Dublin Clontarf (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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

Dublin Clontarf 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 and boundaries[edit]

A similarly named constituency existed from 1918 to 1922, for elections of the House of Commons of the United Kingdom, but the Member of Parliament elected in 1918, Richard Mulcahy, chose not to take his seat at Westminster, and joined the revolutionary First Dáil.

The Dáil constituency was created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, and used at the 1977 general election. It consisted of the Baldoyle, Clontarf, Coolock and Raheny areas of North Dublin.[1] The constituency was abolished in 1981.


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Clontarf 1977–1981[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
21st 1977[3] George Colley
Michael Woods
Michael Joe Cosgrave
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 Clontarf[2][3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil George Colley 8,768 28.3 1
Fine Gael Michael Joe Cosgrave 3,991 12.9 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Woods 3,093 10.0 3
Labour Party Conor Cruise O'Brien 3,588 11.6
Independent Seán Dublin Bay Rockall Loftus 3,003 9.7
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 2,821 9.1
Independent Vincent Manning 2,076 6.7
Fianna Fáil Eoghan Fitzsimons 1,590 5.1
Labour Party Thomas Duffy 917 3.0
Fine Gael Dermot Melia 549 1.8
Independent Brian Bell 527 1.7
Independent John Malone 40 0.1
Electorate: 41,132   Valid: 30,963   Quota: 7,741   Turnout: 75.0%

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 20 January 2012. Retrieved 12 February 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 Clontarf". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009. 

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