1984 European Parliament election in Ireland

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

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

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1st delegation (1973)
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List of women MEPs

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.

Results

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

MEPs elected

Main article: List of members of the European Parliament for Ireland, 1984–1989

Constituency Name Party EP group
Connacht–Ulster Ray MacSharry Fianna Fáil EPD
Joe McCartin Fine Gael EPP
Seán Flanagan Fianna Fáil EPD
Dublin Richie Ryan Fine Gael EPP
Mary Banotti Fine Gael EPP
Niall Andrews Fianna Fáil EPD
Eileen Lemass Fianna Fáil EPD
Leinster Mark Clinton Fine Gael EPP
Jim Fitzsimons Fianna Fáil EPD
Patrick Lalor Fianna Fáil EPD
Munster T.J. Maher Independent ELDR
Tom O'Donnell Fine Gael EPP
Sylvester Barrett Fianna Fáil EPD
Tom Raftery Fine Gael EPP
Gene Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil EPD

Voting details

1979–2004 European Parliament Ireland constituencies
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