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Dún Laoghaire
Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Constituency
Dún Laoghaire Dáil Éireann constituency.png
Dún Laoghaire shown within County Dublin
Created 1977 (1977)
TDs 5
Counties Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
EP constituency Dublin

Dún Laoghaire is a parliamentary constituency in Ireland which is represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency has an electorate of 91,522 and is served by 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly referred to in English as TDs). The method of election is the Single Transferable Vote. The constituency is located in the eastern area of Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown county, Ireland, consisting of the area around the town of Dún Laoghaire.

Some of the more high profile current TDs in the constituency are the Minister for Social and Family Affairs, Mary Hanafin, and the leader of the Labour Party, Eamon Gilmore. Others re-elected in the 2007 general election were Barry Andrews of Fianna Fáil,[1] Ciaran Cuffe of the Green Party and Fine Gael's Seán Barrett. [2]

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History

The constituency was created in 1977, replacing the earlier Dún Laoghaire and Rathdown constituency which had been established in 1948.

TDs

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dún Laoghaire 1977–[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
21st 1977 David Andrews
(FF)
Liam Cosgrave
(FG)
Barry Desmond
(Lab)
Martin O'Donoghue
(FF)
4 seats
1977–1981
22nd 1981 Liam T. Cosgrave
(FG)
Seán Barrett
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)
24th 1982 (Nov) Monica Barnes
(FG)
25th 1987 Geraldine Kennedy
(PD)
26th 1989 Brian Hillery
(FF)
Eamon Gilmore
(WP)
27th 1992[4] Helen Keogh
(PD)
Eamon Gilmore
(DL)
Niamh Bhreathnach
(Lab)
28th 1997[5] Mary Hanafin
(FF)
Eamon Gilmore
(Lab)
Monica Barnes
(FG)
29th 2002[6] Barry Andrews
(FF)
Ciarán Cuffe
(GP)
Fiona O'Malley
(PD)
30th 2007[7] Seán Barrett
(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.

Election results

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2007 general election

2007 General Election: Dún Laoghaire[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin 11,884 20.24 1 1
Fianna Fáil Barry Andrews 8,587 14.62 2 2
Labour Party Eamon Gilmore 7,127 12.14 3 7
Fine Gael Seán Barrett 5,361 9.13 4 9
Green Party Ciarán Cuffe 4,534 7.72 5 10
People Before Profit Richard Boyd Barrett 5,233 8.91
Fine Gael Eugene Regan 4,162 7.09
Fine Gael John Bailey 4,309 7.34
Progressive Democrats Fiona O'Malley 3,959 6.74
Labour Party Oisín Quinn 2,265 3.86
Sinn Féin Eoin Ó Broin 1,292 2.20
Electorate: 89,035   Valid: 58,713   Spoilt: 397   Quota: 9,786   Turnout: 66.39%

2002 general election

2002 General Election: Dún Laoghaire[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Mary Hanafin 8,818 16.44 1 4
Labour Party Eamon Gilmore 8,271 15.42 2 8
Progressive Democrats Fiona O'Malley 7,166 13.36 3 11
Fianna Fáil Barry Andrews 7,425 13.84 4 11
Green Party Ciarán Cuffe 5,002 9.33 5 11
Labour Party Niamh Bhreathnach 3,893 7.26
Fine Gael Helen Keogh 3,229 6.02
Fine Gael Liam T. Cosgrave 3,135 5.85
Sinn Féin Michael O'Brien 2,159 4.03
Fine Gael John Bailey 1,705 3.18
Socialist Workers Richard Boyd Barrett 876 1.63
Independent Patrick O'Keefe 593 1.11
Independent Denis O'Buachalla 346 0.65
Independent Vincent MacDowell 345 0.64
Independent Heather Williams 319 0.59
Christian Solidarity Michael Redmond 265 0.49
Independent Barbara Hyland 86 0.16
Electorate: 91,522   Valid: 53,633   Spoilt: 438   Quota: 8,939   Turnout: 59.08%

1977 general election

Quota=7,612 [8]

Candidate Party Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Liam Cosgrave Fine Gael 11024  
David Andrews Fianna Fáil 8754 8754  
Barry Desmond Labour) 4642 5235 5296 6001 6081 6503 8115
Martin O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil 4099 4140 4555 4593 6897 6946 7936
Una O'Higgins-O'Malley Independent 3305 3412 3438 3561 3681 3884  
John O'Connor Fianna Fáil 1984 2017 2606 2649  
Michael Carroll Fine Gael 1791 2964 2993 3048 3096 5316 6117
Percy Dockrell Fine Gael 1472 2886 2896 2950 2986  
John Loughran Labour 898 948 960  
Frank Stein Independent 86 87 87  

See also

References

  1. ^ Barry Andrews is the son of former TD David Andrews
  2. ^ gained a seat at the expense of the Progressive Democrats's Fiona O'Malley.
  3. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918-92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0 901714 96 8.  
  4. ^ "General election 1992: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1992&cons=113. Retrieved 2009-03-06.  
  5. ^ "General election 1997: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1997&cons=113. Retrieved 2009-03-06.  
  6. ^ a b "General election 2002: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=2002&cons=113. Retrieved 2009-03-06.  
  7. ^ a b "General election 2007: Dún Laoghaire". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=2007&cons=113. Retrieved 2009-03-06.  
  8. ^ Irish Times, 20-6-1977, p7-10

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