By the skin of his teeth: Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy with Eurosong hopeful Laura O’Neill and her mentor, Billy McGuinness of Aslan. Photograph: Collins

We know RTÉ has a press department whose job it is to send out good news, teasers, promises of greatness to come, but right now it must feel as(...)

Carnacon’s Cora Staunton in action against Donaghmoyne during the All-Ireland club final at Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photo: David Maher/Sportsfile

Carnacon (Mayo) 1-6Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) 0-8Cora Staunton scored 1-5 for Carnacon as the Mayo and Connacht champions regained the Tesco Homegrown All(...)

A scene from Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance.

At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre punters gather to see if Riverdance team John McColgan and Moya Doherty can do it again – reboot Irish identity for an(...)

Cork players celebrate the final whistle after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies’ Football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

If there’s a better team in Irish sport, you’d back Eamonn Ryan’s Cork ladies to haunt them to their dying breath. They picked up their eighth All-Ire(...)

Cork’s Doireann O’Sullivan and Deirdre O’Reilly lead the celebrations after beating Monaghan in the All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

Cork 1-10 Monaghan 1-9: Eamonn Ryan’s Cork are TG4 All-Ireland Ladies senior football champions for the eighth time in nine seasons. The Rebelettes co(...)

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(...)