François Hollande: “My responsibility is to make sure that we are as well informed as possible of the threats against our country.” Photograph: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg

France will on Tuesday begin reconnaissance flights over territory held by Islamic State (IS) in northern Syria, with a view to subsequent bombing rai(...)

Migrants and refugees cross the border between Greece and Macedonia near the town of Gevgelija on Friday. More than 230,000 refugees and migrants have arrived in Greece by sea this year. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Tánaiste Joan Burton have both said that Ireland may take thousands more refugees in the coming years in response to the Euro(...)

Mayor of Lyons Gérard Collomb said he found Enda Kenny “very warm and straightforward and very engaged”. Photograph: courtesy of Gérard Collomb

It was the sort of trip Taoiseach Enda Kenny loves, filled with wizardry and widgetry from Irish companies who have pioneered sewage-eating bacteria a(...)

A migrant holds a sign in front of Keleti railway station in Budapest, Hungary. Photograph: Bernadett Szabo/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the number of asylum-seekers to be received by Ireland could surpass the figure of 1,800 suggested by Minister for Justi(...)

 Máire Whelan: Howlin insists Attorney General will not be used as scapegoat. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

JOE HUMPRHEYS, LARA MARLOWE Labour Ministers have rowed in behind Taoiseach Enda Kenny in expressing full confidence in Attorney General Máire Whel(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. Photograph: Getty

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said it is “not realistic” to set a figure immediately on the number of refugees Ireland can take. EU justice ministers will (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: Happy to debate Fennelly conclusions when Dáil resumes. Photograph: The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the Government is prepared to respond in full to Fianna Fáil’s no confidence motion in him and Sinn Féin’s move against (...)

Paris firefighters recover after extinguishing  a fire   in an apartment building in central Paris.  The fire killed eight people, including two children. Four people were also injured. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with a building fire which had claimed the lives of eight people, including two children, (...)

A Eurostar train waiting to cross to England, at the Calais-Frethun train station in northern France. Photograph: Getty Images

Hundreds of Eurostar passengers were stranded at the Calais-Frethun train station overnight from Tuesday to Wednesday after 1,000 refugees and migrant(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls at a migrants’ reception centre in Calais: a visit to “the jungle” was too great a security risk. Photograph: Denis Charlet/EPA

It was all they would see of “the jungle”: black faces lined up along the road as the prime minister’s motorcade sped by, the chaotic jumble of shacks(...)