Gareth Bale continued his swift change in fortunes at Real Madrid by starting his side’s first game of the season at Celta Vigo – and inspiring Zinedine Zidane’s men to a 3-1 win.
Sun, 18 Aug, 2019
Geraint Thomas shrugged off his third crash of the Tour de France as Caleb Ewan won stage 16 in soaring temperatures in Nimes.
Tue, 23 Jul, 2019
A record temperature was recorded in France yesterday when, in Carpentras, in the south-eastern Vaucluse département, the mercury hit 44.3C, breaking the previous record of 44.1C set in Montpellier and Nîmes in August 2003.
Sat, 29 Jun, 2019
Ireland's Nicolas Roche is in third place after the time-trial opening stage of this year's Vuelta a Espana cycling.
Sat, 19 Aug, 2017
An Irish-registered professional cycling team will compete in a Grand Tour this year for the first time ever after Aqua Blue Sport secured a wild card entry to the Vuelta a Espana.
Tue, 28 Mar, 2017
Investigators have searched the Paris home of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon in a probe into parliamentary jobs for his family members.
Thu, 02 Mar, 2017
Thu, 18 Aug, 2016
Vincenzo Nibali has vowed to "honour the yellow jersey" by going all out for stage victory in today’s time trial on the penultimate day of the Tour de France.
Sat, 26 Jul, 2014
James Fox’s character, Joseph, in the film A Long Way from Home has been married to his wife Brenda, played by Oscar-winning Irish actress Brenda Fricker, for half a century.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2014
A woman who sent her three-year-old son — called Jihad — to school in a T-shirt marked “Jihad, Born September 11, I am a bomb” was fined and given a suspended jail sentence by a French court.
Sat, 21 Sep, 2013
A woman and her brother have been convicted of “justifying a crime” after her toddler son – named Jihad – went to a French nursery school in a T-shirt bearing the words “I am a bomb” and “Jihad: Born on Sept. 11.”
Fri, 20 Sep, 2013
Two pigs’ heads were found hanging at the entrance to a mosque in southern France today, in the latest incident of what Muslim leaders say is rising Islamophobia in the country.
Wed, 01 Aug, 2012
All the comings and goings for every Premier League club.
Mon, 31 Jan, 2011
Oscar Freire held off a stern challenge from sprint legend Erik Zabel and Leonardo Duque to win the 14th stage of the Tour de France from Nimes to Digne-les-Bains today.
Sat, 19 Jul, 2008
MARK CAVENDISH continued to enhance his reputation as cycling’s new sprint king with a fourth stage win in the 2008 Tour de France yesterday.
Mark Cavendish continued to enhance his reputation as cycling’s new sprint king with a fourth stage win in the 2008 Tour de France.
Fri, 18 Jul, 2008
MARK CAVENDISH lifted some of the gloom surrounding the Tour de France by becoming the first Briton to secure a hat-trick of stage victories in the Tour de France.
A FRENCH man was taken into custody at a Paris art museum yesterday after attacking Marcel Duchamp’s famous porcelain urinal with a hammer.
Sat, 07 Jan, 2006
Ryanair today announced a new 10-year agreement committing the low-fares airline to develop Brussels Charleroi Airport until 2016.
Wed, 14 Dec, 2005
A man was detained today at the UK's Luton Airport under the Terrorism Act, Bedfordshire Police said.
Wed, 27 Jul, 2005
Police in the UK have detained a man under the Terrorism Act at Luton Airport after a security alert.
Ryanair celebrated the start of services from a new UK airport base today, by offering 25,000 free seats.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2005
Ryanair today announced it is to set up its 12th European base at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport, with an investment of $240m (€184.1m) in four new Boeing 737-800 series aircraft.
Mon, 22 Nov, 2004
Ligue 1 leaders Lyon slipped up as they were held 0-0 by strugglers Istres.
Sat, 23 Oct, 2004
The chance to become the first home winner of the French Open since 1969 simply inspired Jean-Francois Remesy today.
Sat, 26 Jun, 2004
IAN WOOSNAM, seeking his first European Tour victory in 146 starts going back seven years, allowed a three-stroke lead disappear over the closing stretch of the French Open yesterday.
Ian Woosnam, seeking his first European Tour victory in 146 starts going back seven years, allowed a three-stroke lead to disappear over the closing stretch of the French Open today.
Fri, 25 Jun, 2004
CHRISTMAS was not a happy time at Olympique de Marseille. In France’s second city, crisis is a way of life, and not just football-wise.
Wed, 19 May, 2004
Ryanair is to add extra services to London from Dublin and Kerry, as part of its new summer schedule.
Thu, 11 Mar, 2004
A CONTRACT between a little-known offshore company owned by Ryanair and Montpellier Airport in France could be the latest agreement involving the no-frills airline to run in EU legislative difficulty.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2003
Heavy snowfall shut down two airports in southern France today while children were given a day off after schools shut down to avoid accidents on icy roads, authorities said.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2003
Torrential rains that battered southeastern France have killed at least 20 people and rescuers are searching for at least another dozen missing people.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2002
Torrential rains that battered southeast France for two days subsided today, letting authorities assess the damage from floods that submerged villages and killed at least 16 people.
Ireland coach Don Givens was furious with his team’s first half display as their Toulon Festival campaign began badly today in Nimes.
Tue, 07 May, 2002
Japan gave Ireland Under-21 team the runaround in Nimes today, opening their Toulon Festival campaign with an eye-catching performance and a 2-0 victory.
Six people have died and another 12 are injured after a bus travelling through southern France veered off the road and crashed into a house last night.
Wed, 19 Sep, 2001
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