Rotterdam(NL)

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Dutch police officer. Photograph: iStock

Two men are due to appear in court in the Netherlands on Thursday charged with preparing a terrorist attack around the Christmas and new year period, (...)

Unilever has 158,000 staff and it spends about €6.5 billion a year on their pay. Most are remunerated in the same way that people in big companies have been paid for decades. They get a fixed salary

Unilever is one of those big, old companies that people rarely think about but seldom manage to escape. If you have ever slathered yourself in Dove s(...)

Fishing vessels tied up in Killybegs, Co Donegal.  Photograph:  Brian Farrell/Irish Times

Fisherman Michael Cavanagh has no doubts about the potential for violence on the high seas in the event of a no-deal Brexit at the end of the month. (...)

Netherlands’ Memphis Depay celebrates with supporters after the victory over Northern Ireland at the Feyenoord stadium. Photograph:  Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

Netherlands 3 Northern Ireland 1 Northern Ireland suffered heartbreak in Rotterdam as the Netherlands scored twice in stoppage time to snatch a 3-1 v(...)

Tributes placed in front of the office where lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead, in Amsterdam. Photograph: EPA/Koen Van Weel

Given that the Netherlands has a well-rooted illegal drugs industry, with Rotterdam as its trans-shipment hub, there was some surprise last week when (...)

A giant beach party is planned on October 31st in  Wijk aan Zee, a quiet seaside village west of Amsterdam facing across the North Sea, where a band will play We’ll Meet Again.  Photograph: Vliet/iStock

It’s undoubtedly going to be one of those “where were you?” moments. And already almost 10,000 people in the Netherlands have decided: on October 31st(...)

Freight trucks at Rosslare Europort in Co Wexford: Industry groups  warn delays at English ports could hit the transport of fresh food and time-sensitive produce. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

Pressure is building on the Government to advance plans for alternative shipping routes bypassing Britain to avoid severe delays at English Channel po(...)

Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Photograph: iStock

Leaving Cert results day can be either one of the happiest days of people’s lives or one of disappointment when things don’t go to plan. People can be(...)

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(...)

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