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Irish Eurovision hopeful Sarah McTernan in Tel Aviv. She will perform the song 22 in the second semi-final on Thursday. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Despite a mild gum inflammation last week, Ireland’s Eurovision Song Contest entrant, Sarah McTernan, is full of confidence ahead of Thursday’s second(...)

 Ireland’s Sarah McTernan will be singing 22, written by a team of Dutch songwriters, in Tel Aviv, Israel. Photograph: Lili Forberg

First of all, when is the Eurovision on? This year’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 takes place in Tel Aviv, Israel between May 14th and 18th. As is cu(...)

Hols Pricewatch

Not long ago a woman got in touch with this page looking for help. She was planning to spend a portion of an inheritance on a once-in-a-lifetime holid(...)

Rory O’Connell (left) lunching with restaurateur Eddie Hart in Palma for his new RTÉ food and travel show.

Tune into RTÉ One on Thursday, May 9th to catch chef and food writer Rory O’Connell on the first leg of his tour of European cities renowned for their(...)

‘They kept stressing the gravity of the situation and the urgency so I downloaded the software.’ Photograph: iStock

Eimear was getting ready for the funeral of a friend’s mother last September when the harsh trill of her home phone broke the morning silence. Slightl(...)

Celtic celebrate after securing the league title against Aberdeen. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Getty

Aberdeen 0 Celtic 3 Celtic confirmed their dominance of Scottish football by clinching their eighth successive Ladbrokes Premiership title with a 3-0(...)

Manager Billy McNeill celebrates after his Celtic side had secured the Scottish title with a 3-0 win over Dundee on April 23rd 1988. Photograph: Simon Bruty/Allsport/Getty

As captain of Celtic, Billy McNeill, who has died aged 79, was the first British footballer to hold aloft the European Cup. That memorable image repre(...)

Pastéis de nata on sale in Lisbon, Portugal. The pastries are now commonly seen outside Portugal - at higher prices. Photograph: Getty Images.

An unlikely dessert is on its way to becoming as ubiquitous as the croissant. Not long ago an authentic pastel de nata, the diminutive egg-custard ta(...)

Erickson da Silva (26), aka MC Rey, in his room in Bissau. “We’re in a country where the leaders are out for themselves,” he says. “But we’re looking out for each other.” Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For many young men in Mindará, a favela in the heart of Bissau, life revolves round a yellow “Bwinners” machine used to place football bets. They gath(...)

“Yes” campaigners celebrate after the Lisbon Treaty referendum, outside Dublin Castle on  October 3rd, 2009. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

An insightful Spanish diplomat once suggested to me that the problem with a referendum was that it’s like inviting somebody to the cinema. If they say(...)

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