Judith Cochrane MLA said: “This is a fantastic achievement by all those involved in the Ireland team. I would like to congratulate all the players and coaching staff, but in particular those from the Ulster team who have played a vital role throughout the tournament.
“Beating France in Paris is no easy feat but they were being cheered on by thousands in the stadium and many more at home.
“I am delighted that they succeeded in winning the tournament in Brian O’Driscoll’s last ever match for Ireland. He has been a magnificent player, role model and leader, and there can be no better tribute to him than winning the Six Nations.”