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Search and rescue: some of the migrants picked up in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: SOS Mediterranée/AFP

A bitter standoff between Italy and Malta over a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that neither country would allow to dock was resolved on Monday af(...)

Conor Morgan: a former pupil of De la Salle College and a student at DCU.

A 19-year-old Irish man has died while on holidays in Cyprus. Dundalk Gaels GAA club confirmed the death of Conor Morgan, one of its football player(...)

From left: Gavin Annon, head of sales and marketing and Mount Charles founder and chairman, Trevor Annon with Brian Lee, co-founder and chief executive  of Freshly Chopped in Donegall Square West, where the company will open a store in August.

Dublin-headquartered healthy fast food retailer Freshly Chopped has signed a strategic partnership with food services firm Mount Charles that will see(...)

Bulgarian prime minister Boyko Borissov welcomes president of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani during the European People’s Party summit in Sofia, Bulgaria on May 16th, 2018. Photograph: Borislav Troshev

Don’t mention the “E” word. We are gathering once again in Sofia, the Bulgarian capital, to do justice to its EU presidency priority, celebrating and(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy representing Ireland with ‘Together’ backstage at the 63rd Eurovision at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Miguel A. Lopes

Welcome to Eurovision 2018, Ireland (RTÉ One, Saturday, 8pm). You’re very lucky to be here. “We’re in with a big chance,” Marty Whelan’s voice told u(...)

Netta from Israel reacts to hearing she won the Eurovision song contest in Lisbon. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

Israel decisively won the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, earning 529 votes, with Cyprus second in the voting with 436 votes. The Iri(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the dress rehearsal for the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018  in Lisbon. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

Having failed to make the final for four years, Ireland is, by the bookmakers’ calculations, the third favourite to win the Eurovision Song Contest in(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy, 25-year-old singer-songwriter from Skerries, performs ‘Together’ at the Altice Arena hall in Lisbon. Photograph: Reuters/Rafael Marchante

When is the Eurovision final on? The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 final, taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, begins at 8pm Saturday night on RTÉ On(...)

Viktor Orban, Hungary’s prime minister, recently  reiterated his objections saying the EU’s migration policies threaten the “sovereignty and cultural identity” of Hungary. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Among the items on an increasingly crowded agenda for EU leaders at their June summit is the fraught saga of how the EU treats asylum seekers, specifi(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy  performs ‘Together’ in Lisbon, during the first semi-final for the Eurovision Song Contest. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP

Against the bookmakers’ odds, Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy on Tuesday night qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest final with his song Together. O(...)

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