Irish Rugby TV spoke to IRFU Chief Executive Philip Browne about a series of important developments for the game here, including the appointment of Performance Director David Nucifora who is looking forward to his new role.
On this very day 55 years ago - April 18, 1959 - an Ireland team containing the likes of Syd Millar, Noel Murphy, Ronnie Dawson and Tony O'Reilly lined out for Ireland against France at a packed Lansdowne Road.
The Ireland Under-18 Schools team will face England in Saturday's FIRA/AER U-18 European Championship final after getting the better of France in wet and windy Plewiska. Check out some action shots from Tuesday's semi-final.
Brett Connon kicked 20 points and Conor Farrell scored two tries as the Ireland Under-18 Clubs team rounded off the Three Nations tournament in Marcoussis with a fine victory over the England Under-18 Clubs and Schools side.
A number of Ireland's 2013 Women's Grand Slam stars have been honoured by their local regions since last year's Championship clean sweep. The latest of them is centre Grace Davitt who, last Saturday, won the Drogheda Independent Sports Star of the Year award for 2013.
The Irish Rugby Football Union today announced a partnership with a Canadian developed software called myplayXplay, following a successful trial of a new live video streaming technology during the recent RBS 6 Nations Championship.
TV3 has announce that it has won the Irish rights to broadcast the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The announcement was made by both TV3 and Rugby World Cup Limited at a press conference in Dublin earlier today.
The Ireland Under-18 Schools team to play France Under-18s has been announced ahead of Tuesday's FIRA/AER European Championship semi-final clash in Plewiska, Poland (kick-off 4pm local time/3pm Irish time).