Jamie Heaslip: turning out for Leinster against Castres at the RDS. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan
What’s on this weekend?

Shannonside Winter Music FestivalSpread across 15 different venues in Bunratty and Sixmilebridge, Co Clare, more than 150 musicians will be performing(...)

Protesters against any possible Turkish action in Syria demonstrate in front of the Turkish Parliament in Ankara today. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Islamic State (IS) insurgents in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves and used child soldiers in what may amo(...)

Karl Marx: Obamacare and climate change policy are among the initiatives branded ‘Marxist’ by US conservatives. Photograph: Henry Guttmann/Getty Images

Everywhere you look these days you see Marxism on the rise. Well, okay, maybe you don’t – but conservatives do.If you so much as mention income inequa(...)

Some 112 paintings by Berlin artist Lutz Friedel are currently on display at the new state parliament in Potsdam, Germany. Amongst the pictures are portraits of former German Chancellors Helmut Schmidt and Konrad Adenauer, but also of dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler and Nazi Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels. Photograph: EPA

The opening of the new state parliament in Brandenburg, outside Berlin, has been overshadowed by a row over a new portrait of history’s most notorious(...)