Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee 2014: “The lads who sign up for this year’s festival will have the time of their lives. While there are responsibilities that come with the role, they will have great craic.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

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Under-20 Six Nations Championship: French fans Paola Demaret and Luciem Picamil from Bordeaux. Photograph Inpho

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Well-known journalist David Carr has died aged 58. Photograph: Andrea Morales/The New York Times 0:51

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Actress Julianne Moore after receiving the award for best leading actress for Still Alice at the British Academy of Film and Arts awards ceremony tonight. Photograph: Reuters 3:24

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Woof month for abandoned dogs 3:00

Conor Pope visits the volunteers of Cara Rescue Dogs, a charity in Laois that has rehomed more than 900 abandonded dogs since its inception.