German chancellor Angela Merkel with Heidenau major Juergen Opitz and Saxony state prime minister Stanislaw Tillich after their visit to an asylum seekers’ accommodation facility in the Heidenau near Dresden, where last week more than 30 police were injured when a mob of several hundred people pelted officers with bottles and fireworks. Photograph: Reuters

Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the “hate” shown by German extreme-right supporters towards asylum seekers in the Saxon town of Heidenau and ar(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a news conference at the end of a European Union summit in Brussels today. Mr Kenny said today that tapes of conversations between executives at Anglo Irish Bank show ‘the contempt and the arrogance and the insolence’ of senior personnel working in the lender. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on people who know what lay behind the Anglo Irish Bank debacle to “stand by the Republic” and come forth with the inf(...)