US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and US ambassador to France Jane Hartley, pay tribute to the victims of November 13th terror attacks in Paris, at the Place de la Republique. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The French writer and statesman André Malraux allegedly predicted that “the 21st century will be a century of religion or it will not be at all.” Th(...)

The Euro 2016 draw for Ireland is widely regarded as being the toughest of all the groups. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The big scramble for tickets for next summer’s European Championships in France begins at 11am on Monday morning. Fans will be asked to register the(...)

French security forces stormed a building in the early hours of Wednesday November 18th, in Saint Denis, Paris, where the suspected planner of the  Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, was hiding. Photograph: Jerome Groisard/Ministere de l’Interieur – Dicom via AP

The man who provided lodging for the presumed planner of the Paris attacks will go before an anti-terrorism judge on Tuesday evening as the hunt for s(...)

Co-ordination: French president Francois Hollande talks to British prime minister David Cameron after a meeting at the Elysée Palace in Paris. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

President Francois Hollande is retaliating with diplomatic and military means against Islamic State for the November 13th attacks that killed 130 peop(...)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud, a 28-year-old Belgian killed in a police raid in the French capital on Wednesday, told German police on January 20th, 2014, he wanted to visit family and friends in Istanbul. Photograph: Reuters

The suspected mastermind of the Paris attacks that killed 129 people was questioned by German police at Cologne-Bonn airport early last year before he(...)

French president  François Hollande observes a minute’s silence with other high-ranking officials. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/Reuters

President François Hollande has asked 925 members of France’s national assembly and senate to modify France’s constitution to enable the government to(...)

French President François Hollande delivers his speech during an exceptional joint gathering of both of the French houses of parliament in Versailles.  Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

France will intensify its air offensive against Islamic State (IS) and extend its state of emergency for three months, president François Hollande dec(...)

French prime minister Manuel Valls (centre) arrives with interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve  and defence minister Jean-Yves Le Drian at the Gare du Nord railway station in Paris. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP/Getty Images

Every terrorist attack in France in recent years, from Toulouse in 2012 to the atrocity at the Charlie Hebdo offices in January, has been accompanied (...)

After a bumper summer Ryanair is forecasting full year profits will be towards the upper end of its € 1,175m to € 1,225m range. (Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES)

Irish airline Ryanair saw its first half profits soar by 37 per cent to €1 billion, on the back of a “bumper summer” and fuel savings, as it forecast (...)

 Xavier Broseta, executive vice-president for human resources  at Air France, is evacuated by security after employees interrupted a meeting on proposed job cuts. File photograph: Jacky Naegelen/Reuters

Police arrested several Air France workers at their homes early on Monday as investigators tracked down protesters who hounded executives from a meeti(...)