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Irish MEPs: 1973-1979

From 1973, when Ireland joined the EU, up until the first direct elections to the European Parliament in 1979, Irish MEPs were nominated by the Dáil and Seanad and held a dual mandate.

Farrell McElgunn

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP January-March 1973

 

Michael Hilliard

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP January-March 1973

 

Sir Anthony Esmonde

National Party: Fine Gael
European Group: EPP

MEP January-March 1973

 

Conor Cruise O'Brien

National Party: Labour
European Group:  Socialist

MEP January-May 1973

 

David Thornley

National Party: Labour Party
European Group: Socialist Group

MEP 1973-1977

Committees

  • Economic and Monetary Affairs
  • External Economic Relations
  • Cultural Affairs and Youth
 

Richie Ryan

National Party: Fine Gael
European Group: EPP

MEP 1973; 1977-1986

Committees

  • Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection
  • Budgets
  • Budgetary Control
 

Charles McDonald

National Party: Fine Gael
European Group: EPP-ED

MEP 1973-1977

 

Brian Lenihan

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1973-1977

 

James Gibbons

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group:European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1973-1977

Committees

  • Agriculture
  • Public Health and Environment
 

Donal Creed

National Party: Fine Gael
European Group:  EPP

MEP 1973-1977

Committees

  • Agriculture
  • Public Health and the Environment
  • Regional Policy and Transport
 

Michael Yeats

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1973-1979

 

Thomas Nolan

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1973-1979

Committees

  • Budgets
  • Development and Cooperation
  • Youth and Cultural Affairs
 

Michael Herbert

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1973-1979

Committees

  • Regional Policy and Transport
  • External Economic Relations
 

Gerald L'Estrange

National Party: Fine Gael
European Group: EPP

MEP 1976-1979

 

Paddy Power

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group: European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1977-1979

 

Sean Brosnan

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group:  European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1977-1979

 

Ruairi Brugha

National Party: Fianna Fáil
European Group:  European Progressive Democrats

MEP 1977-1979