Marine Le Pen, FN leader and a candidate in France’s presidential election. “If we have peaceful relations between the US, France and Russia, it will be good for the entire world,” Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty Images

If Marine Le Pen is elected president of France on May 7th, it will be because her binary view of the world is simple and easy to understand. The lea(...)

The poet John Montague who has died in France. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The remains of the Irish poet John Montague, who died in Nice early on Saturday, will be flown from Nice to Dublin in the coming days , his widow and (...)

Dr Ken Whitaker: “If you live long enough you would be either canonised or found out.” File photograph: David Sleator

Every country has its heroes. Some are generals, some are conquerors, some even tinsel celebrities. Few countries would nominate a long-retired civil (...)

Ryanair chief commercial officer David O’Brien, Fraport AG chief executive Stefan Schulte and Ryanair chief marketing officer Kenny Jacobs at the announcement that the Irish carrier is opening a base at Frankfurt Main airport. Photograph: Andreas Arnold/EPA

Ryanair’s list of airports on whose runways it would never land used to be as long as your proverbial arm, but these days it has been shortened to jus(...)

A Munster  fan pays tribute to former Ireland and Munster star Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park in Limerick. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Munster squad and management will convene again in their High Performance Centre at UL on Wednesday before confirming whether they intend to go ah(...)

Nicolas Sarkozy, former head of the Les Republicans political party and former French president, leaves his campaign headquarters in Paris on Monday. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The former president and 2017 presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy could be fined €3,750 and imprisoned for a year if, as recommended by the Paris p(...)

The fountains in Versailles, France. Photograph: Bernard Menigault/Corbis via Getty Images

Between economic, political and social crisis, and jihadist attacks that have claimed 234 lives in France since January 2015, the country sometimes se(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives on the second day of the EU Summit in Brussels. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

When the news broke last Friday that the Leave campaign had won the referendum, Angela Merkel was the only EU leader besides UK prime minister David C(...)

Air France is to operate 80 per cent of flights today amid strike action by more than a quarter of its pilots. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/Reuters

Air France has cancelled a 9am flight from Dublin to Paris amid strike action by pilots at the airline. Air France is to operate 80 per cent of flig(...)

The Montorgueil District in Paris has quality food markets and sunny terraces to sit and relax.

There’s a lot going on besides football these days in Paris, Bordeaux and Lille. From Bordeaux’s glammed-up image and futuristic new wine museum to t(...)

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