Marine Le Pen

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Leader of France’s far-right National Rally (RN) party Marine Le Pen  with Italy’s interior minister Matteo Salvini: want  Eurosceptical, populist parties to obtain a blocking minority in  the Strasbourg assembly. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli

Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini launched their campaigns for the May 29th, 2019, European parliamentary elections together in Rome on Monday. Their g(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron poses for a selfie with a youth in the Quartier Orleans during a visit to the French Caribbean island of Saint Martinon Saturday. Photograph:  Eliot Blondet/Reuters

The French far right has expressed outrage at a photograph showing President Emmanuel Macron with his arm around a shirtless West Indian youth while t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron with Michele Audin, daughter of late Maurice Audin, as he leaves the home in Bagnolet of Josette Audin, widow of Audin, on Thursday. Photograph: Thomas  SamsoN/AFP/Getty Images

When President Emmanuel Macron recognised the responsibility of the French state for the torture and murder of the communist mathematician and anti-co(...)

Adam Clayton of U2 and the band’s former manager, Paul McGuinness look at an English-Irish dictionary dating from 1768 as Irish College director Nora Hickey M’sichili looks on.

What does an Irish rock star do on their day off in Paris? At the midpoint of their four concerts in Paris this week, U2’s lead singer and bass guita(...)

France’s president, Emmanuel Macron: “The rise of extremes is almost a general rule, and France is an exception.” Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP

French president Emmanuel Macron took fire from every direction this week: from Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban and Italian interior minister Ma(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron looks on during a meeting with Denmark’s prime minister in Copenhagen on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

Emmanuel Macron has been attacked by political opponents for describing French people as “Gauls who are resistant to change” during a trip to Denmark.(...)

US president Donald Trump and China’s president Xi Jinping in Beijing last November. Since Trump announced his trade war with China, the Chinese currency has lost 7% of its value. Photograph: Artyom Ivanov/Getty Images

Twenty years ago this week Russia devalued, defaulted and suffered a catastrophic bank run. The chaos opened the door for Vladimir Putin, who emerged (...)

Average rents in Dublin are now above €1,900 a month,  13.4 per cent or €229 a month higher than they were just a year ago, according to a new report

A new report has highlighted the chronic shortage of student housing in Dublin and other cities, while accusing the Government of “negligent inaction”(...)

Web Summit’s founder Paddy Cosgrave was naive to think he could bring Marine Le Pen to the Lisbon event and get away with it without causing severe damage to his business and reputation. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

It is almost too easy to pillory the occasionally hubristic Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave for his epic miscalculation over the rescinded invitati(...)

‘Freedom of expression is a fundamental right,’ says Paddy Cosgrave. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has rescinded an invitation to far right politician Marine Le Pen to this year’s conference. In a series of tweets,(...)

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