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#Eiffel Tower

# eiffel-tower - Monday 20 May, 2019

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.

# eiffel-tower - Thursday 6 December, 2018

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.

# eiffel-tower - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

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.

# eiffel-tower - Friday 15 June, 2018

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.

# eiffel-tower - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Man with knife arrested at Eiffel Tower

The Paris landmark was evacuated as a precaution.

# eiffel-tower - Thursday 9 February, 2017

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.

# eiffel-tower - Sunday 30 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge Some legend is running the Dublin Marathon dressed as the Eiffel Tower Sacre Bleu

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

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

# eiffel-tower - Saturday 17 September, 2016

# eiffel-tower - Monday 11 July, 2016

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.

# eiffel-tower - Friday 22 May, 2015

The Eiffel Tower has been shut down because of pickpockets

Staff have staged a walk-out.

# eiffel-tower - Monday 6 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge This is the Eiffel Tower's brand new vertigo-inducing glass floor Place Called Vertigo

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.

# eiffel-tower - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

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.

# eiffel-tower - Saturday 15 March, 2014

From The Daily Edge Ireland fan cracks up entire stadium with rugby sign Sacre Bleu

# eiffel-tower - Saturday 26 October, 2013

Greenpeace activist suspends from Eiffel Tower in protest

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

# eiffel-tower - Friday 16 August, 2013

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.

# eiffel-tower - Friday 9 August, 2013

Eiffel Tower reopened after bomb threat

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

# eiffel-tower - Sunday 21 July, 2013

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.

# eiffel-tower - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

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.

# eiffel-tower - Sunday 30 December, 2012

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.

# eiffel-tower - Thursday 23 August, 2012

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?

# eiffel-tower - Thursday 1 December, 2011

From The Daily Edge Will the Eiffel Tower be turned into a 'giant tree'? Eiffel Flower?

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

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

# eiffel-tower - Wednesday 14 July, 2010

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.