Ireland have won the contest more times than any other country. We’ve already covered three three of them on the 3rd (the 3 in a row from 1992-1994). Here are the rest of them.
1970: Dana – All Kinds Of Everything – winner in Amsterdam with 32 votes
This was Ireland’s first win but would go down in history as one of the most popular Eurovision entries ever. It sold an estimated two million copies worldwide.
Dana later moved into politics, running for Irish President.
1980: Jonny Logan – What’s Another Year – Winner with 143 in The Hague
1980 was the last time we would see Monaco perform until their return in 2004. Morocco performed for the first (and so far only) time.
1987: Jonny Logan – Hold Me Now – Winner with 172 points in Brussels
This was Jonny Logan’s second win for Ireland. He also wrote Terminal 3 for Linda Martin, which came 2nd in 1984, and would go on to write Linda Martin’s winning song ‘Why Me’ in 1992.
1996: Eimear Quinn – The Voice – Winner in Oslo with 162 points