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#Eiffel Tower

From TheJournal.ie Eiffel Tower remains closed after climbing man causes evacuation France This post contains videos

Eiffel Tower remains closed after climbing man causes evacuation

The Parisian landmark was put on lockdown this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie Eiffel Tower among landmarks to close as Paris braced for fresh violence this weekend Gilets Jaunes

Eiffel Tower among landmarks to close as Paris braced for fresh violence this weekend

The protests have escalated into the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency.

From TheJournal.ie Eiffel Tower shuts down as employees strike over ticket plan Quel Dommage

Eiffel Tower shuts down as employees strike over ticket plan

Some 300 employees have complained that the new ticket plan is responsible for inordinately long queues.

From TheJournal.ie Paris set to unveil bulletproof glass walls around Eiffel Tower Terrorism

Paris set to unveil bulletproof glass walls around Eiffel Tower

Metal barriers are also being installed as part of €35 million worth of security measures.

From TheJournal.ie Man with knife arrested at Eiffel Tower Evacuation

Man with knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

The Paris landmark was evacuated as a precaution.

From TheJournal.ie The Eiffel Tower is to get a glass security wall in response to France's terror threat Build That Wall

The Eiffel Tower is to get a glass security wall in response to France's terror threat

The wall, which will cover two sides of the tower, is to be made from bulletproof glass.

Some legend is running the Dublin Marathon dressed as the Eiffel Tower

Because running a marathon isn’t hard enough, eh?

From TheJournal.ie Woman allegedly gang-raped near Eiffel Tower after arranging date with man on Facebook Paris
From TheJournal.ie Water cannon and tear gas used against fans in Paris after Euro 2016 final last night Disruption

Water cannon and tear gas used against fans in Paris after Euro 2016 final last night

Around 40 people were arrested after clashes with police during the final last night.

From TheJournal.ie The Eiffel Tower has been shut down because of pickpockets Walk Out

The Eiffel Tower has been shut down because of pickpockets

Staff have staged a walk-out.

This is the Eiffel Tower's brand new vertigo-inducing glass floor

The new floor was installed as part of a €30 million renovation of the popular attraction.

From The42 Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower Sightseeing This post contains videos

Ireland captain Fiona Coghlan takes World Cup trophy to visit Eiffel Tower

When the prop got there, however, the captains of 11 other countries were hanging around too. Pure awkward.

From TheJournal.ie Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest Arctic 30

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

The stunt was to highlight the ongoing detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists.

From TheJournal.ie Beach View: Google is collecting images of over 800 miles of Florida beachfront Google Street View

Beach View: Google is collecting images of over 800 miles of Florida beachfront

Google and the Visit Florida tourist board are mapping over 800 miles of Florida beach front in the same way as Google’s Street View project.

From TheJournal.ie Eiffel Tower reopened after bomb threat Deemed Safe

Eiffel Tower reopened after bomb threat

The 124 year old structure was evacuated just after midday due to a bomb threat.

From TheJournal.ie Weird Wide Web: Lazy parenting, optimum charging and your next Netflix binge Week In Web This post contains videos

Weird Wide Web: Lazy parenting, optimum charging and your next Netflix binge

All of your essential tech and social media news for the week in one byte-sized portion.

From TheJournal.ie Eiffel Tower remains closed for a second day due to strike Closed

Eiffel Tower remains closed for a second day due to strike

An average of 25,000 visitors climb up the Eiffel Tower every day, but it remains closed for business today.

From TheJournal.ie Snap: The top 10 Instagram locations in 2012 Instagrammed This post contains images

Snap: The top 10 Instagram locations in 2012

All is not as it seems, however.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: The monuments that pay their own way Monumental This post contains images

Photos: The monuments that pay their own way

A new survey has listed the most valuable monuments in Europe. So which one towered above all the rest?

Will the Eiffel Tower be turned into a 'giant tree'?

A new scheme could see 600,000 plants dominating the Parisian skyline…

FRANCE IS CELEBRATING the symbolic birth of the Republic today amid protests.

The annual Bastille Day celebrations went ahead with a parade through the streets of Paris.

In a move that has been usual in recent years, French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited other nations to take part in the celebrations; this year several African nations were invited to include troops in the parade.

Ivory Coast was also invited but, as the former colony has had strained relations with France in recent years, the Ivoirian defence minister attended in place of troops.

The armies were celebrating 50 years of independence for France.

Human rights groups have been angered by the official presence of some nations, claiming that some present should be facing war crimes allegations instead of celebrating on Parisian streets.

The International Federation of Human Rights League (FIDH) wrote to Sarkozy expressing its “serious concern” at the presence of some who they said were responsible of “grave human rights violations.”

Sarkozy said that the “blood bond” between the nation and the African troops who had fought and died for France during two World Wars was being celebrated, and denied that he is experiencing “colonial nostalgia.”

The presence of troops has also been blasted by critics who say it gives the impression that France granted independence for African countries who fought hard for freedom.

Yet more criticism was directed at the government for spending lavishly on the celebrations as the average Frenchman is suffering bitter economic problems – but despite this, celebrations continued as planned.

French nationals and Francophiles also have a  chance to celebrate tonight the Bastille Day Ball in Dublin.