Dublin County West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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

Dublin County West 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]

The constituency was created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974,[1] for the 1977 general election. It was abolished by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980.[2] It became part of the Dublin West constituency, created for the 1981 general election.

It consisted of the following areas:[1]

"In the administrative county of Dublin, the district electoral divisions of:
Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Clondalkin Number One, Clondalkin Number Two, Clonsilla, Lucan Number One, Lucan Number Two, Newcastle, Palmerston Number One, Palmerston Number Two, Rathcoole Saggart, Terenure Number One;
and, in the administrative county of Kildare, the district electoral divisions of:
Celbridge Donaghcumper, Leixlip, Maynooth, in the former Rural District of Celbridge No. 1;
and the following wards in the county borough of Dublin:
Ballyfermot H, Crumlin F."


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin County West 1977–1981[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
21st 1977[4] Liam Lawlor
Brian Lenihan
Mark Clinton
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 County West[3][4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan 10,010 27.6 1
Fine Gael Mark Clinton 7,255 17.5 2
Fianna Fáil Liam Lawlor 6,328 20.0 3
Fianna Fáil Terence Boylan 4,287 11.8
Labour Party Justin Keating 3,931 10.8
Labour Party Joseph Connolly 2,769 7.6
Fine Gael Brian Fleming 1,683 4.6
Electorate: 49,829   Valid: 36,263   Quota: 9,066   Turnout: 72.8%

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. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1980: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 21 October 2012. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1977: Dublin County West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 

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