Eurovision 2019: Sarah McTernan performs 22 for Ireland in Israel last Thursday. Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty

Ireland didn’t quite score nul points in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, but it may as well have. The Irish entry, 22, sung by Sarah McTernan, came(...)

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(...)

Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland in the Eurovision  in Tel Aviv. Photograph: Lili Forberg

Israel’s ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv, is horrified that there should be calls from Irish pro-Palestinian supporters for a boycott of the Eurovi(...)

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(...)

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’s new host, Jeremy Clarkson. Photograph: PR company handout

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ 1, 9.35pm As Eurovision mania kicks into gear with Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy all set to sing Together in the first s(...)

The five acts in contention to carry Ireland’s Eurovision hopes to Vienna this year for the song contest’s 60th anniversary have been announced by RTÉ and can be  heard for the first time on The Ray D’arcy Show on RTÉ Radio One. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The five acts in contention to carry Ireland’s Eurovision hopes to Vienna this year for the song contest’s 60th anniversary have been announced by RTÉ(...)

Charlie McGettigan: “He was a beautiful guy. All the women were dying about him. He survived on his charm.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan said his homeless brother, who died in 2007, was “too happy with his drugs” to change his lifestyle. Declan McGet(...)

 Ryan Dolan, who is representing Ireland at this year’s Eurovision in Malmö, during his  first    rehearsal at  Malmö Arena.   Photograph: Thomas Hanses/EBU

Dolan’s Travellers Rest service station in Strabane may be quieter than usual this week, because much (...)