Kerry North–West Limerick (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1921–1923 constituency, see Kerry–Limerick West (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Kerry North–West Limerick
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Kerry North–West Limerick within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Seats 3
TDs
County/City council County Kerry
County Limerick
EP constituency South

Kerry North–West Limerick 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]

The Constituency Commission proposed in 2007 that at the next general election a new constituency called Kerry North–West Limerick be created.[1]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009[2] when it partially replaced the former constituencies of Kerry North and Limerick West. It was first used at the 2011 general election.

The constituency comprises the northern half of County Kerry, located between the River Shannon estuary and the Slieve Mish Mountains; taking in Tralee, Listowel, Tarbert, Ballybunion and Castleisland; and the western part of County Limerick taking in the town of Abbeyfeale; and the villages of Athea, Glin, Mountcollins, Templeglantine and Tournafulla.

The 2009 Act defines the constituency as:[2]

"In the county of Kerry the electoral divisions of:
Ardagh, Astee, Ballincloher, Ballyconry, Ballyduff, Ballyegan, Ballyhorgan, Beal, Carrig, Causeway, Cloontubbrid, Drommartin, Duagh, Ennismore, Gullane, Gunsborough, Kilfeighny, Killehenny, Killury, Kilmeany, Kilshenane, Kiltomy, Leitrim, Lislaughtin, Lisselton, Listowel Rural, Lixnaw, Moynsha, Newtownsandes, Rathea, Shronowen, Tarbert, Tarmon, Trienearagh, Urlee, in the former Rural District of Listowel;
Abbeydorney, Arabela, Ardfert, Ballyegan, Ballyheige, Ballynahaglish, Ballynorig, Ballyseedy, Banna, Blennerville, Brosna, Clogherbrien, Crinny, Doon, Gneeves, Kerryhead, Kilflyn, Killahan, Kilmurry, Knocknagashel, Lackabaun, Mount Eagle, Nohaval, O'Brennan, Ratass, Tralee Rural, Tubrid, in the former Rural District of Tralee;
and the towns of Listowel and Tralee;
and, in the county of Limerick, the electoral divisions of:
Fleanmore, Glin, Kilfergus, Kilmoylan, in the former Rural District of Glin;
Abbeyfeale, Ardagh, Caher, Dromtrasna, Garryduff, Glenagower, Glengort, Glensharrold, Monagay, Mountcollins, Port, Rathronan, Rooskagh, Templeglentan, in the former Rural District of Newcastle."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry North–West Limerick 2011–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
31st 2011[3] Jimmy Deenihan
(FG)
Martin Ferris
(SF)
Arthur Spring
(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: Kerry North–West Limerick[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 27.0 12,304            
Labour Party Arthur Spring 20.1 9,159 9,415 9,514 9,571 9,947 10,685 12,245
Sinn Féin Martin Ferris 20.3 9,282 9,440 9,489 9,540 9,784 10,164 11,416
Fine Gael John Sheahan 13.8 6,295 6,677 6,726 6,781 6,892 7,142 8,044
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 11.5 5,230 5,275 5,306 5,329 5,451 5,678  
Independent Bridget O'Brien 3.2 1,455 1,477 1,521 1,577 1,950    
Independent Mary Fitzgibbon 1.5 706 722 765 849      
Independent Sam Locke 1.1 486 492 498 519      
New Vision Mick Reidy 0.8 357 362 373        
Green Party Tom Donovan 0.5 239 247          
Independent John McKenna 0.2 101 103          
Electorate: 63,614   Valid: 45,614   Spoilt: 413 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,404   Turnout: 46,027 (72.4%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission: Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007". The Stationery Office, Dublin. p. 5. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 2011: Kerry North–West Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 

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