European Parliament election, 1979 (Ireland)

Ireland European Parliament election, 1979

7 June 1979

15 seats to the European Parliament

Seats before no election
Seats after 15
Seat change plus 25
Members of the
European Parliament

for Ireland
1st delegation (1973)
2nd delegation (197377)
3rd delegation (197779)
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

The 1979 European Parliament election in Ireland was the Irish component of the 1979 European Parliament election. These were the first direct elections to the European Parliament. The election was conducted under the single transferable vote.

Results

Elections to the European Parliament in Ireland 1979
Party Party Leader 1st Pref Vote % Seats
Fianna Fáil Jack Lynch 464,451 34.7 5
Fine Gael Garret FitzGerald 443,652 33.1 4
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 193,898 14.5 4
Independent Fianna Fáil Neil Blaney 81,522 6.1 1
Sinn Féin (Workers Party) Tomás Mac Giolla 43,942 3.3 0
Independents 111,607 8.3 1
Total 1,339,072 100 15

Voting details

Constituency Electorate Turnout Spoilt Valid Poll Quota Seats Candidates
Connacht–Ulster 442,471 320,713 (72.5%) 14,547 (4.5%) 306,166 76,542 3 11
Dublin 618,454 304,068 (49.2%) 8,653 (2.8%) 295,415 59,084 4 13
Leinster 486,248 322,312 (66.30%) 15,416 (4.80%) 306,896 61,380 3 9
Munster 641,625 445,192 (69.40%) 14,597 (3.3%) 430,595 71,766 5 13
Total 2,188,798 1,392,285 (63.6%) 53,213 (3.8%) 1,339,072 15 46

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