Jan 28, 2015: Sean O'Brien is on course to feature in the first half of Ireland's Six Nations title defence, according to coach Joe Schmidt, who also hopes Cian Healy will feature in the tournament
Jan 28, 2015: A new six-sided trophy for the Six Nations has been unveiled, replacing the previous five-sided version which was first introduced in 1993
Jan 26, 2015: Ireland chiefs remain hopeful Eoin Reddan will beat his medial knee ligament strain in time to face Italy in the Six Nations opener in Rome
European Rugby Champions Cup
Jan 25, 2015: Back-to-back European champions Toulon will host Wasps in the quarter-finals of the Champions Cup
European Champions Cup
Jan 24, 2015: Ireland's Dave Kearney and Eoin Reddan are likely to miss at least the start of the Six Nations after picking up injuries in Leinster's 20-20 draw with Wasps in Coventry.
European Rugby Champions Cup
Jan 24, 2015: Leinster have topped Pool 2 as they battled to a 20-20 draw against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena
Jan 22, 2015: Cian Healy and Sean O'Brien moved a step closer towards Six Nations action after being named in Ireland's 46-man training squad
Jan 22, 2015: Connacht coach Pat Lam has a new three-year deal, extending his tenure at the Irish Guinness PRO12 province to the end of the 2017-2018 season
Jan 20, 2015: Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson and centre Stuart Olding have both been ruled out of Ireland's entire Six Nations campaign with elbow injuries.
Jan 19, 2015: Ulster's Paddy Jackson is an doubt for Ireland's Six Nations campaign after dislocating his shoulder in his province's 60-22 defeat to Toulon on Saturday.
2015 Rugby World Cup
Jan 16, 2015: Scotland have teed up four pre-World Cup fixtures against three of their Six Nations rivals
Jan 16, 2015: Leinster look set to have star No.8 Jamie Heaslip fit for Saturday's showdown with Castres
Jan 14, 2015: Jack McGrath will be free to start Ireland's Six Nations campaign after Leinster chose not to appeal against his three-week ban for stamping.
Jan 14, 2015: Ireland captain Paul O'Connell has said he may retire from the game after the World Cup later this year.
Jan 10, 2015: Ireland fly-half Jonathan Sexton has confirmed he will miss Ireland's Six Nations opener against Italy in Rome with injury.
Jan 7, 2015: Fly-half Ian Keatley has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with Munster
Jan 7, 2015: Northampton Saints have signed versatile back JJ Hanrahan from Munster
Jan 7, 2015: World Cup years do strange things to the natural order of things. Scrum Sevens picks out seven potential stars of this year's tournament
Jan 6, 2015: Ireland loose-head Cian Healy could be back available for selection in time for Leinster's final two European Rugby Champions Cup pool matches
Jan 5, 2015: Leinster prop Jack McGrath will face a Guinness PRO12 disciplinary committee for an alleged stamp on Rory Best