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‘As parents, there really is no harm in allowing our children to continue with occasional magical thinking coping mechanisms.’ File photograph: Getty

There are eight fairy families in our back garden. They occupy the branches and tree trunks of the silver birches dotted around the swing set. The fai(...)

Ashford Castle: The original castle dates back to 1228, when it was built as a stronghold for the Anglo Norman de Burgo family.

A number of years ago I had an American boyfriend who was keen to see Cong, home of the 1952 film The Quiet Man, and Ashford Castle. Americans tend to(...)

Nick Jonas, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, Dwayne Johnson Awkwafina  and Kevin Hart star in Jumanji: The Next Level

The folk behind Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle can never have anticipated the pressure they’d be under for any potential sequel. Everything about that(...)

Robin Williams in Mrs Doubtfire: a man dressing up as an old Scottish woman for the privilege of being in the same room as his kids has layers

As the cult of the stay-at-home dad continues to stumble, blinking and pale, into the milky light of day, we hail Michael Keaton as our benevolent and(...)

At its core, Kinky Boots is a musical about tolerance and acceptance.

When Cyndi Lauper was a child, she used to wile away the hours listening to cast recordings of Broadway musicals like My Fair Lady and South Pacific.&(...)

Project Parenthood means pouring every particle of ourselves into transforming these small humans into functioning bigger ones. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

I have just passed my favourite sight in the whole of Ireland when my son calls to ask me to pick up ketchup. My favourite sight on the island – bette(...)

Tony Slattery: most of his celebrity chums and hangers-on vanished ‘when the money dried up, which was saddening. Yes, very saddening’. Photograph: Atrium

When I moved to London in 1990, I knew that, in order to fit in at school, I had to educate myself about the important British celebrities. While my c(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar defines job as ‘chairman and CEO of the organisation’

If, like any number of its international guests, you had no idea what kind of a programme The Late Late Show is, last night’s broadcast was as good an(...)

And, after an hour of non-stop flipping and blinding, all of the sweets have gone and the rewarding of good behaviour scheme has hit its first major snag.

One of the proudest moments of my life happened about six months ago in the cor pork of Stillorgan Shopping Centre, when the great Jordi Murphy looked(...)

Sarah Greene during filming for ‘Rosie’.

There are enough complications to making a film without having to cope with the real world. It is late March and we – the crew, the cast, that bloke t(...)

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