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#France

# france - Monday 16 November, 2015

What we know about the suspected mastermind of the Paris terror attacks

Once a happy-go-lucky student at a Belgian high school, Abdelhamid Abaaoud is the presumed ringleader of the attacks.

How is our government responding to the Paris attacks?

The Taoiseach and several ministers have been speaking about what precautions Ireland is taking in recent days.

Mother and daughter among victims of carnage at Bataclan concert

More details of the 129 victims of the Friday terror attacks have been emerging today.

# france - Sunday 15 November, 2015

France has launched ‘massive’ airstrikes on Isis in Syria

Some 20 bombs are reported to have been dropped, and an ISIS command centre and training camp destroyed.

What we know so far about the Paris attackers

Investigators believe three teams were behind the attacks.

Paris attack survivor played dead for over an hour as gunmen opened fire

Isobel Bowdery was at the Bataclan concert hall when gunmen opened fire on young people attending a rock concert.

First Paris attack suspect named, family members arrested

The man was identified as 29-year-old Omar Ismail Mostefai.

# france - Saturday 14 November, 2015

As it happened: Paris on high alert after slaughter of 129 people by ‘three teams of terrorists’

One Irish person was injured in the deadliest violence to strike France since World War II.

Tears and tricolours as Irish and French stand together in solidarity

Thousands marched in Dublin with vigils elsewhere to remember the dead.

More than 80 people killed in attack at Paris concert venue

Attackers detonated suicide vests as police closed in, killing themselves and setting off explosions.

‘They were just firing into the crowd…There was blood everywhere, corpses everywhere’

Witnesses describe the “bloodbath” at the Bataclan concert hall.

Irish citizen being treated for injuries after Paris attacks

There is no indication of any other Irish casualties at this time.

French train derails killing at least seven TGV

French train derails killing at least seven

There is no indication that it is linked to the attacks in Paris.

‘Under no circumstances do I condone the likes of Isis’ – Mick Wallace defends Paris attack tweet

The Wexford TD’s comments about last night’s Paris attacks were heavily criticised on social media.

‘To kill so many people, so deliberately, in such a short time shows determination and training’

This will not be the last such attack in France or elsewhere in the EU, writes columnist Tom Clonan.

Timeline of terror: What happened in Paris last night

127 people died when at least 8 terrorists wreaked havoc on the city.

The world shows solidarity with France with displays of colour

World landmarks have been lit in red, white and blue as a tribute to the victims of last night’s deadly attacks.

From The42 French football chief admits Euro 2016 concerns after Paris attacks Paris

French football chief admits Euro 2016 concerns after Paris attacks

Safety at Euro 2016 is a growing concern after Paris attacks, admits FFF president Noel Le Graet.

Irish people in Paris urged to stay indoors and “exercise extreme caution”

The Department of Foreign Affairs has set up a helpline for anyone concerned about loved ones.

French police hunt for accomplices of attackers who terrorised Paris

At least 120 people were killed and scores more wounded in last night’s attacks.

‘This time, it’s war’ – French media reacts to deadly Paris attacks

French newspapers reacted with horror to last night’s attacks.

# france - Tuesday 10 November, 2015

Comedian’s show ruled to be a ‘demonstration of anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial’

During his performance French comic Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala brought a prominent Holocaust denier onto the stage.

Irish World War II veteran awarded France’s highest military honour

The 98 year old dedicated the award to all the Irish soldiers who fought in the war, saying they remain in his memory to this day.

# france - Thursday 5 November, 2015

From The42 Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema charged in team-mate sex tape case Charged

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema charged in team-mate sex tape case

The 27-year old was charged with with “complicity in an attempt to blackmail.

# france - Friday 30 October, 2015

From The42 ‘It’s better to switch off from it completely’ – World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson’s mind The Big Strong Man

‘It’s better to switch off from it completely’ – World Cup now at the back of Iain Henderson’s mind

Henderson says he still hasn’t watched back the full game of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

# france - Saturday 24 October, 2015

It could take weeks to identity victims of horror French bus crash

Experts from a police victim identification unit set up a tented centre overnight.

# france - Friday 23 October, 2015

Young child among 43 killed when bus carrying elderly day-trippers crashed with lorry

Many of the victims are thought to have died after a fire broke out on the bus.

# france - Thursday 22 October, 2015

From The42 First Michalak, now Mas and Papé have retired from test rugby NO MAS

First Michalak, now Mas and Papé have retired from test rugby

150 more test caps have gone from the French side.

# france - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

From The42 A former Liverpool club record signing has announced his retirement Wave Goodbye

A former Liverpool club record signing has announced his retirement

He has been without a full-time club since the end of last season.

# france - Monday 19 October, 2015

From The42 ‘We can lift it up a few notches’: All Blacks promise to get even better next week Always Bet On Black
From The Daily Edge 15 reasons Irish fans were the real winners at the Rugby World Cup Feels Of Athenry

15 reasons Irish fans were the real winners at the Rugby World Cup

We may be out, but our fans were epic.

# france - Sunday 18 October, 2015

From The42 ‘No one can come close to Jonah’: Record-setting Savea comes closer than anyone Smashing

‘No one can come close to Jonah’: Record-setting Savea comes closer than anyone

The winger overtook the All Black legend with his 38th try for his country.

# france - Saturday 17 October, 2015

From The42 Saint-André admits to shame as his tenure ends in All Blacks hammering Au Revoir

Saint-André admits to shame as his tenure ends in All Blacks hammering

The former Toulon boss will be replaced by Guy Noves.

From The42 As it happened: New Zealand v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: New Zealand v France, Rugby World Cup quarter-final

We were live from the Millennium Stadium to go minute-by-minute while the All Blacks aimed to exorcise a few of their own 2007 demons.

From The42 If France won’t bring the old school flair, Nehe Milner-Skudder will NMS

If France won’t bring the old school flair, Nehe Milner-Skudder will

“It’s been a pretty hectic year for the fella.”

# france - Friday 16 October, 2015

From The42 Aaron Smith snapping at the chance to ‘mark himself’ against France’s Parra Mutual Respect

Aaron Smith snapping at the chance to ‘mark himself’ against France’s Parra

The All Black scrum-half has taken time to enjoy the view on his way to the top.

# france - Thursday 15 October, 2015

From The42 Reports in France claim Philippe Saint-Andre has been ousted by his players Au Revoir

Reports in France claim Philippe Saint-Andre has been ousted by his players

The squad will apparently coach themselves for Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final against the All Blacks.

From The42 ‘Apart from Rainbow Warrior, we’re on the same page’: NZ dealing with pressure of France week All Gags

‘Apart from Rainbow Warrior, we’re on the same page’: NZ dealing with pressure of France week

‘Worry is a wasted emotion,’ comes the words of wisdom from a man used to dealing with intense pressure.

From The42 New Zealand name just under 1,000 test caps in side to face France this Saturday Experience

New Zealand name just under 1,000 test caps in side to face France this Saturday

Sonny Bill Williams must settle for a place on the bench.

From The42 Gerard Houllier and David Ginola have renewed their infamous 1994 row DEBACLE

Gerard Houllier and David Ginola have renewed their infamous 1994 row

“I will not allow a man like him to violate everything that I did.”