Kidney failure - Ireland dump coach
Sportal.co.nz 03 Apr 2013 Getty Images
That was the final straw for the IRFU, who have decided to let Kidney's contract expire at the end of June, ending the 53-year-old's five-year tenure in charge of the Irish national team.
"The IRFU thank Declan Kidney for the unquestionable commitment, passion, professionalism and success he has delivered to Irish Rugby to date," a statement from the Irish governing body read.
"The IRFU, through the National Team Review Group, will continue the process of identifying suitable candidates for the Ireland coaching role."
Kidney's highlight as head coach came in his first year in charge when he led Ireland to a Six Nations grand slam in 2009.
Due to the IRFU's decision, assistant coach Les Kiss will become interim head coach for Ireland's upcoming tour of North America in June.
Most popular News:
Tasman's Mark Bright lines up for England Sevens22.Jul.2014
Kevin Skinner played key role in scrum development21.Jul.2014
New Zealand Rugby mourns the passing of Kevin Skinner21.Jul.2014
Sharks prepare on back of 'best 20 minutes'21.Jul.2014
Sharks put an end to the Highlanders season20.Jul.2014
Chiefs title hopes fade in defeat to Brumbies20.Jul.2014