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MEP Replacement Lists 2009 Elections

In Ireland, there are no by-elections to the European Parliament. If an MEP resigns from office or dies during his or her mandate, the vacancy is filled from a replacement list, which is presented by parties or independent candidates to the returning officer in their constituency prior to each European election. The relevant replacement lists so submitted prior to the 2009 elections were as listed below, with those on the lists who have become MEPs (either directly in 2009 or subsequently as replacements) indicated in brackets.

It should also be noted that a number of others on these lists have since been elected TD or Senator, and are thus currently ineligible as replacement MEPs by virtue of the European ban on the dual mandate.

Replacement Candidates: Dublin Constituency

Fine Gael
1. O'MUIRI, NAOISE
2. O'CONNELL, GERRY
3. BREEN, GERRY
4. RICHMOND, NEALE
5. KENNEDY, JOHN

Labour Party
1. COSTELLO, EMER
2. O'SULLIVAN, AIDAN
3. FREEHILL, MARY
4. O'TOOLE, DESMOND
5. MULLIGAN, LORAINE
6. HIGGINS, ROSS

Socialist Party
1. DALY, CLARE
2. COPPINGER, RUTH
3. MURPHY, MICK
4. KEANE, DENIS
5. MURPHY, PAUL (replaced HIGGINS, JOE in 2011)

Replacement Candidates: East Constituency

Fianna Fáil
1. AYLWARD, LIAM (elected MEP)
2. BYRNE, THOMAS
3. MCDONALD, LISA
4. WALSH, JIM
5. BRIDGETT, GERRY

Fine Gael
1. MCGUINNESS, MAIREAD (elected MEP)
2. PHELAN, JOHN PAUL
3. TWOMEY, LIAM
4. CORCORAN KENNEDY, MARCELLA
5. SCULLY, DARREN
6. O'DOWD, MICHAEL

Labour Party
1. NASH, GERALD
2. BYRNE, KEVIN
3. BUTLER, SEAN
4. FERRIS, ANNE
5. McGOWAN, NIAMH
6. LAWLOR, GEORGE
7. O'BRIEN, SEAN

Replacement Candidates: North West Constituency

Fianna Fáil
1. GALLAGHER, PAT THE COPE (elected MEP)
2. MOONEY, PASCHAL CANICE
3. O'ROURKE, PAT
4. LEYDEN, TERRY
5. O'CONNOR, GERALD

Fine Gael
1. HIGGINS, JIM (elected MEP)
2. O'REILLY, JOE
3. COONEY, MARK
4. FEENEY, PETER
5. COMISKEY, MICHAEL
6. O'NEILL, BARRY
7. McKIERNAN, SEAN
8. HUMPHREYS, HEATHER

Independents
1. CONNOLLY, PAUDGE
2. BREEN, JAMES

Replacement Candidates: South Constituency

Fianna Fáil
1. CROWLEY, BRIAN (elected MEP)
2. O'KEEFFE, NED
3. HANAFIN, JOHN
4. AHERN, MICHAEL
5. DALY, MARK

Fine Gael
1. BURKE, COLM
2. KELLY, SEAN (elected MEP)
3. BRADFORD, PAUL
4. MURPHY, DARA
5. GREENE, MARY
6. BERKERY, TOM
7. HARRINGTON, NOEL

Labour Party
1. SPRING, ARTHUR J.
2. PRENDERGAST, PHIL (replaced KELLY, ALAN in 2011)
3. LEDDIN, JOE
4. O'DOWD, VIRGINIA
5. KHAN, MARK