Dublin County North (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see North County Dublin (UK Parliament constituency).
Dublin County North
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1981
Seats 4 (1969–1977)
3 (1977–1981)
County/City council County Dublin

Dublin County North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1981. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 for the 1969 general election, electing 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, it was reduced to 3 seats from 1977 onwards. It was abolished by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency boundaries were defined as: "The administrative county of Dublin, except the parts thereof which are comprised in the constituency of Dublin County South and in the constituency of Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown and the Baldoyle ward in the county borough of Dublin."[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin County North 1969–1981[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[3] Justin Keating
(Lab)
Patrick Burke
(FF)
Desmond Foley
(FF)
Mark Clinton
(FG)
20th 1973[4] Seán Walsh
(FF)
21st 1977[5] 3 seats
1977–1981
Ray Burke
(FF)
Joe Fox
(FF)
John Boland
(FG)
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.

Elections[edit]

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dublin County North[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fianna Fáil Ray Burke 33.0 11,794            
Fine Gael John Boland 20.6 7,367 7,456 7,575 9,101      
Fianna Fáil Joe Fox 10.1 3,618 5,479 5,514 5,578 5,896 5,906 6,870
Fianna Fáil Patricia McGill 12.2 4,340 5,108 5,140 5,230 5,677 5,692 6,571
Labour Party Patrick Murphy 9.5 3,373 3,415 4,334 4,464 5,536 5,684  
Independent Eamonn O'Brien 6.1 2,189 2,226 2,337 2,364      
Fine Gael John Corry 5.0 1,770 1,808 1,866        
Labour Party Seán Ryan 3.5 1,260 1,291          
Electorate: 52,608   Valid: 35,711   Spoilt: 309 (0.9%)   Quota: 8,928   Turnout: 36,020 (68.4%)[6]

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Dublin County North[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray Burke 10,652 24.1 1 1
Labour Party Justin Keating 5,570 12.6 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 5,381 12.2 3
Fine Gael Mark Clinton 5,730 12.9 4
Fine Gael John Boland 5,263 11.9
Aontacht Éireann Desmond Foley 3,387 7.7
Labour Party Michael Gannon 3,215 7.3
Labour Party Maire Walsh 2,226 5.0
Fianna Fáil Seán Dungan 1,588 3.6
Fine Gael Denis Farrell 1,253 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,265   Quota: 8,854   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Dublin County North[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Burke 8,050 21.8 1 1
Fine Gael Mark Clinton 4,050 11.0 2
Fianna Fáil Desmond Foley 5,231 14.2 3
Labour Party Justin Keating 4,198 11.4 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 3,335 9.0
Labour Party Michael Gannon 2,900 7.8
Fine Gael John Boland 2,368 6.4
Labour Party Joseph Connolly 2,281 6.2
Fine Gael Éamon Rooney 2,092 5.7
Labour Party Patrick Murphy 1,778 4.8
Fine Gael Anthony Butterley 688 1.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,971   Quota: 7,395   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 31 August 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 1969: Dublin County North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1973: Dublin County North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1977: Dublin County North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  6. ^ The Irish Times, 20 June 1977, p7–10

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