Dún Laoghaire (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dún Laoghaire
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Dún Laoghaire within County Dublin
Current constituency
Created 1977
TDs
Seats 4 (1977–1981)
5 (1981–2011)
4 (2011–)
County/City council Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
EP constituency Dublin

Dún Laoghaire 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 form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created in 1977, replacing the earlier Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown constituency which was created in 1948.

In the 2011 general election the number of seats was reduced to 4 from 5.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency is located in the eastern area of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown county, consisting of the area around the town of Dún Laoghaire and including Ballybrack, Blackrock, Booterstown, Dalkey, Deansgrange, Glasthule, Killiney, Loughlinstown, Monkstown, Sallynoggin, Shankill, and Stillorgan.[3]

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

"In the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown the electoral divisions of:
Ballybrack, Blackrock-Booterstown, Blackrock-Carysfort, Blackrock-Central, Blackrock-Glenomena, Blackrock-Monkstown, Blackrock-Newpark, Blackrock-Seapoint, Blackrock-Stradbrook, Blackrock-Templehill, Blackrock-Williamstown, Cabinteely-Granitefield, Cabinteely-Kilbogget, Cabinteely-Pottery, Dalkey-Avondale, Dalkey-Bullock, Dalkey-Coliemore, Dalkey Hill, Dalkey Upper, Dún Laoghaire-East Central, Dún Laoghaire-Glasthule, Dún Laoghaire-Glenageary, Dún Laoghaire-Monkstown Farm, Dún Laoghaire-Mount Town, Dún Laoghaire-Sallynoggin East, Dún Laoghaire-Sallynoggin South, Dún Laoghaire-Sallynoggin West, Dún Laoghaire-Salthill, Dún Laoghaire-Sandycove, Dún Laoghaire-West Central, Foxrock-Beechpark, Foxrock-Deansgrange, Killiney North, Killiney South, Shankill-Rathmichael, Shankill-Rathsallagh, Shankill-Shanganagh, Stillorgan-Priory."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dún Laoghaire 1977–[4]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
21st 1977[5] David Andrews
(FF)
Liam Cosgrave
(FG)
Barry Desmond
(Lab)
Martin O'Donoghue
(FF)
4 seats
1977–1981
22nd 1981[6] Liam T. Cosgrave
(FG)
Seán Barrett
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[7]
24th 1982 (Nov)[8] Monica Barnes
(FG)
25th 1987[9] Geraldine Kennedy
(PD)
26th 1989[10] Brian Hillery
(FF)
Eamon Gilmore
(WP)
27th 1992[11] Helen Keogh
(PD)
Eamon Gilmore
(DL)
Niamh Bhreathnach
(Lab)
28th 1997[12] Mary Hanafin
(FF)
Eamon Gilmore
(Lab)
Monica Barnes
(FG)
29th 2002[13] Barry Andrews
(FF)
Fiona O'Malley
(PD)
Ciarán Cuffe
(GP)
30th 2007[14] Seán Barrett
(FG)
31st 2011[15] Mary Mitchell O'Connor
(FG)
Richard Boyd Barrett
(PBP)
4 seats
from 2011

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: Dún Laoghaire[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
Labour Party Eamon Gilmore 20.2 11,468                    
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 18.5 10,504 10,516 10,538 10,573 10,666 10,913 11,274 11,723      
Fine Gael Mary Mitchell O'Connor 16.0 9,087 9,094 9,120 9,163 9,239 9,568 9,998 10,309 10,451 13,005  
People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett[1] 10.9 6,206 6,228 6,271 6,332 6,384 6,795 7,132 7,413 7,453 9,914 10,794
Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin 9.0 5,090 5,096 5,107 5,130 5,217 5,392 5,606 7,874 8,013 8,889 9,420
Labour Party Ivana Bacik 10.1 5,749 5,826 5,857 5,904 5,916 6,200 6,953 7,260 7,306    
Fianna Fáil Barry Andrews 6.2 3,542 3,545 3,554 3,569 3,594 3,713 3,886        
Green Party Ciarán Cuffe 3.8 2,156 2,158 2,187 2,222 2,234 2,429          
Independent Victor Boyhan 1.5 834 835 851 912 941            
Independent Carl Haughton 0.8 456 457 500 563 594            
Independent Trevor Patton 0.8 445 446 467 500 515            
Christian Solidarity Daire Fitzgerald 0.8 434 434 441 450              
New Vision Nick Crawford 0.7 394 394 438                
Independent Mike Deegan 0.5 311 311                  
Electorate: 80,115   Valid: 56,676   Spoilt: 481 (0.8%)   Quota: 11,336   Turnout: 57,157 (71.3%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Dún Laoghaire[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
Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin 20.2 11,884                  
Fianna Fáil Barry Andrews 14.6 8,587 9,977                
Labour Party Eamon Gilmore 12.2 7,127 7,254 7,492 7,514 8,720 9,225 9,937      
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 9.2 5,361 5,418 5,456 5,465 5,640 6,274 8,581 8,633 13,090  
Green Party Ciarán Cuffe 7.7 4,534 4,626 4,865 4,886 5,173 6,045 6,368 6,399 7,357 9,910
People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett 8.9 5,233 5,294 5,798 5,813 5,943 6,362 6,705 6,732 7,139 7,890
Fine Gael Eugene Regan 7.1 4,162 4,209 4,230 4,237 4,497 5,186 6,248 6,289    
Fine Gael John Bailey 7.3 4,309 4,359 4,406 4,415 4,547 4,932        
Progressive Democrats Fiona O'Malley 6.7 3,959 4,165 4,212 4,309 4,437          
Labour Party Oisín Quinn 3.9 2,265 2,316 2,366 2,377            
Sinn Féin Eoin Ó Broin 2.2 1,292 1,309                
Electorate: 89,035   Valid: 58,713   Spoilt: 397 (0.7%)   Quota: 9,786   Turnout: 59,110 (66.4%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Dún Laoghaire[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 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin 16.4 8,818 8,827 8,920 8,950              
Labour Party Eamon Gilmore 15.4 8,271 8,284 8,297 8,343 8,375 8,414 8,762 8,942      
Progressive Democrats Fiona O'Malley 13.4 7,166 7,171 7,188 7,217 7,260 7,309 7,498 7,577 7,707 8,259 9,264
Fianna Fáil Barry Andrews 13.8 7,425 7,431 7,449 7,459 7,483 7,519 7,676 7,742 8,289 8,367 8,918
Green Party Ciarán Cuffe 9.3 5,002 5,012 5,033 5,108 5,177 5,306 5,695 5,799 6,599 6,918 8,670
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 5.9 3,135 3,137 3,153 3,167 3,181 3,205 3,272 3,911 3,996 6,326 7,530
Labour Party Niamh Bhreathnach 7.3 3,893 3,899 3,900 3,935 3,970 4,002 4,102 4,247 4,550 5,090  
Fine Gael Helen Keogh 6.0 3,229 3,230 3,233 3,252 3,272 3,288 3,342 3,869 3,916    
Sinn Féin Michael O'Brien 4.0 2,159 2,160 2,173 2,176 2,192 2,205 2,405 2,421      
Fine Gael John Bailey 3.2 1,705 1,706 1,712 1,720 1,735 1,745 1,795        
Socialist Workers Richard Boyd Barrett 1.6 876 878 880 890 916 932          
Independent Patrick O'Keefe 1.1 593 596 614 628 684 724          
Independent Vincent MacDowell 0.6 345 354 369 394 418            
Independent Denis O'Buachalla 0.7 346 353 361 380              
Ind. Health Alliance Heather Williams 0.6 319 323 338                
Christian Solidarity Michael Redmond 0.5 265 267                  
Independent Barbara Hyland 0.2 86                    
Electorate: 91,522   Valid: 53,633   Spoilt: 438 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,939   Turnout: 54,071 (59.1%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Dún Laoghaire[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 9,223 17.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 8,933 16.5 2 3
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 7,576 13.9 3 7
Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin 5,079 9.4 4 7
Democratic Left Eamon Gilmore 7,534 13.9 5 7
Labour Party Niamh Bhreathnach 4,698 8.6
Progressive Democrats Helen Keogh 4,636 8.6
Green Party Vincent MacDowell 2,762 5.1
Christian Solidarity Gerard Casey 2,000 3.7
Independent Paddy Madigan 1,082 2.0
Independent Olaf Paul Tyaransen 348 0.6
Independent Jog Monster Raving Looney Abum 288 0.5
Independent Hazel Allshire Tyrrell 53 0.1
Independent Rory Stokes 41 0.1
Electorate: 87,994   Valid: 54,253   Spoilt: 393 (0.7%)   Quota: 9,043   Turnout: 54,646 (62.1%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Dún Laoghaire[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 13,418 22.6 1 1
Labour Party Niamh Bhreathnach 10,074 17.0 2 1
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 4,852 8.2 3 11
Progressive Democrats Helen Keogh 6,497 10.9 4 12
Democratic Left Eamon Gilmore 7,045 11.9 5 12
Fianna Fáil Brian Hillery 2,973 5.0
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 4,261 7.2
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 3,683 6.2
Fianna Fáil Betty Coffey 2,119 3.6
Green Party Vincent MacDowell 1,784 3.0
Independent Michael Quinn 1,705 2.9
Sinn Féin Kevin Fitzpatrick 801 1.4
Workers' Party Eamonn Murdock 110 0.2
Independent Martin McAneny 48 0.1
Electorate: 87,495   Valid: 59,370   Spoilt: 679 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,896   Turnout: 60,049 (68.6%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Dún Laoghaire[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 9,987 19.0 1
Workers' Party Eamon Gilmore 6,723 12.8 2
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 6,941 13.2 3
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 4,792 9.1 4
Fianna Fáil Brian Hillery 3,795 7.2 5
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 5,453 10.4
Progressive Democrats Geraldine Kennedy 4,713 9.0
Fianna Fáil Betty Coffey 3,333 6.4
Green Party Patricia Griffin 2,683 5.1
Labour Party Flor O'Mahony 1,760 3.4
Labour Party Jane Dillon Byrne 1,228 2.3
Sinn Féin Kevin Fitzpatrick 938 1.8
Independent Ann McGoldrick 110 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,456   Quota: 8,743   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Dún Laoghaire[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 8,414 15.1 1
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 7,284 13.1 2
Progressive Democrats Geraldine Kennedy 5,228 9.4 3
Labour Party Barry Desmond 6,484 11.6 4
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 4,923 8.8 5
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 4,870 8.7
Progressive Democrats Helen Keogh 4,203 7.6
Workers' Party Eamon Gilmore 4,054 7.3
Fianna Fáil Edward McDonald 3,265 5.9
Fianna Fáil Richard Conroy 2,897 5.2
Progressive Democrats Larry Lohan 1,592 2.9
Sinn Féin Kevin Fitzpatrick 1,202 2.2
Independent Ann McGoldrick 929 1.67
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 233 0.4
Independent Barbara Hyland 124 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,702   Quota: 9,284   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Dún Laoghaire[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 10,115 20.2 1 1
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 9,511 19.0 2 1
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 6,732 13.4 3
Labour Party Barry Desmond 6,130 12.2 4
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 7,643 15.2 5
Fianna Fáil Martin O'Donoghue 4,053 8.08
Fianna Fáil Valerie Goulding 2,492 5.0
Workers' Party Eamon Gilmore 1,368 2.7
Democratic Socialist Party John de Courcy Ireland 1,036 2.1
Fianna Fáil Owen Hammond 893 1.8
Independent Anthony Clarke 205 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,178   Quota: 8,364   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Dún Laoghaire[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 11,157 23.0 1 1
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 7,202 14.9 2
Labour Party Barry Desmond 7,776 16.0 3
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 7,931 16.4 4
Fianna Fáil Martin O'Donoghue 6,944 14.3 5
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 5,021 10.4
Fianna Fáil Clare Ó Mealóid 945 2.0
Independent Osgur Breathnach 574 1.2
Independent Ubi Dwyer 418 0.9
Independent Martin Donohoe 318 0.7
Independent Marion Kennedy 225 0.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,511   Quota: 8,086   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Dún Laoghaire[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 9,471 19.7 1 1
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 8,207 17.0 2 1
Labour Party Barry Desmond 5,935 12.3 3
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 7,296 15.2 4
Fianna Fáil Martin O'Donoghue 6,045 12.6 5
Fine Gael Monica Barnes 3,739 7.8
Fine Gael Aine Elliott 1,674 3.5
Fianna Fáil William Harvey 1,270 2.6
Fianna Fáil Hazel Boland 1,244 2.6
Labour Party Jane Dillon Byrne 1,026 2.1
Independent Ubi Dwyer 927 1.9
Labour Party Frank Smyth 761 1.6
Socialist Labour Party Dermot Boucher 575 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,170   Quota: 8,029   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dún Laoghaire[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 28.9 11,024            
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 23.0 8,754            
Labour Party Barry Desmond 12.2 4,642 5,235 5,296 6,001 6,081 6,503 8,115
Fianna Fáil Martin O'Donoghue 10.8 4,099 4,140 4,555 4,593 6,897 6,946 7,936
Fine Gael Michael Carroll 4.7 1,791 2,964 2,993 3,048 3,096 5,316 6,117
Independent Una O'Higgins-O'Malley 8.7 3,305 3,412 3,438 3,561 3,681 3,884  
Fine Gael Percy Dockrell 3.9 1,472 2,886 2,896 2,950 2,986    
Fianna Fáil John O'Connor 5.2 1,984 2,017 2,606 2,649      
Labour Party John Loughran 2.4 898 948 960        
Independent Frank Stein 0.2 86 87 87        
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,055   Quota: 7,612   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Boyd Barrett campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
  2. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  3. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 24 September 2010. 
  4. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1977: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1981: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1987: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1989: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1992: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1997: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 2002: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 2007: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 2011: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 

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