Dublin Clontarf (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|Former Dáil Éireann
|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
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. The constituency was abolished in 1981.
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Clontarf 1977–1981|
|Michael Joe Cosgrave
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
|1977 general election: Dublin Clontarf|
|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|
|Fianna Fáil||Eoghan Fitzsimons||1,590||5.1|
|Labour Party||Thomas Duffy||917||3.0|
|Fine Gael||Dermot Melia||549||1.8|
|Electorate: 41,132 Valid: 30,963 Quota: 7,741 Turnout: 75.0%|
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Politics of the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 2009.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
- "General election 1977: Dublin Clontarf". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 6 March 2009.