South (European Parliament constituency)
|European Parliament constituency|
Location among the 2014 constituencies
South shown within Ireland
History and boundaries
The constituency was created in 2004 as a successor to the Munster constituency, with County Clare being moved to the North-West constituency. It comprised the counties of Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford; and the cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford.
For the 2014 European Parliament election, the constituency was increased in size by the addition of counties Carlow, Clare, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow; and the number of seats was increased to 4.
Its wide geographic range — from the Dublin suburbs to the Atlantic seaboard — earned the constituency the nickname "Mizen M50." 74.1% of the constituency's population live in Munster, while the southern Leinster counties account for 25.9%.
|Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for South 2004–|
|8th||2014||Liadh Ní Riada
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 European Parliament election: South|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6||Count 7||Count 8||Count 9||Count 10||Count 11||Count 12|
|Fianna Fáil||Brian Crowley||27.4||180,329|
|Sinn Féin||Liadh Ní Riada||19.1||125,309||129,957||130,840||132,590|
|Fine Gael||Seán Kelly||12.7||83,520||92,042||92,355||92,758||93,106||94,266||95,683||95,736||98,646||106,068||113,311||121,566|
|Fine Gael||Deirdre Clune||7.2||47,453||51,850||52,097||52,295||52,798||54,081||55,293||55,340||58,311||64,889||69,009||74,370|
|Fine Gael||Simon Harris||7.8||51,483||53,912||54,161||54,511||55,273||56,050||56,691||56,738||59,056||63,536||66,061||70,808|
|Fianna Fáil||Kieran Hartley||4.6||29,987||50,349||50,653||50,953||51,475||52,481||54,475||54,559||56,746||59,722||64,357|
|Labour Party||Phil Prendergast||4.6||30,317||32,360||32,664||33,147||33,560||34,150||34,874||34,939||42,213|
|Green Party||Grace O'Sullivan||4.2||27,860||29,360||29,999||31,075||31,962||32,829||34,443||34,607|
|Catholic Democrats||Theresa Heaney||2.1||13,569||14,677||15,159||15,655||17,016||19,114|
|Direct Democracy||Jan van de Ven||1.4||9,255||9,586||10,125|
|Fís Nua||Dónal Ó Ríordáin||0.2||1,634||1,766|
|Electorate: 1,221,683 Valid: 657,498 Spoilt: 21,798 (3.2%) Quota: 131,500 Turnout: 679,296 (55.6%)|
|2009 European Parliament election: South|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6||Count 7||Count 8|
|Fianna Fáil||Brian Crowley||23.7||118,258||119,625||122,404||132,410|
|Fine Gael||Seán Kelly||18.6||92,579||94,430||96,153||97,482||98,394||134,712|
|Labour Party||Alan Kelly||12.9||64,152||66,121||69,683||70,309||70,991||78,651||83,921||105,597|
|Sinn Féin||Toiréasa Ferris||13.0||64,671||65,861||67,304||68,296||69,295||73,389||74,480|
|Fine Gael||Colm Burke||10.8||53,721||54,617||57,190||57,884||58,654|
|Fianna Fáil||Ned O'Keeffe||3.3||16,596||16,896||17,124|
|Green Party||Dan Boyle||3.1||15,499||16,250|
|Electorate: 861,727 Valid: 498,127 Spoilt: 11,836 (2.3%) Quota: 124,532 Turnout: 509,963 (59.2%)|
|2004 European Parliament election: South|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6|
|Fianna Fáil||Brian Crowley||25.9||125,539|
|Fine Gael||Simon Coveney||24.6||118,937||120,261||120,537||121,332|
|Fianna Fáil||Gerry Collins||15.1||73,131||74,991||75,246||75,577||78,367||87,658|
|Sinn Féin||David Cullinane||6.7||32,643||32,848||32,977||33,561||35,385|
|Labour Party||Brendan Ryan||4.1||19,975||20,086||20,170||20,576||24,406|
|Green Party||Chris O'Leary||2.3||10,896||10,980||11,056||11,478|
|Electorate: 802,359 Valid: 484,270 Spoilt: 14,124 (2.8%) Quota: 121,068 Turnout: 498,394 (62.1%)|
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- "European Parliament Elections (Amendment) Act 2014". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 14 December 2015.
- "Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- Census 2016
- "2004 European Parliament election – South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
- Simon Coveney was substituted by Colm Burke (FG / EPP-ED) on 19 June 2007.
- "2009 European Parliament election – South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
- Alan Kelly was substituted by Phil Prendergast (Lab / S&D) on 21 April 2011.
- "2014 European Parliament election – South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 April 2014.
- "Nominations close for Europe elections". RTÉ News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.