List of women members of the European Parliament for Ireland


This is a list of women who have served as members of the European Parliament for Ireland.

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

List


  Denotes incumbent member of the European Parliament
Name Constituency National party EP group Term
start
Term
end
Eileen Desmond[s 1] Munster Labour PES 1979 1981 [nb 1]
Síle de Valera[s 3] Dublin Fianna Fáil EPD 1979 1984 [nb 2]
Mary Banotti[s 5] Dublin Fine Gael EPP [nb 3] 1984 2004 [nb 4]
Eileen Lemass[s 8] Dublin Fianna Fáil EDA 1984 1989 [nb 5]
Nuala Ahern[s 10] Leinster Green Green Group 1994 1999[nb 6]
Greens/EFA 1999 2004 [nb 7]
Bernie Malone[s 13] Dublin Labour PES 1994 1999 [nb 8]
Patricia McKenna[s 15] Dublin Green Green Group 1994 1999[nb 6]
Greens/EFA 1999 2004 [nb 9]
Avril Doyle[s 17] Leinster Fine Gael EPP–ED [nb 3] 1999 2009 [nb 10]
Dana Rosemary Scallon[s 20] Connacht–Ulster Independent EPP–ED [nb 3] 1999 2004 [nb 11]
Marian Harkin[s 22] North-West Independent ALDE 2004 2014 [nb 12]
Midlands–North-West 2014[nb 12] 2019 [nb 13]
Mary Lou McDonald[s 24] Dublin Sinn Féin GUE/NGL 2004 2009 [nb 14]
Mairead McGuinness [s 26] East Fine Gael EPP–ED[nb 3] 2004 2014[s 27]
Midlands–North-West 2014 2020 [s 27]
Kathy Sinnott[s 28] South Independent ID 2004 2009 [nb 15]
Nessa Childers[s 30] East Labour S&D 2009 2013 [nb 16]
Independent NI 2013 [nb 17] 2014[nb 18]
Dublin [nb 18] Independent S&D 2014 2019 [nb 19]
Phil Prendergast[s 33] South Labour PES 2011 [nb 20] 2014 [nb 21]
Emer Costello[s 35] Dublin Labour PES 2012 [nb 22] 2014 [nb 23]
Lynn Boylan[s 37] Dublin Sinn Féin GUE/NGL 2014 2019 [nb 24]
Deirdre Clune[s 39] South Fine Gael EPP 2014 Incumbent [nb 25]
Liadh Ní Riada[s 41] South Sinn Féin GUE/NGL 2014 2019 [nb 26]
Frances Fitzgerald[s 43] Dublin Fine Gael EPP 2019 Incumbent [s 44]
Clare Daly[s 45] Dublin Inds. 4 Change GUE/NGL 2019 Incumbent [s 46]
Grace O'Sullivan[s 47] South Green GUE/NGL 2019 Incumbent [s 48]
Maria Walsh[s 49] Midlands–North-West Fine Gael EPP 2019 Incumbent [s 50]

Footnotes


  1. Eileen Desmond resigned on 7 July 1981 and was substituted by Seán Treacy on 9 July 1981.[s 2]
  2. Síle de Valera did not contest the 1984 election.[s 4]
  3. From 1999 to 2009, the European People's Party was known as the European People's Party–European Democrats.[s 6]
  4. Mary Banotti did not contest the 2004 election.[s 7]
  5. Eileen Lemass was defeated at the 1989 election.[s 9]
  6. Both the Irish Green MEPs (Nuala Ahern and Patricia McKenna) sat from 1994 to 1999 as members of The Green Group in the European Parliament. After the 1999 election, they joined the new European Greens–European Free Alliance, an alliance of greens and regionalists.
  7. Nuala Ahern did not contest the 2004 election.[s 11][s 12]
  8. Bernie Malone did not contest the 1999 election.[s 14]
  9. Patricia McKenna did not contest the 2004 election.[s 16]
  10. Avril Doyle did not contest the 2009 election.[s 18][s 19]
  11. The Connacht–Ulster constituency was abolished at the 2004 election. Dana Rosemary Scallon contested the new North-West constituency, where she was defeated.[s 21]
  12. The North-West constituency was abolished at the 2014 election, when Marian Harkin was elected for the new Midlands–North-West constituency.[s 23]
  13. Marian Harkin did not contest the 2019 election.[1]
  14. Mary Lou McDonald was defeated at the 2009 election.[s 25]
  15. Kathy Sinnott was defeated at the 2009 election.[s 29]
  16. Nessa Childers resigned from the parliamentary Labour Party in April 2013.[s 30][s 31]
  17. Having left Labour, Nessa Childers sat as a Non-Inscrit until the 2014 election.[s 30]
  18. The East constituency was abolished at the 2014 election. Nessa Childers stood in the Dublin constituency, where she won a seat.[s 32]
  19. Nessa Childers did not contest the 2019 election.[2]
  20. Alan Kelly was substituted by Phil Prendergast, after he was elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election.[s 34]
  21. Phil Prendergast was defeated at the 2014 election.
  22. Proinsias De Rossa was substituted by Emer Costello, after he resigned from the European Parliament in February 2012.
  23. Emer Costello was defeated at the 2014 election.[s 36]
  24. Lynn Boylan was defeated at the 2019 election.[s 38]
  25. After the 2019 election, Clune did not re-take her seat until the reallocation of seats which took place when the MEPs elected for the United Kingdom vacated their seats on the implementation of Brexit on 31 January 2020.[s 40]
  26. Liadh Ní Riada was defeated at the 2019 election.[s 42]

References


  1. Personal profile of Eileen Desmond in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  2. "Eileen Desmond". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  3. Personal profile of Síle de Valera in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  4. "Síle de Valera". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  5. Personal profile of Mary Banotti in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  6. ""Shaping Europe – 25 years of the European People's Party" by Wilfried Martens, President of the European People's Party". Epp-ed.europarl.eu.int. Archived from the original on 12 December 2012. Retrieved 17 June 2010.
  7. "Mary Banotti". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  8. Personal profile of Eileen Lemass in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  9. "Eileen Lemass". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  10. Personal profile of Nuala Ahern in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  11. "Nuala Ahern". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  12. Edwards, Elaine (4 November 2003). "Green MEP Ahern decides not to run in 2004". Irish Times. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  13. Personal profile of Bernie Malone in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  14. "Bernie Malone". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  15. Personal profile of Patricia McKenna in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  16. "Patricia McKenna". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  17. Personal profile of Avril Doyle in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  18. "Avril Doyle". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  19. Doyle, Kilian (7 January 2009). "Avril Doyle declines to contest European election". Irish Times. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  20. Personal profile of Dana Scallon in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  21. "Dana Rosemary Scallon". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  22. Personal profile of Marian Harkin in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  23. "Marian Harkin". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  24. Personal profile of Mary Lou McDonald in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  25. "Mary Lou McDonald". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  26. Personal profile of Mairead McGuinness in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  27. "Mairead McGuinness". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  28. Personal profile of Kathy Sinnott in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  29. "Kathy Sinnott". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  30. Personal profile of Nessa Childers in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  31. "Labour MEP Childers quits party". Irish Independent. 5 April 2013. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  32. "Childers opts for Dublin constituency". The Corkman. 6 February 2014. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  33. Personal profile of Phil Prendergast in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  34. "Phil Prendergast". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  35. Personal profile of Emer Costello in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  36. "Emer Costello". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  37. Personal profile of Lynn Boylan in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  38. "Lynn Boylan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  39. Personal profile of Deirdre Clune in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  40. "Deirdre Clune". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  41. Personal profile of Liadh Ní Riada in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 23 July 2016.
  42. "Liadh Ní Riada". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  43. Personal profile of Frances Fitzgerald in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  44. "Frances Fitzgerald". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  45. Personal profile of Clare Daly in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  46. "Clare Daly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  47. Personal profile of Grace O'Sulliva in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  48. "Grace O'Sullivan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  49. Personal profile of Maria Walsh in the European Parliament's database of members. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  50. "Maria Walsh". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2020.

Sources