Countless autographs and selfies were taken, a number of babies were held and played with and there were smiles aplenty from both the players and fans at today's Ireland open training session at the RDS. Check out our galleries from this morning.
Join us for live text commentary of Ireland's final Rugby World Cup game against England at Twickenham today (kick-off 2.30pm), as the Six Nations rivals clash ahead of the much-anticipated tournament.
Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt talks about the team selection for the final warm-up game against England which, he says, is 'a massive challenge' for his side ahead of the start of the Rugby World Cup.
The Ireland squad held a final training session at Carton House before departing for London where they will take on Rugby World Cup hosts England on Saturday. Check out our gallery of the latest training pics.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD together with Jonathan Bell MLA, NI Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Paschal Donohoe TD, Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, and Michael Ring TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, attended a meeting of Ireland's Rugby World Cup 2023 Oversight Board on Wednesday.
An Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD and Government Ministers from both North and South attended a meeting of Ireland's Rugby World Cup 2023 Oversight Board at the Aviva Stadium. Irish Rugby TV spoke to Minister Jonathan Bell MLA, Oversight Board Chairman Dick Spring, Ireland RWC 2023 Bid Ambassador Brian O'Driscoll and Minister Paschal Donohoe TD afterwards.
Carton House was a hive of activity on Tuesday as the Ireland Rugby World Cup squad was officially announced and the selected players trained ahead of next Saturday's final warm-up game against England.
Joe Schmidt said telling players they have missed out on Rugby World Cup selection is the 'brutal reality' of what international coaches have to do. Read on for his thoughts on some of the 'big calls' regarding Ireland's 31-man squad for England 2015.