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Artists are seen on screens during the Eurovision’s Europe Shine A Light remote television show. Photograph: AP

With the coronavirus pandemic persisting longer than even the typical Eurovision power ballad, the inevitable has come to pass. The song-and-dance ja(...)

Lesley roy

A year without Eurovision: a reprieve for some sceptics, to be sure, but unthinkable for the annual song competition’s millions of fans, and for its p(...)

Ireland was due to be represented by the singer-songwriter Lesley Roy

Eurovision 2020 has been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus threat. The European Broadcasting Union, which runs the song contest, said it had lo(...)

Singer-songwriter Lesley Roy has been chosen to represent Ireland in the 2020 Eurovision in the Netherlands.

Back in the days when English tennis player Tim Henman was the sport’s perpetual runner-up, British satirical magazine Private Eye ran a series of spo(...)

Singer-songwriter Lesley Roy has been chosen to represent Ireland in the 2020 Eurovision in the Netherlands.

Singer-songwriter Lesley Roy has been chosen to represent Ireland in the 2020 Eurovision in the Netherlands. The 33-year-old Balbriggan, Co Dublin, na(...)

Josephine McNeill: the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. Photograph: Courtesy of UCD Archives

Josephine McNeill was the first woman to head an Irish diplomatic mission. She took up her post in The Hague 70 years ago in January 1950 and served i(...)

Smoking cannabis in a coffee shop in Amsterdam. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty

If there’s one contradiction that goes to the heart of why Dutch drugs policy has lost its way, it’s this: that while it’s legal for “coffee shops” to(...)

Trinity College Dublin is planning a new campus at Grand Canal Quay. Photograph: TCD

The Government has backed plans to part-fund a new €1 billion technology campus for Trinity College Dublin in the so-called Silicon Docks area of Dubl(...)

Dutch police officer. Photograph: iStock

Two men are due to appear in court in the Netherlands on Thursday charged with preparing a terrorist attack around the Christmas and new year period, (...)

Unilever has 158,000 staff and it spends about €6.5 billion a year on their pay. Most are remunerated in the same way that people in big companies have been paid for decades. They get a fixed salary

Unilever is one of those big, old companies that people rarely think about but seldom manage to escape. If you have ever slathered yourself in Dove s(...)

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