU recommendations in return to club rugby roadmap

There are four stages on the roadmap.

# irfu - Friday 29 May, 2020

Adeolokun, Leader and McKeon among 12 departures confirmed by Connacht

The trio represented the province over 320 times between them, with Adeolokun earning an Irish cap in 2016.

# irfu - Thursday 28 May, 2020

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

'I think as a coach, you'd prefer this way' - Would you be in favour of an orange-card rule in rugby?

The rule would see players effectively sin-binned for 15 minutes while an independent review into their illegal challenge takes place as play continues.

# irfu - Saturday 23 May, 2020

'We're spending tomorrow's money today in order to keep afloat'

IRFU CEO Philip Browne has warned that the union needs international games to return urgently.

# irfu - Friday 22 May, 2020

£30m from CVC investment in the Pro14 a welcome boost for IRFU

Meanwhile, there is a drive to create more meaningful Test matches moving forward.

# irfu - Friday 15 May, 2020

IRFU confirm postponement of Ireland's Test series against Australia

To no great surprise, the two games against the Wallabies which were scheduled for July have been pulled.

# irfu - Thursday 14 May, 2020

'Arrangements are all in place': Aviva Stadium ready to host matches

10 years on from its official reopening, the Lansdowne Road venue is planning for another.

'They had something unbelievably unique in Limerick rugby and I don't think it's too late to reignite that'

Munster must learn from Limerick GAA and get the talent conveyor belt turning again in the Treaty County, says Bernard Jackman.

# irfu - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

Hawaiian tighthead Salanoa set for switch from Leinster to Munster

The 22-year-old prop played for Leo Cullen’s side three times this season.

# irfu - Monday 11 May, 2020

IRFU bins plans to bring Irish provinces back into training next week

The Irish union will update players again next month, subject to government directives.

# irfu - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

RFU warns of 'catastrophic' effects if Test rugby can't resume until 2021

Bill Sweeney says the English union will lose out on £107 million if the November Tests are cancelled.

# irfu - Thursday 23 April, 2020

IRFU exploring possibility of Ulster training in Dundalk if restrictions ease

The northern province could be set for a short-term move if the IRFU pursue the idea.

# irfu - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Ulster Rugby puts players on furlough, IRFU to top up salaries

The northern province has placed 70% of its staff onto the UK government’s job-retention scheme.

# irfu - Thursday 26 March, 2020

'The IRFU have done it in the most equitable way' - Carty on pay deferrals

The Connacht out-half says these are uncertain times for many rugby players.

# irfu - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

IRFU make €500,000 available to clubs in light of coronavirus disruption

The union also confirmed they will put in place a moratorium on all club loan repayments for four months.

# irfu - Saturday 21 March, 2020

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture' AIL

'I learned in Munster and Toulon that it's all about attitude and culture'

Former professional prop Tim Ryan has overseen Highfield RFC’s rise in the AIL in recent years.

# irfu - Friday 20 March, 2020

IRFU confirm pay deferrals of 10 to 50% as players go into 'stand down' period

The union hopes that players can return to collective training on 18 May.

# irfu - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Pro14 suspended indefinitely as Irish domestic rugby also postponed

The moves have been made in a bid to slow the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

# irfu - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Ireland international Jack McGrath agrees new contract with Ulster

The 30-year-old was back in the Ireland squad for this year’s Six Nations.

# irfu - Thursday 27 February, 2020

From Chinese Ambassador: Ireland can learn lessons from how China initially handled Covid-19 outbreak Mass Gatherings

Chinese Ambassador: Ireland can learn lessons from how China initially handled Covid-19 outbreak

He suggested mass gatherings should be avoided immediately and that he supported the government’s view that the Six Nations game should be postponed.

# irfu - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

Leinster hooker Byrne makes loan move to Pat Lam's Bristol

Pat Lam needed short-term cover at hooker due to an injury to Harry Thacker.

# irfu - Sunday 9 February, 2020

IRFU issue apology after Wales left with cold showers in Donnybrook

The IRFU have blamed the issue on a problem with the water heater in the Wales changing room.

# irfu - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Stockdale the latest Ireland star to sign new central contract with IRFU

The 23-year-old wing has scored 16 tries in his 26 Tests so far.

# irfu - Monday 20 January, 2020

Ireland to further assess foot injury to Leinster fullback Jordan Larmour

The 22-year-old’s form has been excellent since the World Cup.

# irfu - Thursday 16 January, 2020

In-form Ringrose hopeful new IRFU contract will be sorted in coming weeks

The 24-year-old’s Leinster deal is set to expire this summer.

# irfu - Monday 30 December, 2019

From Irish government ‘outraged’ over IRFU participation in South Africa sports event Apartheid

Irish government ‘outraged’ over IRFU participation in South Africa sports event

Details of correspondence and government letters have been released by the National Archives.

# irfu - Thursday 19 December, 2019

IRFU state that they have no interest in buying FAI's share of Aviva Stadium

The FAI could considerably ease their debt if they sell off their share of the Lansdowne Road venue.

# irfu - Friday 6 December, 2019

Carbery's club, Athy RFC, won't be shutting down after securing insurance

The Kildare-based club had faced possible closure next week.

# irfu - Thursday 5 December, 2019

IRFU expect Farrell to bring clear vision in 'challenging' 2020 Six Nations

The Englishman will gather his squad for the first time just before Christmas.

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