19 May, 11:13
There are six uncapped players in the Ireland squad for the summer tour to North America that was named this morning. An Emerging Ireland squad has also been selected for the Tblisi Cup in Georgia.
The 25-year-old - who was handed down the suspension for his part in a punching incident with Wales second row Robert Sidoli in last Saturday's 32-20 loss in Cardiff - said: "I am both relieved and happy that the process is now over and the hearing that I received was fair in its decision."
That decision means the 6ft 6in star can take his place in the Munster line-up for their Heineken Cup quarter-final clash with Biarritz Olympique on Sunday, April 3 - but only by a matter of hours.
As a result of his ban being back-dated to Saturday, March 19 and running out at midnight on Saturday, April 2 - O'Connell is available for selection for his province in San Sebastian.
He will however, miss Alan Gaffney's side's Good Friday meeting with the Newport-Gwent Dragons in the Celtic League.
Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan said of this afternoon's minimum sanction verdict: "The two-week suspension that Paul received I believe is a fair outcome in terms of what took place during the incident. It was a fair hearing and both he and I are happy that justice has been done."
The three-man Committee was chaired by Lorne Crerar (Scotland) and included Jeff Probyn and Bob Taylor (both England).