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Cornelius Magrath:  height brought him celebrity

The West Tipperary village of Silvermines is most famous for its mineral wealth, including lead, zinc, copper, baryte, and of course the precious meta(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Angela Merkel  of the Christian Democratic Union talks to the leader of the Social Democratic Party (SPD), Martin Schulz. Photograph: Christian Bruna

Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD) has seen a lot in more than 150 years – but nothing quite like the political crisis gripping Berlin since Sund(...)

A Tibetan man living in exile in India: China sees the overwhelmingly Buddhist Himalayan region as part of its sovereign territory.    Photograph:  EPA/Rajat Gupta

The Chinese government has backed its under-20s football team, which stormed off the pitch during a game against a German fourth-division club followi(...)

Angela Merkel in the German Parliament on Tuesday. She says  she’s ready to face voters again to break the country’s political stalemate. Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

World View is a weekly foreign affairs podcast from The Irish Times. Subscribe on Android, on Apple Podcasts, on Stitcher or on Soundcloud. As B(...)

Dublin ran Paris to the last count for the European Banking Agency, beaten on what Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney described as a “technicality”.

Paris and Amsterdam last night won the right to host two key European Union agencies following Brexit, snatching the prizes in both cases through the (...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves the presidential residence Bellevue Castle in Berlin yesterday where she met German President German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier after coalition talks failed overnight.  Photograph: AFP PHOTO / John MacDougall

Germany is facing an unprecedented political crisis – and Europe a lengthy period of uncertainty – after coalition talks collapsed late on Sunday in B(...)

Traders  on the floor of the NYSE on Monday, November 20th. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European markets shrugged off the failure of politicians to form a coalition to run Germany, the region’s biggest economy, and gained ground on Monday(...)

 Charles Manson sticks his tongue out at photographers in June 1970 as he appears in a Santa Monica, California courtroom, charged with the slaying of musician Gary Hinman. Photograph: AP

Charles Manson, who died on Sunday at 83, has loomed large in American culture ever since a brutal killing spree by his gang of followers, called the(...)

Trump and Putin: “We don’t have the slightest intention to do harm to the United States,” says Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland. Photograph: Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty

Russia’s new ambassador to Ireland has described allegations that Moscow is interfering in other countries’ democratic processes as ridiculous and lud(...)

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