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No. of Entries
53/64
Avg. score
58.3%
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Country
Ireland

Of all participating countries, Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest more than any other. Seven times to be exact, of which three on consecutive years:

1992: Linda Martin with Why me
1993: Niamh Kavanagh with In your eyes
1994: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan with  Rock 'n' roll kids
And then, after breaking their streak in 1995, Ireland won again in 1996 with Eimear Quinn and The voice.

The first win came in 1970 from the lovely Dana and her equally sweet  All kinds of everything. Ireland is also the only country with a two-time winner: Johnny Logan won in 1980 (with What's another year) and again in 1987 (with Hold me now). Additionally, there have been four Irish runner ups, so it’s not surprising that Ireland also ranks highly on our alternative ranking list, which is worked out by percentages.

Although Ireland belongs to the group of ‘traditional Eurovision participants’, they first entered the competition in 1965. In recent years, the Irish haven’t been doing as well:  only once in the past five year did they manage to qualify for the Grand Final.

(T: Rebecca Hebden)

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Entries

Edition
Artist – Title
Result – Points

Tel Aviv 2019

Sarah McTernan – 22
(Janieck van de Polder/Marcia Sondeijker/Roel Rats)
#18 16
Lyrics
Sarah McTernan – 22
(Janieck van de Polder/Marcia Sondeijker/Roel Rats)
#18
Result
16
Points

Lisbon 2018

Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together
(Ryan O'Shaughnessy/Mark Caplice/Laura Elizabeth Hughes)
#16 136
Lyrics
Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Together
(Ryan O'Shaughnessy/Mark Caplice/Laura Elizabeth Hughes)
#16
Result
136
Points

Kyiv 2017

Brendan Murray – Dying to try
(Jörgen Elofsson/James Newman)
#13 86
Lyrics
Brendan Murray – Dying to try
(Jörgen Elofsson/James Newman)
#13
Result
86
Points

Stockholm 2016

Nicky Byrne – Sunlight
(Nicky Byrne/Wayne Hector/Ronan Hardiman)
#15 46
Lyrics
Nicky Byrne – Sunlight
(Nicky Byrne/Wayne Hector/Ronan Hardiman)
#15
Result
46
Points
Andere songs van
Wayne Hector

Vienna 2015

Molly Sterling – Playing with numbers
(Greg French/Molly Sterling)
#12 35
Lyrics
Molly Sterling – Playing with numbers
(Greg French/Molly Sterling)
#12
Result
35
Points

Copenhagen 2014

Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith – Heartbeat
(Hazel Kaneswaran/Jonas Gladnikoff)
#12 35
Lyrics
Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith – Heartbeat
(Hazel Kaneswaran/Jonas Gladnikoff)
#12
Result
35
Points
Andere songs van
Jonas Gladnikoff

Malmö 2013

Ryan Dolan – Only love survives
(Wez Devine/Ryan Dolan)
#26 5
Lyrics
Ryan Dolan – Only love survives
(Wez Devine/Ryan Dolan)
#26
Result
5
Points

Baku 2012

Jedward – Waterline
(Nick Jarl/Sharon Vaughn)
#19 46
Lyrics
Jedward – Waterline
(Nick Jarl/Sharon Vaughn)
#19
Result
46
Points
Andere songs van
Sharon Vaughn

Düsseldorf 2011

Jedward – Lipstick
(Daniel Priddy/Lars Halvor Jensen/Martin Michael Larsson)
#8 119
Lyrics
Jedward – Lipstick
(Daniel Priddy/Lars Halvor Jensen/Martin Michael Larsson)
#8
Result
119
Points
Andere songs van
Lars Halvor Jensen Martin Michael Larsson

Oslo 2010

Niamh Kavanagh – It's for you
(Niall Mooney/Mårten Eriksson/Jonas Gladnikoff/Lina Eriksson)
#23 25
Lyrics
Niamh Kavanagh – It's for you
(Niall Mooney/Mårten Eriksson/Jonas Gladnikoff/Lina Eriksson)
#23
Result
25
Points
Andere songs van
Niall Mooney Jonas Gladnikoff

Moscow 2009

Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy – Et Cetera
(Niall Mooney/Jonas Gladnikoff/Daniele Moretti/Christina Schilling)
#11 52
Lyrics
Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy – Et Cetera
(Niall Mooney/Jonas Gladnikoff/Daniele Moretti/Christina Schilling)
#11
Result
52
Points
Andere songs van
Niall Mooney Jonas Gladnikoff

Belgrade 2008

Dustin the Turkey – Irelande douze pointe
(Darren Smith/Simon Fine/Dustin The Turkey)
#15 22
Lyrics
Dustin the Turkey – Irelande douze pointe
(Darren Smith/Simon Fine/Dustin The Turkey)
#15
Result
22
Points

Helsinki 2007

Dervish – They can't stop the spring
(John Waters/Tommy Moran)
#24 5
Lyrics
Dervish – They can't stop the spring
(John Waters/Tommy Moran)
#24
Result
5
Points

Athens 2006

Brian Kennedy – Every song is a cry for love
(Brian Kennedy)
#10 93
Lyrics
Brian Kennedy – Every song is a cry for love
(Brian Kennedy)
#10
Result
93
Points

Kyiv 2005

Donna and Joseph McCaul – Love?
(Karl Broderick)
#14 53
Lyrics
Donna and Joseph McCaul – Love?
(Karl Broderick)
#14
Result
53
Points

Istanbul 2004

Chris Doran – If my world stopped turning
(Brian McFadden/Jonathan Shorten)
#22 7
Lyrics
Chris Doran – If my world stopped turning
(Brian McFadden/Jonathan Shorten)
#22
Result
7
Points

Riga 2003

Mickey Harte – We've got the world
(Keith Molloy/Martin Brannigan)
#11 53
Lyrics
Mickey Harte – We've got the world
(Keith Molloy/Martin Brannigan)
#11
Result
53
Points

Copenhagen 2001

Gary O'Shaughnessy – Without your love
(Pat Sheridan)
#21 6
Lyrics
Gary O'Shaughnessy – Without your love
(Pat Sheridan)
#21
Result
6
Points

Stockholm 2000

Eamonn Toal – Millennium of love
(Gerry Simpson/Raymond J. Smyth)
#6 92
Lyrics
Eamonn Toal – Millennium of love
(Gerry Simpson/Raymond J. Smyth)
#6
Result
92
Points

Jerusalem 1999

The Mullans – When you need me
(Bronagh Mullan)
#17 18
Lyrics
The Mullans – When you need me
(Bronagh Mullan)
#17
Result
18
Points

Birmingham 1998

Dawn – Is always over now?
(Gerry Morgan)
#9 64
Lyrics
Dawn – Is always over now?
(Gerry Morgan)
#9
Result
64
Points

Dublin 1997

Marc Roberts – Mysterious woman
(John Farry)
#2 157
Lyrics
Marc Roberts – Mysterious woman
(John Farry)
#2
Result
157
Points

Oslo 1996

Eimear Quinn – The voice
(Brendan Graham)
#1 162
Lyrics
Eimear Quinn – The voice
(Brendan Graham)
#1
Result
162
Points
Andere songs van
Brendan Graham

Dublin 1995

Eddie Friel – Dreamin'
(Richard Abbott/Barry Woods)
#14 44
Lyrics
Eddie Friel – Dreamin'
(Richard Abbott/Barry Woods)
#14
Result
44
Points

Dublin 1994

Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan – Rock 'n' Roll Kids
(Brendan Graham)
#1 226
Lyrics
Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan – Rock 'n' Roll Kids
(Brendan Graham)
#1
Result
226
Points
Andere songs van
Brendan Graham

Millstreet 1993

Niamh Kavanagh – In your eyes
(Jimmy Walsh)
#1 187
Lyrics
Niamh Kavanagh – In your eyes
(Jimmy Walsh)
#1
Result
187
Points

Malmö 1992

Linda Martin – Why me
(Seán Sherrard)
#1 155
Lyrics
Linda Martin – Why me
(Seán Sherrard)
#1
Result
155
Points
Andere songs van
Seán Sherrard

Rome 1991

Kim Jackson – Could it be that I'm in love
(Liam Reilly)
#10 47
Lyrics
Kim Jackson – Could it be that I'm in love
(Liam Reilly)
#10
Result
47
Points
Andere songs van
Liam Reilly

Zagreb 1990

Liam Reilly – Somewhere in Europe
(Liam Reilly)
#2 132
Lyrics
Liam Reilly – Somewhere in Europe
(Liam Reilly)
#2
Result
132
Points
Andere songs van
Liam Reilly

Lausanne 1989

Kiev Connolly & the Missing Passengers – The real me
(Kiev Connolly)
#18 21
Lyrics
Kiev Connolly & the Missing Passengers – The real me
(Kiev Connolly)
#18
Result
21
Points

Dublin 1988

Jump the Gun – Take him home
(Peter Eades)
#8 79
Lyrics
Jump the Gun – Take him home
(Peter Eades)
#8
Result
79
Points

Brussels 1987

Johnny Logan – Hold me now
(Seán Sherrard)
#1 172
Lyrics
Johnny Logan – Hold me now
(Seán Sherrard)
#1
Result
172
Points

Bergen 1986

Luv Bug – You can count on me
(Kevin Sheerin)
#4 96
Lyrics
Luv Bug – You can count on me
(Kevin Sheerin)
#4
Result
96
Points

Gothenburg 1985

Maria Christian – Wait until the weekend comes
(Brendan Graham)
#6 91
Lyrics
Maria Christian – Wait until the weekend comes
(Brendan Graham)
#6
Result
91
Points
Andere songs van
Brendan Graham

Luxembourg 1984

Linda Martin – Terminal 3
(Seán Sherrard)
#2 137
Lyrics
Linda Martin – Terminal 3
(Seán Sherrard)
#2
Result
137
Points
Andere songs van
Seán Sherrard

Harrogate 1982

The Duskeys – Here today, gone tomorrow
(Sally Keating)
#11 49
Lyrics
The Duskeys – Here today, gone tomorrow
(Sally Keating)
#11
Result
49
Points

Dublin 1981

Sheeba – Horoscopes
(Jim Kelly/Joe Burkett)
#5 105
Lyrics
Sheeba – Horoscopes
(Jim Kelly/Joe Burkett)
#5
Result
105
Points
Andere songs van
Joe Burkett

The Hague 1980

Johnny Logan – What's another year
(Shay Healy)
#1 143
Lyrics
Johnny Logan – What's another year
(Shay Healy)
#1
Result
143
Points

Jerusalem 1979

Cathal Dunne – Happy man
(Cathal Dunne)
#5 80
Lyrics
Cathal Dunne – Happy man
(Cathal Dunne)
#5
Result
80
Points

Paris 1978

Colm T. Wilkinson – Born to sing
(Colm T. Wilkinson)
#5 86
Lyrics
Colm T. Wilkinson – Born to sing
(Colm T. Wilkinson)
#5
Result
86
Points

London 1977

The Swarbriggs Plus Two – It's nice to be in love again
(Tommy Swarbrigg/Jimmy Swarbrigg)
#3 119
Lyrics
The Swarbriggs Plus Two – It's nice to be in love again
(Tommy Swarbrigg/Jimmy Swarbrigg)
#3
Result
119
Points
Andere songs van
Tommy Swarbrigg Jimmy Swarbrigg

The Hague 1976

Red Hurley – When
(Brendan Graham)
#10 54
Lyrics
Red Hurley – When
(Brendan Graham)
#10
Result
54
Points
Andere songs van
Brendan Graham

Stockholm 1975

The Swarbriggs – That's what friends are for
(Tommy Swarbrigg/Jimmy Swarbrigg)
#9 68
Lyrics
The Swarbriggs – That's what friends are for
(Tommy Swarbrigg/Jimmy Swarbrigg)
#9
Result
68
Points
Andere songs van
Tommy Swarbrigg Jimmy Swarbrigg

Brighton 1974

Tina Reynolds – Cross your heart
(Paul Lyttle)
#7 11
Lyrics
Tina Reynolds – Cross your heart
(Paul Lyttle)
#7
Result
11
Points

Luxembourg 1973

Maxi – Do I dream
(Jack Brierley/George F. Crosbie)
#10 80
Lyrics
Maxi – Do I dream
(Jack Brierley/George F. Crosbie)
#10
Result
80
Points

Edinburgh 1972

Sandie Jones – Ceol an Ghrá
(Joe Burkett/Liam Mac Uistín)
#15 72
Lyrics
Sandie Jones – Ceol an Ghrá
(Joe Burkett/Liam Mac Uistín)
#15
Result
72
Points
Andere songs van
Joe Burkett

Dublin 1971

Angela Farrell – One day love
(Donald Martin/Ita Flynn)
#11 79
Lyrics
Angela Farrell – One day love
(Donald Martin/Ita Flynn)
#11
Result
79
Points

Amsterdam 1970

Dana – All kinds of everything
(Derry Lindsay/Jackie Smith)
#1 32
Lyrics
Dana – All kinds of everything
(Derry Lindsay/Jackie Smith)
#1
Result
32
Points

Madrid 1969

Muriel Day and the Lindsays – The wages of love
(Michael Reade)
#7 10
Lyrics
Muriel Day and the Lindsays – The wages of love
(Michael Reade)
#7
Result
10
Points

London 1968

Pat McGuigan – Chance of a lifetime
#4 18
Lyrics
Pat McGuigan – Chance of a lifetime
#4
Result
18
Points

Vienna 1967

Sean Dunphy – If I could choose
#2 22
Lyrics
Sean Dunphy – If I could choose
#2
Result
22
Points

Luxembourg 1966

Dickie Rock – Come Back to Stay
#4 14
Lyrics
Dickie Rock – Come Back to Stay
#4
Result
14
Points

Napels 1965

Butch Moore – Walking the streets in the rain
#6 11
Lyrics
Butch Moore – Walking the streets in the rain
#6
Result
11
Points

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