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The return of children to school after the long summer break marks the beginning of cough-and-cold season. File photograph: Getty

If you felt sick with sore throat, headache and runny nose at any point over the past year and a half, Covid-19 was the go-to diagnosis. But with publ(...)

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 (...)

It is great that Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has engineered continued access to the Erasmus programme for university students in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The great Renaissance humanist Erasmus said he longed to be a citizen of the world. I’ve always liked this quote because it sums up so much of the un(...)

San Bennett: “I know we’ve a fantastic team for this race, and we should able to have a good shot in a lot of stages here.”

“Cycling is suffering.” Fausto Coppi said that, and he knew what he was talking about, the original Il Campionissimo won who the Tour de France not o(...)

Frans Hals painting was stolen twice before in The Netherlands in 2011 and 1988. Photograph: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

A work by the 17th-century Dutch Golden Age portrait artist Frans Hals, worth about €15 million, has made art theft history by being stolen from the s(...)

A much more effective way of supporting cycling than financing the cycle-to-work scheme would be to spend the money on bike parks at commuter stations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The July stimulus package, announced last week, was along expected lines. It was clear that some of the temporary support schemes, introduced so rapid(...)

  Tiede Herrema   with his wife Elizabeth on a visit to Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Tiede Herrema passed away in Arnhem, The Netherlands, on April 24th, having just entered his 100th year. Elizabeth, his beloved wife of 72 years, pred(...)

Smoking cannabis in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty

If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” to(...)

The late Adrienne Cullen at her home in Voorschoten.

A Dutch hospital failed to tell Irishwoman Adrienne Cullen it had discovered what went wrong with her treatment before her death, it has emerged. UMC(...)

Dutch police give a press conference on the  arrest in Dubai of Ridouan Taghi, who was wanted on international  warrants for murder and drug trafficking. Photograph: Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP via Getty

Dutch police carried out a string of raids across the Netherlands on Tuesday after the country’s most wanted man was arrested in the Gulf emirate of D(...)

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