German economics minister Sigmar Gabriel: said “the driving force” behind growth  is domestic demand. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP

Germany is facing into a broad-based, domestic-driven economic upswing, official data indicated yesterday, with growth hitting 1.8 per cent this ye(...)

Beware the strong man. Or, more accurately, beware behaving in ways that create the demand for a strong man to protect the weak. The thought oc(...)

Sir Roger Casement: Irish prisoners of war in Germany were furious when he denounced John Redmond as a “traitor” and the Home Rule 
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Bill as a “pretence”

Roger Casement was attacked and had to be rescued by German soldiers from a first World War prisoner-of-war c(...)

Cologne: the launch of the new winter service means Germanwings is boosting its overall annual capacity on the route between Dublin and the German city by 31 per cent.

Lufthansa subsidiary Germanwings is planning to launch a Dublin-Cologne service this winter in a move that wi(...)

Move not to affect operating company, Siac Construction, which emerged from examinership in February. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Properties formerly owned by building and engineering group Siac are to be sold after one of its banks took control of three companies split from t(...)

Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovation(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel of the CDU  chats with foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier of the SPD in the Bundestag on Wednesday. The two have presented a united front on a range of issues, but testing times lie ahead for the coalition partners. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Angela Merkel passed another milestone yesterday, overtaking Helmut Schmidt to become postwar Germany’s third-longest serving chancellor. (...)

Prosecutors in Germany say that taxi driver Jan Knytl collected the two men from a taxi stand in Prague. He was killed a short time later by 42 blows to the head and throat from a wrench and a hatchet. Photograph: Martin Divisek/VLP/isifa/Getty Images)

Two self-described satanists went on trial in southern Germany yesterday accused of murdering a Czech taxi driver in a Prague cemetery. A 16-ye(...)

France is going out on a limb with a plan to push the use of cheap copies of biotech drugs, triggering alarm among companies in Europe’s second(...)

Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen: decision to step down to seek EU role took EU community by surprise. Photograph: Reuters/Mikko Stig/Lehtikuva

The race for the top jobs in the European Union intensified this week following the decision by Finnish prime minister Jyrki Katainen to step d(...)

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