1984 European Parliament election in Ireland


The 1984 European Parliament election in Ireland was the Irish component of the 1984 European Parliament election. The election was conducted under the single transferable vote. A constitutional amendment to allow the franchise at general elections to be extended to non-Irish citizens was approved by referendum on the same day.

1984 European Parliament election in Ireland

 1979 14 June 1984 1989 

15 Irish seats to the European Parliament
Turnout1,120,416 (63.6%)
  First party Second party Third party
 
Leader Charles Haughey Garret FitzGerald Dick Spring
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour
Leader since 7 December 1979 1977 1 November 1982
Seats won
8 / 15
6 / 15
0 / 15
Seat change 3 2 4
Popular vote 438,946 361,034 93,656
Percentage 39.2% 32.2% 8.3
Swing 4.5% 0.9% 6.2%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
IFF
Leader Gerry Adams Tomás Mac Giolla Neil Blaney
Party Sinn Féin Workers' Party Independent Fianna Fáil
Leader since 13 November 1983 14 October 1962 1972
Seats won
0 / 15
0 / 15
0 / 15
Seat change 1
Popular vote 54,672 43,942 32,504
Percentage 4.9 3.3% 2.9%
Members of the
European Parliament

for Ireland
1st delegation (1973)
2nd delegation (19731977)
3rd delegation (19771979)
1st term (1979)
2nd term (1984)
3rd term (1989)
4th term (1994)
5th term (1999)
6th term (2004)
7th term (2009)
8th term (2014)
9th term (2019)
List of women MEPs

Results


Elections to the European Parliament in Ireland 1984
Party Party Leader 1st Pref Vote % ±% Seats ±
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 438,946 39.2 +4.5 8 +3
Fine Gael Garret FitzGerald 361,034 32.2 –0.9 6 +2
Labour Party Dick Spring 93,656 8.3 –6.2 0 –4
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 54,672 4.9 N/A 0 N/A
Workers' Party Tomás Mac Giolla 48,449 4.3 +1.0 0 ±0
Independent Fianna Fáil Neil Blaney 32,504 2.9 –3.2 0 –1
Green Party none 5,242 0.5 N/A 0 N/A
Independent 85,913 7.7 –0.6 1 ±1
Total 1,120,416 100 15

Voting details

1979–2004 European Parliament Ireland constituencies
Constituency Electorate Turnout Spoilt Valid Poll Quota Seats Candidates
Connacht–Ulster 471,577 241,244 (51.2%) 5,763 (2.4%) 235,481 58,871 3 11
Dublin 704,873 288,831 (40.9%) 6,153 (2.1%) 282,678 56,536 4 12
Leinster 545,878 268,491 (49.2%) 9,197 (3.4%) 259,294 64,824 3 9
Munster 691,076 349,179 (50.5%) 6,216 (1.8%) 342,963 57,161 5 9
Total 2,413,404 1,147,745 (47.6%) 27,329 (2.4%) 1,120,416 15 41

See also