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# France

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
# short-haul flights
No domestic flight ban on the cards for Ireland as Taoiseach says we're not the same as France
Domestic flights are very important to some of Ireland’s most remote areas, says Varadkar.
# influencers
Influencers in France could face jail time under new advertising law
Violators of the rules could face punishments of up to two years in prison and €‎300,000 fines.
Ireland's 2024 Six Nations opener against France moved to Marseille
The 2022 and 2023 Grand Slam winners will meet under Friday Night Lights on 2 February next at Orange Velodrome.
Last month
May 2023
# France
Climate protesters sprayed with tear gas at TotalEnergies shareholder meeting in Paris
The protest was mostly peaceful.
# Cork Airport
French military maritime surveilance aircraft makes emergency landing in Cork
The aircraft declared an emergency at 7.30am off the south coast.
# Paris 2024
Homeless people to be moved out of Paris ahead of 2024 Olympics
The French government claim there will be a shortage of accommodation in Paris during the Rugby World Cup from September and the Olympics next summer.
# Organised Crime
Man arrested in relation to seizure of €2.8m worth of cannabis at Dublin Port
The drugs were discovered after a van arrived from France was stopped and searched at Dublin Port.
# Relief
Family of Bernard Phelan 'over the moon' to have Tipperary man home after Iran pardon
Bernard Phelan was pardoned on Friday by the Iranian government after he was detained on spying charges.
# Inflation
From energy caps to scrapped TV licence: How nearby countries responded to cost-of-living crisis
What measures have some other governments responded to rising prices over the last year?
# euro 2024 qualifier
Ireland's Euro 2024 qualifier against France moved to Parc des Princes due to Rugby World Cup
The Stade de France cannot be used because of the Rugby World Cup.
# Plan B
Ireland's Euro 2024 qualifier against France moved to Parc des Princes
The Stade de France cannot be used because of the Rugby World Cup.
# Pension reform
782,000 people take part in May Day protests in France to oppose pension reforms
Macron last month signed a law to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64, despite months of strikes against the bill.
April 2023
# France
Thousands protest against French government's migration plans
The bill would make a minimum level of French a requirement for a multi-year residence permit and allows for mandatory fingerprinting.
# May Day
Ryanair to cancel 220 flights on Monday due to French Air Traffic Control strikes
Ryanair has repeatedly called on the European Commission to intervene in the French strike action.
# Hassan Diab
French court sentences Canada-based professor to life in prison for 1980 Paris synagogue bomb
The 1980 bombing was the first deadly attack against a Jewish target on French soil since World War II.
# pension system
France's Macron says he has heard the anger over pension reform but insists change is needed
The French president is trying to repair the damage done to his public image by forcing the pension plan through parliament last month.
# Aviation disaster
French court acquits Air France and Airbus over 2009 Rio-Paris crash
The deadly crash killed 228 people.
# France
France's Macron signs controversial pension reform bill into law despite protests
Unions have called for a “tidal wave” of protests to oppose the plan to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
# Pension reform
French court approves parts of Macron’s unpopular plan to raise retirement age to 64
It paves the way for Macron to implement the unpopular changes that have sparked months of protests and strikes.
# France
French court to decide on pension reform after months of protests
Some demonstrations have turned violent since Macron’s government forced the bill, which would raise pension age from 62 to 64, through parliament.
# les protestes
New protests in France over Macron plan to raise pension age
A decision on whether the measure meets constitutional standards will be taken by the Constitutional Council tomorrow.
# Taiwan
Emmanuel Macron insists France won't be US 'vassal' on Taiwan
Macron said France still backed the ‘status quo’ on Taiwan.
# France
Six killed in Marseille building collapse as search continues for two still missing
An investigation into the possible cause of the blast began today.
# France
Up to 10 people feared trapped under debris after building collapses in Marseille
The French interior minister said it was not known if anyone was killed in the collapse or explosion.
# Protests
'We haven't given up yet': Pension protests continue across France after talks end in deadlock
Protesters attacked one of French President Emmanuel Macron’s favourite restaurants today.
# mini referendum
Parisians vote to ban for-hire e-scooters from streets of French capital
City Hall said on its website about 103,000 people voted, with 89% rejecting e-scooters.
March 2023
# Team news
Dannah O'Brien gets first Six Nations start at out-half for Ireland against France
Head coach Greg McWilliams has made five changes to the team which lost 31-5 to Wales.
# Awards Season
France's Antoine Dupont voted Player of the Six Nations ahead of Ireland trio
Ireland dominate the Team of the Tournament, however.
# Awards Season
Antoine Dupont voted Player of the Six Nations ahead of Ireland trio
Ireland dominate the Team of the Tournament, however.
# Moving On
'We look like we’re a good team and could give anyone a game' - Kenny looks ahead to Greek test
Kenny also says it is ‘too early to say’ whether the Greece game is a must-win given Ireland’s difficult group.
# Review
Analysis: Callum O'Dowda's absence costly as Ireland get almost everything right against France
A look back at a night in which Ireland were almost perfect…but not perfect.
# Reaction
Kenny: 'Out of this world' save denied Ireland on a night when Mbappe was shackled
Reaction from Stephen Kenny and Didier Deschamps.
# Agony
‘That's the difference, the quality. I'm heartbroken’ – Nathan Collins feels the pain
The Ireland defender was denied by a sensational late save from goalkeeper Mike Maignan.
# inches
Despair for Josh Cullen as Ireland’s beacon is punished for a pass that lost its way
Spirit of fightback gives signs of hope for rest of Euros campaign.
# france v ireland
France narrowly defeats Ireland in Euros qualifier
Benjamin Pavard’s long-range strike earned France a 1-0 win.
# narrow loss
Brave Ireland fall to undeserved French defeat
Benjamin Pavard’s long-range strike earned France a narrow 1-0 win.
# Selection
Ferguson to lead the line alongside Ogbene as Irish team to face France is named
France have made three changes to their selection.
# Paris
Louvre staff block entrances to the famous museum as part of pension protests
Demonstrators demanded the repeal of the new pension law that raises the retirement age from 62 to 64 in France.
# Preview
Preview: Ireland will be brave and refuse 'a slow death' in the greatest test of them all
Ireland begin with their Euro 2024 qualification campaign against France tonight, the biggest test there is in international football.
# opposition view
Mbappe: 'Ireland have a reputation for playing a physical style but they play a lot of good football'
Mbappe and Didier Deschamps also recognised the potential of Evan Ferguson ahead of tomorrow night’s game.