On this day in 1993 Niamh Kavanagh won the Eurovision Song Contest for Ireland with the song 'In Your Eyes'. The winning song composed by Jimmy Walsh is the fifth win for Ireland out of thirty eight contests. The event was broadcast live from Millstreet, Co. Cork.
This RTÉ News radio report highlights the financial challenges facing RTÉ in hosting the competition for a second concurrent year. RTÉ Chairman John Sorohan, Executive Producer Liam Miller, and Director General Joe Barry, comment on the expense of hosting the show. It is estimated to cost in the region of £2.5 million, placing huge demands on RTÉ resources.
Niamh Kavanagh won the Eurovision on 15 May 1993.