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Workers remove the debris from a storm damaged wheat mill built in the year 1786  as a storm hit many parts of Germany. Photograph: Wolfgang Runge/Getty Images

Strong winds battered northern and central Europe on Sunday, killing two people in Poland, two in the Czech Republic and one in Germany, with rail tra(...)

Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara of Grafton Architects, in their office in Dublin. They have chosen to curate the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the signal honour of being appointed as curators of next year’s Venice Architecture Bienn(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar: Government ministers tend not to speak any foreign languages. Mr Varadkar has twice gone to Downing Street but has yet to pay a visit to Paris or Berlin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Britain’s Brexit breakdown, like all good horror shows, leaves you repulsed yet somehow unable to avert your eyes. Ireland is wedged into the best se(...)

Ireland’s  Marc Potts finished fourth in the men’s scratch race at the European Track Championships in Berlin. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Marc Potts got Ireland’s European track championship campaign off to a fine start on Thursday when he finished fourth in the men’s scratch race. He wa(...)

Holly Cowman visiting one of Mary Immaculate College’s Erasmus+ partner universities, East China Normal University, in Shanghai

Tens of millions of deaths in the first and second World Wars were young men who succumbed on the soil of foreign countries, miles from their homes. (...)

Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy is mistaken in his view that soaring residential towers should form part of any strategy to deal with the current housing emergency. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than half-a-century ago, as Dublin was experiencing a housing crisis, then minister for local government Neil Blaney was persuaded by constructio(...)

 Sebastian Kurz arrives for a TV discussion, in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters

At Vienna’s Stadthalle concert hall, a capacity crowd of 16,000 claps their hands to the jaunty Radetzky March. Then he appears: a messiah in a slim-(...)

A Lufthansa airliner parks next to the Air Berlin aircraft at Tegel airport in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Lufthansa reinforced its position as Germany’s largest airline on Thursday by signing a €210 million deal to buy large parts of insolvent Air Berlin. (...)

French president Emmanuel Macron gives a statement at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France. Photograph: Ludovic Marin/EPA

When French presidents talk about Europe, their message often makes more sense if you substitute every reference to “European Union” with “France”. (...)

Brian O’Farrell: “The business culture in Germany is more formal and perhaps more serious than in Ireland.”

The 1980s were a gloomy time in Ireland. The economy was in dire straits, employment prospects were dreadful and thousands emigrated to find work. Br(...)

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