Kerry North (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Kerry North
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Kerry North within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 2011
Seats 4 (1937–1961)
3 (1961–2011)
County/City council County Kerry

Kerry North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 2011. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was located in the northern half of County Kerry, located between the River Shannon estuary and the Slieve Mish Mountains; and included Tralee, Listowel, Tarbert, Ballybunion and Castleisland.[1] It was established by the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 when the former Kerry constituency was divided into Kerry North and Kerry South.[2] It was first used at the 1937 general election electing members of the 9th Dáil.

The constituency elected 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) from 1937–1961 and 3 deputies from 1961–2011.

At the 2011 general election it was replaced by a new constituency called Kerry North–West Limerick.[3][4]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry North 1937–2011[5]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[6] Stephen Fuller
(FF)
Tom McEllistrim, Snr
(FF)
John O'Sullivan
(FG)
Eamonn Kissane
(FF)
10th 1938[7]
11th 1943[8] Patrick Finucane
(CnaT)
Dan Spring
(Lab)
12th 1944[9] Dan Spring
(NLP)
13th 1948[10]
14th 1951[11] Patrick Finucane
(Ind)
Dan Spring
(Lab)
John Lynch
(FG)
15th 1954[12] Patrick Finucane
(CnaT)
Johnny Connor
(CnaP)
1956 by-election[13] Kathleen O'Connor
(CnaP)
16th 1957[14] Patrick Finucane
(Ind)
Daniel Moloney
(FF)
17th 1961[15] 3 seats
from 1961
18th 1965[16]
19th 1969[17] Gerard Lynch
(FG)
Tom McEllistrim, Jnr
(FF)
20th 1973[18]
21st 1977[19] Kit Ahern
(FF)
22nd 1981[20] Denis Foley
(FF)
Dick Spring
(Lab)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[21]
24th 1982 (Nov)[22]
25th 1987[23] Jimmy Deenihan
(FG)
26th 1989[24] Tom McEllistrim, Jnr
(FF)
27th 1992[25] Denis Foley
(FF)
28th 1997[26]
29th 2002[27] Tom McEllistrim
(FF)
Martin Ferris
(SF)
30th 2007[28]
31st 2011 Constituency abolished. See Kerry North–West Limerick

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]

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Kerry North[28]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 32.3 12,697      
Sinn Féin Martin Ferris 20.4 8,030 8,631 9,284 10,196
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 18.7 7,367 7,702 8,040 11,247
Labour Party Terry O'Brien 10.9 4,287 5,589 6,332 7,282
Fianna Fáil Norma Foley 12.5 4,937 5,257 5,535  
Green Party David Grey 1.9 747 893    
Independent Anthony Dineen 1.7 689 803    
Independent Sam Locke 1.0 397 417    
Independent Tom Donovan 0.3 111 134    
Independent Michael O'Connor 0.1 51 58    
Electorate: 56,216   Valid: 39,313   Spoilt: 334 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,829   Turnout: 39,647 (70.5%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Kerry North[27]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 20.2 7,884 10,285  
Sinn Féin Martin Ferris 24.1 9,436 10,016  
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 22.1 8,652 9,538 9,842
Labour Party Dick Spring 22.4 8,773 9,166 9,353
Fianna Fáil Dan Kiely 10.0 3,927    
Ind. Health Alliance James Kennedy 0.6 233    
Independent Anthony O'Connor 0.5 208    
Electorate: 55,476   Valid: 39,173   Spoilt: 351 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,794   Turnout: 39,524 (71.3%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Kerry North[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Dick Spring 10,699 29.9 1 1
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 8,689 24.3 2 2
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 5,376 15.0 3 4
Sinn Féin Martin Ferris 5,691 15.9
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 4,036 11.3
National Party Ciaran O'Connell 1,288 3.6
Electorate: 51,348   Valid: 35,779   Spoilt: 284 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,945   Turnout: 36,063 (70.2%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Kerry North[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Dick Spring 11,515 33.9 1 1
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 8,120 23.9 2 2
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 4,974 14.7 3 6
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 4,619 13.6
Fianna Fáil Ned O'Sullivan 2,781 8.2
Independent Michael Reidy 1,122 3.3
Sinn Féin Billy Leen 802 2.4
Electorate: 48,797   Valid: 33,933   Spoilt: 400 (1.2%)   Quota: 8,484   Turnout: 34,333 (70.4%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Kerry North[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Dick Spring 10,118 29.7 1 1
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 8,692 25.5 2 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 6,756 19.8 3
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 5,880 17.3
Fianna Fáil Ned O'Sullivan 2,641 7.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,087   Quota: 8,522   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Kerry North[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 10,087 29.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 7,611 21.9 2
Labour Party Dick Spring 6,739 19.4 3
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 6,161 17.7
Fianna Fáil Dan Kiely 2,939 8.5
Sinn Féin Declan Finucane 668 1.9
Sinn Féin William Leen 559 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,764   Quota: 8,692   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Kerry North[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Dick Spring 9,724 28.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 7,125 21.2 2
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 5,025 14.9 3
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 5,817 17.3
Fianna Fáil Dan Kiely 5,081 15.1
Fine Gael Bernie Gannon 866 2.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,638   Quota: 8,410   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Kerry North[21]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Labour Party Dick Spring 25.8 8,552      
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 20.4 6,754 7,076 9,585  
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 17.1 5,646 6,098 7,950 9,123
Fine Gael Robert Pierse 17.1 5,643 5,836 6,513 6,647
Fianna Fáil Dan Kiely 16.0 5,297 5,416    
Independent Denis Foley 3.7 1,218      
Electorate: 42,856   Valid: 33,110   Spoilt: 240 (0.7%)   Quota: 8,278   Turnout: 33,350 (77.8%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Kerry North[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 8,214 24.0 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 5,104 14.9 2
Labour Party Dick Spring 5,685 16.6 3
Fine Gael Gerard Lynch 5,037 14.7
Fianna Fáil Kit Ahern 4,158 12.1
Anti H-Block Seán McKenna 3,860 11.3
Fine Gael Fionán Harty 2,227 6.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,285   Quota: 8,572   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Kerry North[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 6,964 21.0 1
Fianna Fáil Kit Ahern 6,737 20.3 2
Labour Party Dan Spring 6,046 18.2 3
Fine Gael Gerard Lynch 6,202 18.7
Fianna Fáil Denis Foley 5,329 16.1
Fine Gael John Blennerhassett 1,920 5.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,198   Quota: 8,300   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Kerry North[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 7,263 26.0 1 1
Labour Party Dan Spring 5,856 21.0 2
Fine Gael Gerard Lynch 4,592 16.5 3
Fianna Fáil Kit Ahern 5,786 20.7
Fine Gael John Blennerhassett 1,938 7.0
Independent John Larkin 1,773 6.4
Independent Joseph Keohane 695 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,903   Quota: 6,976   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Kerry North[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Jnr 5,759 20.6 1
Fine Gael Gerard Lynch 4,332 15.5 2
Labour Party Dan Spring 4,913 17.5 3
Fianna Fáil Kit Ahern 5,217 18.6
Fianna Fáil Michael Scannell 2,745 9.8
Fine Gael John Blennerhassett 2,628 9.4
Independent Michael Finucane 2,425 8.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,019   Quota: 7,005   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Kerry North[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 7,561 28.6 1
Labour Party Dan Spring 6,645 25.1 2
Independent Patrick Finucane 5,147 19.4 3
Fine Gael Edmond Hayes 3,569 13.5
Fianna Fáil Kit Ahern 3,563 13.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,485   Quota: 6,622   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Kerry North[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Dan Spring 5,784 20.4 1
Independent Patrick Finucane 5,827 20.6 2
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 6,195 21.9 3
Fianna Fáil Daniel Moloney 5,262 18.6
Fine Gael Robert Gleasure 1,963 6.9
Independent Charles Lenihan 1,777 6.3
Sinn Féin Kevin Barry 1,483 5.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,291   Quota: 7,073   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Kerry North[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Daniel Moloney 6,976 20.2 1 1
Labour Party Dan Spring 6,292 18.3 2
Independent Patrick Finucane 4,562 13.2 3
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 6,231 18.1 4
Independent Charles Lenihan 3,736 10.8
Fine Gael John Lynch 3,499 10.2
Sinn Féin May Daly 3,171 9.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,467   Quota: 6,894   Turnout:

1956 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Clann na Poblachta TD Johnny Connor, a by-election was held on 29 February 1956. The seat was won by the Clann na Poblachta candidate Kathleen O'Connor, daughter of the deceased TD.

1956 by-election: Kerry North[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Poblachta Kathleen O'Connor 18,176 53.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel Moloney 15,828 46.6
Electorate: 45,841   Valid: 34,004   Quota: 17,003   Turnout: 74.2%

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Kerry North[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 6,378 17.8 1
Labour Party Dan Spring 5,861 16.3 2
Independent Patrick Finucane 5,326 14.8 3
Clann na Poblachta Johnny Connor 5,003 13.9 4
Fine Gael John Lynch 4,904 13.6
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 4,580 12.7
Fianna Fáil Maurice Lawlor 3,890 10.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,942   Quota: 7,189   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Kerry North[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Dan Spring 7,035 19.9 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 5,430 15.4 2
Fine Gael John Lynch 5,397 15.3 3
Independent Patrick Finucane 4,714 13.4 4
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 4,868 13.8
Clann na Poblachta Johnny Connor 4,446 12.6
Fianna Fáil Thomas O'Connor 3,389 9.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,279   Quota: 7,056   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Kerry North[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 7,555 21.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 6,214 17.2 2
National Labour Party Dan Spring 5,877 16.3 3
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Finucane 4,569 12.7 4
Clann na Poblachta Johnny Connor 4,390 12.2
Fianna Fáil Thomas O'Connor 3,792 10.5
Fine Gael Jeremiah Nolan 2,108 5.8
Clann na Poblachta John Walsh 1,564 4.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,069   Quota: 7,214   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Kerry North[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Finucane 8,784 25.8 1 1
National Labour Party Dan Spring 8,429 24.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 7,047 20.7 3 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 6,521 19.1 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick McKenna 3,322 9.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,103   Quota: 6,821   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Kerry North[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 6,551 17.2 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 5,973 15.7 2
Labour Party Dan Spring 5,155 13.6 3
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Finucane 5,174 13.6 4
Independent Edmund Horan 4,827 12.7
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 4,420 11.6
Fianna Fáil Stephen Fuller 3,550 9.3
Labour Party John Kelly 2,352 6.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,002   Quota: 7,601   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Kerry North[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 8,478 24.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Stephen Fuller 7,684 21.8 2 1
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 7,457 21.1 3 1
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 5,432 15.4 4
Labour Party William Cummins 3,273 9.3
Fine Gael Michael O'Connell 2,976 8.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,300   Quota: 7,061   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Kerry North[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 7,673 21.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim, Snr 6,213 17.7 2
Fianna Fáil Stephen Fuller 6,019 17.2 3
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 5,204 14.9 4
Fine Gael Thomas O'Connell 5,136 14.7
Labour Party Patrick Casey 4,783 13.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,028   Quota: 7,006   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  3. ^ "Constituency Commission: Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007". The Stationery Office, Dublin. p. 5. Retrieved 22 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  5. ^ 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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