A deal agreed to guarantee local authority staff work with Irish Water until the middle of the next decade was “cloaked in secrecy”; US Police have launched a massive manhunt following the killing of an officer who interrupted a drug deal; A breakthrough in the war against cancer could save hundreds of lives with a simple urine test. Here’s today’s lunchtime round-up.


Games of August 2015

Summer may be the big time for blockbuster movies but its the latter part of the year which sees the major gaming releases, gearing up for the big rush of Christmas.


Views on black women coloured by mediaLouise O’Neill

Fashion & Beauty

The eyes have it, says elite make-up artist Shehla Shaikh

Food & Drink

Chargrilled Achill Mountain Lamb with Labneh, Pomegranate and Fresh Mint LeavesDarina Allen

Health & Life

Three months after baby and still no sexSuzi Godson

Home & Interiors

Wish List: Affordable character and colour on the home frontFaith Ryan


Weekend break: The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate, CavanRita de Brún

Arts, Books, Films & TV

The Cork ensemble banging a drum for gamelan in IrelandEoghan O’Sullivan


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