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24-year-old John Kennedy dos Santos Gurjao who died on an Aer Lingus flight from Lisbon to Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Provision

A 24-year-old Brazilian student who died trying to smuggle almost a kilo of cocaine into Ireland had over four times the fatal level of the drug in hi(...)

A man takes the microphone of SuRie as a security staff approaches in Lisbon, Portugal, during the Eurovision Song Contest grand final. Photograph: AP/Armando Franca

The UK’s Eurovision entrant SuRie has said she has some bruises on her hands after a man interrupted her and snatched the microphone while on stage pe(...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the Eurovision Song Contest  final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been a wild ride for Ryan O’Shaughnessy: beating the odds to qualify for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final, seeing his song Together become (...)

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 performs ‘Together’ next to two male dancers during the  Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

A leading Chinese broadcaster has been banned from broadcasting the second semi-final of Eurovision after it censored LGBTI content from the first leg(...)

Israel’s Netta Barzilai bursts out of the blocks like the kimono-wearing offspring of Bjork and Meghan Trainor.

Israel Netta Barzilai - Toy From dancing grannies to bearded ladies, the WTF bar is set preternaturally high at Eurovision. The latest performer to t(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy performing  Together, Ireland’s Eurovision 2018 entry, during rehearsals in Lisbon.  Photograph:   Andres Putting

It’s Eurovision time again – a time when the Irish nation comes together in the hope that this might be the year the rest of Europe forgives us for Du(...)

France’s Madame Monsieur performs during a rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 at the Altice Arena hall in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Reuters/ Pedro Nunes

After a year when politics threatened to engulf the Eurovision Song Contest, the sabre-rattling is quieter in 2018, but European and global events are(...)

Aindrias Ó Caoimh, former High Court and European Court of Justice judge, was one of 100 legal professionals who signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A group of 100 legal professionals including two former High Court judges have signed a letter opposing the repeal of the Eighth Amendment. The grou(...)

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