Businessman Denis O’Brien was among the coffin-bearers, as the remains of PJ Mara, the former government press secretary, were removed to St Mary’s Church, Haddington Road in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

A Requiem Mass for Patrick Joseph (PJ) Mara, the former government press secretary and Fianna Fáil strategist, has taken place in Dublin. Former tao(...)

François Hollande: intervention in Greek crisis was part of France’s “historically self-imposed vocation to represent the cause of humanity”. Photograph: Charles Platiau/AFP/Getty Images

President François Hollande’s intervention in the Greek crisis was part of France’s “historically self-imposed vocation to represent the cause of hum(...)