Eurovision 2021: the first part of Lesley Roy’s set made her look as if she was running through a paper forest. Photograph: Robin Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Lesley Roy, who represented Ireland in last night’s Eurovision semi-final, has criticised the staging of her song Maps, which failed to qualify for Sa(...)

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(...)

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A year without Eurovision: a reprieve for some sceptics, to be sure, but unthinkable for the annual song competition’s millions of fans, and for its p(...)

Singer-songwriter Lesley Roy has been chosen to represent Ireland in the 2020 Eurovision in the Netherlands.

Back in the days when English tennis player Tim Henman was the sport’s perpetual runner-up, British satirical magazine Private Eye ran a series of spo(...)

Johnny White and Ciarán Connolly. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s a Wednesday morning in the Helix theatre in DCU, and preparations are afoot for the semi-final and final of Ireland’s Got Talent. The seats are e(...)

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? (...)

Tubridy’s triumph: ‘The Late Late Toy Show’ was once again the most-watched programme on Irish television last year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times.

Irish adults watched television for an average of three hours and four minutes every day in 2018, a year in which RTÉ One’s The Late Late Toy Show onc(...)

Screenshots from ‘A Gay’s Life’, which has logged more than a million players so far.

In the two decades since homosexuality was decriminalised in China, discrimination against LGBTI people has eased. But while being gay is no longer cl(...)

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(...)

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

It’s Eurovision time again – a time when the Irish nation comes together in the hope that this might be the year the rest of Europe forgives us for Du(...)

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