Jerry Lewis
Mercurial film maker and comedian
  • People
  • August 26, 2017, 04:10

Jerry Lewis, the comedian and filmmaker who was adored by many, disdained by others, but unquestionably a defining figure of American entertainment in(...)

Gerald O’Kelly and his mother, courtesy of Brendan O’Kelly, from “No Way Out: The Irish in Wartime France 1939-1945”, by Isidore Ryan

When Place Vendôme last featured in an Irish political controversy, the problem was shirts: the luxury Charvet shirts that Charles J Haughey was once (...)

A mock customs post set up by anti-Brexit campaigners at Ravensdale, Co Louth, last February to highlight concerns about trade. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Irish politicians and diplomats are now finding themselves in an unholy alliance with pro-Brexit ideologues in the UK as they keep insisting that unde(...)

European Parliament building in Strasbourg: MEPs meet there one week every month. The arrangement costs the EU €114m a year and critics have called for it to be scrapped. Photograph: Pascal Bastien/New York Times

A proposal to move a major EU agency from London to Strasbourg as part of a deal to close the European Parliament’s base in the French city could thre(...)

Far-right supporters attend a presidential campaign rally by Front National leader Marine Le Pen in Marseille, as polling day looms in one of the most unpredictable French elections. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

For Geraldine Emerson, the stakes couldn’t be higher as her French compatriots take to the voting booths on Sunday. “As we’ve seen with Brexit and t(...)

Motorists driving without the Crit’Air certificate will be fined on the spot, from €68 up to €135. Photograph: Getty

If you are planning on taking your car to France this year there is a new vignette/sticker you will need for Paris, Grenoble and Lyon. These three cit(...)

Peugeot chief executive Jean-Philippe Imparato with the  Car of the Year award. Photograph: Salvatore di Nolfi/EPA

From hell to heaven is how Peugeot’s chief executive described the brand’s victory in Europe’s Car of the Year awards. Peugeot’s Jean-Philippe Imparat(...)

France’s PSA Group is set to announce a deal to buy Opel from General Motors on Monday after striking an agreement with the U.S. carmaker and winning(...)

 Marine Le Pen has promised to take France out of the euro. Photograph: Epa/Sebastien Nogier

Investors completely miscalculated Brexit and did not see the Trump victory coming. Now, with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen polling well in France(...)

In some ways, PSA itself is taking a massive risk here. Opel has lost money every year since 1999, and has drained General Motors’ coffers to the tune of some €8-billion in just the last eight years.

So, with PSA Group, the company that owns and operates the Peugeot, DS and Citroen brands, taking over Opel from its current owners, General Motors, w(...)