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Tuesday 21 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Norway

All time
These hideous Winter Olympics uniforms have sent the internet into a frenzy
They’re just Sochi-c.
# Norway
Fire rages in Norway heritage village
Almost 180 people were admitted to hospital following the fire.
# Aurora Borealis
Incredible time lapse video of the Northern Lights
It’s looking like a beautiful day…
# Graham Norton
Idris Elba and Lena Dunham send flirty texts and pictures to random strangers
The divils.
# guide me
Brilliant advert for guide dogs imagines other animals in their place
They’re not very good at the job.
# breezy
Watch as unbelievable winds blow Christmas shoppers off their feet
Thought we had it bad? Think again.
# legitimacy
Bitcoin suffers blow as Norwegian government says it's not real money
The country will treat Bitcoin as an asset as it doesn’t “fall under the usual definition of money or currency.”
# fish
Coveney facing "exceptionally tough" negotiations on fishing quotas
Proposals put forward by the European Commission would severely cut quotas for some of the stocks of vital importance to Irish fishing communities.
# Controversy
Footballer's wife sparks outrage after posting a sexy selfie three days after giving birth
The Norwegian fitness blogger has ignited a debate with the picture.
# no escape
WATCH: Prank sees people trapped in pretend Ikea rooms
Oh Ikea. The land of mass confusion.
# Norway
Three killed after man armed with knife hijacks bus in Norway
The identity of the suspect, who was himself injured according to Norwegian media, as well as the motives for the attack were not immediately clear.
# Seanad referendum
'Breaking Bad? Oh that's great stuff': TDs talk TV at another Seanad photo-op
Fine Gael’s Richard Bruton and Eoghan Murphy discussed the hit television show as they held another Seanad referendum photo-op in Dublin today.
# new fix
Here's what happened today: Sunday
Everyone is talking about Priory Hall, Syria and hurling.
# Jealous
Norway has 'so much money that it literally doesn't know what to do with it'
Well for some…
# No thanks
Oslo university snubs killer Breivik's application to study
The man who killed 77 people in July 2011 attacks wanted to study political science by distance learning.
# gudvangen tunnel
Dozens in hospital after Norway tunnel fire
A firefighter said that it was “pure luck” that no one has died.
# Norway
Anders Behring Breivik wants to study political science at Oslo University
The man behind the terrorist atrocities that left 77 people dead in July 2011 has applied to study at the University of Oslo.
# hate
Concern about right wing websites with Irish contributions
Online hate speech accounts for about 10 per cent of all cases of racism reported to the Immigrant Council of Ireland.
# France
Neo-Nazi linked to Breivik arrested amid fears of 'major terrorist act'
Kristian Vikernes, who is said to have been linked with Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, was arrested by intelligence officers in France earlier today.
Extract: ‘If I were Mr de Valera, I would keep a watch on all ports, communications and wireless in his territory’
A confidential report on a meeting with Neville Chamberlain in 1940 shows the British Prime minister wanted to pass on advice to the then Taoiseach, Eamon de Valera about the threat of Germany.
# Norway
Breivik gives up his inheritance - to stop Norway giving it to his victims
Anders Behring Breivik would have inherited money from his late mother, but doesn’t want it to go towards his victims.
# Gay Rights
Ukraine gay rights activists hold first ever march
Around one hundred gay rights activists marched in Ukraine today despite fears of violence and a court ban – marking the first gay pride event in the ex-Soviet country.
# you told us
Top readers' comments of the week
Here’s our round-up of the best, the most interesting and the most commented-on pieces from the past week. Did you make it in?
# Slavery
As Norwegian PM boycotts Ryanair, O'Leary insists staff not treated like slaves
Norwegian prime minister Jens Stoltenberg said he would never travel Ryanair as it is sued by two former stewards for unfair dismissal.
# Norway
Breivik files complaint over "aggravated torture" in prison
Breivik, who is serving a 21-year jail sentence for killing 77 people, has complained about being kept in isolation for too long.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Ireland have compulsory military service?
Though it’s unlikely to happen, some Nordic countries and Austria are among those to operate a compulsory draft. Should Ireland have one too?
# Algeria
Algeria: Details sought on missing hostages as Britain confirms deaths
British prime minister David Cameron has confirmed that three Britons are dead and another three are presumed dead as other governments scramble for information on their citizens.
# Fishing
EU and Norway sign agreement in fisheries negotiations
Minister Simon Coveney said the agreement would now allow fishermen and fish factories “to get on with their business in the normal way”.
# skillz
VIDEO: This show-reel got a Norwegian kicker an NFL tryout
His name is Havard Rugland and he’s talented.
# Fishing
Coveney warns of difficult negotiations on fishing quotas
Coveney said proposed cuts to quotas will have serious implications for Irish fishermen and jobs.
# Winning
Pics: European Union collects the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo
Taoiseach Enda Kenny was among the great and the good at a ceremony in the Norwegian capital today to mark the awarding of the prize to the bloc.
# Nobel Peace Prize
Enda Kenny to accept Nobel Peace Prize today
The Taoiseach will be present at the prize-giving ceremony in Oslo.
# royal babysitter
Norway's crown princess minds gay friend's surrogate twins
When friends of Norway’s Crown Princess couldn’t travel to India to welcome their newborn surrogate twins she went to look after them until the two fathers could.
# Nobel Prize
18 EU leaders accept Nobel peace invite, 6 decline
David Cameron will not attend the ceremony – commenting wryly: “There will be enough people to collect the prize.”
# Norway
CCTV footage shows Anders Breivik parking van at explosion scene
The video footage also shows the damage done by the bomb which killed eight people.
# Holocaust
Norwegian police apologise for deportation of Jews during WWII
Over 700 of the 2,100 Jews living in Norway at the start of World War II were deported, only 34 survived concentration camps.
# Breivik
Anders Behring Breivik complains about “sadistic” Norwegian prison conditions
Complaints range from not having a personal light and TV switch, censored phone calls, “screaming” prison mates and cold coffee.
# Steve Kean
Henning Berg confirmed as new Blackburn coach
“There are no real managers with credibility who would accept a job like that,” the Norwegian has said of the Ewood Park position.
# oil discovery
New oil discovery by Statoil in North Sea
Between 140 million to 270 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalents have been discovered by the Norwegian company.