Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country Ireland
National selection
Selection processNational Final
Selection date(s)8 March 1998
Selected entrantDawn Martin
Selected song"Is Always Over Now?"
Finals performance
Final result9th, 64 points
Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Dawn Martin represented Ireland in the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Is Always Over Now?".

Before Eurovision[edit]

National final[edit]

The final took place on 8 March 1998 at the RTÉ television centre in Dublin, hosted by Pat Kenny. Eight entries competed in the final and the winner, "Is Always Over Now?" performed by Dawn Martin, was determined by the votes of ten regional juries.[1]

Final – 8 March 1998
Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Points Place
1 Dawn Martin "Is Always Over Now?" Gerry Morgan 95 1
2 Partners in Crime "Shine On" Niall O'Brien-Moran 63 5
3 Ray Doherty "Cold Shoulder" Ray Doherty 39 8
4 The Vard Sisters "Seol (Sail)" Liam Lawton 92 2
5 Family "Save This Dance for Me" Danny Sheerin, Des Sheerin 57 6
6 Sean Monagahan "Ina Measc (Among Them)" Sean Monagahan 43 7
7 The Carter Twins "Make the Change" Ronan Keating 77 4
8 Jo Collins "Overload" Jo Collins 84 3

At Eurovision[edit]

Dawn performed 13th in the running order on the night of the contest. Paul Harrington, who won the contest for Ireland in 1994, performed backing vocals. "Is Always Over Now?" went on to place 9th with 64 points.

Points awarded to Ireland[edit]

Points awarded to Ireland
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

Points awarded by Ireland[edit]

12 points  Malta
10 points  Netherlands
8 points  Germany
7 points  Belgium
6 points  Israel
5 points  United Kingdom
4 points  Norway
3 points  Croatia
2 points  Sweden
1 point  Estonia

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