French  police officers, military personnel and rescue helpers attend an exercise simulating a chemical terrorist attack in view of the Uefa Euro 2016 soccer championship  in Toulouse, southern France. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA

In the wake of jihadist attacks that killed 148 people in France last year, and in the run-up to the Euro 2016 football championship that will bring m(...)

Disruptions to flights across Europe are expected to continue until the French industrial action ends later this week. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has condemned the “selfish actions” of the French aviation unions responsible for this week’s industrial action, which has caused lengthy dela(...)

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CityJet is planning additional services between Cork and France from next summer, adding routes to Nantes and La Rochelle The new Cork-La Rochelle se(...)

CityJet has confirmed plans to operate 18 flights a week between Cork and London City Airport from October.

CityJet has confirmed plans to operate 18 flights a week between Cork and London City Airport from October. The airline’s executive chairman Pat Byrne(...)

French firefighters attempt to extinguish a fire that destroyed part of the Saint Donatien basilica in Nantes, France. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

A fire has ravaged a 19th-century basilica in the western French city of Nantes. The blaze started at the close of morning Mass, leaving just a charr(...)

People hold aloft  a poster translating as “Quick: more democracy everywhere against barbarism” take part in a solidarity rally  (Marche Republicaine) in  Paris on January 11th, 2015. Photograph: Youssef Boudlal/Reuters

More than a million people have converged on central Paris for a “national unity” rally in solidarity with the victims of the week’s attacks and in su(...)

French soldiers patrol near the Eiffel Tower in Paris as part of the ‘Vigipirate’ security plan. Photograoh: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

After a string of attacks across France that have reinforced concerns about Islamic militancy, prime minister Manuel Valls acknowledged that the Fr(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls said that between 200 and 300 more military personnel would be deployed, in addition to 780 already on the streets as part of routine year-end precautions. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

After a string of attacks across France that have heightened concerns about Islamic militancy, prime minister Manuel Valls has ordered hundreds of add(...)

Police and rescue crews are seen near a Christmas market where a man drove a small van into a crowd, injuring ten people,  in Nantes. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters.

A man driving a van ploughed into a crowd strolling through a Christmas market in Nantes in western France on Monday evening, injuring 10 people. (...)