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# philip-browne - Monday 13 July, 2020

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals
# Decision
# Decision

Irish rugby agrees player wage cuts and deferrals

Jul 13th 2020, 11:55 PM 9,255 Views 7 Comments

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

# philip-browne - Friday 22 May, 2020

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

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

May 22nd 2020, 4:27 PM 10,942 Views 14 Comments

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

# philip-browne - Wednesday 24 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 24th 2019, 7:30 AM 13,192 Views 44 Comments

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

# philip-browne - Saturday 20 July, 2019

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

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

Jul 20th 2019, 10:00 AM 24,728 Views 38 Comments

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

# philip-browne - Tuesday 23 October, 2018

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

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 11:45 AM 22,655 Views 23 Comments

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
# New Ground
# New Ground

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

Oct 23rd 2018, 8:32 AM 9,805 Views 35 Comments

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

# philip-browne - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne
# Drugs In Sport
# Drugs In Sport

Policy for proven dopers to be reviewed after Grobler signing - IRFU chief Browne

Jan 17th 2018, 12:43 PM 6,826 Views 21 Comments

”Are we going to bring in drug cheats?’ The answer is: I don’t think we are.”

# philip-browne - Thursday 16 November, 2017

IRFU chief 'hugely disappointed' Wales and Scotland gave World Cup votes elsewhere
# Not Very Neighbourly
# Not Very Neighbourly

IRFU chief 'hugely disappointed' Wales and Scotland gave World Cup votes elsewhere

Nov 16th 2017, 12:00 PM 27,226 Views 96 Comments

Philip Browne has thanked England for their support, meanwhile.

# philip-browne - Saturday 11 November, 2017

Ireland's World Cup bid: 'We don't think we were holed below the waterline. That's why we will keep battling'
# RWC 2023
# RWC 2023

Ireland's World Cup bid: 'We don't think we were holed below the waterline. That's why we will keep battling'

Nov 11th 2017, 12:45 PM 6,633 Views 11 Comments

Philip Browne vows to fight until the last possible minute ahead of Wednesday’s 2023 vote.

# philip-browne - Thursday 9 November, 2017

As Ireland and France pick holes, World Rugby boss says 2023 report 'stands up to any scrutiny'
# RWC 2023
# RWC 2023

As Ireland and France pick holes, World Rugby boss says 2023 report 'stands up to any scrutiny'

Nov 9th 2017, 10:57 AM 6,479 Views 9 Comments

“There’s a vote to come and we’ll see what happens with that.”

# philip-browne - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

IRFU CEO expresses concerns with South Africa's World Cup bid in strongly-worded letter
# Unhappy
# Unhappy

IRFU CEO expresses concerns with South Africa's World Cup bid in strongly-worded letter

Nov 8th 2017, 12:26 PM 25,974 Views 87 Comments

Philip Browne criticised a recent evaluation report on how it scored the country under categories such as ‘stadia’ and ‘security’.

# philip-browne - Saturday 15 July, 2017

More teams, bigger markets: PRO12 embrace 'the art of the possible' with South Africa plan
# Expansion Pack
# Expansion Pack

More teams, bigger markets: PRO12 embrace 'the art of the possible' with South Africa plan

Jul 15th 2017, 7:35 AM 12,775 Views 31 Comments

Shareholders in PRO will reportedly meet on Tuesday, and IFU boss Philip Browne does not feel that short notice will be an issue if the league opts to adopt the Cheetahs and Kings.

# philip-browne - Thursday 23 March, 2017

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid
# RWC2023
# RWC2023

Ireland plans to engage its huge diaspora as part of 2023 World Cup bid

Mar 23rd 2017, 8:00 AM 19,069 Views 39 Comments

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne helped to host a World Rugby technical review group in recent days.

# philip-browne - Thursday 14 July, 2016

IRFU boss Browne opposed to changing worldwide rugby season structure
# Status Quo
# Status Quo

IRFU boss Browne opposed to changing worldwide rugby season structure

Jul 14th 2016, 7:30 AM 6,140 Views 15 Comments

“There’s not much point changing it if it’s going to make things worse.”

# philip-browne - Saturday 15 August, 2015

'The reality is that we are not going to be able to match France'
# Spending Power
# Spending Power

'The reality is that we are not going to be able to match France'

Aug 15th 2015, 8:30 AM 12,956 Views 19 Comments

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne is aware of the ever-growing threat from the Top 14.

Reports of €50m Vodafone deal 'totally off the wall,' says IRFU chief
# Finances
# Finances

Reports of €50m Vodafone deal 'totally off the wall,' says IRFU chief

Aug 15th 2015, 12:10 AM 15,232 Views 19 Comments

However, Philip Browne did say the IRFU has a new lead sponsor lined up for 2016.

# philip-browne - Thursday 16 April, 2015

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt
# Talks
# Talks

IRFU confirm new contract talks with Joe Schmidt

Apr 16th 2015, 8:15 AM 11,818 Views 50 Comments

The organisation is keen to get the Kiwi signed on before the World Cup.

# philip-browne - Friday 5 December, 2014

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid
# Cross Border
# Cross Border

IRFU chief underlines importance of the GAA to 2023 World Cup bid

Dec 5th 2014, 1:29 PM 4,616 Views 18 Comments

It is likely that venues such as Croke Park, the Gaelic Grounds, Casement Park and Páirc Uí Chaoimh will be part of the bid.

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny
# Belief
# Belief

'This is something we can actually win; this is a bid to win' - Enda Kenny

Dec 5th 2014, 11:07 AM 3,060 Views 10 Comments

There was an air of confidence as the IRFU’s bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup was launched in Armagh.

# philip-browne - Tuesday 7 October, 2014

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move
# Head Man
# Head Man

EPCR to name chairman in next fortnight while ERC staff ponder Swiss move

Oct 7th 2014, 11:00 AM 2,712 Views 2 Comments

Brian O’Driscoll was linked with the role during the summer months.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Leinster: 'We've put our best foot forward' to bring Sexton home
# Jonny Come Home
# Jonny Come Home

Leinster: 'We've put our best foot forward' to bring Sexton home

Aug 27th 2014, 8:04 PM 17,425 Views 22 Comments

CEO Mick Dawson confirms that Leinster have offered Jonny Sexton a four-year deal to take him up to the 2019 Rugby World Cup.

# philip-browne - Thursday 17 April, 2014

IRFU: 'Absolutely no point' in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces
# Western Boy
# Western Boy

IRFU: 'Absolutely no point' in forcing Henshaw to switch provinces

Apr 17th 2014, 12:00 PM 24,376 Views 59 Comments

IRFU focused on players’ “best interests in terms of getting to progress to with the national team.”

'The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy' - The IRFU's take on Europe's new rugby deal
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

'The best deal is a deal where nobody is entirely happy' - The IRFU's take on Europe's new rugby deal

Apr 17th 2014, 7:15 AM 4,276 Views 12 Comments

The European Rugby Champions Cup comes into being next season.

# philip-browne - Friday 20 September, 2013

'We've been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years': IRFU chief on Heineken Cup
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

'We've been waiting for this battle for the last 17 years': IRFU chief on Heineken Cup

Sep 20th 2013, 11:49 AM 2,866 Views 2 Comments

Philip Browne says that the Heineken Cup situation has been coming since 1995.

# philip-browne - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU
# Backroom Staff
# Backroom Staff

Schmidt has a blank piece of paper for his coaching ticket say IRFU

Apr 30th 2013, 5:36 PM 2,562 Views 1 Comment

The current Leinster coach will try not to raid the province for too much.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 3 April, 2013

Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way - Browne
# It Begins
# It Begins

Process to recruit new Ireland coach already under way - Browne

Apr 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 7,138 Views 15 Comments

The CEO of the IRFU also said they had hired “professional consultants” to help them in their search for a new coach.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs
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# Alcohol Sponsorship

There is no replacement for alcohol sponsorship, warn sports chiefs

Mar 27th 2013, 11:45 AM 9,089 Views 84 Comments

The chief executives of the IRFU said that there wasn’t a “sponsorship white knight out there waiting in the wings to fill the chasm”, should legislation be enacted.

# philip-browne - Thursday 31 January, 2013

IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky
# Cha-ching!
# Cha-ching!

IRFU double down with November deals for RTÉ and Sky

Jan 31st 2013, 11:01 AM 1,675 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s November rugby internationals from 2014 will also be shown on Sky Sports as part of a new four-year deal.

# philip-browne - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

Foreign stars hit by new IRFU contract rules
# New Rules
# New Rules

Foreign stars hit by new IRFU contract rules

Dec 21st 2011, 4:13 PM 3,907 Views 23 Comments

The IRFU has announced details of a new strategy which will further restrict the number of non-Irish eligible players at Leinster, Munster and Ulster.

# philip-browne - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Aviva Stadium confirmed as venue for 2013 Heineken Cup Final
# Rocky Road To Dublin
# Rocky Road To Dublin

Aviva Stadium confirmed as venue for 2013 Heineken Cup Final

Jun 9th 2011, 11:42 AM 599 Views 4 Comments

The IRFU and Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar welcome this morning’s ERC announcement.

# philip-browne - Friday 11 February, 2011

O'Leary injury concern opens door for Stringer
# Injury Worry
# Injury Worry

O'Leary injury concern opens door for Stringer

Feb 11th 2011, 10:35 AM 359 Views 0 Comments

Peter Stringer has been promoted to the Ireland squad as a precautionary measure as Munster team-mate O’Leary races to prove his fitness.