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Grand Canal: New clearance of asylum seekers’ tents under way

Tents housing asylum seekers are being cleared from the Grand Canal in Dublin on Thursday morning, the third such clearance in recent weeks.

From 6am workers from Waterways Ireland, which manages the canal network; the International Protection Accommodation Service (IPAS); the HSE; Dublin City Council and gardaí were on site at Wilton Terrace.

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  • Scarlett Johansson is right: AI companies must be more transparent: In the film Her, a lonely writer called Theodore Twombly falls in love with the disembodied voice of Samantha, a digital assistant played by the actor Scarlett Johansson. “I can’t believe I’m having this conversation with my computer,” Twombly tells Samantha. “You’re not. You’re having this conversation with me,” Samantha coos.

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Andhra Bhavan review: I immediately added this Dublin 1 restaurant to my list of favourites: Andhra Bhavan is jammers at 6.30pm when I visit, writes Corinna Hardgrave. There are one or two large tables, clearly regulars, with dishes winging their way over, a few families cover the generations, and there’s a spattering of newbies, like me, who are engrossed in the extensive menu.

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