Chinese industrialist Li Jinyuan  brought 6,400 of his employees on holiday to France in May – a trip that cost more than €13million – where they formed a record-breaking ‘longest human phrase’, reading ‘Tiens’ dream is Nice in the Côte d’Azur’. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

It starts with a pennant flag held aloft by a scarily enthusiastic twenty-something tour guide, skilled in speaking high-tempo Mandarin without pau(...)

Chef John Wyer in the kitchen at Forest Avenue. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Restaurant owners spent the recession years trying to attract customers. Now they have an additional problem: a shortage of chefs has reached “crisis (...)

A fire  started by striking French ferry workers caused further delays to traffic on the French side. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron has pledged additional resources to deal with the migrant crisis at Calais, but warned that disruptions to trav(...)

Gorilla warfare: O’Donovan Rossa drops dynamite bombs on England, in a cartoon from Puck, a US satirical magazine. Illustration: Library of Congress

‘Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa creates terrorism as we understand it in the 20th century,” the historian Dr Shane Kenna, author of a book called Jeremiah O(...)

Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Google Maps

A flight from Knock to the UK was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin on Friday after the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. Flybe flight B(...)

 Chinese artist and critic of the regime Ai Weiwei  at Munich Airport. Photograph: EPA/Peter Kneffel

British home secretary Theresa May has intervened to reverse a decision by her officials and grant dissident Chinese artist and free speech advocate A(...)

Anatoly Litvinenko,  son of  Alexander Litvinenko, and  his mother Mariana  outside the High Court in central London. Photograph: Reuters/Peter Nicholls

Russian president Vladimir Putin is a “tin pot despot” who personally ordered the 2006 poisoning murder of ex-KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko in London(...)

Gendarmes  escort migrants away from the Eurotunnel terminal. France has bolstered its police presence in Calais. Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

British prime minister David Cameron drew up plans to help France tackle a spike in attempts by migrants to enter Britain illegally via the Channel Tu(...)

Paud O’Leary died after he was struck by a vehicle while he was out for a training cycle for the annual Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.

Gardaí are to prepare a file for the DPP after they released without charge a 70 year-old man arrested for questioning about the death of a father-(...)

Migrants who managed to pass the police block on the Eurotunnel site race towards the boarding docks in Coquelles near Calais, northern France, on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Illegal immigrants attempting to enter Britain will be returned to their home countries, prime minister David Cameron said yesterday, as migrants cont(...)