Dublin Townships (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin Townships
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 1948
Seats 3
County/City council County Dublin

Dublin Townships was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. 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 under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935, for the 1937 general election.

It succeeded the constituency of Dublin County which was reduced in size. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted primarily of areas which had recently been incorporated into the expanded boundaries of Dublin city: the former Pembroke Township (comprising Ballsbridge, Donnybrook, Sandymount, Irishtown and Ringsend), as well as Clonskeagh, Rathmines and Rathgar.

The boundaries were defined by the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 as: "The area referred to in the Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1930, as the added urban districts and also so much of the land described in Part III of the First Schedule to the said Act as is contiguous to the said area and also the townland of Clonskeagh."[1] The "added urban districts" are defined in the 1930 Act as "the urban district of Pembroke and the urban district of Rathmines and Rathgar".[2]

The boundaries remained unchanged throughout the constituency's existence.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Townships 1937–1948[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[4] Seán MacEntee
(FF)
John A. Costello
(FG)
Ernest Benson
(FG)
10th 1938[5]
11th 1943[6] Bernard Butler
(FF)
12th 1944[7] John A. Costello
(FG)
13th 1948 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]

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Dublin Townships[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán MacEntee 10,034 27.4 1 1
Fine Gael John A. Costello 9,530 26.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 7,895 21.6 3
Fine Gael Ernest Benson 7,056 19.3
Labour Party Herman Good 2,104 5.8
Electorate: 54,479   Valid: 36,619   Quota: 9,155   Turnout: 67.2%

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Dublin Townships[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán MacEntee 11,336 29.4 1 1
Fine Gael Ernest Benson 8,953 23.2 2
Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 6,499 16.8 3
Fine Gael John A. Costello 7,508 19.5
Labour Party James Cawley 2,205 5.7
Labour Party Joseph Browne 2,096 5.4
Electorate: 54,479   Valid: 38,597   Quota: 9,650   Turnout: 70.8%

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Dublin Townships[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán MacEntee 10,903 30.6 1 1
Fine Gael Ernest Benson 9,804 27.5 2 1
Fine Gael John A. Costello 8,813 24.8 3
Fianna Fáil William Black 6,081 17.1
Electorate: 55,518   Valid: 35,601   Quota: 8,901   Turnout: 64.1%

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Dublin Townships[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán MacEntee 10,124 27.4 1 1
Fine Gael John A. Costello 8,418 22.8 2
Fine Gael Ernest Benson 8,313 22.5 3
Independent Maud Walsh 6,535 17.7
Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 3,587 9.7
Electorate: 52,664   Valid: 36,977   Quota: 9,245   Turnout: 70.2%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Local Government (Dublin) Act, 1930 (Section 1: Definitions)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 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 1937: Dublin Townships". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1938: Dublin Townships". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1943: Dublin Townships". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1944: Dublin Townships". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 

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