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Snow falls on a Berlin thoroughfare at the weekend. With little notice, a new speed limit regime has been imposed on many Berlin streets. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP/Getty Images

If you’re visiting Berlin and want to hear some really filthy German, I recommend taking a taxi ride from anywhere to anywhere. Within minutes the dr(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron and German chancellor Angela Merkel exchange the French-German friendship treaty during the signing ceremony  in Aachen, Germany, on Tuesday. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/AFP/Getty Images

It’s a ritual so faithfully enacted and re-enacted that it must be mandated in some obscure corner of EU law. Every so often, French and German leade(...)

Course director of the Smurfit MBA, Prof Cal Muckley.

Graduates of the globally ranked UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School MBA enjoy salary uplifts of 63 per cent with three years while 90 per ce(...)

Charlotte Knobloch, a Holocaust survivor, speaks at the Bavarian parliament in Munich, Germany. Photograph: Peter Kneffel/dpa via AP

Members of Germany’s far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) walked out of the Bavarian parliament on Wednesday after a Holocaust survivor accused(...)

The Gatwick disruption affected 82,000 EasyJet customers and cancelling over 400 of its flights.  Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

British budget airline EasyJet said on Tuesday that drone disruption at London’s Gatwick airport in December had cost it millions of pounds in lost op(...)

1919: Germans take war machines apart outside Berlin. Under the terms of the Treaty of Versailles Germany was required to disarm. This tank is in fact a British tank, captured and put into service by the Germans. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

“German economic life is to be annihilated . . . It amounts to the denial of the people’s right to existence.” (German foreign minister Count Brockdor(...)

Achill islander Saoirse McHugh: “We need to immediately abandon plans for increasing herd size and begin destocking. We must demand that CAP payments are used to facilitate farmers in the transition towards more climate-friendly agriculture.” File photograph: Getty Images

A fortnight ago, the Irish food scene was on a high. Butter sales hit the historic €1 billion mark, and beef and livestock exports came in just short (...)

 Pawel Adamowicz: a progressive voice who supported sex education in schools, LGBT rights and tolerance for minorities. Photograph: Jan Rusek Agencja Gazeta via Reuters

The mayor of Poland’s northern city of Gdansk has died after he was stabbed at a charity event on Sunday evening. Pawel Adamowicz (53), mayor of the (...)

The new Music Minds festival takes place in Doolin on January 19th

Last January, the musician and music producer Simon O’Reilly and the percussionist and Kíla frontman Rónán Ó Snodaigh played a gig at the Courthouse G(...)

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