French far-right Front National (FN) party president and FN top candidate for the regional election in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie region, Marine Le Pen, casts her ballot on December 13th, 2015 at a polling station in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, during the second round of the regional elections. Photograph: Francois Lo Presti/AFP/Getty Images

Marine Le Pen’s far-right National Front lost election run-offs on Sunday in three key target regions, despite topping last week’s first round, exit p(...)

A drawing by Irish Times Cartoonist Martyn Turner in response to the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

The Irish Times is participating in an initiative organised by Index on Censorship and other press freedom campaigners to express revulsion at the (...)

If Marine Le Pen leads her National Front party to victory, she improves her chances of making it to the 2017 presidential run-off. Photograph: Reuters

France will elect 74 MEPs on Sunday week. The government has not organised a civic information campaign, as it usually does for elections. Nearly two-(...)