French ecology minister Ségolène Royal has already become a central figure in the presidency of her former partner François Hollande. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold. A decade ago, Ségolène Royal watched helplessly as Valérie Trierweiler, a journalist at Paris Match magazine who(...)

Ireland, Navan: €500,000 Sherry FitzGerald

Sherry FitzGerald Lannon is seeking €500,000 for a five-bedroom bungalow with land in Brownstown, Navan. We find similarly-priced properties around th(...)

Co Galway, Ireland: €800,000, O’Donnellan and Joyce
Take Five for about €800,000
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  • January 23, 2014, 00:00

Ireland: Co GalwayO’Donnellan and Joyce is seeking €800,000 for this three-bedroom house on a corner site with front, side and back garden on Distille(...)

Colm Keena in Niort, where he was interviewed for the local newspaper, Le Courrier de l’Ouest. Photograph: Marie Delage

Cycling between Fontenay le Comte and the larger town of Niort, the landscape changes from fields to open vistas filled with corn and sunflowers. This(...)