At the moment our Euro representation is as follows;
FG : 4
FF : 3
LP : 3
SP : 1
However if you look at the current party ratings it looks like we are in for a big shake-up next year.
FG should be able to hold their 4 (one in each constituency) although the Dublin seat may be under a slight threat.
FF should also be able to hold their 3 and could challenge for one in Dublin where they currently have no MEP and on a very good day, for a second in Munster.
Labour are in serious trouble. The seats in East (Childers) and South loo to be gone and even in Dublin they could lose out to a swing to SF.
SP With Higgins not standing as his protege having a low profile, this seat is in serious trouble and may be gone completely if the ULA run a candidate.
Ind : Harkin is most likely to hold in North West.
The big winners are likely to be SF. They should take a seat in Dublin at the expense of Labour or SP. They should take Labour's seats in South and East. The only major challenge to them is in North West, where they are strong but will be fighting strong traditional votes for FF and FG and Harkin won't go down without a major fight.