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Ireland
Statistics
Member station RTÉ
Appearances 50
First participation 1965
Best result 1st: 1970, 1980, 1987,
1992, 1993, 1994, 1996
Worst result 15th: SF 2008, SF 2016
Year Artist Song Semi-final
placing
Final
placing
1965 Butch Moore Walking the Streets in the Rain 6th
1966 Dickie Rock Come Back to Stay 4th
1967 Sean Dunphy If I Could Choose 2nd
1968 Pat McGeegan Chance of a Lifetime 4th
1969 Muriel Day The Wages of Love 7th
1970 Dana All Kinds of Everything 1st
1971 Angela Farrell One Day Love 11th
1972 Sandie Love Ceol an ghrá 15th
1973 Maxi Do I Dream 10th
1974 Tina Reynolds Cross Your Heart 7th
1975 The Swarbriggs That’s What Friends Are For 9th
1976 Red Hurley When 10th
1977 The Swarbriggs Plus Two It’s Nice to Be in Love Again 3rd
1978 Colm C. T. Wilkinson Born to Sing 5th
1979 Cathal Dunne Happy Man 5th
1980 Johnny Logan What’s Another Year 1st
1981 Sheeba Horoscopes 5th
1982 The Duskeys Here Today Gone Tomorrow 11th
1984 Linda Martin Terminal 3 2nd
1985 Maria Christian Wait Until the Weekend Comes 6th
1986 Luv Bug You Can Count On Me 4th
1987 Johnny Logan Hold Me Now 1st
1988 Jump the Gun Take Him Home 8th
1989 Kiev Connolly & The Missing Passengers The Real Me 18th
1990 Liam Reilly Somewhere in Europe 2nd
1991 Kim Jackson Could It Be That I’m in Love 10th
1992 Linda Martin Why Me? 1st
1993 Niamh Kavanagh In Your Eyes 1st
1994 Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids 1st
1995 Eddie Friel Dreamin’ 14th
1996 Eimear Quinn The Voice 1st
1997 Marc Roberts Mysterious Woman 2nd
1998 Dawn Martin Is Always Over Now? 9th
1999 The Mullans When You Need Me 17th
2000 Eamonn Toal Millennium of Love 6th
2001 Gary O’Shaughnessy Without Your Love 21st
2003 Mickey Harte We’ve Got the World 11th
2004 Chris Doran If My World Stopped Turning 23rd
2005 Donna & Joe Love? 14th
2006 Brian Kennedy Every Song Is a Cry for Love 9th 10th
2007 Dervish They Can’t Stop the Spring 24th
2008 Dustin the Turkey Irelande Douze Pointe 15th (SF1)
2009 Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy Et Cetera 11th (SF2)
2010 Niamh Kavanagh It’s for You 9th (SF2) 23rd
2011 Jedward Lipstick 8th (SF2) 8th
2012 Jedward Waterline 6th (SF1) 19th
2013 Ryan Dolan Only Love Survives 8th (SF1) 26th
2012 Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith Heartbeat 12th (SF2)
2015 Molly Sterling Playing With Numbers 12th (SF2)
2016 Nicky Byrne Sunlight 15th (SF2)
2017 Brendan Murray Dying to Try (SF2)

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