Cork North–East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see North East Cork (UK Parliament constituency).
Cork North–East
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1961
Abolished 1981
Seats 5 (1961–1969)
4 (1969–1981)
County/City council County Cork

Cork North–East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1961 to 1981. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil until 1969, and then 4 thereafter. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961, for the 1961 general election to Dáil Éireann.[1] The constituency returned 5 deputies from 1961 to 1969. Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 this was reduced to 4 seats from 1969 onwards.[2]

It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980, when it was partially replaced by the new constituencies of Cork East and Cork North–West.

Boundaries[edit]

The district electoral divisions of the former Rural District of Fermoy; former rural district of Kanturk; former rural district of Mallow; former rural district of Midleton; former rural district of Mitchelstown No. 1; former rural district of Youghal; and the urban districts of Cobh, Fermoy, Mallow, Midleton and Youghal.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork North–East 1961–1981[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
17th 1961[4] Richard Barry
(FG)
Philip Burton
(FG)
Martin Corry
(FF)
John Moher
(FF)
Patrick McAuliffe
(Lab)
18th 1965[5] Jerry Cronin
(FF)
19th 1969[6] Gerard Cott
(FG)
Seán Brosnan
(FF)
4 seats
1969–1981
20th 1973[7] Patrick Hegarty
(FG)
Liam Ahern
(FF)
1974 by-election[8] Seán Brosnan
(FF)
21st 1977[9]
1979 by-election[10] Myra Barry
(FG)
22nd 1981 Constituency abolished. See Cork East and Cork North–West

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 Fianna Fáil TD Seán Brosnan, a by-election was held on 7 November 1979. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Myra Barry.

1979 by-election: Cork North–East[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Myra Barry 15,939 38.7 1
Fianna Fáil John Brosnan 14,961 36.3
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Joe Sherlock 9,395 22.8
Independent Mary Duggan 911 2.2
Electorate: 60,075   Valid: 41,206   Quota: 20,604   Turnout: 68.6%

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Cork North–East[3][9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Brosnan 8,840 18.7 1
Fine Gael Richard Barry 7,590 16.0 2
Fianna Fáil Jerry Cronin 8,352 17.6 3
Fine Gael Patrick Hegarty 6,117 12.9 4
Fianna Fáil Carey Joyce 5,630 11.9
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Joe Sherlock 4,485 9.5
Independent Noel Collins 2,433 5.1
Fine Gael Michael Broderick 2,036 4.3
Labour Party Liam Duggan 1,094 2.3
Independent John Kidney 788 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,365   Quota: 9,474   Turnout:

1974 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Liam Ahern, a by-election was held on 13 November 1974. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Seán Brosnan.

1974 by-election: Cork North–East[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Brosnan 19,928 49.4 1
Fine Gael Michael Broderick 13,708 34.0
Sinn Féin (Official) Joe Sherlock 5,363 13.3
Labour Party Liam Hurley 1,243 3.1
Independent Angela Cunningham 132 0.3
Electorate: 55,388   Valid: 40,374   Quota: 20,188   Turnout: 72.9%

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Cork North–East[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Jerry Cronin 9,608 24.0 1
Fine Gael Richard Barry 7,188 18.0 2
Fine Gael Patrick Hegarty 4,066 10.2 3
Fianna Fáil Liam Ahern 5,403 13.5 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Brosnan 5,029 12.6
Fine Gael Michael Broderick 2,994 7.5
Sinn Féin (Official) Joe Sherlock 2,488 6.2
Labour Party William Fennessy 1,887 4.7
Independent Noel Collins 1,228 3.0
Independent Cuthbert Kelly 100 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,991   Quota: 7,999   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Cork North–East[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Jerry Cronin 8,842 23.0 1 1
Fine Gael Richard Barry 7,133 18.6 2
Fine Gael Gerard Cott 3,162 8.2 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Brosnan 5,281 13.8 4
Fianna Fáil Liam Ahern 5,050 13.2
Labour Party Patrick McAuliffe 3,335 8.7
Fine Gael Jeremiah O'Hanlon 2,354 6.1
Labour Party Donie O'Driscoll 1,687 4.4
Fine Gael Daniel Casey 1,566 4.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,410   Quota: 7,683   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Cork North–East[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richard Barry 8,007 17.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Martin Corry 6,753 14.7 2
Labour Party Patrick McAuliffe 7,013 15.3 3
Fine Gael Philip Burton 4,949 10.8 4
Fianna Fáil Jerry Cronin 5,919 12.9 5
Fianna Fáil John Moher 4,905 10.7
Fianna Fáil Seán Brosnan 4,542 9.9
Fine Gael Cornelius Carey 3,626 7.9
Independent John O'Shaughnessy 227 0.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,941   Quota: 7,657   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Cork North–East[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richard Barry 8,454 19.0 1 1
Labour Party Patrick McAuliffe 7,584 17.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Martin Corry 7,093 15.9 3
Fine Gael Philip Burton 5,150 11.6 4
Fianna Fáil John Moher 5,304 11.9 5
Fianna Fáil Batt Donegan 5,318 12.0
Fine Gael Daniel Casey 3,663 8.2
Sinn Féin Denis O'Connor 1,939 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,505   Quota: 7,418   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1961: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1961: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1965: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1969: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1973: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "By-election 1974: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1977: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "By-election 1979: Cork North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2009. 

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