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Danish telecoms company TDC saw shares end up 13.39% . Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Ireland’s Iseq overall index reversed some losses after a tough week last week and closed up 1.31 per cent with strong performances from Bank of Irela(...)

Financial reforms are needed to avoid the next big crisis, the head of the IMF said, although the recent sharp swings on the markets are not in themselves a cause for alarm.

As rattled investors await a key US inflation report due on Wednesday, IMF managing director Christine Lagarde said she was “reasonably optimistic” ab(...)

 Lawyer Remo Klinger: “Cars are for Germans what small arms are for the Americans. As soon as someone tries to do anything to limit the car, huge resistance builds up”

With a youthful gleam in his eye, Berlin lawyer Remo Klinger is a perfectly cast David to face down the Goliath that is the German motor industry and (...)

Railway tracks leading to the main gates at Auschwitz II-Birkenau,   built in March 1942 by the Nazis at the village of Brzezinka in Poland. File photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images

German chancellor Angela Merkel declined to comment on Saturday on a Polish law that imposes jail terms for suggesting the country was complicit in th(...)

‘The Creator of Europe, ” Karel Capek wrote in the 1920s, “made her small and even split her up into little parts, so that our hearts could find joy n(...)

According to a new survey,  our average shop contains a whopping 45.9% ultra-processed foods. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

For a long time we’ve basked in surveys that show that Ireland is one of the best places to live in the world; we’ve read that the Irish are among the(...)

To win over the Social Democrats and secure a fourth term as chancellor, Angela Merkel has surrendered to the key finance, foreign and labour portfolios to the SPD, led by Martin Schulz. Photograph: Carsten Koall/Getty Images

Angela Merkel is nobody’s fool. After Germany’s federal election, way back in September, the chancellor looked on with interest as Social Democrat (SP(...)

On August 21st, 2015, Moroccan national Ayoub El Khazzani boarded a high-speed train headed for Paris, armed with an AK-47, a pistol, a box-cutter and(...)

Longest-lived bats: may have evolved a unique process to lengthen their chromosomes without inducing cancer, which may keep them young. Photograph: Olivier Farcy

Some bats display remarkable longevity and don’t get cancer – but up until now no one knew how this was possible. An international team headed by res(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  at St Audeon’s National School, Cook Street, Dublin: learning languages to be encouraged. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More students will be encouraged to learn foreign languages and study abroad under a plan to build closer links with Europe following Brexit. The Gov(...)

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