France commune

French mayor’s pesticide ban overturned by court

Daniel Cueff, mayor of the town of 602 inhabitants of Langouët (Ille-et-Villaine, Brittany), hit the headlines this month when he was summoned to court after enforcing the ban. The ban stated that neither pesticides nor herbicides could be used on fields within 150 meters of homes or commercial buildings, within the commune, as a means […]

France commune

Patrick MacMahon, the Irishman who became President of France

The descendants of Patrick MacMahon today operate a French wine estate *Editor’s note: Peter Garland, MA is the author of the following article on Patrick MacMahon, whose paternal family emigrated to France following the Treaty of Limerick. Avenue Mac-Mahon, radiating from the Arc de Triomphe, bears the name of Patrick Mac-Mahon, President of the French […]