Members of emergency services at the site of two crashed trains near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany on Tuesday evening. The crash took place on a slope between a wood and a canal, difficult to reach by road, triggering a dramatic four-hour air rescue. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Crash investigators said on Tuesday night it was too soon to determine the cause of a frontal collision between two regional trains in southern Bavari(...)

Speaking at an Identity Ireland launch in Cork, Peter O’Loughlin said he was startled by the ferocity of the attack which occurred in Dublin last week prior to the launch of Pegida Ireland. He had also planned to hold an anti-Islam rally. Screengrab from Identity Ireland website.

The chairman of Identity Ireland who was hospitalised after being hit in the head with a blunt object while travelling on the Luas has condemned the m(...)

 An ambulance next to an exit sign for Bad Aibling, Bavaria, near a train collision in  Germany. Photograph: Paul Winterer/EPA

German police say at least nine - and possibly more - people died when two trains collided in southern Bavaria. Some 18 people are in a serious con(...)

Edward Carson inspects a parade of armed Ulster Volunteers in 1914. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

If the decade of commemorations is to achieve its goal of promoting a greater appreciation of the events that marked the years 1912-1922 and of the le(...)

Con Colbert: watched by the police in February 1916

February 9th, 1916 Dublin Metropolitan Police report: “I beg to report that on the 9th Inst., the undermentioned extremists were observed moving ab(...)

Karl Marx: his warning that history repeats itself first as tragedy and then as farce has modern application. Any populist government in Europe might succeed in raising growth with banking policies – but this make them so dangerous. Photograph: Imagno/Getty

Rereading John Weitz’s biography of Hjalmar Schacht, Hitler’s Banker, I noted some interesting parallels between the 1930s and now that I had not cons(...)

David Cameron: The erosion of the principle of free movement and equal treatment of EU citizens is the price we are being asked to pay to keep the UK in the EU. Photograph: Mathias Loevgreen Bojesen/Scanpix

The proposed agreement between the UK and the EU to avert Brexit is smoke and mirrors, largely spin. It is a cynical political deal all to do with get(...)

Jewrovision ‘is a small island, an attempt to help them preserve and develop a bit of Jewish identity’: Last year’s winners, Chadasch Mannheim. Photograph: Gregor Zielke/Zentralrat

It’s that time of year. Time for loud music, expressionist dance and an explosion of good taste, bad taste and every taste in between. No, it’s not (...)

British prime minister David Cameron and German chancellor Angela Merkel at a donor conference in London on Thursday. For European governments, the priority at the conference was to help countries close to Syria to take care of refugees. Photograph: Toby Melville/AFP/Getty Images

Donor nations have pledged more than $10 billion (€8.93 billion) for Syrians affected by the conflict in their country, at a meeting in London that wa(...)

 German police walk a suspect during a raid against alleged Islamists in Berlin, Germany, on Thursday. Two men were arrested in a series of co-ordinated raids across Germany. Photograph: Paul Zinken/EPA

German forces arrested two men on Thursday suspected of links to Islamic State militants preparing an attack in the German capital, police and prosecu(...)