Dublin South-Central (Dáil constituency)

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Dublin South-Central
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created1948
Seats5 (1948–1969)
4 (1969–1977)
3 (1977–1981)
5 (1981–1992)
4 (1992–2002)
5 (2002–2016)
4 (2016–)
TDs
County/City councilSouth Dublin County Council
Dublin City Council
EP constituencyDublin

Dublin South-Central 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[edit]

It is located near the centre of Dublin city, and also contains part of South Dublin. The constituency comprises Harold's Cross west, Drimnagh, Walkinstown, Crumlin, Inchicore, Ballyfermot, Kimmage and Terenure west.[1]

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005, which took effect at the 2007 general election, the constituency boundary was extended to the north side of the River Liffey, taking in Islandbridge.[2]

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 defines the constituency as:[3]

"In the city of Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Carna, Chapelizod, Cherry-Orchard A, Cherry-Orchard C, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Decies, Drumfinn, Inchicore A, Inchicore B, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Kylemore,
Merchants Quay A, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E, Merchants Quay F,
Ushers A, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E, Ushers F, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;
and that part of the electoral division of Phoenix Park situated south of a line drawn along Chapelizod Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street;
and, in the county of South Dublin, the electoral divisions of:
Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Terenure-Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;
and those parts of the electoral divisions of Clondalkin-Ballymount, Clondalkin-Monastery and Tallaght-Kilnamanagh situated east of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway."

Constituency profile[edit]

The constituency comprises Ballyfermot, Bluebell, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Dolphin's Barn, the Liberties, Chapelizod, Walkinstown and parts of Terenure on the fringes. The largest employers in the area are the Guinness Brewery and St. James's Hospital. Dubbed the "People's republic of Dublin South-Central,[4] the constituency is one of the country's most left-wing, with all of the TDs from centre-left or left-wing parties.[5] Both Labour Party TDs elected in 2011 had previously been members of other left-wing parties: Eric Byrne was a former member of the Workers' Party of Ireland and Democratic Left, and Michael Conaghan had stood in a number of elections for Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin South-Central 1948–[6]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[7] James Larkin Jnr
(Lab)
Seán Lemass
(FF)
Con Lehane
(CnaP)
Maurice E. Dockrell
(FG)
John McCann
(FF)
14th 1951[8] Philip Brady
(FF)
15th 1954[9] Celia Lynch
(FF)
Thomas Finlay
(FG)
16th 1957[10] Philip Brady
(FF)
Jack Murphy
(Ind)
1958 by-election[11] Patrick Cummins
(FF)
17th 1961[12] Joseph Barron
(CnaP)
18th 1965[13] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
(FF)
19th 1969[14] Richie Ryan
(FG)
Ben Briscoe
(FF)
John O'Donovan
(Lab)
4 seats
1969–1977
20th 1973[15] John Kelly
(FG)
21st 1977[16] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
Fergus O'Brien
(FG)
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
(FF)
3 seats
1977–1981
22nd 1981[17] Ben Briscoe
(FF)
Gay Mitchell
(FG)
John O'Connell
(Ind)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[18] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
John O'Connell
(CC)
24th 1982 (Nov)[19] Fergus O'Brien
(FG)
25th 1987[20] Mary Mooney
(FF)
26th 1989[21] John O'Connell
(FF)
Eric Byrne
(WP)
27th 1992[22] Pat Upton
(Lab)
4 seats
1992–2002
1994 by-election[23] Eric Byrne
(DL)
28th 1997[24] Seán Ardagh
(FF)
1999 by-election[25] Mary Upton
(Lab)
29th 2002[26] Aengus Ó Snodaigh
(SF)
Michael Mulcahy
(FF)
30th 2007[27] Catherine Byrne
(FG)
31st 2011[28] Eric Byrne
(Lab)
Joan Collins
(PBP)
Michael Conaghan
(Lab)
32nd 2016[29] Bríd Smith
(AAA–PBP)
Joan Collins
[note 1]
(I4C)
4 seats
from 2016
33rd 2020 Bríd Smith
(S–PBP)
Patrick Costello
(GP)

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.

  1. ^ Founded Right To Change in May 2020

Elections[edit]

2020 general election[edit]

2020 general election: Dublin South-Central[30][31][32]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 39.3 17,015          
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 11.7 5,078 5,192 5,202 5,275 5,788 7,431
Fianna Fáil Catherine Ardagh 11.0 4,782 5,013 5,030 5,184 5,598  
Solidarity–PBP Bríd Smith[n 1] 11.0 4,753 9,547        
Green Party Patrick Costello 9.3 4,041 4,449 4,522 4,698 6,917 8,582
Inds. 4 Change Joan Collins 6.5 2,831 4,578 5,076 5,552 6,654 7,807
Labour Party Rebecca Moynihan 4.8 2,095 2,330 2,375 2,491    
Social Democrats Tara Deacy 3.7 1,595 1,921 2,006 2,181    
National Party Serina Irvine 1.5 632 770 801      
Independent Richard Murray 0.5 207 420 512      
Independent Alan Kerrigan 0.3 146 241 257      
Independent Robert Foley 0.2 78 114 121      
Independent Sean O'Leary 0.1 38 57 71      
Electorate: 79,460   Valid: 43,291   Spoilt: 515 (1.2%)   Quota: 8,659   Turnout: 43,806 (55.1%)
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Smith was a member of People Before Profit.

2016 general election[edit]

2016 general election: Dublin South-Central[33][34][29]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 15.5 6,639 6,690 6,715 6,734 6,927 7,061 9,566        
Inds. 4 Change Joan Collins 14.5 6,195 6,303 6,374 6,461 7,034 7,666 8,168 8,618      
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 14.3 6,130 6,154 6,317 6,516 6,679 7,037 7,090 7,111 9,723    
Fianna Fáil Catherine Ardagh 12.7 5,441 5,508 5,698 5,817 6,064 6,439 6,556 6,617 7,116 7,841 7,844
AAA–PBP Bríd Smith 10.2 4,374 4,476 4,527 4,729 5,193 5,853 6,208 6,643 7,410 7,836 7,879
Sinn Féin Máire Devine 7.8 3,332 3,363 3,389 3,423 3,531 3,686          
Labour Party Eric Byrne 7.7 3,297 3,314 3,372 3,645 3,822 4,481 4,531 4,558      
Social Democrats Liam Coyne 5.7 2,434 2,486 2,595 2,998 3,256            
Independent Paul Hand 4.7 2,011 2,100 2,222 2,358              
Green Party Oisín Ó hAlmhain 3.3 1,410 1,431 1,514                
Renua Michael Gargan 2.1 893 943                  
Direct Democracy Neville Bradley 1.0 407                    
Independent Richard Murray 0.7 294                    
Electorate: 74,942   Valid: 42,857   Spoilt: 694 (1.6%)   Quota: 8,572   Turnout: 43,551 (58.1%)

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Dublin South-Central[35][28]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Labour Party Eric Byrne 16.4 8,357 8,367 8,380 8,391 8,401 8,411 8,416 8,721          
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 13.4 6,804 6,819 6,835 6,838 6,849 6,874 6,885 7,041 7,111 7,123 7,455 7,569 7,719
People Before Profit Joan Collins[36] 12.9 6,574 6,585 6,606 6,630 6,653 6,691 6,728 7,042 7,166 7,194 7,773 7,978 8,459
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 11.0 5,604 5,610 5,614 5,618 5,626 5,630 5,663 5,915 7,120 7,142 7,780 11,867  
Labour Party Michael Conaghan 10.8 5,492 5,497 5,501 5,505 5,509 5,537 5,544 5,726 5,819 5,904 8,194 8,463 9,858
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 9.5 4,837 4,844 4,845 4,850 4,865 4,869 4,932 5,059 5,186 5,195 5,465 5,698 6,161
Labour Party Henry Upton 8.2 4,183 4,187 4,192 4,208 4,218 4,226 4,231 4,459 4,675 4,747      
Fine Gael Colm Brophy 6.6 3,376 3,377 3,384 3,387 3,393 3,396 3,418 3,537 4,842 4,847 5,199    
Fine Gael Ruairi McGinley 5.8 2,976 2,980 2,983 2,983 2,991 2,996 3,010 3,128          
Green Party Oisín Ó hAlmhain 2.0 1,015 1,015 1,019 1,031 1,038 1,042 1,051            
Independent Peter O'Neill 0.9 456 465 469 479 501 539 549            
Independent Neville Bradley 0.6 323 328 364 368 391 410 425            
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.5 239 239 241 246 247 251              
Independent Seán Connolly Farrell 0.3 178 182 190 198 217                
Independent Paul King 0.3 146 156 158 176                  
Independent Gerry Kelly 0.3 137 139 143                    
Independent Noel Bennett 0.3 128 128                      
Independent Dominic Mooney 0.2 102                        
Electorate: 80,203   Valid: 50,927   Spoilt: 817 (1.6%)   Quota: 8,488   Turnout: 51,744 (64.5%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Dublin South-Central[27]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh 17.4 8,286                  
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 15.7 7,439 7,687 8,186              
Labour Party Mary Upton 12.6 5,987 6,006 6,133 6,186 6,532 6,818 7,136 7,759 9,020  
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 10.2 4,825 4,838 4,913 4,922 5,039 5,648 5,772 6,509 6,932 7,001
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 9.9 4,713 4,728 4,847 4,890 5,068 5,231 6,719 7,050 7,663 7,921
Labour Party Eric Byrne 8.5 4,054 4,071 4,144 4,165 4,337 4,493 4,754 5,332 6,227 6,932
Green Party Tony McDermott 5.8 2,756 2,764 2,872 2,904 3,139 3,278 3,416 3,781    
Independent Joan Collins 4.6 2,203 2,212 2,277 2,288 2,552 3,253 3,362      
Fine Gael Anne Marie Martin 4.5 2,125 2,131 2,230 2,269 2,441 2,558        
People Before Profit Bríd Smith 4.4 2,086 2,090 2,205 2,221 2,383          
Independent Roisín Healy 3.4 1,613 1,619 1,726 1,766            
Progressive Democrats Frank McNamara 1.0 474 480                
Progressive Democrats Ben Doyle 0.9 438 449                
Workers' Party Andrew McGuinness 0.5 256 257                
Christian Solidarity Michael Redmond 0.3 155 155                
Independent Con Gunning 0.3 121 122                
Electorate: 86,710   Valid: 47,531   Spoilt: 789 (1.6%)   Quota: 7,922   Turnout: 48,320 (55.7%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Dublin South-Central[26]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh 13.7 6,031 6,033 6,047 6,066 6,131 6,202 6,399 6,472 6,595 8,207  
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 12.7 5,591 5,619 5,759 5,879 6,099 6,376 6,431 6,522 6,892 7,282 7,523
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 12.4 5,444 5,456 5,469 5,507 5,612 5,708 5,941 7,280 7,709    
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 11.3 4,990 4,994 5,007 5,024 5,102 5,165 5,342 5,391 5,497 7,364  
Labour Party Mary Upton 10.3 4,520 4,529 4,593 4,677 4,749 4,863 5,110 5,332 6,286 6,675 6,963
Labour Party Eric Byrne 9.4 4,159 4,188 4,265 4,365 4,436 4,568 4,659 4,839 5,438 5,658 5,844
Fianna Fáil Marian McGennis 9.3 4,085 4,085 4,110 4,160 4,199 4,423 4,581 4,676 4,827    
Green Party Kristina McElroy 5.2 2,299 2,311 2,400 2,491 2,575 2,771 2,974 3,115      
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 4.6 2,012 2,015 2,025 2,059 2,091 2,146 2,259        
Progressive Democrats Bob Quinn 3.1 1,377 1,381 1,395 1,405 1,472 1,534          
Independent Vincent Jackson 2.6 1,142 1,147 1,203 1,323 1,411            
Independent Áine Ní Chonaill 2.1 926 930 949 966              
Socialist Workers Bríd Smith 1.4 617 633                  
Workers' Party Linda Kavanagh 1.3 553 692 782                
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 0.6 270                    
Electorate: 86,161   Valid: 44,016   Spoilt: 752 (1.7%)   Quota: 7,337   Turnout: 44,768 (51.9%)

1999 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD Pat Upton, a by-election was held on 27 October 1999, when turnout was only 27.9%, down from 60% at the 1997 general election.[24] The seat was narrowly won by the Labour Party candidate Mary Upton, sister of the deceased TD.

1999 by-election: Dublin South-Central[25]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 30.1 6,050 6,059 6,108 6,157 6,330 6,497 7,005 7,901
Labour Party Mary Upton 28.0 5,637 5,648 5,683 5,831 5,913 6,545 7,148 10,274
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 20.1 4,037 4,064 4,093 4,154 4,240 4,559 4,778  
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 8.4 1,686 1,689 1,708 1,800 1,849 2,051    
Green Party John Goodwillie 6.3 1,263 1,297 1,330 1,477 1,588      
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 2.8 555 561 566          
Christian Solidarity Manus MacMeanmain 2.0 399 404 601 616        
Independent Eammon Murphy 1.9 383 387            
Natural Law John Burns 0.5 106              
Electorate: 69,771   Valid: 20,116   Quota: 10,059   Turnout: 28.8%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Dublin South-Central[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 8,910 22.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 4,762 11.7 3 15
Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh 4,634 11.4 2 15
Democratic Left Eric Byrne 4,586 11.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 4,574 11.3
Labour Party Pat Upton 4,224 10.4 4 15
Progressive Democrats Cáit Keane 2,031 5.0
Sinn Féin Martina Kenna 1,937 4.8
Green Party John Goodwillie 1,603 3.9
Fine Gael Ruairi McGinley 1,215 3.0
Independent Eamonn Gavin 367 0.9
Independent Andre Lyder 350 0.8
Socialist Party Martin Walsh 328 0.8
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 297 0.7
Socialist Workers Bríd Smith 218 0.5
Independent Brendan O'Reilly 132 0.3
Independent Sean Kelly 125 0.3
Natural Law Michael Dwyer 92 0.2
Independent Colm Callanan 91 0.2
Independent Dean O'Nuallain 80 0.2
Independent David Henry 23 0.1
Electorate: 68,146   Valid: 40,579   Spoilt: 550 (1.3%)   Quota: 8,116   Turnout: 41,129 (60.4%)

1994 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD John O'Connell, a by-election was held on 9 June 1994. The seat was won by the Democratic Left candidate Eric Byrne.

1994 by-election: Dublin South-Central[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Democratic Left Eric Byrne 27.8 7,445 7,479 7,601 7,748 7,930 8,352 8,984 10,284 12,741
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 21.1 5,642 5,697 5,770 5,893 6,043 6,335 6,664 7,370 8,629
Fine Gael Brian Hayes 17.3 4,637 4,677 4,723 4,752 4,926 5,628 6,028 6,619  
Labour Party Joe Connolly 9.9 2,643 2,664 2,743 2,824 2,904 3,062 3,417    
Progressive Democrats Cáit Keane 7.0 1,881 1,912 1,939 1,955 2,095        
Green Party John Goodwillie 6.5 1,752 1,809 1,904 2,138 2,332 2,579      
Independent Eamonn Gavin 3.6 972 1,038 1,053 1,088          
Sinn Féin Martina Gibney 2.9 781 800 859            
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 2.2 595 618              
Independent Michael Park 1.0 275                
Independent Benny Cooney 0.6 152                
Electorate: 62,300   Valid: 26,775   Quota: 13,388   Turnout: 43.0%

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Dublin South-Central[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party Pat Upton 11,923 29.6 1 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 6,662 16.6 2 7
Fianna Fáil John O'Connell 5,825 14.5 3 12
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 4,385 10.9 4 13
Democratic Left Eric Byrne 2,990 7.4
Progressive Democrats Cáit Keane 1,886 4.7
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 1,684 4.2
Green Party Mary Bowers 1,295 3.2
Fine Gael Edie Wynne 1,005 2.5
Christian Centrist Eamonn Murphy 832 2.1
Workers' Party Rita Whelan 717 1.8
Sinn Féin Martina Gibney 675 1.7
Independent Davy Johnston 235 0.6
Independent Mary Daly 128 0.3
Electorate: 63,718   Valid: 40,242   Spoilt: 892 (2.2%)   Quota: 8,049   Turnout: 41,134 (64.6%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Dublin South-Central[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 7,905 17.2 1
Fianna Fáil John O'Connell 7,707 16.7 2
Workers' Party Eric Byrne 6,849 14.9 3
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 6,037 13.1 4
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 4,385 10.9 5
Fianna Fáil Mary Mooney 4,081 8.9
Green Party Mary Bowers 2,264 4.9
Labour Party Pat Upton 1,907 4.1
Labour Party Patrick Murray 1,557 3.4
Progressive Democrats Ronald McBrien 1,314 2.9
Sinn Féin Micheal Ó Muireagain 1,241 2.7
Independent Michael Foley 1,122 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,092   Quota: 7,683   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Dublin South-Central[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 9,582 18.5 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 8,107 15.7 2
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 6,160 11.9 3
Fianna Fáil John O'Connell 5,911 11.4
Fianna Fáil Mary Mooney 5,656 10.9 5
Progressive Democrats Ronald McBrien 5,212 10.1
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 4,701 9.1 4
Workers' Party Eric Byrne 3,946 7.6
Sinn Féin Micheal Ó Muireagain 1,266 2.5
Independent Timothy Cahill 711 1.4
Independent Deirdre Buggle 186 0.4
Independent Barbara Hyland 152 0.3
Independent Michael Wall 102 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,692   Quota: 8,616   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Dublin South-Central[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle John O'Connell N/A Automatically Returned 1 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 10,074 22.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 9,336 20.4 3 1
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 8,068 17.6 4
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 6,425 14.0 5
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 4,616 10.1
Workers' Party Eric Byrne 3,774 8.2
Fianna Fáil Lauri Corcoran 2,426 5.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Stokes 641 1.4
Democratic Socialist Séamus Rattigan 303 0.7
Independent Brendan Moran 195 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,858   Quota: 9,172   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Dublin South-Central[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle John O'Connell N/A Automatically Returned 1 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 10,572 22.5 2 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 10,432 22.2 3 1
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 6,635 14.1
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 6,600 14.0 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 6,132 13.0 5
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party Eric Byrne 3,166 6.7
Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 3,102 6.6
Independent Aidan Broggy 296 0.6
Independent John Curran 147 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,082   Quota: 9,417   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Dublin South-Central[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent John O'Connell 9,491 19.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 8,181 16.7 2 1
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 7,404 15.1 3
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 6,879 14.1 5
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 5,686 11.6 4
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 4,122 8.4
Fianna Fáil Brian Hillery 2,948 6.1
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party Eric Byrne 2,403 4.9
Labour Party Michael Collins 1,069 2.2
Labour Party Séamus Ashe 693 1.4
Independent Daniel McCarron 73 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,949   Quota: 8,159   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Dublin South-Central[16]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 25.2 5,931        
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 19.3 4,542 5,015 5,058 5,239 5,566
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 16.9 3,986 4,024 4,177 4,711 6,991
Fianna Fáil Michael Campion 13.7 3,218 3,579 3,595 3,804 4,018
Fine Gael Alexis Fitzgerald 10.5 2,483 2,523 3,389 3,542  
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party Andy Smith 5.6 1,313 1,340 1,345    
Fine Gael Maurice Dockrell 4.7 1,096 1,101      
Fianna Fáil Vera Kinsella 4.1 959        
Electorate: 37,934   Valid: 25,528   Spoilt: 245 (0.9%)   Quota: 5,883   Turnout: 25,773 (67.9%)[37]

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Dublin South-Central[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richie Ryan 7,210 20.6 1
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 6,564 18.7 2
Fine Gael John Kelly 5,064 14.5 4
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 4,750 13.6 3
Labour Party John O'Donovan 2,203 6.3
Fianna Fáil Gerard Buchanan 2,195 6.3
Labour Party Michael Collins 2,136 6.1
Labour Party Dermot O'Rourke 1,580 4.5
Sinn Féin (Official) Peigin Doyle 1,521 4.3
Fine Gael Michael McShane 1,040 3.0
Independent Louis Maguire 775 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,038   Quota: 7,008   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Dublin South-Central[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richie Ryan 5,958 16.9 1
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 5,527 15.7 3
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 5,035 14.3 4
Fine Gael John Kelly 3,868 11.0
Fianna Fáil Louis Maguire 2,661 7.6
Labour Party Dermot O'Rourke 2,488 7.1
Independent Maurice O'Connell 2,475 7.0
Labour Party John O'Donovan 2,450 7.0 2
Labour Party Emmet Boyle 1,757 5.0
Labour Party John Clarke 1,392 4.0
Fine Gael Patrick Kelly 677 1.9
Fine Gael Michael McShane 602 1.7
Independent Patrick Dunne 166 0.5
Independent James Hiney 149 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,205   Quota: 7,042   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Dublin South-Central[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 12,400 34.7 1 1
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 7,098 19.9 2 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 6,768 19.0 3 1
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 2,220 6.2
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 2,175 6.1 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Cummins 1,464 4.1
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 1,349 3.8 5
Fine Gael George McLoughlin 1,032 2.9
Fine Gael John Nugent 1,002 2.8
Independent Michael O'Riordan 183 0.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,691   Quota: 5,949   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Dublin South-Central[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 10,211 31.8 1 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 7,007 21.8 2 1
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 3,109 9.7 4
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 2,689 8.4 3
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 1,796 5.6
Labour Party James Mooney 1,511 4.7
Fianna Fáil Patrick Cummins 1,449 4.5 5
Fine Gael George McLoughlin 1,095 3.4
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 1,024 3.2
Fine Gael James McGarry 755 2.4
Sinn Féin Tomás Ó Dubhghaill 622 1.9
Fine Gael John Hegarty 579 1.8
Independent Michael O'Riordan 277 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,124   Quota: 5,355   Turnout:

1958 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Independent TD Jack Murphy, a by-election was held on 25 June 1958. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Patrick Cummins.

1958 by-election: Dublin South-Central[38]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick J. Cummins 34.2 6,014 6,337 7,111 7,988
Fine Gael John Hegarty 17.6 3,089 3,619 4,386  
Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 17.2 3,030 3,799 4,925 7,083
Labour Party Frank Cluskey 15.7 2,762 3,352    
National Progressive Democrats Noel Hartnett 15.3 2,688      
Electorate: 51,567   Valid: 17,583   Quota: 8,792   Turnout: 34.10%

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Dublin South-Central[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 8,136 25.5 1 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 4,607 14.4 2
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 3,236 10.1 4
Independent Jack Murphy 3,036 9.5 5
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 2,704 8.5 3
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 2,049 6.4
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 1,932 6.1
Fine Gael Thomas Finlay 1,906 6.0
Sinn Féin Tomás Ó Dubhghaill 1,734 5.4
Fianna Fáil Anthony Moroney 1,621 5.1
Fine Gael Edward Hosey 966 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,927   Quota: 5,322   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Dublin South-Central[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 7,753 20.1 1 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 7,474 19.4 2 1
Labour Party James Larkin Jnr 5,883 15.3 3
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 3,258 8.5
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 3,009 7.8 5
Fine Gael Thomas Finlay 2,654 6.9 4
Fine Gael William Phelan 2,614 6.8
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 2,610 6.8
Fianna Fáil John McCann 2,586 6.7
Independent Eamonn Halpin 380 1.0
Independent Seán Davis 298 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,519   Quota: 6,420   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Dublin South-Central[38]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 25.9 10,759                
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 13.7 5,684 5,720 6,301 6,480 7,038        
Labour Party James Larkin Jnr 13.6 5,667 5,764 5,928 6,049 6,986        
Fianna Fáil John McCann 10.8 4,487 6,071 6,112 6,167 6,350 7,025      
Fianna Fáil Philip A. Brady 9.7 4,020 4,669 4,703 4,961 5,095 5,688 5,755 5,792 5,831
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 8.8 3,638 5,002 5,042 5,080 5,226 5,667 5,714 5,739 5,801
Fine Gael Kerry Reddin 6.7 2,784 2,818 3,188 3,239 3,633        
Clann na Poblachta Con Lehane 4.4 1,809 1,845 1,914 2,596          
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 3.3 1,363 1,382 1,414            
Fine Gael Anthony Lalor 3.2 1,332 1,348              
Electorate: 65,020   Valid: 41,543   Quota: 6,924   Turnout: 63.89%

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Dublin South-Central[38]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12
Fianna Fáil Seán F. Lemass 29.9 13,274                      
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 11.1 4,931 4,993 5,011 5,294 5,353 5,405 5,440 5,546 9,618      
Clann na Poblachta Con Lehane 11.0 4,861 4,924 4,975 4,995 5,062 5,469 5,514 7,567        
Labour Party James Larkin Jnr 10.7 4,743 4,894 4,978 5,013 5,275 5,363 6,555 6,814 7,070 7,199 8,579  
Fine Gael Patrick Joseph Cahill 8.9 3,965 4,030 4,054 4,289 4,384 4,454 4,504 4,836        
Fianna Fáil John McCann 8.6 3,829 5,860 5,914 5,948 6,055 6,077 6,104 6,159 6,324 6,346 6,889 7,286
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 5.2 2,287 2,307 2,328 2,336 2,373 2,918 2,942          
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 5.0 2,216 5,596 5,634 5,645 5,726 5,745 5,799 5,831 5,974 5,992 6,289 6,662
Labour Party Frank Foley 2.9 1,303 1,323 1,334 1,340 1,419 1,459            
Clann na Poblachta Jack Brady 2.7 1,203 1,227 1,241 1,247 1,275              
National Labour Party Joseph Hughes 1.8 790 817 850 859                
Fine Gael Joseph Toner 1.4 635 644 658                  
Independent William Naughton 0.8 350 374                    
Electorate: 67,633   Valid: 44,387   Quota: 7,398   Turnout: 65.63%

See also[edit]

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