Seats by political group - 1984-1989 Ireland - Constitutive session

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Total seats

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • RDE - Group of the European Democratic Alliance
  • ARC - Rainbow Group: Federation of the Green-Alternative European Links, Agelev-Ecolo, the Danish People's Movement against Membership of the European Community and the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
  • DR - Group of the European Right
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Seats by political group
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats
PPE 6
L 1
RDE 8

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • RDE - Group of the European Democratic Alliance
  • ARC - Rainbow Group: Federation of the Green-Alternative European Links, Agelev-Ecolo, the Danish People's Movement against Membership of the European Community and the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
  • DR - Group of the European Right
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Source: European Parliament

Breakdown of national parties and political groups - 1984-1989 Ireland - Constitutive session

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
National Parties
S
PPE
ED
COM
L
RDE
ARC
DR
NI
Seats
FF 9
FG 6
Other parties 0
0 6 0 0 1 8 0 0 0 15

National Parties

  • FF - Fianna Fáil
  • FG - Fine Gael
  • Other parties - Other parties

Political groups in the European Parliament

  • S - Socialist Group
  • PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group)
  • ED - European Democratic Group
  • COM - Communist and Allies Group
  • L - Liberal and Democratic Group
  • RDE - Group of the European Democratic Alliance
  • ARC - Rainbow Group: Federation of the Green-Alternative European Links, Agelev-Ecolo, the Danish People's Movement against Membership of the European Community and the European Free Alliance in the European Parliament
  • DR - Group of the European Right
  • NI - Non-attached Members

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Composition of national seats in the European Parliament, divided into Political Groups and National parties
Political groups in the European Parliament Number of seats
RDE - Group of the European Democratic Alliance 8
National parties which are members of this Political Group
FF Fianna Fáil 8
PPE - Group of the European People's Party (Christian-Democratic Group) 6
National parties which are members of this Political Group
FG Fine Gael 6
L - Liberal and Democratic Group 1
National parties which are members of this Political Group
FF Fianna Fáil 1

According to Parliament's rules of procedure, a political group shall consist of at least 23 Members elected in at least seven Member States.

Source: European Parliament

MEPs' gender balance by year Ireland - Constitutive session

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National and European gender balance of MEPs by year
Ireland European Union EU
Year Women Men Women Men
1979 13% 87% 16% 84%
1984 13% 87% 18% 82%
1989 7% 93% 19% 81%
1994 27% 73% 26% 74%
1999 33% 67% 30% 70%
2004 38% 62% 31% 69%
2009 15% 85% 35% 65%
2014 55% 45% 37% 63%
2019 45% 55% 41% 59%

Source: European Parliament

Turnout by year Ireland - Final results

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National and European turnout by year, in percentage points
Year IE- Ireland EU - European Union
1979 63.61% 61.99%
1984 47.56% 58.98%
1989 68.28% 58.41%
1994 43.98% 56.67%
1999 50.21% 49.51%
2004 58.58% 45.47%
2009 58.64% 42.97%
2014 52.44% 42.61%
2019 49.70% 50.66%

Source: European Parliament