Ireland secured an 18-11 victory over France at the Aviva Stadium, keeping their title, and grand slam, hopes alive.
Ireland went into the break leading 12-6 courtesy of four Jonny Sexton penalties and the match's only try came in the 70th minute when French substitute Romain Taofifenua crossed the Irish line. However it came too late and Ireland claimed a psychological victory as these two sides will next meet in the 2015 World Cup.
Ireland now have a week off and will next face England in Dublin on 1 March.
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England ran out comfortable 47-17 winners over Italy at Twickenham during their Six Nations encounter, which featured nine tries.
Amongst the try scorers were man-of-the-match Jonathan Joseph, who scored two fantastic tries for the hosts, while Danny Cipriani also crossed to score after coming on as a replacement in his first Six Nations appearance since 2008.
Sergio Parisse had given Italy an unexpected lead, scoring a try in the fourth minute. England now have a weekend off before travelling to Dublin on 1 March