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Lesley Roy: ‘We were very mindful that this show is maybe just going to be for people at home. So we have built the majority of the song for people in their living rooms.’ Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Backstage in Rotterdam, Lesley Roy flashes a smile wider than Marty Whelan’s moustache. “What’s great about Eurovision is that you can come and wear s(...)

Brendan Courtney and Mary Coughlan are an agreeable double act

Singer, party animal and survivor Mary Coughlan has lived several lifetimes since becoming one of Ireland’s most celebrated blues singers in the mid-1(...)

’We’ve coped with 800 years of occupation, famine and popery but this, this satirical song about PAYE taxpayers, sung to the tune of 'YMCA' by Twink, Dermot Morgan and Larry Gogan, this more than makes up for that.’ Photograph: RTÉ

Last weekend RTÉ1 broadcast an all Twink clip show called Twinkling Through the Years. In it, Twink, the woman born Adele King, stands bespectacled an(...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

 Róisín McGovern of Foxrock-Cabinteely  celebrates after scoring her side’s last-minute winning goal against Donaghmoyne during the All-Ireland Ladies Senior Club Football Championship semi-final at Bray Emmets. Photograph:   Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin) 2-8 Donaghmoyne (Monaghan) 1-8 Substitute Roisín McGovern proved the match-winner for Foxrock-Cabinteely at a sun-drenche(...)

Aine O’Sullivan of Cork in action against Rachel McKenna and Gráinne McNally of Monaghan during the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 2 Round 2 match  at St Brendan’s Park in Birr. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Cork made a massive statement as they scored seven goals to book their place in the quarter-finals of the TG4 Ladies’ All-Ireland Senior Football Cham(...)

Cameron Reilly   was found dead in a field in Dunleer

Gardaí investigating the murder of 18-year-old Cameron Reilly are seeking to interview anyone who had contact with him while socialising on Friday nig(...)

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(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery Netflix, September 25th In the 1960s, Star Trek viewers had the swashbuckling Kennedyesque James T Kirk exploring the universe on(...)

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