Dublin Mid–West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin Mid–West
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Dublin Mid–West within County Dublin
Current constituency
Created 2002
TDs
Seats 3 (2002–2007)
4 (2007–)
County/City council South Dublin
EP constituency Dublin

Dublin Mid–West 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 and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created for the 2002 general election, composed of parts of the Dublin South–West and Dublin West constituencies. It contains the areas of Clondalkin, Lucan, Rathcoole and Saggart.[1] The constituency review of 2004 recommended that the town of Palmerstown was incorporated into Dublin Mid–West (having been in Dublin West), and this was implemented in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005.[2] The constituency elected 3 TDs in 2002, and gained a fourth seat at the 2007 general election.

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:[1]

"In the county of South Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Clondalkin-Cappaghmore, Clondalkin-Dunawley, Clondalkin-Moorfield, Clondalkin-Rowlagh, Clondalkin Village, Lucan-Esker, Lucan Heights, Lucan-St. Helens, Newcastle, Palmerston Village, Palmerston West, Rathcoole, Saggart;
and that part of the electoral division of Clondalkin-Monastery situated west of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Mid–West 2002–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
29th 2002[3] John Curran
(FF)
Mary Harney
(PD)
Paul Gogarty
(GP)
3 seats
2002–2007
30th 2007[4] Joanna Tuffy
(Lab)
31st 2011[5] Frances Fitzgerald
(FG)
Robert Dowds
(Lab)
Derek Keating
(FG)

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: Dublin Mid–West[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 17.5 7,495 7,513 7,533 7,553 7,633 7,827 8,948    
Fine Gael Frances Fitzgerald 17.0 7,281 7,285 7,303 7,323 7,424 7,493 7,903 9,213  
Labour Party Robert Dowds 13.2 5,643 5,645 5,661 5,695 5,734 5,870 6,519 7,934 8,112
Fine Gael Derek Keating 13.9 5,933 5,938 5,945 5,964 5,992 6,072 6,503 7,244 7,703
Sinn Féin Eoin Ó Broin 11.8 5,060 5,066 5,088 5,117 5,164 5,399 6,628 7,120 7,151
Fianna Fáil John Curran 11.8 5,043 5,047 5,068 5,095 5,130 5,193 5,513    
People Before Profit Gino Kenny[6] 5.8 2,471 2,481 2,513 2,536 2,597 3,059      
Green Party Paul Gogarty 3.5 1,484 1,490 1,498 1,509 1,534 1,605      
Workers' Party Mick Finnegan 1.6 694 700 712 722 735        
Socialist Party Robert Connolly[7] 1.5 622 624 634 637 649        
Independent Michael Ryan 0.9 375 397 429 514          
Independent Jim McHale 0.6 255 269 319            
Independent Colm McGrath 0.6 253 264              
Independent Niall Smith 0.3 113                
Electorate: 64,880   Valid: 42,722   Spoilt: 471 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,545   Turnout: 43,193 (66.6%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Dublin Mid–West[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil John Curran 23.2 8,650          
Green Party Paul Gogarty 10.8 4,043 4,123 4,393 5,557 6,700 7,920
Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 12.5 4,663 4,956 5,066 5,454 5,668 7,786
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 10.9 4,075 4,145 4,440 4,895 6,004 6,672
Fine Gael Frances Fitzgerald 12.0 4,480 4,532 4,680 4,975 5,344 5,664
Fianna Fáil Luke Moriarty 9.8 3,671 4,200 4,333 4,666 5,185  
Sinn Féin Joanne Spain 9.3 3,462 3,529 3,970 4,138    
Independent Derek Keating 7.2 2,701 2,729 2,907      
People Before Profit Gino Kenny 2.8 1,058 1,099        
Workers' Party Mick Finnegan 1.0 366 378        
Independent Jim McHale 0.5 170 180        
Electorate: 61,347   Valid: 37,339   Spoilt: 319 (0.9%)   Quota: 7,468   Turnout: 37,658 (61.4%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Dublin Mid–West[3]
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 John Curran 20.7 5,904 5,928 5,979 6,112 6,292 6,508 6,909 7,086 9,350  
Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 20.0 5,706 5,719 5,732 5,812 5,953 6,196 6,348 6,924 7,524  
Green Party Paul Gogarty 12.3 3,508 3,523 3,541 3,627 3,870 3,947 4,594 5,260 5,645 6,345
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 9.0 2,563 2,566 2,602 2,744 2,891 3,199 3,594 4,495 4,808 5,371
Fianna Fáil Des Kelly 11.3 3,218 3,232 3,237 3,290 3,381 3,434 3,625 3,737    
Fine Gael Austin Currie 7.1 2,008 2,017 2,023 2,051 2,100 2,573 2,687      
Sinn Féin Tony Flannery 6.5 1,855 1,861 1,912 2,031 2,244 2,326        
Fine Gael Therese Ridge 4.5 1,268 1,271 1,314 1,419 1,536          
Independent David Green 3.8 1,078 1,092 1,170 1,313            
Independent Colm McGrath 1.7 487 488 521              
Workers' Party Andrew McGuinness 1.4 393 393 407              
Independent Michael O'Mara 1.3 361 362                
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.4 107                  
Electorate: 55,184   Valid: 28,456   Spoilt: 237 (0.8%)   Quota: 7,115   Turnout: 28,693 (52.0%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 2002: Dublin Mid–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2007: Dublin Mid–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 2011: Dublin Mid–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Kenny campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
  7. ^ Connolly campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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