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Dublin: 4 °C Sunday 14 February, 2016

#France

# france - Today’s News

Irish couple who survived Bataclan massacre say memorial gig ‘too soon’ for them

Katie Healy and David Nolan said they will go back to Paris together some day.

# france - Yesterday’s News

From The42 As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations Minute-by-Minute

As it happened: France v Ireland, Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s side are looking to claim their first win of the tournament in Paris today.

Police hunt four gunmen who stormed French casino

The regional police chief said the robbery was definitely not a terrorist act.

From The42 ‘He was told he was too small for the Springboks, like me’ – Former Ireland captain on Stander Interview

‘He was told he was too small for the Springboks, like me’ – Former Ireland captain on Stander

Dion O’Cuinneagain talks to The42 about the Munster back-rower, his days as Irish skipper and plans for the summer tour of South Africa.

From The42 Payback on Irish minds as they seek to break France hoodoo Up Against It

Payback on Irish minds as they seek to break France hoodoo

Fly-half Caughey putting Olympic dreams on hold with a Six Nations crown to defend.

Lourdes is for lovers – including gay people – French ‘miracle’ town says

The town is making a push for romantic holiday makers this weekend.

# france - Friday 12 February, 2016

From The42 FAI obtain additional Euro 2016 tickets as fans begin to receive the good news Promising

FAI obtain additional Euro 2016 tickets as fans begin to receive the good news

Uefa’s process of taking payment and confirming successful applicants will run over the new few days.

From The42 No time to lick their wounds as U20s prepare for bruising France encounter Daunting

No time to lick their wounds as U20s prepare for bruising France encounter

Forwards coach calls for major improvement tonight after opening defeat to Wales.

# france - Thursday 11 February, 2016

95 minutes of training time in ‘unsettling and frustrating’ week for Schmidt

Late selection calls and a focus on recovery have made it a difficult week for the reigning champs.

From The42 ‘It’s down to who’s willing to work harder’: McGrath scrummaging with a plan Jack Be Nimble

‘It’s down to who’s willing to work harder’: McGrath scrummaging with a plan

The Leinster loosehead will pack down against the heaviest man to appear at last year’s World Cup. You think he’s fazed?

From The42 No Bastareaud coming down the tracks, but Sexton fit and ready for France and Danty Playmaker

No Bastareaud coming down the tracks, but Sexton fit and ready for France and Danty

‘I probably felt the way front-rowers feel every day, but as a soft out-half I just didn’t hide it as well.’

From The42 Tight turnaround for Sexton and more talking points from Schmidt’s side to face France Opinion

Tight turnaround for Sexton and more talking points from Schmidt’s side to face France

The out-half has struggled with a shoulder injury this week, but has been declared good to go.

From The42 Sean O’Brien and the Kearneys start for Ireland, as Zebo misses out on France trip Patched Up

Sean O’Brien and the Kearneys start for Ireland, as Zebo misses out on France trip

Fergus McFadden is on Ireland’s bench as Joe Schmidt makes three changes for the trip to Paris.

Six children dead as bus crashes into truck

It’s the second fatal bus crash in two days in France.

From The Daily Edge French people are calling this photo of a stack of crepes an ‘act of war’ Oh Crepe
PHOTOS: Irish ferry badly damaged after sailing into Storm Imogen Epsilon This post contains images

PHOTOS: Irish ferry badly damaged after sailing into Storm Imogen

One observer said it was most likely the “worst ever” crossing from France and it was “lucky the ship was not lost”.

From The42 Furlong ‘more determined to keep getting to that level’ after first taste of the Six Nations

Furlong ‘more determined to keep getting to that level’ after first taste of the Six Nations

The Leinster prop won his fourth Ireland cap against Wales.

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From The42 Irish women plotting inside job in French rugby heartland Familiar Territory

Irish women plotting inside job in French rugby heartland

Paula Fitzpatrick knows what to expect this weekend having played with Toulouse for the past three months.

# france - Wednesday 10 February, 2016

From The42 Kearney reveals Ireland looking to target ‘soft’ France defence Wide Open

Kearney reveals Ireland looking to target ‘soft’ France defence

The Leinster winger, who came on as a substitute against Wales, believes France are vulnerable out wide.

# france - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Controversial proposal to strip convicted terrorists of French nationality passed

It’s one of a tough set of measures proposed by President Francois Hollande.

From The42 Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising ‘neutral’ start Black And Bleu

Ireland ready to spring towards Paris after bruising ‘neutral’ start

The ‘building blocks’ are in place and Ireland will reach for the gears this weekend.

# france - Thursday 4 February, 2016

From The42 Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy Les Bleus

Vakatawa and Danty among four debutants in exciting France XV for Italy

Guy Novès hands out four debuts for France’s Six Nations opener.

# france - Wednesday 3 February, 2016

An enormous ship has been towed to Spain after it listed almost completely to one side

The Modern Express cargo ship had been described as being like a “moving mountain” by a member of the salvage team.

Catholic group targets Tarantino after France bans Antichrist movie

The group argued that the extreme unsimulated sex in Antichrist made it unfit to be seen by minors.

# france - Sunday 31 January, 2016

Three apples and Diet Coke: the food diary of a top model

In her memoir, Victoire Macon Dauxerre recounts the pressures of such high-stakes dieting.

# france - Saturday 30 January, 2016

Pictures: Inside the surreal world of the migrant ‘Jungle’ at Calais

An entire society has sprung up on the outskirts of the French town, with the refugees living there making the most of the little that they have.

# france - Thursday 28 January, 2016

Man arrested in Disneyland Paris carrying two guns and a copy of the Koran

A female partner was arrested with him at the popular tourist attraction.

# france - Wednesday 27 January, 2016

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Five minutes, five stories, five o’clock…

Woman accused of taking money from gay couples then selling the children

Surrogacy – even if altruistic – has been banned in France since 1994.

The French justice minister has quit after a huge row about terrorism

She didn’t agree with government plans to strip French-born terrorists of their citizenship.

# france - Tuesday 26 January, 2016

Flying to France? Check your flight hasn’t been cancelled over strike

Passengers have been asked to check their flight status before going to the airport.

# france - Sunday 24 January, 2016

From The42 Here is the complete quarter-final line-up for the Champions Cup Knockout

Here is the complete quarter-final line-up for the Champions Cup

There’s no Pro12 team involved.

# france - Wednesday 20 January, 2016

Three-year-old girl dies after allegedly choking on Kinder Surprise toy

The death is being investigated by a prosecutor in Toulouse.

# france - Monday 18 January, 2016

Five members of the French Foreign Legion killed in Alps avalanche

They were among a group of 50 soldiers taking part in a skiing exercise.

# france - Sunday 17 January, 2016

Man dies after being left ‘brain-dead’ in French drug trial

Three others face irreversible brain damage after taking part in the drugs trial.

# france - Friday 15 January, 2016

French drug trial: 90 people involved in tests that left one person brain-dead

Media reports said the drug was a cannabis-based painkiller, but this was denied by the health ministry.

# france - Monday 11 January, 2016

French school evacuated over ‘serious’ terrorist threat

An investigation has been launched to identity the person behind the online threat.

# france - Saturday 9 January, 2016

The Muslim shelf-stacker who saved Jews from Paris siege

Heroism has been an uncomfortable experience for Lassana Bathily, an undocumented migrant who protected a group of French Jews during the 2014 terrorist attack on a Paris grocery store.

# france - Thursday 7 January, 2016

# france - Monday 4 January, 2016

From The42 ‘We aim to play a different form of rugby’ – Noves explains Bastareaud omission Plus ça Change

‘We aim to play a different form of rugby’ – Noves explains Bastareaud omission

The France boss hasn’t ruled out recalling the Toulon centre.

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