Kerry North–West Limerick (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|Kerry North–West Limerick|
Location of Kerry North–West Limerick within Ireland
|County/City council||County Kerry
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
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:
- "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."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry North–West Limerick 2011–|
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.
2011 general election
|2011 general election: Kerry North–West Limerick|
|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|
|New Vision||Mick Reidy||0.8||357||362||373|
|Green Party||Tom Donovan||0.5||239||247|
|Electorate: 63,614 Valid: 45,614 Spoilt: 413 (0.9%) Quota: 11,404 Turnout: 46,027 (72.4%)|
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- "Constituency Commission: Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007" (PDF). The Stationery Office, Dublin. p. 5. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "General election 2011: Kerry North–West Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011.