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#Angela Merkel

# angela-merkel - Thursday 24 October, 2013

Lucinda Creighton to come face-to-face with Enda Kenny in Brussels today

It is likely to be the pair’s first meeting since the former junior minister was expelled from the Fine Gael parliamentary party in July.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Merkel calls Obama over claims the US is spying on her mobile phone

President Obama denied the claim according to a US spokesperson.

# angela-merkel - Monday 23 September, 2013

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny

Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.

Bruton: At critical moments Angela Merkel has been a very important ally

The Jobs Minister was speaking after the German chancellor’s election win yesterday.

After 'super-result' Merkel begins search for German coalition partner

“The Merkel Republic,” ran the headline for a commentary on news site Spiegel Online as the German chancellor saw off the challenge of the Social Democrats but did not win an outright majority.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 22 September, 2013

Why you should care about the outcome of the German election today

Spoiler: Because the outcome is so unpredictable, that’s why.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 21 September, 2013

How Angela Merkel rose to the top job in Germany

Maternal to many Germans, symbol of austerity to others, the former pastor’s daughter has come far from an East German childhood to Chancellor.

Merkel strong favorite to win a third term

The German election will take place tomorrow.

# angela-merkel - Friday 20 September, 2013

Column: Germany – the big kid who won’t play by the same rules

Germany is the EU’s largest economy yet it has no national minimum wage; and its policy of maintaining low wages and subsidising exports into EU member States is destabilising to the EU economy, writes Tiernan Brady.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Man wearing only underpants parties on Angela Merkel's plane

The intruder was high on drugs, danced on the wing of the jet, sprayed foam around the plush interior and released an inflatable slide.

# angela-merkel - Monday 19 August, 2013

German hostage drama ends as Merkel forced to cancel campaign rally

A man entered the town hall in Ingolstadt and took four people hostage releasing them gradually in a tense nine-hour stand off before police confronted the 24-year-old whose only demand had been a doner kebab.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

When Enda met Angela: Merkel to host Taoiseach in round table meeting

Youth unemployment is top of the agenda at a round table summit in the German capital today.

# angela-merkel - Friday 28 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things to know before you start your day…

Angela Merkel: I regard the Anglo Tapes with contempt

The German chancellor was asked about the controversial recordings of former Anglo Irish Bank executives in Brussels last night.

# angela-merkel - Friday 21 June, 2013

Diplomatic row erupts between Germany and Turkey

The disagreement centres on criticism from Turkey over slow progress on the country’s bid to join the EU.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap G8

Awkward Family Photo of the Day: G8 leaders pose for traditional snap

It’s known as the family photo. Some family.

# angela-merkel - Monday 17 June, 2013

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders G8

Who's who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders

Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

# angela-merkel - Monday 3 June, 2013

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit Predict A Riot This post contains images

PHOTOS: PSNI undergo riot training ahead of G8 summit

A massive security effort is being organised ahead of the arrival of world leaders like Barack Obama, Angela Merkel and David Cameron to Enniskillen later this month.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 23 May, 2013

Merkel, Obama, Clinton, Gates: here's who topped the list of most powerful women

The Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women ranks them by money, media presence and impact. Here’s who’s in.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Merkel reveals that she likes "nice eyes" on a man Glad Eye

Merkel reveals that she likes "nice eyes" on a man

Angela Merkel and the way she might look at you.

# angela-merkel - Monday 13 May, 2013

Angela Merkel: ‘No, I was not an East German propaganda official’

A new book has revived suggestions that Merkel was an active trade union official – at a time when the state controlled the unions.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 25 April, 2013

Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad

Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.

# angela-merkel - Friday 29 March, 2013

Merkel ally: Taoiseach told Irish people truth about 'hardship' they'd face

German MEP, Elmar Brok, said that Fine Gael’s support for some of the previous government’s policies had made it able to “sell” austerity and financial hardship to the Irish people.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Spanish newspaper retracts column comparing Merkel to Hitler

A columnist for El Pais wrote that the German chancellor had “like Hitler, declared war” on Europe in a piece that has now been retracted.

# angela-merkel - Friday 1 February, 2013

Interview: 'People have had enough, debt write-down is the only solution now' - Nick Webb

Do our politicians have it in them to say no more, asks writer and journalist, Nick Webb, who gives his ideas on what should be top of the politician’s to-do list.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Hitler's rise to power a 'constant warning', says Merkel

Angela Merkel says freedom should never been taken for granted, on the 80th anniversary of Hitler’s rise to power.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 27 January, 2013

Failure on debt deal would have 'catastrophic effect on Ireland' - Tánaiste

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address world leaders – including Angela Merkel – in Chile today as hopes for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt took a blow last night and the opposition criticised the government’s lack of openness.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

French, German leaders seek unity to fete 50 years' ties

The two countries sought to paper-over tensions from the euro crisis when their leaders kicked off events marking 50 years of post-war reconciliation.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 20 January, 2013

Merkel's coalition in neck-and-neck regional election

Angela Merkel’s CDU-Free Democrats coalition is neck and neck with an opposition alliance in elections in Lower Saxony.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

Column: How much has Ireland paid for the EU banking crisis?

Ireland has been declared a ‘special case’ by Angela Merkel – and these figures show exactly why, writes Michael Taft.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

Kenny to address meeting of Merkel's Bavarian sister party

The Taoiseach is in Munich to address a meeting of the Christian Social Union, the regional sister party of the CDU.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength

The German Chancellor’s party faces a tough battle in the upcoming Lower Saxony state vote.

# angela-merkel - Friday 4 January, 2013

From The Daily Edge Angela is not that impressed with Germany's carolers In Pictures This post contains images

Angela is not that impressed with Germany's carolers

Especially those in blackface.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 3 January, 2013

The Economist calls for 'helping hand' for the Irish

“There are a couple of ways in which Mrs Merkel could help Ireland.”

# angela-merkel - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# angela-merkel - Friday 14 December, 2012

Deal on Irish bank debt 'can be reached before 2014' - Kenny

The Taoiseach says discussions on the help Ireland can receive from the ESM can continue before a new banking supervisor is set up.

EU leaders repeat aim of splitting bank and sovereign debts

Ahead of Day 2 of a two-day summit, EU leaders say a deal on a new banking regulator is “a major qualitative step”.

# angela-merkel - Monday 10 December, 2012

Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo

Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the great and the good at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital today to mark the awarding of the prize to the bloc.