Film-maker Volker Schlöndorff with writer Colm Tóibín. Photograph: Franziska Strauss

When Angela Merkel watched anxiously for results in Sunday’s federal election, one of her closest friends wasn’t there to hold her hand. Film directo(...)

A voter arrives at a polling station in Schliersee, Germany, on Sunday. Photograph: Philipp Guelland/EPA

Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshad(...)

Getting boomier: Mayo firm Cannon & Cannon’s  Number 1 Charlottenburg in Berlin where    prices start at around €250,000, almost eight times the average German gross salary of €33,000

Enda Kenny’s visit to Berlin last week was different from his last few trips to the German capital. Instead of rushing in and out of meetings with cha(...)

 A billboard showing German Chancellor and Christian Democrat leader  Angela Merkel and the numbers 24.9,  the date of upcoming German federal elections,  in Hermsdorf, Germany. File photograph: Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

The real story of Sunday’s federal election in Germany is not Angela Merkel’s likely fourth term or the slide of the Social Democrats. Focusing on the(...)

  Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary   during the company’s AGM at the their Dublin headquarters, where the crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline will be addressed. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ryanair plans to offer pilots in Dublin and other bases an extra €10,000 a-year to deter them from joining rival airlines, chief executive Michael O’L(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary: Airline has yet to reveal which flights will be affected after Wednesday, which has prompted anger among many whose trips  hang in the balance. File photograph:  Getty Images

Up to 95 per cent of the 300,000 passengers who will be hit by Ryanair’s flight cancellations in the weeks ahead will be entitled to substantial compe(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May prior to the start of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, on July 7, 2017.  BERND VON JUTRCZENKA/AFP/Getty Images

Britain wants to pick up the pace. EU negotiators in Brussels are taking their time. Blackmail and sabotage, cry Westminster’s Brexiters. The explanat(...)

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Like its parent event, Re:publica Dublin – the spin-off of the hugely popular annual Berlin-based Re:publica digital society festival – proved again t(...)

Ryanair will add 34 new routes from Frankfurt airport from summer 2018. Photograph: Josep Lago/Getty Images

Irish low-cost carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday it would base three more aircraft at Frankfurt airport from summer 2018 to add 34 new routes including (...)

Frank Schneemelcher in his Quedlinburg workshop. Photograph: Derek Scally

When the Vatican needs to restore historic stained-glass windows, it dials Q for Quedlinburg. Three hours southwest of Berlin, the eastern German to(...)