Limerick City (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Limerick City
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Limerick City within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 2011
Seats 4
TDs
County/City council
EP constituency South

Limerick City is a parliamentary constituency 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]

The Constituency Commission proposed in 2007 that at the next general election a new constituency called Limerick City be created.[1]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009[2] when it replaced the former constituency of Limerick East. Most of the rural parts of the Limerick East constituency were transferred to the Limerick constituency, itself now abolished. Limerick City was first represented at the 2011 general election.

The constituency comprises Limerick City and suburbs, part of County Limerick and a small part of County Clare.[3]

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

"The city of Limerick;
and, in the county of Limerick, the electoral divisions of:
Abington, Ballybricken, Ballycummin, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Caherconlish East, Caherconlish West, Castleconnell, Cappamore, Clonkeen, Doon West, Glenstal, Limerick South Rural, Roxborough, in the former Rural District of Limerick No. 1;
Bilboa, in the former Rural District of Tipperary No. 2;
and, in the county of Clare, the electoral division of:
Ballyglass in the former Rural District of Meelick."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Limerick 2011–
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
31st 2011[4] Jan O'Sullivan
(Lab)
Willie O'Dea
(FF)
Kieran O'Donnell
(FG)
Michael Noonan
(FG)
32nd 2016[5] Maurice Quinlivan
(SF)

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: Limerick City[5]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 27.8 12,999          
Sinn Féin Maurice Quinlivan 12.6 5,894 6,527 6,651 7,025 10,517  
Fine Gael Michael Noonan 15.6 7,294 7,909 8,221 8,591 9,018 9,311
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 11.2 5,227 5,838 6,166 7,001 7,722 8,187
Fine Gael Kieran O'Donnell 12.9 6,047 6,545 6,830 7,177 7,512 7,849
AAA–PBP Cian Prendiville 9.8 4,584 5,244 5,496 6,724    
Social Democrats Sarah Jane Hennelly 5.9 2,747 3,039 3,620      
Green Party James Gaffney 2.1 964 1,081        
Catholic Democrats Nora Bennis 1.4 673 823        
Independent Desmond Hayes 0.5 254 314        
Independent Denis Riordan 0.2 78 88        
Electorate: 75,568   Valid: 46,761   Spoilt: 357 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,353   Turnout: 62.4%

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Limerick City[4]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Michael Noonan 30.8 13,291            
Fine Gael Kieran O'Donnell 12.5 5,405 8,306 8,414 8,545 8,774    
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 16.1 6,956 7,369 7,403 7,432 7,768 9,424  
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 14.7 6,353 7,122 7,161 7,314 7,728 8,079 8,520
Sinn Féin Maurice Quinlivan 8.6 3,711 3,829 3,877 3,894 4,518 4,634 4,758
Labour Party Joe Leddin 5.6 2,411 2,628 2,645 2,712 2,926 3,084 3,291
Fianna Fáil Peter Power 5.3 2,303 2,399 2,429 2,466 2,533    
Independent Kevin Kiely 2.6 1,129 1,200 1,270 1,306      
Socialist Party Cian Prendiville[6] 1.7 721 740 769 799      
Green Party Sheila Cahill 1.1 490 520 542        
Christian Solidarity Conor O'Donoghue 0.4 186 197          
Independent Denis Riordan 0.4 173 178          
Independent Matt Larkin 0.1 59 62          
Electorate: 64,909   Valid: 43,188   Spoilt: 429 (1.0%)   Quota: 8,638   Turnout: 43,617 (67.2%)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission: Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007" (PDF). The Stationery Office, Dublin. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 4 February 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2011: Limerick City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 2016: Limerick City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016. 
  6. ^ Prendiville campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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