Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1948
Abolished 1977
Seats 3 (1948–1961)
4 (1961–1977)
County/City council County Dublin

Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1948 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 (and later 4) 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 initially returned 3 TDs but under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961, it was increased to 4 from 1961 onwards. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974 with effect from the 1977 general election, and replaced by the new constituency of Dún Laoghaire.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted of the borough of Dún Laoghaire and the district electoral divisions of Ballybrack, Dundrum, Glencullen, Milltown, Rathfarnham, Rathmichael, Stillorgan and Whitechurch.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown 1948–1969[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[3] Seán Brady
(FF)
Joseph Brennan
(CnaP)
Liam Cosgrave
(FG)
3 seats
until 1961
14th 1951[4] H. Percy Dockrell
(FG)
15th 1954[5]
16th 1957[6] Lionel Booth
(FF)
17th 1961[7] H. Percy Dockrell
(FG)
18th 1965[8] David Andrews
(FF)
19th 1969[9] Barry Desmond
(Lab)
20th 1973[10]
21st 1977 Constituency abolished. See Dún Laoghaire

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]

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 13,054 31.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 10,926 26.0 2 1
Labour Party Barry Desmond 5,768 13.7 3
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 2,206 5.3 4
Fianna Fáil Neville Keery 3,642 8.7
Fine Gael Michael Carroll 2,537 6.0
Labour Party Flor O'Mahony 2,072 4.9
Fianna Fáil Eric Leonard 1,209 2.9
Independent Vincent MacDowell 591 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,005   Quota: 8,402   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 10,825 28.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 10,292 27.4 2 1
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 2,252 6.0 3
Labour Party Barry Desmond 2,870 7.7 4
Labour Party Flor O'Mahony 2,570 6.9
Fianna Fáil Neville Keery 2,155 5.7
Fine Gael Michael Carroll 2,049 5.5
Independent Proinsias Mac Aonghusa 1,446 3.9
Labour Party James Byrne 1,386 3.7
Fianna Fáil Carmel Gleeson 1,097 2.9
Independent James Guinan 594 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,536   Quota: 7,508   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 9,696 25.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil David Andrews 7,932 21.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Lionel Booth 5,312 14.1 3
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 2,780 7.4 4
Labour Party John Fitzgerald 4,814 12.8
Fianna Fáil Seán Brady 4,680 12.4
Fine Gael James Guinan 1,816 4.8
Independent James Deegan 707 1.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,737   Quota: 7,548   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 7,154 23.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Brady 4,994 16.6 2
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 3,502 11.6 3
Fianna Fáil Lionel Booth 4,859 16.0 4
Fine Gael Joseph Brennan 2,926 9.7
Labour Party John Fitzgerald 2,925 9.6
Independent Seamus Bohan 2,005 6.6
Fianna Fáil Michael Slattery 1,968 6.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,333   Quota: 6,067   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 11,107 30.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Lionel Booth 8,852 24.6 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Brady 7,467 20.7 3
Labour Party John Fitzgerald 3,919 10.9
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 2,924 8.1
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Begley 1,780 4.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,049   Quota: 9,013   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 13,609 36.4 1 1
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 4,221 11.3 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Brady 5,545 14.8 3
Fianna Fáil Lionel Booth 5,941 15.9
Labour Party Joseph Brennan 5,043 13.5
Fianna Fáil Matthew Cullen 3,008 8.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,367   Quota: 9,342   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 10,043 30.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Brady 8,254 25.3 2 1
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 4,505 13.8 3
Labour Party Joseph Brennan 4,107 12.6
Fianna Fáil Matthew Cullen 3,800 11.6
Fianna Fáil Matthew Smith 1,986 6.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,695   Quota: 8,174   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Brady 6,823 22.0 1
Fine Gael Liam Cosgrave 7,521 24.2 2
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Brennan 3,811 12.3 3
Fine Gael H. Percy Dockrell 5,133 16.6
Clann na Poblachta Noel Hartnett 3,281 10.6
Fianna Fáil Matthew Cullen 2,953 9.5
Labour Party Arnold Marsh 1,502 4.8
Electorate: 44,212   Valid: 31,024   Quota: 7,757   Turnout: 70.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 8 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 1948: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1951: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1954: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1957: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1961: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1965: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1969: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1973: Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 

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