2011 General Election Results

Seats for the Party’s:

Political Affiliation 2007 2011
Christian Solidarity 0 0
Fianna Fáil **excl. Ceann Comhairle 77 19
Fine Gael 51 76
Fís Nua n/a 0
Green Party 6 0
Labour Party 20 37
Sinn Féin 4 14
United Left Alliance n/a 5
• People Before Profit Alliance 0 2
– Socialist Workers Party 0 0
• Socialist Party 0 2
• Workers & Unemployed Action Group 0 1
• Declan Bree, Independent Candidate n/a 0
Workers Party of Ireland 0 0
Independent Candidates 5 14
• New Vision Independent Candidates n/a 1
**Ceann Comhairle 1 1
**Progressive Democrats 2 n/a
Confirmed Seats 166 166

**NOTES: The 2007 results are for the 2007 General Election alone, and do not allow for subsequent by-elections which saw seat changes between affiliations. The ‘Progress Democrats’ also won 2 seats in that election, but they are now disbanded. 165 seats are directly elected, and the 166th seat is filled automatically by the serving Ceann Comhairle (the Speaker Of the House). In 2011, this will be filled by a Fianna Fáil candidate (Séamus Kirk/Louth), as it was in 2007 too (John O’Donoghue/Kerry South).

Voter Turnout:

2007 2011
Electorate 3,110,914 3,198,765
Turnout % 67.03% 70.1%
Turnout 2,085,245 2,243,146

1st Preference Votes:

Political Affiliation 2007 2011
Christian Solidarity 1,705 2,102
Fianna Fáil 858,565 387,425
Fine Gael 564,428 801,729
Fís Nua n/a 938
Green Party 96,936 41,040
Labour Party 209,175 431,856
Sinn Féin 143,410 220,691
United Left Alliance n/a 59,423
• People Before Profit Alliance 9,333 21,551
– Socialist Workers Party 4,100 n/a
• Socialist Party 13,218 26,770
• Workers & Unemployed Action Group 5,707 8,818
• Declan Bree, Independent Candidate n/a 2,284
Workers Party of Ireland 3,026 3,056
Independent Candidates 100,722 272,400
• New Vision Independent Candidates n/a 25,422
• South Kerry Independent Alliance n/a 4,939
Fathers Rights 1,355 n/a
Immigration Control 1,329 n/a
Irish Socialist Network 505 n/a
Progressive Democrats 56,396 n/a
Spoiled Votes 19,435 22,529
Total Ballots Cast 2,085,245 2,243,146

**Notes: These overall party figures will look slightly different across different websites, due to different criteria used by different media outlets. Some will dump candidates from smaller party’s into the ‘Independent’ category, plus, there is also no real allowance for the overall United Left Alliance total on most other websites. That figure is generally split between figures for the Socialist Party, People Before Profit plus two Independent candidates (Seamus Healy, Tipperary South, Workers & Unemployed Action Group + Declan Bree, Sligo-North Leitrim, Independent). For these reasons, along with different seat totals, you will also find differing vote totals for Independent candidates across different websites.