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Bare shelves during the Beast from the East  showed how reliant we are on food from the UK. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish supermarkets are very vulnerable to changed circumstance. That has rarely been clearer than it was at the end of February last year when the few(...)

U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead to millions of preventable deaths. File photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

U2 front man Bono has warned that complacency is emerging in the global fight against Aids, tuberculosis and malaria which, if unchecked, could lead t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron: criticised a minority who were “megaphones of a hateful crowd who have lashed out at elected politicians, security forces, journalists, Jews, foreigners, homosexuals”. Photograph:  Michel Euler/EPA

French president Emmanuel Macron has called on the nation to unite, stop “hateful” attacks during protests and avoid falling for “false information” o(...)

Les Loges, the Michelin-starred restaurant in the central courtyard at Cour des Loges in Lyon.

Lyon, the self-styled culinary capital of France, is a city steeped in gastronomy, from its 4,000 restaurants – and their 25 Michelin stars – to its b(...)

Dr Alexis Carrel (1873-1944) performed the first dog head transplant in 1908 along with American physiologist Dr Charles Guthrie. Photograph: Getty Images

On January 20th, 1968, neurosurgeon Dr Raymond Newcombe wrote a letter entitled Brain Transplantation? to the editor of the British Medical Journal. (...)

Toulouse’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont passes the ball during the Heineken  Champions Cup pool one game against  Wasps at the Ernest Wallon stadium. Photograph: Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images

Toulouse 42 Wasps 27 Toulouse moved a step closer to the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 42-27 bonus-point victory over Wasps at the Sta(...)

France’s president Macron is deeply unpopular, and his efforts to placate the national protests through the narrow gauge lens of economics have thus far made things worse. Why? Photograph:  Getty Images

Two huge rivers, the Rhone and the Soane which converge in Lyon, have been ferrying goods, people and ideas into this majestic city for centuries. The(...)

Phil Neville, coach of England, attending the Women’s World Cup draw in Paris. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

As street cleaners swept Parisian boulevards clear of rubber bullets, and owners of looted shops began compiling inventories for insurance companies o(...)

Dijon, France

The last time I set foot in Burgundy-Franche-Comté my mother had just passed away. I boarded a flight from Dublin to Paris, where I would connect by (...)

French DJ Martin Solveig with Kylian Mbappe. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty

Enormous commiserations to French DJ Martin Solveig, the latest person to be filmed doing something in public that apparently doesn’t reflect who he i(...)

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