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Ireland

National Parliament Composition

National Poll Average

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Government

Head of State (President)Michael D. Higgins (*)
Head of Government (PM)Simon Harris (FG-EPP)
Parties in GovernmentFianna Fáil (FF-RE)
Fine Gael (FG-EPP)
Green Party (GP-G/EFA)

Parties

Fianna Fáil (FF)
Soldiers of Destiny – The Republican Party
Leader: Micheál Martin
Orientation: Centre-right (Dunphy, 2016, p. 247)
EP Affiliation: RE (RE, ALDE Party, LI, ALDE-PACE)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1926-…

Sinn Féin (SF)
We Ourselves
Leader: Mary Lou McDonald
Orientation: Left-wing (Poguntke et al., 2020; Szczerbiak & Taggart, 2024, p. 16)
EP Affiliation: LEFT (LEFT, UEL)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1905-…

Watch here our video about the party, in context of United Kingdom General election of 2019.

Fine Gael (FG)
Family of the Irish
Leader: Simon Harris
Orientation: Centre-right (Dunphy, 2016, p. 247; Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: EPP (EPP-EP, EPP Party, CDI, EPP-PACE)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1933-…

Green Party (GP)
Comhaontas Glas
Leader: Eamon Ryan
Orientation: Green politics (Dunphy, 2016, p. 247; Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: Greens/EFA (Greens/EFA, EGP, GG, SOC)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1981-… (Dunphy, 2016, p. 247)

Labour Party (LAB)
Páirtí an Lucht Oibre
Leader: Ivana Bacik
Orientation: Centre-left (Poguntke et al., 2020)
EP Affiliation: S&D (PES, PA, SI, SOC)
EU Stance: In favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 1912-… (Scarrow, 2014, p. 54)

Social Democrats (SD)
Daonlathaigh Shóisialta
Leader: Holly Cairns
Orientation: Centre-left
EP Affiliation: →S&D (intention to join S&D)
EU Stance: Somewhat in favour of EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2015-…

People Before Profit (PBP)
Pobal Roimh Bhrabús
Leader: Collective leadership
Orientation: Left-wing (Dunphy, 2016, p. 247)
EP Affiliation: ~LEFT (history with EACL)
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2005-…

Note: The party is part of the Solidarity–People Before Profit (S-PBP) or Dlúthphairtíocht–Pobal Roimh Bhrabús alliance.

Solidarity (S)
Neart le Chéile
Leader: Collective leadership
Orientation: Left-wing
EP Affiliation: ~LEFT
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2014-…

Note: The party is part of the Solidarity–People Before Profit (S-PBP) or Dlúthphairtíocht–Pobal Roimh Bhrabús alliance.

Independent Ireland (II)

Leader: Michael Collins
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: ~ ECR (ties with FdI Italy)
EU Stance: *
Years active: 2023-…

Right to Change (R2C)

Leader: Joan Collins
Orientation: Left-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration
Years active: 2020-…

Watch here our video from 2021 about the party.

Aontú (Aontú)
Unite
Leader: Peadar Tóibín
Orientation: Conservative
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2019-…

Independents for Change (I4C)
Neamhspleáigh ar son an Athraithe
Leader: Collective leadership
Orientation: Left-wing
EP Affiliation: LEFT (LEFT, UEL)
EU Stance: Neutral towards EU integration (Chapel Hill data)
Years active: 2014-…

Centre Party of Ireland (Centre)
Leader: Séamus Ó Riain
Orientation: Right-wing
EP Affiliation: *
EU Stance: Opposed to EU integration
Years active: 2015-…

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