Government agencies such as Enterprise Ireland and Bord Bia have an important foothold in France and continue to support Irish exporters attempting to break into the French market.

Since Brexit, France has become Ireland’s nearest neighbour in Europe. The UK’s exit from the EU has meant a souring of Franco-British relations with (...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian at Farmleigh House and Estate in Dublin on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty Images

The French credit President Michael D Higgins with authorship of their snappy slogan for post-Brexit Franco-Irish relations: “France, your nearest EU (...)

French minister for Europe and foreign affairs Jean Yves Le Drian: “We reserve the possibility to adopt additional measures toward all those who are hindering a solution to the crisis.” Photograph: Aurelien Meunier/Getty

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is expected to travel to Beirut on Tuesday to try to accelerate the formation of a government of independen(...)

China’s ambassador to France, Lu Shaye. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

France has summoned Lu Shaye – the Chinese ambassador to Paris seen as one of Xi Jinping’s aggressive “wolf warrior” diplomats – to protest against “i(...)

Opposition supporters march through the streets of Yerevan on Friday to demand prime minister Nikol Pashinyan’s resignation over his handling of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict with Azerbaijan. Photograph: Karen Minasyan/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of Armenians and Georgians have taken to the streets of their capitals to demand that their governments step down and call snap elections, a(...)

A staff member at the port of Calais on Thursday, as French authorities make preparations ahead of the end of the Brexit transition period on December 31st. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

British threats to reintroduce legislation that would violate last year’s Northern Ireland protocol are a misguided attempt to put pressure on the EU (...)

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo walks to a motorcade vehicle after stepping off a plane at Paris Le Bourget Airport on Saturday, November 14th, 2020. Photograph: Patrick Semansky/AFP/Getty

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has arrived in Paris at the start of a seven-country tour of Europe and the Middle East. Mr Pompeo’s travels are ce(...)

A parishioner in front of the  Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice on Thursday after a man killed three people and wounded several others in a knife attack. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP via Getty Images

France has warned all its citizens abroad of the danger of Islamist attacks – “wherever they are, because the threat is everywhere,” said foreign mini(...)

A shoe print on a picture of President Emmanuel Macron  during a demonstration in Istanbul, Turkey,  against the  president’s comments on  Prophet Muhammad cartoons. Photograph: Getty Images

The French ambassador to Ankara, Hervé Magro, was recalled to Paris on Sunday as tensions flared between France and Turkey. President Recep Tayyip E(...)

European Commission’s  Michel Barnier and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: not enough progress to reach a deal with London. Photograph:  Virginia Mayo

Several European Union member states including France are stepping up preparations for a no-deal Brexit as talks with Britain reach a decisive moment.(...)

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