Limerick (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Limerick
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Limerick within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 2011
TDs
Seats 3
County/City council County Limerick
EP constituency South
Limerick
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Limerick within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1948
Seats 7
County/City council County Limerick
Limerick City

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]

1923–1948[edit]

The constituency was first created as a 7 seater under the Electoral Act 1923, for the 1923 general election to Dáil Éireann, whose members formed the 4th Dáil. It succeeded the constituencies of Limerick City–Limerick East and Kerry–Limerick West which were used to elect members to the 2nd Dáil and to the 3rd Dáil.

It covered Limerick city and all of County Limerick.[1] It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, when it was replaced by the two new constituencies of Limerick East and Limerick West.

Since 2011[edit]

The Constituency Commission proposed in 2007 that at the next general election a new constituency called Limerick be created.[2]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009[3] when it partially replaced the former constituencies of Limerick East and Limerick West. Most of the rural parts of the Limerick East constituency were transferred to the Limerick constituency and the western parts of the Limerick West constituency were transferred to the Kerry North–West Limerick constituency. It was first used at the 2011 general election, electing 3 TDs.

The 2009 Act defines the constituency as:

"The county of Limerick, except the parts thereof which are comprised in the constituencies of Limerick City and Kerry North–West Limerick."[3]

TDs[edit]

TDs 1923–1948[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Limerick 1923–1948[4]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[5] Richard Hayes
(CnaG)
James Ledden
(CnaG)
Seán Carroll
(Rep)
James Colbert
(Rep)
John Nolan
(CnaG)
Patrick Clancy
(Lab)
Patrick Hogan
(FP)
1924 by-election[6] Richard O'Connell
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Gilbert Hewson
(Ind)
Tadhg Crowley
(FF)
James Colbert
(FF)
George C. Bennett
(CnaG)
Michael Keyes
(Lab)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] Daniel Bourke
(FF)
John Nolan
(CnaG)
7th 1932[9] James Reidy
(CnaG)
Robert Ryan
(FF)
John O'Shaughnessy
(FP)
8th 1933[10] Donnchadh Ó Briain
(FF)
Michael Keyes
(Lab)
9th 1937[11] John O'Shaughnessy
(FG)
Michael Colbert
(FF)
George C. Bennett
(FG)
10th 1938[12] James Reidy
(FG)
Tadhg Crowley
(FF)
11th 1943[13]
12th 1944[14] Michael Colbert
(FF)
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Limerick East and Limerick West

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.

TDs since 2011[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Limerick 2011–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
31st 2011[15] Dan Neville
(FG)
Patrick O'Donovan
(FG)
Niall Collins
(FF)

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: Limerick[15]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fine Gael Dan Neville 20.4 9,176 9,347 10,691 11,728
Fine Gael Patrick O'Donovan 19.1 8,597 8,793 10,351 11,316
Fianna Fáil Niall Collins 20.8 9,361 9,488 9,753 10,809
Labour Party James Heffernan 17.6 7,910 8,236 8,893 10,104
Independent John Dillon 9.8 4,395 4,767 5,075  
Fine Gael William O'Donnell 9.2 4,152 4,222    
Independent Con Cremin 1.0 430      
Independent Seamus Sherlock 0.9 419      
Green Party Stephen Wall 0.8 354      
Independent Patrick O'Doherty 0.5 247      
Electorate: 65,083   Valid: 45,041   Spoilt: 471 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,261   Turnout: 45,512 (69.9%)

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Limerick[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 8,415 14.1 1 1
Labour Party Michael Keyes 8,159 13.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Donnchadh Ó Briain 7,481 12.5 3 1
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 5,865 9.8 4
Fine Gael James Reidy 5,762 9.7 5
Fianna Fáil Michael Colbert 4,852 8.1 6
Fine Gael George C. Bennett 5,291 8.9 7
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 5,182 8.7
Independent Patrick Fitzsimons 4,950 8.3
Fine Gael David Madden 3,754 6.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 59,711   Quota: 7,464   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Limerick[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 9,324 14.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Donnchadh Ó Briain 8,131 12.6 2 1
Labour Party Michael Keyes 7,578 11.7 3
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 5,072 7.8 4
Fine Gael James Reidy 6,234 9.6 5
Fine Gael George C. Bennett 4,529 7.0 6
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 4,701 7.3 7
Fianna Fáil Seán Hartney 3,116 4.8
Fine Gael Timothy O'Connell 2,675 4.1
Independent Patrick Fitzsimons 2,601 4.0
Fine Gael John MacNamara 2,513 3.9
Fine Gael Denis Quish 2,351 3.6
Independent Con Ryan 2,195 3.4
Labour Party Seán Hayes 2,110 3.3
Labour Party Patrick Costelloe 1,645 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 64,775   Quota: 8,097   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Limerick[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Reidy 9,812 14.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 9,058 13.5 2 1
Fianna Fáil Donnchadh Ó Briain 8,099 12.1 3
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 7,217 10.7 4
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 6,117 9.1 5
Labour Party Michael Keyes 5,836 8.7 6
Fine Gael George C. Bennett 6,474 9.6 7
Fianna Fáil Michael Colbert 5,741 8.6
Fine Gael John O'Shaughnessy 5,726 8.5
Labour Party Seán Quinn 2,179 3.2
Fine Gael Michael Burke 924 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 67,183   Quota: 8,398   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Limerick[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Keyes 11,011 16.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 8,106 12.4 2
Fine Gael George C. Bennett 6,131 9.4 3
Fine Gael John O'Shaughnessy 4,361 6.7 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Colbert 6,955 10.6 5
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 4,698 7.2 6
Fianna Fáil Donnchadh Ó Briain 5,663 8.6 7
Fine Gael James Reidy 5,834 8.9
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 4,544 6.9
Fine Gael Timothy O'Connell 3,537 5.4
Fine Gael Liam Fraher 3,339 5.1
Independent Thomas Lloyd 1,343 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 65,522   Quota: 8,191   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Limerick[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal George C. Bennett 5,791 8.8 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Reidy 5,443 8.3 2
Fianna Fáil Donnchadh Ó Briain 7,383 11.2 3
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 6,536 9.9 4
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 7,980 12.1 5
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 6,956 10.6 6
Labour Party Michael Keyes 5,798 8.8 7
Fianna Fáil James Colbert 5,803 8.8
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 4,265 6.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard O'Connell 3,560 5.4
National Centre Party John O'Shaughnessy 3,388 5.1
National Centre Party John Carty 3,010 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 65,913   Quota: 8,240   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Limerick[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 7,677 12.4 1
Fianna Fáil James Colbert 6,100 9.9 2
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 6,645 10.8 3
Cumann na nGaedheal George C. Bennett 5,919 9.6 4
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 4,966 8.0 5
Cumann na nGaedheal James Reidy 5,088 8.2 6
Farmers' Party John O'Shaughnessy 4,887 7.9 7
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard O'Connell 3,573 5.8
Fianna Fáil Donnchadh Ó Briain 3,334 5.4
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 3,325 5.4
Labour Party Michael Keyes 3,101 5.0
Independent Patrick Clancy 2,105 3.4
Cumann na nGaedheal David Madden 2,045 3.3
Independent Gilbert Hewson 1,562 2.5
Labour Party Daniel Clancy 1,486 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 61,813   Quota: 7,727   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Limerick[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal George C. Bennett 7,993 14.0 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 5,390 9.5 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard O'Connell 5,354 9.4 3
Labour Party Patrick Clancy 4,447 7.8 4
Fianna Fáil James Colbert 6,385 11.2 5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 5,711 10.0 6
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 4,625 8.1 7
Labour Party Michael Keyes 4,290 7.5
Farmers' Party Cornelius O'Sullivan 3,434 6.0
Independent Gilbert Hewson 3,352 5.9
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 3,049 5.4
Cumann na nGaedheal Matthew Griffin 2,898 5.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 56,928   Quota: 7,117   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Limerick[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Tadhg Crowley 4,865 9.1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal George C. Bennett 5,165 9.6 2
Fianna Fáil James Colbert 5,531 10.3 3
Labour Party Michael Keyes 4,404 8.2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard O'Connell 4,225 7.9 5
Independent Gilbert Hewson 3,054 5.7 6
Labour Party Patrick Clancy 3,086 5.8 7
Fianna Fáil Daniel Bourke 3,795 7.1
Farmers' Party Cornelius O'Sullivan 2,623 4.9
Independent Matthew Murphy 2,594 4.8
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 2,446 4.6
Independent Michael Joyce 2,350 4.4
Fianna Fáil Robert Ryan 2,006 3.7
Independent Matthew Quillinan 1,848 3.4
Cumann na nGaedheal Matthew Griffin 1,613 3.0
Farmers' Party William Condon 1,477 2.8
Independent John Smith 1,205 2.2
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Mahony 886 1.7
Independent John Coleman 503 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,676   Quota: 6,710   Turnout:

1924 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Richard Hayes, a by-election was held on 28 May 1924. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Richard O'Connell.

1924 by-election: Limerick[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard O'Connell 28,243 54.3 1 1
Republican Tadhg Crowley 23,738 45.7
Electorate: 79,000   Valid: 51,981   Quota: 25,991   Turnout: 65.8%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Limerick[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard Hayes 10,498 20.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Ledden 6,335 12.5 2 1
Republican Seán Carroll 5,946 11.7 3
Republican James Colbert 4,812 9.5 4
Cumann na nGaedheal John Nolan 1,476 2.9 5
Labour Party Patrick Clancy 3,305 6.5 6
Farmers' Party Patrick Hogan 1,537 3.0 7
Labour Party Matthew Murphy 3,382 6.7
Farmers' Party Bartholomew Laffan 1,656 3.3
Farmers' Party John Quaid 1,619 3.2
Cumann na nGaedheal John Smith 1,547 3.0
Labour Party Michael Keyes 1,540 3.0
Republican Michael Colivet 1,519 3.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Walsh 1,234 2.4
Farmers' Party William O'Brien 1,143 2.3
Republican Kathleen O'Callaghan 1,097 2.2
Independent Michael Cleary 907 1.8
Labour Party James O'Brien 674 1.3
Independent William Larkin 466 0.9
Independent Anthony Mackey 114 0.2
Electorate: 79,340   Valid: 50,807   Quota: 6,351   Turnout: 64.0%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission: Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007". The Stationery Office, Dublin. p. 5. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  4. ^ 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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  6. ^ a b "By-election 1924: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
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  9. ^ a b "General election 1932: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1933: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1937: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1938: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 1943: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 1944: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 2011: Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 

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