Dublin (European Parliament constituency)

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Dublin
European Parliament constituency
Dublin (European Parliament constituency) is located in European Parliament constituencies 2007
Dublin (European Parliament constituency)
Location amongst the 2007 constituencies
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Dublin shown within Ireland
Created 1979
MEP(s) 4 (1979–2009)
3 (2009–)
Member State Ireland
Source(s) [1][2]

Dublin is a constituency of the European Parliament in Ireland. It elects 3 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created in 1979 for the first direct elections to the European Parliament.[1] From 1979 to 2004, it elected 4 MEPs; this was reduced to 3 for the 2009 election. Its geographic area is the Dublin Region which includes Dublin city and the counties of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin.[2]

MEPs[edit]

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for Dublin 1979–
Parl. Election Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
Member
(Party)
1st 1979[3] John O'Connell
(Lab)
Richie Ryan
(FG)
Michael O'Leary
(Lab)
Síle de Valera
(FF)
1981[nb 1] John Horgan
(Lab)
1981[nb 2] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
1983[nb 1] Flor O'Mahony
(Lab)
1983[nb 2] Brendan Halligan
(Lab)
2nd 1984[4] Eileen Lemass
(FF)
Mary Banotti
(FG)
Niall Andrews
(FF)
1986[nb 3] Chris O'Malley
(FG)
3rd 1989[5] Proinsias De Rossa
(WP)
Barry Desmond
(Lab)
1992[nb 4] Des Geraghty
(DL)
4th 1994[6] Patricia McKenna
(GP)
Bernie Malone
(Lab)
5th 1999[7] Proinsias De Rossa
(Lab)
6th 2004[8] Mary Lou McDonald
(SF)
Gay Mitchell
(FG)
Eoin Ryan
(FF)
7th 2009[9] Joe Higgins
(SP)
3 seats
from 2009
2011[nb 5] Paul Murphy
(SP)
2012[nb 6] Emer Costello
(Lab)

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

2014 election[edit]

2014 European Parliament election: Dublin
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1
Sinn Féin Lynn Boylan
Independent Nessa Childers
Labour Party Emer Costello
Direct Democracy Tom D'Arcy
Fianna Fáil Mary Fitzpatrick
Fine Gael Brian Hayes
Socialist Party Paul Murphy
Green Party Eamon Ryan
People Before Profit Brid Smith
Direct Democracy Raymond Whitehead

2009 election[edit]

Posters in Upper Leeson Street for candidates in the Euro and local elections
2009 European Parliament election: Dublin[9][10]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 23.8 96,715 99,098 100,810 104,413      
Labour Party Proinsias De Rossa[nb 6] 20.5 83,471 85,217 87,274 94,306 95,636 103,225  
Socialist Party Joe Higgins[nb 5] 12.4 50,510 52,457 53,038 55,116 55,351 60,165 82,366
Fianna Fáil Eoin Ryan 13.6 55,346 56,317 66,205 68,517 69,122 71,530 76,956
Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald 11.8 47,928 50,097 50,980 52,447 52,529 55,429  
Independent Patricia McKenna 4.3 17,521 21,523 22,380 25,213 25,636    
Green Party Déirdre de Búrca 4.7 19,086 20,226 21,991        
Fianna Fáil Eibhlin Byrne 4.7 18,956 19,448          
Libertas Caroline Simons 3.3 13,514            
Independent Emmanuel Sweeney 0.9 3,583            
Electorate: 812,465   Valid: 406,630   Spoilt: 6,054 (1.5%)   Quota: 101,658   Turnout: 412,684 (50.8%)

For the 2009 election, the constituency was reduced from 4 seats to 3.

2004 election[edit]

2004 European Parliament election: Dublin[8]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 21.5 90,749          
Fianna Fáil Eoin Ryan 14.6 61,681 62,939 64,876 65,923 85,810  
Labour Party Proinsias De Rossa 12.9 54,344 56,243 57,466 62,424 66,570 96,094
Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald 14.3 60,395 60,689 62,030 68,355 72,153 76,543
Green Party Patricia McKenna 9.6 40,445 41,506 44,684 49,101 51,892 59,543
Labour Party Ivana Bacik 9.7 40,707 41,703 42,624 45,413 47,520  
Fianna Fáil Royston Brady 8.6 36,269 36,593 37,423 38,324    
Socialist Party Joe Higgins 5.5 23,218 23,460 24,541      
Christian Solidarity Barry Despard 1.3 5,352 5,443        
Independent Brendan Price 1.1 4,813 4,931        
Independent Tom Prendeville 0.5 2,071 2,124        
Independent Paul Doonan 0.4 1,853 1,886        
Electorate: 821,723   Valid: 421,897   Spoilt: 13,239 (3.0%)   Quota: 84,380   Turnout: 435,136 (52.9%)

1999 election[edit]

1999 European Parliament election: Dublin[7]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fine Gael Mary Banotti 20.2 56,593              
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 15.7 44,176 44,731 45,967 46,481 47,931 50,439 71,423  
Green Party Patricia McKenna 12.7 35,659 37,988 39,818 43,662 48,299 54,883 56,992  
Labour Party Proinsias De Rossa 10.2 28,748 29,522 29,882 31,849 37,820 41,605 43,536 47,018
Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 9.9 27,873 28,483 30,402 31,296 33,845 34,942 37,051 41,489
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 8.9 25,065 25,457 26,917 27,322 27,727 29,616    
Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 6.6 18,633 19,070 19,735 21,147 21,703      
Labour Party Bernie Malone 5.7 15,890 16,570 16,982 18,272        
Socialist Party Joe Higgins 3.8 10,619 11,360 11,697          
Christian Solidarity Gerard Casey 3.4 9,425 9,867            
Independent Ciaran Goulding 2.0 5,546              
Independent Adam Goodwin 0.5 1,438              
Natural Law John Burns 0.4 1,006              
Electorate: 793,200   Valid: 280,671   Spoilt: 6,013 (2.1%)   Quota: 56,135   Turnout: 286,684 (36.1%)

1994 election[edit]

1994 European Parliament election: Dublin[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Green Party Patricia McKenna 40,388 14.5 1 10
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 36,877 13.3 2 10
Fine Gael Mary Banotti 38,053 13.7 3 12
Labour Party Bernie Malone 22,419 8.1 4 12
Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 28,116 10.1
Democratic Left Pat Rabbitte 24,133 8.7
Labour Party Orla Guerin 16,674 6.0
Workers' Party Tomás Mac Giolla 15,830 5.7
Fianna Fáil John Stafford 12,811 4.6
Independent Eamonn Murphy 9,296 3.4
Progressive Democrats Stephen O'Byrnes 8,212 3.0
Fianna Fáil Olive Braiden 8,237 3.0
Sinn Féin Larry O'Toole 8,190 3.0
Independent Paddy Madigan 6,903 2.5
Natural Law John Burns 1,705 0.6
Electorate: 755,486   Valid: 277,844   Spoilt: 2,917 (1.0%)   Quota: 55,569   Turnout: 280,761 (37.2%)

1989 election[edit]

1989 European Parliament election: Dublin[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Workers' Party Proinsias De Rossa[nb 4] 71,041 15.8 1 6
Fine Gael Mary Banotti 50,666 11.3 2 6
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 72,057 16.1 3 6
Labour Party Barry Desmond 57,225 12.8 4 12
Fianna Fáil Eileen Lemass 58,345 13.0
Green Party Trevor Sargent 37,317 8.3
Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 36,402 8.1
Independent Raymond Crotty 25,525 5.7
Fine Gael Chris O'Malley 26,574 5.9
Sinn Féin Ann Speed 11,582 2.6
Independent Tim Cahill 1,668 0.4
Electorate: 711,416   Valid: 448,402   Spoilt: 7,137 (1.6%)   Quota: 89,681   Turnout: 455,539 (64.0%)

1984 election[edit]

1984 European Parliament election: Dublin[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richie Ryan[nb 3] 47,014 16.6 1 8
Fianna Fáil Eileen Lemass 31,350 11.1 2 8
Fine Gael Mary Banotti 42,660 15.1 3 8
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 32,512 11.5 4 8
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 28,384 10.0
Fianna Fáil Jim Tunney 30,488 10.8
Workers' Party Des Geraghty 19,590 6.9
Independent Seán Loftus 17,385 6.2
Sinn Féin John Noonan 14,604 5.2
Independent Shane Ross 8,099 2.9
Democratic Socialist Party John de Courcy Ireland 5,350 1.9
Green Party Christopher Fettes 5,242 1.9
Electorate: 704,873   Valid: 282,678   Spoilt: 6,153 (2.1%)   Quota: 56,536   Turnout: 288,831 (41.0%)

1979 election[edit]

1979 European Parliament election: Dublin[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party John O'Connell[nb 1] 44,832 15.2 1 8
Fine Gael Richie Ryan 48,411 16.4 2 8
Labour Party Michael O'Leary[nb 2] 34,511 11.7 3 10
Fianna Fáil Síle de Valera 41,357 14.0 4 10
Fine Gael Nuala Fennell 26,951 9.1
Fianna Fáil Ruairí Brugha 21,758 7.4
Independent Seán Loftus 21,769 7.4
Fine Gael Maurice Manning 14,296 4.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Yeats 12,715 4.3
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Tomás Mac Giolla 11,915 4.0
Fianna Fáil Joe Fox 8,178 2.8
Labour Party Jane Dillon Byrne 7,807 2.6
Independent Kevin Clear 915 0.3
Electorate: 618,454   Valid: 295,415   Spoilt: 8,653 (2.9%)   Quota: 59,084   Turnout: 304,068 (49.2%)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c John O'Connell was substituted by John Horgan (LAB / PES) on 21 October 1981. John Horgan resigned on 1 January 1983 and was substituted by Flor O'Mahony (LAB / PES) on 2 March 1983.
  2. ^ a b c Michael O'Leary was substituted by Frank Cluskey (LAB / PES) on 1 July 1981. Frank Cluskey was substituted by Brendan Halligan (LAB / PES) on 2 March 1983.
  3. ^ a b Richie Ryan was substituted by Chris O'Malley (FG / EPP) on 3 June 1986.
  4. ^ a b Proinsias De Rossa was substituted by Des Geraghty (DL / EUL) on 18 February 1992.
  5. ^ a b Joe Higgins was substituted by Paul Murphy (SP / GUE/NGL) on 1 April 2011.
  6. ^ a b Proinsias De Rossa was substituted by Emer Costello (LAB / S&D) in February 2012.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Assembly Elections Act, 1977: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 22 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "1979 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "1984 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "1989 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "1994 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 August 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "1999 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 January 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "2004 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "2009 European Parliament election – Dublin constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009. 
  10. ^ "Nominations close for Europe elections". RTÉ News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009. 

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