Dream start for Republic of Ireland in their last-16 clash at Euro 2016.
They lead hosts France 1-0 in the first half in Lyon.
Robbie Brady converted a penalty after Tipp's Shane Long was brought down by Paul Pogba.
Waterford's Daryl Murphy nearly scored a second but his shot was tipped away by French keeper Hugo Lloris.
Ireland are looking to make the quarter-finals of the European Championship for the first time in their history.