French Presidential Elections 2017

Presidential elections took place in France over the course of two rounds in as many weeks, with the first round of voting taking place on Sunday, 23 April 2017.  Outgoing President, François Hollande, had held the Presidency since May 2012, but chose not to stand for re-election.  Voters went to the polls once again in the run-off on Sunday, 7 May,…

For the fifth year in a row….Irish primary school pupils lead the ‘Handshake for Europe’

Dublin, Tuesday, 9 May 2017: Primary school children throughout Ireland will today once again ‘shake hands across Europe’ to mark Europe Day, 9 May 2017.  Nearly 165 schools with more than 12,500 participating pupils, in communities in every county of Ireland will participate in their own events. At Iveagh House in Dublin today, Minister for…