Dublin Ballyfermot (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin Ballyfermot
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1977
Abolished 1981
Seats 3
County/City council Dublin City

Dublin Ballyfermot was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981. 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 in 1977, under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974,[1] taking in parts of the former Dublin South West constituency, as part of the redistribution of constituencies which attempted to secure the re-election of the outgoing Fine Gael–Labour Party government. The constituency was abolished in 1981 with most of it becoming part of the new constituency of Dublin West.

Boundaries[edit]

It covered Ballyfermot, together with most of the Crumlin and Kilmainham areas of Dublin city. It consisted of the following wards of the county borough of Dublin: Ballyfermot A, Ballyfermot B, Ballyfermot C, Ballyfermot D, Ballyfermot E, Ballyfermot F, Ballyfermot G, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin E, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham C.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Ballyfermot 1977–1981[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
21st 1977[3] John O'Connell
(Lab)
Eileen Lemass
(FF)
Jim Mitchell
(FG)
22nd 1981 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.

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dublin Ballyfermot[2][3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party John O'Connell 8,308 32.7 1
Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 4,223 16.6 2
Fianna Fáil Eileen Lemass 4,253 16.7 3
Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 3,414 13.4
Fianna Fáil Lauri Corcoran 2,778 10.9
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Tomás Mac Giolla 1,385 5.4
Fine Gael William Brady 689 2.7
Independent John Montgomery 317 1.3
Independent James McKenna 78 0.3
Electorate: 37,427   Valid: 25,445   Quota: 6,362   Turnout: 68.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 30 August 2010. 
  2. ^ a b 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 1977: Dublin Ballyfermot". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 

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