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Thursday 8 June 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# maastricht

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# love the darts
'I was going to give darts up or get laser eye surgery and fight' - The Limerick carpenter who stunned Van Gerwen
William O’Connor discusses his victory over PDC World Number One Michael van Gerwen at the Dutch Championships last week.
# corcán aisig
Useful, or terrible stereotype? This Irish pub has a 'puke bowl'
Not sure this is OK.
# Drug tourism
Maastricht cannabis cafés flouting drug tourist ban
Authorities are struggling to enforce new law which bans sale of marijuana to foreigners.
# Maastricht returns
Deficit beats Troika target but debt-to-GDP ratio to be higher this year
The Department of Finance has revised its deficit target for 2013 in light of better than expected figures in the latest Maastricht returns.
# Netherlands
Dutch vote to test EU popularity in tough times
As the nation heads into elections this week, observers are wondering which of the two Netherlands will emerge: the EU guiding light or the harbinger of European disarray.
# Cannabis
Ban on tourists buying cannabis officially begins in Netherlands
But many coffee shops have already revealed plans to flout the legal measures.
# Netherlands
Netherlands to decide today on café ban for foreigners
Under the ban, foreigners will not be able to access the country’s cannabis cafés.
# Test tube burger
'Test tube' hamburger could be served later this year
At a cost of around €240,000…
# maastricht
20 years ago today: Ireland enters the new European Union
The Maastricht Treaty was signed on February 7, 1992 – with Ireland sending Bertie Ahern and Gerard Collins to sign up.
# Eurozone
Gilmore suggests referendum may not be needed for EU deal
The Tánaiste also said that it was “not in Ireland’s interest” to see Britain isolated in the EU over the deal.
# Drug tourism
Dutch city bans foreign tourists from cannabis coffee shops
The city of Maastricht has implemented the ban to show the government that a nationwide restriction on foreign tourists won’t work.