The State has a clapped-out water and sewage system which is going to take many years, and billions of euro, to put right. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Whether Irish Water and/or water charges are abolished by any incoming administration will not make one bit of difference to the fact that the Republi(...)

Joe Crowley (right) a survivor of clerical abuse, and Michael Cyril Creighton, the actor who portrays him in ‘Spotlight’.

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Rebuilding the house of Hohenzollern: Georg Friedrich Prinz von Preussen at the €590 million reconstruction of his family’s former palace. Photograph: Adam Berry

To enter Berlin’s biggest building site the tall, rangy man puts on a blue hard hat and a high-visibility jacket emblazoned with Besucher – visitor(...)

The visage of Kaiser Wilhelm II – a steely gaze between a pointed moustache and spiked, Pickelhaube helmet – is one of the most potent images of the f(...)

 German Eurosceptics have called for  more robust, nationalist foreign policy in the tradition of Otto von Bismarck. Cartoon by Tissot. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

DEREK SCALLYin BerlinThe Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has called on Berlin to embrace a more robust, nationalist foreign policy in (...)