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# Iceland

Last month
November 2023
Explainer: How much damage could a possible Icelandic volcano eruption cause?
A town in southwestern Iceland has been evacuated following hundreds of earthquakes.
Residents evacuated by Icelandic town damaged by earthquakes allowed to return briefly
Iceland, which has 33 active volcanic systems, has declared a state of emergency.
Residents get brief return to volcano-risk Icelandic town to collect belongings
The town was damaged by hundreds of earthquakes over the past few days.
Icelandic town evacuated as volcanic eruption expected 'within hours or days'
Experts said the town of Grindavik could be heavily damaged by an eruption.
Iceland declares state of emergency as fears of volcanic eruption grow after earthquakes
The Icelandic Met Office said an eruption could take place “in several days”.
This year
Debunked: An old image of Leo Varadkar has been altered to promote a climate change conspiracy
The original image featured a sign saying “Welfare Cheats Cheat Us All”.
Discount retail boss accused of 'trying to pull the wool over the eyes' of tribunal
A former lawyer has taken a case alleging she was paid €20,000 less than a male employee who was reporting to her.
Final Iceland stores in Ireland close, as company enters liquidation
The Ireland franchise of the company went into examinership in June.
Whaling to resume in Iceland tomorrow after two-month hiatus
Annual quotas authorise the killing of 209 fin whales and 217 minke whales.
Siptu members in Clonmel and Waterford reach agreement in Iceland dispute
A settlement, reached with the supermarket’s examiner, agrees to “fast-track” redundancy packages and secure all monies owed.
Unions demand answers after Homesavers staff allegedly remove stock from Iceland shops
A report by
Eoghan Dalton and Steven Fox
The discount retailer’s Ireland franchise has been mired in uncertainty since they changed ownership last February.
Homesavers shares a director with the franchise holder for Iceland’s Irish stores.
The move has been criticised by the Independent Workers Union and Siptu.
A court-appointed examiner has been given a final extension of 30 days to save some Iceland shops.
Frozen food ban on Iceland stores lifted as extension granted on efforts to save the company
'Some amount of skulduggery going on': The Iceland Saga
Siptu demands 'immediate' meeting with Iceland examiner as Waterford staff face 'forced closure'
According to a sign placed on the front of the store yesterday evening, staff were informed of the closure with ‘only 30 minutes notice’.
Frozen food ban on Iceland stores lifted as extension granted on efforts to save the company
The news of the lifting of the ban was relayed during the latest court sitting around preserving the company’s stores in this country.
'Some amount of skulduggery going on': The Iceland Saga
Iceland’s Irish operations have been in difficulty since their franchising last February
Workers' occupation of Iceland Talbot St enters 7th week after bank holiday demonstration
The workers have been occupying the Talbot St premises for over forty days.
Iceland workers at Talbot St store enter fortieth day of occupation
A report by
Steven Fox
The occupation comes after the sudden closures of Iceland stores around the country.
Iceland staff occupy store in Dublin city during ongoing industrial dispute
Staff said their employment was ceased last Wednesday and the store’s owners told them to go home.
TDs in Dáil call for minister to take decisive action to save Iceland jobs
The company entered examinership earlier this week.
Staff at Iceland store in Coolock to pause sit-in protest
Staff went to work as usual today to find the shop was shuttered.
Problems have plagued the company since a new owner took over the Ireland franchise for Iceland in February.
A major recall of frozen meat was issued by the Food Safety Authority last week.
One union official told The Journal that Iceland workers in other stores suspect they are due to close.
Interim examiner appointed to Iceland's Irish franchise, days after major food recall
Confusion over future of Iceland's Irish stores as frozen food is detained at ports
Poll: How often do you shop at Iceland?
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Interim examiner appointed to Iceland's Irish franchise, days after major food recall
The company was ordered to withdraw all imported frozen food of animal origin from its stores last week.
Confusion over future of Iceland's Irish stores as frozen food is detained at ports
Yesterday, the FSAI issued a huge recall of frozen food from the Irish stores.
FSAI serves notice for immediate withdrawl of frozen food of 'animal origin' from Iceland
The FSAI is advising consumers not to eat any imported frozen food of animal origin bought from Iceland Ireland stores since 3 March.
Iceland staff complain of erratic, 'hit-and-miss' wage payments under new owners
The parent company sold its 27 Irish stores in February.
Taoiseach wants to 'see an end' to whaling and will raise the issue with Icelandic PM
Iceland, Norway, and Japan are the only countries that still hunt whales commercially.
Taoiseach signs 'Register of Damages' for those who have suffered from ongoing war in Ukraine
It’s described as the ‘first step towards an international compensation mechanism for victims of Russian aggression’.
Zelenskyy thanks Council of Europe for 'damages register' and calls for additional fighter jets
He also called on leaders to support Ukraine’s ‘peace formula’.
Varadkar lends support to Ukraine 'damages register' and pledges new funding to Council of Europe
Russia was excluded as a member last year and the ongoing war in Ukraine will dominate the Summit.
Cannon and Kenny strike as 10-man Ireland overcome Iceland
Jim Crawford’s side come from behind to earn victory in Cork friendly.
Last year
Supermarket chain Iceland to pay €12,000 to Travellers over discrimination claim at Irish store
The group were told to leave the supermarket shortly after entering.
Heading to Electric Picnic 2022? Here's everything you need to know
It’s the first Electric Picnic since 2019.
Noxious gases from erupting Icelandic volcano threaten nearby village
The pollution could reach the capital Reykjavik, 40 kilometres from the volcano, by tomorrow.
Deja vu as new Iceland volcano erupts near capital
The activity may have been caused by a magnitude 5.47 earthquake on Sunday which moved the surrounding land 16 cm northwest.
Belgium secure last Euro 2022 quarter-final spot as Iceland fall short despite France draw
Iceland became the first side to bow out of a women’s Euro from the group stage unbeaten.
Vanhaevermaet scores equalising penalty as Belgium ensure share of the spoils with Iceland
The sides played out a 1-1 draw in their Group D opener at Euro 2022.
Five new faces in Ireland squad for friendlies against Iceland in Spain
Tom Mohan’s team play in Pinatar next week.
American tourist dies and two tourists injured following Iceland avalanche
Around 130 rescuers were sent to the scene.
US YouTuber and Belgian influencer among four dead in Iceland plane crash
The plane was found at the bottom of Lake Thingvallavatn.
500 rescuers search for missing tourist plane in Iceland
The plane hasn’t been heard from since taking off from Reykjavik yesterday morning.
All time
Iceland falls short of Europe's first women-majority parliament
Of the 63 seats in the Althing parliament, 30 were won by women, or 47.6 percent, following the recount.