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#Bastille Day

# bastille-day - Friday 14 July, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A 25-second handshake, military parades and Daft Punk: Donald Trump enjoyed Bastille Day today Guest Of Honour

A 25-second handshake, military parades and Daft Punk: Donald Trump enjoyed Bastille Day today

French President Emmanuel Macron said that Trump’s presence was “the sign of a friendship across the ages”.

From The42 Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth Tour De France

Frenchman Barguil wins Stage 13 on Bastille Day, Martin falls back to sixth

Italy’s Fabio Aru of Astana retains the yellow jersey after today.

From TheJournal.ie Trump says US friendship with France 'unbreakable' as he prepares to attend Bastille Day parade Nice Anniversary

Trump says US friendship with France 'unbreakable' as he prepares to attend Bastille Day parade

Yesterday evening the two couples dined at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Eiffel Tower.

From TheJournal.ie French court bans magazine from publishing 'obscene' Nice attack images on 1-year anniversary Bastille Day

French court bans magazine from publishing 'obscene' Nice attack images on 1-year anniversary

Victims’ groups had accused the Paris Match magazine of sensationalising the assault.

# bastille-day - Monday 25 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Nice attack: Policewoman claims minister pressured her into changing her report Bastille Day

Nice attack: Policewoman claims minister pressured her into changing her report

The 14 July Bastille Day celebrations saw 84 people killed when a man rammed a lorry into the crowd.

# bastille-day - Wednesday 20 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Frenchman jailed for trying to sell items from Nice massacre Bastille Day

Frenchman jailed for trying to sell items from Nice massacre

The attack left 84 people dead.

# bastille-day - Monday 18 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Nice attacker had "a clear interest in the radical jihadist movement" Motives

Nice attacker had "a clear interest in the radical jihadist movement"

French police have released some details of the investigation.

# bastille-day - Sunday 17 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Idris Elba's Bastille Day pulled from cinemas after Nice lorry massacre Inappropriate This post contains videos

Idris Elba's Bastille Day pulled from cinemas after Nice lorry massacre

Billboards for the movie have also been taken down in France.

# bastille-day - Friday 15 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Facebook helps find eight-month-old baby lost in Nice attack France

Facebook helps find eight-month-old baby lost in Nice attack

A young woman found him and took him home with her. She then went online and found the photo of the baby on Facebook.

From TheJournal.ie 'Je suis Nice': Books of condolence to open in Dublin and Cork Nice

'Je suis Nice': Books of condolence to open in Dublin and Cork

From The Open to Australia, people are showing their grief in the aftermath of the attack in Nice.

From TheJournal.ie 'Someone got on the piano and started to play Imagine': Moments of kindness after horrific Nice attack Nice

'Someone got on the piano and started to play Imagine': Moments of kindness after horrific Nice attack

Offers of places to stay and free taxi rides were given in the aftermath of the Nice attacks.

From TheJournal.ie Terrorist in Nice truck attack named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel Nice

Terrorist in Nice truck attack named as Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

Police sources have said the French-Tunisian had no direct links to terrorism.

From TheJournal.ie "Monstrosity": Horror moment when truck ploughs through crowd in Nice Nice

"Monstrosity": Horror moment when truck ploughs through crowd in Nice

France is in mourning after the attack left 84 people dead and 202 people injured – many of them seriously.

# bastille-day - Thursday 14 July, 2016

From TheJournal.ie The worst moment in Nice's history: How the horror unfolded as crowd watched Bastille Day fireworks Nice

The worst moment in Nice's history: How the horror unfolded as crowd watched Bastille Day fireworks

Truck driver shot dead after ploughing through crowded mile-long promenade, killing at least 84.

# bastille-day - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

9 French food treats to try in Dublin

Mais oui.

# bastille-day - Monday 14 July, 2014

# bastille-day - Saturday 14 July, 2012

'Ouch!' pic of the day

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From The42 Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers Conjecture

Hollande compares footballers to French soldiers

The French President also believes money has little to do with the national team’s problems.

# bastille-day - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Zut alors! 7 reasons why you’re as French as a string of onions Bastille Day This post contains videos

Zut alors! 7 reasons why you’re as French as a string of onions

As France celebrates Bastille Day, TheJournal.ie reveals that we Irish are all French deep down. Here’s why.

# bastille-day - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

FRANCE IS CELEBRATING the symbolic birth of the Republic today amid protests.

The annual Bastille Day celebrations went ahead with a parade through the streets of Paris.

In a move that has been usual in recent years, French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited other nations to take part in the celebrations; this year several African nations were invited to include troops in the parade.

Ivory Coast was also invited but, as the former colony has had strained relations with France in recent years, the Ivoirian defence minister attended in place of troops.

The armies were celebrating 50 years of independence for France.

Human rights groups have been angered by the official presence of some nations, claiming that some present should be facing war crimes allegations instead of celebrating on Parisian streets.

The International Federation of Human Rights League (FIDH) wrote to Sarkozy expressing its “serious concern” at the presence of some who they said were responsible of “grave human rights violations.”

Sarkozy said that the “blood bond” between the nation and the African troops who had fought and died for France during two World Wars was being celebrated, and denied that he is experiencing “colonial nostalgia.”

The presence of troops has also been blasted by critics who say it gives the impression that France granted independence for African countries who fought hard for freedom.

Yet more criticism was directed at the government for spending lavishly on the celebrations as the average Frenchman is suffering bitter economic problems – but despite this, celebrations continued as planned.

French nationals and Francophiles also have a  chance to celebrate tonight the Bastille Day Ball in Dublin.