Dublin Cabra (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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

Dublin Cabra 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).


The constituency was created in 1977, under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974,[1] taking in parts of the former Dublin North-West and Dublin Central constituencies, as part of the redistribution of constituencies which attempted to secure the re-election of the outgoing Fine Gael–Labour Party government. The constituency was abolished in 1981 with most of it going into a revived Dublin Central constituency. There were 16 electoral areas in Dublin Cabra; 13 went to Dublin Central for the 1981 election, with three going to the new Dublin West (the areas of Phoenix Park, Cabra West A and Cabra West C).


It covered the Cabra, Arran Quay and Phoenix Park areas of Dublin city.[1]


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Cabra 1977–1981[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
21st 1977[3] Tom Leonard
Vivion de Valera
Hugh Byrne
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 Cabra[2][3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 5,830 22.9 1
Fine Gael Hugh Byrne 5,042 19.9 2
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 3,728 14.7 3
Labour Party Patrick Carroll 2,817 11.1
Fianna Fáil Richard Gogan 2,224 8.8
Labour Party David Thornley 1,615 6.4
Labour Party Michael Mullen 1,603 6.3
Independent Frank Sherwin 1,427 5.6
Fine Gael John McKay 991 3.9
Independent Frank Hall 126 0.5
Electorate: 37,656   Valid: 25,403   Quota: 6,351   Turnout: 67.4%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b 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 Cabra". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 

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