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A lorry trailer is blown over by the strong winds of the western storm in Kampen, the Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Ginopress BV

At least five people were killed on Thursday after a powerful storm lashed northwest Europe, damaging property and throwing public transport into chao(...)

Mr Justice George Birmingham wrote to then taoiseach Enda Kenny  warning that failure to continue the tradition of appointing former judges in European institutions to the Irish bench could “prove very damaging to the country”

Members of the judiciary unsuccessfully lobbied the Taoiseach to appoint a former judge in Europe to the Irish bench in 2015. Mr Justice George Birmi(...)

Issue of correct  supervision in clubs now being raised.  Photograph: iStock

Twelve per cent of young people who play sport in the Netherlands – one in every eight – have experienced at least one incident of unwanted sexual att(...)

The Dutch are statistically more likely to die from a bee sting than from a terrorist attack. Photograph: Clint Perry/PA Wire

In a world of extraordinary geopolitical upheaval, the Dutch can take some comfort, perhaps, from the fact that they are, statistically, more likely t(...)

Ratko Mladic, the former Bosnian Serb general, enters the courtroom in The Hague today to hear the verdict from the United Nations war crimes tribunal. He  was convicted of war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity in the slaughter of Bosnian Muslims during the breakup of Yugoslavia. Photograph:  Peter Dejong/Pool via New York Times

Two Bosnians living in Ireland react to the conviction on Wednesday for genocide of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic by a UN tribunal at The(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic gives a thumb up as he enters the Yugoslav War Crimes Tribunal on Wednesday for the verdict in his genocide trial. Photograph: Peter De Jong/ EPA

The prosecutor at the UN court which sentenced the former “Butcher of Bosnia”, Ratko Mladic, to life imprisonment on Wednesday for genocide, war crime(...)

Home affairs minister Kajsa Ollongren: says Russia tried to influence public opinion surrounding the shooting-down of Flight MH17. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

The new Dutch government has accused Russia of attempting to influence public opinion in the Netherlands by spreading fake news, and says it plans to(...)

De Schie prison, Rotterdam: with the New Vosseveld prison in Vught, it is deemed hugely at odds with the rest of Dutch penal system.  Photograph: iStock

Two international human rights organisations have launched a scathing joint attack on the Dutch government for detaining both convicted terrorists and(...)

Olympic medallist Annalise Murphy competes at the Volvo Dún Laoghaire Regatta. File photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

With three weeks remaining before the start of this year’s 72,000km Volvo Ocean Race, future plans for the event originally known as the Whitbread Rou(...)

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