Taking flight: There is something sad about the prospect of Aer Lingus flying the nest. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Scratch the surface of many ‘Irish’ brands and you’ll find they’re owned by faceless multinationals

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Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras.  ‘Syriza did what so many other leftist political groups have failed to do, and that’s form a coalition.’  Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

Watching Greece assert itself, regardless of the outcome, is encouraging

“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” said the pope last week. Photograph: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini

Pope Francis said couples who don’t have children are ‘selfish’ and part of ‘greedy’ generation

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
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‘You can find dozens of articles and news pieces online examining the “phenomenon” of vocal fry, but my personal favourite is the ABC News headline, “The debilitating speaking disorder afflicting North American women”.’

Vocal fry is a creak that sometimes happens at the end of a sentence or a statement when you’re talking

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