Bungalow Bliss: How rural Ireland built its own homes and laid the foundations for a culture war
Before the publication of the catalogue Bungalow Bliss in 1971, the options for housing in rural Ireland consisted of inheritance, getting a place on the housing list and emigration. Fergal Lenehan talks to the author of a new book on the phenomenon.
On the trail of Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi: How the roots of a united Europe can be found in a Czech village
Hitler hated him and called him a "cosmopolitan bastard" and he was said to be the model for Victor Laszlo in Casablanca. But Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi had a vision for a united Europe, which he developed in the Czech village of Poběžovice and which make him a hate figure for far-right conspiracists even today.
Germany’s promises on Ukrainian aid materialising slowly, as Scholz may finally have found a geopolitical stance
Recent events in Germany have suggested that Chancellor Olaf Scholz is finding more confidence as Germany enters the geopolitical stage in a role it feels more comfortable with. But there are still tensions.
In search of moral clarity: Germany, the war in Ukraine and a conversation Ireland needs to have
Germans retain a vivid idea of what Total War actually means and the remnants of this occasionally re-appear. But are the country's conversations about Russia's war against Ukraine leading to a clarity absent in Ireland?