1989 European Parliament election in Ireland


The 1989 European Parliament election in Ireland was the Irish component of the 1989 European Parliament election. The election was conducted under the single transferable vote.

1989 European Parliament election in Ireland

 1984 14 June 1989 1994 

15 Irish seats to the European Parliament
Turnout1,632,728
  First party Second party Third party
 
FG
PD
Leader Charles Haughey Alan Dukes Desmond O'Malley
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Progressive Democrats
Leader since 7 December 1979 21 March 1987 21 December 1985
Seats won
6 / 15
4 / 15
1 / 15
Seat change 2 2 1
Popular vote 514,537 353,094 194,059
Percentage 31.5% 21.6% 12.0%
Swing 7.7% 10.6% 12.0%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
IFF
Leader Dick Spring Proinsias De Rossa Neil Blaney
Party Labour Workers' Party Independent Fianna Fáil
Leader since November 1982 1988 1972
Seats won
1 / 15
1 / 15
1 / 15
Seat change 3 1 1
Popular vote 155,572 124,679 52,852
Percentage 9.5% 7.7% 3.2
Swing 1.2% 3.4% 0.3%

  Seventh party Eighth party
 
GP
Leader Gerry Adams
Party Green Sinn Féin
Leader since 13 November 1983
Seats won
0 / 15
0 / 15
Seat change 10
Popular vote 61,041 35,923
Percentage 3.7% 2.2%
Swing 3.2% 2.7%
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 – 1989
Party Party Leader 1st Pref Vote % ±% Seats ±
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 514,537 31.5 −7.7 6 −2
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 353,094 21.6 −10.6 4 −2
Progressive Democrats Desmond O'Malley 194,059 12.0 +12.0 1 +1
Labour Party Dick Spring 155,572 9.5 +1.2 1 +1
Workers' Party Proinsias De Rossa 124,679 7.7 +3.4 1 +1
Independent Fianna Fáil Neil Blaney 52,852 3.2 +0.3 1 +1
Green Party none 61,041 3.7 +3.2 0 ±0
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 35,923 2.2 −2.7 0 ±0
Independent 140,971 8.6 +0.9 1 ±0
Total 1,632,728 100 15

Voting details

1979–2004 European Parliament Ireland constituencies
Constituency Electorate Turnout Spoilt Valid Poll Quota Seats Candidates
Connacht–Ulster 464,661 322,664 (69.4%) 10,362 (3.2%) 312,302 78,076 3 13
Dublin 711,416 455,539 (64.0%) 7,137 (1.5%) 448,402 89,681 4 11
Leinster 571,694 391,697 (68.5%) 14,106 (3.6%) 377,591 94,398 3 15
Munster 703,913 505,219 (71.7%) 10,786 (2.2%) 494,433 82,406 5 15
Total 2,451,684 1,675,119 (68.3%) 42,391 (2.6%) 1,632,728 15 44

See also