RTÉ, the Irish broadcaster confirmed today to esctoday.com, that Ireland will participate at Eurovision 2009 to be staged in Moscow, Russia in May, although they are not ready to announce any details about the way in which their entry will be selected yet.
Speculation since Dustin the Turkey's representation at Eurovision 2008 in Belgrade last May, that Ireland may pull out ofthe comeptitionover the controversial act peaked after the failure of thepuppet to progress from the Eurovision SongContestsemi-final.
Since then RTÉ remained tight lipped if Ireland would participate at Moscow in 2009. However today, RTÉ confirmed to esctoday.com that Ireland will be competing at Eurovision 2009.
On the other hand,a selection format to find next year's representative(s) has not been announced yet. But esctoday.com has been told that to expect a departure from the selection process than in recent years.
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- Watch Dustin the Turkey's Eurovision 2008 performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKSYOvINX0U&rel=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18