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France

# france - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Negotiators arrive at UN for crucial talks on Iran’s nuclear plan

Israel and the West say Iran’s nuclear programme is aimed at developing an atomic bomb, but Tehran says it is for peaceful purposes only.

# france - Friday 11 October, 2013

French court upholds ban on fracking

France banned the practice in 2011 over the objections of the oil industry.

# france - Sunday 6 October, 2013

From The Score Bernard Jackman trumps Jonny Sexton in Top 14 battle of Leinster old boys Oneupmanship

Bernard Jackman trumps Jonny Sexton in Top 14 battle of Leinster old boys

The forwards coach from Grenoble enjoyed a night out in Paris following a hard-fought away win.

French Minister says France can learn from how Ireland treats its diaspora

‘The diaspora can be a force and a resource,’ says French Minister for French Abroad Hélène Conway.

# france - Saturday 5 October, 2013

Eamon Gilmore agrees that the Irish abroad should have their own minister

He was told by the French Minister for the French Abroad that it could be beneficial for the country.

# france - Monday 30 September, 2013

France to look at laws curbing Sunday shopping

Under French law, Sunday is a mandatory day off – but critics say it’s putting the nation at a competitive disadvantage.

From The Score Round-up: Irish players in France Irish Abroad

Round-up: Irish players in France

Nine Irish players featured in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend.

# france - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Here’s what the average American man looks like, says artist

Nickolay Lamm created constrasting illustrations of men from four countries, using national average measurements.

# france - Friday 27 September, 2013

Here’s what happened today: Friday

Get up to speed on the scrums at Ireland’s tax offices today, the renewed strike threat by doctors and the landmark report on climate change…

Couple charged over death of girl, 5, whose ‘disappearance’ gripped France

The mother of the child elicited nationwide sympathy with her tale of how, pregnant at the time, she had fallen asleep on a park bench in May and had woken to find her little girl was gone.

Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc

The climber found emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades after a plane crashed some 50 years ago.

# france - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

From The Score French approaches for top Irish players a genuine concern admits Kiss Moving Targets

French approaches for top Irish players a genuine concern admits Kiss

Jamie Heaslip and Sean O’Brien have been linked to Top 14 moves before their seasons have even begun.

# france - Monday 23 September, 2013

From The Score French Federation brand club breakaway ‘irrelevant and inappropriate’ European Rugby

French Federation brand club breakaway ‘irrelevant and inappropriate’

The FFR say they will stand in the way of their clubs who hope to join the ‘Rugby Champions Cup’.

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

We had plenty of involvement in the French Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend.

# france - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: A lot of people miss the point of Lourdes – it’s about faith but also about fun

Long-time Lourdes helper Lloyd Murphy writes about what the pilgrimage means to him – and to the pilgrims who visit the little French town each year in search of peace, companionship, and time to forget about illness.

# france - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

From The Score Looks like Ronan O’Gara and Jonny Sexton are besties now Friends Forever

Looks like Ronan O’Gara and Jonny Sexton are besties now

They’ll always have Paris!

Drunken Scots force diversion of Ibiza-bound Ryanair flight

“They thought they had already arrived in Ibiza,” a police spokesman said, after the plane from Glasgow was forced to land at Beauvais airport in France.

French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants

Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison.

# france - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Investigation at the Louvre after thousands of fake tickets found

Some of the tickets being presented by Chinese tourists were said to be “perfect clones”.

From The Score Hugo Lloris had an absolute nightmare for France last night Brazil Bound
From The Score Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap’s Ireland reign End Of An Era

Cats, sacks and handballs: The 8 games that defined Trap’s Ireland reign

The Italian’s eventful reign in charge of the Boys in Green is over.

Ferry crew convicted of manslaughter of French fisherman

Father of four Philippe Lesailnier was killed when the ferry ploughed into his fishing boat in 2011.

# france - Tuesday 10 September, 2013

UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Syria

Russia has asked for the meeting on the back of multiple developments in the past 24 hours.

France to submit resolution on Syria chemical weapons to UN

France says that the resolution would call on Syria to put its chemical weapons beyond use – or face action.

# france - Thursday 5 September, 2013

EU and China warn against Syria strikes as G20 assemble in St Petersburg

EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy urged caution as Russian President Vladir Putin said the Syrian conflict would be discussed over dinner.

# france - Monday 2 September, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Pat Kenny versus Sean O’Rourke and the funeral of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney.

Only regime could have carried out chemical attack, French intel report states

Intelligence officials say the 21 August attack “could only have been ordered and carried out by the regime”.

# france - Thursday 29 August, 2013

French armed forces ‘ready’ to intervene in Syria if called upon

Meanwhile, UN weapons inspectors left their hotels, but it is not known what their destination is at this point.

# france - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

France set for worst wine grape harvest in 40 years

France set for worst wine grape harvest in 40 years

Cool temperatures and too much rain contributed to a particularly poor harvest this year.

# france - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Round-up: What has happened in Syria today?

David Cameron has recalled the British parliament, France says it is ready to ‘punish’ those responsible for the alleged chemical attack and Syria insists it will defend itself.

# france - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Hollande says evidence implicates Assad in chemical attacks

The French President said that everything led to the belief that the regime was responsible for the “unspeakable act”.

# france - Thursday 22 August, 2013

From The Score Together again: Roberts to make Racing debut alongside Sexton Back In Harness

Together again: Roberts to make Racing debut alongside Sexton

Tomorrow night the Lions duo will take on Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon.

# france - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

French police arrest member of infamous ‘Pink Panther’ jewel-theft gang

The suspect had been on the run since breaking out of jail in Switzerland in May.

# france - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

Another jewel theft in Cannes as thieves swipe €70,000 diamond ring

It’s the latest in a series of brazen thefts in the French Riviera city, following one of the world’s biggest heists last month.

# france - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From The Score Paul O’Connell: ‘I would like to play or coach abroad’ Future Munster Coach

Paul O’Connell: ‘I would like to play or coach abroad’

The Munster hero may follow Ronan O’Gara and Jonny Sexton to France.

# france - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From Business ETC French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary Dispatches

French Government seeks clarification from Ryanair following documentary

Ryanair has threatened to sue the makers of Dispatches over the safety claims made in Monday night’s programme.

# france - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Gay rights group files homophobia complaint against Twitter

Group claims Twitter “allowed a homophobic atmosphere to develop” on the social media site in France – and is filing a complaint for incitement to hatred.

From The Score Lydiate happy to bet the farm on Racing success Top 14

Lydiate happy to bet the farm on Racing success

The Welsh flanker is hoping the calbre available to the Paris club can push them to success on two fronts.

# france - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Pics: What police found when they busted alleged human smugglers

IDs, stamps, a gun and passports were among the items found by the alleged gang.