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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Francois Hollande

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# Brexit
EU leaders back deal that would see North rejoin EU in event of Irish unity
The EU 27 leaders unanimously backed a tough Brexit strategy today.
# Standing firm
Threat of a far-right French presidency is real 'but France will not give in', says Hollande
Alain Juppe ruled himself out as a candidate today.
# Oops
French policeman injures two after accidentally firing weapon at presidential appearance
Hollande continued his speech after the incident, witnesses said.
# Unpopular
French President Francois Hollande won't seek re-election
His popularity had hit rock bottom after a term in office marked by terror attacks, high unemployment and embarrassing revelations about his private life.
# migrant crisis
'We will not tolerate other camps': Hollande hails 'Jungle' clear-out as a success
The French president said there were no incidents “from start to finish”, when police moved in to evacuate people from the camp.
# we're grand
European leaders say the EU doesn't need Britain
Angela Merkel and co are looking to strengthen the bloc.
# Bastille Day
Nice attack: Policewoman claims minister pressured her into changing her report
The 14 July Bastille Day celebrations saw 84 people killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd.
# bonjour
President Hollande recognises Ireland is a "special" case in Brexit talks
The French president said the sooner Britain triggers Brexit the better.
# state we're in
France has voted to extend its state of emergency
The decision to extend the national state by six months comes in the wake of last Thursday’s terror attack in Nice.
# coiffeurgate
French president's personal hairdresser paid almost €10,000 a month
Socialist politician Francois Hollande has come in for heavy criticism on social media.
# Civil Unrest
Violent protests in Paris see police fire tear gas just two weeks ahead of Euro 2016
French workers are objecting to new labour laws.
# how it unfolded
Timeline: How the Brussels terror attacks unfolded
This morning’s attacks at Brussels airport and a metro station in the city have left at least 34 people dead and hundreds wounded.
# Behind Bars
Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam spends first night in jail on charges of "terrorist murder"
Abdeslam is expected to be extradited back to France in “no more than three months”.
# captive
Paris attacker wanted to blow himself up at Stade de France but changed his mind
Salah Abdeslam was arrested yesterday following a shootout in Molenbeek, Belgium.
# je suis charlie
Charlie Hebdo anniversary cover features God with a gun
“The assassin is still out there.”
# Paris
Bataclan tributes: 'Each of these numerous bouquets laid here carries much sadness'
World leaders are flocking to the scene of floral tributes left outside the Bataclan.
# Shot Down
Putin: Turkey's claims it didn't know downed jet was Russian are rubbish
“The planes have identification signs and these are well visible,” Putin said.
# France
France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria
Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.
# Flooding
At least seventeen people have died as the south of France reels from devastating storms
President Francois Hollande has visited the site of the storms today on the French riviera.
# Syria
France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State
Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.
# crisis
More than 1,000 migrants have tried to pass through the Channel tunnel in 48 hours
The migrant crisis has seen desperate attempts by individuals trying to reach the UK.
# bon anniversaire
It's Julian Assange's birthday and he's spending it arguing with the Republic of France
France have denied him political asylum but the activist claims he never asked for it in the first place.
# Terrorism
French gas factory attacker described as 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'
The French Prime Minister warned the country faces further attacks.
# clement meric
A fateful Paris shopping trip, and the death that rocked France
18-year-old anti-fascist college student Clément Meric was killed on the streets of Paris two years ago.
# European Parliament
Have you heard about Europe's multi-million euro travelling circus?
Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes on the ‘disgraceful’ moving of the European Parliament to Strasbourg once a month, every month.
# Merde
France's left-wing government just got a major slap in the face
It comes as the country’s far-right movement grows in power.
# la marseillaise
Perhaps the world's greatest national anthem, sung for the victims of the Paris attacks
It’s the first time the national anthem has been sung in parliament since 1918.
# disappearing act
A Jewish newspaper has photoshopped Angela Merkel out of this Charlie Hebdo march
Now you see her, now you don’t.
# Charlie Hebdo
White House: 'We should have sent someone more important to Paris march'
Security arrangements prevented Obama from attending.
# JeSuisCharlie
Pictures: Around the world a moment's silence is held for the 12 killed in Charlie Hebdo attacks
The silence took place this morning at 11am to show solidarity with the people of France.
# Alsatian once again
Gerry Adams and Francois Hollande both got puppies for Christmas
But how will this play in the polls?
# Free Man
"I had forgotten what it is like to be free. I will never forget it again."
French hostage released after three years under Islamist militants.
# Iraq
France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State...
… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
# escalation
Point of no return?... EU leaders send strong warnings to Russia over Ukraine
Leaders meeting in Brussels are likely to boost sanctions against Moscow. “Europe has to act,” France’s Francois Hollande said today.
# France
French government collapses after row over economic policy
President Francois Hollande has asked his prime minister to form a new government.
# Tragedy
'No survivors' from Air Algerie crash over Mali --- French President
The wreckage of the plane has been located 50km north of the Burkina Faso border in Mali’s Gossi region.
# Offensive
Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk
Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.
# Case Study
Fine Gael say Sinn Féin's economics were 'disastrous' in France. Were they? Here are the facts...
‘Wealth tax’, ‘higher income tax rate’, Hollande tried that didn’t he? Well sort of…
# poroshenko
Ceasefire call sparks hope for peace in south-eastern Ukraine
Both Russian and Ukrainian leaders have jointly called for an end to violence in the region.
# Shooting
Jewish community in Belgium on high alert after attack that left four dead
A fourth person has died in hospital after the attack yesterday on the Jewish Museum in Brussels.