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# marine-le-pen - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Marine Le Pen ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for posting Islamic State atrocity photos on Twitter

Le Pen shared the gruesome images in 2015. Today, she tweeted copies of a court order telling her to undergo psychiatric evaluation.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 16 August, 2018

'Paddy Cosgrave was wrong to invite Le Pen - and wrong to use Northern Ireland in his justification'

David McCann, an expert on the politics of peace, can not equate Marine Le Pen with the stakeholders of Northern Ireland.

# marine-le-pen - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Web Summit founder withdraws invite for far-right leader Marine Le Pen to 2018 event

Paddy Cosgrave had earlier defended the decision to host Le Pen at the November event.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 1 March, 2018

France's Marine Le Pen charged over Islamic State tweets

France's Marine Le Pen charged over Islamic State tweets

The crime is punishable by up to three years in prison and a fine of €75,000.

# marine-le-pen - Friday 30 June, 2017

Marine Le Pen has been charged with misuse of European funds

Le Pen faces claims her party illegally claimed millions of euros from the European Parliament to pay for France-based staff.

# marine-le-pen - Monday 12 June, 2017

'France is back': Macron smiling as rivals face crushing defeat in election

The French press, however, are focusing on the low turnout for yesterday’s election.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 18 May, 2017

Marine Le Pen is going nowhere and is eyeing another election

Her National Front party is aiming to be France’s main opposition party.

# marine-le-pen - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Emmanuel Macron has been sworn in as French president

‘The world and Europe need France now more than ever and they need a strong France with a sense of its own destiny.’

# marine-le-pen - Monday 8 May, 2017

The beginning of the end, or the end of the beginning - What's next for Marine Le Pen?

Down but not out, Le Pen is hoping to use this election as a building block for the National Front party.

# marine-le-pen - Sunday 7 May, 2017

Tense France picks new president in landmark vote

The run-off vote pits the pro-Europe, pro-business Macron against anti-immigration and anti-EU Le Pen.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 4 May, 2017

French election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron takes aim at Ireland's corporate tax rate

Macron made specific reference to the Apple Tax farrago as part of a critique of inequal corporate tax regimes across the EU.

# marine-le-pen - Wednesday 3 May, 2017

Macron tells Marine Le Pen her election would lead to a French 'civil war'

Tonight’s final debate between Le Pen and presidential rival Emmanuel Macron was a spiteful affair.

# marine-le-pen - Tuesday 2 May, 2017

Marine Le Pen plagiarised one of her rivals in a campaign speech last night

Le Pen’s supporters brushed off claims she copied parts of a speech given two weeks ago by Francois Fillon verbatim.

# marine-le-pen - Monday 1 May, 2017

'If Le Pen wins, you'll be buying bread with francs this time next year'

The deputy head of the Front National party made the claim on radio today.

# marine-le-pen - Saturday 29 April, 2017

# marine-le-pen - Friday 28 April, 2017

Trouble for Le Pen as her replacement steps aside amid allegations of Holocaust denial

Marine Le Pen temporarily resigned as leader of the Front National.

# marine-le-pen - Monday 24 April, 2017

Marine Le Pen steps down as leader of her party

The far-right candidate is taking on Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential election.

France had a presidential election yesterday...now what happens?

And why does it matter?

Poll: Who would get your vote in the French presidential election? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who would get your vote in the French presidential election?

France will go to the polls on 7 May.

Euro surges despite Le Pen making second round of French elections

The French vote was being closely watched as a bellwether for populist sentiment.

# marine-le-pen - Sunday 23 April, 2017

"It is time to liberate the French people" - Le Pen is through to the final round in the presidential election

Pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron has topped the poll, followed by Marine Le Pen, in one of the most closely-fought presidential battles France has seen.

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you worried about the future of the EU?

The Irish government has repeatedly said it is committed to the European Union.

# marine-le-pen - Saturday 22 April, 2017

Too tight to call: Here's what to know as France votes for a new president

The topsy-turvy election means the result is next to impossible to predict.

# marine-le-pen - Monday 17 April, 2017

Latest poll has Le Pen and Macron head-to-head in French presidential race

The two frontrunners are staging rival rallies today in Paris.

# marine-le-pen - Monday 10 April, 2017

'Serious mistake': Le Pen under fire after saying French state did not round up Jews during WW2

Francois Hollande and Jacques Chirac have apologised for the role that French police played in the past.

# marine-le-pen - Wednesday 5 April, 2017

'Are you really going to scrap the euro?' Le Pen clashes with rivals in first presidential debate

The chaotic debate featured 11 presidential hopefuls.

# marine-le-pen - Saturday 11 March, 2017

Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right? Orange Alert This post contains videos

Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?

Everything you need to know about this week’s parliamentary election.

# marine-le-pen - Friday 10 March, 2017

Le Pen ignores summons over allegations she misused European Parliament funds

Le Pen “was summoned this morning and did not turn up,” a judicial source said.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 2 March, 2017

House of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon raided

The raid is connected into an ongoing investigation into allegations Fillon and his wife were involved in a ‘fake jobs’ scandal.

Marine Le Pen could be prosecuted for tweeting photos of Islamic State killings

The European Parliament lifted immunity from prosecution today.

# marine-le-pen - Friday 24 February, 2017

'No woman should have to cover her head for fear of offending religious values'

Women have the right to dress exactly as they want. The right to cover is just as important as the right to uncover, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 23 February, 2017

Topless protester disrupts Marine Le Pen speech

Three security guards carried the woman out of the Paris venue.

# marine-le-pen - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

# marine-le-pen - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

# marine-le-pen - Sunday 12 February, 2017

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election Va Va Vote This post contains videos

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election

The world is watching for the next Brexit or Trump, but will it happen?

# marine-le-pen - Wednesday 1 February, 2017

Marine Le Pen refuses to pay back €300,000 in EU funds

Meanwhile, her challenger in the presidential election also faces an investigation.

# marine-le-pen - Saturday 21 January, 2017

'Yesterday, a new America. Today, a new Europe': Right-wing buoyant after Trump's inauguration

The right-wing gathering heard that the EU was “a force of sterilization,” and booed when Angela Merkel was mentioned.

# marine-le-pen - Thursday 12 January, 2017

Marine Le Pen spotted at Trump Tower but insists she was just having a coffee

Asked about her visit, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said: ‘It’s a public building.’

# marine-le-pen - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Three elections that could cause a political earthquake in Europe in 2017

Observers say Le Pen can’t win in France, and that Merkel will return in Germany – but does anyone trust the polls anymore?

# marine-le-pen - Sunday 27 November, 2016

Francois Fillon takes strong lead in French presidential primary

Former prime minister Fillon is favourite to emerge victorious in the race to challenge the far-right’s Marine Le Pen in next year’s presidential election.

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