Francis  Denvir   on his 100th Birthday in 2015.  Photograph: Denis Boyle

One of the last surviving Irish participants in the second World War has died at his home in west Cork at the age of 102. Francis Denvir, who was bor(...)

A 2013 reenactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill in  Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In the French ambassador’s back garden last week, I fell in with some affable Mayo men and, while we chatted, expressed admiration for their lapel pin(...)

President Michael D Higgins signing  the book of condolence for victims of the London attack at the British embassy in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have signed the book of condolences at the British embassy for the victims of Wednesday’s Westmin(...)

Isabelle Sheridan, who is to receive the prestigious Medal of the Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite. File photograph:

A French woman who has championed French food in Ireland for over 30 years, and who is about to be honoured with a major award by the French governmen(...)

President Michael D Higgins: Nice attack should be “received with revulsion by all those who value democracy”. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has expressed his condolences to the people of France after Thursday night’s terror attack in Nice that left 84 dead. Mr(...)

Reenactors posing as 1798 United Irishmen and the Irish Legion from France celebrate Bastille Day at the French ambassador’s residence. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The French president François Hollande will visit Ireland next week to discuss the impact of Brexit on the island. The French ambassador to the Repu(...)

French ambassador Jean-Pierre Thebault and Irish Times journalist Ronan McGreevy at the launch of “Wherever the Firing Line Extends: Ireland and the Western Front”. Photograph: Dave Meehan

This week 100 years ago, Irish soldiers were among thousands preparing for the onset of the Battle of the Somme. On the first day, about 3,000 Irish(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys during a wreath laying ceremony at the Sigerson Monument in Glasnevin Cemetery on Sunday morning. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography

The composer of Amhrán na bhFiann and the creator of the tricolour were remembered on Sunday as part of the 2016 commemorations. Minister for Arts He(...)

The  UEFA Euro 2016 European football championship will take place in France from June 10 to July 10, 2016. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The city of Bordeaux intends to send out a “bienvenue” to Irish football fans next summer, French officials have promised. Ireland play Belgium in B(...)

Irish veteran John O’Mahony, who was named Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in Midleton, Co Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

An Irish veteran of the second World War has expressed his gratitude to the French government after they awarded him the Legion d’Honneur for his role(...)

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