Speaking in Berlin, Dr Joachim Pfeiffer said he hoped  border controls and customs checkpoints could be avoided, but this would require major concession by London. Photograph: Maxwells

Promises by the United Kingdom that a hard Border on the island of Ireland will not be needed after Brexit happens are “illusory”, a top ally of Chan(...)

Joachim Pfeiffer: said of Ireland “there were bubbles in the real estate sector, there were bubbles in the banking sector and all of this was home-made”.Photograph: Maxwell’s

Ireland has “no chance” of securing a deal on its legacy bank debt, one of the most influential figures in German politics has told The Irish Times.J(...)