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 Irish Ambassador Patricia O’Brien was among those at the ceremony in Le Pilly. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

It’s a long way to Tipperary for the children of École Publique Simone Veil in Herlies, a suburb of Lille. Their heavily accented version of the musi(...)

The battle claimed the lives of 29 men from Waterford, 27 each from Tipperary and Wexford and 13 from Kilkenny

In October 1914, 177 men from the Royal Irish Regiment, a regiment that recruited predominantly in the counties of Waterford, Wexford, Tipperary and K(...)

Emilie Konig, a 33-year-old French woman suspected of recruiting fighters for  Islamic State and now in the custody of the Kurdish Syrian  People’s Protection Units, speaking at an undisclosed location in Syria. Her future is uncertain. In Baghdad, more than 40 foreign women accused of joining Isis have  been sentenced to death. Photograph: YPG press office/AFP/Getty Images

In a small holding room in a Baghdad court, French citizen Djamila Boutoutao cradled her two-year-old daughter and begged for help. Boutoutao (29) is(...)

Ireland will be the sixth-rated nation for EuroHockey Club Cup and eligible to stay in the top tier. Photograph: Inpho

UCD finished eighth overall at the EuroHockey Club Cup in London following a 4-0 loss to hosts Surbiton on Sunday morning but results in Dublin means (...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen has had his ties with the far right party he founded, the National Front, severed. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

France’s far-right National Front party has confirmed it has severed its ties to firebrand founder Jean-Marie Le Pen as it tries to revive its fortune(...)

The Promo and Destock store, a French kosher grocery store in Créteil, south of Paris, after it was destroyed in an arson attack. Photograph: Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty Images

The Front National is about to depart the French political scene. When members of the far-right party gather in Lille for their annual congress today,(...)

 Lorries wait to board a freight train in Calais. Photograph:  Jack Taylor/Getty Images

The boss of the port of Calais has warned of tailbacks up to 50km in all directions and potential food shortages in Britain if a Brexit deal involves (...)

Injured in Calais: a migrant is helped after clashes near the city’s ferry port. Photograph: Johan Ben Azzouz/EPA

Twenty-two migrants were wounded and four of them were in a critical condition after the worst violence to date in the English Channel port city of Ca(...)

Those in the smaller crowd on Tuesday night, the one that stayed to see the wrecked Irish players leave the field, can at least say: I was there, all the way. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Many thousands of Republic of Ireland fans felt that they couldn’t bear to stay until the bitter end of the Tuesday night’s reality check by the ice-c(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron signs documents to promulgate a new labour bill at the Elysee Palace in Paris. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AFP/Getty Images

President Emmanuel Macron on Friday signed decrees reforming the French labour code, live in front of television cameras, after a cabinet meeting. He(...)

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