Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in the eponymous movie.  Photograph: Kobal

Dame Julie Andrews, one of cinema’s most durable stars, is to attend two special events at next month’s Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JD(...)

 Sainte Foy in France: ‘Skiing as it should be and not what it’s become.’

‘This is skiing as it should be and not what it’s become,” says an enthusiastic man we meet at the top of the first chairlift in Sainte Foy. He’s l(...)

Drivers park to put on snow chains in the middle of a large traffic congestion in the Savoy region, France. A reported 15,000 drivers were stranded and had to be rescued during the night due to the heavy snowfall hitting the French Alps region. Photograph: Muscio Sylvain/EPA

Long queues of vehicles lined routes to French ski slopes for a second day on Sunday after snow, ice and heavy traffic forced some 15,000 people into (...)

The officer had been prosecuted by the DPP following an investigation by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A garda who ended up on trial after he resolved a dispute between a taxi man and a passenger over a €6.25 fare has been cleared of any wrongdoing.Exon(...)

Miami-born singer Jason Derulo who performed at the Marquee in Cork last night. File photograph: Getty Images.

Gardaí have released without charge two men arrested for questioning about reported sexual assaults on two teenage girls following a concert in Cork.A(...)

Brendan O’Carroll at the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin,  last night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll believes Father Ted awoke the British to Irish comedy and tellingly, it was the first thing he said when asked to account for the h(...)

The less traditional hurling counties are playing their cup finals at Croke Park today. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan
Something for the Weekend

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium Tomorrow’s Ford at War exhibition in Collins Barracks marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and includes (...)

Eoin Wrixon (left) and Dermot Hanrahan of Wide Eye Media (formerly Carlton Screen Advertising) in the Savoy Cinema in Dublin. photograph: david o’shea

Carlton Screen Advertising, the company that sells advertisements for 643 cinema screens in Ireland, is rebranding as Wide Eye Media. Th(...)

Brendan Gleeson on the red carpet at the opening night of Jameson Dublin International Film Festival. His film Calvary launched  the festival last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:58

Acting legends Brendan Gleeson and John Hurt walked the red carpet in Dublin to kick off the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival (JDIFF)(...)

Montenotte Hotel Cork captain Gráinne Dwyer after leading her side to victory in the National Cup final against UL Huskies at the   National Basketball Arena, Tallaght, in January. Photograph: Inpho

It was this time last year that we chose basketball’s Michelle Fahy as our sportswoman of the month after her MVP(...)