The extended Ireland squad trained at Carton House this morning as Saturday's first Rugby World Cup warm-up match away to Wales looms large on the horizon. Check out our photo gallery of the players in action.
Over 3,000 fans turned out at Irish Independent Park on Wednesday to cheer on the Ireland squad as they continued their preparations for the upcoming Rugby World Cup. Check out our photo galleries from a very enjoyable day in Cork.
After record numbers of applications for tickets, England 2015 is already the most in-demand Rugby World Cup ever. But fans everywhere still have a number of opportunities to get hold of tickets to this year's showcase Tournament, including for Ireland v Romania at Wembley Stadium and Ireland v Canada at the Millennium Stadium.
Ireland's George Clancy and John Lacey will both referee three matches during the pool stages of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The match official appointments for the tournament's opening games were announced by World Rugby today.
The Rugby World Cup recently went on a whistle-stop tour of Ireland, taking in all four provinces as rugby fans, both young and old, got up close and personal with the game's most prized piece of silverware. Watch highlights of the tour, including short interviews with Reggie Corrigan, Alain Rolland and Shane Byrne.
The Ireland management team have named a 45-man training squad which will commence Rugby World Cup preparations at the end of June and play in four Test matches across August and September. Paul O'Connell has been named captain of the squad.
The Irish Rugby Football Union is pleased to announce that it will be providing 400 Euro to clubs who hire coaches to travel to the Aviva Stadium for the GUINNESS Summer Series clashes with Scotland and Wales this August.
Cadbury Boost, the official chocolate bar to the IRFU, has today unveiled their brand new limited edition bar which is now available exclusively in SPAR, EUROSPAR, MACE and XL stores nationwide. The leading retail brands are owned and operated by BWG Foods, working in partnership with over 900 independent retailers in communities right across the country.
The Rugby World Cup trophy will take part in a tour of the island of Ireland in the coming days, taking in Belfast, Derry, Donegal, Galway, Limerick and Dublin between Tuesday, June 16 and Wednesday, June 24.
June 10 marks exactly 100 days to the start of Rugby World Cup 2015. The final countdown to this year's tournament, which will be held in England and Cardiff between September 18 and 31 October 31, is now underway.
Canterbury, the official kit supplier to the Irish Rugby Football Union, today unveiled the official range of training wear that will be worn by the Irish rugby team throughout the 2015 Rugby World Cup and beyond.
World Rugby has announced the 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup 2015 as well as the seven assistant referees and four television match officials who will also officiate in matches at the game's showcase tournament, which starts on September 18.
With just under six months to go, England Rugby 2015 has announced the 15 official Rugby World Cup 2015 Fanzone locations across England and in Cardiff. Fanzones will be located within each host city as well as the birthplace of the game, Rugby, and Trafalgar Square in central London.
Conor Murray and Tommy Bowe speak to Irish Rugby TV about their Rugby World Cup preparations and thank the thousands of supporters who came out to see the players at the open training session at the Sportsground.
Ireland captain Paul O'Connell gives his verdict on the team's new Rugby World Cup jersey and talks about his move to French club Toulon. Ireland's RWC 2015 range is available to pre-order now from http://shop.irishrugby.ie.
We caught up with Sean O'Brien at the Canterbury Ireland training kit launch where he spoke about next week's Barbarians game, the build-up to the Rugby World Cup and 'moving forward' with Leinster next season.
We caught up with Ireland international Luke Fitzgerald at the launch of the new Canterbury Ireland training kit. He spoke about his recovery from shoulder surgery and his aim to be fit for the Guinness Summer Series games in August.
Speaking after the draw for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll said: "World Cup draws, you never lick your lips thinking that's excellent. But we definitely feel we're capable of beating all of the teams in our pool on our day if we get it right."
Michael Corcoran caught up with head coach Declan Kidney after Ireland's Rugby World Cup quarter-final defeat to Wales. "It will be a hard one to take, there'll be a few long days. But they're good men, they'll rise again and that's all that you can ever do in life," he said.
Speaking to Michael Corcoran after Ireland's Rugby World Cup exit, Paul O'Connell said: "We just failed to play to our potential. We're an excellent side but we're not the type of team that can play below par and expect to beat teams, especially at this stage of the competition. It's disappointing."
Listen to the team captains Brian O'Driscoll and Sam Warburton give their reaction after Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Wellington. The tournament is over for Ireland after their 22-10 defeat.
Ireland head coach Declan Kidney talks to Michael Corcoran about the selected team to face Wales in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final and the chances of Rory Best taking his place in the starting line-up.
Speaking to Michael Corcoran ahead of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wales, Brian O'Driscoll said: "We just have to start with the intensity we showed in the second half against Italy and if we can begin like that and carry throughout, I think we'll be a tough team to live with. It really boils down to that essentially."
Donncha O'Callaghan gave his pre-match views to Michael Corcoran ahead of Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wales, talking about his personal goal of 'wanting to say my time in the jersey was a bit special and that we did things other Irish teams didn't do.'
Speaking to Michael Corcoran at the Irish squad's base in Wellington, Tommy Bowe said: "I know a lot of the players we'll be coming up against this weekend. (Playing in Wales) I can try and offer whatever insight I can, but the Irish boys play against the Welsh that many times there's not much they don't know about them."
Listen to the team captains Sergio Parisse and Brian O'Driscoll give their reaction after Sunday's Rugby World Cup Pool C match in Dunedin. The 36-6 win has sent Ireland through to the quarter-finals as pool winners.
Speaking to Michael Corcoran about playing in an indoor stadium against Italy, Brian O'Driscoll said: "It's great that we can guarantee we'll have a dry ball on the night. By all accounts, it's incredibly loud in there. Hopefully we'll get the same support we've been getting and we'll give them something to roar about."
After revealing the team and replacements to face Italy, Ireland head coach Declan Kidney spoke to Michael Corcoran about the selection decisions and how Sunday's game in Dunedin is effectively a 'cup final' for both sides.