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# eurovision - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Fans may be allowed to attend 2021 Eurovision Song Contest
# A Song For Europe
# A Song For Europe

Fans may be allowed to attend 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Apr 1st 2021, 9:27 PM 16,761 Views 37 Comments

The government said it wants to allow a maximum of 3,500 people to attend a total of nine shows in the city of Rotterdam.

# eurovision - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,148 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

# eurovision - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship

Mar 6th 2021, 1:48 PM 28,965 Views 40 Comments

The artist says her song has been misinterpreted and is about an abusive relationship between two lovers.

# eurovision - Friday 26 February, 2021

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 40,479 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

# eurovision - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Eurovision will 'definitely take place' this year with contingency plans in place, organisers say
# Going Ahead
# Going Ahead

Eurovision will 'definitely take place' this year with contingency plans in place, organisers say

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:18 PM 11,523 Views 33 Comments

The announcement was made this afternoon.

# eurovision - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Lesley Roy will be Ireland's contestant for next year's Eurovision
# Let's Try That Again
# Let's Try That Again

Lesley Roy will be Ireland's contestant for next year's Eurovision

Dec 17th 2020, 5:01 PM 26,236 Views 35 Comments

Roy was due to perform the ‘Story of My Life’ in The Netherlands this year, but the competition was cancelled.

# eurovision - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably
# Eurogiants
From The42
# Eurogiants

Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably

Sep 5th 2020, 10:33 PM 11,212 Views 0 Comments

Belgium were also among the European heavyweights to record Nations League opener wins.

# eurovision - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help
# European Matters
From The42
# European Matters

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:08 PM 2,901 Views 0 Comments

Serie A returns in mid-June, while the Ligue 1 season was declared over in early April.

# eurovision - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Johnny Logan to lead sing-along during Eurovision's Europe Shine A Light show tonight
# Shine A Light
# Shine A Light

Johnny Logan to lead sing-along during Eurovision's Europe Shine A Light show tonight

May 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 25,959 Views 70 Comments

This would have been the 65th edition of the contest.

# eurovision - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight
# Story Of My Life
# Story Of My Life

Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight

May 12th 2020, 4:24 PM 22,887 Views 24 Comments

The first semi-final of the contest was due to take place in Rotterdam today.

# eurovision - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Eurovision Song Contest cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

Eurovision Song Contest cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 18th 2020, 1:42 PM 21,292 Views 64 Comments

Leslie Roy was set to represent Ireland in Rotterdam this May.

# eurovision - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Ireland's 'banger' Eurovision entry has been unveiled
# Story Of My Life
# Story Of My Life

Ireland's 'banger' Eurovision entry has been unveiled

Mar 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 100,326 Views 54 Comments

Lesley Roy will sing Story of My Life in Rotterdam in May.

# eurovision - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision
# Boycott
# Boycott

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision

Aug 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,064 Views 67 Comments

RTÉ received dozens of emails in the days leading up to this year’s competition.

# eurovision - Thursday 23 May, 2019

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced
# A New Low
# A New Low

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

May 23rd 2019, 11:03 AM 49,237 Views 27 Comments

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

# eurovision - Monday 20 May, 2019

Irish Eurovision viewing figures were noticeably down compared to the last few years
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Irish Eurovision viewing figures were noticeably down compared to the last few years

May 20th 2019, 7:02 PM 32,078 Views 38 Comments

A total of 284,700 people watched Saturday’s final.

Ireland got the lowest number of votes at the Eurovision semi-finals this year
# Not Our Year
# Not Our Year

Ireland got the lowest number of votes at the Eurovision semi-finals this year

May 20th 2019, 9:02 AM 68,309 Views 81 Comments

It wasn’t to be for Irish Eurovision hopeful Sarah McTernan last Thursday.

# eurovision - Sunday 19 May, 2019

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue
# Controversy
# Controversy

Iceland contestants have Palestine flag banners confiscated at Eurovision venue

May 19th 2019, 1:09 AM 66,495 Views 111 Comments

Meanwhile Eurovision organisers released a statement after two of Madonna’s dancers wore Israeli and Palestine flags.

# eurovision - Saturday 18 May, 2019

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

As it happened: The Netherlands' Duncan Laurence wins Eurovision as UK finishes in last place

May 18th 2019, 11:59 PM 129,155 Views 83 Comments

Eurovision fans are already blaming the Brexit factor for the UK’s dire showing.

Quiz: How well do you know the Eurovision's biggest losers?
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Quiz: How well do you know the Eurovision's biggest losers?

May 18th 2019, 6:00 PM 15,244 Views 11 Comments

We can’t all be winners…

# eurovision - Friday 17 May, 2019

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision finals this weekend?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision finals this weekend?

May 17th 2019, 11:40 AM 56,889 Views 109 Comments

Ireland’s hopeful Sarah McTernan failed to advance to the finals last night.

# eurovision - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Disappointment as Ireland fails to qualify for Eurovision final in Tel Aviv
# No Joy
# No Joy

Disappointment as Ireland fails to qualify for Eurovision final in Tel Aviv

May 16th 2019, 10:10 PM 79,783 Views 202 Comments

Sarah McTernan represented her country in this evening’s semi-final.

'Hugely embarrassing': Emails to RTÉ show pushback against calls for Eurovision boycott
# FOI
# FOI

'Hugely embarrassing': Emails to RTÉ show pushback against calls for Eurovision boycott

May 16th 2019, 12:05 AM 73,442 Views 142 Comments

RTÉ received almost three times as many emails objecting to a boycott as emails calling for one between January and April.

# eurovision - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Iceland's BDSM band among ten acts to qualify after first Eurovision semi final
# Hatari
# Hatari

Iceland's BDSM band among ten acts to qualify after first Eurovision semi final

May 14th 2019, 11:13 PM 43,156 Views 28 Comments

Ireland will perform at the second semi-final this Thursday.

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision
# Boycott Eurovision
# Boycott Eurovision

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision

May 14th 2019, 5:00 PM 20,777 Views 115 Comments

GCC passed a motion last night calling on RTÉ not to broadcast the contest.

# eurovision - Sunday 12 May, 2019

Quiz: Who are these acts representing at this year's Eurovision?
# A Song For Europe
# A Song For Europe

Quiz: Who are these acts representing at this year's Eurovision?

May 12th 2019, 9:00 PM 21,171 Views 32 Comments

Singer-songwriters, folk groups and a BDSM art collective are all vying for this year’s Eurovision gong.

# eurovision - Saturday 11 May, 2019

Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Support Palestinians and show your opposition to apartheid by boycotting Eurovision

May 11th 2019, 7:00 PM 22,304 Views 124 Comments

You can show solidarity with the Palestinian people in their struggle for freedom against Israeli apartheid, occupation and war crimes by supporting the boycott, writes Zoe Lawlor.

Opinion: Eurovision boycott activists are opposed to Israel's right to self-determination
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Eurovision boycott activists are opposed to Israel's right to self-determination

May 11th 2019, 7:00 PM 40,633 Views 218 Comments

They pretend that the Jewish people have no right to live in the places where they were born and where their history, religion and culture are deeply rooted, writes the Israeli ambassador to Ireland, Ophir Kariv.

Everything you need to know about this year's Eurovision Song Contest
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Everything you need to know about this year's Eurovision Song Contest

May 11th 2019, 11:00 AM 25,420 Views 82 Comments

This year’s competition is being held – controversially – in Tel Aviv, Israel.

# eurovision - Monday 29 April, 2019

Eurovision winner says people calling for Israel boycott are 'spreading darkness'
# Tel Aviv
# Tel Aviv

Eurovision winner says people calling for Israel boycott are 'spreading darkness'

Apr 29th 2019, 3:56 PM 23,929 Views 196 Comments

There have been widespread calls for a boycott of this year’s event both in Ireland and abroad.

# eurovision - Friday 5 April, 2019

Sligo County Council votes unanimously to call on RTE to boycott the Eurovision
# Eurovision 2019
# Eurovision 2019

Sligo County Council votes unanimously to call on RTE to boycott the Eurovision

Apr 5th 2019, 3:07 PM 15,656 Views 98 Comments

Sligo County Council has previously voted to fly the Palestinian flag from Council Officers for a month in 2017, as well as voting to support a bill to ban goods from Israeli settlements in 2018.

# eurovision - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls
# Israeli Ambassador
# Israeli Ambassador

Israeli ambassador praises RTÉ's 'strong position' on Eurovision boycott calls

Mar 23rd 2019, 8:00 AM 25,246 Views 143 Comments

His comments come in the wake of renewed calls for RTÉ to sit out this year’s contest.

# eurovision - Friday 8 March, 2019

'Stand on the right side of history': Protest outside RTÉ calls for broadcaster to boycott Eurovision
# IPSC
# IPSC

'Stand on the right side of history': Protest outside RTÉ calls for broadcaster to boycott Eurovision

Mar 8th 2019, 3:26 PM 29,366 Views 164 Comments

The protest follows this morning’s announcement that Sarah McTernan will represent Ireland at this year’s contest.

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel
# Sarah McTernan
# Sarah McTernan

This Co Clare singer will represent Ireland in the Eurovision in Israel

Updated Mar 8th 2019, 10:20 AM 85,188 Views 177 Comments

Sarah McTernan came third in The Voice of Ireland in 2015.

# eurovision - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'I'm a musician, not a tool': Ukraine drops Eurovision entrant after accusing her of politicising contest
# Anna Korsun
# Anna Korsun

'I'm a musician, not a tool': Ukraine drops Eurovision entrant after accusing her of politicising contest

Feb 26th 2019, 2:34 PM 26,528 Views 17 Comments

Anna Korsun won Ukraine’s national Eurovision finals on Saturday.

# eurovision - Sunday 30 September, 2018

RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision
# Boycott
# Boycott

RTÉ won't sanction employees who refuse to travel to Israel for Eurovision

Sep 30th 2018, 4:00 PM 37,329 Views 124 Comments

Campaigners have called for next year’s contest to be boycotted.

# eurovision - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019
# Controversial
# Controversial

Tel Aviv chosen ahead of Jerusalem to host Eurovision 2019

Sep 13th 2018, 3:57 PM 15,485 Views 51 Comments

The more controversial choice of Jerusalem was rejected in favour of Tel Aviv.

# eurovision - Saturday 8 September, 2018

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?
# History Lessons
# History Lessons

Political rows over Eurovision have made headlines before - so what are the chances of an Irish withdrawal?

Sep 8th 2018, 10:00 PM 44,696 Views 112 Comments

Rarely a year went by in the late 1970s without Turkey or Greece sitting out the event.

# eurovision - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Israel to host Eurovision after public broadcaster resolves funding row hours before deadline
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Israel to host Eurovision after public broadcaster resolves funding row hours before deadline

Aug 14th 2018, 6:17 PM 12,615 Views 88 Comments

The country in May won the right to host next year’s Eurovision when Israeli singer Netta Barzilai won the 2018 contest.

# eurovision - Sunday 1 July, 2018

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott
# Palestine
# Palestine

'I've never been a boycott fan': Micheál Martin unlikely to support Eurovision boycott

Jul 1st 2018, 7:45 AM 11,094 Views 90 Comments

Martin said his party is considering a Bill tabled in the Seanad that aims to prohibit Ireland from trading with any companies originating in an occupied territory.

# eurovision - Wednesday 27 June, 2018

"The resonances are huge": Carrie Crowley on why she's supporting a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year
# Palestine
# Palestine

"The resonances are huge": Carrie Crowley on why she's supporting a boycott of the Eurovision in Israel next year

Jun 27th 2018, 6:00 PM 12,922 Views 71 Comments

She was speaking as part of a group of Irish artists and public figures like Eurovision commentator Mike Murphy, music legend Christy Moore and Senator David Norris who launched the boycott campaign today in Dublin.

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