Cork North–Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Cork North–Central
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Cork North–Central within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1948
Seats 5 (1981–2007)
4 (2007–)
TDs
County/City council County Cork
Cork City
EP constituency South

Cork North–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote method of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980,[1] taking in parts of the former Cork City and Cork Mid constituencies. It was first used at the 1981 general election as a 5 seat constituency. It was reduced to 4 seats for the 2007 general election.

It is made up of the electoral areas of Cork City Council north of the River Lee, namely Cork North Central, Cork North East and Cork North West, and much of the Blarney electoral area of Cork County Council.[2]

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

"In the city of Cork the electoral divisions of:
Blackpool A, Blackpool B, Churchfield, Commons, Fair Hill A, Fair Hill B, Fair Hill C, Farranferris A, Farranferris B, Farranferris C, Gurranebraher A, Gurranebraher B, Gurranebraher C, Gurranebraher D, Gurranebraher E, Knocknaheeny, Mayfield, Montenotte A, Montenotte B, St. Patrick's A, St. Patrick's B, St. Patrick's C, Shanakiel, Shandon A, Shandon B, Sunday's Well A, Sunday's Well B, The Glen A, The Glen B, Tivoli A, Tivoli B;
and, in the county of Cork, the electoral divisions of:
Ballynaglogh, Blackpool, Blarney, Caherlag, Carrignavar, Carrigrohane Beg, Dripsey, Firmount, Glenville, Greenfort, Killeagh, Knockantota, Matehy, Rathcooney, Riverstown, St. Mary's, Whitechurch, in the former Rural District of Cork;
Carrig, Kildinan, Watergrasshill, in the former Rural District of Fermoy;
Gowlane, Kilcullen, Mountrivers, in the former Rural District of Macroom;
Ballynamona, Dromore, Kilshannig, Rahan, in the former Rural District of Mallow."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork North–Central 1981–[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[4] Toddy O'Sullivan
(Lab)
Liam Burke
(FG)
Bernard Allen
(FG)
Denis Lyons
(FF)
Seán French
(FF)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[5]
24th 1982 (Nov)[6] Dan Wallace
(FF)
25th 1987[7] Máirín Quill
(PD)
26th 1989[8] Gerry O'Sullivan
(Lab)
27th 1992[9] Liam Burke
(FG)
1994 by-election[10] Kathleen Lynch
(DL)
28th 1997[11] Billy Kelleher
(FF)
Noel O'Flynn
(FF)
29th 2002[12] Kathleen Lynch
(Lab)
30th 2007[13] 4 seats
from 2007
31st 2011[14] Jonathan O'Brien
(SF)
Dara Murphy
(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–Central[14]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Sinn Féin Jonathan O'Brien 15.2 7,923 7,942 7,978 8,022 8,053 8,254 8,567 11,131      
Labour Party Kathleen Lynch 14.7 7,676 7,696 7,734 7,749 7,847 7,953 8,236 9,504 9,905 14,088  
Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher 15.1 7,896 7,933 7,941 7,981 8,023 8,057 8,384 8,542 8,574 9,183 9,595
Fine Gael Dara Murphy 12.7 6,597 6,615 6,642 6,682 6,768 6,809 7,038 7,271 7,356 8,367 9,515
Fine Gael Pat Burton 13.6 7,072 7,104 7,117 7,155 7,240 7,263 7,585 7,778 7,816 8,453 9,233
Labour Party John Gilroy 11.7 6,125 6,134 6,154 6,158 6,245 6,303 6,659 7,156 7,293    
Socialist Party Mick Barry[15] 9.2 4,803 4,826 4,876 4,903 4,940 5,131 5,319        
New Vision Pádraig O'Sullivan 2.0 1,020 1,050 1,085 1,136              
Independent Kevin Conway 1.8 958 969 996 1020              
Workers' Party Ted Tynan 1.3 681 688 701 724              
Green Party Ken Walsh 1.0 524                    
Christian Solidarity Harry Rea 0.6 324                    
An Chomhdháil Phobail John Adams 0.5 282                    
Independent Benjamin Ashu Arrah 0.3 161                    
Independent Fergus O'Rourke 0.2 95                    
Electorate: 75,302   Valid: 52,137   Spoilt: 572 (1.1%)   Quota: 10,428   Turnout: 52,709 (70.0%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Cork North–Central[13]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher 22.3 9,456            
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 16.2 6,866 6,935 7,066 7,267 7,515 8,193 9,258
Fianna Fáil Noel O'Flynn 13.4 5,680 6,298 6,410 6,531 6,612 7,043 7,646
Labour Party Kathleen Lynch 12.3 5,221 5,315 5,513 6,104 6,673 7,366 9,061
Fine Gael Gerry Kelly 11.4 4,808 4,890 5,025 5,251 5,352 5,533 5,893
Sinn Féin Jonathan O'Brien 8.2 3,456 3,487 3,621 3,776 4,333 5,074  
Independent Dave McCarthy 5.9 2,492 2,533 2,662 2,776 3,064    
Socialist Party Mick Barry 4.0 1,700 1,707 1,841 1,995      
Green Party Chris O'Leary 3.5 1,503 1,528 1,690        
Independent John McCarthy 1.7 702 713          
Workers' Party Ted Tynan 0.6 263 267          
Independent Stephen Saleh 0.3 116 119          
Fathers Rights Niall Brennan 0.2 84 85          
Electorate: 67,777   Valid: 42,347   Spoilt: 471 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,470   Turnout: 42,818 (63.1%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Cork North–Central[12]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fianna Fáil Noel O'Flynn 16.4 7,387 7,441 7,495 7,525      
Labour Party Kathleen Lynch 11.8 5,313 5,402 5,628 6,142 6,683 7,496 8,418
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 12.1 5,458 5,503 5,597 5,672 6,184 6,601 7,650
Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher 12.8 5,801 5,849 5,885 5,940 6,630 6,969 7,456
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 12.3 5,537 5,608 5,632 5,675 6,235 6,577 7,187
Fine Gael Gerry Kelly 8.3 3,744 3,767 3,818 3,911 4,404 4,568 4,937
Independent Joe O'Callaghan 6.9 3,154 3,222 3,319 3,457 3,705 4,465  
Sinn Féin Jonathan O'Brien 6.3 2,860 2,965 3,223 3,405 3,483    
Progressive Democrats John Minihan 6.9 3,126 3,152 3,173 3,286      
Green Party Nicholas McMurray 2.5 1,155 1,196 1,329        
Socialist Party Mick Barry 2.1 936 1,026          
Workers' Party Ted Tynan 1.0 458            
Christian Solidarity Gerry Duffy 0.5 215            
Electorate: 79,063   Valid: 45,144   Spoilt: 548 (1.2%)   Quota: 7,525   Turnout: 45,692 (57.8%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Cork North–Central[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 7,746 17.6 1 1
Fine Gael Liam Burke 5,527 12.6 2 9
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 5,273 12.0 3 10
Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher 5,419 12.3 4 11
Fianna Fáil Noel O'Flynn 4,943 11.2 5 11
Democratic Left Kathleen Lynch 3,146 7.2
Progressive Democrats Máirín Quill 3,304 7.5
Labour Party Sheila O'Sullivan 2,321 5.3
Sinn Féin Don O'Leary 1,654 3.8
Green Party Jane Power 1,340 3.0
National Party Con O'Leary 1,114 2.5
Independent Paddy Mulcahy 899 2.0
Christian Solidarity Eddie Mullins 777 1.8
Workers' Party Jimmy Homan 545 1.2
Electorate: 71,873   Valid: 44,008   Spoilt: 408 (0.9%)   Quota: 7,335   Turnout: 44,416 (61.8%)

1994 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD Gerry O'Sullivan, a by-election was held on 10 November 1994. The seat was won by the Democratic Left candidate Kathleen Lynch.

1994 by-election: Cork North–Central[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Democratic Left Kathleen Lynch 9,843 26.4 1 8
Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher 9,528 25.5
Fine Gael Colm Burke 6,035 16.2
Labour Party Lisa O'Sullivan 4,003 10.7
Green Party Jane Power 1,856 5.0
Progressive Democrats Michael Burns 1,628 4.4
Sinn Féin Don O'Leary 1,304 3.5
Independent Con O'Leary 1,036 2.8
Workers' Party Jimmy Homan 1,082 2.9
Independent Donie O'Leary 445 1.2
Independent Gerry Duffy 426 1.1
Natural Law Nora Ann Luck 162 0.4
Electorate: 68,479   Valid: 37,348   Quota: 18,675   Turnout: 54.5%

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Cork North–Central[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Gerry O'Sullivan 10,008 22.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 6,455 14.4 2 12
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 5,263 11.7 3 14
Progressive Democrats Máirín Quill 5,192 11.6 4 16
Fine Gael Liam Burke 4,051 9.0 5 16
Fianna Fáil Billy Kelleher 3,017 6.7
Democratic Left John Kelleher 1,795 4.0
Fianna Fáil Denis Lyons 2,460 5.5
Independent Con O'Leary 1,036 2.3
Workers' Party Jimmy Homan 737 1.6
Green Party Donogh MacCarthy Morrogh 818 1.8
Fine Gael Michael O'Leary 894 2.0
Fianna Fáil Gene McCarthy 755 1.7
Sinn Féin Don O'Leary 618 1.4
Workers' Party Ted Tynan 446 1.0
Independent Donie O'Leary 481 1.1
Independent John O'Mahony 422 0.9
Christian Centrist Gerry Duffy 447 1.0
Electorate: 68,479   Valid: 44,895   Spoilt: 841 (1.8%)   Quota: 7,483   Turnout: 45,736 (66.8%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Cork North–Central[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Gerry O'Sullivan 7,058 17.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 5,405 13.1 2
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 6,032 14.6 3
Fianna Fáil Denis Lyons 4,008 9.7 4
Progressive Democrats Máirín Quill 4,203 10.2 5
Fine Gael Liam Burke 4,757 11.5
Workers' Party John Kelleher 3,395 8.2
Fianna Fáil Michael Bowes 2,865 7.0
Fianna Fáil Tim Brosnan 1,310 3.2
Independent Con O'Leary 1,180 2.9
Sinn Féin Kevin Wallace 766 1.9
Independent Noel Murphy 133 0.3
Independent Michael T. Murphy 68 0.2
Independent William Fitzsimon 67 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,247   Quota: 6,875   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Cork North–Central[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 7,509 17.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Lyons 5,039 11.6 2
Progressive Democrats Máirín Quill 5,046 11.6 3
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 5,934 13.7 4
Fine Gael Liam Burke 5,438 12.6 5
Workers' Party John Kelleher 2,628 6.1
Labour Party Gerry O'Sullivan 2,553 5.9
Fianna Fáil Paud Black 2,435 5.6
Progressive Democrats Joseph McCarthy 2,199 5.1
Labour Party Joseph O'Callaghan 1,167 2.7
Fianna Fáil Ann Whyte 1,144 2.6
Independent Bernie Murphy 684 1.6
Sinn Féin Don O'Leary 681 1.6
Independent Denis Tobin 576 1.3
Independent Noel Murphy 182 0.4
Independent Con O'Connell 75 0.2
Independent Michael T. Murphy 53 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,343   Quota: 7,224   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Cork North–Central[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 7,173 16.8 1 1
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 7,101 16.6 2
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 5,623 13.2 3
Fine Gael Liam Burke 5,219 12.2 4
Fianna Fáil Denis Lyons 4,999 11.7 5
Fianna Fáil Seán French 4,129 9.7
Fine Gael Colm Burke 2,368 5.5
Fianna Fáil Donal O'Connell 1,880 4.4
Workers' Party John Kelleher 1,836 4.3
Independent James Kenneally 1,725 4.0
Fine Gael William Nolan 714 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,767   Quota: 7,128   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Cork North–Central[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Denis Lyons 15.7 6,694 6,699 6,733 6,770 7,376            
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 15.1 6,407 6,410 6,428 6,526 6,584 6,587 7,052 8,144      
Fine Gael Liam Burke 14.6 6,234 6,237 6,255 6,300 6,336 6,338 6,476 7,502      
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 13.2 5,629 5,635 5,698 6,030 6,133 6,140 6,752 7,056 7,899    
Fianna Fáil Seán French 11.7 4,975 4,981 5,005 5,053 5,628 5,759 5,969 6,027 6,067 6,169 6,263
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 11.3 4,798 4,800 4,837 4,914 5,450 5,583 5,989 6,039 6,058 6,147 6,258
Fine Gael Tomás Ryan 6.0 2,562 2,563 2,565 2,587 2,592 2,594 2,611        
Independent James Kenneally 4.2 1,785 1,805 1,968 2,249 2,283 2,284          
Fianna Fáil Liam Ó Murchú 4.4 1,894 1,897 1,935 1,986              
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Ted Tynan 2.3 962 983 1,093                
Irish Republican Socialist Jim Lane 1.3 542 560                  
Independent James Corcoran 0.2 95                    
Electorate: 61,463   Valid: 42,577   Spoilt: 421 (0.9%)   Quota: 7,097   Turnout: 42,998 (69.9%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Cork North–Central[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 7,163 15.8 1
Fine Gael Liam Burke 6,497 14.3 2
Fine Gael Bernard Allen 4,308 9.5 3
Fianna Fáil Denis Lyons 5,394 11.9 4
Fianna Fáil Seán French 4,913 10.8 5
Fianna Fáil Máirín Quill 3,614 8.0
Fianna Fáil Dan Wallace 3,327 7.3
Anti H-Block Mairéad Farrell 2,751 6.1
Fine Gael Tomás Ryan 2,614 5.8
Fine Gael John Blair 2,046 4.5
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Ted Tynan 1,501 3.3
Independent James Kenneally 1,324 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,452   Quota: 7,576   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1980: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  3. ^ 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 1981: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1987: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1989: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1992: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "By-election 1994: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1997: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 2002: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 2007: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 2011: Cork North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  15. ^ Barry campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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