Erwin Rommel

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Political correspondents come back from their long-range patrols of the Kildare Street jungle with thousand-yard stares and wearing necklaces made of ears – the ears of the nameless politicians who confide in them. They know where this is going.

The present stalemate in Leinster House has a grim historical precedent. From September 1939 to June 1940 the armies of western Europe faced each ot(...)

Manfred Rommel, former Lord Mayor of Stuttgart

Manfred Rommel, a former mayor of Stuttgart who has died aged 84, was the son of the second World War field marshal dubbed the “Desert Fox”.Rommel, a (...)