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(...)

How many likes would a status from the afterlife get? Probably more than your eggs benedict. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Christmas is a bad time to be on social media. The passive aggressive tweeting about family’s shortcomings, the Instagram feed cluttered with over-the(...)

Sky gave blanket coverage to Paris in the days after the attacks

The breaking coverage of the Paris terrorist attacks on Friday, November 13th, prompted record numbers of Irish viewers to tune into Sky News, accordi(...)

Rt Rev Peter Barrett at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. He had lectured in Anglican spirituality at Milltown Institute. Photograph: Collins

The former Church of Ireland Bishop of Cashel and Ossory Rt Rev Peter Barrett (59) died at his home in Dublin on Wednesday evening. His resignation as(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Most Rev Michael Jackson said our response to the crisis seemed to indicate that the concept of the common good in Ireland had “gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Within days of each other a third Church of Ireland bishop, including its two Archbishops, have called for more urgent action by Governments in these (...)

Cabra Castle, Co Cavan  Book yourself into one of the 12 luxury rooms in the original castle part of Cabra Castle for the full aristo(...)

What would  William Shakespeare have made of modern pop? Erik Didriksen has a few suggestions. Photograph:  Getty Images

Erik Didriksen’s brilliant new book, Pop Sonnets: Shakespearean Spins on Your Favourite Songs (published by 4th Estate), takes some of our finest p(...)

Mark Guiliana: ‘Listening to Coltrane play a melody on the saxophone makes me want to go practise drums’

In the search for the future of drumming, the end of a leafy, pot-holed lane in the midlands is not exactly the first place you would look. But on (...)

The fountains of the Bellagio light up in the middle of the Las Vegas strip

For much of the summer, I flitted in and out of the United States. I revisited some favourite cities and discovered some new ones. I love America m(...)

Hear the drummer get wicked on a whole new level. Dornik Leigh used to add percussive heft to Jessie Ware’s music, but his move to the front o(...)