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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(...)

French presidential election candidate Emmanuel Macron speaks with employees of the Whirlpool plant in Amiens, northern France, on Wednesday. Photograph: 	Christophe Petit Tesson/EPA

French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron was ambushed on the campaign trail on Wednesday by far-right rival Marine Le Pen, with the rivals for (...)

Eddie Staunton was receiving first aid when a man shot him a number of times.

A hit-and-run victim was receiving first aid on a Dublin street when he was shot, it has emerged. Eddie Staunton was cycling along James Joyce Street(...)

“I got the ticket and I went upstairs to my wife and I calmly asked her to check the numbers. She had the National Lottery app so I called out the numbers to her. As we confirmed the fourth number, I just knew we’d won.” File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This season’s Christmas cheer turned to euphoria for one Dublin couple on Thursday after they collected a €11.3 million cheque from the National Lotte(...)

The Spar Store at the Top Service Station on Amiens Street, Dublin. Photograph: Google Street View

The winning lottery ticket for Saturday night’s €11.3 million jackpot was sold in Dublin city centre. The Quick Pick selection was bought in the Spa(...)

Mayor of Guillemont Didier Samain in front of the granite cross memorial to the 16th (Irish) Division in the village.

There have been many Irish visitors to the little French village of Guillemont over the years but none gave its long-time mayor Didier Samain more sat(...)

Members of the cast: The Abbey Theatre performs iconic Frank McGuinness play at the Ulster Memorial Tower in Thiepval (Northern France) as part of the official centenary commemorations of the Battle of the Somme. Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme is on tour in Northern Ireland in July before arriving at the Abbey Theatre in August.

In the 30 years since he wrote Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Frank McGuinness’s play has become a classic of 20th century Iri(...)

Garda John O’Donovan saw Donna  Hutch  at  the Custom House in Dublin and, as he approached her, he could see she had a syringe needle clenched in her  hand.  Hutch struck out with her right hand and tried to stab him, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court had heard. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

A woman with “an astronomical” amount of previous convictions will not face extra jail time for attempting to stab a garda with a syringe, despite an (...)

Relatives and friends of passengers of the EgyptAir plane that crashed in the Mediterranean comfort each other  in Cairo. Photograph: Mohamed Meteab/AFP/Getty Images

The 66 people lost aboard EgyptAir Flight MS804 included a businessman adored by his colleagues, a language and history scholar, and a mother who was (...)

Wounded Allied soldiers lie on stretchers near the village of Ginchy, waiting for evacuation by horse-drawn ambulance. Photograph: Daily Herald Archive/SSPL/Getty Images

Not since the great Home Rule rally of March 1912 had the streets of Dublin seen anything like it. The crowd assembled in College Green spread like t(...)

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