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Nicolas Sarkozy and Michel Barnier in 2009. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty

In 2009 Nicolas Sarkozy dispatched his agriculture minister, Michel Barnier, to the European Commission. It was an elegant manoeuvre that suited both (...)

The penthouse suite in Claridge’s hotel has its own ornamental lake, half an acre of landscaped garden, a rooftop swimming pool and two glass-sided pavilions. Photograph: Andy Shaw/Bloomberg News

Irish businessman Paddy McKillen is planning a major expansion of his Maybourne Hotel Group while putting the final touches to a multimillion pound re(...)

French prime minister Jean Castex announcing the new Covid-19 restrictions.  “We’ve reached a sort of plateau,” he said. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP via Getty Images

France will enforce an 8pm-6am curfew starting next Tuesday, December 15th, including on New Year’s Eve. An exception will be made for Christmas Eve o(...)

A Service aerien francais (SAF) company’s Airbus EC135, the same model of helicopter of the company that crashed in the Alps the day before and left five dead. Photograph: Jean-Philippe Ksiazek/AFP via Getty

Five members of a mountain rescue team have been killed and a sixth was seriously injured when their helicopter crashed in the French Alps. The helic(...)

Gertrude Page’s novel Paddy the Next Best Thing (1908) inspired theatrical and film adaptations, including one of Fox’s biggest hits of 1933

A novel with an Irish setting written many years ago by an English author had a remarkable popularity in print, on stage and screen. Scenery of slopin(...)

Roast chicken noodle soup. Photograph: Harry Weir Photography

I rarely eat soup. I don’t know why really. If I’m out, it’s perhaps that I think there’s always something more exciting on a menu and I don’t want to(...)

Gardaí in Cork have begun an investigation after a man was attacked and stabbed in the head in Patrick Street in Cork city centre on Thursday afternoo(...)

Broad Street in Waterford in the 1960s. Photograph: Waterford History

I’m dreaming of better days. I’m dreaming of the places I miss, including beaches and mountains, libraries and bookshops. And in these dreams I often (...)

British developer Rioja Estates wants to create a tourist outlet village close to the IDA industrial estate at Killacloyne in Carrigtwohill. File photograph: Getty

Cork city retailers have expressed concern that a plan by Cork County Council to allow a €100 million Kildare Village-type retail outlet on the outski(...)

The new application also includes a partial increase in heights of the permitted Apollo House and College House re-developments.

The owners of the Savoy Cinema in Dublin have put the brakes on the Marlet Group amending its ambitious plans for the Apollo House, College House and (...)

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