Dublin Artane (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin Artane
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created 1977
Abolished 1981
Seats 3
County/City council Dublin City

Dublin Artane was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974,[1] largely replacing the former Dublin North-East constituency, as part of the redistribution of constituencies which attempted to secure the re-election of the outgoing Fine GaelLabour Party government. It was only used for the 1977 general election. The constituency was abolished in 1981 with much of it going into an expanded Dublin North-Central constituency. There were 15 electoral areas in Dublin Artane; 11 went to Dublin North-Central for the 1981 general election, with two going to Dublin North-East and two to Dublin North-West.

Boundaries[edit]

It covered the north eastern parts of Dublin city, including the Artane area together with parts of Clontarf, Drumcondra and Santry. It consisted of the following wards of the county borough of Dublin: Artane A, Artane B, Artane C, Artane D, Artane E, Artane F, Artane G, Artane H, Clontarf East E, Clontarf West A, Clontarf West B, Drumcondra North A, Drumcondra North B, Drumcondra North C, Santry B.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Artane 1977–1981[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
21st 1977[3] Charles Haughey
(FF)
Timothy Killeen
(FF)
Noël Browne
(Ind)
22nd 1981 Constituency abolished

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.

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dublin Artane[3]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
Fianna Fáil Charles Haughey 36.7 11,041                      
Independent Noël Browne 18.6 5,601 5,910 5,934 6,084 6,169 6,224 6,264 6,379 6,947 7,243 8,634  
Fianna Fáil Timothy Killeen 6.3 1,900 3,705 3,734 3,738 3,760 3,777 3,781 3,801 3,994 6,594 6,802 6,923
Fine Gael Paddy Belton 11.6 3,494 3,527 3,534 3,535 3,546 3,574 3,748 4,325 4,552 4,622 6,101 6,765
Labour Party Paddy Dunne 9.1 2,723 2,776 2,791 2,814 2,852 3,174 3,222 3,387 3,623 3,716    
Fianna Fáil Eugene Timmons 5.9 1,777 2,963 2,986 2,994 3,041 3,056 3,065 3,078 3,237      
Independent Hannah Barlow 4.1 1,238 1,299 1,338 1,360 1,402 1,408 1,435 1,494        
Fine Gael Brian Murray 2.2 649 658 663 664 670 688 987          
Fine Gael James Munro 1.9 569 575 582 583 588 606            
Labour Party Michael O'Halloran 1.5 461 475 479 482 486              
Independent Philip Marsh 0.8 245 266 270 285                
Independent Gerard McIntyre 0.8 227 233 234                  
Independent Desmond Fox 0.5 144 164                    
Electorate: 39,439   Valid: 30,069   Spoilt: 222 (0.7%)   Quota: 7,518   Turnout: 30,291 (76.8%)[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1977: Dublin Artane". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 July 2010. 
  4. ^ The Irish Times, 20 June 1977, p7–10

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