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for El Pais wrote that the German chancellor had “like Hitler, declared war” on Europe in a piece that has now been retracted.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

# angela-merkel - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Ties, galleries and Angela Merkel: The week in numbers

How many houses will have to pay the ‘mansion tax’? And who could find that Budget 2013 has been generous to them?

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013

Party members re-elected Merkel as the CDU leader with a landslide majority of 98 per cent of the vote.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

'Anglo: The Musical' to return in the new year at Olympia Theatre Anglo The Musical This post contains videos

'Anglo: The Musical' to return in the new year at Olympia Theatre

The musical based on Celtic Tiger excesses and the fall of Anglo Irish bank has been running at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre this month.

# angela-merkel - Friday 23 November, 2012

The 9 at 9: Friday

Here’s the nine stories you need to know this morning.

EU budget talks head into second day but no deal yet

Angela Merkel is doubtful as to whether a deal can be reached as the leaders of the 27 EU members meet again today.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 17 November, 2012

From The42 Bayern job is almost as hard as Merkel's: Heynckes Complaint

Bayern job is almost as hard as Merkel's: Heynckes

The coach added that “in a top club, you can’t really enjoy the football anymore”.

# angela-merkel - Thursday 1 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Enda lobs the gob on Angela Berlin Buddies

Enda lobs the gob on Angela

Our eyes are peeled for any lámh-droppage.

Taoiseach: Bank debt deal will be dealt with by Finance Minister next year Bank Debt This post contains videos

Taoiseach: Bank debt deal will be dealt with by Finance Minister next year

Enda Kenny has said his meeting with Angela Merkel today will not be about making a decision on a deal for Ireland’s legacy bank debt.

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today

The two will have a lot to talk about.

# angela-merkel - Monday 29 October, 2012

Opposition bemoans lack of progress on bank deal after Schauble visit

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin both criticise Noonan and Howlin for failing to extract public commitments from the German minister.

German finance minister 'very impressed' with 'special case' Ireland

Wolfgang Schauble said he was confident Ireland would not need a second bailout following a meeting with Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin today.

Noonan and Howlin to meet with German finance minister today

Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin meet with Wolfgang Schauble at Farmleigh House in Dublin today where discussions on Ireland’s legacy bank debt are sure to come up.

# angela-merkel - Saturday 27 October, 2012

Italy protesters stage anti-austerity 'No Monti Day'

Tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Rome to protest against the prime minister and austerity measures.

# angela-merkel - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Taoiseach coy on content of telephone chat with Angela Merkel

“Surely you don’t expect me to tell what questions I had for the Chancellor, or what questions the Chancellor had for me.”

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private

Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.

# angela-merkel - Monday 22 October, 2012

French president Hollande: Ireland's bailout is 'a special case'

Francois Hollande echoes Angela Merkel’s comments – saying Ireland differs from other countries because the bailout was forced on us.

Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt?

The government’s campaign for a reduction in the cost of bailing out the banks has been given new hope after a joint statement from Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel, but what do you think?

Enda in Europe: next up, Paris.

The Taoiseach is to meet French President Francois Hollande and attend a large food fair to promote Irish produce.

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin call for clarification of Merkel and Kenny communiqué

Sinn Féin described the outcome of last night’s contact between Merkel and Kenny as a reiteration of a previous statement, while Fianna Fáil called for ‘plain language’.

# angela-merkel - Sunday 21 October, 2012

The Evening Fix: Now with added Miriam and Pat from 1989

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

'Ireland is a special case': Kenny and Merkel commit to improving bailout

Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel issue a joint statement describing Ireland as “a special case” financially.

Rabbitte slams 'orgy of negativity' over bank debt deal

Pat Rabbitte siad that he would have preferred if Angela Merkel had not made the remarks she made but insisted that an agreement to deal with Ireland’s bank debt still stands.