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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 (...)

File photograph of Adrienne Cullen. A report in May by the Utrecht hospital in question showed there had been two opportunities to save Ms Cullen’s life by diagnosing what was then early-stage cancer

The Dutch health inspectorate is to open a “further investigation” into the case of Adrienne Cullen, the 58-year-old Irish woman who died of cervical (...)

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(...)

A cyclist enjoying the good weather in Phoenix Park, Dublin last week.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A study of thousands of children in Denmark found that those cycling or walking to school are better able to learn, the head of Copenhagen’s Bicycle P(...)

Adrienne Cullen: Report described Ms Cullen’s treatment at UMC Utrecht as a ‘calamity’.

The head of a Dutch hospital that missed Irishwoman Adrienne Cullen’s cancer and resisted the investigation of her case for several years has apologis(...)

Thierry Baudet of  Forum voor Democratie (Forum for Democracy) during provincial elections night in Zeist, the Netherlands. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

An upstart populist party shocked the Dutch political establishment by winning the most votes in provincial elections after a preliminary count in the(...)

Leon was established in 2004 in London. Its menu includes dishes that predominantly draw on Mediterranean food culture, with Moroccan meatballs, grilled halloumi wraps and kefir smoothies available

Popular healthy fast-food chain Leon has announced plans to open its first Irish outlet in Temple Bar in May, with a second outlet due to open in Dund(...)

Construction workers place flowers at a makeshift memorial at the site of a tram shooting in Utrecht, on Tuesday. Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/Reuters

Dutch prosecutors have said they are still considering a possible terrorist motive for Monday’s shooting in Utrecht, and have so far uncovered no link(...)

Emergency services stand at the 24 Oktoberplace in Utrecht, on Monday where a shooting took place. Photograph:  Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch police arrested a man of Turkish origin suspected of involvement in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht on Monday that killed three people and wound(...)

Rutger Bregman argues for a 15-hour working week, a world without borders and a basic salary for every citizen. Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/Getty Images

First, Rutger Bregman came for the globalists. In late January at Davos, the Swiss resort where the world’s political and financial elites gather eac(...)

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