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Sunday 17 December 2017

Dispute over restaurant ends

A DUBLIN restaurant at the centre of a "stand-off" between the premises' owners and operators has re-opened.

John and James McCabe, directors of the firm operating The Gables in Foxrock, were involved in the stand-off with agents of the owner, Daphne Kaye, in a dispute over rent.

Ms Kaye, who claimed the McCabes were trespassing, initiated court proceedings aimed at having them vacate the premises.

But yesterday, Mr Justice Paul Gilligan at the High Court was told the parties had reached an agreement.

Quake rattles Channel Islands

The biggest earthquake in Jersey and Guernsey on the Channel Islands for almost 90 years has struck, with a magnitude of 4.2.

Windows rattled and an odd rumble sound was noted as the quake struck around 20km west of St Helier at 12.54pm. A local person said they thought a plane had crashed.

The British Geological Survey said it was the biggest quake to hit the region since one registering 5.6 on February 17, 1927.

Amazon seeks OK for drones

Amazon is asking the US Federal Aviation Administration for permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.

The online retailer created a media frenzy in December when it outlined a plan on CBS's 60 Minutes to deliver packages with self-guided aircraft that seemed straight out of science fiction.

Amazon said it is developing aerial vehicles as part of Amazon Prime Air. The aircraft can travel at 50mph and carry up to 5lbs.

The FAA allows hobbyists and model aircraft makers to fly drones, but commercial use is banned.

Elba tries hand as disc jockey

Hollywood star Idris Elba has been signed up to host a weekly radio show in the UK from Ibiza.

The 41-year-old is going from The Wire to the wireless with broadcasts from the 7 Wallace club nights he is hosting on the island to be broadcast by Capital.

Each Sunday at 7pm there will be an extended version on sister station Capital Xtra.

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