# france - Thursday 21 March, 2013
Sarkozy was unexpectedly summoned for a face-to-face encounter with staff members of Liliane Bettencourt over claims he accepted envelopes stuffed with cash.
That’s not good news for some of Ireland’s hopefuls is it?
# france - Wednesday 20 March, 2013
The IMF chief’s lawyer said that the search is part of an inquiry into her role in a $400 million arbitration deal in favour of a tycoon.
The decision means the talismanic centre will miss two Rabo games and the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final.
# france - Tuesday 19 March, 2013
‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.
Jerome Cahuzac allegedly used a Swiss bank account to hide assets from the tax authorities.
The Leinster legend was sin-binned in Rome for a stamp on Simone Favaro.
# france - Monday 18 March, 2013
Lance Armstrong’s former teammate insisted the disgraced Texan cyclist insisted on keeping doping under wraps.
# france - Sunday 17 March, 2013
Sources told AFP that Olivier Metzner was found floating in the Gulf of Morbihan off the Brittany coast in an apparent suicide.
# france - Saturday 16 March, 2013
Scores from Maxime Medard and Wesley Fofana had us worried but Tim Visser saved Irish bacon.
“I’d have to sit down and think about whether I want a new contract,” the Corkman said after the loss in Rome.
Is it the end of the road for Declan Kidney? Did they do as well as expected considering injuries? Have your say.
Let’s watch your best bits, Brian.
‘He could go on for a few years so it is however his body feels at the end of it.’
# france - Thursday 14 March, 2013
A new study reveals that 14 HIV patients have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a “functional cure” for AIDS.
“It will probably be O’Driscoll’s final match, so that will add an extra dimension to their game. But overall, Ireland is a team full of good, talented players.”
The Munster lock may have lined out with the Ireland team for the last time.
The Leinster out half went over on his foot during training this morning.
# france - Monday 11 March, 2013
O’Driscoll suffered concussion, a lacerated ear and a dead leg in the 13-13 draw with France over the weekend.
Ireland lock Donnacha Ryan admitted he was ‘bemused’ by a late decision to penalise the Irish scrum.
# france - Sunday 10 March, 2013
The pivotal moment arrived with Ireland on the French 22 and leading 13-3 on the scoreboard.
Keith Earls, Donnacha Ryan and Maxime Medard lavished the legendary centre with praise after Ireland and France drew.
# france - Saturday 9 March, 2013
There is more bad news on the injury front, meanwhile, as Eoin Reddan suffered a leg fracture.
Declan Kidney’s side were much-improved on their last outing but failed to score in the second half.
Keith Earls was prevented from claiming a late try by Vincent Debaty in Ireland’s draw with France.
Jamie Heaslip and his teammates faced a stern French Test at the Aviva Stadium
We didn’t think it would be this way.
# france - Friday 8 March, 2013
A Man-of-the-Match performance from Tom Daly helped his side to a win.
One man rules by committee while the other calls the shots and overrules his coaches.
Kidney and his France counterpart Philippe Saint-Andre are desperate for a win in Dublin.
French mind-games have sunk to a new low.
The former Leinster and Ireland hooker is delighted with the changes in the French starting XV.
Including United v Chelsea, Ireland v France and much, much more.
# france - Thursday 7 March, 2013
The Munster flanker has been solid in this year’s Six Nations without reaching spectacular heights.
Ireland team manager Mick Kearney is hopeful that the Ulster outhalf can bring his practice form to Saturday’s match.
The young Ulster centre says Philippe Saint-Andre’s men will be ‘wounded and hurting’ as they hunt for their first points of this year’s tournament.
Leinster outhalf Ian Madigan will take his place on the Irish bench for the first time at Test level.
Philippe Saint-Andre sounds in upbeat mood.
# france - Wednesday 6 March, 2013
Figures from Eurostat confirm initial estimates in February that the eurozone economy shrank by 0.6 per cent in Q4 of 2012 with the EU shrinking by 0.5 per cent.