Dublin Bay North (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin Bay North
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created 2016
Seats 5
TDs
County/City council Dublin City Council
Fingal County Council
EP constituency Dublin

Dublin Bay North is a parliamentary constituency that has been represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election. The constituency elects 5 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 its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Dublin Bay North be created.[1] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[2]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[3] The constituency incorporates the entirety of Dublin North-Central and most of Dublin North-East; with the transfer of an area around the village of Portmarnock from Dublin North-East into Dublin Fingal.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[3]

"In the city of Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Ayrfield, Beaumont B, Beaumont C, Beaumont D, Beaumont E, Beaumont F, Clontarf East A, Clontarf East B, Clontarf East C, Clontarf East D, Clontarf East E, Clontarf West A, Clontarf West B, Clontarf West C, Clontarf West D, Clontarf West E, Drumcondra South A, Edenmore, Grace Park, Grange A, Grange B, Grange C, Grange D, Grange E, Harmonstown A, Harmonstown B, Kilmore A, Kilmore B, Kilmore C, Kilmore D, Priorswood A, Priorswood B, Priorswood C, Priorswood D, Priorswood E, Raheny-Foxfield, Raheny-Greendale, Raheny-St. Assam;
and, in the county of Fingal, the electoral divisions of:
Baldoyle, Howth, Sutton."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Bay North 2016–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[4] Tommy Broughan
(I4C)
Richard Bruton
(FG)
Seán Haughey
(FF)
Finian McGrath
(Ind)
Denise Mitchell
(SF)

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]

2016 general election[edit]

The constituency was dubbed the "group of death" by media because of the large number and high profile of candidates, the close contest, and the protracted nature of the count.[5]

2016 general election: Dublin Bay North[4]
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 Count 13 Count 14 Count 15
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 13.3 9,792 9,804 9,860 9,924 9,934 10,568 10,578 13,092              
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 10.9 8,007 8,029 8,094 8,123 8,157 8,189 8,232 8,293 8,345 9,311 9,378 11,659 11,956 12,754  
Independents 4 Change Tommy Broughan 7.3 5,361 5,398 5,511 5,578 5,778 5,856 6,038 6,065 6,099 6,583 6,823 7,003 7,735 9,477 11,565
Sinn Féin Denise Mitchell 6.8 5,039 5,051 5,067 5,081 5,247 5,255 5,510 5,515 5,517 5,573 8,281 8,386 8,596 9,047 11,348
Independent Finian McGrath 8.0 5,878 5,913 5,990 6,075 6,150 6,213 6,321 6,396 6,450 6,828 6,930 7,353 8,069 9,553 11,191
Labour Party Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 7.7 5,675 5,683 5,701 5,920 5,932 6,183 6,201 6,581 7,057 7,299 7,320 7,544 8,547 9,947 10,329
AAA–PBP John Lyons 6.0 4,409 4,455 4,532 4,600 4,981 5,002 6,475 6,494 6,497 6,682 7,116 7,209 7,760 8,476  
Independent Averil Power 6.7 4,911 4,934 5,052 5,145 5,294 5,529 5,678 5,768 5,828 6,237 6,338 6,674 7,668    
Social Democrats Cian O'Callaghan 5.2 3,864 3,875 3,909 4,093 4,128 4,179 4,291 4,313 4,347 4,587 4,637 4,796      
Fianna Fáil Deirdre Heney 4.6 3,360 3,376 3,408 3,448 3,458 3,498 3,514 3,577 3,619 3,943 3,974        
Sinn Féin Micheál MacDonncha 4.8 3,527 3,540 3,563 3,576 3,663 3,668 3,787 3,790 3,791 3,850          
Renua Ireland Terence Flanagan 4.4 3,205 3,273 3,302 3,348 3,372 3,418 3,462 3,525 3,588            
Fine Gael Naoise Ó Muirí 3.9 2,868 2,870 2,875 2,905 2,908 3,376 3,381                
AAA–PBP Michael O'Brien 3.0 2,236 2,253 2,271 2,282 2,559 2,562                  
Fine Gael Stephanie Regan 2.5 1,857 1,865 1,883 1,939 1,957                    
Independent Damien O'Neill 2.0 1,446 1,470 1,506 1,517                      
Green Party Donna Cooney 1.4 1,024 1,038 1,055                        
Independent Jimmy Guerin 1.0 756 782                          
Independent Paul Clarke 0.4 306                            
Independent Proinsias Ó Conaráin 0.1 104                            
Electorate: 109,516   Valid: 73,625   Spoilt: 709 (1.0%)   Quota: 12,271   Turnout: 74,334 (67.9%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Dublin area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Dublin Bay North". Election 2016. RTÉ. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016. ; "General election 2016: Dublin Bay North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  5. ^ "Dublin Bay North: Haughey is elected in 'group of death'". Irish Independent. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016. ; O'Carroll, Sinead (1 March 2016). "‘Group of Death’: Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 1 March 2016. ; Chambers, Richard (February 2016). "#RealityCheck: Dublin Bay North - The Group of Death -". Newstalk. Retrieved 1 March 2016. ; O'Connor, Niall (19 February 2016). "'Group of Death' constituency will be most competitive of all". The Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2016.