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# Paris

'I've never, ever seen a crowd like that' - Sexton hails Irish support
It was a remarkable occasion at Stade de France as Andy Farrell’s side beat the Boks.
23rd September 2023
Ireland send out huge World Cup statement by downing the Boks in Paris
Andy Farrell’s side lived up to the hype with a superb victory at Stade de France.
Ireland send out huge World Cup statement by downing the Boks in Paris
Andy Farrell’s side lived up to the hype with a superb victory at Stade de France.
Ireland can take big step towards World Cup glory in battle royale with Boks
Andy Farrell’s team is more settled and cohesive, but South Africa have serious firepower.
Last week
17th September 2023 - 23rd September 2023
Postcard from the World Cup: The green army have been immense
Ireland’s players have been blown away by the support over in France.
How much has the Springboks team changed since the last World Cup?
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber are leaning on lots of familiar faces.
This month
September 2023
Proud, family-first Tonga have quietly been plotting to upset Ireland
The ‘Ikale Tahi have set up camp in the prosperous western suburbs of Paris.
Postcard from the TGV: An odyssey of a World Cup weekend
The choir-style anthems have proven to be deeply unpopular with supporters.
Rented electric scooters vanish from Paris streets as ban comes into force
The French capital is the first in Europe to completely ban the hire scooters from its streets.
Last month
August 2023
Security alert prompts Eiffel Tower evacuation
Bomb disposal experts and police were called in to scour the area.
July 2023
Shannon airport records highest number of passengers in over a decade
Over 8,500 passengers travelled through the airport on 23 June, its busiest day in seven years.
Third person dies after explosion and collapse of Paris building in June
The victim is a woman in her 70s who worked at a design school.
Crowds gather in Paris to watch oak trusses raised to roof of Notre Dame Cathedral
With trusses weighing up to seven and a half tonnes, the delicate operation drew crowds along a bridge over the Seine River and on its banks.
Emmanuel Macron suggests fines for parents of children caught rioting
More than 1,200 minors have been arrested since Friday over riots.
French mayors hold anti-violence rallies six days after police shooting sparked riots
The government has battled riots and looting since a 17-year-old was shot dead by a police officer during a traffic stop on Tuesday
Grandmother of killed French teen urges calm as mayor's home attacked
The protests were sparked by the killing of a 17 year old by police.
Over 1,300 arrested in France as protests continue on day of killed teen's funeral
The riots were sparked by the shooting of a 17-year-old by police on Tuesday.
June 2023
France to restrict public transport following violent protests over teen's killing
A curfew for bus and tram services in Paris has already been introduced.
French security forces deploy as anger simmers over police shooting
The officer accused of firing on the driver has been detained on homicide charges.
Rescuers struggling to reach person feared trapped after Paris explosion
Four people remain in hospital in a critical condition following Wednesday’s blast.
Paris climate summit ends without deal to create global tax on shipping
French President Emmanuel Macron said upcoming reforms of the international finance system would be assessed within the next two years.
Four people 'fighting for their lives' after suspected gas explosion destroys Paris building
Rescue workers are this evening still searching the rubble for two missing individuals.
Swiatek shines in 51-minute blitz, Gauff ends 16-year-old's run
Meanwhile, Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina has withdrawn from the competition.
This year
Climate protesters sprayed with tear gas at TotalEnergies shareholder meeting in Paris
The protest was mostly peaceful.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
Eamon Ryan elected co-chair of International Energy Agency for 2024
2024 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Paris-based organisation that provides recommendations to shape global energy policies.
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.
New violent clashes rock France in protest against construction of water reservoirs
It’s the latest in a series of violent standoffs as social tensions erupt nationwide.
French protests made Charles' visit to Palace of Versailles impossible, says ex-Paris diplomat
Sylvie Bermann said plans for a banquet at the Palace of Versailles for Charles and Camilla would ‘not have given a good image’.
France protests: Over 450 arrested in one day and King Charles III's visit cancelled amid unrest
More than 1 million people demonstrated across France against the unpopular plan.
Violence erupts as thousands protest across France over Macron pension reform
The country’s interior minister said 123 members of the security forces had been injured and at least 80 people arrested.
Police clash with protesters in Paris as Macron forces through pension reform without vote
The move amounted to an admission that the French government lacked a majority to hike the retirement age from 62 to 64.
French Senate adopts controversial pension bill despite widespread protests
Emmanuel Macron has refused a request by unions to meet with him over the contentious measure.
French citizens again protest against Macron’s planned pension age increase
The French president wants to raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.
Notre Dame is reopening to visitors next year, six years after fire destroyed building's roof
The French cathedral’s spire, which collapsed in the blaze, will gradually start reappearing above the monument this year.
French strikes hit trains and schools as a million protesters push back on pension age increase
An unpopular pension reform would increase the retirement age.