Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Republic of Ireland

Member station TG4
National selection events
  • Junior Eurovision Éire:
  • 2015-present
Participation summary
Appearances 2
First appearance 2015
Best result 10th: 2016
Worst result 12th: 2015
External links
Ireland’s page at
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Ireland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Irelandannounced on 23 March 2015 that they will debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 to be held in Bulgaria.[needs update] The Irish language broadcaster, TG4, was responsible for the selection of their first participant.[1]

TG4 previously attempted to participate in the 2014 contest, but required funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI), which was rejected.[2]

Since their debut in 2015 Ireland has achieved one top ten placing, in 2016.


Table key
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2015 Aimee Banks Réalta na mara IrishLatin 12 36
2016 Zena Donnelly Bríce ar Bhríce Irish, English 10 122

Broadcasts and voting[edit]

Commentators and spokespersons[edit]

The contests are broadcast online worldwide through the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest website and YouTube. In 2015, the online broadcasts featured commentary in English by editor Luke Fisher and 2011 Bulgarian Junior Eurovision Song Contest entrant Ivan Ivanov.[3] The Irish broadcaster, TG4, sent their own commentators to each contest in order to provide commentary in the Irish language. Spokespersons were also chosen by the national broadcaster in order to announce the awarding points from Ireland. The table below list the details of each commentator and spokesperson since 2015.

Year(s) Commentator Spokesperson
2015 Stiofán Ó Fearail and Caitlín Nic Aoidh Anna Banks
2016 Eoghan McDermott Andrea Leddy

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Ireland’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[4]