Deike Potzel

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Ms Deike Potzel pays a farewell courtesy call on President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins.

Germany’s departing ambassador to Ireland is optimistic that the Irish Government will join up to a global deal with a 15 per cent floor on corporatio(...)

 German ambassador Deike Potzel places a wreath in memory of the 28 victims of the North Strand bombings in 1941 as  May Dunne, Gladys Langan and Seamus Stephenson, who were witnesses to the tragedy, look on.  Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Wreaths were laid in north inner city Dublin on Monday during a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of the North Strand bombings, which killed 28 pe(...)

President Michael D Higgins’s 2019 state visit to Germany was such a success that his German counterpart (and Rory Gallagher fan) Frank Walter Steinmeier, right, was all set to return the visit last year – warp speed in diplomatic terms – until the virus intervened. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Dublin’s bilateral relationships with London and Berlin are like two very different children. London is the eldest: used to getting its way and able t(...)

The late Jürgen Gottschalk was founder and for many years president of the Irish-German Society in Würzburg, who earlier this autumn donated his vast library – some 4,000 titles – to the University of Limerick

What might the collective term for a gathering of diplomats be? A whisper? A (garden) party? A bag? I can’t decide, but whatever you call it, there wi(...)

 Woodenbridge World War 1 Memorial Park’s  Jerry O’Brien and German ambassador to Ireland  Deike Potzel during   wreath-laying  at the garden.  Photograph: Garry O’Neill

The German ambassador to Ireland, Deike Potzel, has said there is a “new dynamism” in Irish-German relations as the countries work closer together as (...)

Mr Justice Peter Charleton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mr Justice Peter Charleton has said there are “clear and obvious dangers” of continuing to run tribunals the way they have been conducted in Ireland, (...)

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson  lays a wreath at the annual Daniel O’Connell Commemoration at Glasnevin Cemetery which was followed by a forum on  Ireland post-Brexit. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish and British governments were already planning a new initiative to restart all-party talks in Northern Ireland before the murder of journalis(...)

The Flanders Fields Memorial in Dublin  is across from Christchurch Cathedral. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

More than 100 years after the first World War, the government of Flanders has created a lasting memorial in Dublin to the Irish who died in that part (...)

Michael D Higgins at a ceremony marking the centenary of Armistice Day at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has warned against a new international arms race and the fuelling of wars in the Middle East and Africa, as he led the Sta(...)