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SEVEN DAYS:A glance at the week that was
The name Hitler is a byword for evil. But the people behind an Indian clothes shop must have been oblivious to its significance when they called their store after the dictator. Manish Chandani, an owner, claimed he thought Hitler was a nickname for strict grandfathers. After complaints from sensible people everywhere, the shop will be changing its name.
2,000Month-to-month fall in the number of people on the seasonally adjusted Live Register last month.
8.5%Rise in gas prices after the Commission for Energy Regulation permitted Bord Gáis to increase its household charges.
1.1mNumber of passengers on Aer Lingus flights in August, a rise of 2.2 per cent.
10Ireland’s place in the Web Index, a ranking of nations according to how they benefit from the web.
3,808Number of homeless people in Ireland, including 457 children, according to the first detailed study by the CSO, using figures from last year’s census.
750,000Number of cluster bombs destroyed worldwide since the Convention on Cluster Munitions, which was agreed at a conference in Dublin in 2008.
We now know
A Chinese diamond thief who swallowed an €11,000 stone at a Sri Lankan jewellery show will have to have surgery to have the erstwhile sparkler removed.
A sprinting robot called the Cheetah has hit 45.5km/h, faster than Usain Bolt, becoming the first robot to outpace humans.
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1 Fifty Shades of domestic violence, and yet some call it romance
2 Eastwood mocked over speech
3 ‘I couldn’t be less queenly in real life’
4 Made in Ireland? Probably not
5 Letters show extent of pressure put on Lenihan for bailout
6 State feigns ignorance on abortions in its hospitals
7 Man shot dead in gangland style attack
8 Making people jump for work that does not exist must stop
9 Surreal Mayo relish their day
10 Parknasilla hotel and resort for €10 million
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