Cork South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see South Cork (UK Parliament constituency).
Cork South
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1948
Abolished 1961
Seats 3
County/City council County Cork

Cork South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1948 to 1961. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, for the 1948 general election to Dáil Éireann.[1] It succeeded the constituency of Cork South–East. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961, when it was partially replaced by the new constituency of Cork South–West.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The administrative county of Cork except the portion thereof which was comprised in the constituencies of Cork Borough, Cork North, Cork East and Cork West.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork South 1948–1961[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[4] Dan Desmond
(Lab)
Patrick Lehane
(CnaT)
Seán Buckley
(FF)
14th 1951[5] Patrick Lehane
(Ind)
15th 1954[6] Tadhg Manley
(FG)
Seán McCarthy
(FF)
16th 1957[7]
17th 1961 Constituency abolished

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]

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Cork South[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tadhg Manley 4,769 17.8 1
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 6,146 22.9 2
Labour Dan Desmond 6,176 23.0 3
Fianna Fáil Sean MacDiarmaid Fawsitt 5,016 18.7
Independent Patrick Dineen 4,712 17.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,819   Quota: 6,705   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Cork South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Dan Desmond 7,704 25.8 1 1
Fine Gael Tadhg Manley 7,401 24.8 2
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 5,714 19.1 3
Fianna Fáil Seán MacDiarmaid Fawsitt 4,872 16.3
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Lehane 4,206 14.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,897   Quota: 7,475   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Cork South[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Dan Desmond 7,699 25.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 7,500 24.8 2
Independent Patrick Lehane 5,215 17.2 3
Fianna Fáil William Kent 3,964 13.1
Fine Gael Tadhg Manley 3,089 10.2
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 2,775 9.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,242   Quota: 7,561   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Cork South[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Dan Desmond 7,241 25.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 5,000 17.3 2
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Lehane 5,245 18.2 3
Fine Gael Eamonn O'Neill 4,488 15.6
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Browne 3,502 12.1
Clann na Poblachta Tom Hales 2,287 7.9
Fine Gael Michael O'Driscoll 1,077 3.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,840   Quota: 7,211   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1961: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  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 1948: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1951: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1954: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1957: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2009. 

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