Bank of England governor Mark Carney: what he actually said was much more nuanced than the headlines suggested. Photograph: Gianluca Colla/Bloomberg

Immigration did not play as large a part as expected in the UK general election but it is an issue that is unlikely to go away, either in the UK or ma(...)

 France’s Front National  founder and honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen gesturing on stage as the party’s  president Marine Le Pen looks on during the party’s annual rally in honour of Joan of Arc on May 1st. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

France’s far-right National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, whose party membership has been suspended by his own daughter, said on Monday he plans to(...)

File photographs of Jean-Marie Le Pen and Front National’s president Marine Le Pen.  Photograph: AFP/Jean-sebastien Evrard/Getty Images

National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen disowned his daughter and party leader Marine on Tuesday after she suspended him from the far-right French mo(...)

French National Front leader Marine Le Pen’s anti-EU and anti-immigration May Day rally speech in Paris  was interrupted by her father, the party’s founder and honorary president Jean-Marie Le Pen. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Half-naked feminists, her embarrassing old father, financial scandal, the socialist mayor of Paris and crowd-thinning rain all conspired to wreck M(...)

A Femen activist tries to block the president of France’s far-right political party Front National (FN) Marine Le Pen as she lays flowers at the foot of a statue of Joan of Arc during a  rally  in Paris. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Three women from the Femen activist group, making Nazi salutes, disrupted a May Day speech by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Friday.After e(...)

Though his presidential ambitions are well known, French prime minister Manuel Valls has been faultlessly loyal to President François Hollande. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images

French prime minister Manuel Valls arrives in Dublin today for a two-day visit. Taoiseach Enda Kenny may be pleasantly surprised by the French lead(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen said he would fight any disciplinary action by the party’s leadership and would seek the party’s candidacy for the presidency of the southeastern Provence, Alps and Cote d’Azur region, a move his daughter opposes. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

French National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen rejected on Friday a call from his daughter, the party’s leader, to leave politics over comments he ma(...)

A family at war

The Trinity philosopher, the late Francis La Touche Godfrey, would describe to students with a chuckle the long-term survival challenge for antiquity’(...)

 French   National Front leader Marine Le Pen is kissed by her father Jean-Marie Le Pen after she was   re-elected as president of the party. The party  is in “an unprecedented crisis”, Ms Le Pen told ‘Le Monde’. Photograph: Laurent Cipriani/AP

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the 86-year-old founder of the extreme right-wing National Front (FN), risks losing his title of honorary president and even expul(...)

‘President Obama praised the contribution Irish people had made to the building of America.’ Above, President  Obama with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at  a St Patricks Day reception in the East Room of the White House.  Photograph:  BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

The Taoiseach has bewailed the lot of the undocumented Irish in the United States, those who cannot come home to Ireland for family funerals because t(...)