The Irish Rugby Football Union have announced that Donnacha Ryan has signed a new contract which will see him stay at Munster until at least 2017.
Ryan made his senior debut for Munster against the Ospreys in September 2004 and the Academy graduate has made 123 appearances for them.
"I am delighted to sign a new IRFU contract and to continue my playing career with Munster," he told Munster's website in Sunday's announcement.
"It is an exciting time to be involved in Irish rugby and I hope to play an important role in achieving success for both Munster and Ireland."
IRFU, CEO, Philip Browne, said: "Donnacha has proven his worth to Irish rugby with his intelligent and high intensity performances for both Munster and Ireland. The IRFU are delighted to secure his future in Ireland for the next three years."
Meanwhile, Munster head coach Rob Penney added: "We are delighted that Donnacha has signed a new IRFU contract which will ensure that he remains a Munster player until the end of the 2017 season. Donnacha's quality and versatility will continue to be major asset for the squad as well as the key leadership role he plays both on and off the field."