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Minister for Children Katherine Zappone.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1. Zappone and Fine Gael at odds over childcare proposals The Minister tasked with drafting the Government’s childcare plan was kept in the dark as a(...)

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 mosque in Dresden, Germany on September 27th, 2016, one day after an improvised bomb destroyed the entrance. Photograph: Tobias Schlie/Reuters

Two home-made explosive devices have been detonated outside a mosque and a conference centre in the eastern German city of Dresden. No people were i(...)

 Tshoboko Johnviss Moagi  of the South Africa Gaels in action against Galicia  at UCD  in Dublin. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2016

Kitted out in an all red tracksuit, and fresh from playing two games yesterday morning, Salim Alrahbi of Oman GAA said it has been a dream come true t(...)

former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger is among those who will attend this year’s Bilderberg conference. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

It will be chaired by a French count who spends his weekends in a castle, there will be no minutes, no press conference and no momentous announcements(...)

Workers install a fence in front of Hotel Taschenbergpalais in Dresden,  which hosts the Bilderberg conference. Here politicians, business leaders, academics and media representatives will discuss world affairs behind closed doors. Photograph: Sebastian Kahnert/EPA

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary will both attend this year’s secretive Bilderberg conference which beg(...)

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(...)

Painting by Otto Dix, ‘War Cripples,’ at a Nazi exhibition of Degenerate Art at the Munich Hofgarten, July 1937. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty Images

The German artist Otto Dix went to war, willingly. Unlike many who fought, he had no misgivings, not initially. Not for several years in fact. Patriot(...)

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(...)

Kathrin Oertel has resigned as leader of the German anti-Islamist movement Pegida days after the departure of her predecessor Lutz Bachmann.  Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters

Five organisers of Germany’s anti-Islamist Pegida movement, including leader Kathrin Oertel, have stood down following disagreements over the departur(...)

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