2019 European Parliament election in Ireland

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Reports, analyses and information on the electoral campaign and the aftermath of the European Parliament election held in Ireland on 24 May 2019.

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Climate change and the potential for an EU army were growing issues during the Irish electoral campaign.

According to estimated results, governing Fine Gael party became the strongest force with 29, 59%. Conservative Fianna Fáil had 16,55%, left-wing nationalist Sinn Féin (SF) had 11, 68% just ahead of the Green party with 11,37%, while the Independents took 23,92% of the vote.

Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada sought a recount of votes in the Ireland South constituency as she was just over 300 votes behind the Greens' Senator, Grace O'Sullivan.

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Commentary and Analysis
Wikipedia: 2019 European Parliament election in Ireland https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_European_Parliament_election_in_Ireland
Raidió Teilifís Éireann News: European Election Candidates. https://www.rte.ie/news/eu-candidates-2019/
Politico: 2019 European Elections Ireland https://www.politico.eu/2019-european-elections/ireland/
EurActiv, 12/04/2019: EU country briefing: Ireland https://www.euractiv.com/section/eu-elections-2019/news/eu-country-briefing-ireland/
LSE: Europp Blog, 18/05/2019: European Parliament elections preview: Ireland https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2019/05/18/european-parliament-elections-preview-ireland/

EUObserver, 10/05/2019: Poll: Irish conservatives lead EP election race https://euobserver.com/tickers/144862
Deutsche Welle, 17/05/2019: Inside Europe: Irish perspectives on European Parliament vote https://p.dw.com/p/3Ibsy
Irish Times, 22/05/2019: Fine Gael tries to save second Ireland South seat as Fianna Fáil presses for gains https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/fine-gael-tries-to-save-second-ireland-south-seat-as-fianna-f%C3%A1il-presses-for-gains-1.3900988
BBC News, 28/05/2019: European elections 2019: Dublin count halted over vote dispute https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48423896
The Irish Times, 29/05/2019: Ireland South recount gets under way as Greens poised to take final seat https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/ireland-south-recount-gets-under-way-as-greens-poised-to-take-final-seat-1.3908037
BBC News, 30/05/2019: European elections 2019: Ireland South recount 'could take up to 28 days' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48464786?intlink_from_url=https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world/europe&link_location=live-reporting-story

Election Results.eu: National Results Ireland https://election-results.eu/national-results/ireland/2019-2024/
European Elections.eu: How to Vote in Ireland https://www.european-elections.eu/how-to-vote/ireland

ESO Records
Political campaign ahead of 2019 European Parliament elections https://www.europeansources.info/record/political-campaign-ahead-of-2019-european-parliament-elections/
European Parliament elections, 23-26 May 2019 https://www.europeansources.info/record/european-parliament-elections-23-26-may-2019/

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