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The Irish might cast far too jaundiced an eye over life, but there is something not quite right about adults who buy into the happy clappy world of Disney.

29th June, 2014
Part of me wishes we had a bit more Disney in us' Picture: Getty

Walking up Grafton Street one morning recently, I suffered a moment of deep culture shock.

The Disney Store was opening up for the day and had recruited a passer by to turn an over-sized fairytale-style key in a giant matching lock in the doorway, thus declaring that the shop was open for business.

The passer-by – a woman dressed in a sari – did the job. This triggered lights in the shop and a burst...

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