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European Parliament election, 1979 (Ireland)

Ireland European Parliament election, 1979

7 June 1984
15 seats to the European Parliament

The 1979 European Parliament election in Ireland was the Irish component of the 1979 European Parliament election. These were the first direct elections to the European Parliament. The election was conducted under the single transferable vote.


Elections to the European Parliament in Ireland – 1979
Party Party Leader 1st Pref Vote % Seats
Fianna Fáil Jack Lynch 464,451 34.7 5
Fine Gael Garret FitzGerald 443,652 33.1 4
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 193,898 14.5 4
Independent Fianna Fáil Neil Blaney 81,522 6.1 1
Sinn Féin (Workers Party) Tomás Mac Giolla 43,942 3.3 0
Independents 111,607 8.3 1
Total 1,339,072 100 15

Voting details

1979–2004 European Parliament Ireland constituencies
Constituency Electorate Turnout Spoilt Valid Poll Quota Seats Candidates
Connacht–Ulster 442,471 320,713 (72.5%) 14,547 (4.5%) 306,166 76,542 3 11
Dublin 618,454 304,068 (49.2%) 8,653 (2.8%) 295,415 59,084 4 13
Leinster 486,248 322,312 (66.3%) 15,416 (4.8%) 306,896 61,380 3 9
Munster 641,625 445,192 (69.4%) 14,597 (3.3%) 430,595 71,766 5 13
Total 2,188,798 1,392,285 (63.6%) 53,213 (3.8%) 1,339,072 15 46

See also

External links

  • – 1979 European Parliament (Ireland) election results
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