Kerry (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|County/City council||County Kerry|
|Former Dáil Éireann
Location of Kerry within Ireland
|County/City council||County Kerry|
Kerry is a parliamentary constituency which will be represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the next Irish general election. The constituency will elect 5 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
The constituency was created under the Electoral Act 1923, and first used at the 1923 general election to elect the Members of the 4th Dáil. It replaced the Kerry–Limerick West constituency which was used to elect members of the 2nd Dáil and members of the 3rd Dáil. It consisted of the administrative county of Kerry. The constituency elected 7 deputies.
It was abolished by the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 and the new Kerry South and Kerry North constituencies were created. They were first used at the 1937 general election for the members of the 9th Dáil.
The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Kerry be created. The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.
It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013. The new constituency will replace the constituencies of Kerry North–West Limerick and Kerry South. It will comprise the whole of County Kerry with the Limerick part of the Kerry North–West Limerick transferred to Limerick County.
The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:
- "The county of Kerry."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry 1923–1937|
|5th||1927 (Jun)||William O'Leary
|6th||1927 (Sep)||Frederick Crowley
|9th||1937||Constituency abolished. See Kerry North and Kerry South|
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.
1933 general election
|1933 general election: Kerry|
|Fianna Fáil||Eamonn Kissane||10,238||15.2||1||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Tom McEllistrim||9,694||14.4||2||1|
|Fianna Fáil||John Flynn||9,372||13.9||3||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Denis Daly||8,290||12.3||4|
|Fianna Fáil||Frederick Crowley||8,039||11.9||5|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Fionán Lynch||6,578||9.8||6|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||John O'Sullivan||6,259||9.3||7|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Con Brosnan||5,867||8.7|
|National Centre Party||Edmond O'Connor||3,141||4.7|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 67,478 Quota: 8,435 Turnout:|
1932 general election
|1932 general election: Kerry|
|Fianna Fáil||John Flynn||7,638||12.7||1||1|
|Fianna Fáil||Eamonn Kissane||7,364||12.2||2|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Fionán Lynch||6,266||10.4||3|
|Fianna Fáil||Tom McEllistrim||6,930||11.5||4|
|Fianna Fáil||Frederick Crowley||7,134||11.8||5|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas O'Reilly||6,691||11.1||6|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||John O'Sullivan||5,686||9.4||7|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||James Crowley||4,644||7.7|
|Farmers' Party||Patrick Trant||4,548||7.5|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||John Moore||3,409||5.7|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 60,310 Quota: 7,539 Turnout:|
September 1927 general election
|September 1927 general election: Kerry|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Fionán Lynch||6,866||12.3||1|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||John O'Sullivan||6,296||11.3||2|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||James Crowley||5,651||10.1||3|
|Fianna Fáil||Tom McEllistrim||6,190||11.1||4|
|Fianna Fáil||William O'Leary||5,993||10.7||5|
|Fianna Fáil||Frederick Crowley||5,762||10.3||6|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas O'Reilly||6,039||10.8||7|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael O'Donnell||5,027||9.0|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Thomas Slattery||3,473||6.2|
|Farmers' Party||Patrick O'Shea||2,903||5.2|
|Farmers' Party||Maurice Lawlor||1,691||3.0|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 55,891 Quota: 6,987 Turnout:|
June 1927 general election
|June 1927 general election: Kerry|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Fionán Lynch||5,483||10.2||1|
|Sinn Féin||Austin Stack||5,140||9.5||2|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||John O'Sullivan||4,569||8.5||3|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||James Crowley||4,246||7.9||4|
|Fianna Fáil||William O'Leary||3,849||7.1||5|
|Fianna Fáil||Tom McEllistrim||3,207||6.0||6|
|Fianna Fáil||Thomas O'Reilly||4,492||8.3||7|
|Fianna Fáil||Frederick Crowley||3,370||6.3|
|Fianna Fáil||Michael O'Donnell||2,975||5.5|
|Farmers' Party||Patrick O'Shea||2,205||4.1|
|Labour Party||Patrick Casey||2,141||4.0|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Florence Harty||2,063||3.8|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Thomas Dennehy||1,749||3.3|
|Farmers' Party||Charles Roche||1,637||3.0|
|Labour Party||Diarmuid O'Leary||1,054||2.0|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 53,885 Quota: 6,736 Turnout:|
1923 general election
|1923 general election: Kerry|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Fionán Lynch||8,982||16.4||2||1|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||John O'Sullivan||3,759||6.9||5|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||James Crowley||3,759||6.9||6|
|Farmers' Party||Denis Brosnan||3,182||5.8|
|Labour Party||Patrick Casey||2,329||4.3|
|Labour Party||Cormac Walsh||1,974||3.6|
|Farmers' Party||John O'Neill||1,674||3.1|
|Cumann na nGaedheal||Thomas Dennehy||1,308||2.4|
|Independent||E. J. Gleeson||382||0.7|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 54,845 Quota: 6,856 Turnout:|
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Politics of the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- "Electoral Act, 1923". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Kerry – Limerick area". Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation". Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
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- "General election June 1927: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "General election September 1927: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "General election 1932: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "General election 1933: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010.