|Appearances||52 (45 finals)|
|Best result||1st: 1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996|
|Worst result||Last: 2007, 2013|
With seven wins over three decades, it is the most successful country in the Contest and one of the few who has not turned down the opportunity to host it the year following its win. All but one of these has been staged in the capital Dublin, when the 1993 Contest was held in Millstreet, a town with a population of 1,500 people in west County Cork, following Linda Martin's win in 1992. It is also the only country to win the Contest in three consecutive years (from 1992 to 1994). It has finished as runner up four times and the latter of these signalled its last appearance in the Top 5.
With the introduction of the semi finals in 2004, it has failed to qualify for the final seven times, including a four consecutive year streak which ended in 2018 with Ryan O'Shaughnessy's qualification. It has also placed last twice in the final, receiving five points both times, at the 2007 Contest and 2013 Contest respectively.
50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest
|Johnny Logan||"Hold Me Now"||3||262||1987||1||172|
|Johnny Logan||"What's Another Year?"||12||74||1980||1||143|