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#France

# france - Sunday 25 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie National Front takes one in four votes at top of French exit poll Euro Elections

National Front takes one in four votes at top of French exit poll

Leader Marine Le Pen celebrating surge of vote for her anti-immigration, anti-EU party.

# france - Saturday 24 May, 2014

From The Score As it happened: Toulon v Saracens, Heineken Cup Final Liveblog

As it happened: Toulon v Saracens, Heineken Cup Final

We went minute-by-minute to see who would etch their name into the record books as the last winner of the ERC organised Heineken Cup.

# france - Friday 23 May, 2014

From The Score ‘What I said wasn’t very nice perhaps’ – Materazzi conscience clear on famous Zidane incident MATRIX

‘What I said wasn’t very nice perhaps’ – Materazzi conscience clear on famous Zidane incident

It’s almost eight years since Zizou stuck the head in the trash-talking Italian.

From TheJournal.ie US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria – despite help from Britain, France, Israel Boko Haram

US says no one else is helping find abducted girls in Nigeria – despite help from Britain, France, Israel

China has also offered its assistance, while the United Nations imposed sanctions on Boko Haram

# france - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The Score Sexton’s debut Top 14 season ends as Montpellier rue rule mix-up Denouement

Sexton’s debut Top 14 season ends as Montpellier rue rule mix-up

Racing were beaten in the semi-finals, with Toulon advancing to face Castres in a repeat of last season’s final.

# france - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Abducted schoolgirls: Nigerian, French, UK and US officials meet for Paris summit Strategy Talks

Abducted schoolgirls: Nigerian, French, UK and US officials meet for Paris summit

French President Francois Hollande spoke by phone to Barack Obama last night, ahead of the meeting.

# france - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Family of woman murdered in Cork believe French trial will still take place Justice

Family of woman murdered in Cork believe French trial will still take place

Sophie Toscan du Plantier’s family have been critical of garda handling of the murder 17 years ago and a French judge is currently assessing evidence.

# france - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From The Score Sylvain Distin, quite brilliantly, ‘retires’ from international football on Twitter Lolz

Sylvain Distin, quite brilliantly, ‘retires’ from international football on Twitter

Everton centre-back has never been capped by his country despite consistently impressing in the Premier League

# france - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Putin threatened with “consequences” if election fails to go ahead Ukraine Crisis

Putin threatened with “consequences” if election fails to go ahead

France and Germany are warning Russia it may face further sanctions if Ukraine’s presidential election fails to go ahead as planned at the end of the month.

# france - Friday 9 May, 2014

A cat ran into a door on a French cookery show and it was amazing

And they kept it in the show. They kept it in!

# france - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie France has a plan to save the endangered Great Hamster of Alsace Great

France has a plan to save the endangered Great Hamster of Alsace

The hamster has been protected legally since 1993 but their numbers have dropped to as low as 161 in 2007.

# france - Saturday 3 May, 2014

From TheJournal.ie France suspends live pig imports from North America and Japan over deadly virus Fears

France suspends live pig imports from North America and Japan over deadly virus

Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea has killed millions of pigs in the US, driving up pork prices.

# france - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The Score Top 14 title is more important to Racing Métro than Heineken Cup admits O’Gara Priorities

Top 14 title is more important to Racing Métro than Heineken Cup admits O’Gara

The former Munster out-half has readjusted his priorities after less than a season in France.

# france - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The Score ‘You’ve got to weigh up all your options’ – Kearney commited to Leinster Contract

‘You’ve got to weigh up all your options’ – Kearney commited to Leinster

The Ireland wing considered other avenues before signing a two-year deal with his native province.

# france - Saturday 19 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie French hostage freed from Syria says he is “very happy to be free” Freed

French hostage freed from Syria says he is “very happy to be free”

Didier Francois was one of four Frenchmen kidnapped in Syria ten months ago.

# france - Friday 18 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Finally… Someone’s given a European bear a camera and sent it to the woods to make a documentary Ingmar Bear-man

# france - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Bob Dylan has escaped a jail term in France, after hate speech charges were thrown out Street Legal

Bob Dylan has escaped a jail term in France, after hate speech charges were thrown out

The legendary singer was charged with incitement to hatred over comments made to Rolling Stone in a 2012 interview.

# france - Monday 14 April, 2014

From The Score Round up: Irish players in France Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

# france - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie French lawyer convicted of murdering missing heiress after 36 years Behind Bars

French lawyer convicted of murdering missing heiress after 36 years

The 76-year-old was sentenced to 20 years in his third trial for the killing of his then-mistress. Her body has never been found.

From The Score Ireland U19s announce talented squad to face France over two games The Future

Ireland U19s announce talented squad to face France over two games

Head coach Colin McEntee has an exciting group to call upon for the fixtures in Dublin this month.

From The Score Ex-France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili to retire at the end of the season Class

Ex-France scrum-half Dimitri Yachvili to retire at the end of the season

The elegant Biarritz playmaker will hang up his boots at the conclusion of the current Top 14 campaign.

# france - Thursday 10 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie No emails please, we’re French: France lets people stop checking work email after 6pm Work Life Balance

# france - Monday 7 April, 2014

From The Score Ireland Women to open World Cup campaign with USA encounter Coygig

Ireland Women to open World Cup campaign with USA encounter

Philip Doyle’s side will then face reigning champions New Zealand, before finishing the group stage against Kazakhstan.

# france - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie French President Hollande adds his ex-partner to new cabinet French Kiss And Make Up

# france - Monday 31 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister Popular

Manuel Valls named as new French prime minister

Valls has consistently topped opinion polls as France’s favourite politician.

# france - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

This anti-obesity poster from France is totally unforgettable OMG This post contains a poll

# france - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

# france - Thursday 20 March, 2014

From The Score Simon Hick column: Foundation blocks are in place for 2015 World Cup tilt Column

Simon Hick column: Foundation blocks are in place for 2015 World Cup tilt

Joe Schmidt has a habit of reaching his targets, writes Simon Hick.

From The Score Paying tribute: The Aussies salute Brian O’Driscoll’s best moments Legend

Paying tribute: The Aussies salute Brian O’Driscoll’s best moments

Fox Sports have compiled the great man’s top five flashes of magic.

# france - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC He’s walking 1400km from Rome to Paris but this €4.9bn rogue trader will be jailed Gone Rogue

He’s walking 1400km from Rome to Paris but this €4.9bn rogue trader will be jailed

His walk is a “personal journey” aimed at bringing the message of Pope Francis’s November attack of the “tyranny” of financial markets.

# france - Monday 17 March, 2014

From The Score Here’s what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland’s win in Paris Review

Here’s what the French newspapers are saying after Ireland’s win in Paris

We’ve scanned the pages of Midi Olympique, L’Équipe and Aujourd’hui en France to find out what they’re talking about.

From The Score ‘Winning with your country is a rarer thing’ – Mike Ross revels in Ireland success Prop Life

‘Winning with your country is a rarer thing’ – Mike Ross revels in Ireland success

The tighthead prop shared a respectful post-match moment with direct opponent Thomas Domingo at the Stade de France.

From The Score Chris Henry: ‘I think there’s a lot more to come from this group of players’ Mindset

Chris Henry: ‘I think there’s a lot more to come from this group of players’

Ireland’s openside flanker had an outstanding championship as he thrived under Joe Schmidt’s coaching.

From TheJournal.ie Here’s why people can only use their cars every second day now in Paris Checkpoints

Here’s why people can only use their cars every second day now in Paris

Hundreds of police officers will man 60 checkpoints to ensure only the allowed cars and motorcycles are on the roads.

From The Score ‘He’s been an absolute legend for the team’ – Ireland’s players salute Brian O’Driscoll Tributes

‘He’s been an absolute legend for the team’ – Ireland’s players salute Brian O’Driscoll

The Irish squad have been paying tribute to the legendary outside centre.

# france - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From The Score Devin Toner enjoying ‘cool feeling’ after Ireland’s pack power to Six Nations success Tower

Devin Toner enjoying ‘cool feeling’ after Ireland’s pack power to Six Nations success

The Leinster lock has been almost ever-present for Ireland this season and is playing the finest rugby of his career.

From The Score O’Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team BOD

O’Driscoll thankful to sign off on his terms and as part of a great team

‘I’ve had so much fun over the last 15 years, and I feel very grateful to finish in this fantastic way.’

From The Score ‘We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog’ – Joe Schmidt Champion

‘We have a very player-driven environment, I’m just one small cog’ – Joe Schmidt

Ireland’s head coach refused to accept the credit after guiding Ireland to their Six Nations triumph.

From The Score Paul O’Connell: ‘I’m so happy for the lads, and for Brian in his last international’ Irish Pride

Paul O’Connell: ‘I’m so happy for the lads, and for Brian in his last international’

The Ireland captain has lauded the influence of Joe Schmidt in turning around a team that finished fifth last year.

# france - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Score Ireland overcome their Parisian hurdle to kick-start something special Stade De Dreams

Ireland overcome their Parisian hurdle to kick-start something special

Despite a powerful start from the French, Joe Schmidt’s men rode out the storm at the Stade de France.