Saturday 19 January 2019

Bookshop jobs under threat

Dozens of jobs were under threat today as Waterstones announced it would close two stores in Dublin.

The books retailer said its outlets at Dawson Street and Jervis Street would shut on Sunday. The stores employ 46 people between them.

Hodge Figgis, one of the capital's best known book shops, which is owned by Waterstones, will not be affected, the company said.

A spokesman said there may be some opportunities to move staff to other outlets but added that there would be redundancies.

JR returns for new Dallas

Larry 'JR' Hagman is returning to Southfork Ranch for the pilot of an updated Dallas.

Also signed for the series pilot are two fellow Dallas veterans, Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy, according to TNT.

Hagman (79) will reprise his role as villainous oil baron JR Ewing, Gray will again play JR's wife Sue Ellen, and Duffy returns as his younger brother Bobby.

The new story focuses on the Ewing offspring as they clash over the future of the family dynasty.

Assault-charge priest on bail

THE trial of a retired priest accused of indecently assaulting 10 boys has been adjourned until later this year.

Raymond Brady (75), Baltrasna, Oldcastle, Co Meath, faces 71 counts of indecent assault which are alleged to have taken place at various locations over a 14-year period in the diocese of Meath. He appeared before Trim Circuit Court yesterday. They are alleged to have occurred on dates between April 1964 and October 1978. Judge Michael O'Shea remanded Brady on continuing bail.

Gabor back on danger list

Actress and Hollywood celebrity Zsa Zsa Gabor has returned to hospital after she began coughing up blood.

Her spokesman John Blanchette said doctors were treating her for a lung infection, and she is in critical condition.

The star of 1950s films Moulin Rouge and Lili was in the hospital last month to have her leg amputated because of a gangrene infection.

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