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#Eurovision

# eurovision - Sunday 4 August, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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?

We can’t all be winners…

# eurovision - Friday 17 May, 2019

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision finals this weekend? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision finals this weekend?

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

Galway City Council calls on RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision

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?

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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 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

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

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?

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

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

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 This post contains videos

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

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.

# eurovision - Thursday 14 June, 2018

Calls for RTÉ to boycott the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel next year

Sinn Féin has called on the national broadcaster and the Irish government to boycott Israel which won the song contest this year.

# eurovision - Tuesday 15 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge 'I've already seen the Irish': Ryan O'Shaughnessy was snubbed by Will Ferrell at the Eurovision You Can't Sit With Us
From The Daily Edge UK Eurovision singer SuRie told Phillip and Holly that the stage invader who stole her mic left her with bruises Surie

UK Eurovision singer SuRie told Phillip and Holly that the stage invader who stole her mic left her with bruises

The stage invader was taken into police custody immediately after the incident.

# eurovision - Monday 14 May, 2018

One million viewers tuned in to watch Eurovision

The final had an average of 690,000 viewers on Saturday night.

From The Daily Edge It turns out the UK and Ireland both gave each other a decent amount of points during Eurovision Daily Fresh

It turns out the UK and Ireland both gave each other a decent amount of points during Eurovision

The UK and Irish public are actually sound apparently.

# eurovision - Sunday 13 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge "Israel is the rightful winner if we see it as a circus": The Netherlands reacts to the Eurovision results Eurovision
From The Daily Edge 10 of Graham Norton's best zingers from this year's Eurovision Eurovision

10 of Graham Norton's best zingers from this year's Eurovision

“I’ll have a Camomile tea please.”

From The Daily Edge Just 22 of the best tweets from this year's Eurovision Eurovision

Just 22 of the best tweets from this year's Eurovision

All we’ll say is justice for Cyprus.

# eurovision - Saturday 12 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge Israel has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Eurovision

Israel has won the Eurovision Song Contest 2018

It’s been 20 years since they last won.

From The Daily Edge A man is in police custody after invading the stage during the UK's Eurovision performance Eurovision

A man is in police custody after invading the stage during the UK's Eurovision performance

SuRie was offered the chance to perform again but declined.

Quiz: Can you tell which country these Eurovision winners came from?

What do you know about past winners?

Could we do it? People are feeling nervously good about Ireland's chances in tonight's Eurovision Eurosong Fever This post contains videos

Could we do it? People are feeling nervously good about Ireland's chances in tonight's Eurovision

A win may be a big ask, but the signs for a good showing are looking good.

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