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Limerick East
Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Constituency
Limerick East (Dáil Éireann constituency).png
Limerick East shown within Munster
Created 1948 (1948)
TDs 5
Counties County Limerick
EP constituency South

Limerick East is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects by 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known in English as TDs). The method of election is the Single Transferable Vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

The constituency encompasses the whole of Limerick City Council, together with the Castleconnell electoral area and part of the Bruff electoral area of Limerick County Council and the Ballyglass electoral area of Clare County Council. It is a largely urban constituency, and contains small parts of County Clare.

The constituency was long considered a bastion of the Progressive Democrats, having had at least one PD TD from 1987 until 2007.

Contents

2007 Constituency commission

The report of the Constituency commission published its final recommendations on October 24, 2007. As a result of population decline, Limerick East is to be reduced to four seats and will be renamed Limerick City.[1]

TDs

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Limerick East 1948–[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948 Daniel Bourke
(FF)
Robert Ryan
(FF)
James Reidy
(FG)
Michael Keyes
(Lab)
4 seats
1948–1981
14th 1951 Tadhg Crowley
(FF)
1952 by-election John Carew
(FG)
15th 1954 Donogh O'Malley
(FF)
16th 1957 Patrick Clohessy
(FF)
George Russell
(Ind)
17th 1961 Tom O'Donnell
(FG)
Stephen Coughlan
(Lab)
18th 1965
1968 by-election Desmond O'Malley
(FF)
19th 1969 Michael Herbert
(FF)
20th 1973
21st 1977 Michael Lipper
(Ind)
22nd 1981 Peadar Clohessy
(FF)
Jim Kemmy
(Ind)
Michael Noonan
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb) Willie O'Dea
(FF)
Jim Kemmy
(DSP)
24th 1982 (Nov) Frank Prendergast
(Lab)
25th 1987 Peadar Clohessy
(PD)
Desmond O'Malley
(PD)
Jim Kemmy
(DSP)
26th 1989
27th 1992[3] Jim Kemmy
(Lab)
28th 1997[4] Eddie Wade
(FF)
1998 by-election Jan O'Sullivan
(Lab)
29th 2002[5] Peter Power
(FF)
Tim O'Malley
(PD)
30th 2007[6] Kieran O'Donnell
(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

2007 general election

2007 General Election: Limerick East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 19,082 38.65 1 1
Fianna Fáil Peter Power 3.569 7.23 2 2
Fine Gael Michael Noonan 7,507 15.20 3 2
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 5,098 10.33 4 8
Fine Gael Kieran O'Donnell 5,094 10.32 5 8
Progressive Democrats Tim O'Malley 3,354 6.79
Sinn Féin Maurice Quinlivan 2,081 4.21
Fianna Fáil Noreen Ryan 1,391 2.82
Green Party Trish Forde Brennan 1,296 2.62
Independent John Devane 330 0.67
Independent Cathal McCarthy 188 0.38
Independent Denis Riordan 186 0.38
Christian Solidarity Conor O'Donoghue 171 0.35
Independent Patrick Moore 28 0.06

2002 general election

2002 General Election: Limerick East
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 13,174 26.35 1 1
Fine Gael Michael Noonan 9,451 18.90 2 1
Fianna Fáil Peter Power 3,881 7.76 3 10
Progressive Democrats Tim O'Malley 4,885 15.47 4 11
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 3,442 9.13 5 11
Fine Gael Mary Jackman 4,468 8.94
Fianna Fáil Eddie Wade 2,918 5.84
Independent Pat Kennedy 2,092 4.18
Independent John Gilligan 1,176 2.35
Independent Tom Ryan 1,148 2.30
Green Party Timothy Hourigan 917 1.83
Independent Michael Kelly 677 1.35
Independent Nora Bennis 479 0.96
Christian Solidarity Conor O'Donoghue 86 0.17
Independent Aidan Ryan 19 0.04

1977 general election

Electorate=57023, Valid votes =44903, spoiled votes=217, quota=8981 [7]

Candidate Party Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Des O'Malley Fianna Fáil 8762 8765 8788 8860 8900 8994 8994 8994 8994 8994
Tom O'Donnell Fine Gael) 6571 6573 6585 6692 7302 7374 7636 10169 10169
Michael Herbert Fianna Fáil 6293 6306 6321 6377 6405 6474 6640 6786 7105 7342
Peadar Clohessy Fianna Fáil 5488 5497 5512 5540 5572 5610 5722 5778 6090 6249
Michael Lipper Democratic Labour 5224 5257 5322 5429 5575 6023 7608 8049 9775 9775
Stephen Coughlan Labour 3553 3555 3565 3618 3693 3786 4008 4380
Edward Russell Fine Gael 3022 3024 3030 3097 3403 3521 3684
Jim Kemmy Socialist 2333 2348 2413 2476 2530 2920
Michael Crowe Independent 1325 1335 1358 1408 1447
Pat Kennedy Fine Gael 1302 1303 1307 1357
Win Harington Independent 646 657 677
Fergus Reynolds Sinn Fein the Workers Party 262 280
Joseph Harrington Socialist 122

See also

References

  1. ^ Constituency Commission report
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918-92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0 901714 96 8. 
  3. ^ "General election 1992: Limerick East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1992&cons=159. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  4. ^ "General election 1997: Limerick East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1997&cons=159. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  5. ^ "General election 2002: Limerick East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=2002&cons=159. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  6. ^ "General election 2007: Limerick East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=2007&cons=159. Retrieved 2009-02-23. 
  7. ^ Irish Times, 20-6-1977, p7-10



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