12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
"Following a meeting with the Connacht Branch, similar briefing meetings are being arranged with the Munster, Ulster and Leinster Branches. A meeting will also take place with the Irish Rugby Union Players' Association."
"The Union will take account of all feedback from these discussions. A special Council meeting, as requested by the Connacht Branch, is likely to take place in January."