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Garda at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford, onboard a Stena Line ferry after 16 people were discovered in a sealed trailer on the ship sailing from France. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Fourteen men found in the back of a truck on a Rosslare-bound ferry have claimed asylum in Ireland. The men, believed to be Kurds, applied for Intern(...)

French government spokeswoman Sibeth Ndiaye speaks during a session of questions to the government at the French National Assembly in Paris. Photograph: Eric Feferberg/AFP via Getty Images

The men and women who surround French president Emmanuel Macron tend to be graduates of the elite grandes écoles, well-dressed but in drab colours, re(...)

Defiant yellow-vest protesters gather in central Paris to mark the one-year anniversary of the movement. Photograph: EPA

The gilets jaunes movement marked the first anniversary of their revolt with violent protests at the weekend. The demonstrators, who are named after (...)

A man waits on a train platform  in Marseille beside a train belonging to the state-owned railway company SNCF. File photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The playwright Georges Courteline made French civil servants the object of ridicule in his 1893 play Messieurs les ronds-de-cuir, named after the roun(...)

Emmanuel Macron, France’s president, speaks with Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister, after a press conference ahead of their dinner at the Palazzo Chigi in Rome. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

French president Emmanuel Macron’s short trip to Rome on Wednesday night ended the 15 worst months in Franco-Italian relations in recent memory, and s(...)

Mayor of Levallois-Perret Patrick Balkany  and his wife  Isabelle Balkany arrive at  a Paris courthouse on Friday. Photograph: Thomas Samson/AFP/Getty Images

Isabelle Balkany, the 71-year-old deputy mayor of the affluent Paris suburb of Levallois-Perret, faltered as she approached the bench and asked permis(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier: “Love of the Land” is a dark, brooding essay she wrote about her visits to Ireland. Photograph: Patrick Zimmermann/AFP

Before she was murdered, Sophie Toscan du Plantier wrote an essay titled “Love of the Land” about her visits to Ireland. She signed it with her maiden(...)

Ian Bailey, who has repeatedly denied having any involvement in the murder, refused to attend the French trial. File photograph: Collins

The Paris high criminal court has convicted Ian Bailey of French woman Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s murder, more than two decades after her badly beate(...)

Ian Bailey arriving at the Four Courts in Dublin in 2015. File photograph: Alan Betson

Prosecutor Jean-Pierre Bonthoux said there was “overwhelming” evidence that Ian Bailey murdered Sophie Toscan du Plantier in his summing up at the cl(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son Pierre-Louis, who has grown into a self-assured family spokesman

The murder of a French woman in west Cork dominated the news at the end of 1996. I spent the holidays in Dublin and still remember the moment I first (...)

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