Dublin Finglas (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|Former Dáil Éireann
|County/City council||Dublin City|
Dublin Finglas 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).
The constituency was created in 1977, under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, taking in much of the former Dublin North-West constituency together with parts of Dublin South-West, as part of the redistribution of constituencies which attempted to secure the re-election of the outgoing Fine Gael–Labour Party government. The constituency was abolished in 1981 with much of it going into a revived Dublin North-West constituency.
It covered the Finglas area of Dublin city, together with small parts of Drumcondra and Glasnevin. The 1974 Act defined the constituency's boundaries as consisting of the following wards of the county borough of Dublin: Drumcondra South C, Finglas East A, Finglas East B, Finglas East D, Finglas East E, Finglas East F, Finglas West A, Finglas West B, Finglas West C, Glasnevin B, Inns Quay A.
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Finglas 1977–1981|
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 Finglas|
|Fianna Fáil||Jim Tunney||7,963||28.8||1|
|Fine Gael||Luke Belton||3,896||13.5||2|
|Fianna Fáil||Bertie Ahern||3,729||14.1||3|
|Labour Party||Brendan Halligan||3,055||11.0|
|Fianna Fáil||Daniel Bell||2,598||9.4|
|Fine Gael||Alice Glenn||2,452||8.9|
|Sinn Féin (Workers' Party)||Proinsias De Rossa||1,317||4.8|
|Labour Party||Billy Keegan||1,174||4.2|
|Electorate: 39,953 Valid: 27,696 Quota: 6,925 Turnout: 69.3%|
- "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 Finglas". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 February 2009.