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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Holland

All time
# corcán aisig
Useful, or terrible stereotype? This Irish pub has a 'puke bowl'
Not sure this is OK.
# The Rage
Unfortunate paperboy is VERY ANGRY with his bike
Because it won’t stand up. IT WON’T STAND UP.
# Netherlands
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets
Scheme targets anti-social behaviour of groups of alcoholics in main park – but is it successful?
# Obligation
Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care
Netherlands’ generous welfare state slowly being replaced by “society of participation”.
# Cheeky
Thief threatens to sue museum because robbery was too easy
Radu Dogaru is among six people on trial for last year’s spectacular three-minute heist from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam which stunned the art world.
# operation majesty
Bentleys, grenades and drugs in the post --- details of Garda 'Operation Majesty' revealed
To date, €2.5 million in cash, €2.5 million worth of drugs, along with firearms, and luxury cars have been uncovered as part of the operation targetting a Dutch drug gang.
# Drug tourism
Maastricht cannabis cafés flouting drug tourist ban
Authorities are struggling to enforce new law which bans sale of marijuana to foreigners.
# European Drug Report
Irish smoke as much marijuana as the Dutch
Irish and Dutch roll together when it comes to Cannabis use.
# Netherlands
Queen Beatrix abdicates as son Willem-Alexander becomes king
The abdication of the Netherlands’ queen saw the population of Amsterdam double overnight as King Willem-Alexander became Europe’s youngest monarch
# dutch master
Happy birthday Johan Cruyff, here are your best goals
The former Ajax and Barcelona star turns 66 today.
# Review
International football round-up: Spain regain initiative, England slip up, Dutch just perfect
Vicente del Bosque’s side secured a valuable win tonight.
# Controversy
Memory lane: Roy Keane on when Ireland lost to Austria but passed 'Harry's Challenge'
The former Irish captain recalled the infamous events surrounding the 1995 fixture in his autobiography.
# morto
Worst in show? 23 dogs who’d rather be anywhere else
There are pictures in here of people putting makeup on dogs.
# WALLPAPER
Dutch architect to build house with 3D printer
The 12,000 sq ft ‘house’ would take around 18 months to build (and you might even be able to build it on the moon).
# Religion
Dutch priest to display photos of Church quitters
Many Catholics in the country were shocked by the Pope’s recent call to “fight” gay marriage.
# wise move?
Pic of the Day: Ruud van Nistelrooy goes to bizarre lengths to cheer patients
We wonder what Rio Ferdinand makes of this?
# Ballymun
Gardaí identify body of man found in Ballymun apartment
The man has been named as 31-year-old Kamel El Habsati, a Dutch citizen of Moroccan descent.
# Interview
'I don't think I'd ever felt the emotions I felt on that day' - Kilbane on Keane, Rooney and that famous Holland game
The player’s retirement was announced earlier today.
# Netherlands
Dutch vote to test EU popularity in tough times
As the nation heads into elections this week, observers are wondering which of the two Netherlands will emerge: the EU guiding light or the harbinger of European disarray.
# FACEBOOK KILLING
Dutch teen jailed for 'shocking' Facebook killing
A teenage boy has been jailed for stabbing a 15-year-old girl he didn’t know to death – reportedly in exchange for money – over comments she allegedly made on Facebook.
# dynamic duo
'Fatman and Robin (van Persie)' - Dutch media reacts to RVP transfer
De Telegraaf laid the blame/credit for this headline at the door of Arsenal supporters
# second life
6 cool items made from recycled stuff this summer
A cardboard bicycle and a dress you can recycle yourself are just some of the innovations in recycling we’ve seen these past two months alone.
# hidden gems
Off the record: 5 sports stories you may have missed this weekend
Michelle Obama hugs the entire, new Dream Team and Sycerika McMahon is studying a South African sensation closely.
# Oranje
I'm back: Van Gaal takes Netherlands job for a second time
The veteran coach replaces Bert van Marwijk’s after the team’s poor showing at Euro 2012.
# Review
Euro 2012 talking points: day 10
Miguel Delaney assesses the respective wins for Germany and Portugal earlier this evening.
AS IT HAPPENED
Euro 2012 Holland v Portugal, Denmark v Germany
We went minute-by-minute, as all four teams went looking for a place in the quarter-finals.
# Euro2012
Preview: Holland cling to hope as Portugal eye last eight
No team has ever reached the knockout phase at a Euro after losing their first two matches. Can the Dutch beat the odds?
# not forest boy
'Forest boy' outed as Dutch man who ran away from home
The teenager hit headlines worldwide when he turned up in Germany claiming to have lived in the woods for years.
# Euro 2012
'Holland will not make the same mistakes again' - Loew fearful of Oranje backlash
The German manager believes the Netherlands’ defeat to Denmark was an aberration.
# Upset
Euro 2012 talking points: day 2
Miguel Delaney looks back at the opening set of Group B matches.
AS IT HAPPENED
Holland v Denmark, Euro 2012
The Dutch were in town and began their quest for European glory against ’92 winners Denmark in Kharkiv. Find out how it unfolded.
# Racism
Dutch master Gullit hopes racism doesn't ruin Euro 2012
Former Holland star Gullit wants UEFA to take a sensible approach to any offences.
# Euro 2012
Dark horses: Four outsiders who could be worth taking a punt on
Looking beyond Spain, Germany and Holland, where is a winner likely to come from?
AS IT HAPPENED
Ireland v Holland, European Championships, 18 June 1988
Come with us on a journey through space and time as we go minute-by-minute for this crucial Euro ’88 showdown in Gelsenkirchen. Who knows what will happen this time.
# Euro 2012
Dutch coach Van Marwijk promises attacking football
The World Cup 2010 finalists will play an offensive style but in a “responsible way”, according to their manager.
# Cat-copter
Video: Dead cat turned into a helicopter
No, really.
# Euro 2000
The debate: was Euro 2000 the greatest international tournament ever?
With less than a week to go until the start of the 2012 tournament, Miguel Delaney argues that its predecessor was the highest-quality competition of all time.
# happier times
Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie
“He decided what he wanted to do was the right thing,” said the former Irish international. “He’s got to live with that.”
# Euro 2012
13 days to Euro 2012: Ireland denied a clear penalty in Russia draw
Tony Galvin was “decapitated by the goalkeeper” but the Irish were not awarded a penalty that may have taken them to the semi-finals.