French president Emmanuel Macron awards Kylian Mbappé of France the Fifa Young Player Award at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Since Emmanuel Macron has become president of France in May 2017, it has been somewhat of a golden era for French sport. In 2024 the Summer Olympics (...)

George Parker ripped off Irish immigrants to New York by ‘selling’ them the Brooklyn Bridge. Photograph: Getty.

Con artists are everywhere these days, whether it’s swindlers on Tinder, fake German heiresses on Instagram, or people sending texts begging for money(...)

The 1922 World Congress of the Irish Race in Paris, the event that announced the Irish Free State to the world.

Numerous events planned for the next couple of months will mark the centenary of the 1922 World Congress of the Irish Race in Paris, the event that an(...)

Leonardo DiCaprio purred at his fellow feline lover Vladimir Putin during a big-cat conservation summit in 2010. Photograph: Alexey Druzhinin/AFP via Getty Images

It was one of those surreal moments when light entertainment mugs history. Vladimir Putin crooned the song Blueberry Hill at a children’s charity bene(...)

Brazilian players for  Shakhtar Donetsk, joined by coaches, family members and some players from their rivals Dynamo Kyiv, make a video asking for help in evacuating Ukraine. Photograph: Júnior Moraes via the New York Times

Inside the windowless conference room of the Kyiv hotel where the soccer stars had gathered, the anxiety was growing by the minute. An aborted attempt(...)

A woman stands  among debris after the reported shelling of a kindergarten in the settlement of Stanytsia Luhanska, Ukraine. Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP via Getty Images

Kyiv and Moscow blamed each other for clashes in Ukraine’s eastern Donbas region on Thursday as western officials continued to question Russia’s claim(...)

The signals from the new system would be encrypted and offered to Europe as well as Africa to give that continent an alternative to Chinese-built infrastructure. Photograph: iStock

The European Commission has approved plans for a €6 billion satellite internet system to compete with the likes of Amazon and SpaceX despite previous (...)

Delegates to the World Congress of the Irish Race led by  Katherine Hughes, Mary MacSwiney, Éamon de Valera, Countess Markievicz, Thomas Hughes Kelly and Sean T O’Kelly. Photograph: Image Bibliothèque Nationale de France

In late January 1922 the cream of Irish politics, literature, music, theatre, art and design converged in Paris. James Joyce published his modernist m(...)

Most of Dublin’s leading stocks suffered on Friday, dragging down the Iseq index of Irish shares. Photograph: iStock

Shares slid on Friday as central bankers signalled that interest rate rises may not be far off. DUBLIN Shares in insulation maker Kingspan tumbled 7(...)

Shares in energy group EDF shares slumped as much as 25 per cent  after the French government ordered it to sell more cheap nuclear power to rivals to limit the rise in electricity prices. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

Shares in energy group EDF shares slumped as much as 25 per cent and were set for their worst day of trading after the French government ordered the u(...)

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