President Higgins with his wife Sabina on an official visit to Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France, and to First World War commemorations in Liege and Mons, Belgium. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

President Michael D Higgins arrived in Lorient in Brittany yesterday as guest of honour at the Festival Interceltique’s “Year of Ireland”. Culture Ir(...)

Lady Neville-Rolfe: “Some villages will end up without retail.”

Lucy Neville-Rolfe remembers when her then young children caused chaos running around 10 Downing Street during John Major’s years when she came in one(...)

Anne Hidalgo, set to be elected first female mayor of Paris, talking to a passerby after voting in yesterday’s mayoral election. Photograph: Reuters

Paris looked set to elect its first female mayor last night, but the victory for socialist Anne Hidalgo was an isolated piece of good news for Pres(...)

Letterkenny, Co Donegal:  €169,000, Franklins estate agents
Take five for about €169,000
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  • February 13, 2014, 00:00

Ireland: Co Donegal Franklins estate agents is seeking €169,000 for this three-bedroom bungalow just north of Letterkenny in Co DonegalTurkey: Fethiye(...)

A few days in to our first camping holiday in France last summer, we looked across from our mobile home where some new neighbours were moving in to th(...)

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, the Explorer of the Seas,  climbed to more than 600 yesterday, many of them vomiting and suffering diarrhea.

The number of passengers and crew who fell ill aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship climbed to more than 600 yesterday, many of them vomiting and suf(...)

A man looks on as big waves crash against a break-water pier during a storm in Esquibien in Brittany region of France. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA.

Hurricane-force winds and torrential rain disrupted transport networks and cut power supplies in Britain and France today, one of the busiest travel d(...)

A still  taken from a YouTube video of Commander Chris Hadfield performing a cover version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity. Photograph: Commander Chris Hadfield/YouTube

Former International Space Station Commander Chris Hadfield captured the attention of the world with his use of social media. He was in Ireland ove(...)

Paintings formerly owned by financier Derek Quinlan were sold at knockdown prices at auction in London yesterday on behalf of the National Asset Manag(...)

French teachers of elementary schools protest as part of a nationwide day  of strike to demonstrate against the government’s education reform, in Paris. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

A secret document leaked to Le Figaro newspaper explains why President François Hollande caves in to the slightest sign of street protest. “Throughout(...)