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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Rotterdam

Last year
2022
# Jeff Bezos
Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass
The decision has angered some in the Netherlands.
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.
# Protests
'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot
The country has seen record numbers of infections in recent days and a new partial lockdown came into force a week ago.
# ever given
Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block
The MV Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for six days in late March.
# that's bananas
Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.
# Dublin Port
Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.
# Rotterdam
How Gardaí's €35 million cocaine seizure is part of a global fight against a 'giant alliance' of crime
The seizure given to gardaí this week came on foot of work by agencies across the world.
# Eurovision
Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.
# Dewhaled
Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform
No passengers were aboard the train at the time of the incident.
# Rotterdam
8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port
The smuggled cigarettes have an estimated value of over €4.1 million.
# Rotterdam
Gary O'Donovan wins bronze medal in Rotterdam as four Irish crews reaching World Cup semi-finals
It has been a highly successful day on the water in Rotterdam.
# Jan Karbaat
Dutch doctor at centre of IVF scandal used his own sperm to father 49 children
Results of DNA tests conducted today showed that 49 children in the case are direct descendants of the late Jan Karbaat.
# 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.
# 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.
# 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.
# dirty habit
€300k worth of cigarettes seized at Dublin Port were registered as "cleaning products"
The 600,000 cigarettes were seized in Dublin Port today by Revenue.
# Rotterdam
Police find 45 kilos of ammunition in flat linked to a failed terror attack on France
French suspect Anis Bahri was arrested at the flat in Rotterdam on 27 March at France’s request.
# Rotterdam
Terror scare: Armed police arrest man who locked himself in train toilet
Half of the platforms and much of the central station in Rotterdam had to be cleared.
# Hoax
Dozens of teenagers are now tweeting bomb threats to American Airlines
Yes, it’s a thing.
# Dutch Scandal
Dutch school does not want footage of bullying to be shown on TV
And is going to court to stop the station from airing its show. Is this reality TV gone too far?
# Holland
Terminally ill zookeeper pays last visit to his animals
This is very touching.
# Blue Suede Shoes
Lawyer fined €850 for wearing these blue runners in court
“I am scented, shaved and fresh,” Catalin Dancu told listeners at a courthouse in Romania.
# art heist
'Torched masterpieces' case shines spotlight on sleepy village
Next week sees the opening of a trial in Romania which features the curious case of a major art theft and the alleged burning of priceless paintings in a home stove.
# Netherlands
Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist
The works stolen include Picasso’s “Tete d’Arlequin”, Monet’s “Waterloo Bridge” and Lucian Freud’s “Woman with Eyes Closed” – experts put the paintings’ value at between €100 and €200 million.
# art heist
Slideshow: The 7 masterpieces stolen from Dutch Kunsthal museum
Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and two by Monet.
# art heist
Art thieves steal 7 masterpieces from Dutch museum
Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and two by Monet.
# Cigarettes
Over five million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
Over 55 million cigarettes have now been seized by the Revenue so far this year.
# Smuggling
Revenue seize nine million cigarettes described as 'sports socks'
The seizure, with an estimated street value of nearly €4 million, was made at a premises in Co Monaghan over the weekend.
# Donegal
Oil tanker requests assistance after developing cracks off Donegal coast
The tanker is understood to have developed cracks in its hull.
# Golden Girl
Taylor safely through in Rotterdam
Bray lightweight Katie Taylor booked her place in the quarter-finals of the European Women’s Boxing Championships this afternoon.