The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys with the French Minister of State for Veteran Affairs and Remembrance at the Ministry of Defence, Jean-Marc Todeschini, in Glasnevin on Sunday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The French government’s gift to Ireland of a first World War memorial has been described as “a very significant gesture’’ by Minister for Heritage Hea(...)

Glasnevin Cemetery: The France-Ireland Memorial intends to recall, honour and pay tribute to the contribution of Irish men and women to the defence and freedom of France

The day after the terrorist attack which struck the city of Nice on July 14th, 2016, Ireland immediately expressed its solidarity with my country, Fra(...)

French minister of state for veteran affairs Jean-Marc Todeschini has presented one of Ireland’s last surviving second World War veterans with France’(...)

Sétif, 300km east of Algiers, in  about 1930, where a protest sparked the massacre of thousands in 1945. Photograph: Roger Viollet/Getty Images/CAP

Some 8,000 Muslim Arabs gathered in the market town of Sétif, 300km east of Algiers, early on the morning of May 8th, 1945. They were ostensibly there(...)