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# france - Monday 27 February, 2017

From The42 They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week Top XV This post contains videos

They got a bonus point, but only one English player made our Six Nations Team of the Week

Choosing half-backs was pretty straightforward in round three.

From The42 'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France Half Measures

'He's the one who drives what we do': Murray praises Sexton influence as half-backs steer Ireland past France

The duo delivered 16 of Ireland’s 19 points in the win over France.

# france - Sunday 26 February, 2017

From The42 Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland Improvement

Rory Best on lessons learned in defence that delivered a second Six Nations win for Ireland

Best also explained how Ireland’s phase play brought them back into the game.

# france - Saturday 25 February, 2017

From The42 'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win Hard Yards

'We had to work for everything': Ringrose delighted to come away with French win

The young centre played a vital role for Ireland on a tough night at the Aviva.

From The42 Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points Job Done

Commanding halfbacks, first-half frustrations and more Ireland talking points

Ireland’s wings made some important defensive plays, while there were signs of tactical tweaks from Joe Schmidt.

From The42 Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France On Your Marks!

Here's how we rated Ireland as they ground out victory against France

Jamie Heaslip and CJ Stander led the tackle count, but who was your man of the match?

From The42 Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive In The Hunt

Murray and Sexton to the fore as Ireland keep Six Nations title bid alive

The Irish halfback pairing were superb as Joe Schmidt’s side saw off France on a 19-9 scoreline.

From The42 As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations Six Nations

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

Can Joe Schmidt mastermind another win over Les Bleus? We’re going minute by minute.

From The42 Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France? Round 3 This post contains a poll

Poll: Who will win today's Six Nations clash between Ireland and France?

The big one kicks off at 4.50pm this afternoon.

# france - Friday 24 February, 2017

From The42 Ireland's U20s will need to keep a close eye on the 17-year-old son of a France legend tonight In The Genes

Ireland's U20s will need to keep a close eye on the 17-year-old son of a France legend tonight

Nigel Carolan’s side are looking to make it three wins from three.

# france - Thursday 23 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Topless protester disrupts Marine Le Pen speech Femen

Topless protester disrupts Marine Le Pen speech

Three security guards carried the woman out of the Paris venue.

From The42 'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose Education Centre

'I'll always come away having learned something new' - Ringrose

The centre will win just his sixth cap this Saturday, but is lapping up every lesson.

From The42 Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France Bringing Sexty Back

Sexton starts as Ireland aim to keep Six Nations chase alive against France

The out-half is one of three changes as captain Rory Best also returns after illness.

From The42 Testy session with Schmidt's seniors has raised U20s' game for France showdown Young Guns

Testy session with Schmidt's seniors has raised U20s' game for France showdown

Lock Oisin Dowling is confident Nigel Carolan’s side can produce a much-improved performance tomorrow night.

# france - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal Elections

Le Pen's personal assistant charged in 'fake jobs' scandal

Meanwhile, Emmanuel Macron won the support of a key centrist.

From The42 Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack Scrumbags

Analysis: Ireland's scrum will get a huge test against monstrous French pack

The Irish forwards face their biggest challenge yet this weekend.

# france - Tuesday 21 February, 2017

From The42 The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France Les Bleus

The42 Rugby Show: Eddie O'Sullivan previews Ireland's game against France

Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan joins Murray Kinsella to look at the key talking points ahead of Ireland’s first home game.

From TheJournal.ie Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon Islamic Veil

Le Pen sparks controversy by refusing to wear veil in Lebanon

The National Front candidate promptly refused and made a brief statement to journalists before leaving.

From TheJournal.ie Another alleged case of rape with police baton increases tensions in Paris Suburbs

Another alleged case of rape with police baton increases tensions in Paris

A similar alleged involving a black youth worker has led to sometimes violent protests.

From The42 Bastareaud and Chouly ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland Sidelined

Bastareaud and Chouly ruled out of Six Nations clash with Ireland

The French pair will not travel to Dublin after sustaining injuries.

From The42 Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations Injury News

Captain's curse strikes again as stand-in U20s skipper likely to miss rest of Six Nations

Connacht forward Cillian Gallagher could be out for six weeks with a shoulder injury.

# france - Monday 20 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Spiderman' art thief fined €104 million over one of the biggest art heists in recent years Musee D'Art Moderne

'Spiderman' art thief fined €104 million over one of the biggest art heists in recent years

The fine corresponds to the estimated value of the artworks, which are still missing.

From The42 Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow Only A Day Away

Conor Murray and Johnny Sexton to take full part in Ireland training tomorrow

Rob Kearney is scheduled to take part in contact training today and is also expected to train fully tomorrow.

# france - Sunday 19 February, 2017

From The42 France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash French Legion

France recall Racing 92 duo for Ireland clash

Brice Dulin and Henry Chavancy have been named in a 31-man squad for the visit to Dublin.

From The42 Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France The Green Party

Van der Flier, Carbery and Dillane not included in Ireland squad to face France

Joe Schmidt has named his squad for Saturday’s game.

# france - Saturday 18 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie A tiny French restaurant was awarded a Michelin star by mistake and was 'swamped' Word Of Mouth

A tiny French restaurant was awarded a Michelin star by mistake and was 'swamped'

It took nearly a week to for the error to be corrected.

# france - Thursday 16 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Eleven nights of rioting over alleged police rape of young man in Paris France

Eleven nights of rioting over alleged police rape of young man in Paris

Hundreds gathered to demand justice for a 22-year-old black man who says he was raped with an officer’s baton.

# france - Sunday 12 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election Va Va Vote This post contains videos

Explainer: Everything you need to know about the French presidential election

The world is watching for the next Brexit or Trump, but will it happen?

From The42 France edge past battling Scotland in Paris Les Bleus

France edge past battling Scotland in Paris

Guy Noves’ side bounced back from last weekend’s defeat to England with a 22-16 win.

From TheJournal.ie Violence at French protest over alleged police truncheon rape POLICE RAPE

Violence at French protest over alleged police truncheon rape

Theo, a 22-year-old black youth worker, required surgery after his arrest on 2 February.

# france - Saturday 11 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress Ride Sharing

Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress

The couple has since divorced.

# france - Friday 10 February, 2017

From The42 Goujon dips in as France and Scotland make blindside changes On Your 6

Goujon dips in as France and Scotland make blindside changes

Stuart Hogg will win his 50th cap at Stade de France.

# france - Thursday 9 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The Eiffel Tower is to get a glass security wall in response to France's terror threat Build That Wall

The Eiffel Tower is to get a glass security wall in response to France's terror threat

The wall, which will cover two sides of the tower, is to be made from bulletproof glass.

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's Croke Park defeat to France 10 years ago?

Cast your mind back to 11 February, 2007, the day Croke Park’s doors were opened to rugby.

From TheJournal.ie Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk' Flamanville

Explosion at French nuclear plant causes injuries but no 'radiation risk'

Several people were injured but there was no radiation leak at the plant in Flamanville.

# france - Tuesday 7 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Hundreds riot in Paris protest after black man allegedly raped with policeman's baton Aulnay-sous-bois

Hundreds riot in Paris protest after black man allegedly raped with policeman's baton

One officer has been charged with rape, while three others have been charged with assault.

From TheJournal.ie Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 'fraudulent' election financing Merde

Nicolas Sarkozy to face trial over 'fraudulent' election financing

The former French president has described the controversy as a “farce”.

# france - Sunday 5 February, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Ian Bailey indicted in France for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier Schull

Ian Bailey indicted in France for murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier

Bailey’s solicitor said gardaí delivered papers to his client on behalf of the French authorities.

# france - Saturday 4 February, 2017

From The42 Te'o time! Ben's first England try enough to steal a nervy win over France Up And Running This post contains videos

Te'o time! Ben's first England try enough to steal a nervy win over France

Holders made to sweat as France push them all the way at Twickenham.