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One by one Europe’s premier club rugby tournaments took the inevitable decision to suspend play due to the coronavirus pandemic, the French Top 14 and(...)

Visitors queue outside the  Louvre museum in Paris after staff ended coronavirus walkout following  two days of closure.  Photograph: Philippe Lopez/ AFP

The Republic’s second confirmed case of coronavirus, announced on Tuesday night, has focused minds on the measures that might have to be taken to limi(...)

French cardinal, Philippe Barbarin,  has been acquitted of covering up the sexual abuse of minors in his flock. Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images

A cardinal has had his conviction for covering up the sexual abuse of minors overturned, in a case that rocked the French Catholic Church. Philippe (...)

Connacht’s Niall Murray dejected after his side’s heavy 54-7 defeat to Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Leinster and Ulster aim to secure home advantage in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, Munster and particularly Connacht limp into European(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Robin Copeland of Connacht during their  Pro 14 match at the RDS. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster 54 Connacht 7 Not four years ago these teams faced off in a Pro 12 final at Murrayfield. Connacht deservedly and joyously prevailed. On(...)

Riot police officers detain a striking train worker outside the the Gare de Lyon train station. Photograph: AP

French workers voted on Monday to halt production at a key oil facility that supplies Paris and the surrounding region, joining other petroleum indust(...)

The volume and purity of cocaine coming from countries such as Columbia has increased dramatically in recent years, according to Europol. Photograph: iStock

Garda management is examining proposals to send liaison officers to South American where the bulk of cocaine in Ireland is sourced from. Assistant Ga(...)

 Emiliano Sala and Cardiff City chief executive Ken Choo on January 18th, 2019, in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph: Cardiff City FC/Getty Images

January On the 16th of the month, Nantes visited Nimes in Ligue 1. Nantes’s 72nd-minute substitute was their number nine, Emiliano Sala, a 28-year-ol(...)

 Johnny Sexton wants to see out his career with Leinster and Ireland. Photograph: Tommy Dickson

Johnny Sexton has rejected strong overtures from the Top 14 leaders Lyon to join them on a lucrative two-year deal, with the option of a third year, t(...)

Dockers march with smoke bombs and hold a banner as they take part in a demonstration to protest against the pension overhauls, in Marseille. Photograph: Clement Mahoudeau/AFP

Railway workers, teachers and emergency room medics launched one of the biggest public sector strikes in France for decades on Thursday, determined t(...)

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