The then taoiseach Brian Cowen tours the Grand Canal Theatre with Harry Crosbie ahead of its opening in March 2010. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatrein the Dublin docklands, is to be offered for sale on the international market at over €20 million – a long way short of t(...)

Here comes the sun: Leona Lewis, left, in Walking on Sunshine

Leona Lewis has a four-octave mezzo-soprano vocal range. Why can’t she try a little harder at being a diva? She ought to stick her nose in the air and(...)

Khumba

This South African animation is just too good. Hang on. We had better clarify. I mean “too” entirely literally and “just” in the sense of “by a(...)

Mr Peabody & Sherman 2:30

Well, this sounds like an impressively terrible idea for a family film. The title characters – an urbane dog and his perky adopted human son – first a(...)

Papa: Tender Madness

Los Angeles dreamers Papa are a duo with former Girls’ drummer Darren Weiss and his childhood pal Danny Presant in their ranks. What they’re aiming fo(...)

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Fionn Davenport's travel desk

AND ALL THAT JAZZ Readers of these pages will guess that I’m pretty excited about direct flights from Dublin to Marrakesh, and this week I(...)

If you only read one story about clichés in theatre criticism this year, make it this one! Shortly after seeing Disney’s mega-musical (...)

Outside. I’d forgotten how great it is, and not in a George Michael kind of way. Those poor, tormented people who live in California and the like d(...)

It’s that time of year again when some of us insecure types like to sit down with a glass of something cheap from a supermarket with a four let(...)