South (European Parliament constituency)
European Parliament constituency
|Location amongst the 2007 constituencies|
|South shown within Ireland|
The constituency was created in 2004 as a successor to the Munster constituency, with County Clare being moved to the North-West constituency. It comprises the counties of Cork, Kerry, Limerick, North Tipperary, South Tipperary and Waterford; and the cities of Cork, Limerick and Waterford.1
For the 2014 European Parliament election, the constituency will be increased in size by the addition of counties Carlow, Clare, Kilkenny, Wexford and Wicklow.2 The number of seats will be increased to 4.
|Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for South 2004–|
Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.
|2009 European Parliament election: South57|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6||Count 7||Count 8|
|Fianna Fáil||Brian Crowley||23.7||118,258||119,625||122,404||132,410|
|Fine Gael||Seán Kelly||18.6||92,579||94,430||96,153||97,482||98,394||134,712|
|Labour Party||Alan Kelly6||12.9||64,152||66,121||69,683||70,309||70,991||78,651||83,921||105,597|
|Sinn Féin||Toiréasa Ferris||13.0||64,671||65,861||67,304||68,296||69,295||73,389||74,480|
|Fine Gael||Colm Burke||10.8||53,721||54,617||57,190||57,884||58,654|
|Fianna Fáil||Ned O'Keeffe||3.3||16,596||16,896||17,124|
|Green Party||Dan Boyle||3.1||15,499||16,250|
|Electorate: 861,727 Valid: 498,127 Spoilt: 11,836 (2.3%) Quota: 124,532 Turnout: 509,963 (59.2%)|
|2004 European Parliament election: South3|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6|
|Fianna Fáil||Brian Crowley||25.9||125,539|
|Fine Gael||Simon Coveney4||24.6||118,937||120,261||120,537||121,332|
|Fianna Fáil||Gerry Collins||15.1||73,131||74,991||75,246||75,577||78,367||87,658|
|Sinn Féin||David Cullinane||6.7||32,643||32,848||32,977||33,561||35,385|
|Labour Party||Brendan Ryan||4.1||19,975||20,086||20,170||20,576||24,406|
|Green Party||Chris O'Leary||2.3||10,896||10,980||11,056||11,478|
|Electorate: 802,359 Valid: 484,270 Spoilt: 14,124 (2.8%) Quota: 121,068 Turnout: 498,394 (62.1%)|
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- "Report on European Parliament Constituencies 2013". Constituency Commission. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 25 September 2013.
- "2004 European Parliament election – South constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 March 2009.
- Simon Coveney was substituted by Colm Burke (FG / EPP-ED) on 19 June 2007.
- "2009 European Parliament election – South constituency". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 April 2009.
- Alan Kelly was substituted by Phil Prendergast (Lab / S&D) on 21 April 2011.
- "Nominations close for Europe elections". RTÉ News. 11 May 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2009.