German chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during an EU  summit in Tallinn, Estonia. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

A week on from the federal vote, it’s out with the German election posters and in with the veils for the ritual mating dance. Grabbing power in Berli(...)

Billionaire Jim Ratcliffe has vowed to create a “spiritual successor” to the Defender following its withdrawal from production in January 2016.

Jaguar Land Rover is seeking to trademark the shape of the Land Rover Defender amid attempts by billionaire owner of Ineos, Jim Ratcliffe, to release (...)

British author Robert Harris: ‘We’ve fallen into this very simplistic kind of Churchillian myth.’ File photograph: Norbert Millauer/AFP/Getty Images

An unhealthy national obsession with the UK’s role in the second World War played a role in creating the conditions for Brexit, according to best-sell(...)

Former Hypo Real Estate chief executive Georg Funke, pictured in a Munich court in March 2017. The case was settled today. Photograph: Christof Stache / AFP

A decade after the multi-billion bailout of Hypo Real Estate (HRE) and its Dublin subsidiary Depfa, the court case against leading managers has collap(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: “If you want those companies to generate in Europe it not through heavy taxes and more regulation”. File photograph Brian Lawless/PA

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has warned fellow EU leaders that taxing digital companies too heavily would inhibit their development or drive them away. Mr(...)

Jakob Zitzow and Natasha Talos moved to Ireland in September 2017.

As new figures from the Central Statistics Office reveal that 84,600 people immigrated into Ireland in the 12 months to April 2017, the highest figure(...)

Anne Marie Waters, founder of Sharia Watch and candidate for the leadership of Ukip. Photograph: Tony Margiocchi/Barcroft Media

Irish-born candidate Anne Marie Waters may become the new leader of the UK Independence Party (Ukip), when the result of a party ballot is announced o(...)

Declan Barrett, chief commercial officer and co-founder of UrbanVolt with Graham Deane, chief operating officer and co-founder. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Dublin-based UrbanVolt has developed a novel means of assisting companies making the switch to sustainable energy technologies. The firm’s unique ligh(...)

Franco-Italian summit: Emmanuel Macron reviews an honour guard in Lyons. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/Pool/EPA

Over the past year Emmanuel Macron has become a seemingly unstoppable force, first in French politics and now on the international stage. Last week he(...)

'What the Estonians would like is for the leaders to back what will undoubtedly be called the ‘Tallinn Agenda'.' Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Estonia does digital big time. And in an astute piece of national branding, it has used its EU presidency to promote its leadership in the field – par(...)