Dublin North–Central (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin North–Central
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Dublin North–Central within County Dublin
Current constituency
Created 1948
Seats 3 (1948–1961)
4 (1961–1977)
3 (1977–1981)
4 (1981–2007)
3 (2007–)
TDs
County/City council Dublin City
EP constituency Dublin

Dublin North–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 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]

It became a 3 seat constituency for the 2007 general election, having varied between 3 and 4 seats since its creation in 1948. It is located on the north side of Dublin city.[1] The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:[1]

"In the city of Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Beaumont B, Beaumont C, Beaumont D, Beaumont E, Beaumont F, Clontarf East A, Clontarf East B, Clontarf East C, Clontarf East D, Clontarf East E, Clontarf West A, Clontarf West B, Clontarf West C, Clontarf West D, Clontarf West E, Drumcondra South A, Edenmore, Grace Park, Harmonstown A, Harmonstown B, Kilmore A, Kilmore B, Kilmore C, Kilmore D."

The constituency's most high-profile TD was Charles Haughey, who won the first seat in the constituency at every election from 1981 until his retirement in 1992, when his son Seán Haughey won his seat but did not top the poll.

Dublin North–Central will be subsumed into the new Dublin Bay North seat at the next Irish general election.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin North–Central 1948–[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[3] Vivion de Valera
(FF)
Martin O'Sullivan
(Lab)
Patrick McGilligan
(FG)
3 seats
1948–1961
14th 1951[4] Colm Gallagher
(FF)
15th 1954[5] Maureen O'Carroll
(Lab)
16th 1957[6] Colm Gallagher
(FF)
1957 by-election[7] Frank Sherwin
(Ind)
17th 1961[8] Celia Lynch
(FF)
18th 1965[9] Michael O'Leary
(Lab)
Luke Belton
(FG)
19th 1969[10] George Colley
(FF)
20th 1973[11]
21st 1977[12] Vincent Brady
(FF)
Michael Keating
(FG)
3 seats
1977–1981
22nd 1981[13] Charles Haughey
(FF)
Noël Browne
(SLP)
George Birmingham
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[14] Richard Bruton
(FG)
24th 1982 (Nov)[15]
25th 1987[16]
26th 1989[17] Ivor Callely
(FF)
27th 1992[18] Seán Haughey
(FF)
Derek McDowell
(Lab)
28th 1997[19]
29th 2002[20] Finian McGrath
(Ind)
30th 2007[21] 3 seats
from 2007
31st 2011[22] Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
(Lab)

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 North–Central[22]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 25.0 9,685 9,790          
Labour Party Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 22.5 8,731 8,911 9,329 10,192      
Independent Finian McGrath 15.4 5,986 6,156 6,701 7,777 8,119 8,150 11,025
Fine Gael Naoise Ó Muirí 12.8 4,959 5,033 5,098 5,240 5,353 5,403 6,399
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 12.9 5,017 5,077 5,128 5,295 5,338 5,348  
Sinn Féin Helen McCormack 5.6 2,165 2,187 2,602        
People Before Profit John Lyons[23] 3.6 1,399 1,587          
Green Party Donna Cooney 1.3 501            
Independent Paul Clarke 0.9 331            
Electorate: 52,992   Valid: 38,774   Spoilt: 413 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,694   Turnout: 39,187 (73.9%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Dublin North–Central[21]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 25.5 9,303        
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 24.8 9,026 9,046 9,280    
Independent Finian McGrath 14.2 5,169 5,212 5,768 5,819 9,397
Fianna Fáil Ivor Callely 19.2 7,003 7,019 7,167 7,252 7,952
Labour Party Derek McDowell 7.3 2,649 2,741 2,884 2,897  
Green Party Bronwen Maher 5.2 1,891 1,913 2,160 2,186  
Sinn Féin Peter Lawlor 3.8 1,375 1,380      
Electorate: 53,443   Valid: 36,416   Spoilt: 342 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,105   Turnout: 36,758 (68.8%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Dublin North–Central[20]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 19.0 7,614 7,655 7,718 8,028    
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 12.9 5,159 5,195 6,247 6,362 6,750 9,045
Fianna Fáil Ivor Callely 17.2 6,896 6,937 7,035 7,213 7,438 7,833
Ind. Health Alliance Finian McGrath 9.5 3,781 3,893 4,021 4,698 5,756 7,638
Fianna Fáil Deirdre Heney 13.8 5,533 5,564 5,627 5,802 6,101 6,527
Labour Party Derek McDowell 10.5 4,203 4,285 4,431 4,719 5,548  
Green Party Bronwen Maher 5.7 2,275 2,403 2,486 3,058    
Sinn Féin Frances McCole 5.7 2,299 2,445 2,459      
Fine Gael Gerry Breen 4.1 1,650 1,661        
Socialist Workers Ritchie Brown 1.6 638          
Electorate: 65,583   Valid: 40,048   Spoilt: 427 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,010   Turnout: 40,475 (61.7%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Dublin North–Central[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ivor Callely 11,190 25.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 7,670 17.8 2 2
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 8,196 19.0 3 5
Labour Party Derek McDowell 2,848 6.6 4 11
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 2,485 5.8
Fianna Fáil Ita Green 1,184 2.7
Fine Gael Niamh Cosgrave 1,713 3.9
Green Party Stephen Rawson 1,650 3.8
Independent Finian McGrath 1,551 3.6
Progressive Democrats Ronan Garvey 1,424 3.3
Fine Gael Cathy Fay 1,326 3.1
Democratic Left Helen Lahert 1,194 2.8
Socialist Workers Ritchie Browne 698 1.6
Independent Norman Hunt 36 0.1
Electorate: 66,559   Valid: 43,165   Spoilt: 456 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,634   Turnout: 43,621 (65.5%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Dublin North–Central[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Derek McDowell 10,609 23.1 1 1
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 7,657 16.7 2 10
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 8,202 17.9 3 12
Fianna Fáil Ivor Callely 5,917 12.9 4 13
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 3,551 7.7
Fianna Fáil John Stafford 3,759 8.2
Fine Gael Pat Lee 2,620 5.7
Democratic Left Helen Lahert 1,376 3.0
Independent Finian McGrath 764 1.7
Sinn Féin Nick McBennett 644 1.4
Independent Noel O'Hanrahan 363 0.8
Independent Tony O'Byrne 156 0.3
Independent Mary Doyle Dunne 143 0.3
Independent Rosemary Burns 122 0.3
Electorate: 64,859   Valid: 45,883   Spoilt: 634 (1.4%)   Quota: 9,177   Turnout: 46,517 (71.7%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Dublin North–Central[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 9,105 23.8 1
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 5,323 13.9 2
Fianna Fáil Vincent Brady 5,320 13.9 3
Fianna Fáil Ivor Callely 5,340 13.9 4
Fine Gael George Birmingham 4,631 12.1
Workers' Party Triona Dooney 2,595 6.8
Labour Party Michael O'Halloran 1,928 5.0
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 1,612 4.2
Labour Party Derek McDowell 1,398 3.7
Progressive Democrats Una O'Mahony 690 1.8
Independent Lord Tom Denning 191 0.5
Independent Don Donnelly 141 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,274   Quota: 7,655   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Dublin North–Central[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 12,986 30.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Vincent Brady 4,454 10.4 2
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 5,196 12.1 3
Fine Gael George Birmingham 5,201 12.1 4
Fianna Fáil Ivor Callely 3,904 9.1
Progressive Democrats James O'Hanrahan 3,582 8.3
Labour Party Flor O'Mahony 2,973 6.9
Workers' Party Triona Dooney 1,643 3.8
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 1,341 3.1
Sinn Féin Ciaran MacCormaic 779 1.8
Democratic Socialist Party Philip O'Connor 681 1.6
Independent Austin McCoy 111 0.3
Independent Barbara Hyland 73 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,924   Quota: 8,585   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Dublin North–Central[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 14,516 35.9 1 1
Fine Gael George Birmingham 8,876 21.9 2 1
Fianna Fáil Vincent Brady 3,465 8.6 3
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 5,948 14.7 4
Labour Party Flor O'Mahony 3,082 7.6
Fianna Fáil Ita Greene 1,746 4.3
Workers' Party Pádraig Yeates 1,476 3.7
Independent Bernadette McAliskey 1,023 2.5
Democratic Socialist Party Philip O'Connor 224 0.6
Independent Andrew Dillon 114 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,470   Quota: 8,095   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Dublin North–Central[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 16,143 39.6 1 1
Fine Gael George Birmingham 7,727 18.9 2
Fianna Fáil Vincent Brady 3,212 7.9 3
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 4,591 11.3 4
Labour Party Michael O'Halloran 2,172 5.3
Independent Bernadette McAliskey 2,085 5.1
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 1,801 4.4
Fianna Fáil Ita Greene 1,517 3.7
Fine Gael Mary Byrne 1,004 2.5
Independent John Curley 240 0.6
Independent T C G O'Mahony 214 0.5
Independent Anthony O'Hara 89 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,795   Quota: 8,160   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Dublin North–Central[13][24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 17,637 43.5 1 1
Fine Gael George Birmingham 6,304 15.5 2
Socialist Labour Party Noël Browne 5,031 12.4 3
Fianna Fáil Vincent Brady 1,818 4.5 4
Fine Gael Paddy Belton 2,899 7.1
Independent Vincent Doherty 1,481 3.7
Fianna Fáil Eugene Timmons 1,209 3.0
Fine Gael Mary Byrne 1,138 2.8
Labour Party Michael O'Halloran 1,093 2.7
Independent Hannah Barlow 1,039 2.6
Labour Party Michael Martin 730 1.8
Communist Party John Curley 156 0.4
Independent Andrew Dillon 46 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,581   Quota: 8,117   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dublin North–Central[12]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Vincent Brady 19.9 4,678 4,700 4,814 5,861    
Labour Party Michael O'Leary 20.2 4,729 5,319 5,641 5,754 6,014  
Fine Gael Michael Keating 12.4 2,912 3,003 3,058 3,093 4,933 5,826
Fianna Fáil Noel Mulcahy 13.6 3,198 3,216 3,318 3,840 3,894 4,612
Independent Kevin Byrne 8.1 1,903 1,942 2,287 2,376 2,466  
Fine Gael Ray Fay 9.2 2,166 2,258 2,285 2,328    
Fianna Fáil William Doran 7.6 1,775 1,808 1,878      
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Raymond McGran 4.9 1,138 1,179        
Labour Party William Cummiskey 4.0 953          
Electorate: 37,934   Valid: 25,528   Spoilt: 245 (0.9%)   Quota: 5,883   Turnout: 25,773 (67.9%)

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Dublin North–Central[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil George Colley 10,263 29.8 1 1
Labour Party Michael O'Leary 5,795 16.8 2
Fine Gael Luke Belton 5,624 16.3 3
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 3,025 8.8 4
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 3,078 8.9
Sinn Féin (Official) Mairin de Burca 1,667 4.8
Fianna Fáil John Kenny 1,274 3.7
Fine Gael Alice Glenn 1,240 3.6
Labour Party William Cumiskey 1,106 3.2
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 578 1.7
Independent Noirin Butler 489 1.4
Labour Party Seoirse Dearle 345 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,484   Quota: 6,897   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Dublin North–Central[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil George Colley 10,519 29.0 1 1
Labour Party Michael O'Leary 7,423 20.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 2,607 7.2 3
Fine Gael Luke Belton 4,655 12.8 4
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 4,552 12.5
Labour Party William Cumiskey 2,089 5.8
Fianna Fáil Thomas Stafford 1,919 5.3
Fine Gael Michael Kelly 1,055 2.9
Labour Party James Quinn 891 2.5
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ryan 610 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,320   Quota: 7,265   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Dublin North–Central[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 8,376 31.1 1
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 2,192 8.1 2
Fine Gael Luke Belton 2,999 11.1 3
Labour Party Michael O'Leary 2,122 7.9 4
Labour Party Susan Geraghty Bowler 2,418 9.0
Fine Gael Patrick McGilligan 2,276 8.4
Independent Frank Sherwin 1,615 6.0
Labour Party Thomas Herlihy 1,517 5.6
Fine Gael James Maher 1,251 4.6
Clann na Poblachta Leo Nealon 1,080 4.0
Fianna Fáil Pádraic Ó Cléirigh 953 3.5
Independent George Murphy 172 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,971   Quota: 5,395   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Dublin North–Central[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 7,282 29.5 1 1
Independent Frank Sherwin 5,356 21.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 2,043 8.3 3
Fine Gael Patrick McGilligan 2,572 10.4 4
Independent Thomas Stafford 2,284 9.3
Fine Gael Luke Belton 1,365 5.5
Fine Gael James Maher 1,214 4.9
Labour Party Thomas Herlihy 987 4.0
Labour Party Diarmuid Collins 843 3.4
Fianna Fáil Pádraic Ó Cléirigh 723 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,669   Quota: 4,934   Turnout:

1957 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Colm Gallagher, a by-election was held on 14 November 1957. The seat was won by Independent candidate Frank Sherwin.

1957 by-election: Dublin North–Central[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Frank Sherwin 4,077 33.4 1
Fianna Fáil John O'Byrne Cregan 3,353 27.4
Fine Gael Victor Carton 2,394 19.6
Sinn Féin Seán Garland 1,633 13.4
Labour Party Thomas Herlihy 761 6.2
Electorate: 26,903   Valid: 12,218   Quota: 6,110   Turnout: 45.4%

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Dublin North–Central[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 5,421 33.7 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick McGilligan 2,985 18.6 2
Fianna Fáil Colm Gallagher 2,330 14.5 3
Independent Frank Sherwin 2,425 15.1
Labour Party Maureen O'Carroll 1,088 6.8
Independent Kathleen Swanton 669 4.2
Fine Gael Frederick Mullen 594 3.7
Clann na Poblachta Tomás Doherty 569 3.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 16,081   Quota: 4,021   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Dublin North–Central[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 5,945 29.2 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick McGilligan 5,168 25.4 2 1
Labour Party Maureen O'Carroll 1,443 7.1 3
Clann na Poblachta Fionán Breathnach 2,420 11.9
Fianna Fáil Colm Gallagher 2,278 11.2
Fine Gael John Hedigan 1,915 9.4
Labour Party Thomas Herlihy 1,215 6.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 20,384   Quota: 5,097   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Dublin North–Central[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 9,307 41.0 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick McGilligan 4,956 21.8 2
Fianna Fáil Colm Gallagher 2,397 10.6 3
Labour Party Martin O'Sullivan 3,526 15.5
Independent Michael Mullen 1,434 6.3
Clann na Poblachta Fionán Breathnach 1,076 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 22,696   Quota: 5,675   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Dublin North–Central[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 9,682 40.8 1 1
Labour Party Martin O'Sullivan 3,873 16.3 2
Fine Gael Patrick McGilligan 3,878 16.3 3
Clann na Poblachta Fionán Breathnach 2,708 11.4
Clann na Poblachta Christopher Macken 1,596 6.7
Fianna Fáil Colm Gallagher 780 3.3
Fianna Fáil John S. O'Connor 505 2.1
Fine Gael Michael Hughes 468 2.0
National Labour Party George Walker 271 1.1
Electorate: 35,989   Valid: 23,761   Quota: 5,941   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  14. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Dublin North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 September 2010. 
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  20. ^ a b "General election 2002: Dublin North–Central". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009. 
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  23. ^ Lyons campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
  24. ^ http://cedarlounge.wordpress.com/2011/03/26/left-candidates-from-the-1981-general-election/

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