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Finland-based Irish journalist with the Finnish Broadcasting Company @ylenews and presenter of the All Points North podcast.
Nov 20 16 tweets 5 min read
What is happening on the Finland-Russia border?

A thread 🧵

(1/x) Image The Finnish Border Guard began noticing an uptick in the number of people applying for asylum at eastern border crossings earlier in the autumn

The daily numbers were relatively small (sometimes >10) but something was occuring …

May 18, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
My favourite thing about today is that Finland & Sweden stood side-by-side as friends, neighbours, kindred spirits to submit a joint NATO application this morning … but will hammer seven shades of shite out of each other in ice hockey this evening

(Illustration by @saurau) Sweden take the lead in the first period of the ‘Nato Derby’

Probably only fair that Sweden score first in the ice hockey as Finland got their Nato letter in first (by about 8 seconds)
Nov 24, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Anyone complaining about these dark winter evenings might do well to spare a thought for the good people of the village of Nuorgam in Finnish Lapland, who are due to next see the sun again at about noon on 17 January - or in 8 weeks time And if that wasn't enough, the coldest November temperature (-32.2C) for over a decade was recorded overnight just down the road in Utsjoki