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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# The Netherlands

This year
Three people killed in twin shootings at a house and hospital in Rotterdam
A gunman dressed in combat gear opened fire in a flat in the Dutch city then burst into a nearby medical centre.
Dutch PM hands in resignation to king as government collapses over 'insurmountable' differences
The earliest that elections can be held is in mid-November, the Dutch election commission said.
Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to ban private jets and late flights in order to cut emissions
The airport has recognised that these reforms will have an impact on the aviation sector.
Cannabis to be banned on streets of Amsterdam's red light district
If the latest restrictions fail to have the desired effect authorities warn they will extend them to coffee shop terraces.
Three EU members to provide Ukraine with 100 refurbished battle tanks
Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands are shipping the tanks to help Ukraine “withstand Russian aggression”.
Last year
Dutch PM to make landmark slavery speech next week
The Dutch government would not confirm reports that he would give a formal apology for the Netherlands’ role.
Argentina goalkeeper's parting shot at van Gaal - 'He needs to keep his mouth shut'
Emiliano Martinez saved two penalties in the shootout and wasn’t impressed by the Dutch manager’s pre-match comments.
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.
Koeman to succeed Louis van Gaal as Holland boss after 2022 World Cup
The former Barcelona coach returns for a second spell.
All time
'My mother didn't want people to know I existed': One woman's mission to find her identity
The woman who set up a register to reconnect people who passed through the Mother and Baby Home system in the Netherlands wants to share her knowledge with Ireland.
From full steam ahead to cancelled: How are other countries handling concerts and festivals?
Pressure is mounting on the government to review the restrictions on live music events in Ireland.
Here's What Happened Today: Friday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries dies after being shot earlier this month
The journalist was widely lauded for fearless reporting on the Dutch underworld.
Dutch Covid-19 infections soar by 500% in a week
Infection rate rises in many countries have been attributed to the more transmissible Delta variant.
Who is Peter R de Vries? 'Fearless' crime journalist shot in Amsterdam
The shooting is understood to be linked to de Vries’ work on exposing mobsters and drug lords.
No terrorism link identified in Amsterdam stabbings
One person has died and four were injured in an attack last night.
Amsterdam celebrates 20th anniversary of legalising same-sex marriages
The Netherlands was home to the world’s first legal same-sex marriages two decades ago.
Dutch police break up anti-government protest on eve of election
National elections are taking place in the Netherlands over the next three days.
Second night of violence in the Netherlands amid anger over Covid-19 curfew
Meanwhile, US President Joe Biden has said herd immunity could be achieved this year.
'The Netherlands will close for five weeks': Dutch Prime Minister announces strict new lockdown
The decision from Mark Rutte comes amid a surge of cases in the Netherlands.
Irishman arrested after cocaine worth €1.12 million seized in Amsterdam
Searches were carried out in Amsterdam, Meath and Dublin today during a Dutch-Irish police operation.
Teenagers injured during The Hague stabbing aged between 13 and 15
Dutch police say the motive for the stabbing in The Hague remains unknown.
Dutch doctor acquitted in landmark case over euthanising woman with severe dementia
Prosecutors had accused the doctor of failing to properly consult the Alzheimer’s patient in the case in 2016.
Three people killed after shooting in Dutch city
The shooter is believed to have been a policeman who also shot himself.
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.
Utrecht shooting: Dutch police 'seriously' investigating terror motive after letter found
Three people died and five people were injured in the incident yesterday.
The Dutch government is using a giant blue mascot to warn of Brexit risks
Around 40 companies last year moved their operations from the UK to the Netherlands because of Brexit.
12 pubs in Bangkok and a beach barbeque in Sydney: How the Irish celebrate Christmas around the world
We spoke to some Irish people who will be spending Christmas day across the miles this year.
France and Germany are 'jumping the gun' on EU army, Dutch Prime Minister says
“The idea of a European army is going way too far for the Netherlands.”
Two people seriously injured in Amsterdam train station stabbing are US citizens, ambassador says
The assailant was identified as a 19-year-old Afghan man with a German residency permit.
Amsterdam police shoot suspect following stabbing in city's central station
At least two people were injured.
Waterford man who went missing in Netherlands turns up safe and well in Berlin
John Power disappeared in Maastricht on 9 June but today presented himself at the Irish Embassy in Berlin.
World's largest freshwater pearl sold at auction for €320,000
The pearl once belonged to Catherine the Great.
"Israel is the rightful winner if we see it as a circus": The Netherlands reacts to the Eurovision results
Netta won for Israel with 529 points.
European champions too strong for Ireland as first-half goals end unbeaten streak
There were over 4,000 in attendance at Tallaght Stadium as the Netherlands claimed a 2-0 win.
The Dutch employ Ronald Koeman to rescue their struggling national team
The once-mighty Netherlands have endured a torrid time in recent years.
'A woman is responsible for her own choice, ultimately she has to make the decision'
The Eighth Amendment Committee today focused on obstetric medicine in the Netherlands.
'The Netherlands said 'stop' to the wrong kind of populism': Wilders set to be defeated in election
PM Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge from the far-right Geert Wilders.
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.
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.