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Friday 31 March 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Netherlands

All time
# Les Bleus
Sublime Giroud volley sinks Dutch as France's World Cup champions return home
Olivier Giroud proved a popular hero on France’s competitive return to Paris against the Netherlands.
# Explainer
How it could impact on Ireland's Euro 2020 qualification and all you need to know about the Nations League
Uefa’s bold new competition aims to decrease the amount of meaningless friendlies.
# for real doe
Dutch town overrun with deer plan to use lion manure to scare them off
Zandvoort has over the past decade been invaded by thousands of the boisterous bucks.
# grounded
Hundreds of Ryanair flights cancelled as German and Dutch pilots join strike
The airline said strike action on Friday is “unnecessary”.
# On the box
Over 40% of Irish TV viewers watched Ireland win historic silver medal in the World Cup final
Ireland defied the odds to finish as runners-up at the 2018 Hockey World Cup World Cup.
# Netherlands
Study to aid pregnant women by giving them Viagra stopped after 11 babies die
The study was first launched in 2015, focusing on women whose babies developed poorly in early pregnancy.
# Tour de France
Dan Martin suffers crash as Dutch ace Groenewegen makes it back-to-back stage wins
Ireland’s Dan Martin suffered a worrying crash during stage eight, while Groenewegen sprinted to back-to-back stage wins.
# Report
Watch: Bournemouth star scores late equaliser as Netherlands draw with Italy
Italy looked to be heading for a friendly victory courtesy of Simone Zaza’s goal, but Nathan Ake had other ideas.
# One Step At A Time
'We've shown that we can compete, now it's a question of going the whole distance'
Ireland’s focus is on Slovakia first as they prepare for two massive World Cup qualifiers in Tallaght.
# Chip off the old block
'I felt jitters in my stomach' - Patrick Kluivert's son makes senior Netherlands debut at 18
The Ajax teenager came off the bench for a late cameo in last night’s 3-0 win over European champions Portugal.
# friendly rivalries
Lingard's first international goal sees England defeat the Dutch on Koeman's debut
The Manchester United attacker bagged the winning goal in Amsterdam tonight.
# Production
Ireland up against Germany and Netherlands to win over UK-based TV channels after Brexit
Some of these companies have already met with the BAI here in the last year.
# Announcement
Dutch record caps holder Sneijder retires from international football
After a meeting with new manager Ronald Koeman, the former Ajax, Real Madrid and Inter Milan midfielder is packing it in with the Netherlands.
# Katie Couric
Journalist apologises for saying Dutch excel at Winter Olympics as skating is 'important mode of transport'
Katie Couric made the comments during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony on Friday.
# Dutch Gold
'I have always said that it is an ambition' - Koeman has eyes on Netherlands job
The former Oranje star is taking time to consider his future but admits the vacant national team job is one of his biggest ambitions.
# Schiphol
Police shoot knife-wielding man at Amsterdam Airport
Police say the situation is now secure.
# cryptocurrency
European police target Kinahan's hidden Bitcoin cash in Belgium and the Czech Republic
A Bitcoin ‘mine’ was discovered in a raid on the cartel last month.
# that's my boy
18-year-old Justin Kluivert did something his dad never could: score a hat-trick for Ajax!
The teenager scored a brilliant solo hat-trick against Roda JC on Sunday.
# Making Good Choices
'It was just me being realistic. I wouldn't have been happy sacrificing my education for football'
Republic of Ireland’s Harriet Scott decided to put her studies first but kept the faith that she might still have the chance to pursue international football.
# Absent
Here are 10 stars that won’t be at the World Cup in Russia next summer
It just won’t be the same without them.
# honesty
'A 7-0 win at home to Sweden isn't going to happen'
Arjen Robben gave a frank assessment of the Dutch side’s chances of overhauling their rivals.
# Netherlands
Manchester City confirm Sergio Aguero "sustained injuries" in Amsterdam car crash
Aguero was injured last night in the Dutch city when a taxi in which he was a passenger hit a lamp-post.
# vote number 1
'Power to the Peepee': Dutch women are protesting about a lack of female public loos
A woman was fined €90 this week for public urination.
# cbd
Family of Ava Twomey separated as she remains in Netherlands for medicinal cannabis treatment
Ava’s mother Vera led a public campaign for her daughter to access medicinal cannabis in Ireland.
# Allah-Las
Dutch police ramp up terrorism probe after Rotterdam gig cancelled
A 22-year-old was arrested in a pre-dawn raid on a house this morning, and a van driver is in custody.
# Netherlands
Concert in Rotterdam cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police
The band Allah-Las were due to play the Maassilo arena.
# Whisky Business
Supermarkets scrambling to remove products as millions of European eggs 'could be poisonous'
It is feared over 10 million eggs may contain high traces of an insecticide.
# mh17
Netherlands vows to prosecute anyone suspected of shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight
Most of the 298 victims were Dutch citizens.
# grave matters
Vegetable garden graves, build-your-own caskets, and coffins to play games on - inside Amsterdam's death expo
The death expo recently held at Amsterdam’s historic Westerkerk church attracted 3,500 visitors in just one day.
# Rotterdam
IVF doctor who 'swapped donors' sperm for his own' allegedly did it at major Dutch hospital
Jan Karbaat is said to have fathered at least 19 children in this manner.
# going dutch
Ryanair hits back at tourism boss who accused it of 'destroying' cities
Amsterdam Marketing chief executive Frans van der Avert said that “cities are dying from tourism”.
# bad tourism
European tourism chief says Ryanair and Airbnb travellers are 'destroying' cities
Amsterdam Marketing CEO Frans van der Avert has suggested that a glut of visitors is making historic European cities less ‘livable’.
# Solidarity
Dutch men are holding hands en masse in wake of a brutal attack on gay couple
The trend comes after gay couple Jasper Vernes-Sewratan and Ronnie Sewratan-Vernes were attacked on their way home last weekend in Arnhem.
# Anger
What can you say? This is a nightmare - Robben blasts Netherlands defeat
The Dutch side were abject in their loss to Bulgaria their star man was scathing, though he refused to single out debutant Matthijs de Ligt.
# tried and tested
Dutch voters have rejected Geert Wilders' play to be an anti-Islam Prime Minister
Current PM Mark Rutte has seen his off Wilders’ challenge comfortably.
# voting begins
'The Dutch Trump' and PM Rutte go head-to-head in Netherlands' elections
There is an intense media frenzy around the Dutch elections this year because of the anti-Islam sentiment linked with Brexit and the US election last year.
# War of Words
'Broken character' ... 'repugnant falsehood': Netherlands-Turkey diplomatic crisis deepens
In a dramatic escalation of the crisis Turkey has said it is suspending high-level relations with the Hague.
# Careful Now
Dutch leader urges voters to halt rise of the right wing in Europe
The election will be held tomorrow.
# diplomatic dispute
Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row
A diplomatic dispute between the two countries continues to worsen.
# orange alert
Explainer: Is the Netherlands about to take a big jump to the far-right?
Everything you need to know about this week’s parliamentary election.