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John Kiernan, head of corporate banking, Rabobank, Utrecht

John Kiernan was two years into an engineering degree at UCD when he left to join Bank of Ireland. He didn’t walk away from education though, completi(...)

Paul Winstanley, Lost (After Saenredam)

Faith After Saenredam and Other Paintings Paul Winstanley. Kerlin Gallery, South Anne St, Dublin There is a clear affinity between the work of Paul(...)

Jesse Klaver of GroenLinks party during election night in Amsterdam. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

It is far too early to say whether Jesse Klaver’s GreenLeft will be a party of government for the first time in its history. But for the youngest ever(...)

Geert Wilders says if he wins the popular vote and is excluded from government it will be patently undemocratic. Photograph: Martijn Beekman /AFP/Getty Images

The most depressing thing about the controversial suggestion by Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte recently that immigrants who no longer like living in (...)

Increasing numbers of Irish students are considering study options in Europe due to affordable fees, prestigious courses and easier entry requirements. Photograph: iStock

Thousands of college hopefuls have been scrambling to apply for third-level courses in Ireland in recent weeks. But increasing numbers are looking fu(...)

Gerry Ligtenberg and her Partner Martin Bierens, who moved permanently from the Netherlands, to Glanlough Lower, Sneem, County Kerry, after renovating a 19th-century farmhouse. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Gerry Ligtenberg and Martin Bierens used to go to concerts and movies in their spare time in their home city of Utrecht in the Netherlands. Now they (...)

Twenty-six couples in the Netherlands are waiting to find out if the sperm that was used to fertilise their eggs at a reproductive technology clinic might have come from the wrong men. File photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Twenty-six couples in the Netherlands are waiting to find out if the sperm that was used to fertilise their eggs at a reproductive technology clinic (...)

Joule Group: makes and installs renewable heating and hot water systems in new houses and homes being renovated. Photograph: Neil Hall/Reuters

Dutch hot water and ventilation company Inventum has acquired a majority stake in Ballyfermot-based Joule Group for an undisclosed sum. Joule began (...)

‘I often think of the many rainy Thursday mornings spent standing in a packed Dart carriage in Dublin, when the idea of living in one of Europe’s coolest countries and being able to see the woman I love every day was only wishful thinking.’

As I arrived into Utrecht Centraal Station on a summer’s evening in August 2015 with a well-travelled backpack in one hand and a bouquet of Dutch flow(...)

In simple terms, a universal basic income (UBI) is an income which is provided without conditions to every adult and child

There’s nothing new about the concept; as long ago as 1797 political activist Thomas Paine proposed it in his pamphlet Agrarian Justice. However in r(...)

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