Pegida

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A still  from a video for Anne Marie Waters’s Ukip leadership campaign.

Anne Marie Waters describes herself as “passionately, loyally, resolutely and proudly British”, but as her accent testifies, she is a Dubliner who gre(...)

Justin Barrett, the president of the National Party. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Merrion Hotel in Dublin has cancelled an “information meeting” on an anti-immigration and anti-abortion political party for Ireland which was due (...)

Angela Merkel: Asked a few years ago what she associated with Germany, the chancellor  replied: well-sealed windows. Photograph: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images

The Irish have St Patrick’s Day, the Americans and French rally on July 4th and 14th respectively, but what about the Germans? For the past 26 years (...)

Supporters of the anti-immigrant Pegida movement hold up a banner reading “Merkel – Non-Word of the Year” during a rally in Dresden. Photograph: Arno Burgi/AFP/Getty Images

At night, Dresden’s baroque Altstadt or old town has a fascinating, morbid atmosphere. On Monday nights, however, the atmosphere is gruesome. For almo(...)

A dog waits as its owner casts their ballot paper in a polling station set up in the grounds of a private residence near Fleet, southwest of London. Photograph: Adrian Dennis /AFP

Anti-immigration group, Identity Ireland has called on Irish people living in the UK to vote Leave in Thursday’s referendum. It has also promised to p(...)

  German soccer player Jerome Boateng. Vice-chair of anti-immigration party Alternative for Germany has said Germans  would not want Boateng as their neighbour.  File photograph: Ina Fassbender/Reuters

People in Germany would not want soccer star Jerome Boateng as their neighbour, Alexander Gauland, vice-chair of anti-immigration party Alternative fo(...)

Lutz Bachmann, co-leader of anti-immigration group PEGIDA, a German abbreviation for “Patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the West”. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent, Cork 27 May 2016 The controversial German founder of the anti-Islamist group, Pegida, Lutz Bachmann has acc(...)

The second senate of the German federal constitutional court opens a hearing on a ban of Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party  at the court in Karlsruhe, Germany: over three days the eight-judge court will hear why the NPD deserves to be banned or not. Photograph: Marijan Murat/EPA

German federal states have launched a second attempt to ban the neo-Nazi National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) in a contested case critics say wi(...)

Banners left by people opposed to the attack next to the burnt-out remains of a former hotel that was to serve as a shelter for 300 refugees following a fire early on Sunday morning in Bautzen, Germany. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

A fire has damaged a former hotel that was being converted into a refugee home in Saxony, eastern Germany, as bystanders celebrated, police said. The (...)

Members of the Garda Public Order Unit confront protesters at an anti-racism demonstration against the launch of an Irish branch of Pegida in Dublin on Saturday. Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The launch of an Irish branch of Pegida, the European anti-Islamisation group, and the protests that greeted it last weekend, illustrate persistent co(...)

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