Jun 12, 2008: Ireland backs coach Graham Steadman believes there will be no excuses if the team does not perform against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.
Jun 11, 2008: Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll is looking forward to testing himself against Australia counterpart Stirling Mortlock when the two teams do battle in Melbourne.
Jun 6, 2008: Ireland are exuding a quiet confidence that they can cause a stunning upset against New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday.
Jun 4, 2008: Saturday's test against the All Blacks falls into the rugby twilight zone for an Irish team feeding off their underdog status.
Jun 3, 2008: There are few surprises in the Ireland starting line-up for Saturday's one-off Test against New Zealand.
Jun 2, 2008: The touring Irish rugby team arrived in Wellington today injury-free, in high spirits and with the intention of making a bold statement in Saturday's test against the All Blacks.
May 30, 2008: Brian O'Driscoll will captain Ireland on their tour of Australia and New Zealand after he confirmed his availability to the country's management team.
May 28, 2008: Ireland's southern hemisphere tour squad will be reinforced later today by the arrival of their Heineken Cup-winning Munster contingent.
May 26, 2008: Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll has hailed Munster's latest Heineken Cup triumph - and admitted he is ''very envious'' of their achievements.
May 7, 2008: The Leinster squad to face the Dragons in Friday night's Magners League clash in Rodney Parade has been named.
May 2, 2008: The Irish Rugby Football Union today welcomed the decision by the International Rugby Board Council to approve a global trial of selected Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) for a 12 month period.
Apr 29, 2008: Celtic Rugby is pleased to confirm that Irish Province Leinster have retained their title as 'Best Supported Team' in the Magners League for 2007/08.
Apr 17, 2008: The Leinster team to face Edinburgh in Friday night's Magners League clash at Murrayfield has been named with Brian O'Driscoll set to make his 100th appearance for the province.
Apr 9, 2008: Brian O'Driscoll has been named in the Leinster squad to face Munster in Saturday's Magners League clash at the RDS.
Mar 11, 2008: Ireland were given some welcome news when it was revealed captain Brian O'Driscoll would only miss three to four weeks through injury.
Mar 10, 2008: Ireland skipper Brian O'Driscoll will be out for only three to four weeks after a scan delivered a positive diagnosis on his hamstring tear.
Mar 9, 2008: An update on Brian O'Driscoll's torn hamstring will be issued tomorrow with Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan predicting an absence of around two months.
Mar 8, 2008: Captain Brian O'Driscoll will miss Ireland's RBS 6 Nations clash with England after suffering a hamstring tear in today's 16-12 defeat by Wales.
Mar 5, 2008: Ireland will field a star-studded line-up including skipper Brian O'Driscoll for their clash with the Barbarians at Kingsholm on May 27.
Mar 5, 2008: Brian O'Driscoll believes Warren Gatland's careful nurturing of Welsh confidence has underpinned their push for a Grand Slam.