Dublin Zoo can still be charming in winter and admission is half-price until the end of December.

The tree is drooping, the turkey is a bare carcass and there’s only a couple of hard toffees left at the bottom of the Roses tin; Christmas Day alrea(...)

Zizi Strallen as the eponymous nanny in Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s lavish new production of Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ It took years of negotiation for PL Travers to agree to a film adaptation of her best-selli(...)

Mary Poppins is coming to the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

Kids and Christmas go together and nowhere with more gusto than at the Panto. Oh yes they do! What’s more, laugh for laugh, no entertainment offers b(...)

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(...)

 You have to feel some sympathy for the folk behind the third film in this faltering family franchise. The death of Mickey Rooney and Robin Wi(...)

Louise Bruton  wearing her designer prosthetic leg by Sophie de Oliveira Barata’s Alternative Limb Project. Louise also wears creations by young Irish designer, Sophie Wallace with make up by Lorcan Devaney of Lorcansface. Photograph: Ruthless Imagery Photography

This month marked my 10th anniversary of being an amputee, and this is also the year I got a bejewelled prosthetic leg. When I was 17, I had my right (...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

Sorcha takes one look at me and goes, “You’re not actually wearing that?” a line I’ve learned, from a decade of marriage, is Passive Aggressive for, “(...)

Christoph Mueller: rumour of appointment takes off in Malaysia. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Is Christoph Mueller, the outgoing Aer Lingus chief executive, really about to take off to become the new boss of Malaysian Airlines? It seems like a (...)

High-quality films for children have a special place in our cultural landscape. To reach beyond children to adults requires a sure touch for ta(...)

Film review: Saving Mr Banks

It seems unlikely that the folk behind this sentimental if irresistibly scrumptious paean to mid-20th-century escapism would admit to any postmoder(...)