Ireland

Results of the 24 May 2019 European elections

Political partiesEuropean affiliationNumber of votesPercentage of votesNumber of seatsTrend compared with 2014
Fine Gael (FG)EPP29.59%5=
Independants 4 ChangeGUE/NGL23.92%3
Fianna Fail (The Republican Party)Renew Europe16.55%1
Sinn Fein (We Ourselves)GUE/NGL11.68%1
Green PartyGreens/EFA11.37%1

List of MEPs

European’s People Party - EPP
Deirdre CLUNEFine Gael
Frances FITZGERALDFine Gael
Seán KELLY Fine Gael
Colm MARKEYFine Gael
Maria WALSHFine Gael
Renew Europe - RE
Barry ANDREWSFianna Fail
Billy KELLEHERFianna Fail
Greens/European Free Alliance - Greens-EFA
Ciaran CUFFEGreen Party
Grace O'SULLIVANGreen Party
The Left group in the European Parliament - GUE/NGL
Claire FALYIndependents for change
Chris MACMANUSSinn Féin
Luke Ming FLANAGANIndependant
Mick WALLACEIndependents for change
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Electoral Procedures

> Election Dates : 7 June 2024
> Number of inhabitants per MEP : 14
> At what age can one vote? 18 years
> At what age can one be elected? 21 years
> Who can vote? European citizens living in Ireland

 

Electoral rules

> Voting method : Single transferable vote
> Means for attributing seats : First past the post preferential with vote transfer (VUT- Droop’s Quotient).
> Can candidates be chosen from a list? Classification of candidates
> Number of constituencies : 1

 

Institutions and political situation

Democratic republic, bicameral parliamentary regime

– Head of State: Michael D. Higgins (Labour Party) since November, 2011 (re-elected for a second mandate of 7 years at the elections on 26 October 2018).

– Prime Minister (Taoiseach): Leo Varadkar (Fine Gael), elected on 14th June 2017 after the resignation of Enda Kenny (Fine Gael).

 

Economy

> Currency : Euro
> GDP : € 506 282 million (2022)
> GDP per capita (PPS) : € 77 430 (2022)
> GDP Growth : 5.5% (2023)
> Unemployment: 4.2% (September 2023)
> Inflation : 6.4% (September 2023)
> Public Debt : 44.7% of GDP (December 2022)

 

Geography and population

Surface Area: 70,280 km²

Population: 5.3 million inhabitants (2023)

 

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