Cork City (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Cork City
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1977
Abolished 1981
Seats 5
County/City council Cork City

Cork City was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974.[1] It was only used for the 1977 general election and a by-election in 1979. The constituency was defined as the county borough of Cork, except the part which was in the Cork Mid constituency.[1] It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 and replaced by Cork North–Central and Cork South–Central.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork City 1977–1981[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
21st 1977[3] Jack Lynch
(FF)
Seán French
(FF)
Pearse Wyse
(FF)
Peter Barry
(FG)
Patrick Kerrigan
(Lab)
1979 by-election[4] Liam Burke
(FG)
22nd 1981 Constituency abolished. See Cork North–Central and Cork South–Central

Note: The columns in this table are used only for presentational purposes, and no significance should be attached to the order of columns. For details of the order in which seats were won at each election, see the detailed results of that election.

Elections[edit]

1979 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD Patrick Kerrigan, a by-election was held on 7 November 1979. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Liam Burke.

1979 by-election: Cork City[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Burke 12,832 33.2 1
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 13,890 35.9
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 8,742 22.6
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Ted Tynan 3,193 8.3
Electorate: 70,164   Valid: 38,657   Quota: 19,329   Turnout: 55.1%

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Cork City[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fianna Fáil Jack Lynch 39.0 20,079              
Fianna Fáil Pearse Wyse 8.7 4,461 9,718            
Fine Gael Peter Barry 13.5 6,923 7,098 7,117 7,506 7,566 9,327    
Labour Party Patrick Kerrigan 10.2 5,254 5,551 5,577 5,883 6,575 7,121 7,214 10,314
Fianna Fáil Seán French 6.5 3,359 6,357 6,975 7,186 7,458 7,597 7,605 7,806
Fianna Fáil Máirín Quill 4.4 2,216 4,423 4,844 5,179 5,483 5,575 5,583 5,722
Fine Gael Liam Burke 6.0 3,082 3,188 3,195 3,322 3,409 3,993 4,634  
Fine Gael Samuel Allen 5.5 2,845 3,011 3,021 3,159 3,283      
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Ted Tynan 3.2 1,653 1,832 1,848 1,992        
Independent Maureen Black 2.9 1,525 1,706 1,730          
Electorate: 68,704   Valid: 51,461   Spoilt: 376 (0.7%)   Quota: 8,577   Turnout: 51,837 (75.4%)[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1977: Cork City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 30 July 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "By-election 1979: Cork City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  5. ^ The Irish Times, 20 June 1977, p7–10

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