TOP STORY

Forget butter — Rubberbandits’ strong Limerick accent cuts through international language barriers at gigs all over the world, Blindboy Boatclub said yesterday.

TODAY'S NEWS

Cabinet clears IAG bid for Aer Lingus

The Government has given the green light for its sale in Aer Lingus, paving the way for what it claims will be extra jobs for the airline, guarantees on the protection of slots and more services for passengers.

WORLD - BREAKING NEWS

Unicef sees alarming rise in number of Nigerian children used in suicide attacks

The UN children’s agency has reported an “alarming spike” in suicide bombings by girls and women used by Boko Haram in north-eastern Nigeria.

WORLD - OUR CHOICE

Australia to strip IS suspects of citizenship

Australia plans to pass a law within weeks to give the government power to strip citizenship from dual nationals who are suspected terrorists, even if they are not convicted of a crime, the prime minister said.

TODAY'S BUSINESS

Consumers’ Association of Ireland opposes airline sale

The most powerful independent consumer voice in the country has voiced an 11th-hour warning about the future of Aer Lingus, as the Government late last night endorsed the takeover offer by Willie Walsh’s IAG Group.

Features

How Google works hard to keep staff happyby Emer Sexton

Fashion & Beauty

Street trend: Helen Murphy

Food & Drink

Wine suggestions this week include nice ProseccosBy Leslie Williams

Diet & Fitness

Rob’s Cork City Marathon blog: Week 9 - Break down the task at hand

Home & Interiors

Wishlist: Vintage-print coffee cupsBy Faith Ryan

Travel

The calm after the storm in InchydoneyBy Rose Martin

Arts, Books, Films & TV

Jesse Armstrong is a class act on page and screenby Richard Fitzpatrick

Outdoors

Peter Dowdall: Natural zest of youth at the Bloom FestivalBy Peter Dowdall