A busy nightlife in Amsterdam on July 10th: MPs in the Netherlands have been briefed that the current wave of Covid-19 was directly linked to the  easing of restrictions on June 26th. Photograph: Evert Elzinga/ EPA

There was a 500 per cent increase in new coronavirus cases in the Netherlands in the week to Tuesday and the reproduction rate or R number now stands (...)

Harmful green and red algae blooms seen in a Co Cork estuary due to excessive levels of nitrogen. Photograph: Liam Morrison/NUIG

On June 14th, a report was uploaded to the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. The document attracted little media attention, but what it revea(...)

 Forum for Democracy founder Thierry Baudet  resigned as party chairman on Monday. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

A major clear-out is under way in the Dutch ultra-nationalist party, Forum for Democracy, just 48 hours after its charismatic young founder – widely s(...)

The  EU’s request for an  office in Northern Ireland is a technical issue unnecessarily politicised by Britain. Photograph: John Thys

There’s one word no one wants to hear in Brussels: Brexit. Profound weariness has set in in the European Union capital towards Britain’s project, even(...)

Passenger aircraft preparing to land at London’s Heathrow Airport. Photograph: Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Campaigners have won a Court of Appeal ruling against the UK government on environmental grounds over plans for a proposed £14 billion (€16.4 billion)(...)

 ‘Manual processes are very labour intensive not least because companies must deal with multiple registries across multiple countries,’ says Bonafi  founder Katarina Antill.

With a focus on pharmaceutical supply chain regulation, Bonafi is one of the latest companies to launch within the burgeoning regtech startup sector. (...)

 Dutch PVV party leader Geert Wilders: claims new station will provide an  important antidote to the “big fake news factory” of current broadcasting. Photograph:  Sander Koning

The Netherlands is to get a new television channel and radio airtime dedicated to the politics of the far right and supported by the country’s two hig(...)

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My son is keen on applying for a physiotherapy programme in a Dutch university but I’m nervous of him going abroad at such a young age. He has just tu(...)

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 (...)

I-LOFAR radio telescope on the grounds of Birr Castle.

A sky survey conducted by 200 astronomers has revealed the presence of hundreds of thousands of previously undetected galaxies and has shed light on t(...)

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