Six Nations summary - how the teams faredWales clinched the Grand Slam with highly-fancied England and Ireland having to settle for second and third place.
Mar 17, 16:32
Joe Schmidt expects Ireland to be back on top form for Rugby World CupIreland suffered a heavy defeat in Cardiff as their Six Nations title defence ended.
Mar 16, 18:08
Schmidt perplexed by Wales roof requestIreland's agreement is needed under Six Nations rules for the Principality Stadium roof to be closed for Saturday's decider.
Mar 14, 16:03
Schmidt delighted as Ireland underline World Cup credentials in France victoryIreland delivered a dominant display against France.
Mar 10, 19:28
5 talking points ahead of Ireland's clash with France in DublinThe defending champions are third in the standings after winning two of their three matches so far in this season's Six Nations.
Mar 8, 15:49
Schmidt believes Ireland have been marked men after 2018 successIreland boss has pointed to the All Blacks as a side able to cope with the pressure of their status in world rugby.
Mar 8, 15:19
Sexton and Murray upset with personal form for IrelandJoe Schmidt admitted the duo were angry and grumpy following the 26-16 victory in Italy.
Feb 24, 19:25
Ireland boss Schmidt expects Cronin to grasp chance in Best's absenceThe Leinster hooker will fill in against Italy on Sunday.
Feb 22, 15:29
Ireland went back to basics to recapture edge - ConanJoe Schmidt's side are aiming to reap the benefits of some fine-tuning in Rome.
Feb 21, 12:21
Brian O'Driscoll wary of Ireland's Rugby World Cup chancesFormer Ireland centre Brian O'Driscoll believes that Joe Schmidt's side should first focus on reaching the quarter-finals of the World Cup rather than winning it.
Feb 18, 22:56
Can Wales end losing streak against England to top Six Nations?England have recorded two excellent wins at the start of the Six Nations, but can Wales build on their own fine start by ending England's winning streak in this fixture?
Feb 18, 09:54
Farrell 'proud and privileged' to be named as Schmidt's successorAndy Farrell expects the toughest test of his career in stepping up to Ireland's top job later this year.
Feb 15, 15:39
Joe Schmidt plays down Sexton head injuryBritish and Irish Lions fly-half was replaced by Joey Carbery.
Feb 9, 18:05
Talking points ahead of Scotland v IrelandThe teams will meet at Murrayfield in the Guinness Six Nations this weekend.
Feb 8, 14:19
5 talking points ahead of the second weekend of Six Nations actionMore thrilling encounters are promised as the competition reaches its second week.
Feb 8, 10:54
Joe Schmidt defends Ireland's 'very varied game'Schmidt's side received criticism after they were beaten by England in their Six Nations opener.
Feb 7, 15:44
Joe Schmidt issues World Cup warning to 'bullied' and 'bruised' IrelandEngland hammered the 2018 Grand Slam champions at the Aviva Stadium.
Feb 2, 20:33
Schmidt keeping Ireland grounded, insists Rory BestIreland are the Six Nations favourites after a stunning 2018.
Feb 1, 14:19
Schmidt vows Ireland will deliver 'edge of the seat' entertainmentSchmidt laughs off England jibes that Ireland will adopt boring tactics in the Six Nations opener.
Jan 31, 15:29
Ireland boss Schmidt defends decision to select Henshaw at full-backHenshaw will play only his second-ever Test in that position in the Six Nations opener against England.
Jan 31, 15:06
The key Six Nations talking pointsTournament gets under way on Friday night when France host Wales.
Jan 31, 06:00
Ireland centre Henshaw may switch to full-back for England clashThe 25-year-old started his career in the role.
Jan 30, 11:11
Joe Schmidt v Eddie Jones head-to-headJoe Schmidt is to return to his native New Zealand after the World Cup while Eddie Jones' position is subject to performance at Japan 2019.
Jan 30, 09:00
We're not interested in war of words with England, says Ireland's EasterbyThe two sides go head to head in Dublin on Saturday.
Jan 29, 16:33
Schmidt relishes Jones' verbal 'grenades' ahead of Six Nations openerEngland boss Jones has already started the mind games by claiming Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has the "bat phone to the referee".
Jan 23, 12:05
Johnny Sexton making 'good progress' ahead of Six Nations openerThe reigning World Player of the Year has been troubled by a knee tendon issue and will miss Leinster's final European Champions Cup group game.
Jan 16, 17:01
Best convinced Schmidt would lead Lions to South Africa tour triumphThe Ireland coach is taking a break from rugby after the 2019 World Cup.
Dec 17, 12:38
Best backs Farrell to succeed as Ireland coachAndy Farrell will take over from current Ireland coach Joe Schmidt after next year's World Cup in Japan.
Nov 26, 22:01
Kearney: Schmidt will want to leave Ireland with lasting legacyThe New Zealander will step down as head coach after next year's World Cup.
Nov 26, 14:44
Ireland coach Schmidt to retire after 2019 World Cup with Farrell taking reinsThe 53-year-old was appointed in 2013 and has steered Ireland to second spot in the world rankings.
Nov 26, 10:19
Sexton, Schmidt and Ireland land World Rugby awardsA night of success for Grand Slam winners.
Nov 25, 22:12
Schmidt can still inspire further Ireland improvement, says KilcoyneAn announcement is expected soon on the New Zealander's future beyond next year's World Cup.
Nov 25, 12:49
Ireland boss Schmidt grateful for patience as he makes decision on his futureThe Ireland head coach's contract expires after next year's World Cup.
Nov 24, 22:00
Schmidt still agonising over decision on long-term futureThe head coach could commit to Ireland or return to his native New Zealand.
Nov 22, 15:05
Beirne back as Ireland take on the United StatesHead coach Joe Schmidt has made 14 changes from the side that beat New Zealand.
Nov 22, 14:39
Tadhg Beirne will be itching to take on the USA, says club-mate Niall ScannellBeirne did not feature in Ireland's victories over Argentina and New Zealand.
Nov 21, 15:36
Ireland scrum-half Marmion racing to be fit for Six Nations after ankle surgeryBritish and Irish Lions back-rower Sean O'Brien is also a doubt for Ireland's Six Nations defence with a broken arm.
Nov 20, 14:22
The major talking points ahead of Ireland's clash with New Zealand in DublinThe All Blacks are ranked number one in the world rankings with Joe Schmidt's side second.
Nov 16, 16:33
Dan Leavy forced out of Ireland's All Blacks clashJosh Van Der Flier comes in for the highly-anticipated Dublin encounter.
Nov 16, 14:13
Marmion warns All Blacks not to target Ireland team-mate AkiThe tourists have singled out the New Zealand-born centre ahead of the meting between the two sides in Dublin.
Nov 16, 10:21
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