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For much of the last decade, German politicians and bankers have been doing the rounds of European capitals, wagging their fingers at their euro zone (...)

The late Grainne Pierse. “Grainne had a wonderful eye for jewellery and she was very generous with her knowledge,” says silver and jewellery expert Jimmy Weldon.” Photograph: John Searle

Tributes have been paid to antique jeweller dealer Grainne Pierse who died on November 24th after a short illness. Pierse was a well known figure in(...)

Nerves of steel: new CDU leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer. Photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer was just 19 when she joined the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in 1981. Holding back tears on Friday, she admitted never (...)

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer waves next to German Chancellor Angela Merkel after being elected as the party leader during the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party congress in Hamburg, Germany, December 7th, 2018. Photograph: Reuters

Amid tears and cheers, Germany’s ruling centre-right Christian Democratic Union backed evolution over revolution on Friday and elected an Angela Merke(...)

Paul and Brendan O’Sullivan, owners of Irish knitwear company Irelands Eye.  In the past six years  its business to Germany has quadrupled. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency

Step into Ladage & Oelke, Hamburg’s leading upmarket men’s clothes shop since 1845, and the air is heavy with wood, leather, tradition and quality(...)

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) candidate for the party chair Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer getting her portrait taken. AKK, as she is known,  is Angela Merkel’s choice as successor. File photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

What is happening on Friday in Hamburg? After 18 years, Angela Merkel is standing down as leader of Germany’s centre-right Christian Democratic Union(...)

The Government is on course to run a budget surplus this year for the first time in over a decade following a near record €2.7 billion corporation tax take in November

There’s a sense of 2007 about the news today, amid reports of a near-record corporation tax take, renewed pressure to pay more to bankers, and a repor(...)

The internationalisation of Dublin’s workforce is behind the take-off of build-to-rent housing, a report has found. Photograph: iStock

Dublin ranked in third place out of 31 European cities for real estate investment despite questions surrounding oversupply picking up in the office ma(...)

 Former US president George HW Bush (bottom) celebrates his 85th birthday by jumping with the US army’s Golden Knight parachute team in a tandem jump with SFC Michael Elliott in Kennebunkport, Maine in  2009. Photograph: Reuters

George Herbert Walker Bush Born June 12th, 1924 Died November 30th, 2018 George HW Bush, who has died aged 94, was the 41st president of the US (19(...)

 Felix English and Mark Downey of Ireland competing in a  madison chase  at the Lee Valley VeloPark velodrome  in London. Photograph: Getty Images

Irish track riders are back in action this weekend, competing in a UCI World Cup event in Berlin, Germany. A dozen-strong team has been selected, and (...)

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