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# france - Saturday 19 April, 2014

French hostage freed from Syria says he is “very happy to be free”

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# france - Friday 18 April, 2014

# france - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Bob Dylan has escaped a jail term in France, after hate speech charges were thrown out

The legendary singer was charged with incitement to hatred over comments made to Rolling Stone in a 2012 interview.

# france - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

# france - Friday 11 April, 2014

French lawyer convicted of murdering missing heiress after 36 years

The 76-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in his third trial for the killing of his then-mistress. Her body has never been found.

From The Score Ireland U19s announce talented squad to face France over two games The Future

Ireland U19s announce talented squad to face France over two games

Head coach Colin McEntee has an exciting group to call upon for the fixtures in Dublin this month.

From The Score Ex-France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili to retire at the end of the season Class

Ex-France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili to retire at the end of the season

The elegant Biarritz playmaker will hang up his boots at the conclusion of the current Top 14 campaign.

# france - Thursday 10 April, 2014

# france - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Score Ireland Women to open World Cup campaign with USA encounter Coygig

Ireland Women to open World Cup campaign with USA encounter

Philip Doyle’s side will then face reigning champions New Zealand, before finishing the group stage against Kazakhstan.

# france - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

# france - Monday 31 March, 2014

Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister

Valls has consistently topped opinion polls as France’s favourite politician.

# france - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable OMG This post contains a poll

# france - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge This mesmerising French ad is the definition of food porn Drool On Your Keyboard

# france - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From The Score Simon Hick column: Foundation blocks are in place for 2015 World Cup tilt Column

Simon Hick column: Foundation blocks are in place for 2015 World Cup tilt

Joe Schmidt has a habit of reaching his targets, writes Simon Hick.

From The Score Paying tribute: The Aussies salute Brian O’Driscoll’s best moments Legend

Paying tribute: The Aussies salute Brian O’Driscoll’s best moments

Fox Sports have compiled the great man’s top five flashes of magic.

# france - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC He’s walking 1400km from Rome to Paris but this €4.9bn rogue trader will be jailed Gone Rogue

He’s walking 1400km from Rome to Paris but this €4.9bn rogue trader will be jailed

His walk is a “personal journey” aimed at bringing the message of Pope Francis’s November attack of the “tyranny” of financial markets.

# france - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The Score Here’s what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland’s win in Paris Review

Here’s what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland’s win in Paris

We’ve scanned the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Aujourd’hui en France to find out what they’re talking about.

From The Score ‘Winning with your country is a rarer thing’ – Mike Ross revels in Ireland success Prop Life

‘Winning with your country is a rarer thing’ – Mike Ross revels in Ireland success

The tighthead prop shared a respectful post-match moment with direct opponent Thomas Domingo at the Stade de France.

From The Score Chris Henry: ‘I think there’s a lot more to come from this group of players’ Mindset

Chris Henry: ‘I think there’s a lot more to come from this group of players’

Ireland’s openside flanker had an outstanding championship as he thrived under Joe Schmidt’s coaching.

Here’s why people can only use their cars every second day now in Paris

Hundreds of police officers will man 60 checkpoints to ensure only the allowed cars and motorcycles are on the roads.

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From The Score ‘He’s been an absolute legend for the team’ – Ireland’s players salute Brian O’Driscoll Tributes

‘He’s been an absolute legend for the team’ – Ireland’s players salute Brian O’Driscoll

The Irish squad have been paying tribute to the legendary outside centre.

# france - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From The Score Devin Toner enjoying ‘cool feeling’ after Ireland’s pack power to Six Nations success Tower

Devin Toner enjoying ‘cool feeling’ after Ireland’s pack power to Six Nations success

The Leinster lock has been almost ever-present for Ireland this season and is playing the finest rugby of his career.

From The Score O’Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team BOD

O’Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team

‘I’ve had so much fun over the last 15 years, and I feel very grateful to finish in this fantastic way.’

From The Score ‘We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog’ – Joe Schmidt Champion

‘We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog’ – Joe Schmidt

Ireland’s head coach refused to accept the credit after guiding Ireland to their Six Nations triumph.

From The Score Paul O’Connell: ‘I’m so happy for the lads, and for Brian in his last international’ Irish Pride

Paul O’Connell: ‘I’m so happy for the lads, and for Brian in his last international’

The Ireland captain has lauded the influence of Joe Schmidt in turning around a team that finished fifth last year.

# france - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Score Ireland overcome their Parisian hurdle to kick-start something special Stade De Dreams

Ireland overcome their Parisian hurdle to kick-start something special

Despite a powerful start from the French, Joe Schmidt’s men rode out the storm at the Stade de France.

From The Score 113 brilliant pictures of Brian O’Driscoll’s international career BYE BYE BOD This post contains images
From The Score A truly fitting finale as Brian O’Driscoll finishes as a champion Legend

A truly fitting finale as Brian O’Driscoll finishes as a champion

The great centre vowed to give Ireland one more year and he has delivered.

From The Score Out of 10: How Ireland rated in this evening’s Six Nations victory over France Player Ratings

Out of 10: How Ireland rated in this evening’s Six Nations victory over France

Here’s how we felt Joe Schmidt’s men performed during their 22-20 success in Paris.

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From The Score Wisdom of BOD evoked as fans descend on Stade Fruit And Veg

Wisdom of BOD evoked as fans descend on Stade

These fans really take their work seriously.

Adorable singing Caleb will get you up for the match

Even if you hate rugby, this will make you smile.

From The Score Peter O’Mahony: ‘It’s without a doubt the biggest week of my career’ Preview

Peter O’Mahony: ‘It’s without a doubt the biggest week of my career’

Ireland’s inspirational blindside flanker recalls being unable to watch 2009’s Six Nations endgame.

From The Score 4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France Tactics Board

4 key tactical areas for Ireland to rule at the Stade de France

The set-piece will be vital against France, as will holding onto the ball and the impact of the bench.

From The Score Momentum and form is in Ireland’s favour ahead of Parisian finale Opinion

Momentum and form is in Ireland’s favour ahead of Parisian finale

Joe Schmidt’s men have built for this occasion perfectly, but there are no guarantees against Les Bleus.

From The Score Poll: Who do you think will win the Six Nations Championship today? Your Say This post contains a poll

# france - Friday 14 March, 2014

From The Score The accordions and berets are out for RTÉ’s big France v Ireland promo Tasty
From The Score Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam 6 Nations

Defiant display, but defeat for Ireland Women as France hold on to secure Grand Slam

Gillian Bourke scored the first two tries France have conceded in this year’s Championship, but Ireland came up just short.

From The Score In Pics: Paris presents perfect conditions for rugby as O’Driscoll jogs out on final Captain’s Run Dry Track
From The Score French clash is about more than O’Driscoll’s farewell, say focused Ireland Intent

French clash is about more than O’Driscoll’s farewell, say focused Ireland

Blindside flanker Peter O’Mahony and forwards coach John Plumtree insist that their focus is on the team effort.

From The Score France can beat ‘best team’ Ireland, says captain Pape Six Nations

France can beat ‘best team’ Ireland, says captain Pape

The experienced lock is relishing tomorrow’s Six Nations clash at Stade de France.

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