Charlie Hebdo

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A crowd gathers to lay flowers and candles in front of the Carillon restaurant in Paris. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The city of light stumbled through its darkest weekend, numb with grief and anxiety. Many stayed at home, as authorities had recommended. One or more (...)

Despite descriptions in local media of Molenbeek as a den of fundamentalism, the street where the raids took place is in a quiet, well-kept area, just beside a busy Metro station.  Photograph: Emmanuel/AFP/Getty Images

As dusk fell in the west Brussels suburb of Molenbeek on Saturday evening, it became apparent this was not another regular weekend. Just after 4pm abo(...)

Davide Martello playing in Paris on Saturday. “Everything started in a Irish pub in Konstanz while I was watching the soccer match. After I saw that insane violence I just followed my heart and went to Paris with my piano.” Photograph: Twitter

The man who played John Lennon’s Imagine on a grand piano outside the Bataclan theatre in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks has been identif(...)

Journalists and neighbours are gathered around the place where the car used by some of the attackers was found in Montreuil in the east of Paris. Several weapons were found in this car. Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

The arsenal of weapons deployed by the eight attackers who terrorised Paris on Friday night underlined France’s gun control problems and raised the sp(...)

A man attaches a banne to a statue at Place de la Republique near sites of the deadly attacks in Paris on Sunday. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters

Two themes have emerged from the horrific slaughter of at least 129 people in Paris on Friday night: that France is engaged in an all-out war with Isl(...)

Flowers are left at a memorial near the Bataclan concert hall, Paris,  November 15th, 2015. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Defence Simon Coveney has played down the risk of a Paris-type attack taking place in Ireland but said there is a greater need for intell(...)

Flowers and candles are placed outside the Le Belle Equipe restaurant along the Rue de Charonne in central east Paris, on November 15th, 2015, two days after deadly attacks across the city. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

How many people died? Most of the 129 confirmed fatalities resulted from the mass shooting at the Bataclan theatre at about 9.20pm on Friday. Other de(...)

“My friend went forward to try and see what was going on, and he said two people had been shot,” says Cormac Flynn, a 35-year-old web developer from Dundalk who has been living in Paris for almost nine years and was caught up in the attacks on Friday night.

It was after 9pm in Paris on Friday. Cormac Flynn, his boyfriend and two of their friends were having dinner at Le Centenaire, a restaurant in the ci(...)

It appears that the brutal attack on Charlie Hebdo in January was just a curtain raiser, a taste of what was to come. And the chilling prospect after (...)

Donal Loughney of Patrick’s pub in the 11th arrondissement of Paris said it “could have been on any one of us” caught up in Friday night’s violence.

“I really fear for people, security here is gone. Young people gunned down.. it was as if they were my children last night.” That’s the view of Mary B(...)

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