TG4 the Irish language broadcaster in Ireland has revealed to us that they will not be debuting in Junior Eurovision 2014. TG4 had been seriously looking at debuting at this years contest, however a rejection by the BAI for funds to take part in the contest has lead to the decision not to take part in Malta.
In a statement TG4 told us that:
The particular model that we had hoped would finance TG4 partaking in the Junior Eurovision 2014 did not work out and therefore TG4 will not be participating in the competition for the current year. We are reviewing and will decide on 2015 later this year.
So far a total of 9 countries have confirmed participation in Junior Eurovision 2014.