Outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May has a Brussels catch-up with European Commission president Jean-Clause Juncker. Photograph: Francisco Seco/Pool via Reuters.

Image of the week: Nebulous sequel For someone who repeatedly threatened/assured she would “deliver Brexit”, outgoing UK prime minister Theresa May h(...)

Madonna: the singer has entered a culture war about what pro-Palestinian advocates refer to as ‘apartheid Israel’

It’s not a scene you’ll see in Bohemian Rhapsody, but in 1985 Queen defied a UN ban and played a series of South African concerts in Sun City, the apa(...)

Glen Killane will report to director of sport Stefan Kürten and  lead the EBU’s new sport strategy. Photograph: Alan Betson

Former RTÉ and Eir executive Glen Killane has been named deputy director of sport at the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The Irish television exec(...)

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(...)

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(...)

‘Ambitious’ campaign: EBU director-general Noel Curran. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Public service broadcasters across Europe have come together for a new campaign to promote the positive impact of public media at a time of political (...)

Noel Curran, who stepped down from his RTÉ role last year, succeeds Ingrid Deltenre as director-general of the EBU and will take up the position in September, the EBU said.

Former RTÉ director-general Noel Curran is to lead the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the alliance of public service media organisations. Mr Cur(...)

Radio head: Ian Wilson, who will leave RTÉ in 2018 after 40 years with the station. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everyone in the RTÉ canteen seems to know Ian Wilson. The radio producer has a nod and words for every table, from the production team taking a break (...)

Tough crowd: results all come from Generation What Europe, a landmark survey taken by nearly a million young people across Europe. Photograph: Frank Miller

Irish millennials have expressed an almost complete lack of confidence in priests, politicians and police, who used to be considered the three pillar(...)

Ukrainian singer Jamala, winner of the Eurovision song contest 2016, holds a placard during the draw for Eurovision 2017, in Kiev. File photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Ukraine’s preparations to host the Eurovision song contest in May will not be derailed by the high-profile resignations of several organising members (...)

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