Dáil Éireann election summary

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This is a summary of the results of all the general elections to Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from 1918 to today.

General elections[edit]

Notes:

  • The timetable is split so as to gain space.
  • The Ceann Comhairle, officially non-partisan, is listed as a member of his former party according to convention.
  • An empty cell (–) means that the party wasn't taking part in the election.

1918–1921[edit]

Election date Sinn Féin Irish Unionist Irish Parliamentary Labour Unionist Ind Unionist Independents Government Days
14 December 1918 73 (46.9%) 22 (25.3%) 6 (21.7%) 3 (3%) 1 (0.9%) 0 (2.1%) Sinn Féin
24 May 1921 124 4 Sinn Féin

1922[edit]

Election date SF (Anti) SF (Pro) Lab FP BPG Independents Government Days
16 June 1922 36 58 17 7 1 9 Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty)

1923–1933[edit]

Election date FF CnaG Lab FP SF BPG NL IWL NCP Independents Government Days
27 August 1923 63 (39%) 14 (10.6%) 15 (12.1%) 44[1] (27.4%) 3 (0.9%) 14 (10%) CnaG 1382
9 June 1927 44 (26.2%) 47 (27.4%) 22 (12.6%) 11 (8.9%) 5 (3.6%) 8 (7.3%) 16 (14%) CnaG 98
15 September 1927 57 (35.2%) 62 (38.7%) 13 (9.1%) 6 (6.4%) 2 (1.6%) 1 (1.1%) 12 (7.9%) CnaG 1615
16 February 1932 72 (44.5%) 57 (35.2%) 7 (7.7%) 4 (2%) 13 (11%) Fianna Fáil 343
24 January 1933 77 (49.7%) 48 (30.5%) 8 (5.7%) 11 (9.2%) 9 (5.0%) Fianna Fáil 1619

1937–1951[edit]

Election date FF FG Lab NLP CnaT CnaP Independents Government Days
1 July 1937 69 (45.2%) 48 (34.8%) 13 (10.3%) 8 (9.7%) Fianna Fáil 351
17 June 1938 77 (51.9%) 45 (33.3%) 9 (10%) 7 (4.7%) Fianna Fáil 1832
23 June 1943 67 (41.8%) 32 (23.1%) 17 (15.7%) 10 (9.8%) 12 (9.6%) Fianna Fáil 342
30 May 1944 76 (48.9%) 30 (20.5%) 8 (8.8%) 4 (2.7%) 9 (10.1%) 11 (9.1%) Fianna Fáil 1345
4 February 1948 68 (41.9%) 31 (19.8%) 14 (8.7%) 5 (2.6%) 7 (5.5%) 10 (13.3%) 12 (8.3%) Inter-Party (1st) 1211
30 May 1951 69 (46.3%) 40 (25.8%) 16 (11.4%) 6 (2.9%) 2 (4.1%) 14 (9.5%) Fianna Fáil 1084

1954–1969[edit]

Election date FF FG Lab CnaT CnaP SF NPD Independents Government Days
18 May 1954 65 (43.4%) 50 (32%) 19 (12.1%) 5 (3.1%) 3 (3.8%) 0 (0.1%) 5 (5.5%) Inter-Party (2nd) 1022
5 March 1957 78 (48.3%) 40 (26.6%) 12 (9.1%) 3 (2.4%) 1 (1.7%) 4 (5.4%) 9 (6.6%) Fianna Fáil 1674
4 October 1961 70 (43.8%) 47 (32%) 16 (11.6%) 2 (1.5%) 1 (1.1%) 0 (3.1%) 2 (1%) 6 (5.7%) Fianna Fáil 1281
7 April 1965 72 (47.7%) 47 (34.1%) 22 (15.4%) 1 (0.8%) 2 (2.1%) Fianna Fáil 1533
18 June 1969 75 (45.7%) 50 (34.1%) 18 (17%) 1 (3.2%) Fianna Fáil 1351

1973–1982[edit]

Election date FF FG Lab WP SF AHB SLP Independents Government Days
28 February 1973 69 (46.2%) 54 (35.1%) 19 (13.7%) 0[2] (1.1%) 2 (3.8%) FGLab 1569
16 June 1977 84 (50.6%) 43 (30.6%) 17 (11.6%) 0[3] (1.7%) 4 (5.6%) Fianna Fáil 1456
11 June 1981 78 (45.3%) 65 (36.5%) 15 (9.9%) 1[3] (1.7%) 2 (2.5%) 1 (0.4%) 4 (3.7%) FGLab 252
18 February 1982 81 (47.3%) 63 (37.3%) 15 (9.1%) 3[3] (2.3%) 0 (1%) 4 (3.0%) Fianna Fáil 279

1982–1989[edit]

Election date FF FG Lab PD WP SF DSP GP Independents Government Days
24 November 1982 75 (45.2%) 70 (39.2%) 16 (9.4%) 2[3] (3.3%) 0 (0.4%) 0[4] (0.2%) 3 (2.3%) FGLab 1546
17 February 1987 81 (44.1%) 51 (27.1%) 12 (6.4%) 14 (11.8%) 4 (3.8%) 0 (1.9%) 1 (0.4%) 0[5] (0.4%) 3 (4%) Fianna Fáil 849
15 June 1989 77 (44.1%) 55 (29.3%) 15 (9.5%) 6 (5.5%) 7 (5%) 0 (1.2%) 1 (0.6%) 1 (1.5%) 4 (3.3%) FFPD 1259

1992–2011[edit]

Election date FF FG Lab PD SF WP GP DL SP PBP Indep. Government Days
25 November 1992 68 (39.1%) 45 (24.5%) 33 (19.3%) 10 (4.7%) 0 (1.6%) 0 (0.7%) 1 (1.4%) 4 (2.8%) 5 (5.9%) first: FFLab 1654
second: FGLabDL
6 June 1997 77 (39.3%) 54 (27.9%) 17 (10.4%) 4 (4.7%) 1 (2.5%) 0 (0.4%) 2 (2.8%) 4 (2.5%) 1 (0.7%) 0[6] (0.1%) 6 (8.6%) FFPD 1806
17 May 2002 81 (41.5%) 31 (22.5%) 20 (10.8%) 8 (4.0%) 5 (6.5%) 0 (0.2%) 6 (3.8%) 1 (0.8%) 0[6] (0.2%) 14 (9.7%) FFPD 1833
24 May 2007 78 (41.6%) 51 (27.3%) 20 (10.1%) 2 (2.7%) 4 (6.9%) 0 (0.1%) 6 (4.7%) 0 (0.6%) 0 (0.5%) 5 (5.4%) FFGPPD 1383
25 February 2011 20 (17.5%) 76 (36.1%) 37 (19.5%) 14 (9.9%) 0 (0.1%) 0 (1.8%) 2 (1.2%) 2 (1.0%) 15 (12.5%) FGLab

2016[edit]

Election date FF FG Lab SF GP AAA-PBP SD I4C Independents Government Days
26 February 2016 44 (24.3%) 50 (25.5%) 7 (6.6%) 23 (13.8%) 2 (2.7%) 6 (3.9%) 3 (3.0%) 4 (1.5%) 19 (11.7%) FG with FF support

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Described on ballot papers as Republican candidates.
  2. ^ The anti-abstentionist faction of Sinn Féin, often described as Official Sinn Féin or Sinn Féin (Gardiner Place).
  3. ^ a b c d As Sinn Féin The Workers Party.
  4. ^ As the Ecology Party of Ireland.
  5. ^ As the Green Alliance.
  6. ^ a b As the Socialist Workers Party, i.e. before its creation of the People Before Profit Alliance.