Gavin Brennan in Hanoi. He had a ball.

Gavin Brennan is a writer from Claremorris, Co Mayo. He has just returned to Ireland, having spent three years working and travelling around Asia, mos(...)

As the man turned to leave, gasoline spilled onto the floor after being confronted by security guard. Photograph: NYPD Twitter

A 37-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night after walking into St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York with two full gasoline cans, lighter fluid and(...)

A pile of rubble inside Notre Dame Cathedral today after the devastating fire overnight. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has given an address on television on the burning of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, claiming the edifice will be reno(...)

Three women were arrested after car laden with gas cylinders was found abandoned near Notre Dame cathedral in Paris on September 4th. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images

A French judge handed preliminary charges on Saturday to a 29-year-old woman whom authorities suspect is part of a female “terrorist commando” group i(...)

 People attend a service at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Sunday ahead of a ceremony for the victims of  Friday’s terrorist attacks.  Photograph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The people of Paris have been urged to “pray for hope, not hate” at a ceremony at Notre Dame Cathedral to mourn the 132 people killed and hundreds inj(...)

Paris: get on the inside track to explore the city

There are several ways to enjoy Paris, but if time is tight you’ll want to tweak your itinerary so as to make the most of precious moments. Bel(...)