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Bairbre Duggan in Amsterdam where she has lived for 20 years

Bairbre Duggan has been living in Amsterdam for 20 years. Initially drawn by the prospect of spending a few years living in another country, the easy (...)

A woman sits in the public gallery of the Dutch senate before a debate on legislation concerning face covering in public places on November 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

In the first officially recorded “incident” following the introduction of the “burka ban” in the Netherlands last week, a Muslim woman wearing a niqab(...)

A woman wearing Islamic dress in Rotterdam: along with  Amsterdam and Utrecht, the city plans to ignore application of the burka ban. Photograph: Robin Utrecht

The Netherlands on Thursday became the sixth EU country to introduce a prohibition on face-covering in public buildings – in other words, a burka ban (...)

A burka ban – first proposed in 2010 – is scheduled to come into effect in The Netherlands on Thursday, August 1st. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP

Two days before it even comes into effect, the Netherlands’ new “burka ban” has been rendered largely unworkable by operational decisions by police an(...)

Just Eat is focused on Britain and western Europe, and is expanding into Canada, Latin America and Australia. Photograph: Getty Images

Takeaway. com and Just Eat have reached an “agreement in principle” for a takeover deal that would value the latter at £5 billion (€5.6 billion), crea(...)

A boy jumps from a diving platform into the lake Ammersee in Utting, southern Germany. Photograph:  Sven Hoppe/dpa/AFP

High temperatures broke records all over Europe on Thursday as the continent endured its second extreme heatwave in a month. Belgium, France, Germany(...)

People cool down along the canal de l’Ourcq in Paris on Wednesday. Photograph: Julien de Rosa/EPA

The Netherlands and Belgium recorded their highest ever temperatures as the second extreme heatwave in consecutive months to be linked by scientists t(...)

Oi! Parents! Put down the phones. Photograph: iStock

Give Up Yer Aul Screens is a summer series where Irish Times writers share their experiences of the challenge of reducing screentime. You can get invo(...)

Aside from being leapfrogged by Belfast, Dublin ranked behind a plethora of European cities including Munich, Berlin, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Stockholm and London which remained in third place

Belfast has overtaken Dublin in a survey that assesses a city’s ability to foster growth of businesses owned by women. The Women Entrepreneur Cities(...)

William Hollacsek, co-founder and chief techology officer of Grandpal, and Brian Daly, co-founder and chief executive.

Unlike Mary Harney, Irish tech workers have never grappled with Boston-or-Berlin logic. In the past decade, squeezed out of Dublin by euro and housin(...)

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