It’s the last Bank Holiday weekend of the summer and while usually we would look forward to a nice long weekend of beer gardens and beaches, the Irish weather has other plans for us.


Fernando Spilki, virologist, holds up a water sample, backdropped by the Marina da Gloria, Zone 2, in Rio, Brazil. Picture: AP
Brazil’s Olympic water ‘contaminated’

Athletes competing in next year’s summer Olympics in Brazil will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human faeces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found.


Agony aunt Ask Audrey is solving all of Cork’s problems

Fashion & Beauty

Meet the beauty industry’s most in demand casting director, Ashley BrokawAlice Gregory

Food & Drink

The Mark Hix recipe for food business successRoz Crowley

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

Ash: Keeping the fire aliveEd Power


Hidden art of reading weather