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The trophy for Euro 2016. Figures released by the FAI show that 70,480 Irish fans made about 275,000 ticket applications for the Republic of Ireland’s three group games against Sweden, Belgium and Italy in June

Upwards of 70,000 Irish fans are expected to travel to France this summer for Euro 2016 despite the FAI receiving less than 40,000 tickets. Figures (...)

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(...)

Lyon: Aer Lingus and Ryanair have added extra flights to France during the tournament. Photograph: Robert Pratta/Reuters

Demand by football supporters to follow Ireland’s progress in the Euro 2016 championships is up to a third higher than the unsuccessful Polish campaig(...)

Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Jet race: Tesla Model S

Boeing versus electric car Can a Tesla Model S beat a Qantas Boeing 737-800? On a runway at Avalon Airport, southwest of Melbourne, Australia, the uni(...)

We are a family of six (two adults, four children - aged seven to 14) and we’ve booked (an extremely cheap) flight to Paris Beauvais, arriving on a S(...)

Linda Jackson,  chief executive, Citroën

In an otherwise nondescript industrial estate on the outskirts of Paris, we’re seated in the corner of a domed windowless room, reminiscent of an emp(...)

Under-20 Six Nations Championship: French fans Paola Demaret and Luciem Picamil from Bordeaux. Photograph Inpho

As the Gallic hordes advance, not even a typically damp and dreary Dublin weekend can deter the ebullient spirits of France’s rugby fanatics.A sense o(...)

China quaffed more than 1.9 billion bottles of red wine last year.  Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

One of the offshoots of China’s economic rise has been a sharpening of the taste buds for red wine. According to the industry group Vinexpo, China is (...)

 Visit vineyards in  Bordeaux during harvest time on a wine tour

As a non-expert wine lover, I’d like to go on a wine tour to Europe in the autumn when the harvest is due or even in progress – up to a week in dur(...)

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