Parties in comparison
Explanation of the chart
The graph shows the economic orientation of the parties on the X-axis from left to right. The further left, the more actively the state should intervene via taxes, regulations and redistribution. The further to the right, the less the state should intervene.
On the Y-axis from top to bottom, the parties are categorized according to their life models. The further up a party, the more it prioritizes liberal lifestyles over traditional views and material goods. The further down, the more a party aligns itself with traditional lifestyles and sees the state as the moral authority for living together.
Data was collected through the 2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey by more than 400 policy experts. Party positions may change over time. Therefore, the chart serves only as an overview and cannot make statements about specific political topics.
Ryan Bakker, Liesbet Hooghe, Seth Jolly, Gary Marks, Jonathan Polk, Jan Rovny, Marco Steenbergen, and Milada Anna Vachudova. 2020. “2019 Chapel Hill Expert Survey.” - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Fianna FáilSoldiers of Destiny – The Republican Party
Fianna Fáil is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 37 MPs.
Fine GaelFamily of the Irish
Fine Gael is a center-right party that is currently represented in parliament with 35 seats.
Green PartyGreen Party
Green Party is a green party that is currently represented in parliament with 12 seats.
Sinn FéinWe Ourselves
Sinn Féin is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 37 MPs.
Independents is a party of undefinable orientation and currently represented in parliament with 19 MPs.
Labour PartyLabour Party
Labour Party is a center-left party that is currently represented in parliament with 6 seats.
Solidarity–People Before ProfitSolidarity-PBP
Solidarity–People Before Profit is a left party and currently represented in parliament with 5 MPs.
Aontú is a center-right party and currently represented in parliament with 1 MPs.
Independents 4 ChangeIndependents 4 Change
Independents 4 Change is a left party that is currently represented in the parliament with 1 MPs.
Renua IrelandRenua Ireland
Renua Ireland is a right-wing party from Ireland.