European Parliament constituencies in the Republic of Ireland


This is a table of European Parliament constituencies in Ireland, listing the number of Members of the European Parliament each elected at each European Parliament election.[1]

The names and borders of the constituencies have varied over time, but they have used single transferable vote since their creation.

Election Constituencies Total seats
(1973) (MEPs nominated by Oireachtas) 10[2]
Dublin Leinster Munster Connacht–Ulster
1979 4 3 5 3 15
1984 4 3 5 3 15
1989 4 3 5 3 15
1994 4 4 4 3 15
1999 4 4 4 3 15
Dublin East South North-West
2004 4 3 3[3] 3[3] 13
2009 3 3[4] 3 3[4] 12
Dublin South Midlands–North-West
2014 3 4[5][6] 4[6][7] 11[8]
2019 4[9] 5[10][9] 4[10] 13[11]

European Parliament constituencies (1979–2019)


See also


References


  1. Main reference: Constituency Commission (23 October 2007). "Chapter 6: European Parliament Constituencies" (PDF). Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007. pp. 37–43. Retrieved 23 October 2007.
  2. "Appointment of Delegates to the Assembly of European Communities: Motion.". Parliamentary Debates: Seanad Éireann. Government of Ireland. 20 December 1972. pp. Vol. 73, pp.1460–61. Retrieved 24 October 2007.
  3. County Clare moved from Munster/South to Connacht–Ulster/North–West.
  4. Counties Longford and Westmeath moved from East to North–West.
  5. Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow moved from East to South.
  6. County Clare moved from North-West to South.
  7. Counties of Kildare, Laois, Louth, Meath, Offaly and Westmeath moved from East.
  8. "Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
  9. The last candidate elected in 2019 in Dublin and in South will not take their seat unless the United Kingdom has left the EU, which is currently scheduled to occur on 31 October 2019.
  10. Counties Laois and Offaly moved from Midlands–North-West to South.
  11. "Dublin and Ireland South to gain extra European Parliament seats". RTÉ News. 24 September 2018. Retrieved 25 September 2018.