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19 February 2018 09:09 The iconic Waltons music shop on Dublin's George's Street has closed down

The retail business will now operate exclusively from its Blanchardstown branch. THE MUSIC SHOP Waltons has closed down its iconic George’s Street premises, almost a century after it opened its first branch in Dublin city centre. In a blog post, Waltons managing director Niall Walton said that “yes times are changing and we must change with them”. The business 6

16 February 2018 12:13 Robber shot by police after holding up bank near the Champs-Elysee

The police said he had a history of armed robbery. FRENCH POLICE SHOT and injured a robber who held up a bank just off the Champs-Elysees in Paris today. The foiled robbery took place at a BNP bank branch, 400 metres from the Arc de Triomphe monument, one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions which commemorates the country’s military victories and war dead. A 24-year-old 5

15 February 2018 02:01 PAUL MILLS: Pharma lifts the Trump blues for Ireland

The decision of Merck Sharp Dohme, or MSD as it’s better known in these parts, is more than good news for Dublin but also for Ireland, writes Paul Mills. It’s a time when it’s very easy to be negative. Whatever happens with Brexit it is sure to hit Irish business. The US has made it much more attractive for its overseas corporations to repatriate funds 1

12 February 2018 07:15 All flights in and out of London City Airport cancelled after discovery of World War II bomb nearby

The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport. ALL FLIGHTS IN and out of London City Airport are cancelled today after a World War II bomb was discovered in the nearby River Thames. The ordnance was discovered in King George V Dock, close to the runway of London’s most central airport, during 8

10 February 2018 09:10 Israel hits back after fighter jet shot down by Syrian forces

It is the most serious confrontation between Israel and Iran since the Syrian conflict started in 2011. ISRAEL STRUCK A dozen Syrian and Iranian targets inside Syria today after an Israeli fighter jet crashed under fire from Syrian air defences, the military said. The confrontation was the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since the start

02 February 2018 07:01 Opinion: Suggesting the 'Fighting Irish' mascot of Notre Dame is offensive is neglectful to history

Notre Dame is an iconic marker of the various expressions of Irishness in this country, writes Eugene O’Driscoll. LIKENING NOTRE DAME’S mascot of the “Fighting Irish” to those depicting American Indians such as the Cleveland Indians, Washington Redskins, and Chicago Blackhawks is an argument that is a non-starter – not least because American Indians 9

19 January 2018 08:28 'It was like hell': Passengers terrified as 'shaking' Malaysia Airlines flight forced turn back

A MALAYSIA AIRLINES flight was forced to divert to the Australian outback town of Alice Springs yesterday for “technical reasons” in a scare one passenger described as “hell”. Flight MH122, carrying 224 passengers, was heading from Sydney to Kuala Lumpur when Australian reports said one its engines shut down. The plane landed safely in the desert town of Alice 1

15 January 2018 07:30 At least 26 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast

This has been the second attack on the capital in three days. A DOUBLE SUICIDE bombing killed 26 people in Baghdad on Monday, officials said, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days. Dr Abdel Ghani al-Saadi, health chief for east Baghdad, reported “26 dead and 90 wounded”. “Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayaran Square in central 5

12 January 2018 12:18 'My people came from a place Trump would call a s***hole country

US NEWS PRESENTER Lawrence O’Donnell says that Donald Trump would have called famine-era Ireland a “shithole” in a piece calling Trump “the devil”. “That was the Ireland my ancestors left to come here just so that they could eat. “He knew he needed to lie about it. His father used to lie and say they were from Swedish ancestry after World War II made them a bit uncomfortable 7

25 December 2017 07:54 'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”. POPE FRANCIS IS set to give his traditional Urbi et Orbi Christmas address, after urging the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants “driven from their land” because of leaders willing to shed “innocent blood”. “So many other footsteps are hidden 14