US first lady Melania Trump and US president Donald Trump look on as  German chancellor Angela Merkel talks to French president Emmanuel Macron at the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on November 11, 2018. Photograph:  François Mori

This was the image that the world would remember, President Emmanuel Macron said: 84 heads of state and government and international organisations mar(...)

US president Donald  Trump arrives at the Elysee Palace amid rain to meet with French president Emmanuel Macron  in Paris, France. Photograph: Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

President Donald Trump could not attend a commemoration in France for US soldiers and marines killed during the first World War on Saturday because ra(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron   at a ceremony marking the centenary of the end of the first World War at  the Douaumont Ossuary cemetery  near Verdun. Photograph:  Ludovic Marin/AP

The forest of Compiègne opens onto a desolate glade, blanketed by fog on a recent autumn morning. Workers were draining the soaked earth and covering (...)

Murdered: the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in 2010. Photograph: AFP/Getty

In June 1921 the British colonial secretary, Winston Churchill, addressed the House of Commons. He explained the situation on the Arabian peninsula – (...)

Irish consumers have a distinct preference for beef from grass-fed cattle. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ireland’s livestock sector shows little signs as yet of engaging with so-called “clean meat”, a new technology expected to cause significant food-sect(...)

Emmanuel Dzotsi and Sarah Koenig

As Serial, the long-form American crime story podcast, drops on devices for its third series, fans may be forgiven for curbing their enthusiasm. Back (...)

Boris Johnson:  trying to snatch glorious defeat from the jaws of his accidental victory, to recreate Brexit as a Lost Cause.  Photograph: Steve Back/Getty Images

As Winston Churchill did not say, never in the field of human conflict has so much harm been done to so many by a mere chancer. Never has a great demo(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

What is your average breakfast? Lorraine: I grab a banana and eat it in the car. But at the weekends I have pancakes, it’s a thing me and my daughter(...)

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