France’s centre Jonathan Danty (C) is tackled during the Six Nations match between France and Italy at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis Photograph: AFP Photo / Thomas Samson

France 23 Italy 21 New head coach Guy Noves was spared an early embarrassment as France came from eight points behind to beat Italy 23-21 in the open(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson delivers a speech on the opening day of the COP 21 United Nations conference on climate change in Paris.  Photography: Getty Images

Mary Robinson, the UN special envoy on climate change, has said she is optimistic that an agreement can be reached at the global summit on c(...)

 The French and European flags fly at half mast at the French Ambassador’s Residence in Dublin  following the terrorist attacks in Paris. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has described the Paris attacks as “an appalling and horrendous attack on the free world”. Mr Kenny said he sent a message to the(...)

Significant integration challenge ... Refugees and migrants run to cross the Slovenian-Austrian border on November 2nd from Sentilj to Spielfeld. More than 218,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October -- a monthly record . Photograph:    Rene Gomolj/AFP/Getty Images

Migration has become a daily topic of conversation due to media coverage of those fleeing war-torn Syria and Europe’s approach to the migration crisis(...)

Pensioner arrives to receive part of her pension as police officers stand by at a National Bank branch in Athens, Photograph: Reuters/Yiannis Kourtoglou

After marathon negotiations lasting 17 hours, and with the eyes of the world upon them, euro zone heads of government finally emerged into the Brussel(...)

First Obama. Now Hollande. The temptation, when you are being thwarted by legislators, to rule by executive authority is catching. The Wall Street Jou(...)

French ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault attended the minute’s silence in the Dáil. Photo: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

A minute’s silence was observed by the Dáil in solidarity with the French people, following a series of statements condemning last week’s murders. The(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meeting French president Francois Hollande at the Elysée palace on Sunday afternoon before the rally. Photograph: EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said reports that Ireland was being used as a hub by jihadis were being monitored carefully.Speaking at the Élysée Palace, where (...)

Heads of small and mid-size French companies attend a demonstration organized by the French CGPME (Confederation of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises) employers groups to protest against government policy and what they see as excessive restrictions and charges.

Protests in France are normally synonymous with trade unionists, students, farmers and that bugbear of the holidaymaker, air traffic controllers. It i(...)

French World War two veteran Leon Gautier of the Kiieffer commando (left) and German veteran paratrooper Johannes Borner embrace as a sign of reconciliation during an international ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied landings on D-Day on Sword Beach in Ouistreham, in Normandy, France, yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Ian Langsdon

It was a day of conflicting emotions, when world leaders celebrated immutable bonds while struggling to overcome the tensions of the moment. In(...)