Johnny Sexton will make his first appearance for Ireland in the year’s Six Nations after being named in the XV to face France.
The out-half has shaken off a calf injury to take his place in the starting line-up with Paddy Jackson dropping to the bench.
Sexton is one of three changes to the side that defeat Italy.
Rory Best returns to captain the team after being side-lined in Rome through illness. The Ulster man is joined in the front row by Jack McGrath who’s in for Cian Healy and Tadhg Furlong.
Devin Toner and Donnacha Ryan are paired once again. Jamie Heaslip, Sean O'Brien and CJ Stander complete the pack.
Conor Murray partners the fit again Sexton with Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose continuing their midfield partnership.
Rob Kearney, Keith Earls and Simon Zebo fill the backfield positions.
IRELAND team to play France – Saturday 25th February, 2017
15. Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 74 caps
14. Keith Earls (Young Munster/Munster) 56 caps
13. Garry Ringrose (UCD/Leinster) 5 caps
12. Robbie Henshaw (Buccaneers/Leinster) 26 caps
11. Simon Zebo (Cork Constitution/Munster) 30 caps
10. Johnny Sexton (St Mary's College/Leinster) 63 caps
9. Conor Murray (Garryowen/Munster) 55 caps
8. Jamie Heaslip (Dublin University/Leinster) vc 93 caps
7. Sean O'Brien (UCD/Leinster) 46 caps
6. CJ Stander (Shannon/Munster) 12 caps
5. Devin Toner (Lansdowne/Leinster) 44 caps
4. Donnacha Ryan (Shannon/Munster) 44 caps
3. Tadhg Furlong (Clontarf/Leinster) 13 caps
2. Rory Best (Banbridge/Ulster) c 101 caps
1. Jack McGrath (St. Mary's/Leinster) 38 caps
16. Niall Scannell (Dolphin/Munster) 1 cap
17. Cian Healy (Clontarf/Leinster) 64 caps
18. John Ryan (Cork Constitution/Munster) 3 caps
19. Iain Henderson (Ballynahinch/Ulster) 29 caps
20. Peter O'Mahony (Cork Constitution/Munster) 37 caps
21. Kieran Marmion (Corinthians/Connacht) 10 caps
22. Paddy Jackson (Dungannon/Ulster) 21 caps
23. Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster) 69 caps