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Eric Zemmour during a campaign visit in the northern France village of Honnecourt-sur-Escaut. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images

Eric Zemmour, the extreme right-wing former journalist and television commentator who polls show is the fourth-ranking presidential candidate in Franc(...)

The top 50 most-watched TV programmes can act as a mirror to current affairs. Photograph: iStock

How has what we watch on television changed over the past 10 years? Comparing the list of the top 50 programmes consumed by Irish viewers in 2021 wit(...)

Jane Byrne of Studio Dancewear in Carlow, fits her daughter, Áine, for pointe shoes. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Carlow woman Jane Byrne, who sells dance wear, has had to choreograph complex new arrangements since Brexit to make sure she has stock on the shelves (...)

The English Premiership and Top 14 have a political power over World Rugby’s decision making. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Here in Sydney it is a hot and humid January. In Europe, the last rounds of Champions Cup pool stages and the Six Nations are about to start but in th(...)

On board the Night Riviera to Cornwall: single-occupancy cabin costs £90 (€108) and, if you are travelling with someone else, a double-occupancy cabin is £120 (€144). Photograph: GWR

If I ever got a reputation for sleeping around, it would be because I’ve always been drawn to the romance of European sleeper trains. For a while, how(...)

Doñana National Park is a  Unesco World Heritage site, and its 38km of pristine beaches represent one of the few large stretches of undeveloped coastline remaining in Spain.

Imagine if one of the richest wildlife areas in Europe was just next to the most popular foreign destination for Irish tourists. Wouldn’t that be some(...)

Shares in energy group EDF shares slumped as much as 25 per cent  after the French government ordered it to sell more cheap nuclear power to rivals to limit the rise in electricity prices. Photograph: Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg

Shares in energy group EDF shares slumped as much as 25 per cent and were set for their worst day of trading after the French government ordered the u(...)

The ministry of foreign affairs, Kiev. Photograph: Getty Images

The United States believes Russia is laying the groundwork for a possible invasion of Ukraine and could stage a “false-flag” attack in the militant-he(...)

Eirgrid has had to reassure multinational customers after rising demand and falling supply brought the Irish electricity system to a crossroads. Photograph: Alan Betson

Intel may have announced a significant multi-million-euro investment locally last year but news that the State is likely to miss out on another one is(...)

Emily in Paris is unaccountably watchable despite being entirely frictionless and devoid of stakes

Emily in Paris, that button-nosed avatar of American foreign policy, has returned to the Netflix top 10 (the metric by which I gauge the psychological(...)

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