Carlos Ghosn, Chairman and CEO of Renault: latest results bolster his position in the face of government demands for a clearer succession plan

French carmaker Renault posted record sales and profit for 2017, bolstering Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn’s position in the face of government demands (...)

If Ireland complete the Six Nations Grand Slam this year Rory Best will have the third best success rate as captain. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

If Ireland go on to complete the job this season, an umbilical link between the most successful captains in the history of Irish rugby and the Six Nat(...)

French finance minister Bruno Le Maire believes tax payments from tech giants  should be financing roads and schools. Photograph: Getty

The European Union must lead the way on taxing global technology companies by adopting legislation early next year that would ensure they pay billions(...)

Concern over the safety of children online has prompted a call for a smartphone ban in schools. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Primary teachers have played down calls for a ban on smartphones in schools on the basis that most have long-standing policies which prohibit mobile p(...)

Police have reportedly been called to supermarkets in France after a 70 per cent discount on Nutella sent shoppers into a frenzy. File photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The French government will discuss ways of limiting special promotions on food items at its next cabinet meeting on January 31st, after shoppers shout(...)

Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

Israeli border police forces patrol near the Western Wall (centre left) and the Dome of the Rock (top) at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound on December 5th, 2017. Photograph: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump told Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday he intends to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a Palestinian (...)

The ‘Jungle’, Calais, in  November 2015.  The first 80 students were taken  from the camp in October 2016 and they were joined by 51 more students last month. Photograph: NurPhoto via Getty Images

Seven women and 124 men from a dozen countries survived the Calais “Jungle” and other refugee encampments to enrol as full-time students at the Univer(...)

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 (...)

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