Irish business and trade union leaders said they stand ready to work with government in a national effort to face down the Covid-19 crisis, but warn that they need more help to prevent firms from going under.
Europe began a new campaign to shield economies from the coronavirus as the region’s two main central banks either delivered or signaled action to avoid a 2008-style crisis, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel promised to do “whatever is necessary”.
The Irish women’s team were narrowly beaten by Australia in the first round of the four- kilometre Team Pursuit at the World Track Championships in Berlin. Despite the loss the team will take heart from the ride which saw them break a new national record.
IT is a bleak, grey December morning when we arrive at Bookshelf at The Elysian (BATE), in a ground-floor corner of the Celtic Tiger Elysian Tower, but plentiful glass frontage and the soaring height of the room floods the space with all scant light available and then some.
The Soviet War Memorial in Berlin’s Tiergarten commemorates Russian soldiers killed during the assault on the city in 1945. About 2,000 of the fallen are buried beneath it. Two tanks stand sentry on plinths in front of a columned walkway topped by a huge statue.