Kerry (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Kerry
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created 2016
Seats 5
TDs
County council Kerry County Council
EP constituency South
Kerry
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Kerry within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1937
Seats 7
County council County Kerry

Kerry is a parliamentary constituency that has been represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, since the 2016 general election. 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). Another constituency of the same name existed between 1923 and 1937.

History and boundaries[edit]

1923–1937[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral Act 1923, and first used at the 1923 general election to elect the Members of the 4th Dáil. It replaced the Kerry–Limerick West constituency which was used to elect members of the 2nd Dáil and members of the 3rd Dáil. It consisted of the administrative county of Kerry.[1] The constituency elected 7 deputies.

It was abolished by the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 and the new Kerry South and Kerry North constituencies were created. They were first used at the 1937 general election for the members of the 9th Dáil.

Since 2016[edit]

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Kerry be created.[2] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[3]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[4] The new constituency replaces the constituencies of Kerry North–West Limerick and Kerry South. It comprises the whole of County Kerry with the Limerick part of the Kerry North–West Limerick transferred to Limerick County.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[4]

"The county of Kerry."

TDs[edit]

TDs 1923–1937[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry 1923–1937[5]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[6] Tom McEllistrim
(Rep)
Austin Stack
(Rep)
Patrick Cahill
(Rep)
Thomas O'Donoghue
(Rep)
James Crowley
(CnaG)
Fionán Lynch
(CnaG)
John O'Sullivan
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Tom McEllistrim
(FF)
Austin Stack
(FF)
William O'Leary
(FF)
Thomas O'Reilly
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] Frederick Crowley
(FF)
7th 1932[9] John Flynn
(FF)
Eamonn Kissane
(FF)
8th 1933[10] Denis Daly
(FF)
9th 1937 Constituency abolished. See Kerry North and Kerry South

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.

TDs since 2016[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry 2016–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[11] Martin Ferris
(SF)
John Brassil
(FF)
Michael Healy-Rae
(Ind)
Danny Healy-Rae
(Ind)
Brendan Griffin
(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: Kerry[11]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Independent Michael Healy-Rae 25.7 20,378                    
Independent Danny Healy-Rae 12.6 9,991 13,826                  
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 12.2 9,674 10,381 10,520 10,608 10,661 10,827 10,999 11,223 11,396 12,545 14,050
Sinn Féin Martin Ferris 11.9 9,458 10,098 10,214 10,321 10,364 10,418 10,490 10,583 11,722 12,184 12,964
Fianna Fáil John Brassil 10.3 8,156 8,642 8,719 8,764 8,957 9,005 9,137 9,242 9,495 11,955 12,792
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 8.2 6,489 6,827 6,872 6,901 6,944 7,168 7,257 7,326 7,630 7,849  
Labour Party Arthur Spring 6.1 4,813 5,011 5,036 5,067 5,093 5,281 5,356 5,601 5,887 6,139  
Fianna Fáil Norma Moriarty 5.5 4,348 4,893 5,012 5,032 5,081 5,114 5,172 5,252 5,392    
Independent Michael O'Gorman 1.6 1,236 1,364 1,380 1,487 1,529 1,536 1,589 1,674      
AAA–PBP Brian Finucane 1.2 981 1,046 1,058 1,129 1,161 1,169 1,261 1,429      
Green Party Michael Fitzgerald 1.3 1,011 1,050 1,059 1,085 1,123 1,135 1,222        
Renua Ireland Donal Corcoran 0.9 716 769 780 801 886 900          
Fine Gael Grace O'Donnell 1.0 776 817 827 836 854            
Independent Mary Fitzgibbon 0.8 635 690 707                
Independent Kevin Murphy 0.6 464 491                  
Independent Henry Gaynor 0.2 147 155                  
Electorate: 112,751   Valid: 79,273   Spoilt: 476 (0.6%)   Quota: 13,213   Turnout: 79,749 (70.7%)

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Kerry[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 10,238 15.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 9,694 14.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil John Flynn 9,372 13.9 3 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Daly 8,290 12.3 4
Fianna Fáil Frederick Crowley 8,039 11.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Fionán Lynch 6,578 9.8 6
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Sullivan 6,259 9.3 7
Cumann na nGaedheal Con Brosnan 5,867 8.7
National Centre Party Edmond O'Connor 3,141 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 67,478   Quota: 8,435   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Kerry[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Flynn 7,638 12.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Eamonn Kissane 7,364 12.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Fionán Lynch 6,266 10.4 3
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 6,930 11.5 4
Fianna Fáil Frederick Crowley 7,134 11.8 5
Fianna Fáil Thomas O'Reilly 6,691 11.1 6
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Sullivan 5,686 9.4 7
Cumann na nGaedheal James Crowley 4,644 7.7
Farmers' Party Patrick Trant 4,548 7.5
Cumann na nGaedheal John Moore 3,409 5.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 60,310   Quota: 7,539   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Kerry[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Fionán Lynch 6,866 12.3 1
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Sullivan 6,296 11.3 2
Cumann na nGaedheal James Crowley 5,651 10.1 3
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 6,190 11.1 4
Fianna Fáil William O'Leary 5,993 10.7 5
Fianna Fáil Frederick Crowley 5,762 10.3 6
Fianna Fáil Thomas O'Reilly 6,039 10.8 7
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Donnell 5,027 9.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Slattery 3,473 6.2
Farmers' Party Patrick O'Shea 2,903 5.2
Farmers' Party Maurice Lawlor 1,691 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 55,891   Quota: 6,987   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Kerry[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Fionán Lynch 5,483 10.2 1
Sinn Féin Austin Stack 5,140 9.5 2
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Sullivan 4,569 8.5 3
Cumann na nGaedheal James Crowley 4,246 7.9 4
Fianna Fáil William O'Leary 3,849 7.1 5
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 3,207 6.0 6
Fianna Fáil Thomas O'Reilly 4,492 8.3 7
Fianna Fáil Frederick Crowley 3,370 6.3
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Donnell 2,975 5.5
Independent Eugene O'Sullivan 2,405 4.5
Farmers' Party Patrick O'Shea 2,205 4.1
Labour Party Patrick Casey 2,141 4.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Florence Harty 2,063 3.8
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Dennehy 1,749 3.3
Farmers' Party Charles Roche 1,637 3.0
Independent William McElligott 1,109 2.1
Labour Party Diarmuid O'Leary 1,054 2.0
Independent Kate Breen 978 1.8
Independent John Kavanagh 729 1.4
Independent Eamon Horan 484 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,885   Quota: 6,736   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Kerry[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Republican Austin Stack 10,333 18.8 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Fionán Lynch 8,982 16.4 2 1
Republican Tom McEllistrim 7,277 13.3 3 1
Republican Thomas O'Donoghue 4,414 8.1 4
Cumann na nGaedheal John O'Sullivan 3,759 6.9 5
Cumann na nGaedheal James Crowley 3,759 6.9 6
Republican Patrick Cahill 2,708 4.9 7
Farmers' Party Denis Brosnan 3,182 5.8
Labour Party Patrick Casey 2,329 4.3
Labour Party Cormac Walsh 1,974 3.6
Farmers' Party John O'Neill 1,674 3.1
Independent Thomas O'Donnell 1,640 3.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Dennehy 1,308 2.4
Independent Jeremiah McSweeney 1,124 2.1
Independent E. J. Gleeson 382 0.7

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Act, 1923". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Kerry – Limerick area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1923: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election September 1927: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1932: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1933: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 2016: Kerry". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 

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