Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore

The result of the German general election is unlikely to improve Ireland’s chance of securing retroactive direct recapitalisation for AIB and Bank of(...)

Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party members celebrate after first exit polls in the German general election. PHOTOGRAPH:  REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

DEREK SCALLY in BerlinChancellor Angela Merkel’s party has won today’s German federal election, but exit polls indicate she is in danger of losing her(...)

German chancellor  Angela Merkel waves to supporters after speaking at a CDU election rally today. Voters in Germany go to the polls in federal elections tomorrow. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Angela Merkel is in a fight to clinch a new term for her ruling coalition, according to polls released ahead of tomorrow’s German election. The f(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel and Bavarian state premier Horst Seehofer. Two opinion polls today showed Ms Merkel’s conservatives and their Free Democrat (FDP) coalition partners in a dead heat with the combined leftist opposition on 45 per cent each. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel looks on track to win a third term in a weekend election in Germany but faces a battle to preserve her centre-right ma(...)

Merkel looking ever more secure

There were no knockout blows and few memorable exchanges but last Sunday’s televised debate between German chancellor Angela Merkel and her Social Dem(...)

German chancellor and chairwoman of the German Christian Democrats (CDU) Angela Merkel and the prime minister of hesse Volker Bouffier (CDU) greet supporters upon her arrival at an election campaign stop  in Frankfurt, Germany yesterday. Photograph:  Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images.

German chancellor Angela Merkel has said she will push the G20 to make more progress on regulating financial markets and crack down on tax evasion, co(...)