Ireland's first entry to the Eurovision Song Contest was in 1965 with Butch Moore. Since then, Ireland has been represented at the contest every year apart from 1983 and 2002.

Take a look back at who represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest throughout the years.


1965
Butch Moore
Butch Moore 'Walking the Streets in the Rain', Place: 6 


1966
Dickie Rock
Dickie Rock 'Come Back to Stay', Place: 4    


1967
Sean Dunphy
Sean Dunphy 'If I Could Choose', Place: 2    


1968
Pat McGeegan
Pat McGeegan 'Chance of a Lifetime', Place: 4 


1969
Muriel Day
Muriel Day 'The Wages of Love', Place: 7 


1970 (Winner)
Dana
Dana 'All Kinds of Everything', Place: 1 


1971
Angela Farrell
Angela Farrell 'One Day Love', Place: 11 


1972
Sandy Jones
Sandie Jones 'Ceol an Ghrá', Place: 15 


1973
Maxi
Maxi 'Do I Dream', Place: 10 


1974
Tina Reynolds
Tina Reynolds 'Cross Your Heart', Place: 7 


1975
Swarrbriggs
The Swarbriggs 'That's What Friends Are For', Place: 9 


1976
Red Hurley
Red Hurley 'When',  Place: 10 


1977
Swarbriggs
The Swarbriggs Plus Two 'It's Nice To Be In Love Again', Place: 3 


1978
Colm T Wilkinson
Colm C.T. Wilkinson 'Born to Sing', Place: 5 


1979
Cathal Dunne
Cathal Dunne 'Happy Man', Place: 5    


1980 (Winner)
Johnny Logan
Johnny Logan 'What's Another Year?', Place: 1 


1981
Sheeba
Sheeba 'Horoscopes', Place: 5 


1982
The Duskeys
The Duskeys 'Here Today Gone Tomorrow', Place:11 


1983
Ireland did not participate     

    
1984
Linda Martin
Linda Martin 'Terminal 3', Place: 2 


1985
Maria Christian
Maria Christian 'Wait Until the Weekend Comes', Place: 6 


1986
Love Bug
Luv Bug 'You Can Count On Me', Place: 4 


1987 (Winner)
Johnny Logan
Johnny Logan 'Hold Me Now', Place: 1 


1988
Jump the Gun
Jump the Gun 'Take Him Home', Place: 8 


1989
Kiev Connolly
Kiev Connolly & The Missing Passengers 'The Real Me', Place: 18 


1990
Liam Reilly
Liam Reilly 'Somewhere in Europe', Place: 2 


1991
Kim Jackson
Kim Jackson 'Could It Be That I'm In Love', Place: 10 


1992 (Winner)
Linda Martin
Linda Martin 'Why Me?', Place: 1


1993 (Winner)
Niamh Kavanagh
Niamh Kavanagh 'In Your Eyes', Place: 1 


1994 (Winner)
Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan 1994
Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan 'Rock 'n' Roll Kids', Place: 1 

1995
Eddie Friel (1995)
Eddie Friel 'Dreamin', Place: 14 


1996 (Winner)
Eimear Quinn
Eimear Quinn 'The Voice', Place: 1  


1997
Marc Roberts
Marc Roberts 'Mysterious Woman', Place: 2    


1998
Dawn Martin
Dawn Martin 'Is Always Over Now?', Place: 9 


1999
The Mullans
The Mullans 'When You Need Me', Place: 17  


2000
Eamon Toal
Eamonn Toal 'Millennium of Love' Place: 6   


2001
Gary O'Shaughnessy
Gary O'Shaughnessy 'Without Your Love', Place: 21   


2002 Ireland did not participate  


2003
Mickey Harte
Mickey Harte 'We've Got the World', Place: 11 


2004
Chris Doran
Chris Doran 'If My World Stopped Turning', Place: 23 


2005
Donna and Joe
Donna and Joe 'Love?', Did not qualify


2006
Brian Kennedy
Brian Kennedy 'Every Song Is a Cry for Love', Place: 10 


2007
Dervish
Dervish 'They Can't Stop the Spring', Place: 24


2008
Dustin
Dustin the Turkey 'Irelande Douze Pointe', Did not qualify


2009
Sinead Mulvey
Sinéad Mulvey & Black Daisy 'Et Cetera', Did not qualify


2010
Niamh Kavanagh
Niamh Kavanagh 'It's for You', Place: 23    


2011
Jedward
Jedward 'Lipstick', Place: 8 


2012
Jedward
Jedward 'Waterline', Place: 19 


2013
Ryan Dolan
Ryan Dolan 'Only Love Survives', Place: 26


2014
Kasey Smith
Can-Linn feat. Kasey Smith  'Heartbeat', Did not qualify 


2015
Molly Sterling
Molly Sterling 'Playing with Numbers', Did not qualify


2016
Nicky Byrne
Nicky Byrne 'Sunlight', Did not qualify


2017
Brendan Murray, Late Late Show
Brendan Murray 'Dying To Try', Did not qualify