German police walk a suspect during a raid against alleged Islamists in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday. Two men were arrested in a series of co-ordinated raids across Germany. Photograph: Paul Zinken/EPA

German forces arrested two men on Thursday suspected of links to Islamic State militants preparing an attack in the German capital, police and prosecu(...)

Led by chief executive Pat Crean (left) and founder Greg Kavanagh, New Generation Homes has spent more than €300 million buying development sites in Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

When he arrived on the property market five years ago at the trough of the recession, New Generation Homes founder Greg Kavanagh attracted plenty of a(...)

Pat Crean and Greg Kavanagh. Mr Crean said the planned new offices were a “unique development”. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

New Generation Homes, the developer led by Greg Kavanagh and Pat Crean, will seek permission for a €250 million office and apartment complex in Dublin(...)

IFSC: Mr Kavanagh joined forces with McInerney Properties and British Land in the late 1980s to build the first phase of the IFSC. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Real estate investment trust, Hibernia Reit, has completed the €60 million purchase of two office buildings from a property group controlled by Mark K(...)

US senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is surrounded by students following a town hall meeting at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The queue of people snakes its way around Dartmouth College’s Hopkins Center for the Arts. Hundreds of people, mostly university students and younge(...)

Sales in Berlin. Spending and employment has driven German economic growth. Photographer: Bloomberg

The German economy expanded about a quarter of a percent in the final three months of 2015, with record employment and expansionary monetary policy fu(...)

 Riot police armed with machine guns in front of Pasing railway station  in Munich, Germany on New Year’s Day. Photograph: Johannes Simon/Getty Images

Germany received a tip hours before midnight that militants from Iraq and Syria were planning New Year attacks in Munich but police could not find the(...)

Marzipan is another Christmas tradition and, though not exclusively a German speciality, the queen of marzipan hails from the northern city of Lübeck

“Yes, Virginia, ” to quote the famous New York Sun editorial to a doubtful eight-year-old in 1897, “there is a Santa Claus” – one of the chapters that(...)

Joan Burton: “I think the fears described in that report belong a little to that difficult period we have moved out of.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Tánaiste Joan Burton has said a report stating there is a perception many public servants worked in privileged employment was inaccurate and out of da(...)

Armed police outside the stadium in Hanover in front of a board announcing the cancellation of the Germany-Netherlands  soccer match due to a security threat on November 17th. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Islamist terrorists planned to detonate three bombs at Tuesday’s Germany-Netherlands friendly soccer match in Hanover, according to a report based o(...)