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# Netherlands

This week
29th January 2023 - 2nd February 2023
# Job Losses
Philips cuts 6,000 more jobs after sleep device recall
The Amsterdam-based firm unveiled net losses of €1.605 billion last year, largely due to massive recall of faulty sleep respirators.
Last week
22nd January 2023 - 28th January 2023
# getting bigger
Uefa expand Nations League to include quarter-finals and promotion play-offs
Had the format been in play this year, Ireland would have had to play-off to preserve their League B status.
Last month
January 2023
# Pugs
Dutch to ban unhealthy designer pets, with pugs among breeds that could be affected
The Dutch government will now work out a list of affected breeds and squish-faced pugs could be among those banned.
# Adriaan Palm
Dutch Ambassador: There has been a shift in how Ireland is discussing neutrality
Recently The Journal met with Dutch Ambassador Adriaan Palm and his country’s military attaché Lieutenant Colonel Richard Piso, to discuss Ireland and the Netherlands’ connections.
Last year
2022
# Moving On
Daley Blind to leave Ajax six months before contract expires
The Dutch international has agreed to leave the club by mutual consent.
# Netherlands
'A crime against humanity': Dutch PM apologises for 250 years of slavery
The apology comes almost 150 years after the end of slavery in the Netherlands’ overseas colonies
# Fallout
Argentina and Netherlands charged by Fifa over fiery player confrontations
Spanish referee Antonio Mateu Lahoz issued 18 yellows cards in total at the Lusail Stadium.
# newsletter
Cooney on Soccer: The Last Dance of Louis Van Gaal
We look back at how Argentina won the tactical battle over Louis Van Gaal.
# Thriller
Argentina hold nerve on penalties to see off Dutch in World Cup epic
Argentina blew a 2-0 lead with seven minutes of normal time remaining only to triumph on spot kicks.
# Target
Cody Gakpo admits he would consider Man Utd if club make January transfer move
The PSV Eindhoven attacker has lit up the World Cup with his dazzling displays for the Netherlands.
# Adriaan Palm
EU countries looking to persuade Irish navy to move contracts away from UK
Three Dutch naval vessels paid a courtesy visit to Cork harbour last weekend.
# just short
Agony for Ireland after narrow defeat to Netherlands in EuroBasket 2023 Qualifiers
Ireland were leading for the majority of the tie but lost out by 59-56.
# Dutch Gold
Cody Gakpo rises to the occasion to help the Netherlands seize control of Group A
Davy Klaassen scored in the dying seconds as Louis van Gaal’s side beat Senegal 2-0.
# Scouting Report
A guide to Ireland's daunting Euro 2024 qualifier opponents
We take a closer look at Ireland’s qualifier opponents.
# refugee crisis
Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port
It is the second Dutch city to approve plans for putting up migrants on a cruise liner.
# Crash
Six people killed after truck crashes into Netherlands barbecue
The accident happened around 6pm local time (5pm Irish time) yesterday.
# US
Three Dutch soldiers shot outside hotel in Indianapolis, say police
At least one soldier was in critical condition following the incident.
# Global View
'Some of our guys come from Brazil's favelas, which is just extraordinary stuff'
St Michael’s director of rugby, Andy Skehan, has been working with the Brazilian national team.
# Gini Wijnaldum
Dutch midfielder likely to miss World Cup with broken leg
Wijnaldum joined Roma earlier in August on a 12-month loan.
# CLIMATE CRISIS
Netherlands declares official water shortage as extreme heat imperils Europe's crops
Fears are growing in Europe that extreme drought driven by climate change in the continent’s breadbasket nations will dent stable crop yields.
# shot in the arm
Huge boost for champions Netherlands as Miedema returns from Covid layoff for quarter-final
The Arsenal star is back in the Dutch squad in time for their last-eight clash with France.
# CONFIRMED
Bayern Munich splash €70m on Dutch defender De Ligt
The 22-year-old centre-half has spent three seasons at Juventus.
# Swede spot
Sweden trash Portugal to move on to Euros quarter-finals as group winners
Arsenal forward Stina Blackstenius rounded off a 5-0 rout of Portugal as Peter Gerhardsson’s side finished above the Netherlands on goal difference.
# dutch courage
Holders Netherlands hold off strong Portugal comeback to edge out five-goal thriller
Victory takes the Netherlands top of Group C.
# Loss
Blow for holders as Dutch sensation Miedema tests positive for Covid at Euro 2022
Netherlands must play Portugal without the Arsenal striker tomorrow night.
# Frustration
Ireland suffer defeat in World Cup opener
Sean Dancer’s side were beaten by a Netherlands team ranked number one in the world.
# Espionage
Russian 'spy' arrested following Dutch operation 'not the only' agent to have worked in Ireland
Sergey Vladimirovich Cherkasov had studied in Ireland under the false Brazilian alias Viktor Muller Ferreira.
# Nations League
Depay grabs Dutch thrilling victory over Wales and brilliant Germany defeat Italy
The win in Rotterdam keeps Louis van Gaal’s men three points clear of Belgium.
# late strike
Woug Weghorst heads last-gasp winner for Holland to end Wales’ unbeaten run
Wales had not lost at home since November 2018.
# Netherlands
Trial of two men accused of killing Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries opens in Amsterdam
De Vries died nine days after he was shot outside an Amsterdam television studio in July 2021.
# Torture
Eleven jailed in the Netherlands over underworld prisons equipped with torture chamber
The case revolved around seven containers found by police almost two years ago in a southern Dutch forest.
# All Square
Bergwijn earns Dutch draw with Germany, Italy win first game after World Cup failure
It finished 1-1 in Amsterdam.
# mh17
Netherlands and Australia launch case against Russia over downing of MH17 plane
Russia denies involvement in the missile strike that brought down the passenger jet.
# Missing Person
Irishman missing in the Netherlands found dead
Cavan native Edward Reilly was last seen in the centre of Almere Buiten on 18 February.
# Netherlands
Man who took people hostage in Amsterdam Apple store dies of injuries
The man entered the Apple store armed with two guns, sparking a tense five-hour-long ordeal.
# Leidseplein
Hostage drama at Amsterdam Apple store ends after gunman hit with car
Dutch police said: “We managed to stop the hostage-taker by hitting him with a car the moment he ran outside”.
# Covid-19
Netherlands to ease Covid restrictions from today as WHO says Omicron risk remains 'very high'
Bars, restaurants and museums in the country will be allowed to reopen from today.
# Netherlands
Dutch police find body of missing four-year-old boy as man arrested
The arrested man, Dave De K., regularly minded Dean Verberckmoes and his younger sister.
All time
# Netherlands
Cocaine worth €127 million hidden in shipments of bananas and cocoa beans seized in Rotterdam
Drug seizures have rocketed this year in Rotterdam harbour.
# tried in absentia
Dutch prosecutors demand life sentences for men accused of MH17 downing
The four men – three Russian and one Ukrainian – are accused of bringing down a Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014, killing 298 people.