The five acts in contention to carry Ireland’s Eurovision hopes to Vienna this year for the song contest’s 60th anniversary have been announced by RTÉ and can be  heard for the first time on The Ray D’arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The five acts in contention to carry Ireland’s Eurovision hopes to Vienna this year for the song contest’s 60th anniversary have been announced by RTÉ(...)

Charlie McGettigan: “He was a beautiful guy. All the women were dying about him. He survived on his charm.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan said his homeless brother, who died in 2007, was “too happy with his drugs” to change his lifestyle. Declan McGet(...)

 Ryan Dolan, who is representing Ireland at this year’s Eurovision in Malmö, during his  first    rehearsal at  Malmö Arena.   Photograph: Thomas Hanses/EBU

Dolan’s Travellers Rest service station in Strabane may be quieter than usual this week, because much (...)