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Chancellor  Angela Merkel speaks during an election campaign stop in a fest tent  in Dachau, Germany. Photograph: Joerg Koch/Getty Images

The European elections aren’t due until next summer but when Germans go to the polls in a month, their decision will have an impact across the contine(...)

A candidate in the upcoming German general election, the Green Party’s (Die Gruenen) Juergen Trittin, sits in his van before the official start of his campaign tour in Berlin. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Germany’s opposition Green Party has said it was a mistake not to force Ireland to raise its corporate tax rate as part of its EU/IMF programme.Jürgen(...)

Supporters of German chancellor Angela Merkel hold up signs with her nickname during an election campaign rally  in Luebeck yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel has launched her attempt for a third term as German leader by warning voters that Europe must break its addiction to d(...)

Green Party leader Eamon Ryan in september 2010,  when he was minister for communications, energy and natural resources, arriving at Government Buildings for a cabinet meeting. Photograph: Frank Miller

A quip made famous by the late Con Houlihan perfectly, if cruelly, describes the current status of the Green Party. A reporter with notions had left t(...)

Fianna Fáil Senator Averil Power: said political reform under the Coalition had been “largely cosmetic” and that a rash move such as abolishing the Seanad would result in the loss of independent voices from Irish politics. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 70 days the electorate will decide whether or not to abolish Seanad Éireann. Now that the October 4th referendum date has been pencilled into th(...)

Fianna Fáil has called on John Perry to clarify if he used his political position as Minister of State as leverage when dealing with banks  over his  personal financial difficulties.

Minister of State John Perry is facing growing political pressure to consider his position following the judgement obtained by Danske Bank in the Comm(...)

What she knew

Notwithstanding her angry protestations about US “Cold War” bugging tactics, the German public is not altogether convinced at Chancellor Angela Merkel(...)

Green Property announced the flotation of the first Irish REIT (real estate investment trust) last week. This is great news for the Irish property ind(...)

Daft Punk

The modern fondness for lists has given us many commendable wastes of time. Between online citadels built entirely on the foundations of numbered f(...)

Not since the rare auld times, when those original trams snaked through Dublin’s streets, has cycling been so popular in our capital. According to the(...)

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