Ardal O'Hanlon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardal O’Hanlon meets me in the cafe at the National Library of Ireland, next door to his father’s old workplace, Dáil Éireann. He’s neat and trim, dre(...)

Children enjoy the kids’ club at The Johnstown Estate. Photograph: Julien Behal

The Easter holidays are just ahead and there are plenty of ways to entertain the children in your life over the next two weeks. Here is a selection of(...)

Go ice-skating at one of the many venues around the country.

A night at the panto Dublin The Gaiety Theatre has laid claim to the panto tradition since it first opened its doors in 1873 and this year’s show(...)

Rory Nolan and Paul Howard with Roisin Ingle in The Irish Times podcast studios.

On this week’s Róisín Meets podcast, Róisín Ingle talks to Ross O’Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard and actor Rory Nolan about their upcoming producti(...)

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(...)

Fidget Feet at the launch Limerick National City of Culture 2014. Photograph: Sean Curtin

‘Urban, edgy and contemporary” are the aims of the €6 million programme for Limerick’s reign as the first national City of Culture.The year-long progr(...)