The launch took place at RTÉ this morning with a host of photographers, a double-decker bus and a cherry picker! All 65 ladies and their host took part in a number of photo shoots that put the girls to the test. We were there to cover it all on RTÉ LifeStyle's Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Once the cherry picker was lowered and the girls departed the bus they were invited to ditch the shoes, take their starting positions and chase down their beloved host for their crown. 

Finally, the girls circled around the ultra zen Dáithí and threw their shoes in the air. They were only delighted to be from them.

Keep an eye out on RTÉ LifeStyle for our interview with Dáithí and three of the lovely Roses taking part this year! Check out Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more behind the scenes videos and pics!