Cork South–West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Cork South–West
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Cork South–West within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1961
Seats 3
TDs
County/City council County Cork
EP constituency South

Cork South–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]

It was created for the 1961 general election. The constituency encompasses the Bandon, Bantry and Skibbereen electoral areas of Cork County Council. It is a largely rural constituency, with many medium-sized towns, and runs from Dursey Island in the west to Ringabella in the east.[1]

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

"The county of Cork, except the parts thereof which are comprised in the constituencies of Cork East, Cork North–Central, Cork North–West and Cork South–Central."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork South–West 1961–[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
17th 1961[3] Michael Murphy
(Lab)
Edward Cotter
(FF)
Seán Collins
(FG)
18th 1965[4]
19th 1969[5] Flor Crowley
(FF)
John O'Sullivan
(FG)
20th 1973[6]
21st 1977[7] Joe Walsh
(FF)
Jim O'Keeffe
(FG)
22nd 1981[8] P. J. Sheehan
(FG)
Flor Crowley
(FF)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[9] Joe Walsh
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[10]
25th 1987[11]
26th 1989[12]
27th 1992[13]
28th 1997[14]
29th 2002[15] Denis O'Donovan
(FF)
30th 2007[16] P. J. Sheehan
(FG)
Christy O'Sullivan
(FF)
31st 2011[17] Michael McCarthy
(Lab)
Jim Daly
(FG)
Noel Harrington
(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–West[17]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fine Gael Jim Daly 19.4 8,878 9,255 9,696 10,508 13,242 13,242
Fine Gael Noel Harrington 15.1 6,898 7,212 7,479 7,668 9,568 11,104
Labour Party Michael McCarthy 14.3 6,533 7,257 8,709 9,212 10,539 10,754
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 13.1 5,984 6,208 6,481 9,453 10,079 10,155
Fine Gael Kevin Murphy 14.0 6,386 6,665 6,917 7,212    
Fianna Fáil Christy O'Sullivan 10.5 4,803 4,958 5,215      
Sinn Féin Paul Hayes 7.3 3,346 3,743        
Independent John Kearney 1.7 772          
Green Party Kevin McCaughey 1.7 765          
New Vision Dave McInerney 1.1 493          
Independent Edmund Butler 0.7 330          
New Vision Paul Doonan 0.5 239          
Independent Michael O'Sullivan 0.5 231          
Electorate: 62,174   Valid: 45,658   Spoilt: 390 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,415   Turnout: 46,048 (74.1%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Cork South–West[16]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Christy O'Sullivan 24.3 10,333      
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 17.8 7,560 7,813 8,471 10,667
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 18.2 7,739 7,976 8,387 10,126
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 18.3 7,760 8,008 8,417 9,420
Labour Party Michael McCarthy 9.6 4,095 4,471 5,912  
Green Party Quentin Gargan 6.7 2,860 3,293    
Sinn Féin Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin 5.1 2,150      
Electorate: 61,577   Valid: 42,497   Spoilt: 410 (0.9%)   Quota: 10,625   Turnout: 42,907 (69.7%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Cork South–West[15]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 20.4 7,695 7,774 7,862 8,277 8,863 10,179  
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 19.1 7,187 7,271 7,395 7,706 8,119 8,997 9,387
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 16.9 6,358 6,476 6,622 6,835 7,724 8,496 8,591
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 15.5 5,831 5,864 5,932 6,156 6,987 8,287 8,556
Independent Christy O'Sullivan 9.6 3,609 3,684 3,849 4,303 5,144    
Labour Party Michael McCarthy 9.1 3,442 3,505 3,636 4,030      
Sinn Féin Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin 3.5 1,308 1,329 1,372        
Sinn Féin Anne O'Leary 2.4 899 908 945        
Independent Theresa Heaney 1.9 748 864          
Independent Edmund Butler 1.6 621            
Electorate: 54,274   Valid: 37,698   Spoilt: 434 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,425   Turnout: 38,132 (70.3%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Cork South–West[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 8,008 22.9 1 3
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 7,454 21.3 2 3
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 7,586 21.7 3 3
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 6,081 17.4
Labour Party Michael Calnan 2,361 6.8
National Party Theresa Heaney 1,792 5.1
Green Party Paula Giles 1,221 3.5
Independent Áine Ní Chonaill 293 0.8
Independent Seán Ahern 199 0.6
Electorate: 49,382   Valid: 34,995   Spoilt: 319 (0.9%)   Quota: 8,749   Turnout: 35,314 (71.5%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Cork South–West[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 9,376 28.2 1 1
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 7,113 21.4 2 8
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 6,345 19.1 3 8
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 4,268 12.8
Labour Party Michael Calnan 3,757 11.3
Green Party Mary O'Donnell 1,424 4.3
Independent Timothy O'Donovan 379 1.1
Sinn Féin Ann O'Leary 330 1.0
Independent Kathleen Dwyer 158 0.5
Independent Andrew Dillon 149 0.5
Electorate: 45,769   Valid: 33,299   Spoilt: 623 (1.8%)   Quota: 8,325   Turnout: 33,922 (74.1%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Cork South–West[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 8,525 26.3 1
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 8,319 25.7 2
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 7,861 24.3 3
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 6,042 18.7
Progressive Democrats Cornelius Barry 1,259 3.9
Independent Stephen O'Neill 309 1.0
Independent William Fitzsimon 88 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,403   Quota: 8,101   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Cork South–West[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 9,488 28.4 1
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 7,814 23.4 2
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 6,752 20.2 3
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 5,644 16.9
Progressive Democrats Ray O'Neill 3,570 10.7
Independent Stan Davies 134 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,402   Quota: 8,351   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Cork South–West[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 8,704 26.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 8,432 25.5 2 1
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 7,756 23.5 3
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 5,340 16.2
Independent John O'Sullivan 2,468 7.5
Independent Elizabeth Ryder 319 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,019   Quota: 8,255   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Cork South–West[9]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 20.9 6,868 7,808 8,561  
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 20.8 6,834 7,626 8,451  
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 21.8 7,145 7,323 7,561 8,748
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 15.1 4,940 5,024 5,289 6,660
Fianna Fáil D. F. O'Sullivan 8.1 2,640 2,677 2,831  
Labour Party Michael Calnan 6.7 2,215 2,346    
Fine Gael John McCarthy 6.6 2,179      
Electorate: 40,969   Valid: 32,821   Spoilt: 208 (0.6%)   Quota: 8,206   Turnout: 33,029 (80.6%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Cork South–West[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 8,266 24.5 1
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 6,085 18.0 2
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 4,417 13.1 3
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 5,317 15.8
Labour Party Philip Murphy 3,244 9.6
Fine Gael John McCarthy 2,597 7.7
Fianna Fáil Peter Callanan 1,485 4.4
Fianna Fáil Eithne O'Mahony 1,256 3.7
Independent Seán Kelleher 1,097 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,764   Quota: 8,442   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Cork South–West[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Murphy 6,768 20.3 1
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 6,789 20.4 2
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 4,229 12.7 3
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 5,863 17.6
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,786 11.4
Fianna Fáil Vivian Callaghan 3,387 10.2
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 2,473 7.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,295   Quota: 8,324   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Cork South–West[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 6,420 21.1 1
Labour Party Michael Murphy 6,597 21.7 2
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 7,251 23.8 3
Fianna Fáil Terence Sullivan 5,989 19.7
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 4,204 13.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,461   Quota: 7,616   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Cork South–West[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 6,941 22.9 1
Labour Party Michael Murphy 6,647 21.9 2
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 4,654 15.3 3
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 4,562 15.0
Fianna Fáil John Cahalane 4,352 14.3
Fine Gael Seán Collins 3,216 10.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,372   Quota: 7,594   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Cork South–West[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Murphy 7,971 28.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 7,323 26.6 2 1
Fine Gael Seán Collins 5,180 18.8 3
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,942 14.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Finn 3,144 11.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,560   Quota: 6,891   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Cork South–West[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Murphy 7,381 25.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 5,591 19.3 2
Fine Gael Seán Collins 5,117 17.6 3
Independent Florence Wycherley 3,873 13.3
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,718 12.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Finn 3,367 11.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,047   Quota: 7,262   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 1961: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1965: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1969: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1973: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1977: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1981: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1987: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1989: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 1992: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 1997: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 2002: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  16. ^ a b "General election 2007: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2008. 
  17. ^ a b "General election 2011: Cork South–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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