Johnny Logan

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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(...)

London Grammar

Electric Picnic Stradbally, Co Laois, Friday September 1st-Sunday September 3rd (sold out) As per usual, Electric Picnic is sold out, (...)

Portugal’s Salvador Sobral celebrates with his sister Luisa after winning  the Eurovision song contest  in Kiev, Ukraine. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The winner of the 62nd Eurovision song contest is Portugal’s Salvador Sobral who wrung his hands delightfully while singing the sweetly, string-laden (...)

 Irish Eurovision entrant Brendan Murray performing at the Eurovision semi-final. Photograph: Andres Poveda.

Brendan Murray’s balloon has deflated. The Irish man sadly failed to make the final of the 62nd Eurovision song contest with ‘Dying to Try’. Before t(...)

Shay Healy at the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, where the winning song ‘What’s Another Year’ was performed by singer Johnny Logan

Shay Healy, the songwriter who composed the Irish 1980 Eurovision-winning entry What’s Another Year, has lashed out at the “low down, dirty rotten, lo(...)

 RTÉ director general Dee Forbes said  financial predicament meant there were tough decisions ahead for the station as it tries to balance its books.

RTÉ director general Dee Forbes has sought to reassure employees that its group of unions will be consulted before any further announcements are made(...)

Whatever you’re having yourself:  Some retro advertising featuring at the  the Little Museum of Dublin exhibition

Do you like sexism? Do you think we need to get Ireland back to values that matter from, say, around 40 years ago? Do you look at Britain in the earl(...)

I don’t want to hear about their night in Temple Bar, how dreamy Connemara is and nothing whatsoever about their time in the Guinness Storehouse or the Titanic exhibition. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

On a rooftop bar in Sicily a honeymoon couple from Lewiston, Idaho, asked me my name and where I am from. I looked them in the eye, smiled, and said “(...)

“It’s D-Day!”: Nicky Byrne performs Sunlight in Thursday’s Eurovision semi-final. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty

On the plane to Stockholm three women are whisper-singing. “We’ll be standing out in the sun-li-ight!” they quietly croon. They are, rather sweetly, t(...)

The comedian Robin Williams said that people who remembered the 1960s weren’t really there. If you remember the 1980s, on the other hand, you probabl(...)

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