ElectionGudie

May 18, 2002 Held

1,878,609
Voted
Ireland

Ireland

Election for Dáil Éireann (Irish House of Representatives)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,878,609
Valid Votes:1,857,902
Invalid Votes:20,707

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Fianna Fail 81 772,957

41.50%

Fine Gael 31 417,653

22.50%

Independents 13 204,428

11.00%

Labour Party 21 200,138

10.80%

Sinn Fein 5 121,039

6.50%

Progressive Democrats 8 73,628

4.00%

Green Party 6 71,480

3.80%

Socialist Party 1 14,896

0.80%

Other Parties - - -

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 165 seats in the House of Representatives (Dail Eireann)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Mary MCALEESE
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Bertie AHERN
  • Assembly: Ireland has a bicameral Parliament (Oireachtas) consisting of the Senate (Seanad Eireann) with 60 seats and the House of Representatives (Dail Eireann) with 166 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 7-year term.
  • In the Senate (Seanad Eireann), 49 members are elected in single-member constituencies and 11 members are nominated by popular vote. In the House of Representatives (Dail Eireann) 166 members are elected by popular vote on block lists by proportional representation.**

** The speaker of the Dail is returned automatically.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Fianna Fail
    • Leader: Bertie AHERN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 81
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 77
  • Party: Fine Gael
    • Leader: Michael NOONAN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 31
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 54
  • Party: Labour Party
    • Leader: Ruairi QUINN
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 21
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 17
  • Party: Progressive Democrats
    • Leader: Mary HARNEY
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 8
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 4
  • Party: Green Party / Trevor SARGENT
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 6
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 2
  • Party: Sinn Fein
    • Leader: Gerry ADAMS
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 5
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1
  • Party: Other Parties
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 14
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held June 6, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 3,931,347 (2002)
  • Registered Voters: 3,002,173 (2002)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 1,972,661 (2002)

·         Is Ireland a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Ireland ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (23 December 1985)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: N/A

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 22 (House of Representatives); 10 (Senate) (following the 2002 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 6 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Ireland a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Ireland ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 589,702 (est.)