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From TheJournal.ie Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées Paris

Paris police chief fired following yellow vest riots on Champs-Elysées

About 5,000 police were deployed in the capital on Saturday to deal with the protests.

O'Shea insists Italy will hurt 'more than ever' after France defeat

The Azzurri once again ended their Six Nations campaign without a win.

From TheJournal.ie Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris Gilets Jaunes

Mother and child saved from apartment building set on fire by yellow vest protesters in Paris

French police said more than 80 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon.

From The42 Benetton youngster handed debut as Italy aim to avoid fourth Six Nations whitewash in a row Roma Invicta

Benetton youngster handed debut as Italy aim to avoid fourth Six Nations whitewash in a row

Marco Zanon, 21, will start at centre against France on Saturday.

From The42 Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat Comme Ci Comme ça

Final Six Nations start for Fofana among six France changes from Ireland defeat

The Clermont centre will start as the French look to sign off on a poor campaign with victory in Rome.

From The42 Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans Impact

Connacht lock Dillane happy to be firmly back in Ireland's plans

The 25-year-old is hoping for a fourth appearance in the championship against Wales.

From The42 'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form Form

'I wasn’t panicking' - Conor Murray unfazed by debate about his Six Nations form

Ireland’s scrum-half has been ignoring the debate around his form in the Six Nations.

From TheJournal.ie Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy Abdelaziz Bouteflika

Algerian president to drop bid for fifth term in office following weeks of protests against his candidacy

Thousands have taken to the streets in recent weeks against the 82 year-old’s bid for another term in office.

From The42 Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France Ruck Over

Cian Healy's law knowledge nearly delivers clever try against France

The Ireland loosehead prop realised the ruck had ended on the French goal line.

From The42 Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike Inside Job

Analysis: Stander pass sends Earls in for another Schmidt set-piece strike

The Munster back row delivered the scoring pass in what he called ‘a real team try.’

From The42 'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet Review

'I thought I was in!' - Larmour continuing to learn as he shows off dancing feet

The 21-year-old benefitted from 80 minutes at fullback in the absence of Rob Kearney.

From The42 Late lapse the chief disappointment for Schmidt Cons

Late lapse the chief disappointment for Schmidt

The head coach wasn’t concerned by the delay between Ireland’s first and second tries during a sustained period of pressure.

From The42 Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier Injury Update

Kearney 'a good chance' for Wales but Ireland uncertain on van der Flier

Robbie Henshaw won’t be coming back into the mix as his dead leg lingers.

From The42 'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt Cohesive This post contains videos

'It's taken a while, but there was a bit of our rhythm back' -- Schmidt

The head coach was thrilled to see his side dominate the first half against France on their way to a bonus point win.

From The42 Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip Victoire

Bonus-point win over les Bleus boosts Schmidt's Ireland before Wales trip

The Ireland boss will be frustrated at how his side closed out the game but they dominated most of the contest.

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

As it happened: Ireland v France, Six Nations

We went minute-by-minute as Ireland attempted to retain their interest in the Championship going into the final week.

From The42 Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland Jouez

Big performance against les Bleus can ease concerns over Schmidt's Ireland

The home side have named 13 of the starting team that beat the All Blacks back in November.

From The42 'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!' Rise

'He could have another eight years or more at the highest level, which is scary!'

From second-choice scrum-half to world-class 13, Garry Ringrose’s rise has been extraordinary.

From The42 'What actually changed my mindset was reading a bit of McCaw’s book' Openside

'What actually changed my mindset was reading a bit of McCaw’s book'

Josh van der Flier is looking to make good decisions on both sides of the breakdown.

From The42 Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief' Confidence

Beirne and O'Brien remain part of Schmidt's thinking amidst 'different brief'

The Ireland head coach says this Six Nations has partly been about ‘posing a few questions to players’.

From The42 McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam More To Come

McNamara hails inner calm and outward character of champion U20s with focus trained on Grand Slam

‘There are very few people in the history of Irish rugby who have managed to win a Grand Slam.’

From The42 Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard' Details

Furlong: 'Most defences are looking for two-man hits and it's very, very hard'

Tadhg Furlong takes prides in his ball-carrying and lineout involvements for Ireland.

From The42 Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France Changes

Ringrose set for return as Schmidt recalls big guns for France

Sean O’Brien is set to miss out, while captain Rory Best makes his return in the front row.

From The42 Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France? Pick Your Team

Open thread: Who should Schmidt pick in the Ireland team for France?

We want to hear who you would select for Sunday’s Six Nations clash in Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest Cardinal Philippe Barbarin

French cardinal given six-month suspended sentence for helping to cover up child abuse by priest

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin failed to report the abuse of a child between 2014 and 2015.

From The42 Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception Mind Games

Hunters? Hunted? Schmidt's Ireland not interested in Hansen's perception

Joe Schmidt and his coaches have had some ‘very tough’ selection meetings ahead of the France game.

From TheJournal.ie 'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack Michael Chiolo

'Radicalised' inmate shot and detained after slashing guards in French prison attack

The raid also left prisoner Michael Chiolo’s visiting partner fatally wounded.

From The42 'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world' Confidence

'Elite athletes are no different to any other punter in the world'

Ireland fullback Rob Kearney feels one set-piece attack can result in Joe Schmidt’s side regaining their confidence.

From The42 France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses' Les Bleus

France will 'sniff blood' as they aim to pressure Ireland's 'weaknesses'

The Toulouse trio of Antoine Dupoint, Romain Ntamack and Thomas Ramos will be central for the French.

From The42 Henshaw and Leavy set to miss Ireland's clash with France Injury Update

Henshaw and Leavy set to miss Ireland's clash with France

The Leinster centre hasn’t played since the England game due to a dead leg.

From The42 A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing Hit-out

A peek outside the bubble has James Ryan refreshed and ready to get Ireland firing

A few beers and a boistorous crop of U20s has the young lock in positive mood as the Six Nations finish line comes into view.

From The42 Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash Boosts

Beirne puts hand up as Ireland look to reinforcements for France clash

James Ryan, Cian Healy and captain Rory Best will all be back in the mix.

From The42 Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career Man Down

Ex-Arsenal star midfielder announces retirement following injury-plagued career

Abou Diaby lined out for the Gunners between 2006 and 2015.

From The42 France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point 6 Nations This post contains videos

France show glimpses of their free-flowing best, but have to work for late bonus point

Gregory Aldritt forced his way over for two late tries as France secured a bonus point victory over Scotland after 88 long minutes.

Scotland team to play France shows four changes from Ireland defeat

Stuart Hogg, Huw Jones, Finn Russell and Ryan Wilson all miss out this weekend through injury.

From TheJournal.ie World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue' Oh Nuts

World's biggest Nutella factory temporarily shut down over 'quality issue'

The factory produces 600,000 pots of Nutella a day.

From TheJournal.ie Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France Nordahl Lelandais

Former soldier charged with 8 year-old's murder linked with another 40 cold cases in France

Police first arrested Nordahl Lelandais over two murders last year.

From The42 Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel Ouais D'accord

Dropping Parra and Lopez nothing to do with their criticism of coaching, insists Brunel

The French head coach described the move as ‘a sporting choice’.

From The42 Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash Dropped

Experienced Clermont duo Parra and Lopez left out in the cold for Scotland clash

The half-backs were replaced during their side’s defeat to England in the second round of the Six Nations.

From The42 Jose Mourinho on scouting mission in France Keeping Busy

Jose Mourinho on scouting mission in France

The Portuguese coach was sacked by Manchester United in December

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