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ARCHIVE IRISH WOMEN CANDIDATES FOR EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT JUNE 2004

Table 1 provides a breakdown of each party's candidates by gender, and Table 2 lists all women candidates by party. Irish MEPs are elected from four multi-member constituencies, by the same STV system used for the Dáil. In the 1999 election one-third per cent of Ireland's fifteen MEPs were women, better than the EU average and comparable to this year's nominations. Only Fianna Fáil, the party with the most candidates, is offering voters a male-only slate of candidates.

Incumbent MEPs are marked below with an asterisk. One incumbent, Nuala Ahern of the Greens, is retiring at this election. Other pages on our Observatory list Irish results from past European elections, as well as current candidates in the UK. Information has been obtained from the official European election website.

Information on European Election candidates is available at this website.

Table 1: Gender breakdown of candidates

Party

Women

Men

% women

Fianna Fáil

0

8

              0

Fine Gael

3

3

            50

Labour

1

4

            20

Sinn Féin

1

3

            25

Green

2

1

            66

Independent

3

3

            50

Total

            10

            22

            31

Table 2: List of women candidates

Name

Party

Region

Mary Banotti *

Fine Gael

Dublin

Avril Doyle *

Fine Gael

East

Mairead McGuinness

Fine Gael

East

Madeleine Taylor-Quinn

Fine Gael

North West

Ivana Bacik

Labour

Dublin

Mary White

Green

East

Patricia McKenna *

Green

Dublin

Mary Lou McDonald

Sinn Féin

Dublin

Marion Harkin

Independent

North West

Dana Scallon *

Independent

North West

Kathy Sinnott

Independent

South

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ARCHIVE NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY ELECTION, 2003

Coverage of the long awaited Northern Ireland Assembly elections in November 2003 may be found here.

ARCHIVE - SCOTLAND AND WALES ELECTIONS MAY 2003

Further information on the devolved elections in Scotland and Wales in May 2003 may be found here.

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ARCHIVE - IRISH ELECTION MAY 2002

Our coverage of Ireland's Dáil election of 2002, with lists of candidates, an analysis of manifestos, and results, is still available, accessible from an index hub which can be found here.

ARCHIVE - IRISH REFERENDUM MARCH 2002

Ireland votes 'no' in abortion referendum - 14 March 2002
On 6 March Irish voters narrowly rejected a constitutional amendment to restrict the conditions under which abortion would be permissible. We have the results of the vote and the ballot question, with its explanation of the issue, here.

ARCHIVE - UK ELECTION JUNE 2001

All articles relating to the June 2001 UK parliamentary election and the Northern Ireland local elections have been moved to a separate section of the site; click here for an index of the articles.

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