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Prosecutors said Nicolas Sarkozy’s  conservative party spent nearly double the €22.5 million allowed under electoral law on extravagant campaign rallies. File photograph: Getty Images

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has been convicted and sentenced to one year of house arrest for illegal campaign financing of his unsuccessfu(...)

 Ian Bailey leaving  the High Court in Dublin on December 16th. Photograph: Damien Eagers/AFP via Getty Images

A fresh translation of a “difficult to follow” French court judgment, in which Ian Bailey was found guilty of Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder in ab(...)

 Ian Bailey (62) was  convicted in absentia  in a Paris court on May31st last for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier. Photograph: Collins

The Department of Justice will on Monday seek to get a French extradition warrant for the arrest of Ian Bailey for the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plan(...)

Businessman Denis O’Brien. Photograph: Dara Mac Donail

As Independent New & Media (INM) limped into the arms of Belgo-Dutch publishing group Mediahuis this week, the ending of its 46 years as a listed (...)

Customers shop at a Digicel store for mobile phones in Fiji. Photograph: iStock

The value of bonds in businessman Denis O’Brien’s Digicel fell on Thursday afternoon as the group’s top executives fielded questions from analysts on (...)

Irish businessman Dermot Desmond is a major shareholder in Rietumu Bank in Latvia, which was fined €80m last week in a French court. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Latvian bank Rietumu Banka, in which Dermot Desmond owns a 33 per cent stake, has said it will appeal a French court ruling from last week in which it(...)

Richard Barklie (above), an ex-Royal Ulster Constabulary and Police Service of Northern Ireland  officer, from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland was  given a 12-month suspended sentence on charges of committing racist violence and making chants of a racist nature. File photograph: PA

Four Chelsea fans were convicted, given suspended jail sentences and fined by a Paris court on Tuesday for committing racist violence when they stoppe(...)

The couple were sailing from Yemen to Oman on a trip around the world when gunmen seized their yacht. Evelyne Colombo told her rescuers that the assailants had dumped her husband Christian Colombo’s body in the sea after he was killed. File photograph: Google Street View

Seven Somali men accused of hijacking a French yacht in an assault in which its owner was killed and his wife abducted in the Arabian Sea four years a(...)

Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Stéphane Charbonnier, at the magazine’s offices in 2012. Photograph: EPA

The French satirical magazine - where a shooting today has left at least 12 people dead - has a history of causing controversy with cartoons of Islam’(...)

A fireman unfolds the wheelchair of former Rwandan army captain Pascal Simbikangwa before the start of his trial at a Paris court today. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters.

Twenty years after the Rwanda genocide, France opened its first trial against a suspected accomplice in the massacre that killed 800,000 people, accus(...)

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