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European elections, 23 - 26 May 2019, country sheet: Ireland

· Official EE19 website

https://www.housing.gov.ie/search/sub-topic/european-parliament-elections

· Other elections/referenda held the same day

local elections

referendum amending divorce legislation

· Number of MEPs before/after Brexit

11/13

· Current government

Fine Gael led minority with support from Independents since 2017


ELECTORAL RULES


· Obligatory vote

no

· Number of constituencies

3

· Preferential vote

Single Transferable Vote

· Postal vote

Yes, in limited circumstances

· Advanced vote

no

· Threshold to get elected

no

· Day of EE19

Friday, 24 May

· Opening time of polling stations

08.00 CET

· Closing time of polling stations

23.00 CET

· Exit polls

24 May 22.00 CET

· Official announcement of first results

likely on Monday 27 May

· Provisional final results expected

26 May 23:00 CET


VOTERS


· Total

3 200 000

· Minimum age

18

· Average age

N/A


CANDIDATES


· Lists (total)

Individual candidates

· Candidates (total)

59

· Female candidates %

40.68 % (24)

· Legal minimum age

21

· List of candidates
(in bold those represented in outgoing EP)

Dublin (4)

1. Fianna Fáil (ALDE) - Barry Andrews

2. Sinn Féin (GUE/NGL) Lynn Boylan

3. Solidarity-People Before Profit (N/A) - Gillian Brien

4. Green Party (Greens/EFA) - Ciarán Cuffe

5. Independents for Change (N/A) - Clare Daly

6. Fine Gael (EPP) - Mark Durkan

7. Fine Gael (EPP) - Frances Fitzgerald

8. Social Democrats (N/A) - Gary Gannon

9. Independent (N/A) - Ben Gilroy

10. Independent (N/A) - Rita Harrold

11. Independent (N/A) - Alice Mary Higgins

12. Independent (part of Irexit movement) (N/A) - Hermann Kelly

13. Independent (N/A) - Tony Bosco Lowth

14. Independent (N/A) - Aisling McNiffe

15. Independent (N/A) - Mark Mullan

16. Independent (N/A) - Eamonn Murphy

17. Independent (N/A) - Gemma O’Doherty

18. The Workers Party (N/A) - Eilis Ryan

19. Labour (S&D) - Alex White


Midlands North West (4)

1. Solidarity-People Before Profit (N/A) - Cyril Brennan

2. Sinn Féin (GUE/NGL) Matt Carthy

3. Independent (N/A) - Peter Casey

4. Independent (GUE/NGL) Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan

5. Direct Democracy Ireland (N/A) - Patrick Greene

6. Labour (S&D) - Dominic Hannigan

7. Independent (N/A) - Fidelma Healy Eames

8. Independent (N/A) - Dilip Mahapatra

9. Fine Gael (EPP) - Mairead McGuinness

10. Green Party (Greens/EFA) - Saoirse McHugh

11. Independent (N/A) - James Miller

12. Independent (N/A) - Diarmaid Mulcahy

13. Independent (N/A) - Olive O’Connor

14. Renua (N/A) - Michael O’Dowd

15. Fianna Fáil (ALDE) - Anne Rabbitte

16. Fianna Fáil (ALDE) - Brendan Smith

17. Fine Gael (EPP) - Maria Walsh

Ireland South (5)

1. Independent (N/A) - Allan Brennan

2. Fianna Fáil (ALDE) - Malcolm Byrne

3. Independent (N/A) - Dolores Cahill

4. Fine Gael (EPP) - Deirdre Clune

5. Fine Gael (EPP) - Andrew Doyle

6. Independent (N/A) - Paddy Fitzgerald

7. Independent (N/A) - Breda Patricia Gardner

8. Independent (N/A) - Theresa Heaney

9. Fianna Fáil (ALDE) Billy Kelleher

10. Fine Gael (EPP) - Seán Kelly

11. Independent (N/A) - Peter Madden

12. Independent (N/A) - Liam Minehan

13. Sinn Féin (GUE/NGL) Liadh Ní Riadh

14. Labour (S&D) - Sheila Nunan

15. Independent (N/A) - Diarmuid O’Flynn

16. Identity Ireland (N/A) - Peter O’Loughlin

17. Green Party (Greens/EFA) - Grace O’Sullivan

18. Independent (N/A) - Walter Ryan-Purcell

19. Independent (N/A) - Maurice Joseph Sexton

20. Direct Democracy Ireland (N/A) - Jan Van De Ven

21. Solidarity-People Before Profit (N/A) - Adrienne Wallace

22. Independents for Change (N/A) - Mick Wallace

23. Independent (N/A) - Colleen Worthington


· MEPs re-running

Lynn Boylan (Sinn Féin)

Matt Carthy (Sinn Féin)

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan (Independent)

Mairead McGuiness (Fine Gael)

Sean Kelly (Fine Gael)

Deirdre Clune (Fine Gael)

Liadh Ní Riadh (Sinn Féin)

RESULTS 2014



MEPs

% votes

Fine Gael

4

22.28%

Sinn Fein

3

19.52%

Independents

3

25.64%

Fianna Fail

1

22.31%


TURNOUT 2014

52.4%