Dublin Mid–West (Dáil Éireann constituency)
Location of Dublin Mid–West within County Dublin
|County council||South Dublin|
Dublin Mid–West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 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
The constituency was created for the 2002 general election, composed of parts of the Dublin South–West and Dublin West constituencies. It contains the areas of Clondalkin, Lucan, Rathcoole and Saggart. The constituency review of 2004 recommended that the town of Palmerstown was incorporated into Dublin Mid–West (having been in Dublin West), and this was implemented in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005. The constituency elected 3 TDs in 2002, and gained a fourth seat at the 2007 general election.
The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 defines the constituency as:
- "In the county of South Dublin the electoral divisions of:
- Clondalkin-Cappaghmore, Clondalkin-Dunawley, Clondalkin-Moorfield, Clondalkin-Rowlagh, Clondalkin Village, Lucan-Esker, Lucan Heights, Lucan-St. Helens, Newcastle, Palmerston Village, Palmerston West, Rathcoole, Saggart;
- and that part of the electoral division of Clondalkin-Monastery situated west of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Mid–West 2002–|
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.
2016 general election
|2016 general election: Dublin Mid–West|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1|
|Fianna Fáil||John Curran|
|Fine Gael||Frances Fitzgerald|
|Direct Democracy||Christopher Healy|
|Workers' Party||Lorraine Hennessey|
|Fine Gael||Derek Keating|
|Social Democrats||Anne-Marie McNally|
|Sinn Féin||Eoin Ó Broin|
|Labour Party||Joanna Tuffy|
2011 general election
|2011 general election: Dublin Mid–West|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6||Count 7||Count 8||Count 9|
|Labour Party||Joanna Tuffy||17.5||7,495||7,513||7,533||7,553||7,633||7,827||8,948|
|Fine Gael||Frances Fitzgerald||17.0||7,281||7,285||7,303||7,323||7,424||7,493||7,903||9,213|
|Labour Party||Robert Dowds||13.2||5,643||5,645||5,661||5,695||5,734||5,870||6,519||7,934||8,112|
|Fine Gael||Derek Keating||13.9||5,933||5,938||5,945||5,964||5,992||6,072||6,503||7,244||7,703|
|Sinn Féin||Eoin Ó Broin||11.8||5,060||5,066||5,088||5,117||5,164||5,399||6,628||7,120||7,151|
|Fianna Fáil||John Curran||11.8||5,043||5,047||5,068||5,095||5,130||5,193||5,513|
|People Before Profit||Gino Kenny||5.8||2,471||2,481||2,513||2,536||2,597||3,059|
|Green Party||Paul Gogarty||3.5||1,484||1,490||1,498||1,509||1,534||1,605|
|Workers' Party||Mick Finnegan||1.6||694||700||712||722||735|
|Socialist Party||Robert Connolly||1.5||622||624||634||637||649|
|Electorate: 64,880 Valid: 42,722 Spoilt: 471 (1.1%) Quota: 8,545 Turnout: 43,193 (66.6%)|
2007 general election
|2007 general election: Dublin Mid–West|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6|
|Fianna Fáil||John Curran||23.2||8,650|
|Green Party||Paul Gogarty||10.8||4,043||4,123||4,393||5,557||6,700||7,920|
|Progressive Democrats||Mary Harney||12.5||4,663||4,956||5,066||5,454||5,668||7,786|
|Labour Party||Joanna Tuffy||10.9||4,075||4,145||4,440||4,895||6,004||6,672|
|Fine Gael||Frances Fitzgerald||12.0||4,480||4,532||4,680||4,975||5,344||5,664|
|Fianna Fáil||Luke Moriarty||9.8||3,671||4,200||4,333||4,666||5,185|
|Sinn Féin||Joanne Spain||9.3||3,462||3,529||3,970||4,138|
|People Before Profit||Gino Kenny||2.8||1,058||1,099|
|Workers' Party||Mick Finnegan||1.0||366||378|
|Electorate: 61,347 Valid: 37,339 Spoilt: 319 (0.9%) Quota: 7,468 Turnout: 37,658 (61.4%)|
2002 general election
|2002 general election: Dublin Mid–West|
|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||John Curran||20.7||5,904||5,928||5,979||6,112||6,292||6,508||6,909||7,086||9,350|
|Progressive Democrats||Mary Harney||20.0||5,706||5,719||5,732||5,812||5,953||6,196||6,348||6,924||7,524|
|Green Party||Paul Gogarty||12.3||3,508||3,523||3,541||3,627||3,870||3,947||4,594||5,260||5,645||6,345|
|Labour Party||Joanna Tuffy||9.0||2,563||2,566||2,602||2,744||2,891||3,199||3,594||4,495||4,808||5,371|
|Fianna Fáil||Des Kelly||11.3||3,218||3,232||3,237||3,290||3,381||3,434||3,625||3,737|
|Fine Gael||Austin Currie||7.1||2,008||2,017||2,023||2,051||2,100||2,573||2,687|
|Sinn Féin||Tony Flannery||6.5||1,855||1,861||1,912||2,031||2,244||2,326|
|Fine Gael||Therese Ridge||4.5||1,268||1,271||1,314||1,419||1,536|
|Workers' Party||Andrew McGuinness||1.4||393||393||407|
|Christian Solidarity||Colm Callanan||0.4||107|
|Electorate: 55,184 Valid: 28,456 Spoilt: 237 (0.8%) Quota: 7,115 Turnout: 28,693 (52.0%)|
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- "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
- "General election 2002: Dublin Mid–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
- "General election 2007: Dublin Mid–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
- "General election 2011: Dublin Mid–West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
- Kenny campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
- Connolly campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.