RTÉ reporter Tom MacSweeney was back-stage to capture the reaction and spoke to Liam Miller, Executive Producer of Eurovision 93 (who had lots of nice words for the Millstreet community), the previous year’s winner Linda Martin, Pat Kenny, and the winner, Niamh Kavanagh:
If you can’t see the video, you can probably still see it on RTÉ.ie
Ireland are in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest tonight. RTÉ2 8pm to 10pm … best of luck to Molly Stirling
Title: 5th Win for Ireland
1st Broadcast: 15/05/1993
Contributor: Tom MacSweeney (Reporter)
Clip Duration: 00:01:58
Clip title: Niamh Kavanagh Wins with In Your Eyes
Extended description: The 38th Eurovision Song Contest was presented by Fionnuala Sweeney in Millstreet, Co. Cork.
Tom MacSweeney was in Millstreet to capture the reaction to the win and spoke to Liam Miller, Executive Producer of Eurovision 93, on the success of the event and the Irish win. He also spoke to last year’s winner Linda Martin and broadcaster Pat Kenny. The winner, Niamh Kavanagh, comments
“I’m totally overwhelmed. I didn’t expect a reaction like this” as she accepts a glass of champagne to mark her victory.
RTÉ faced the challenge of now organising the event for next year.
Information: An RTÉ News report broadcast on 15 May 1993.
Video below: Ireland’s Eurovision entry this year: Molly Sterling – “Playing with Numbers”.