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# Contracts

Last year
# Rocky Road
Contracts are not a cure-all for Irish women's rugby but this is a start
Irish women’s rugby has been on a rocky road for some time and there remains uncertainty.
# deals
29 Irish women's players take up contract offers worth €15k to €30k
The IRFU has also confirmed the launch of a new women’s Celtic Cup competition.
# dotted line
Craig Casey among five Munster players to sign contract extensions
Mike Haley, Shane Daly, Josh Wycherley and Alex Kendellen have also extended their terms at the province.
# Contracts
'Professionalism is going to be imminent' but has to be done right way, says Briggs
The Ireland assistant says Irish rugby would need to grow its player pool before splitting 7s and 15s players.
# hybrid
IRFU to consider contracts for women's players but won't make 'knee-jerk reaction'
CEO Kevin Potts said Ireland’s players were uncomfortable with this recommendation.
# retention
Hodnett extends Munster deal as Goggin and French sign new contracts
The Rosscarbery man has signed on until the summer of 2024.
# Contracts
Zebo signs two-year extension with Munster as Healy agrees one-year deal
Diarmuid Barron, Jack Daly, Keynan Knox, and Jeremy Loughman have also renewed their deals.
# Midfield
Ulster's thrilling centre combination is an increasingly key weapon
Stuart McCloskey and James Hume have built a strong understanding.
All time
# Union
IRFU in talks with Nucifora for new deal but refuse to comment on Eddy's position
The union’s CEO Philip Brown said he didn’t want to provide a distraction for the Ireland team.
# signed
Cap-record holder Toner the latest Leinster star to confirm a new deal
The province have announced a raft of new deals this week.
# Done Deal
Munster confirm signing of South African forward Jenkins on one-year deal
The 25-year-old will join this summer from Toyota Verblitz in Japan.
Alice-Mary Higgins: The 'low-ball' public procurement model is broken and needs reform
The senator has proposed new legislation to rebalance the process.
# Contracts
IRFU backing O'Mahony and Sexton to keep delivering at Test level
The senior Ireland leaders have both had their central contracts extended this week.
# Negotiations
Munster hopeful of holding onto 'majority' of players as contract talks continue
A raft of senior players’ contracts are due to expire at the end of the current season.
# Transfer
Glasgow sign out-half Weir as Munster move to hold onto Healy
The Scotland international will return to his first professional club.
# Contract
'Can I visualise myself here in the long term? I can, yes' - Ulster boss McFarland
The Ulster head coach’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season.
# pom
'There are people who aren't working or have been laid off. It's sh**ty place to be'
Peter O’Mahony says rugby players remain in a fortunate position despite contract talks being on hold.
# Contracts
'If players choose not to play rugby in Ireland, it's unlikely we would select them'
The IRFU and the provinces are not currently entering contract negotiations with players.
# Irish Abroad
Ex-Connacht men Adeolokun and McCabe secure new contracts with Bristol
The Irish pair have signed new one-year deals ahead of the 2020/21 campaign.
# Contracts
Lawes and Biggar end French rumours by signing new Northampton deals
The club has announced 19 new contract renewals.
# Good Business
Impressive contracting leaves Cullen's Leinster squad in a good place
The province confirmed 28 new deals ahead of next season.
# New Deals
Leinster announce 28 new contracts as Kearney and McFadden stay short-term
Joe Tomane’s departure has been officially confirmed.
# Boost
Will Addison and Jordi Murphy sign new contracts to stay with Ulster
Dan McFarland has confirmed his 43-man senior squad for next season.
# Contracts
Cullen confirms Leinster haven't made any new signings for next season
The Leinster head coach would be open to playing inter-pro games behind closed doors.
# Contracts
'We'll do our best to make sure people have the opportunity to say a proper goodbye'
Leinster man Rob Kearney’s current IRFU deal is due to expire this summer.
# uncertain times
'Committed to keeping stability in daily lives and homes' - Dundalk and Shelbourne honour player contracts
Shels have also announced news of a new Patreon service for fans today.
# extensions
Boost for Connacht as Blade and Healy sign new contracts with the province
The scrum-half and prolific wing have penned two-year deals.
# Departures
Griffin and McKeon retire as seven other players set to leave Connacht
Meanwhile, Shane Delahunt and Peter Robb have extended their contracts with the western province.
# Making the step up
'Great examples of players who seized their opportunities' - Ulster award contracts to academy trio
Eric O’Sullivan, Michael Lowry and James Hume have all secured their first senior deals with the province.
# Contracts
Munster's Keatley ponders Italian switch as Leicester close in on Taute
Johann van Graan’s squad is likely to see some change ahead of next season.
# Overcharging
18,000 overcharged business accounts: Ulster Bank admits some customers complained five years ago
In a recent review the bank found it did not have the right five years ago to raise the rate of interest for for these customers.
Feek joins Japanese club as Farrell, Easterby and Murphy extend Ireland deals
The scrum coach will, however, continue his role with Ireland until after the 2019 World Cup.
# Transfers
English Premiership side Sale Sharks set to sign Jackson and Olding
The UK-based Daily Telegraph was first to report the news last night.
# 2020 vision
Garry Ringrose set to sign two-year extension with Leinster
The centre will remain with his home province until 2020.
# Tickets
Committee wants to know why OCI is locked into contract with company at centre of Rio scandal
The Olympic Council of Ireland is locked into a contract with the company at centre of Rio ticketing scandal until 2026.
# working 9 to 5
Ireland is going to ban zero-hour contracts 'in most circumstances'
The draft proposals are aimed at low-paid workers in particular.
# bright future
Ulster confirm new deals for promising trio of Stockdale, Lyttle and Kane
The exciting trio have impressed in their breakthrough seasons at senior level.
# big numbers
'The way we train, we try and put pressure on them to adapt' - Dempsey on blistering Leinster backline
The Blues’ attack has consistently been ripping opposition defences to shreds since the turn of the year.
# Contracting
Schmidt pleased with Heaslip's new deal and hopes to see Ryan sign on
The 33-year-olds remain important players for Ireland.
# valentine's strike
Tesco and union still split as Valentine's Day strike looms large
Nine Tesco stores are set to go on strike on Tuesday 14 February.