Gerald O’Kelly and his mother, courtesy of Brendan O’Kelly, from “No Way Out: The Irish in Wartime France 1939-1945”, by Isidore Ryan

When Place Vendôme last featured in an Irish political controversy, the problem was shirts: the luxury Charvet shirts that Charles J Haughey was once (...)

Nazis: Hermann Goering  with Adolf Hitler in 1937. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

A former Irish diplomat sold wine to Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Hermann Göring, and other Nazis during the second World War, a new book suggests. Count (...)

The Hiller Girls dance troupe, which performed around Germany and Europe for decades.

Sitting in her tidy Munich apartment, as snowflakes swirl outside, Jenny Hiller is far away as she watches her younger self dance on screen. With str(...)

International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde listens to Germany’s finance minister Wolfgang Schauble  in Washington, DC. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/IMF.

A month after Germany’s federal election, the real battle begins: for the finance ministry on Berlin’s Wilhelmstrasse.The hulking structure of heavy g(...)