Nothing to sing about?: 10-year-old Mona Abdulmagid (foreground of montage) takes part in the the Ireland Palestine Alliance’s boycott-Eurovision campaign. Last year’s winner was the Israeli singer Netta Barzilai (background)

In 1973, two interesting things happened to Israel, one momentous, the other apparently trivial. The momentous one was that, in October, a coalition o(...)

Dee Forbes:  RTÉ’s  director general received a petition with 11,000 signatures from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  calling on the broadcaster to boycott the event in Israel.

RTÉ has invited songwriters and performers to submit songs for the Eurovision Song Contest despite calls for the event in Israel to be boycotted. Son(...)

The 46km walking and cycling greenway from Waterford city to Dungarvan has proved popular with tourists. Photograph: Google Streetview

The Waterford Greenway has proven a tremendous success but the challenge now for local tourism interests is to encourage visitors to stay longer in th(...)

Fr Seán Melody: director of Veritas and musical enthusiast. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

In the ancient world, it was thought that one’s name influenced one’s character and life. Seán Melody, who has died aged 67, did not, of course, choos(...)

In The Seperation, ‘we are headed towards explosive and demonising recriminations, like a revenge fantasy keen to expose and destroy a villain’

The Separation Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***There’s a small but fascinating gesture early in Richard Molloy’s debut play, self-produced with the per(...)

Carrie Crowley and David Murray in rehearsals for ‘The Separation’

In early 1990s Ireland, before divorce was accepted in a referendum by just the narrowest of margins, Dublin-born Richard Molloy grew up feeling diffe(...)

Earthbound

Lovelorn Joe Norman (Rafe Spall) is working in a comic book store when he first meets he meets Maria (Jenn Murray), a lively, pretty blonde with a (...)