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 (...)

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(...)

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