Denmark is the first country to exclude Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 shots from its vaccination programme over a potential link to a ‘rare but serious’ form of blood clot. It comes after the country stopped using AstraZeneca’s (AZN.L) vaccine altogether citing similar concerns.
The country’s health authority said in a statement it had found that “the benefits of using the COVID-19 vaccine from Johnson & Johnson do not outweigh the risk of causing the possible adverse effect in those who receive the vaccine”.
Denmark ditches J&J COVID-19 shots from vaccination programme (Reuters)
The first Irish JYSK store in Naas, County Kildare
Danish interiors giant JYSK announce 7 new stores to open in Ireland in the first half of 2020.
The retailer is set to open 40 JYSK stores in Ireland over the next three to five years.
The next two stores will open in Waterford on Thursday, 27th February, and Limerick on Thursday, 26th March.
Following this, JYSK has its sights set on opening stores in Sligo, Carlow and Dublin, plus two stores in Cork city, during summer 2020. JYSK will create more than 70 full-time jobs with the opening of these new stores…
Pic: Andres Poveda
Behold: the Holmsland Dune House, designed by Studio Viktor Sørless: perched on an isolated stretch of the Danish coast: an elevated, formed concrete cruciform, each wing of which points in one of the four cardinal directions.
Inspired by the 2010 Roman Polanski film ‘The Ghost Writer’, the combined effect of the changing light and the building’s extensive glazing is designed to create cinematic panoramas of the windswept coast as requested by the owner, an “absolute cineaste”.
Naas, County Kildare.
The opening of first JYSK store in Ireland selling Danish-made mattresses, furniture and interior décor.
JYSK founder Lars Larsen (pic 3), opened this the first of 15 JYSK homewares stores set to open across Ireland over the next two years, with the creation of 200 jobs.
Fair play, i retfærdighed.
Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland
John Harrington writes:
“From [homeless charity] Focus Ireland…In comparison to ‘our peers’…”
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getting ripped off enjoying the craic in Temple Bar, Dublin 2 ahead of tonight’s World Cup football qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
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Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Visitors Danny Raahauge with Erik Möller (right) begin an expensive round at the Oliver St John Giogarty ahead of Republic of Ireland’s World Cup qualifier against Denmark tomorrow night at the Aviva.
Never forget Wood Quay.
Inside the Danish parliament Christianborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark
Luke Harding, in The Guardian, reports:
Denmark has become the first country in the world to apparently buy data from the Panama Papers leak, and now plans to investigate whether 500-600 Danes who feature in the offshore archive may have evaded tax.
Denmark’s tax minister, Karsten Lauritzen, said he will pay up to DKK9m (£1m) for the information, which comes from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca. He said an anonymous source approached the Danish government over the summer.
The source sent over an initial sample of documents and the government reviewed them. After concluding they were genuine, it secretly negotiated support for the controversial deal from political parties in parliament, the minister said.
“Everything suggests that it is useful information. We owe it to all Danish taxpayers who faithfully pay their taxes,” Lauritzen said, admitting that he had originally been “very wary”.
He added: “The material contains relevant and valid information about several hundred Danish taxpayers.”
There you go now.
Panama Papers: Denmark buys leaked data to use in tax evasion inquiries (The Guardian)
They see them pollin’.
Laura, of Amsterdam Gaelic Athletic Club, writes:
Just some of the photos the girls took of Danish General Election posters. It should be noted that all the candidates are ridiculously good looking and young, not one TD type between them…
The Guardian: Danish cowboy bares all in bid to be prime minister