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From top: National Chairperson of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign Fatin Al Tamimi; IPSC’s National Organiser Aisling Micklethwaite and IPSC’s press officer Betty Purcell; gardaí

This afternoon.

Outside RTÉ Studios in Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

Members of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and their supports, protest against Israel hosting this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and call for RTE to boycott the event.

Meanwhile…

A few moments ago…

On RTÉ One’s News at One

The head of the Irish Eurovision Delegation, RTÉ’s Michael Kealey responded to calls for a boycott and to the protest currently taking place outside RTÉ studios.

He told journalist Áine Lawlor that RTÉ is a public service broadcaster and doesn’t “take political stands”.

He said taking political stands is “not something we do”, before adding that the Eurovision is about music and not politics.

And he added: “If we introduce politics, you’ll have to look at the whole Eurovision itself.”

Listen back in full here

Update:

Update:

Protest at RTÉ calls for boycott of Eurovision song contest (RTE)

Earlier: EU May Like This

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Second last pic: Barry Lenihan

Sarah McTernan – 22

Just ‘dropped’.

Ireland’s act and song for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

Sarah, age 24, from Scariff, County Clare, will compete in the second Eurovision Semi Final in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday, May 16.

Written by Janieck, Marcia “Misha” Sondeijker and Roulsen.

Who all hail from the Netherlands.

FIGHT!

Ireland’s Eurovision contestant and song revealed (RTÉ)

Oy vey.

Ted writes:

Just announced: the host city for Eurovision 2019 will be… Tel Aviv!  But will Ireland be represented?

Anyone?

Tel Aviv to host Eurovision 2019! (Eurovision)

Meanwhile….

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Last night.

On RTÉ 2’s Republic of Telly.

Sarah Neville writes:

The battle to make it to Eurovision 2017 has already begun in RTÉ, and our Joanne roped in entertainment extraordinaire TWINK for some help!

The final episode of this season’s Republic of Telly is on next Monday at 10pm on RTÉ2.

Ireland-Eurovision-2016-Animated-Infographic

Ted writes:

Fun infographic ahead of tonight‘s Eurovision Semi-Final 2! Nicky currently at 4/1 to qualify. May be worth a punt….

Previously: Stockholm Sing Drome

Meanwhile…

ImproVision - Online

Like the Eurovision Song Contest?

Free Friday?

Neil Curran writes:

Some of your readers might be interested in an event taking place on Friday night at 8pm in the Harbour Playhouse in Portobello, D8. “Improvision” – The Eurovision, improvised. Taking all the bad bits of the Eurovision and making it mean something again. Musical accompaniment from “The Hold Me Nows”.

Improvised; The Eurovision Improvised