Ireland miss the chance to register a historic series win in South Africa with a narrow defeat in Port Elizabeth.
Joe Schmidt signs three-year contract extensionIreland head coach Joe Schmidt signs a three-year contract extension to keep him in charge of the team until after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.
Oct 24, 15:34
Ireland prop Nathan White forced to retire due to concussionIreland international prop Nathan White announces his retirement from the sport on medical grounds due to ongoing problems with concussion.
Sep 28, 17:19
Six Nations start date 'to remain unchanged in calendar shake-up'A report claims that a major shake-up of the current rugby calendar is close to being made, but the Six Nations will retain its traditional slot early in the year.
Sep 13, 22:59
Waikato Chiefs confirm interest in Ireland coach Joe SchmidtWaikato Chiefs CEO Andrew Flaxman confirms interest in appointing Ireland coach Joe Schmidt.
Jul 10, 20:10
Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald retires from professional rugbyLeinster Rugby announce that Luke Fitzgerald has retired from rugby on medical advice.
Jun 28, 09:11
Result: South Africa survive Ireland onslaught to win three-match seriesIreland miss the chance to register a historic series win in South Africa with a narrow defeat in Port Elizabeth.
Jun 25, 18:10
Jared Payne out of third Ireland Test against South AfricaTiernan O'Halloran replaces the injured Jared Payne at full-back for Ireland's series decider against South Africa in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.
Jun 23, 18:09
Rory Best: 'Mistakes cost Ireland victory over South Africa'Rory Best suggests that Irish mistakes cost them the chance to beat South Africa in the second Test.
Jun 18, 20:41
Result: South Africa come from behind to beat Ireland and level Test seriesSouth Africa score four second-half tries against a shellshocked Ireland to record a series-levelling 32-26 victory in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Jun 18, 18:11
Quinn Roux set for Ireland debut in second Test against South AfricaIreland head coach Joe Schmidt makes five changes for his side's second Test against South Africa, with Quinn Roux set for his debut against the country of his birth.
Jun 16, 16:48
Joe Schmidt defends CJ Stander red card against South AfricaJoe Schmidt defends CJ Stander over his red card during Ireland victory against South Africa in the first Test.
Jun 12, 16:49
Result: Ireland hold on with 14 men to seal historic first win in South AfricaIreland clinch a remarkable first ever Test win in South Africa by beating the Springboks 26-20, despite CJ Stander's 23rd-minute red card.
Jun 11, 20:21
Ireland's Rob Kearney ruled out of Six Nations clash against ScotlandIreland confirm that Rob Kearney will not be fit for Saturday's Six Nations clash against Scotland.
Mar 14, 17:07
Cian Healy "confident" of picking up first Six Nations win of seasonIreland prop Cian Healy insists that his side are "very confident" of picking up their first win of this year's Six Nations tournament when they host Italy.
Mar 9, 15:42
Mike Brown not cited over Conor Murray kickSix Nations officials confirm that Mike Brown will not be cited for kicking Conor Murray during England's win over Ireland.
Feb 29, 14:58
Uncapped duo Stuart McCloskey, Josh van der Flier to make Ireland debutsIreland select uncapped duo Stuart McCloskey and Josh van der Flier for Saturday's Six Nations clash against England at Twickenham.
Feb 25, 13:46
Paul O'Connell announces retirementFormer Ireland captain Paul O'Connell is forced to retire after failing to overcome a hamstring problem that he sustained at the World Cup.
Feb 9, 10:23
Rory Best: 'We will take positives from Wales draw'Ireland skipper Rory Best admits that he and his side have mixed feelings having let slip a 13-point advantage before eventually drawing 16-16 with Wales in the Six Nations.
Feb 7, 18:15
Result: Wales come from behind to draw with IrelandIreland begin the defence of their Six Nations title with a 16-16 draw with Wales having squandered a 13-point lead.
Feb 7, 16:55
Rory Best takes over Ireland captaincyIreland head coach Joe Schmidt picks Rory Best to captain the team for their Six Nations opener against Wales next month.
Jan 20, 14:54