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The Irish-born population in France is estimated to be somewhere between 20,000 and 24,000.

I have been living in France for more than 20 years now. A decade ago I completed a PhD on the Irish in England, and for many years my research concen(...)

Two RIC constables were shot dead as they escorted gelignite to a Tipperary quarry in 1919

One hundred years ago, on Monday January 21st, 1919  the first shots in Ireland's War of Independence were fired when two policemen were kille(...)

Racing driver Hunter Abbott with AlcoSense personal use breathalyser. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Every household in Ireland should be given a single-use breathalyser because of the implications of tighter drink-driving legislation now in force in (...)

Josh van der Flier: “I don’t have too good memories of that game. It was tough. They were very, very good and I remember they scored a lot of very good backs’ tries.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster revisit the Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Sunday, three years on from a 51-10 thrashing at the hands of Wasps, the Irish province’s heaviest eve(...)

Sherry FitzGerald O’Donovan is seeking €220,000 for this five-bedroom bungalow in Ballycunnen, Drumline, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co Clare. France, Auver(...)

Calais-Dover is the closest maritime link between the continent and Britain, crossed by two million lorries, 46 million tonnes of freight and 9.1 million passengers last year. Photograph: Vincent Kessler/Reuters

Jean-Marc Puissesseau loves England. The president of the Channel ports at Calais and Boulogne-sur-Mer says he travels to the UK at every opportunity.(...)

Michael MacWhite: flair for dramatic gestures. Photograph: Courtesy of irishmeninparis.org

When the Paris Peace Conference got under way 100 years ago today, independence-seeking Ireland, like most small nations, was not represented. There w(...)

A view of the European Parliament building in   Strasbourg, France. File photograph: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images

The European Parliament has backed plans to cut EU funds to member states who undermine the rule of law or allow corruption to fester – a move that co(...)

Eddie Jones: “To beat Ireland, we need to compete brutally in all the contest areas of the game.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will captain England in their opening Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February, 2nd, following confir(...)

A veto worth keeping

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe wasted no time in rejecting the European Commission’s blueprint to end national vetoes on major tax issues and re(...)

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