Dublin South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin South
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Dublin South within County Dublin
Current constituency
Created 1981
Seats 5
TDs
County/City council Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown
South Dublin
EP constituency Dublin
Dublin South
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1948
Seats 4 (1921–1923)
7 (1923–1948)
County/City council County Dublin

Dublin South is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Boundaries[edit]

A Dublin South constituency had existed from 1921 to 1948 when it was abolished.[1] The current constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 and was first used for the 1981 general election.[2]

The legislation establishing the seat defined it as consisting of the wards of:[2] Pembroke East D, Rathfarnham B, Rathfarnham C, Rathfarnham South together with the district electoral divisions of: Dundrum Number One, Dundrum Number Two, Dundrum Number Three, Dundrum Number Four, Dundrum Number Five, Glencullen, Milltown Number One, Milltown Number Two, Rathfarnham Number One, Rathfarnham Number Two, Stillorgan Number One, Whitechurch and the part of the district electoral division of Firhouse Number One situated south of the centre of the River Dodder.

Of these, Pembroke East D and Dundrum number one had been in Dublin South–East in 1977.[3] All five Rathfarnam wards as well as Whitechurch had been in the abolished Dublin County Mid seat while Dundrum 2–5 along with Glencullen and Milltown 1–2 had been in Dublin County South constituency while Stilorgan one had been divided between Dublin County South and Dún Laoghaire.

The current constituency covers the Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown and South Dublin county areas. It covers areas such as Stillorgan (west of the N11 road), Dundrum, Mount Merrion, Kilmacud, Goatstown, Rathfarnham, Sandyford, Stepaside, Kilternan, Ballinteer, Churchtown and Ballyboden.[4]

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the area of the constituency as:[4]

In the county of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown the electoral divisions of:
Ballinteer-Broadford, Ballinteer-Ludford, Ballinteer-Marley, Ballinteer-Meadowbroads, Ballinteer-Meadowmount, Ballinteer-Woodpark, Cabinteely-Loughlinstown, Churchtown-Castle, Churchtown-Landscape, Churchtown-Nutgrove, Churchtown-Orwell, Churchtown-Woodlawn, Clonskeagh-Belfield, Clonskeagh-Farranboley, Clonskeagh-Milltown, Clonskeagh-Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Windy Arbour, Dundrum-Balally, Dundrum-Kilmacud, Dundrum-Sandyford, Dundrum-Sweetmount, Dundrum-Taney, Foxrock-Carrickmines, Foxrock-Torquay, Glencullen, Stillorgan-Deerpark, Stillorgan-Kilmacud, Stillorgan-Leopardstown, Stillorgan-Merville, Stillorgan-Mount Merrion, Tibradden;
and, in the county of South Dublin, the electoral divisions of:
Ballyboden, Edmondstown, Firhouse-Ballycullen, Firhouse-Knocklyon, Rathfarnham-Ballyroan, Rathfarnham-Butterfield, Rathfarnham-Hermitage, Rathfarnham-St. Enda's, Rathfarnham Village.

Constituency profile[edit]

One of Ireland's most affluent constituencies, the 2006 Census reported that residents tend to have higher-than-average levels of educational attainment, especially in terms of third-level qualifications, and are much more likely to work in professional and managerial positions.[5]

4 sitting TDs contested the first election of the revived constituency in 1981[6] with former Dublin County South TDs Niall Andrews and John Kelly re-elected for Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael respectively. Dublin County South's third TD John Horgan of the Labour Party, lost his seat as did Síle de Valera of Fianna Fáil who was an outgoing TD for Dublin County Mid. This represented the first time in the history of the state that a member of the De Valera family had failed in an election bid.[7]

In the three elections of 1981 and 1982 Fine Gael won three seats against two for Fianna Fáil. In 1987 the Progressive Democrats gained a seat from Fine Gael. In 1989 however they lost the seat to the Green Party who made their electoral breakthrough here.

In 1992 a strong performance from the Labour Party saw them win their first seat in Dublin South, with Fianna Fáil winning two and Fine Gael and the Progressive Democrats one apiece. Incumbent Green Party TD, Roger Garland, lost his seat, gaining a mere 3.8% of the first preference vote. Five years later, the Labour Party lost their seat to Fine Gael, with Eithne FitzGerald's first preference vote declining dramatically from 28.9% to 10.6%, underlining Dublin South's reputation for volatility.

In 2002 Fianna Fáil won two seats with the Green Party, Progressive Democrats and Fine Gael all winning one seat. The 2007 general election saw Progressive Democrats TD Liz O'Donnell lose her seat to Fine Gael, the only seat change to occur in that election. The death of sitting TD Séamus Brennan on 9 July 2008 precipitated a by-election, which was won by George Lee on 6 June 2009. Lee was elected on the first count receiving over 53% of the 1st preference vote. Lee resigned on 8 February 2010, after 9 months in the Dáil citing dissatisfaction with the role he was playing within Fine Gael.

The 2011 general election saw the Green Party's Eamon Ryan lose his seat. Fine Gael won three seats with 36% of the vote, a feat Olivia Mitchell attributed to good vote management, and the Labour Party and the Independent Senator Shane Ross taking the remaining two seats.

TDs[edit]

TDs 1921–1948[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin South 1921–1948[8]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[9] Thomas Kelly
(SF)
Daniel McCarthy
(SF)
Constance Markievicz
(SF)
Cathal Ó Murchadha
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[10] Thomas Kelly
(Pro-Treaty)
Daniel McCarthy
(Pro-Treaty)
William X. O'Brien
(Lab)
Myles Keogh
(Ind)
4th 1923[11] Philip Cosgrave
(CnaG)
Daniel McCarthy
(CnaG)
Constance Markievicz
(Rep)
Cathal Ó Murchadha
(Rep)
Michael Hayes
(CnaG)
Peadar Doyle
(CnaG)
1923 by-election[12] Hugh Kennedy
(CnaG)
March 1924 by-election[13] James O'Mara
(CnaG)
November 1924 by-election[14] Seán Lemass
(SF)
1925 by-election[15] Thomas Hennessy
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[16] James Beckett
(CnaG)
Constance Markievicz
(FF)
Vincent Rice
(NL)
Thomas Lawlor
(Lab)
Seán Lemass
(FF)
1927 by-election[17] Thomas Hennessy
(CnaG)
6th 1927 (Sep)[18] Vincent Rice
(CnaG)
Myles Keogh
(CnaG)
Frank Kerlin
(FF)
7th 1932[19] Robert Briscoe
(FF)
James Lynch
(FF)
8th 1933[20] James McGuire
(CnaG)
Thomas Kelly
(FF)
9th 1937[21] Myles Keogh
(FG)
Thomas Lawlor
(Lab)
Joseph Hannigan
(Ind)
Peadar Doyle
(FG)
10th 1938[22] James Beckett
(FG)
James Lynch
(FF)
1939 by-election[23] John McCann
(FF)
11th 1943[24] Maurice Dockrell
(FG)
James Larkin, Jnr
(Lab)
John McCann
(FF)
12th 1944[25]
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Dublin South–Central, Dublin South–East and Dublin South–West.

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.

TDs since 1981[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin South 1981–[8]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[6] Niall Andrews
(FF)
Séamus Brennan
(FF)
Nuala Fennell
(FG)
John Kelly
(FG)
Alan Shatter
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[26]
24th 1982 (Nov)[27]
25th 1987[28] Tom Kitt
(FF)
Anne Colley
(PD)
26th 1989[29] Nuala Fennell
(FG)
Roger Garland
(GP)
27th 1992[30] Liz O'Donnell
(PD)
Eithne FitzGerald
(Lab)
28th 1997[31] Olivia Mitchell
(FG)
29th 2002[32] Eamon Ryan
(GP)
30th 2007[33] Alan Shatter
(FG)
2009 by-election[34] George Lee
(FG)
31st 2011[35] Shane Ross
(Ind)
Peter Mathews
(FG)
Alex White
(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 South[35]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Shane Ross 23.5 17,075              
Labour Party Alex White 11.7 8,524 9,319 9,467 9,747 10,407 14,203    
Fine Gael Olivia Mitchell 13.3 9,635 10,454 10,577 10,661 10,763 11,159 11,627 13,379
Fine Gael Peter Mathews 12.5 9,053 9,805 9,987 10,047 10,173 10,494 10,820 12,070
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 10.6 7,716 8,499 8,580 8,626 8,738 8,966 9,301 10,611
Fianna Fáil Maria Corrigan 9.4 6,844 7,168 7,332 7,400 7,564 7,762 7,932 9,163
Green Party Eamon Ryan 6.8 4,929 5,489 5,626 5,798 6,120 6,536 7,332  
Labour Party Aidan Culhane 6.2 4,535 4,839 4,940 5,232 5,691      
Sinn Féin Sorcha Nic Cormaic 2.6 1,915 2,065 2,186 2,617        
People Before Profit Nicola Curry[36] 1.8 1,277 1,455 1,664          
Christian Solidarity Jane Murphy 0.4 277 296            
Independent Buhidma Hussein Hamed 0.4 273 318            
Independent John Doyle 0.3 246 343            
Independent Gerard Dolan 0.2 156 192            
Independent Raymond Whitehead 0.2 120 211            
Independent Eamonn Zaidan 0.1 71 85            
Electorate: 102,387   Valid: 72,646   Spoilt: 459 (0.6%)   Quota: 12,108   Turnout: 73,105 (71.4%)

2009 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Séamus Brennan, a by-election was held on 5 June 2009. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate George Lee.

2009 by-election: Dublin South[34][37]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael George Lee 27,768 53.4 1 1
Labour Party Alex White 10,294 19.8
Fianna Fáil Shay Brennan 9,250 17.8
Green Party Elizabeth Davidson 1,846 3.5
Sinn Féin Shaun Tracey 1,705 3.3
Independent Ross O'Mullane 650 1.2
Independent Frank O'Gorman 351 0.7
Independent Noel O'Gara 172 0.3
Electorate: 90,802   Valid: 52,036   Spoilt: 443 (0.8%)   Quota: 26,019   Turnout: 52,479 (57.8%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Dublin South[33]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 21.8 13,373                
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 13.9 8,487 10,124 10,425            
Fine Gael Olivia Mitchell 14.8 8,037 8,148 8,227 8,236 9,544 9,991 10,846    
Green Party Eamon Ryan 11.1 6,768 6,885 7,483 7,511 7,814 8,379 9,181 11,889  
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 9.4 5,752 5,820 5,871 5,875 6,658 6,892 7,366 9,456 10,805
Fianna Fáil Maria Corrigan 5.6 3,438 4,278 4,515 4,655 4,748 4,893 6,816 7,317 7,656
Labour Party Alex White 5.8 3,575 3,629 3,843 3,854 4,045 5,739 5,962    
Progressive Democrats Liz O'Donnell 6.6 4,045 4,254 4,328 4,337 4,426 4,520      
Labour Party Aidan Culhane 4.6 2,809 2,867 3,052 3,069 3,255        
Fine Gael Jim O'Leary 4.7 2,897 2,928 2,991 2,997          
Sinn Féin Sorcha Nic Cormaic 1.6 992 1,021              
Sinn Féin Shaun Tracey 1.4 851 864              
Fathers Rights Liam Ó Gógáin 0.3 180 185              
Electorate: 89,464   Valid: 61,204   Spoilt: 418 (0.7%)   Quota: 10,201   Turnout: 61,622 (68.9%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Dublin South[32]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 16.9 9,326                
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 14.0 7,744 7,857 7,917 8,117 8,496 10,926      
Progressive Democrats Liz O'Donnell 15.0 8,288 8,344 8,356 8,647 8,816 9,315      
Fine Gael Olivia Mitchell 10.1 5,568 5,629 5,633 5,844 5,928 6,142 6,540 11,048  
Green Party Eamon Ryan 9.4 5,222 5,482 5,485 6,161 7,124 7,319 8,019 8,546 9,228
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 9.5 5,247 5,400 5,404 5,723 6,077 6,232 6,483 7,108 8,263
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 9.7 5,363 5,410 5,413 5,568 5,653 5,693 5,833    
Fianna Fáil Maria Corrigan 5.8 3,180 3,220 3,245 3,418 3,648        
Sinn Féin Deirdre Whelan 3.9 2,172 2,345 2,347 2,474          
Ind. Health Alliance Karen Canning 3.8 2,090 2,207 2,209            
Socialist Party Lisa Maher 1.9 1,063                
Electorate: 92,645   Valid: 55,263   Spoilt: 427 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,211   Turnout: 55,690 (60.1%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Dublin South[31]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 9,904 17.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 8,861 15.3 2 6
Fine Gael Olivia Mitchell 8,775 15.1 3 8
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 8,094 14.0 4 8
Progressive Democrats Liz O'Donnell 5,444 9.4 5 8
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 6,147 10.6
Green Party Gerry Boland 3,539 6.1
Fianna Fáil Ann Ormonde 3,629 6.3
Independent Richard Greene 1,431 2.5
Independent Christine Buckley 1,268 2.2
Socialist Party Lisa Maher 624 1.1
Natural Law Jack Lyons 115 0.2
Independent Johnny Kingsize Doody 80 0.1
Independent Gerard Doolan 75 0.1
Electorate: 90,050   Valid: 57,986   Spoilt: 335 (0.6%)   Quota: 9,665   Turnout: 58,321 (64.8%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Dublin South[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 17,256 28.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 9,074 15.2 2 7
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 7,304 12.3 3 8
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 6,244 10.5 4 12
Progressive Democrats Liz O'Donnell 5,162 8.7 5 12
Fine Gael Olivia Mitchell 2,764 4.6
Green Party Roger Garland 2,258 3.8
Fine Gael Maurice Manning 3,065 5.1
Fianna Fáil Ann Ormonde 3,085 5.2
Independent Richard Greene 1,671 2.8
Democratic Left Marian White 640 1.1
Independent Owen Connolly 506 0.9
Sinn Féin George Keegan 486 0.8
Independent Kevin Blair 119 0.2
Electorate: 85,553   Valid: 59,634   Spoilt: 605 (1.0%)   Quota: 9,940   Turnout: 60,239 (70.4%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Dublin South[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 13,927 25.7 1
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 7,217 13.3 2
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 7,969 14.7 3
Green Party Roger Garland 4,771 8.8 4
Fine Gael Nuala Fennell 4,983 9.2 5
Progressive Democrats Anne Colley 4,607 8.5
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 4,134 7.6
Fine Gael Olivia Mitchell 2,786 5.1
Fianna Fáil Ann Ormonde 2,328 4.3
Workers' Party Eamonn Ó Liathain 1,440 2.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 54,162   Quota: 9,028   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Dublin South[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Progressive Democrats Anne Colley 11,957 20.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 9,940 17.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 8,423 14.7 3
Fine Gael John Kelly 7,247 12.6 4
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 5,720 10.0 5
Fine Gael Nuala Fennell 4,737 8.3
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 2,684 4.7
Fianna Fáil Ann Ormonde 2,133 3.7
Green Alliance Roger Garland 1,377 2.4
Workers' Party Eamonn Ó Liathain 1,308 2.3
Independent Mairead Duchon 1,253 2.2
Independent Thomas Sharkey 189 0.3
Independent Padraig O'Neill 142 0.3
Independent Barbara Hyland 114 0.2
Independent Martin MacFeorais 107 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 57,331   Quota: 9,556   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Dublin South[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael John Kelly 9,774 18.6 1 1
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 7,655 14.6 2
Fine Gael Nuala Fennell 7,106 13.6 3
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 7,219 13.8 4
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 6,597 12.6 5
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 4,009 7.7
Fine Gael Thomas Hand 2,959 5.6
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 2,388 4.6
Labour Party Frank Buckley 1,911 3.7
Fianna Fáil Ruairí Brugha 1,353 2.6
Ecology Party Roger Garland 950 1.8
Democratic Socialist Party Denis O'Connor 479 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,400   Quota: 8,734   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Dublin South[26]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael John Kelly 21.0 10,809            
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 13.2 6,779 7,790 8,878        
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 15.6 8,055 8,107 8,176 9,555      
Fine Gael Nuala Fennell 11.3 5,799 6,488 7,578 7,729 7,766 11,554  
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 9.6 4,936 4,951 5,018 5,904 6,667 7,168 8,612
Fianna Fáil Síle de Valera 9.4 4,843 4,850 4,895 5,550 5,702 6,010 6,356
Labour Party John Horgan 8.9 4,589 4,705 5,048 5,188 5,215    
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 6.1 3,133 3,150 3,249        
Fine Gael Thomas Hand 4.9 2,511 2,837          
Electorate: 69,195   Valid: 51,454   Spoilt: 312 (0.6%)   Quota: 8,576   Turnout: 51,766 (74.8%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Dublin South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Séamus Brennan 7,779 15.3 1
Fine Gael John Kelly 7,964 15.7 2
Fine Gael Nuala Fennell 4,527 8.9 3
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 4,762 9.4 4
Fianna Fáil Niall Andrews 5,690 11.2 5
Fianna Fáil Síle de Valera 5,408 10.6
Fine Gael Alexis FitzGerald 3,495 6.9
Labour Party John Horgan 3,004 5.9
Fianna Fáil Tom Kitt 2,636 5.2
Fine Gael Thomas Hand 2,621 5.2
Labour Party Eithne FitzGerald 1,258 2.5
Labour Party Frank Buckley 711 1.4
Independent Norman Simpson 616 1.2
Independent Denis O'Connor 335 0.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,806   Quota: 8,468   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Dublin South[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 15,385 31.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil John McCann 4,323 8.8 2
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 3,148 6.4 3
Fine Gael Peadar Doyle 5,442 11.1 4
Labour Party James Larkin, Jnr 3,587 7.3 5
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 4,355 8.9 6
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 2,852 5.8 7
Labour Party Walter Beirne 3,571 7.3
Fianna Fáil Andrew Clarkin 3,328 6.8
Independent Joseph Hannigan 1,824 3.7
Fine Gael Thomas Bourke 689 1.4
Fine Gael Michael Byrne 674 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 49,178   Quota: 6,148   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Dublin South[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 16,399 30.9 1 1
Fine Gael Peadar Doyle 4,971 9.4 2
Fianna Fáil John McCann 3,133 5.9 3
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 3,127 5.9 4
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 2,841 5.4 5
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 2,666 5.0 6
Labour Party James Larkin, Jnr 3,049 5.7 7
Labour Party Walter Beirne 3,326 6.3
Labour Party Joseph Hannigan 2,345 4.4
Fianna Fáil Peter White 1,639 3.1
Fine Gael Patrick Cahill 1,525 2.9
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins 1,461 2.8
Fine Gael E. D. Hoey 1,280 2.41
Fine Gael Myles Keogh 1,152 2.2
Independent Vincent Rice 1,104 2.1
Independent Hanna Sheehy Skeffington 917 1.7
Labour Party Owen Hynes 873 1.6
Independent Simon Donnelly 820 1.5
Independent Seán Dowling 494 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,122   Quota: 6,641   Turnout:

1939 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD James Beckett, a by-election was held on 6 June 1939. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate John McCann.

1939 by-election: Dublin South[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John McCann 20,059 55.8 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Cahill 15,877 44.2
Electorate: 80,961   Valid: 35,936   Quota: 17,969   Turnout: 44.4%

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Dublin South[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 14,151 25.7 1 1
Fine Gael Peadar Doyle 6,877 12.5 2 1
Fine Gael James Beckett 4,681 8.5 3
Independent Joseph Hannigan 3,850 7.0 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas Kelly 3,619 6.6 5
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 4,401 8.0 6
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 3,791 6.9 7
Fianna Fáil John McCann 4,806 8.7
Fine Gael Myles Keogh 3,760 6.8
Labour Party Thomas Lawlor 2,845 5.2
Labour Party Eamonn Lynch 1,076 2.0
Fine Gael Thomas O'Byrne 765 1.4
Labour Party Elizabeth O'Connor 460 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,082   Quota: 6,886   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Dublin South[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 15,969 28.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 3,315 5.8 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Kelly 2,815 4.9 3
Fine Gael Peadar Doyle 5,941 10.4 4
Labour Party Thomas Lawlor 3,872 6.8 5
Independent Joseph Hannigan 4,031 7.1 6
Fine Gael Myles Keogh 3,973 7.0 7
Fine Gael James Beckett 4,623 8.1
Independent Patrick Medlar 2,474 4.3
Fianna Fáil John McCann 2,058 3.6
Fine Gael James McGuire 2,000 3.5
Fianna Fáil Denis Healy 1,774 3.1
Labour Party John McCabe 1,523 2.7
Fine Gael Michael Byrne 999 1.8
Independent Frank Ryan 875 1.5
Fianna Fáil Ralph Lynch 771 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 57,013   Quota: 7,127   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Dublin South[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 14,716 24.2 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Beckett 8,364 13.8 2 1
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 4,894 8.1 3
Cumann na nGaedheal James McGuire 7,414 12.2 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas Kelly 4,831 8.0 5
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 4,642 7.6 6
Cumann na nGaedheal Peadar Doyle 5,920 9.7 7
Cumann na nGaedheal Myles Keogh 4,259 7.0
Fianna Fáil Denis Healy 2,888 4.8
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Hennessy 2,837 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 60,765   Quota: 7,596   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Dublin South[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 10,426 18.9 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Beckett 7,381 13.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 5,676 10.3 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Myles Keogh 5,985 10.9 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Peadar Doyle 5,196 9.4 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Hennessy 3,832 7.0 6
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 3,162 5.7 7
Cumann na nGaedheal Eugene Davy 3,478 6.3
Independent Patrick Medlar 2,490 4.5
Fianna Fáil Eoghan O'Rahilly 2,440 4.4
Labour Party Thomas Lawlor 1,898 3.5
Labour Party Richard Hennessy 1,536 2.8
Independent James Larkin 917 1.7
Fianna Fáil Frank O'Donnell 650 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,067   Quota: 6,884   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Dublin South[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 11,240 20.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Hennessy 9,400 17.3 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Beckett 7,362 13.5 3 1
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 5,570 10.2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Myles Keogh 3,522 6.5 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Peadar Doyle 4,642 8.5 6
Fianna Fáil Frank Kerlin 1,320 2.4 7
Cumann na nGaedheal Vincent Rice 3,678 6.8
Labour Party Thomas Lawlor 3,662 6.7
Independent John Lawlor 2,857 5.3
Fianna Fáil Andrew Clerkin 1,116 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 54,369   Quota: 6,797   Turnout:

1927 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Constance Markievicz, a by-election was held on 24 August 1927. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Thomas Hennessy.

1927 by-election: Dublin South[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Hennessy 24,139 55.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 18,647 42.5
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó Murchadha 1,115 2.5
Electorate: 81,136   Valid: 43,901   Quota: 21,951   Turnout: 54.1%

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Dublin South[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 8,522 16.1 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Beckett 8,183 15.5 2 1
Independent Vincent Rice 6,575 12.4 3
Fianna Fáil Constance Markievicz 4,026 7.6 4
Independent Myles Keogh 5,290 10.0 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Peadar Doyle 4,428 8.4 6
Labour Party Thomas Lawlor 2,826 5.3 7
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Neill 2,555 4.8
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó Murchadha 2,211 4.2
Independent Michael O'Mullane 2,121 4.0
Labour Party Seán Campbell 1,825 3.5
Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 1,705 3.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Morgan 921 1.7
Fianna Fáil Denis Healy 918 1.7
Labour Party Thomas Nagle 821 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,927   Quota: 6,616   Turnout:

1925 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Daniel McCarthy, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Thomas Hennessy.

1925 by-election: Dublin South[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Hennessy 24,075 57.0 1 1
Republican Michael O'Mullane 13,900 32.9
Labour Party Thomas Lawlor 4,237 10.1
Electorate: 78,353   Valid: 42,212   Quota: 21,107   Turnout: 53.9%

November 1924 by-election[edit]

Following the appointment of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Hugh Kennedy as Chief Justice, a by-election was held on 18 November 1924. The seat was won by the Republican candidate Seán Lemass.

November 1924 by-election: Dublin South[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Republican Seán Lemass 17,297 51.4 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Séamus Hughes 16,340 48.6
Electorate: 78,682   Valid: 33,637   Quota: 16,819   Turnout: 42.8%

March 1924 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Philip Cosgrave, a by-election was held on 12 March 1924. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate James O'Mara.

March 1924 by-election: Dublin South[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James O'Mara 15,884 49.0 1 2
Republican Seán Lemass 13,639 42.0
Independent John O'Neill 2,928 9.0
Electorate: 76,882   Valid: 32,451   Quota: 16,226   Turnout: 42.2%

1923 by-election[edit]

Michael Hayes was also elected for the National University of Ireland constituency and resigned his seat in Dublin South following the election. A by-election was held on 25 October 1923 and the seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Hugh Kennedy.

1923 by-election: Dublin South[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Hugh Kennedy 23,676 67.3 1 1
Republican Michael O'Mullane 11,502 32.7
Electorate: 78,017   Valid: 35,178   Quota: 17,590   Turnout: 45.1%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Dublin South[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Philip Cosgrave 16,011 34.7 1 1
Republican Constance Markievicz 5,832 12.6 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Daniel McCarthy 4,565 9.9 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Peadar Doyle 1,409 3.0 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Hayes 2,778 6.0 5
Independent Myles Keogh 3,010 6.5 6
Republican Cathal Ó Murchadha 1,893 4.1 7
Independent Andrew Beattie 2,451 5.3
Republican Michael O'Mullane 1,315 2.8
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 933 2.0
Independent Patrick Medlar 832 1.8
Independent John Farrelly 809 1.7
Independent William McCabe 793 1.7
Cumann na nGaedheal George Lyons 715 1.5
Republican Edward O'Kelly 709 1.5
Independent Bernard Shields 582 1.3
Independent James Shanks 484 1.0
Independent Edward Tucker 391 0.8
Independent Patrick Byrne 385 0.8
Independent Patrick Munden 265 0.6
Electorate: 78,017   Valid: 46,162   Quota: 5,771   Turnout: 59.2%

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Dublin South[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Daniel McCarthy 5,540 21.1 1 1
Independent Myles Keogh 4,363 16.6 2 4
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 4,734 18.0 3 5
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Thomas Kelly 4,344 16.5 4 5
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Constance Markievicz 3,951 15.0
Independent John O'Connell 2,068 7.9
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Cathal Ó Murchadha 1,308 5.0
Electorate: 41,466   Valid: 26,308   Quota: 5,262   Turnout: 63.4%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Dublin South[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Thomas Kelly Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Daniel McCarthy Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Constance Markievicz Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Cathal Ó Murchadha Unopposed N/A 4

See also[edit]

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