Cityjet’s new deal with Aer Lingus means that the airline will no longer fly its own scheduled routes under its own brand from October, when its bigge(...)

 A view from behind the green on the 450 metre, par 5, 18th hole in Paris. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

Aesop started it, Charles de Gaulle expanded on it. The wise Greek was the one who coined the phrase, “familiarity breeds contempt.” The French pres(...)

Portrait of Seán Lemass in Leinster House.

Harold MacMillan and the United Kingdom’s EEC membership “I do not think that either MacMillan or any member of the British government ever fully und(...)

Students  arm in arm during civil unrest in Paris on May 30th,  1968. Photograph:  Getty Images

It is late morning on the Place de la Sorbonne. CRS riot police and a guard filter people outside France’s oldest university. Only staff and students (...)

Tourism in Cork is set for a major boost this summer with the Port of Cork revealing that a 30 per cent increase in the numbers of cruise liner visits(...)

An Air France aircraft at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Photograph: iStock

Cork Airport customers will be able to avail of Parisian day trips year round following the announcement by Air France that the airline will run its d(...)

Michel Barnier (left) is known for his austere approach to life, while David Davis  likes to think of himself as “a charming bastard”.

The frozen streets of Helsinki lie silent as the mercury plunges to -16C. But inside the British embassy, the lights are burning. David Davis, the man(...)

Jean-Marie Le Pen’s memoirs are a journey into France’s tormented history, particularly the second World War and decolonisation.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the grand-daddy of extreme right-wing movements in Europe, published the first, 400-page volume of his memoirs on March 1st. It is (...)

The president of the French parliament,  François de Rugy,  with the president of the  German parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble, before a meeting to mark the 55th anniversary of the Élysée Treaty in Berlin. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron and acting German chancellor Angela Merkel issued a joint declaration on Monday to mark the 55th anniversary of the T(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron welcomes German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Élysée Palace in Paris on Friday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron received German chancellor Angela Merkel at the Élysée Palace on Friday to discuss what Mr Macron calls the “renaissa(...)

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