Sincere: Conchita Wurst. Photograph: Mogens Flindt/Scanpix Denmark/Reuters

It’s a week since Eurovision. The event has packed up its flamethrowers. The Ukranians have pointed their human hamster wheel homewards. The Polish mi(...)

 Kasey Smith performs in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

RTÉ is to scrap the mentoring process it has used to select the last five Eurovision entrants, but Ireland will not be pulling out of the competition.(...)

Ryan Dolan performs at Only Love Survives  Eurovision dress rehearsal

Ireland’s 2013 competitor, Ryan Dolan, qualified for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. Dolan and his five-person backup act, pe(...)

Winner: Dana celebrates after winning the 1970 competition, in Amsterdam. Photograph: Keystone/Getty

On May 20th, 2008, in Belgrade during the first semifinal of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Irish entry was booed off the stage. At the end o(...)