Cork North–West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Cork North–West
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Cork North–West within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1981
Seats 3
TDs
County/City council County Cork
EP constituency South

Cork North–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1981 general election. It is a large rural 3 seat constituency. Due to its size and landscape it is considered one of the most difficult constituencies to canvass in Ireland. The constituency itself encompasses the western part of Ireland's largest county of Cork. It runs from Charleville and Rockchapel in the north to Ballingeary, Crookstown and Crossbarry in the south. The constituency also takes in parts of the Mallow and Fermoy electoral areas.[1]

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:

"In the county of Cork the electoral divisions of:
Ballygroman, Ballymurphy, Bengour, Brinny, Kilbonane, Knockavilla, Moviddy, Murragh, Teadies, Templemartin, in the former Rural District of Bandon;
Ballincollig, Ovens, in the former Rural District of Cork;
Aultagh, Bealock, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Carrigboy, Castletown, Coolmountain, Garrown, Kinneigh, Manch, Teerelton, in the former Rural District of Dunmanway;
Allow, Ballyhoolahan, Banteer, Barleyhill, Barnacurra, Bawncross, Boherboy, Castlecor, Castlemagner, Clonfert East, Clonfert West, Clonmeen, Coolclogh, Dromina, Glenlara, Gortmore, Greenane, Kanturk, Kilbrin, Kilmeen, Knockatooan, Knocktemple, Meens, Milford, Nad, Newmarket, Newtown, Roskeen, Rosnalee, Rowls, Tincoora, Tullylease, Williamstown, in the former Rural District of Kanturk;
Aghinagh, An Sliabh Riabhach, Aglish, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Cannaway, Ceann Droma, Cill na Martra, Claonráth, Clondrohid, Clonmoyle, Doire Fhínín, Gort na Tiobratan, Greenville, Inchigeelagh, Kilberrihert, Macloneigh, Magourney, Mashanaglass, Na hUláin, Rahalisk, Warrenscourt, in the former Rural District of Macroom;
Ardskeagh, Churchtown, Imphrick, Liscarroll, Milltown, Rathluirc, Springfort, Streamhill, Templemary, in the former Rural District of Mallow;
Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Crinnaloo, Cullen, Derragh, Doonasleen, Drishane, Keale, Kilcorney, Knocknagree, Rathcool, Skagh, in the former Rural District of Millstreet;
and the town of Macroom."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork North–West 1981–[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[3] Thomas Meaney
(FF)
Donal Creed
(FG)
Frank Crowley
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[4]
24th 1982 (Nov)[5] Donal Moynihan
(FF)
25th 1987[6]
26th 1989[7] Laurence Kelly
(FF)
Michael Creed
(FG)
27th 1992[8] Donal Moynihan
(FF)
28th 1997[9] Michael Moynihan
(FF)
29th 2002[10] Gerard Murphy
(FG)
30th 2007[11] Batt O'Keeffe
(FF)
Michael Creed
(FG)
31st 2011[12] Áine Collins
(FG)

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]

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Cork North–West[12]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fine Gael Michael Creed 22.1 10,112 10,264 10,426 10,797 12,415  
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 19.3 8,845 9,009 10,699 11,108 11,362 11,423
Fine Gael Áine Collins 17.2 7,884 8,223 8,345 8,738 10,534 11,242
Labour Party Martin Coughlan 14.0 6,421 7,066 7,255 8,952 9,918 10,128
Fine Gael Derry Canty 9.5 4,325 4,470 4,704 5,092    
Sinn Féin Des O'Grady 7.4 3,405 3,916 4,052      
Fianna Fáil Daithi Ó Donnabháin 5.6 2,545 2,633        
People Before Profit Anne Foley[13] 3.4 1,552          
Green Party Mark Collins 1.4 651          
Electorate: 62,129   Valid: 45,740   Spoilt: 454 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,436   Turnout: 46,194 (74.4%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Cork North–West[11]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fine Gael Michael Creed 22.6 10,516 10,878 12,420    
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 21.7 10,146 10,243 10,384 14,001  
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 17.3 8,040 8,213 8,498 10,668 12,665
Fine Gael Gerard Murphy 15.8 7,397 7,545 7,970 8,309 8,657
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 14.1 6,546 6,638 6,919    
Labour Party Martin Coughlan 4.9 2,288 2,980      
Green Party Caroline Robinson 3.6 1,687        
Electorate: 64,085   Valid: 46,620   Spoilt: 401 (0.8%)   Quota: 11,656   Turnout: 47,021 (73.3%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Cork North–West[10]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 27.2 10,540      
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 22.9 8,893 9,485 10,154  
Fine Gael Gerard Murphy 22.0 8,548 8,729 9,417 9,507
Fine Gael Michael Creed 20.1 7,787 7,817 9,157 9,460
Labour Party Martin Coughlan 6.8 2,668 2,694    
Christian Solidarity Gerry Duffy 1.0 383 389    
Electorate: 53,699   Valid: 38,819   Spoilt: 574 (1.5%)   Quota: 9,705   Turnout: 39,393 (73.3%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Cork North–West[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael Creed 8,041 23.1 1 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 8,299 23.9 2 2
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 7,867 22.6 3 3
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 6,253 18.0
Labour Party Bill Cashin 2,574 7.4
Independent Donnie Howard 1,729 5.0
Electorate: 47,119   Valid: 34,763   Spoilt: 401 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,691   Turnout: 35,164 (74.6%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Cork North–West[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 6,375 19.1 1 4
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 6,642 19.9 2 4
Fine Gael Michael Creed 8,034 24.1 3 4
Fianna Fáil Laurence Kelly 4,201 12.6
Labour Party Bill Cashin 4,729 14.2
Fianna Fáil Dan Fleming 3,176 9.5
Independent Barbara Hyland 180 0.5
Electorate: 44,848   Valid: 33,337   Spoilt: 566 (1.7%)   Quota: 8,335   Turnout: 33,903 (75.6%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Cork North–West[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael Creed 9,059 27.9 1
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 8,632 26.6 2
Fianna Fáil Laurence Kelly 7,523 23.2 3
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 6,953 21.4
Independent William Fitzsimon 260 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,427   Quota: 8,107   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Cork North–West[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 7,431 22.3 1
Fine Gael Donal Creed 7,057 21.1 2
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 7,777 23.3 3
Fianna Fáil Jack Roche 7,343 22.0
Progressive Democrats Seán O'Riordan 3,796 11.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,404   Quota: 8,352   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Cork North–West[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Donal Creed 8,882 26.7 1
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 7,381 22.2 2
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 5,417 16.3 3
Fianna Fáil Jack Roche 6,272 18.9
Fianna Fáil James Long 3,086 9.3
Labour Party Martin McCarthy 2,199 6.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,237   Quota: 8,310   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Cork North–West[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas Meaney 20.9 7,025 7,433 10,037  
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 21.6 7,240 8,342 8,754  
Fine Gael Donal Creed 21.8 7,305 8,038 8,115 8,142
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 15.3 5,137 5,356 6,095 7,731
Fianna Fáil Michael Donegan 11.1 3,726 3,953    
Labour Party Michael Smith 9.2 3,061      
Electorate: 40,156   Valid: 33,494   Spoilt: 237 (0.7%)   Quota: 8,374   Turnout: 33,731 (83.9%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Cork North–West[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Meaney 9,756 28.7 1
Fine Gael Donal Creed 8,104 23.9 2
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 6,174 18.2 3
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 5,865 17.3
Labour Party Michael Smith 4,048 11.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,947   Quota: 8,487   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 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 1981: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1987: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1989: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1992: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1997: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 2002: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 2007: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 February 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 2011: Cork North–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  13. ^ Foley campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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