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 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins at St Kilian’s Cathedral in Würzburg on the third day of the State visit to  Germany. Photograph: Maxwell’s

President Michael D Higgins has welcomed Ireland’s new consulate general in Frankfurt, and rising German visitors to Ireland, as indicators of a new e(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

An honour guard stands at the coffin of murdered German politician Walter Lübcke at his memorial service at St Martin church  in Kassel. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

It was 2.30am on Saturday when a 50-man SWAT team raided a home in the western German city of Kassel. A woman and her two young children living inside(...)

Kaya Taner and Emma Tracey. ‘I see a lot of bullshit in the tech industry, which you get everywhere, but that is the fluff on top. Below that are developers’ ideas of openness and sharing’

Berlin must be doing something right if it’s managed to keep Emma Tracey there for five years. Picking absentmindedly at a bowl of shakshuka in a caf(...)

The Primark store at Alexanderplatz  in Berlin, Germany.  Photograph:  Athanasios Gioumpasis/Getty Images

Germany is marking the 50th birthday of fast-fashion giant Primark on Thursday with store pickets and a new report flagging what its authors call low-(...)

Many who grew up in close-knit communities found it quite a relief to escape to the anonymity of a city bedsit

A recent Irishman’s diary by Derek Scally about a novel called The Valley Of the Squinting Windows reminded me that living in a surveillance culture i(...)

Andrea Nahles, who suddenly resigned as leader of Germany’s Social Democratic Party (SPD). Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Germany’s grand coalition parties stepped back from the brink on Monday, vowing to serve out their full term to 2021 after the sudden resignation of S(...)

German police have confirmed they shot dead an Irish man in Hamburg. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

Hamburg police have confirmed they fatally shot an Irish man after they were called to a family incident in the German port city on Wednesday. Police(...)

British prime minister Theresa May embraces chancellor Angela Merkel  in Berlin on Tuesday. Photograph:  Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

With amusement, impatience, and a nod to the surreal repetition of “Groundhog Day”, British prime minister Theresa May met chancellor Angela Merkel in(...)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the media in Neudietendorf near Erfurt, Germany, yesterday. Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Reuters

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is meeting German chancellor Angela Merkel in Dublin on Thursday where the two will discuss the possible second extension of ar(...)

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