Cork South–Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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

Cork South–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 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 first time under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980,[1] mainly drawing its electorate from the existing Cork Mid and Cork City constituencies.

Cork South–Central is predominantly an urban constituency and encompasses the electoral areas of Cork City Council south of the river Lee, together with most of the Carrigaline electoral area of Cork County Council, including the Ringaskiddy and Passage West areas. The Ballincollig area was moved to the Cork North–West constituency for the 2007 general election.

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:[2]

"The city of Cork, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Cork North–Central;
and, in the county of Cork, the electoral divisions of:
Ballygarvan, Bishopstown, Carrigaline, Douglas, Iniskenny, Lehenagh, Monkstown Rural, Monkstown Urban, in the former Rural District of Cork;
Carrigaline, Kilpatrick, Liscleary, Templebreedy, in the former Rural District of Kinsale."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork South–Central 1981–[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[4] Peter Barry
(FG)
Gene Fitzgerald
(FF)
Pearse Wyse
(FF)
Eileen Desmond
(Lab)
Hugh Coveney
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[5] Jim Corr
(FG)
24th 1982 (Nov)[6] Hugh Coveney
(FG)
25th 1987[7] John Dennehy
(FF)
Batt O'Keeffe
(FF)
Toddy O'Sullivan
(Lab)
Pearse Wyse
(PD)
26th 1989[8] Micheál Martin
(FF)
27th 1992[9] Batt O'Keeffe
(FF)
Pat Cox
(PD)
1994 by-election[10] Hugh Coveney
(FG)
28th 1997[11] Deirdre Clune
(FG)
John Dennehy
(FF)
1998 by-election[12] Simon Coveney
(FG)
29th 2002[13] Dan Boyle
(GP)
30th 2007[14] Deirdre Clune
(FG)
Michael McGrath
(FF)
Ciarán Lynch
(Lab)
31st 2011[15] Jerry Buttimer
(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 South–Central[15]
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 Count 12
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 16.7 10,715                      
Labour Party Ciarán Lynch 13.2 8,481 8,484 8,516 8,543 8,593 8,810 9,218 9,921 12,565      
Fine Gael Simon Coveney 14.8 9,447 9,450 9,471 9,521 9,558 9,712 9,976 10,169 10,531 10,872    
Fine Gael Jerry Buttimer 11.1 7,128 7,130 7,150 7,173 7,194 7,327 7,553 7,822 8,032 8,410 13,096  
Fianna Fáil Michael McGrath 11.3 7,221 7,248 7,274 7,327 7,350 7,484 7,635 7,911 8,120 8,393 9,025 10,023
Sinn Féin Chris O'Leary 8.2 5,250 5,251 5,291 5,319 5,414 5,688 5,796 6,463 6,719 7,268 7,640 8,187
Fine Gael Deirdre Clune 8.8 5,650 5,652 5,672 5,689 5,709 5,803 5,982 6,124 6,364 6,690    
Labour Party Paula Desmond 5.3 3,388 3,389 3,412 3,455 3,499 3,609 3,877 4,127        
Independent Mick Finn 3.7 2,386 2,387 2,440 2,540 2,597 2,882 2,960          
Green Party Dan Boyle 2.6 1,640 1,641 1,650 1,672 1,708 1,800            
New Vision David McCarthy 1.4 880 880 917 952 1,037              
Independent Ted Neville 0.8 523 523 547 581 639              
Independent Diarmaid Ó Cadhla 0.8 508 508 531 563                
Independent Seán Dunphy 0.7 448 448 481                  
Independent Eric Isherwood 0.3 193 193                    
Independent Finbarr O'Driscoll 0.1 92 92                    
Independent Gerard Linehan 0.1 90 90                    
Electorate: 90,044   Valid: 64,040   Spoilt: 624 (1.0%)   Quota: 10,674   Turnout: 64,664 (71.8%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Cork South–Central[14]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 19.0 11,226          
Fianna Fáil Michael McGrath 16.7 9,866          
Fine Gael Deirdre Clune 9.7 5,739 5,843 5,941 6,447 8,565 9,875
Labour Party Ciarán Lynch 9.2 5,466 5,566 5,730 6,528 7,285 9,851
Fine Gael Simon Coveney 9.9 5,863 5,960 6,058 6,451 8,042 9,363
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 8.6 5,062 5,810 5,921 7,087 7,448 8,067
Green Party Dan Boyle 8.4 4,945 5,057 5,263 6,318 6,994  
Fine Gael Jerry Buttimer 8.8 5,180 5,242 5,337 5,760    
Sinn Féin Henry Cremin 5.1 3,020 3,054 3,198      
Progressive Democrats John Minihan 2.7 1,596 1,706 1,807      
Immigration Control Ted Neville 1.4 804 814        
Independent Gerard Linehan 0.2 155 156        
Independent Morgan Stack 0.2 116 118        
Independent Maurice Fitzgerald 0.1 30 31        
Electorate: 91,090   Valid: 59,068   Spoilt: 592 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,845   Turnout: 59,660 (65.5%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Cork South–Central[13]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 26.7 14,742                  
Fine Gael Simon Coveney 9.4 5,183 5,757 5,793 5,906 6,038 6,634 11,573      
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 11.9 6,556 8,224 8,279 8,393 8,694 8,897 9,112 9,331    
Green Party Dan Boyle 9.0 4,952 5,394 5,506 5,766 6,334 7,761 8,304 9,317    
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 10.0 5,533 7,256 7,295 7,697 8,061 8,281 8,480 8,684 8,766 8,789
Independent Kathy Sinnott 9.0 4,984 5,393 5,491 5,909 6,450 7,215 7,724 8,654 8,696 8,783
Fine Gael Deirdre Clune 10.0 5,535 5,848 5,886 5,982 6,075 6,593        
Labour Party Brendan Ryan 5.9 3,282 3,461 3,509 3,743 3,966          
Sinn Féin Tom Hanlon 3.7 2,063 2,176 2,254 2,480            
Independent Con O'Connell 3.3 1,821 1,914 2,004              
Immigration Control Ted Neville 0.7 372 383                
Socialist Workers Michael O'Sullivan 0.4 217 227                
Electorate: 89,646   Valid: 55,240   Spoilt: 545 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,207   Turnout: 55,785 (62.2%)

1998 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Hugh Coveney, a by-election was held on 23 October 1998. It was won by the Fine Gael candidate Simon Coveney, son of the deceased TD.

1998 by-election: Cork South–Central[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Simon Coveney 16,212 37.7 1 3
Fianna Fáil Sinead Behan 12,658 29.4
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 8,171 19.0
Green Party Dan Boyle 3,461 8.1
Sinn Féin Henry Cremin 1,158 2.7
Progressive Democrats Peter Kelly 971 2.3
Independent Benny Cooney 197 0.5
Natural Law Brian McEnery 150 0.4
Independent Jim Tallon 29 0.1
Electorate: 87,606   Valid: 43,007   Quota: 21,504   Turnout: 49.1%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Cork South–Central[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 9,652 17.5 1 1
Fine Gael Hugh Coveney 9,524 17.2 2 1
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 7,279 13.2 3 7
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 6,524 11.9 4 9
Fine Gael Deirdre Clune 4,602 8.4 5 9
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 4,908 8.9
Green Party Dan Boyle 3,622 6.6
Fine Gael Sylvester Cotter 2,701 4.9
Progressive Democrats Tom Coughlan 2,304 4.2
Independent Derry Canty 1,497 2.7
Independent Matty O'Callaghan 1,254 2.3
Independent Tim Murphy 663 1.2
Independent Seán Twomey 215 0.4
Natural Law Nora Anne Luck 182 0.3
Independent Seán Ahern 112 0.2
Electorate: 84,288   Valid: 55,039   Spoilt: 362 (0.7%)   Quota: 9,174   Turnout: 55,401 (65.7%)

1994 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Progressive Democrats TD Pat Cox after his election to the European Parliament, a by-election was held on 10 November 1994. It was won by the Fine Gael candidate Hugh Coveney.

1994 by-election: Cork South–Central[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Hugh Coveney 13,128 31.2 1 6
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 13,316 31.6
Green Party Dan Boyle 6,677 15.9
Independent Brendan Ryan 2,618 6.2
Labour Party Joe O'Flynn 1,940 4.6
Progressive Democrats Alan Ellard 1,719 4.1
Christian Solidarity Catherine Kelly 1,704 4.0
Workers' Party Sean McCarthy 813 1.9
Independent Brian McEnery 219 0.5
Electorate: 78,420   Valid: 42,134   Quota: 21,068   Turnout: 53.7%

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Cork South–Central[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 9,662 18.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 7,939 14.8 2 11
Fine Gael Peter Barry 5,020 9.4 3 15
Progressive Democrats Pat Cox 6,720 12.5 4 15
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 5,532 10.3 5 15
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 3,925 7.3
Fine Gael Denis Cregan 2,925 5.5
Democratic Left Kathleen Lynch 2,539 4.7
Independent Liam Hurley 2,239 4.2
Fianna Fáil Barry Cogan 1,941 3.6
Fine Gael Jim Corr 1,828 3.4
Green Party Dan Boyle 1,166 2.2
Independent John Weldon 697 1.3
Sinn Féin Liam Burke 592 1.1
Independent Con O'Connell 526 1.0
Workers' Party Jerry McCarthy 172 0.3
Independent Seán Twomey 87 0.2
Independent Nora Anne Luck 85 0.2
Electorate: 76,141   Valid: 53,595   Spoilt: 712 (1.3%)   Quota: 8,933   Turnout: 54,307 (71.3%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Cork South–Central[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 6,300 11.8 1
Fine Gael Peter Barry 7,791 14.5 2
Progressive Democrats Pearse Wyse 5,527 10.3 3
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 6,564 12.2 4
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 5,586 10.4 5
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 6,012 11.2
Fine Gael Jim Corr 5,899 11.0
Workers' Party Kathleen Lynch 4,457 8.3
Fianna Fáil Barry Cogan 3,652 6.8
Progressive Democrats John Coleman 1,679 3.1
Independent William Fitzsimon 150 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,617   Quota: 8,937   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Cork South–Central[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Progressive Democrats Pearse Wyse 10,935 19.4 1
Fianna Fáil John Dennehy 6,099 10.8 2
Fine Gael Peter Barry 7,328 13.0 3
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 4,437 7.9 4
Labour Party Toddy O'Sullivan 4,862 8.6 5
Fine Gael Hugh Coveney 4,926 8.8
Fianna Fáil Barry Cogan 4,305 7.7
Fianna Fáil Micheál Martin 3,619 6.4
Progressive Democrats Owen Curtin 3,112 5.5
Workers' Party Kathleen Lynch 2,349 4.2
Independent Charles Hennessy 1,585 2.8
Independent Mary Dunphy 1,229 2.2
Independent Sean Beausang 756 1.3
Independent Bernie Murphy 441 0.8
Independent Cornelius O'Donovan 245 0.4
Independent Michael T. Murphy 31 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 56,259   Quota: 9,377   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Cork South–Central[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Peter Barry 9,472 19.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Pearse Wyse 8,673 17.5 2 1
Fine Gael Hugh Coveney 7,604 15.4 3
Labour Party Eileen Desmond 6,496 13.1 4
Fianna Fáil Gene Fitzgerald 7,136 14.4 5
Fianna Fáil Barry Cogan 3,375 6.8
Fine Gael Tomás Ryan 2,689 5.4
Workers' Party Noel Power 1,485 3.0
Independent Owen Casey 1,307 2.6
Fianna Fáil Valentine Jago 447 0.9
Irish Republican Socialist Jim Lane 398 0.8
Democratic Socialist Garry O'Sullivan 369 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 49,451   Quota: 8,242   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Cork South–Central[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Pearse Wyse 16.7 8,092        
Fine Gael Peter Barry 16.6 8,062 8,089      
Fianna Fáil Gene Fitzgerald 15.5 7,500 7,562 7,625 8,093  
Labour Party Eileen Desmond 13.4 6,494 6,613 6,907 7,287 8,399
Fine Gael Jim Corr 11.9 5,769 5,862 6,297 6,846 10,297
Fianna Fáil Donal Coleman 9.7 4,688 4,732 4,764 5,060 5,209
Fine Gael Hugh Coveney 8.7 4,210 4,246 4,558 4,780  
Independent Mary Kelly 3.9 1,929 2,057 2,090    
Fine Gael Denis Cregan 2.4 1,168 1,192      
Independent Declan Murphy 1.2 564        
Electorate: 64,507   Valid: 48,476   Spoilt: 347 (0.7%)   Quota: 8,080   Turnout: 48,823 (75.7%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Cork South–Central[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Peter Barry 18.1 9,010            
Fianna Fáil Pearse Wyse 15.7 7,819 7,827 8,533        
Fianna Fáil Gene Fitzgerald 15.8 7,889 7,898 8,295 8,413      
Labour Party Eileen Desmond 13.9 6,961 7,001 7,261 7,273 7,861 8,900  
Fine Gael Hugh Coveney 10.6 5,274 5,492 5,629 5,638 6,256 6,647 6,946
Fine Gael Jim Corr 9.4 4,705 5,055 5,153 5,158 5,958 6,364 6,571
Fianna Fáil Barry Cogan 7.7 3,821 3,831 4,439 4,503 4,602    
Fine Gael Denis Cregan 4.2 2,109 2,155 2,206 2,210      
Fianna Fáil Chrissie Ahern 3.9 1,988 1,993          
Independent Sean Twomey 0.7 358 359          
Electorate: 64,507   Valid: 49,934   Spoilt: 399 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,323   Turnout: 50,333 (78.0%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1980: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 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 South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 April 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1987: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1989: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1992: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "By-election 1994: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1997: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "By-election 1998: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 2002: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 2007: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 2011: Cork South–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 

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