Henry Cavill, surplus teachers, Gordon Ramsay, the missing granite bench

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The official trailer for Tom Cruise film, Mission: Impossible - Fallout.


Henry Cavill: ‘Ireland taught me how to love the rain’: Henry Cavill has had a difficult week. You wouldn’t know it. As ever, he looks as symmetrical as Action Man and as immaculately attired as Mr Peanut. He doesn’t seem quite real. You half-suspect the hair has been painted on. The nose looks like the work of Bernini. Donald Clarke interviews Mission: Impossible – Fallout star Henry Cavill.

Falling primary school numbers will lead to ‘hundreds’ of surplus teachers: Hundreds of primary teachers will be surplus to requirements over the coming years due to falling numbers of projected pupils, according to a spending review of the education system. Carl O’Brien reports.

Gordon Ramsay: as rancid as last year’s calamari - 24 Hours to Hell and Back review : The restaurant needed a saviour. Instead it got Ramsay in a fake moustache, writes Peter Crawley.

What happened to the public bench outside Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre?: A granite seat which had become unpopular with local businesses in Dublin city centre was damaged beyond repair in the early hours of Thursday, May 31st. Dan Griffin reports.

Rent caps for purpose-built student accommodation to be introduced: New legislation that will seek to prevent steep rises in rent paid for purpose-built student accommodation is to be introduced by the Government. Fiach Kelly reports.

New technological university for greater Dublin area to be announced: The State’s first technological university is set to be announced later this week based on the merger of Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT), IT Tallaght and IT Blanchardstown, writes Carl O’Brien.

The Student Digestive: Deborah Ryan’s Quesadilla recipe is ideal for lunch or with a few friends for pre-drinks.Read more here.

Student accommodation crisis - Share your story: Are you scrambling to find a place to live for the coming academic year? Are rental price hikes making it harder than ever to make ends meet? Read more here.

The winners of our recent competition for a pair of tickets for The Academic were Natalie Cromwell and Laura Whelan.

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