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#Angela Merkel

# angela-merkel - Thursday 6 March, 2014

Here's why Angela Merkel and loads of other top EU leaders will be in Dublin today

The two-day European People’s Party congress gets under way at the Convention Centre in Dublin later today.

# angela-merkel - Monday 24 February, 2014

Is the US spying on hundreds of leading Germans? 'No comment, but...'

… US spy agencies would continue to “gather information about the intentions of governments”.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Obama invites Merkel to White House in bid to heal phone-tap rift

The US President called the Chancellor to wish her a speedy recovery after she broke her pelvis while skiing, and invited her to visit at a “mutually agreeable time”.

# angela-merkel - Monday 6 January, 2014

Angela Merkel fractures pelvis in skiing accident

The German Chancellor has had to cancel all appointments scheduled for this week as it is understood she will be bed-bound for some time.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Three months after election, 'grand coalition' elects Angela Merkel as chancellor

Merkel becomes only Germany’s third post-war chancellor to win a third mandate and is now “at the peak of her power” writes a German online news magazine.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

After two months, Merkel forms coalition government in Germany

Angela Merkel has made concessions on gender quotas, the minimum wage and a toll on the Autobahn for foreigners, but she has a government.

# angela-merkel - Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Can you name one of your local MEPs? 91 per cent of Dubliners can't

One of those surveyed answered sincerely that they believed Angela Merkel was their MEP.

# angela-merkel - Friday 15 November, 2013

Officials to work out Kenny-Merkel deal on loans for 'real Irish economy'

Michael Noonan’s stressing it’s a ‘bilateral’ agreement and “not a European strategy”.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Merkel's phone bugged by US since 2002, report claims

Der Spiegel claims that the German Chancellor’s mobile is one of many on the NSA’s tracking list.

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 24 October, 2013

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know this morning.

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.