2019 European Election candidates: An Overview

In this post, I will be detailing the names of the candidates for May’s European Elections contests (in the Republic of Ireland) by constituency.

As new candidates are confirmed between now and the election itself, I will be updating this post to include their names.

Any links that are provided here will be solely to newspaper/media coverage that “prove” that a certain candidate has been selected. There will be no direct links to candidate home pages and other social media accounts, as well as to political party home pages.

Dublin constituency (4 Seats):

Fine Gael: (Brian Hayes is not contesting)

Fianna Fail: Barry Andrews

Sinn Fein: Lynn Boylan MEP

Labour Party: Cllr. Alex White

Green Party: Cllr. Ciarán Cuffe


People Before Profit: Gillian Brien

Social Democrats: 


Workers Party: Cllr. Eilis Ryan


In Dublin, as of now, two of the five candidates (40.0%) listed here as contesting this constituency are female and three (60.0%) are male.

Not surprisingly, all of the candidates selected/declared for this constituency, as of now, are based in the Dublin region. Three of the Dublin-based candidates have bases/addresses on the North side of the City (although Ciarán Cuffe was formerly a Dáil deputy for the Dún Laoghaire constituency), while the other candidates have a base/address on the South side of the City.

Only one of these candidates (as listed here) contested the Dublin constituency at the last European elections in 2014, although some more incumbents/former candidates may well be selected/declare themselves over the coming months.


Midlands-North-West constituency (4 Seats):

Fine Gael: 

Fianna Fail: P

Sinn Fein: Matt Carthy MEP

Labour Party: Dominic Hannigan

Green Party:  Saoirse McHugh


People Before Profit:

Social Democrats:

Renua: Michael O’Dowd

Workers Party: 


In Midlands-North-West, one of the three selected/declared candidates (33.3%) listed here as having been selected/declared to contest this constituency is female and two (33.3%) is male. One hails from Connacht-Ulster (Mayo), while the other two candidates hail from north Leinster (Louth and Meath).


South constituency (5 Seats):

Fine Gael: 

Fianna Fail: (Brian Crowley is not contesting this election)

Sinn Fein: Liadh Ní Riada MEP

Labour Party: 

Green Party: Senator Grace O’Sullivan


People Before Profit: Adrienne Wallace

Social Democrats:


Workers Party: 


In South, three of the three candidates selected/declared to date (100.0%) are female and none of the candidates (0.0%) is male. One of the candidates is based in south Leinster (Carlow), while the other two candidates are based in Munster (Waterford, Cork).


Twelve candidates have been confirmed as European Elections candidates, to date. In all, across the three different European Elections constituencies six of the candidates (50.0%) are female and six (50.0%) are male.


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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