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Édouard Philippe arrives for a meeting at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Thursday. Photograph: EPA

Édouard Philippe has been replaced as France’s prime minister after seeing the country through the coronavirus crisis, as president Emmanuel Macron em(...)

The incumbent mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, arrives to deliver a speech after winning the second round of the French municipal elections on Sunday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Greens were the clear winners in the second round of France’s municipal elections on Sunday, but theirs is an ambiguous victory. The environmental(...)

 Black Lives Matter demonstrators march during a rally on Sunday in Santee, California in the 13th day of protests since George Floyd died in Minneapolis police custody on May 25th. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images

Minneapolis City Council has pledged to disband the city’s police department, following the death of African-American man George Floyd two weeks ago w(...)

 A Black Lives Matter protest takes a knee at the Martin Luther King Memorial on the seventh day of protests in DC over the death of George Floyd, who died in police custody. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo

As protests gripped the United States this week, Washington DC found itself at the centre of the demonstrations over George Floyd’s death. The city (...)

Demonstrators march in Denver, Colorado on Wednesday, while protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died while while being arrested and pinned to the ground by the knee of a Minneapolis police officer. Photograph:  Jason Connolly/AFP

Hundreds of people were arrested in New York last night after demonstrators defied an 8pm curfew and continued to protest against the killing of Afric(...)

File photograph of Dublin’s St Patrick’s Day parade. Photograph: The Irish Times

All St Patrick’s Day parades across the State are set to be cancelled, after a meeting of the Cabinet sub-committee on coronavirus. The decision, whi(...)

Passengers disembark a train that arrived in Naples from Milan on Sunday. The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned Irish people against non-essential travel to parts of northern Italy, including Milan and Venice, after emergency measures to deal with the coronavirus outbreak were announced. Photograph: Cesare Abbate/EPA.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has warned Irish people against non-essential travel to parts of northern Italy, including Milan and Venice, after e(...)

Ironically, Macron’s internal problems are mounting just at the point where some of his signature policies are starting to show clear signs of success. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron might well have assumed his party’s preparations for next month’s local elections could not get any worse. That was u(...)

Brittany on a sunny day.  Photograph:  Niall O’Reilly
Welcome to my place ... Brittany
  • Abroad
  • December 15, 2019, 06:01

Niall O’Reilly was born in Cavan. He lives in Brittany in France with his partner, Poul, and they run international cooking school, Kerrouet House Wh(...)

Patrick Houlihan (left) is originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, but now lives in Cupramontana, Le Marche, Italy where he runs a B&B with his partner Enzo Fazio

Patrick Houlihan, originally from Tralee, Co Kerry, now lives in Cupramontana, Le Marche, Italy, where he runs a B&B.  When did you leave Ir(...)

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