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#Rotterdam

# rotterdam - Wednesday 2 February, 2022

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass
# Jeff Bezos
# Jeff Bezos

Rotterdam to dismantle historic bridge to allow Jeff Bezos superyacht to pass

Feb 2nd 2022, 9:39 PM 97,522 Views 73 Comments

The decision has angered some in the Netherlands.

# rotterdam - Wednesday 29 December, 2021

Cocaine worth €127 million hidden in shipments of bananas and cocoa beans seized in Rotterdam
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Cocaine worth €127 million hidden in shipments of bananas and cocoa beans seized in Rotterdam

Dec 29th 2021, 1:10 PM 20,646 Views 8 Comments

Drug seizures have rocketed this year in Rotterdam harbour.

# rotterdam - Saturday 20 November, 2021

'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot
# Protests
# Protests

'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot

Updated Nov 20th 2021, 12:35 PM 55,770 Views 108 Comments

The country has seen record numbers of infections in recent days and a new partial lockdown came into force a week ago.

# rotterdam - Thursday 29 July, 2021

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block
# Ever Given
# Ever Given

Ever Given ship finally arrives in Rotterdam after Suez Canal block

Jul 29th 2021, 9:39 AM 20,978 Views 20 Comments

The MV Ever Given blocked the Suez Canal for six days in late March.

# rotterdam - Friday 16 July, 2021

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
# That's Bananas
# That's Bananas

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree

Jul 16th 2021, 3:42 PM 27,201 Views 20 Comments

It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.

# rotterdam - Thursday 15 July, 2021

Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation
# Dublin Port
# Dublin Port

Revenue find 10.5 million illegal cigarettes in Dublin Port search operation

Jul 15th 2021, 10:45 PM 15,784 Views 37 Comments

The tobacco products were found in a container which had come from Asia via the Netherlands.

# rotterdam - Wednesday 14 July, 2021

How Gardaí's €35 million cocaine seizure is part of a global fight against a 'giant alliance' of crime
# Rotterdam
# Rotterdam

How Gardaí's €35 million cocaine seizure is part of a global fight against a 'giant alliance' of crime

Jul 14th 2021, 9:15 PM 24,481 Views 13 Comments

The seizure given to gardaí this week came on foot of work by agencies across the world.

# rotterdam - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'

May 22nd 2021, 11:48 PM 83,482 Views 140 Comments

After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.

# rotterdam - Monday 2 November, 2020

Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform
# Dewhaled
# Dewhaled

Whale sculpture stops Dutch train plummeting off platform

Nov 2nd 2020, 2:14 PM 77,739 Views 54 Comments

No passengers were aboard the train at the time of the incident.

# rotterdam - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port
# Rotterdam
# Rotterdam

8.4 million cigarettes, hidden behind frozen chicken, seized at Dublin Port

May 6th 2020, 10:57 PM 21,666 Views 32 Comments

The smuggled cigarettes have an estimated value of over €4.1 million.

# rotterdam - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Gary O'Donovan wins bronze medal in Rotterdam as four Irish crews reaching World Cup semi-finals
# Rotterdam
From The42
# Rotterdam

Gary O'Donovan wins bronze medal in Rotterdam as four Irish crews reaching World Cup semi-finals

Updated Jul 13th 2019, 3:20 PM 5,562 Views 6 Comments

It has been a highly successful day on the water in Rotterdam.

# rotterdam - Friday 12 April, 2019

Dutch doctor at centre of IVF scandal used his own sperm to father 49 children
# Jan Karbaat
# Jan Karbaat

Dutch doctor at centre of IVF scandal used his own sperm to father 49 children

Apr 12th 2019, 6:55 PM 49,921 Views 23 Comments

Results of DNA tests conducted today showed that 49 children in the case are direct descendants of the late Jan Karbaat.

# rotterdam - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Dutch police ramp up terrorism probe after Rotterdam gig cancelled
# Allah-Las
# Allah-Las

Dutch police ramp up terrorism probe after Rotterdam gig cancelled

Aug 24th 2017, 12:23 PM 10,393 Views 21 Comments

A 22-year-old was arrested in a pre-dawn raid on a house this morning, and a van driver is in custody.

# rotterdam - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

Concert in Rotterdam cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Concert in Rotterdam cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police

Aug 23rd 2017, 9:35 PM 24,039 Views 33 Comments

The band Allah-Las were due to play the Maassilo arena.

# rotterdam - Saturday 27 May, 2017

IVF doctor who 'swapped donors' sperm for his own' allegedly did it at major Dutch hospital
# Rotterdam
# Rotterdam

IVF doctor who 'swapped donors' sperm for his own' allegedly did it at major Dutch hospital

May 27th 2017, 2:13 PM 25,306 Views 26 Comments

Jan Karbaat is said to have fathered at least 19 children in this manner.

# rotterdam - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row
# Diplomatic Dispute
# Diplomatic Dispute

Dutch PM says he won't apologise to Turkey over escalating diplomatic row

Mar 12th 2017, 6:39 PM 37,234 Views 74 Comments

A diplomatic dispute between the two countries continues to worsen.

# rotterdam - Friday 25 November, 2016

€300k worth of cigarettes seized at Dublin Port were registered as "cleaning products"
# Dirty Habit
# Dirty Habit

€300k worth of cigarettes seized at Dublin Port were registered as "cleaning products"

Nov 25th 2016, 7:53 PM 8,785 Views 16 Comments

The 600,000 cigarettes were seized in Dublin Port today by Revenue.

# rotterdam - Monday 4 April, 2016

Police find 45 kilos of ammunition in flat linked to a failed terror attack on France
# Rotterdam
# Rotterdam

Police find 45 kilos of ammunition in flat linked to a failed terror attack on France

Apr 4th 2016, 10:35 PM 15,264 Views 47 Comments

French suspect Anis Bahri was arrested at the flat in Rotterdam on 27 March at France’s request.

# rotterdam - Friday 18 September, 2015

Terror scare: Armed police arrest man who locked himself in train toilet
# Rotterdam
# Rotterdam

Terror scare: Armed police arrest man who locked himself in train toilet

Sep 18th 2015, 1:14 PM 16,484 Views 40 Comments

Half of the platforms and much of the central station in Rotterdam had to be cleared.

# rotterdam - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

Dozens of teenagers are now tweeting bomb threats to American Airlines
# Hoax
From The Daily Edge
# Hoax

Dozens of teenagers are now tweeting bomb threats to American Airlines

Apr 15th 2014, 6:50 PM 36,056 Views 63 Comments

Yes, it’s a thing.

# rotterdam - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Dutch school does not want footage of bullying to be shown on TV
# Dutch Scandal
# Dutch Scandal

Dutch school does not want footage of bullying to be shown on TV

Apr 10th 2014, 3:29 PM 15,453 Views 19 Comments

And is going to court to stop the station from airing its show. Is this reality TV gone too far?

# rotterdam - Friday 21 March, 2014

Terminally ill zookeeper pays last visit to his animals
# Holland
From The Daily Edge
# Holland

Terminally ill zookeeper pays last visit to his animals

Mar 21st 2014, 6:00 PM 38,253 Views 41 Comments

This is very touching.

# rotterdam - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Lawyer fined €850 for wearing these blue runners in court
# Blue Suede Shoes
From The Daily Edge
# Blue Suede Shoes

Lawyer fined €850 for wearing these blue runners in court

Sep 11th 2013, 6:00 PM 24,977 Views 34 Comments

“I am scented, shaved and fresh,” Catalin Dancu told listeners at a courthouse in Romania.

# rotterdam - Sunday 11 August, 2013

'Torched masterpieces' case shines spotlight on sleepy village
# Art Heist
# Art Heist

'Torched masterpieces' case shines spotlight on sleepy village

Aug 11th 2013, 5:30 PM 9,117 Views 0 Comments

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.

# rotterdam - Monday 4 March, 2013

Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist
# Netherlands
# Netherlands

Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist

Mar 4th 2013, 8:33 PM 7,606 Views 6 Comments

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.

# rotterdam - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Slideshow: The 7 masterpieces stolen from Dutch Kunsthal museum
# Art Heist
# Art Heist

Slideshow: The 7 masterpieces stolen from Dutch Kunsthal museum

Oct 16th 2012, 4:52 PM 6,819 Views 21 Comments

Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and two by Monet.

Art thieves steal 7 masterpieces from Dutch museum
# Art Heist
# Art Heist

Art thieves steal 7 masterpieces from Dutch museum

Oct 16th 2012, 1:19 PM 4,920 Views 9 Comments

Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, including works by Picasso, Matisse, and two by Monet.

# rotterdam - Tuesday 29 May, 2012

Over five million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port
# Cigarettes
# Cigarettes

Over five million cigarettes seized at Dublin Port

May 29th 2012, 1:08 PM 2,257 Views 13 Comments

Over 55 million cigarettes have now been seized by the Revenue so far this year.

# rotterdam - Monday 19 December, 2011

Revenue seize nine million cigarettes described as 'sports socks'
# Smuggling
# Smuggling

Revenue seize nine million cigarettes described as 'sports socks'

Dec 19th 2011, 11:10 AM 2,255 Views 13 Comments

The seizure, with an estimated street value of nearly €4 million, was made at a premises in Co Monaghan over the weekend.

# rotterdam - Friday 16 December, 2011

Oil tanker requests assistance after developing cracks off Donegal coast
# Donegal
# Donegal

Oil tanker requests assistance after developing cracks off Donegal coast

Dec 16th 2011, 1:35 PM 3,384 Views 12 Comments

The tanker is understood to have developed cracks in its hull.

# rotterdam - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Taylor safely through in Rotterdam
# Golden Girl
From The42
# Golden Girl

Taylor safely through in Rotterdam

Oct 18th 2011, 3:48 PM 395 Views 5 Comments

Bray lightweight Katie Taylor booked her place in the quarter-finals of the European Women’s Boxing Championships this afternoon.