We believe that Joe is one of the leading coaches in world rugby, so we are delighted that he has extended his contract and will continue to work in Irish rugby until the end of the 2016/17 season," IRFU
performance director David Nucifora said.
Aer Lingus spokesman Mike Rutter said: "We have lots of exciting plans including the rebranding of aircraft in IRFU
livery displaying our four ambassadors - this is a first for Aer Lingus and Irish aviation.
Philip Brown, chief executive of the IRFU
, was pleased that Ryan has decided to stay in Ireland for the foreseeable future.
We've been to the market and it has said what it has said, we sold just under 50 percent of the tickets," IRFU
chief executive Philip Browne told the Irish Times.
say they will pick someone by the end of the week, but we are pushing them to do something by Monday," said a Leinster source.
We also reiterate the ongoing policy of the IRFU
is to have all our leading players on home soil, competing with their respective provincial teams and being available for the Ireland team.
In a statement, the IRFU
said they "welcomed the decision reached by the Central Council of the GAA".
We're in discussions with Joe," said IRFU
chief Philip Browne.
This passive strategy was finally exposed with the loss to Argentina in the 1999 World Cup, an event that led to the IRFU
realising that it needed to change, and change quickly.
thank Declan Kidney for the unquestionable commitment, passion, professionalism and success he has delivered to Irish Rugby to date.
10 to replace the Ireland star, and the cost will come from the Leinster coffers rather than the IRFU
IRELAND: Eddie O'Sullivan is convinced the IRFU
do not regret handing him a new four-year contract - a week before the World Cup began.