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Legislative elections: Dáil Éireann, 5-year term, proportional representation system (STV)
           · President: Mary McAleese (FF) · Taoiseach: Brian Cowen (FF) · Government: FF, GP

Party Ideology, Affiliation, Founding 2007 Seats 2002 Seats
Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party (FF) <
Soldiers of Destiny
Conservatism; Republicanism
 
ELDR
1926
41,6% 78 41,5% 81
Fine Gael - The United Ireland Party (FG) <
Family of the Irish
Centrism; Christian democracy
  
EPP, CDI
1933
27,3% 51 22,5% 31
Labour Party (LAB) <
 
Social democracy
 
PES, SI
1912
10,1% 20 10,8% 21
Sinn Féin (SF) <
We Ourselves
United Ireland; Irish nationalism, Republicanism, Socialism -
1905
6,9% 4 6,5% 5
Green Party (GP) <
 
Green politics
 
EGP, GG
1981
4,7% 6 3,8% 6
Progressive Democrats (PD)
(dissolved in 2009) 
Conservative liberalism
 
ELDR, LI
1985
2,7% 2 4,0% 8
Socialist Party (SP) <
 
Trotskyism
 
EACL, CWI
1996
0,6% - 0,8% 1
Independents - - 5,7% 5 9,5% 13
Others - - 0,2% - 0,7% -
Total - - - 166 - 166
Turnout - - 67,0% 62,6%

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2006-2012 zentele.de. Source: RTÉ (http://www.rte.ie). Archive: Elections 1948-1997.