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#Francois Hollande

# francois-hollande - Saturday 29 April, 2017

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.

# francois-hollande - Monday 6 March, 2017

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.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 28 February, 2017

French policeman injures two after accidentally firing weapon at presidential appearance

Hollande continued his speech after the incident, witnesses said.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 1 December, 2016

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.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 29 October, 2016

'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.

# francois-hollande - Monday 22 August, 2016

European leaders say the EU doesn't need Britain

Angela Merkel and co are looking to strengthen the bloc.

# francois-hollande - Monday 25 July, 2016

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.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 21 July, 2016

President Hollande recognises Ireland is a "special" case in Brexit talks

The French president said the sooner Britain triggers Brexit the better.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

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.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 13 July, 2016

French president's personal hairdresser paid almost €10,000 a month

Socialist politician Francois Hollande has come in for heavy criticism on social media.

# francois-hollande - Friday 27 May, 2016

Violent protests in Paris see police fire tear gas just two weeks ahead of Euro 2016 Civil Unrest This post contains videos

Violent protests in Paris see police fire tear gas just two weeks ahead of Euro 2016

French workers are objecting to new labour laws.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

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.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 20 March, 2016

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”.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 19 March, 2016

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.

# francois-hollande - Monday 4 January, 2016

Charlie Hebdo anniversary cover features God with a gun

“The assassin is still out there.”

# francois-hollande - Monday 30 November, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Friday 27 November, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

France has dropped 16 more bombs on the Islamic State group in Syria

Meanwhile, the hunt for Salah Abdeslam continues.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 4 October, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 27 September, 2015

France launches air strikes targeting Islamic State

Western powers are ramping up efforts against the terrorist organisation.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 1 August, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Friday 3 July, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 27 June, 2015

French gas factory attacker described as 'a wolf in sheep's clothing'

The French Prime Minister warned the country faces further attacks.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 31 May, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Monday 30 March, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Perhaps the world's greatest national anthem, sung for the victims of the Paris attacks La Marseillaise This post contains videos

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.

# francois-hollande - Monday 12 January, 2015

White House: 'We should have sent someone more important to Paris march'

Security arrangements prevented Obama from attending.

# francois-hollande - Thursday 8 January, 2015

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.

# francois-hollande - Friday 26 December, 2014

Gerry Adams and Francois Hollande both got puppies for Christmas

But how will this play in the polls?

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 10 December, 2014

"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.

# francois-hollande - Friday 19 September, 2014

France is the first nation to join the US in attacking Islamic State...

… but refused to support the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

# francois-hollande - Saturday 30 August, 2014

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.

# francois-hollande - Monday 25 August, 2014

French government collapses after row over economic policy

President Francois Hollande has asked his prime minister to form a new government.

# francois-hollande - Friday 25 July, 2014

'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.

# francois-hollande - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebel Donetsk

Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel have urged for a political solution to be reached.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 15 June, 2014

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…

# francois-hollande - Friday 6 June, 2014

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.

# francois-hollande - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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.

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