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Ireland first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965. The country famously won four out of five contests in the 1990s and became the first country to win three times in a row. Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest a record seven times in total.

Ireland made its debut in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965, finishing sixth with the song Walking The Streets In The Rain which was performed by Butch Moore. Ireland got off to a strong start in the contest and scored its first victory in 1970 with Dana and All Kinds of Everything (#7 in our Irish Top 10). Dana later turned the song into a hit all over Europe, and enjoyed a successful singing career in the 1970s before embarking on a career in politics. 

Johnny Logan became Ireland's second Eurovision winner with What's Another Year? in 1980 before going on repeat this success in 1987 with Hold Me Now. Logan became the only singer to win the contest twice as a singer, a record he still holds.

The 1990s were Ireland’s golden era in the Eurovision Song Contest, where the country won the competition four times in five years, a record no country has come close to beating since.

Since its debut Ireland has only missed the contest twice, in 1983 and 2002.    

Participation history

Butch Moore
I'm Walking The Streets In The Rain
Final
11 points 6th
Dickie Rock
Come Back To Stay
Final
14 points 4th
Sean Dunphy
If I Could Choose
Final
22 points 2nd
Pat McGeegan
Chance Of A Lifetime
Final
18 points 4th
Muriel Day and the Lindsays
The Wages Of Love
Final
10 points 7th
Dana
All Kinds Of Everything
winner
Final
32 points 1st
Angela Farrell
One Day Love
Final
79 points 11th
Sandie Jones
Ceol On Ghrá
Final
72 points 15th
Maxi
Do I Dream?
Final
80 points 10th
Tina
Cross Your Heart
Final
11 points 7th
The Swarbriggs
That's What Friends Are For
Final
68 points 9th
Red Hurley
When
Final
54 points 10th
The Swarbriggs Plus Two
It's Nice To Be In Love Again
Final
119 points 3rd
Colm T. Wilkinson
Born To Sing
Final
86 points 5th
Cathal Dunne
Happy Man
Final
80 points 5th
Johnny Logan
What's Another Year
winner
Final
143 points 1st
Sheeba
Horoscopes
Final
105 points 5th
The Duskeys
Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
Final
49 points 11th
Linda Martin
Terminal '3'
Final
137 points 2nd
Maria Christian
Wait Until The Weekend Comes
Final
91 points 6th
Luv Bug
You Can Count On Me
Final
96 points 4th
Johnny Logan
Hold Me Now
winner
Final
172 points 1st
Jump the Gun
Take Him Home
Final
79 points 8th
Liam Reilly
Somewhere In Europe
Final
132 points 2nd
Kim Jackson
Could It Be That I'm In Love
Final
47 points 10th
Linda Martin
Why Me
winner
Final
155 points 1st
Niamh Kavanagh
In Your Eyes
winner
Final
187 points 1st
Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan
Rock 'n' Roll Kids
winner
Final
226 points 1st
Eddie Friel
Dreamin'
Final
44 points 14th
Eimear Quinn
The Voice
winner
Final
162 points 1st
Marc Roberts
Mysterious Woman
Final
157 points 2nd
Dawn
Is Always Over Now?
Final
64 points 9th
The Mullan's
When You Need Me
Final
18 points 17th
Eamonn Toal
Millennium Of Love
Final
92 points 6th
Gary O'Shaughnessy
Without Your Love
Final
6 points 21st
Mickey Harte
We’ve Got The World
Final
53 points 11th
Chris Doran
If My World Stopped Turning
Grand Final
7 points 22nd
Donna and Joseph McCaul
Love?
Semi-Final
53 points 14th
Brian Kennedy
Every Song Is A Cry For Love
qualifier
Semi-Final
79 points 9th
Grand Final
93 points 10th
Dervish
They Can't Stop The Spring
Grand Final
5 points 24th
Dustin the Turkey
Irelande Douze Pointe
First Semi-Final
22 points 15th
Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy
Et Cetera
Second Semi-Final
52 points 11th
Niamh Kavanagh
It's For You
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
67 points 9th
Grand Final
25 points 23rd
Jedward
Lipstick
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
68 points 8th
Grand Final
119 points 8th
Jedward
Waterline
qualifier
First Semi-Final
92 points 6th
Grand Final
46 points 19th
Ryan Dolan
Only Love Survives
qualifier
First Semi-Final
54 points 8th
Grand Final
5 points 26th
Can-Linn (featuring Kasey Smith)
Heartbeat
Second Semi-Final
35 points 12th
Molly Sterling
Playing With Numbers
Second Semi-Final
35 points 12th
Nicky Byrne
Sunlight
Second Semi-Final
46 points 15th
Brendan Murray
Dying to Try
Second Semi-Final
86 points 13th
Ryan O'Shaughnessy
Together
qualifier
First Semi-Final
179 points 6th
Grand Final
136 points 16th
Sarah McTernan
22
Second Semi-Final
16 points 18th

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