Derek Scally

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Stephen Molloy and Gunnar Rönsch, partners in Fundamental Berlin

When Germany announced a massive package of measures on Monday to cushion the devastating effects of coronavirus on Europe’s largest economy, Stephen (...)

A CureVac office in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Armando Babano/EPA

The main shareholder of a German company developing a vaccine for coronavirus has dismissed a buy-up approach by the US government. CureVac, a biotec(...)

Holocaust survivor Sheindi Miller-Ehrenwald (90) during the opening of the exhibition Deported to Auschwitz – Sheindi Ehrenwald’s Notes at the German Historical Museum in Berlin. Photograph: Omer Messinger/EPA

Nearly 75 years after the liberation of Auschwitz a 90-year-old survivor has come forward with her eyewitness diary, detailing her deportation from Hu(...)

Climate activist Greta Thunberg speaks at the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23rd, 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images.

Columnist Jennifer O’Connell’s comment piece about Greta Thunberg is the most read Irish Times article of 2019 and the most read in the history of the(...)

A file photograph of the jewellery showcase targeted in a raid on Dresden’s  Green Vault  treasury, in  Germany. File photograph: David Brandt/Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden/EPA

Dresden’s Green Vault treasury is to remain closed for an unspecified period after a spectacular heist early on Monday morning saw priceless objects s(...)

A reconstruction of the 1970 tunnel beneath the Berlin Wall, now open to the public. Photograph: ©Berliner Unterwelten e.V./Holger Happel

The ragged opening in the sandy Berlin soil looks less like an escape tunnel and more like a ghostly, passage grave. For four decades it sat under the(...)

The fall of the Berlin Wall 30 years ago tomorrow triggered the most fundamental change in Europe since the second World War. Photograph: AP Photo, File

Three major things I had hoped but never expected to see in my lifetime: the fall of the Iron Curtain, the end of apartheid in South Africa and a stop(...)

File image of Poland’s first president of the supreme court Malgorzata Gersdorf walking next to supporters, in Warsaw. Photograph: Agencja Gazeta/Maciej Jazwiecki via Reuters

Sitting in Malgorzata Gersdorf’s office, deep inside Warsaw’s monumental supreme court complex, there are only two sounds: the tick of a grandfather c(...)

A construction worker lays a row of bricks on a Cairn Homes construction site in Dublin. Irish Institutional Property, a lobby group of which Cairn is a member, wants the Help to Buy scheme to be extended and expanded in scope in Budget 2020. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Women in Ireland accumulate significantly smaller pensions pots than men despite making similar percentage contributions, according to new research fr(...)

Derek Scally in his neighbourhood in the Wilmersdorf area in western Berlin.

Keep a diary, Mae West once advised, and one day it will keep you. Sadly, the red copybook I used as a diary 20 years ago, and rediscovered recently, (...)

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