Dublin County South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see South County Dublin (UK Parliament constituency).
Dublin County South
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1981
Seats 3
County/City council County Dublin

Dublin County South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 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 by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969,[1] and first used at the 1969 general election. It was abolished by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980, with effect from the 1981 general election.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

In the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, the boundaries of Dublin County South are given as:[1]

"The district electoral divisions (except any parts thereof comprised in the county borough of Dublin) of:
Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart, in the former Rural District of Celbridge No. 2;
Ballybrack (except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown), Dundrum (except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown), Glencullen, Milltown, Rathmichael except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Dún Laoghaire and Ratthdown), in the former Rural District of Rathdown No. 1;
Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Whitechurch, and the townland of Kimmage (except the part thereof comprised in the county borough of Dublin) in the district electoral division of Terenure, in the former Rural District of Dublin South."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin County South 1969–1981[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[4] Kevin Boland
(FF)
Tom O'Higgins
(FG)
Richard Burke
(FG)
1970 by-election[5] Larry McMahon
(FG)
20th 1973[6] Ruairí Brugha
(FF)
21st 1977[7] John Kelly
(FG)
Niall Andrews
(FF)
John Horgan
(Lab)
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.

Elections[edit]

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dublin County South[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 6,956 19.9 1
Fine Gael John Kelly 5,355 15.3 2
Labour Party John Horgan 4,673 13.4 3
Fianna Fáil Ruairí Brugha 4,037 11.6
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Murphy 3,902 11.2
Independent Nuala Fennell 3,426 9.8
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 3,331 9.5
Fine Gael Thomas Hand 2,258 6.5
Independent Myles Tierney 962 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,900   Quota: 8,726   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Dublin County South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richard Burke 9,104 26.1 1
Fine Gael Larry McMahon 3,627 10.4 2
Fianna Fáil Ruairí Brugha 6,361 18.2 3
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Murphy 4,345 12.5
Labour Party Mervyn Taylor 3,083 8.8
Labour Party Malachi Burke 2,169 6.2
Aontacht Éireann Kevin Boland 2,142 6.2
Fine Gael Donal Lowry 2,103 6.0
Fianna Fáil Damien Murray 1,950 5.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,884   Quota: 8,722   Turnout:

1970 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD Kevin Boland, a by-election was held on 2 December 1970. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Larry McMahon.

1970 by-election: Dublin County South[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Larry McMahon 9,549 38.3 1
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Murphy 8,293 33.3
Labour Party Donal O'Sullivan 3,449 13.8
Independent Joseph MacAnthony 3,169 12.7
Independent James Deegan 462 1.9
Electorate: 40,216   Valid: 24,922   Quota: 12,46   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Dublin County South[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins 6,243 22.2 1
Fine Gael Richard Burke 3,623 12.9 2
Fianna Fáil Kevin Boland 5,441 19.3 3
Fianna Fáil Ruairí Brugha 3,338 11.9
Fine Gael Pearse Morris 2,344 8.3
Labour Party Donal O'Sullivan 2,300 8.2
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Murphy 2,224 7.9
Labour Party Seán Fitzpatrick 1,814 6.4
Labour Party Thomas O'Brien 830 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,157   Quota: 7,040   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1980: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 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 1969: Dublin County South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "By-election 1970: Dublin County South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 30 October 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1973: Dublin County South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1977: Dublin County South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 

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