• IRISH EUROVISION ENTRIES

Ireland made its Eurovision debut in 1965, when Butch Moore finished 6th with "Walking The Streets In The Rain" in Naples. Irish entries have won the contest on an unequalled seven occasions. However Ireland has missed two contests in the intervening years, through financial problems are RTÉ in 1983 and through relegation in 2002.

For the moment, we have removed the audio and video files from this page, but during the second half of 2009, we will be adding separate pages for each of the Irish entries, which will have audios, videos and information on all of the songs that have represented Ireland at Eurovision.

1965 Naples, Italy  :  Result : 6th of 18 (11 points)  
"Walking The Streets In The Rain" performed by Butch Moore   
  Music  & lyrics : Teresa Conlon, George Prendergast and Joe Mulligan
    Conductor : Gianni Ferrio  
      
1966 Luxembourg, Luxembourg  :  Result : shared 4th of 18 (14 points)
"Come Back To Stay" performed by Dickie Rock
  Music  & lyrics : Rowland Soper
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1967 Vienna, Austria  : Result : 2nd of 18 (22 points)
"If I Could Choose" performed by Sean Dunphy
  Music : Michael Coffey, Lyrics : Wesley Burrowes
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1968 London, United Kingdom :  Result : shared 4th of 17 (18 points)
"Chance Of A Lifetime" performed by Pat McGeegan
  Music & lyrics : John Kennedy
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan
1969 Madrid, Spain  :  Result : shared 7th of 16 (10 points)
"Wages Of Love" performed by Muriel Day
  Music & lyrics : Michael Reade
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1970 Amsterdam, Netherlands  :  Result : 1st of 12 (32 points)
ir70.jpg (45089 bytes) "All Kinds Of Everything" performed by Dana
  Music & lyrics : Derry Lindsay & Jackie Smith
    Conductor : Dolf van der Linden 
1971 Dublin, Ireland  :  Result : 11th of 18 (91 points)
ir71.jpg (46179 bytes) "One Day Love" performed by Angela Farrell
  Music & lyrics : Donald Martin & Ita Flynn
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1972 Edinburgh, United Kingdom  :  Result : 15th of 18 (72 points)
ir72.jpg (50207 bytes) "Ceol An Ghrá" ("Music Of Love") performed by Sandie Jones
  Music by Joe Burkett & lyrics by Liam MacUistin
    Conductor : Colman Pearce 
1973 Luxembourg, Luxembourg  :  Result : shared 10th of 17 (74 points)
ir73.jpg (34649 bytes) "Do I Dream" performed by Maxi
  Music & lyrics by : Jack Brierley & George F. Crosbie
    Conductor : Colman Pearce 
1974 Brighton, United Kingdom  :  Result : shared 7th of 17 (11 points)
ir74.jpg (40663 bytes) "Cross Your Heart" performed by Tina (aka Tina Reynolds)
  Music & lyrics by : Paul Lyttle
    Conductor : Colman Pearce 
1975 Stockholm, Sweden  :  Result : 9th of 19 (68 points)
ir75.jpg (32901 bytes) "That's What Friends Are For" performed by The Swarbriggs
  Music & lyrics by Tommy Swarbrigg and Jimmy Swarbrigg
    Conductor : Colman Pearce 
1976 The Hague, Netherlands  :  Result : 10th of 18 (54 points)
ir76.jpg (40747 bytes) "When" performed by Red Hurley
  Music & lyrics by Brendan Graham
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan
1977 London, United Kingdom  :  Result : 3rd of 18 (119 points)
ir77.jpg (43115 bytes) "It's Nice To Be In Love Again" performed by The Swarbriggs Plus Two
  Music & lyrics by Tommy Swarbrigg and Jimmy Swarbrigg
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1978 Paris, France  :  Result : 5th of 20 (86 points)
ir78.jpg (37079 bytes) "Born To Sing" performed by Colm T. Wilkinson  
  Music & lyrics by Colm T. Wilkinson
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1979 Jerusalem, Israel  :  Result : 5th of 18 (80 points)
ir79.jpg (37681 bytes) "Happy Man" performed Cathal Dunne
  Music & lyrics by Cathal Dunne
    Conductor : Proinsias O'Duinn 
1980 The Hague, Netherlands  :  Result : 1st of 19 (143 points)
ir80.jpg (42959 bytes) "What's Another Year" performed by Johnny Logan
  Music & lyrics by Shay Healy
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1981 Dublin, Ireland  :  Result : 5th of 20 (105 points)
ir81.jpg (38093 bytes) "Horoscopes" performed by Sheeba
  Music by Joe Burkett & lyrics by Jim Kelly
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan   
1982 Harrogate, United Kingdom  :  Result : 11th of 18 (105 points)
ir82.jpg (59751 bytes) "Here Today, Gone Tomorrow" performed by The Duskeys
  Music & lyrics by Sally Keating
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1983 Munich, Germany : Ireland did not participate due to financial difficulties in RTÉ.
1984 Luxembourg, Luxembourg  :  Result : 2nd of 19 (137 points)
ir84.jpg (34280 bytes) "Terminal 3" performed by Linda Martin
  Music & lyrics by Sean Sherrard (aka Johnny Logan)
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1985 Gothenburg, Sweden  :  Result : 6th of 19 (91 points)
ir85.jpg (27556 bytes) "Wait Until The Weekend Comes" performed by Maria Christian
  Music & lyrics by Brendan Graham
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1986 Bergen, Norway  :  Result : 4th of 20 (96 points)
ir86.jpg (45305 bytes) "You Can Count On Me" performed by Luv Bug
  Music & lyrics by Kevin Sheerin
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1987 Brussels, Belgium  :  Result : 1st of 22 (172 points)
ir87.jpg (29392 bytes) "Hold Me Now" performed by Johnny Logan
  Music & lyrics by Sean Sherrard (aka Johnny Logan)
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1988 Dublin, Ireland  :  Result : 8th of 20 (79 points)
ir88.jpg (12759 bytes) "Take Him Home" performed by Jump The Gun
  Music & lyrics by Peter Eades
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1989 Lausanne, Switzerland  :  Result : 18th of 22 (21 points)
ir89.jpg (28265 bytes) "The Real Me" performed by Kiev Connolly & The Missing Passengers
  Music & lyrics by Kiev Connolly
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1990 Zagreb, Yugoslavia  :  Result : shared 2nd of 22 (132 points)
ir90.jpg (41331 bytes) "Somewhere In Europe" performed by Liam Reilly
  Music & lyrics by Liam Reilly
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1991 Rome, Italy  :  Result : shared 10th of 22 (47 points)
ir91.jpg (29543 bytes) "Could It Be That I'm In Love?" performed by Kim Jackson 
  Music & lyrics by Liam Reilly
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1992 Gothenburg, Sweden  :  Result : 1st of 23 (155 points)
ir92.jpg (27777 bytes) "Why Me?" performed by Linda Martin
  Music & lyrics by Johnny Logan
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1993 Millstreet, Ireland  :  Result : 1st of 25 (187 points)
ir93.jpg (20112 bytes) "In Your Eyes" performed by Niamh Kavanagh
  Music & lyrics by Jimmy Walsh
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1994 Dublin, Ireland  :  Result :  1st of 25 (226 points)
ir94.jpg (34679 bytes) "Rock 'N' Roll Kids" performed by Paul Harrington And Charlie McGettigan
  Music & lyrics by Brendan Graham
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1995 Dublin, Ireland  :  Result : 14th of 23 (44 points)
ir95.jpg (29332 bytes) "Deamin'" performed by Eddie Friel
  Music & lyrics by Richard Abbott & Barry Woods
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1996 Oslo, Norway  :  Result : 1st of 23 (162 points)
ir96.jpg (46762 bytes) "The Voice" performed by Eimear Quinn
  Music & lyrics by Brendan Graham
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1997 Dublin, Ireland  :  Result : 2nd of 25 (157 points)
ir97.jpg (18941 bytes) "Mysterious Woman" performed by Marc Roberts
  Music & lyrics by John Farry
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1998 Birmingham, Ireland  :  Result : 9th of 25 (64 points)
ir98.jpg (27692 bytes) "Is Always Over Now?" performed by Dawn (aka Dawn Martin)
  Music & lyrics by Gerry Morgan
    Conductor : Noel Kelehan 
1999 Jerusalem, Israel  :  Result : 17th of 23 (18 points)
ir99.jpg (26897 bytes) "When Your Need" performed by The Mullans
  Music & lyrics by Bronagh Mullan
    Performed to backing track. 
2000 Stockholm, Sweden  :  Result : 6th of 24 (92 points)
ir00.jpg (24188 bytes) "Millennium Of Love" performed by Eamonn Toal
  Music & lyrics by Raymond Smyth & Gerry Simspon
    Performed to backing track. 
2001 Copenhagen, Denmark  :  Result : shared 21st of 23 (6 points)
ir01.jpg (14039 bytes) "Without Your Love" performed by Gary O'Shaughnessy
  Music & lyrics by Pat Sheridan
    Performed to backing track. 
2002 Tallinn, Estonia : Ireland did not compete due to relegation based on 2001 result.
2003 Riga, Latvia  :  Result : shared 11th of 26 (53 points)
ir03.jpg (32441 bytes) "We've Got The World" performed by Mickey Harte
  Music & lyrics by Martin Brannigan & Keith Molly
    Performed to backing track. 
2004 Istanbul, Turkey  :  Result : shared 22nd of 24 (7 points)
ir04.jpg (27561 bytes) "If My World Stopped Turning" performed by Chris Doran
  Music by Bryan McFadden & lyrics by Jonathan Shorten
    Performed to backing track. 
2005 Kyiv, Ukraine  :  Result : Failed to qualify (14th of 25 in the semi final)
ir05.jpg (21299 bytes) "Love?" performed by Donna & Joe
  Music & lyrics by Karl Broderick
    Performed to backing track. 
2006 Athens, Greece  :  Result : 10th of 24
"Every Song Is A Cry For Love" performed by Brian Kennedy
  Music & lyrics by Brian Kennedy
    Performed to backing track. 
2007 Helsinki, Finland  :  Result : 24th of 24
"They Can't Stop The Spring" performed by Dervish
  Music & lyrics by Tommy Moran & John Waters
    Performed to backing track.
2008 Belgrade, Serbia  :  Result : Failed to qualify (15th of 19 in a semi-final)
"Irelande Douze Points" performed by Dustin the Turkey
  Music & lyrics by Darren Smith, Simon Fine and Dustin the Turkey
    Performed to backing track.
2009 Moscow, Russia : Result : Failed to qualify (12th of 19 in a semi-final)
"Et Cetera" performed by Sinead Mulvey & Black Daisy
  Music & lyrics by Niall Mooney, Jonas Gladnikoff, Christina Schilling & Daniele Moretti
    Performed to backing track.