La Défense business district in Paris. A recent report by the French high council for equality recommended that gender quotas be extended to senior management. Photograph: iStock

A discussion on gender quotas at the Irish Embassy in France’s seminar on women in business concluded that quotas work, targets don’t. In France, the(...)

 By introducing women-specific funding goals, Enterprise Ireland trebled the percentage of women-led high potential start-ups it is promoting, its entrepreneur manager Sheelagh Daly said. Photograph: iStock

Irish Ambassador to France Patricia O’Brien hosted a seminar in Paris on “how women are redefining the codes” in business on Friday morning. “We are(...)

Former French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault: to succeed Laurent Fabius as foreign minister. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

French president François Hollande on Thursday appointed former prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to succeed Laurent Fabius as foreign minister and bro(...)

The   Rembrandt wedding portraits jointly purchased by France and the Netherlands. Photograph: Rijksmuseum

The French and Dutch governments and two of Europe’s leading museums, the Louvre in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, have come together to buy(...)

French president François:  has gone from saying ‘finance is the enemy’ during the 2012 presidential campaign to espousing supply-side economics. Photograph: Reuters/Philippe Wojazer

France’s rebel economy minister Arnaud Montebourg was replaced yesterday in the new government by Emmanuel Macron (36), the outgoing deputy secretary (...)