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Dr Patrick Hillery received an unusual request in 1978. File photograph: Pat Langan

Presidents get some strange requests, but surely few as strange as the request made to president Patrick Hillery in 1978, which related to the robbery(...)

Charlottenburg Palace Garden in Berlin. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Germans across large parts of the country face a tightening of rules governing both private and public spaces in an effort to slow down a wave of coro(...)

Ornua chief executive John Jordan. The refinancing, which includes a further €100 million if required, is coming via Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, Bank of America (Europe), HSBC (Continental Europe), Rabobank (Dublin) and Bayern LB. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Kerrygold owner Ornua has refinanced its debt with a new five-year syndicated bank facility of €580 million. The dairy exporter said the new arrangem(...)

Outgoing German chancellor Angela Merkel and her likely successor, Olaf Scholz at a press conference in Berlin on Thursday. Photograph: Filip Singer/EPA

Germany has imposed a de facto lockdown on people not vaccinated against Covid-19, limiting their contacts and excluding them from all but essential s(...)

  Passengers walk through the Ben Gurion Airport near Tel Aviv, Israel, on Sunday: Israel became the first country to close its borders to foreigners due to the Omicron variant. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

New cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant continued to be detected around the world on Sunday, as nations tried to delay a surge in infections by r(...)

Passengers  queue for PCR   at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Photograph:  Phill Magakoe/AFP/Getty

Israel on Saturday said it would ban the entry of all foreign visitors into the country, making it the first country to shut its borders completely in(...)

Doctors and nurses tending to a patient in a  Covid-19 intensive care unit at University Hospital Leipzig, Germany. Photograph:   Jens Schlueter/Getty Images

Struggling with a runaway Covid-19 fourth wave, Germany’s push to agree new restrictions has become entangled in a bitter row between its outgoing and(...)

CDU chairman Armin Laschet signalled he would stand down after the party’s worst-ever federal election result. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty Images

Germany’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) is racing to avoid a political death-spiral after last month’s election disaster by starting a hunt for its(...)

THE BMW i4 M50

This may look like a regular BMW but it’s probably the car buyers have been waiting for more than a decade to see on the road. BMW were early to the e(...)

Angela Merkel long-flagged her intention to step down as chancellor and make way for a potential successor ahead of the German election. Photograph: Ina Fassbender/AFP via Getty

Angela Merkel could remain on as caretaker German chancellor into the new year as coalition talks take place, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar has said. Mr Vara(...)

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