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(...)

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(...)

The bookies do not anticipate that Ireland’s Brendan Murray will make it to the final.  Photograph: Michael Campanella/Getty Images

If the bookies are to be believed, our national Eurovision disgrace is set to continue at this evening’s semi-final. They do not anticipate that Irela(...)