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Restaurants in safety closures

A Chinese restaurant and a hotel were rapped last month over food safety fears, it was revealed today.

Closure orders were served on the Loughbawn Hotel in Killeshandra, Co Cavan and the Golden Beijing Restaurant, in Ballincurra, Co Cork.

Prof Alan Reilly, Food Safety Authority of Ireland chief executive, urged food businesses to continuously review safety policies.

Everton player Pienaar in court

A Premier League footballer will appear in court today charged with drink-driving.

Steven Pienaar, the Everton midfielder, was arrested in the early hours of February 21 in Liverpool.

The South Africa international was charged with drink-driving and failing to comply with a traffic signal. The former Borussia Dortmund star will appear before magistrates in Liverpool city centre this morning.

Skyscraper ace dies aged 84

Bruce J Graham, the pioneering architect who designed America's tallest skyscraper, in Chicago, died aged 84.

Chicago-based public relations firm SCC Grossman said Mr Graham died on Saturday at his home in Hobe Sound, Florida, from complications associated with Alzheimer's disease.

The 110-story Sears Tower, renamed the Willis Tower last year, opened in 1974.