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Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam in northeastern Germany. The heirs of the former Prussian monarchy are seeking the return of artworks and the right of residence in various properties.  Photograph: Barbara Sax/AFP

Cecilienhof is where, in 1945, the victorious allies set down the terms for post-war European order and set in motion events that led to the cold war.(...)

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” by 2040

Dublin Port is seeking planning permission for an estimated €320 million worth of projects that will bring it to “its maximum and ultimate capacity” b(...)

Beneath a mesh, looking like a giant golden jellyfish, more than 300 gold-upholstered seats of the CJEU filled up long before 9am with lawyers, law students and observers.

It was a full house on Tuesday morning in the cavernous main chamber of Luxembourg’s Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Beneath a mesh, l(...)

Counsel for Facebook, the US federal government and tech industry groups warned the court that invalidating the main legal instrument used for Facebook’s EU-US data transmissions would have huge knock-on effects for European businesses and citizens.

Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner (DPC) has asked Europe’s highest court to invalidate Facebook’s main transatlantic data transmission channel, c(...)

Max Schrems, Austrian  privacy activist. Photograph: Joe Klamar/AFP/Getty Images

Six years after Max Schrems launched his privacy battle against Facebook, the Austrian campaigner returns this morning to Europe’s highest court for a(...)

A view of the St Ulrich and Afra Church in the city of Augsburg, Bavaria,  Germany. Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

The motto of the CSU visit to Ireland is: “Bavarian Lion meets Celtic Tiger.” With that in mind, Bavaria’s thriving Irish community has issued advice (...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Würzburg on the third day of an official state visit to Germany. Photograph:  Maxwell

This weekend the German city of Würzburg comes to a joyous standstill, celebrating its Catholic heritage, the Cavan man they have to thank for it – an(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at St Kilian’s Cathedral in Würzburg on the third day of the State visit to  Germany. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed Ireland’s new consulate general in Frankfurt, and rising German visitors to Ireland, as indicators of a new e(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

An honour guard stands at the coffin of murdered German politician Walter Lübcke at his memorial service at St Martin church  in Kassel. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

It was 2.30am on Saturday when a 50-man SWAT team raided a home in the western German city of Kassel. A woman and her two young children living inside(...)

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