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Former French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing at Trinity College in 2009. His office said he had no memory of the incident. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons

A German journalist is suing ex-French president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, claiming the 94-year-old groped her during an interview in December 2018. (...)

Louie Bennett. She kept the union she founded independent of Liberty Hall and male unions on the basis that women’s concerns would always take second place in male-dominated unions.

Louie Bennett, who was born 150 years ago on January 7th, was well known in 20th-century Ireland as a feminist, trade unionist and journalist but it w(...)

Spanish prime minister  Pedro Sánchez: offer to host COP25 will be studied by the UN climate change panel at a meeting in Bonn next week. Photograph: Josep Lago/AFP via Getty Images

Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government to cancel both the(...)

Everything is  vine: Westminster tube station is rebranded as Westminster Jungle in a newspaper promotion. Photograph: Leon Neal / Getty Images

Image of the week: Signal delays The problem with this Westminster tube sign, remodelled as Westminster Jungle on Tuesday as part of an advertising c(...)

It appears that the Bank of Ireland link is tenuous as it relates to a nominee company associated to a subsidiary of the group that was sold eight years ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Bank of Ireland has had its name linked with a complex tax-evasion scandal that has rocked corporate Germany in recent years. The Irish lender is one(...)

An election poster of the right-wing Alternative für Deutschland party declares: “Take a chance on more democracy!” Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Some 30 years ago they took to the streets and brought down a regime. Now former East German civil rights campaigners have sounded the alarm, fearing (...)

Germany’s then federal chancellor Helmut Kohl and Angela Merkel in 1992: perhaps the high-point of Irish-German relations was two years earlier, when the Irish EU presidency assisted Mr Kohl’s push for European acceptance of German unity.   Photograph: Thomas Imo/Photothek

When President Michael D Higgins arrives in Berlin on Tuesday evening for a three-day state visit to Germany, he is marking nine decades of bilateral (...)

Andreas Mundt, president of Germany’s Federal Cartel Office, said the authority could issue recurring penalties of between €1 million and €10 million. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Germany’s antitrust watchdog on Thursday blocked Facebook from pooling data collected from Instagram, its other subsidiaries and third-party websites(...)

New Irish citizens at a citizenship ceremony in  Convention Centre Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Voters in western countries may be deeply divided on the issue of immigration but a new study shows many are willing to change their views when prese(...)

Final farewell: Angela Merkel is preparing to leave the political stage. Photograph: Virginia Mayo/AFP/Getty

Eastern Germany’s lonely Baltic coast is a beautiful if desolate place at any time of year. Since 1990 it has been the constituency of Angela Merkel. (...)

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