Ireland 2015: national final date announced
DUBLIN, IRELAND – While Irish national broadcaster is set to announce the five participants for the national selection early next week, the broadcaster seems to have confirmed that the national final will be aired on February 27th through The Late Late Show.
DID YOU KNOW?
Ireland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 48 times since making its debut at the 1965 Contest in Naples. Since then, they have missed only two contests, in 1983 in Munich and 2002 in Tallinn. Ireland is the most successful country in the contest, with a total of seven wins. Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ) is Ireland’s representative broadcaster at the contest, the semi-finals are broadcast on RTÉ Two and the final on RTÉ One. All of the Irish entries have been performed in English with the exception of the 1972 entry, “Ceol an Ghrá”, which was sung in Irish. Ireland have hosted the contest on seven occasions, all but one of these in the capital Dublin, while the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest was staged in Millstreet, a town in north-west County Cork with a population of 1,500 people.