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Demonstrators gather in front of the war memorial in Toulouse to protest against French labour law reform. Photograph: Eric Cabanis/AFP/Getty Images

French president Emmanuel Macron has antagonised opponents to his labour reforms, denouncing them as “slackers” shortly before the first mass demonstr(...)

Emmanuel Macron: the right sees him as interventionist while the left portrays him as the “president of the rich”. Photograph: Étienne Laurent/pool/EPA

Four months after his election the centrist French president Emmanuel Macron seems incapable of rallying public opinion. The right sees him as interve(...)

French poet Charles Baudelaire, who died 150 years ago this week. File photograph: Étienne Carjat/Getty Images

If Charles Baudelaire had lived a century-and-a-half later, I suspect he would have been a rock star. A tormented genius, like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hend(...)

Hubert and Peggy Butler

If the Nuncio and the Writer (RTÉ One, Tuesday, 10.35pm) seems like a documentary in a hurry, featuring a cascade of celebrated Irish and internationa(...)

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau  at Farmleigh House in Dublin this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Despite being the son of a former prime minister, Justin Trudeau was seen as something of a lightweight upon assuming the office. US president Donal(...)

Ireland’s European partners may expect a greater willingness from Ireland to subordinate its interests on issues such as tax policy. Illustration: Getty

The slogan emblazoned on the Vote Leave battle bus last year, promising an extra £350 million a week to spend on the National Health Service(...)

British prime minister Theresa May at the Élysée Palace in Paris with French president Emmanuel Macron. Photograph: Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images

Receiving British prime minister Theresa May at the Élysée Palace in Paris on June 13th, French president Emmanuel Macron twice emphasised that he wan(...)

Gregory Villemin, who was found dead in the Vologne river in October 1984, with his feet and hands bound. Photograph: handout via Reuters

A 32-year-old saga of family feuding, secrets, jealousy and infanticide in the poor working-class villages of northeast France may be approaching reso(...)

 French President Emmanuel Macron during his formal inauguration ceremony  in the  Elysee presidential Palace. Photograph: Francois Mori/AFP/Getty Images

There were smiles and tears, solemnity and joy, in the salle des fêtes for Emmanuel Macron’s inauguration. Laurent Fabius, the president of the Const(...)

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie during a campaign visit in Sarcelles, Paris. Photograph: Martin Bureau/Reuters

The contest between the centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen for the French presidency has become a battle of image ahea(...)

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