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# 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.

'We’re not getting past that quarter-final block... we’ve got to unlock what it is'

The IRFU will be investing more in performance psychology in the years to come.

# irfu - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

Performance anxiety, style of play, underestimating Japan - The IRFU's World Cup review

The union’s performance director, David Nucifora, also stressed the need to focus on Irish players’ skills.

# irfu - Tuesday 3 December, 2019

Paul Dean steps down as Ireland rugby team manager

The former Ireland international spent three seasons in the position having succeeded Mick Kearney in 2016.

# irfu - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Connacht positive that new Bundee Aki deal is 'getting closer every day'

The 29-year-old Ireland international has been negotiating with the 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.

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