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 Police officers evacuate migrants from a makeshift camp on Place de la République in Paris on Monday night. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French police have come under severe criticism for the violent dismantling of a makeshift migrant camp on the symbolic Place de la République, less th(...)

 French members of the elite tactical police unit RAID enter to search the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice as forensics officers wait after a knife attack in Nice on Thursday.   Photograph:  Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

The man who killed three people in a knife attack in a church in Nice on France’s Cote D’Azur on Thursday has been named as Brahim Aouissaoui, a 21-ye(...)

Under new measures, those found engaging in non-essential travel more than 5km from home or refusing to wear a face mask in designated areas will likely face fines of up to €500. Gardaí will also have the power to issue €1,000 fines to organisers of house parties. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Another month, another new set of Covid-19 laws. Starting in March 2020 when the Health Act 2020 was introduced, the Irish public has been subject to(...)

French President Emmanuel Macron, flanked by French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, speaks in front of a high school in Conflans Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris, after a history teacher was beheaded. Photograph: Abdulmonam Eassa/AP.

French president Emmanuel Macron has described the beheading of a teacher in Paris as an “Islamist terror attack”. A French teacher of history and ge(...)

Meabh Quoirin with Nóra. The 15-year-old, who had learning difficulties, had been on a family holiday at the Dusun resort when she went missing. Photograph: Family Handout

Moments after discovering that her daughter, Nóra, had disappeared from a holiday chalet in the Malaysian jungle, Meabh Quoirin was sure that she had (...)

The remains of the burnt organ after falling from the first floor during a fire inside the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral in Nantes, western France. Photograph: Fanny Andre/AFP/Getty

French police cleared a 39-year-old Rwandan refugee of all suspicion on Sunday and released him after questioning the man about a fire at the 15th-cen(...)

Cash seized in Operation Venetic, an investigation on Encrochat, a military-grade encrypted communication system used by organised criminals trading in drugs and guns. Photograph:  WMROCU/PA

In the last decade, law enforcement has been engaged in an technological arms race with criminal gangs constantly trying to find new ways of communica(...)

 Protesters demonstrate in front of Paris courthouse against police violence. Some 20,000 people defied a ban in Paris  to protest the 2016 death of a young black man in French police custody. Photograph: Michael Rubinel/AFP via Getty Images

Twenty thousand demonstrators, mostly black, average age about 25. Placards with the slogans “I can’t breathe”, and “Black Lives Matter”. Burning barr(...)

 A group of would-be holidaymakers who flew in a private jet from London to the Cóte d’Azur in France have been turned back by police. File Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/ Getty Images

A group of would-be holidaymakers who flew in a private jet from London to the Cóte d’Azur in France have been turned back by police. Seven men and t(...)

Armed officers secure the perimeter at the Hautes-Bruyeres public park in Villejuif, near Paris. Photograph: EPA

French police shot dead a man near Paris on Friday after he went on the rampage with a knife in a park, killing one person and wounding two more. The(...)

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