Johnny Sexton "ahead of schedule" in injury comebackThe fly-half has not played since suffering a knee problem in early December.
Johnny Sexton named Ireland captain for Six NationsThe fly-half replaces Rory Best as skipper.
Jan 15, 16:39
Result: Johnny Sexton injury mars Leinster win at NorthamptonThe Ireland fly-half went off early in the second half with what appeared to be a knee injury.
Dec 7, 15:48
Johnny Sexton warns NZ about strong-arm tactics against IrelandThe Irish playmaker thinks two New Zealand players avoided red cards in Dublin three years ago.
Oct 18, 10:19
Johnny Sexton confident Ireland on course to peak against New ZealandThe fly-half says the negativity around the country's World Cup campaign is "strange".
Oct 14, 18:31
Johnny Sexton discusses "pretty strange" negativity surrounding IrelandThe fly-half says the negativity around the country's World Cup campaign is "strange".
Oct 14, 10:24
Result: Ireland see off Samoa to book quarter-finals spotBundee Aki was sent off in the first half but Johnny Sexton helped himself to 18 points in the rout.
Oct 12, 14:26
Chris Farrell: 'Johnny Sexton sees things unfolding before they happen'Coach Joe Schmidt is confident the fly-half will be fit and firing for the match.
Oct 5, 06:40
Jacob Stockdale impressed with Joe Schmidt's 'balance as a coach'The head coach has seemed calm in the face of his side's mixed performances at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 5, 05:41
Rory Best admits Ireland confidence knocked by Japan lossJoe Schmidt's men are currently the highest-ranked side in rugby.
Oct 4, 08:37
Rugby World Cup day 15: Ireland unconvincing in Russia victoryFiji shrugged off their surprise loss to Uruguay with a reminder of their exhilarating brand of attacking wing-play.
Oct 3, 17:01
Joe Schmidt cools fears over Johnny Sexton injurySexton had declared himself fit to take on Russia after missing Ireland's shock loss to Japan with a thigh complaint.
Oct 3, 16:43
Result: Sloppy Ireland labour to bonus-point win over RussiaRob Kearney, Peter O'Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all crossed for Joe Schmidt's men to secure a bonus-point victory in Kobe.
Oct 3, 13:41
Day 14 at the Rugby World Cup: Ireland looking to return to winning waysFly-half Johnny Sexton takes over the captaincy for the first time in Kobe.
Oct 2, 19:09
Andy Farrell: 'Johnny Sexton will stay positive with the referee'Ireland came out on the wrong side of referee Angus Gardner in Saturday's shock defeat against tournament hosts Japan.
Oct 2, 09:26
Rugby World Cup day 12: Ireland, England step up preparationsFrance and New Zealand are both in action on Wednesday.
Oct 1, 15:33
Johnny Sexton excited for "massive honour" of Ireland captaincyThe fly-half will take the armband as Ireland rest captain Rory Best.
Oct 1, 12:39
Joe Schmidt admits Garry Ringrose selection is a "risk"Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time against Russia.
Oct 1, 08:39
Johnny Sexton: 'Ireland's defeat to Japan a blessing in disguise'Fly-half Sexton has declared himself fit after a thigh issue.
Sep 29, 11:17
Result: Hosts Japan pull off another famous World Cup upset by stunning IrelandJoe Schmidt's side suffer an embarrassing defeat.
Sep 28, 10:26
Greg Feek tips Jack Carty to step up in Johnny Sexton absenceIreland are confident that Carty can prove his Test class against Japan.
Sep 27, 10:50
Ireland's Peter O'Mahony fit to face Japan after concussion checkIreland got their World Cup campaign off to a quick start with a 27-3 win over Scotland.
Sep 26, 07:20
Japan set to bench captain Michael Leitch for Ireland clashThe Brave Blossoms are ready to spring a surprise in selection.
Sep 25, 09:19
Joey Carbery set for Ireland start amid Johnny Sexton fitness concernsBritish and Irish Lions fly-half Sexton did not train fully on Tuesday due to a thigh knock.
Sep 24, 18:36
Johnny Sexton a fitness doubt for Ireland's World Cup clash with JapanStar playmaker Sexton sat out part of Ireland training on Tuesday.
Sep 24, 18:20
Peter O'Mahony, Bundee Aki "on track" to face World Cup hosts JapanIreland remain hopeful on the pair for Saturday's game.
Sep 23, 12:52
Result: Ireland punish disappointing Scotland in World Cup openerJames Ryan, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Andrew Conway scored the tries.
Sep 22, 11:06
Peter O'Mahony backs Conor Murray and Johnny SextonPeter O'Mahony says Ireland's halves combination will be on their guard in World Cup opener.
Sep 21, 07:11
Finn Russell: 'We are ready to show the real Scotland at World Cup'Gregor Townsend's team open their campaign against Ireland on Sunday.
Sep 17, 13:07
Result: Ireland defeat Wales to go top of world rankingsInjury concerns for Warren Gatland's side ahead of the Japan tournament.
Sep 7, 17:07
Will Addison "ready" to provide Ireland cover at fly-halfThe former England age group star is ready to stake a World Cup claim in the warm-up against Wales.
Aug 30, 13:41
Joe Schmidt plays down questions over Rory Best captaincyIreland will announce their final 31-man World Cup squad on September 8, with boss Schmidt insisting places are still up for grabs.
Aug 27, 17:55
Sexton, Henshaw in line to return for Ireland against WalesThe pair's return would hand Ireland a pre-World Cup boost.
Aug 25, 12:28
Johnny Sexton to miss World Cup warm-up clash with EnglandThe British and Irish Lions fly-half has been recovering from a thumb sprain.
Aug 22, 11:57
Result: Saracens defeat defending cup champions LeinsterSaracens came from 10-0 behind to win thanks to tries from Sean Maitland and Billy Vunipola.
May 11, 19:07
Six Nations summary - how the teams faredWales clinched the Grand Slam with highly-fancied England and Ireland having to settle for second and third place.
Mar 17, 16:32
Wales centre Jonathan Davies eyes perfect performance to secure Grand SlamVictory over Ireland would clinch the Six Nations title for Wales and a Grand Slam.
Mar 15, 22:00
The key talking points as Wales and Ireland chase Six Nations gloryVictory would give Wales coach Warren Gatland a record third Grand Slam.
Mar 15, 12:26
Ireland fly-half Sexton aiming to halt Wales' winning runThe star playmaker is confident Ireland can topple Wales in Cardiff.
Mar 12, 16:05
Robin McBryde: Ireland are arguably the best side in world rugbyWales assistant coach fully aware of Ireland's threat in Cardiff on Saturday.
Mar 12, 15:10