Dublin Fingal (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Dublin Fingal
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created 2016
Seats 5
TDs
County council Fingal County Council
EP constituency Dublin

Dublin Fingal is a parliamentary constituency which is represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election onwards. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Dublin Fingal be created.[1] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[2]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[3] The constituency incorporates all of Dublin North, Swords-Forrest and Kilsallaghan from Dublin West, and Balgriffin and Turnapin from Dublin North-East.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[3]

"In the county of Fingal the electoral divisions of:
Balbriggan Rural, Balbriggan Urban, Ballyboghil, Balgriffin, Balscadden, Clonmethan, Donabate, Garristown, Hollywood, Holmpatrick, Kilsallaghan, Kinsaley, Lusk, Malahide East, Malahide West, Portmarnock North, Portmarnock South, Rush, Skerries, Swords-Forrest, Swords-Glasmore, Swords-Lissenhall, Swords-Seatown, Swords Village;
and those parts of the electoral divisions of Airport, Dubber and Turnapin situated north of a line drawn along the Northern Cross Route (M50), passing in a clockwise direction around and excluding roundabout No. 3 at the junction of the Northern Cross Route (M50) with the M1 motorway."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Fingal 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[4] Brendan Ryan
(Lab)
Louise O'Reilly
(SF)
Darragh O'Brien
(FF)
Clare Daly
(I4C)
Alan Farrell
(FG)

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]

2016 general election[edit]

2016 general election: Dublin Fingal[4]
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil Darragh O'Brien 17.9 10,826                  
Inds. 4 Change Clare Daly 15.7 9,480 9,552 9,827 10,566            
Fine Gael Alan Farrell 12.4 7,514 7,563 7,627 7,664 7,672 8,082 8,244 8,709 8,969 9,965
Labour Party Brendan Ryan 10.0 6,009 6,054 6,125 6,193 6,210 6,358 6,800 7,794 8,424 9,406
Sinn Féin Louise O'Reilly 8.7 5,228 5,246 5,314 5,621 5,719 5,858 6,193 6,465 7,911 8,771
Fine Gael James Reilly 7.7 4,666 4,699 4,735 4,767 4,769 4,955 5,259 5,549 5,756 6,215
Fianna Fáil Lorraine Clifford-Lee 5.6 3,359 3,788 3,871 3,937 3,953 4,339 4,705 5,099 5,595  
Inds. 4 Change Barry Martin 4.0 2,412 2,424 2,694 3,126 3,404 3,649 4,298 5,077    
Green Party Joe O'Brien 4.6 2,783 2,802 2,964 3,105 3,125 3,430 3,758      
Independent Alliance Tony Murphy 4.1 2,503 2,520 2,679 2,863 2,896 3,104        
Renua Gerry Molloy 3.5 2,091 2,139 2,219 2,326 2,355          
AAA–PBP Terry Kelleher 3.4 2,067 2,076 2,210              
Independent Roslyn Fuller 1.3 772 775                
Independent Marcus de Brun 1.0 627 633                
Independent Fergal O'Connell 0.1 51 52                
Electorate: 93,486   Valid: 60,388   Spoilt: 462   Quota: 10,065   Turnout: 65.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Dublin area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2016: Dublin Fingal". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016.