Cork South-West (Dáil constituency)

Cork South-West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

Cork South-West
Dáil Constituency
Outline map
Location of Cork South-West within Ireland
Major settlements
Current constituency
Created1961
Seats3
TDs
  •   Holly Cairns (SD)
  •   Michael Collins (Ind)
  •   Christopher O'Sullivan (FF)
County councilCork County Council
EP constituencySouth

History and boundariesEdit

It was created for the 1961 general election. The constituency encompasses the Bandon, Bantry, Clonakilty and Skibbereen electoral areas of Cork County Council. It is a largely rural constituency, with many medium-sized towns, and runs from Dursey Island in the west to Ringabella in the east.[1]

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:

"The county of Cork, except the parts thereof which are comprised in the constituencies of Cork East, Cork North-Central, Cork North-West and Cork South-Central."

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork South-West 1961–[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
17th 1961[3] Michael Murphy
(Lab)
Edward Cotter
(FF)
Seán Collins
(FG)
18th 1965[4]
19th 1969[5] Flor Crowley
(FF)
John O'Sullivan
(FG)
20th 1973[6]
21st 1977[7] Joe Walsh
(FF)
Jim O'Keeffe
(FG)
22nd 1981[8] Flor Crowley
(FF)
P. J. Sheehan
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[9] Joe Walsh
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[10]
25th 1987[11]
26th 1989[12]
27th 1992[13]
28th 1997[14]
29th 2002[15] Denis O'Donovan
(FF)
30th 2007[16] Christy O'Sullivan
(FF)
P. J. Sheehan
(FG)
31st 2011[17] Michael McCarthy
(Lab)
Jim Daly
(FG)
Noel Harrington
(FG)
32nd 2016[18] Margaret Murphy O'Mahony
(FF)
Michael Collins
(Ind)
33rd 2020 Christopher O'Sullivan
(FF)
Holly Cairns
(SD)

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.

ElectionsEdit

2020 general electionEdit

2020 general election: Cork South-West[19][20][21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Michael Collins 26.4 11,712              
Fianna Fáil Christopher O'Sullivan 14.1 6,262 6,400 6,503 6,602 6,960 7,228 10,273 11,262
Fine Gael Tim Lombard 13.2 5,865 5,917 5,982 6,170 6,669 8,557 9,133 9,526
Sinn Féin Paul Hayes 10.8 4,777 4,881 5,075 5,229 5,462 5,542 5,832  
Social Democrats Holly Cairns 10.6 4,696 4,808 5,008 5,994 6,280 6,593 7,055 10,078
Fianna Fáil Margaret Murphy O'Mahony 9.2 4,077 4,163 4,274 4,352 4,761 4,863    
Fine Gael Karen Coakley 5.7 2,526 2,577 2,595 2,698 2,747      
Independent Alan Coleman 4.1 1,801 1,843 1,950 2,025        
Green Bernadette Connolly 3.7 1,647 1,663 1,765          
Aontú Mairéad Ruane 1.1 515 531            
PBP/Solidarity Kevin O'Connor[n 1] 1.0 427 435            
Independent Sean O'Leary 0.1 33 35            
Electorate: 69,127   Valid: 44,338   Spoilt: 288   Quota: 11,085   Turnout: 44,626 (64.6%)  
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. O'Connor was a member of People Before Profit.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Cork South-West[22][23][18]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Fianna Fáil Margaret Murphy O'Mahony 19.6 8,482 8,845 9,228 10,020 11,962
Fine Gael Jim Daly 17.0 7,370 7,633 8,523 8,774 9,799
Independent Michael Collins 15.6 6,765 7,347 7,793 9,258 11,063
Fine Gael Noel Harrington 14.9 6,433 6,574 7,377 7,544 8,208
Independent Alan Coleman 11.5 4,955 5,272 5,634 6,405  
Sinn Féin Rachel McCarthy 8.5 3,656 3,993 4,260    
Labour Michael McCarthy 7.0 3,035 3,397      
Green Johnny O'Mahony 1.7 752        
Independent Gillian Powell 1.6 701        
Catholic Democrats Theresa Heaney 1.6 686        
Independent Fiona O'Leary 1.0 423        
Electorate: 63,583   Valid: 43,258   Spoilt: 331   Quota: 10,815   Turnout: 43,589  

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Cork South-West[17]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Fine Gael Jim Daly 19.4 8,878 9,255 9,696 10,508 13,242  
Fine Gael Noel Harrington 15.1 6,898 7,212 7,479 7,668 9,568 11,104
Labour Michael McCarthy 14.3 6,533 7,257 8,709 9,212 10,539 10,754
Fine Gael Kevin Murphy 14.0 6,386 6,665 6,917 7,212    
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 13.1 5,984 6,208 6,481 9,453 10,079 10,155
Fianna Fáil Christy O'Sullivan 10.5 4,803 4,958 5,215      
Sinn Féin Paul Hayes 7.3 3,346 3,743        
Independent John Kearney 1.7 772          
Green Kevin McCaughey 1.7 765          
New Vision Dave McInerney 1.1 493          
Independent Edmund Butler 0.7 330          
New Vision Paul Doonan 0.5 239          
Independent Michael O'Sullivan 0.5 231          
Electorate: 62,174   Valid: 45,658   Spoilt: 390 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,415   Turnout: 46,048 (74.1%)  

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Cork South-West[16]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Fianna Fáil Christy O'Sullivan 24.3 10,333      
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 18.3 7,760 8,008 8,417 9,420
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 18.2 7,739 7,976 8,387 10,126
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 17.8 7,560 7,813 8,471 10,667
Labour Michael McCarthy 9.6 4,095 4,471 5,912  
Green Quentin Gargan 6.7 2,860 3,293    
Sinn Féin Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin 5.1 2,150      
Electorate: 61,577   Valid: 42,497   Spoilt: 410 (0.9%)   Quota: 10,625   Turnout: 42,907 (69.7%)  

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Cork South-West[15]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 20.4 7,695 7,774 7,862 8,277 8,863 10,179  
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 19.1 7,187 7,271 7,395 7,706 8,119 8,997 9,387
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 16.9 6,358 6,476 6,622 6,835 7,724 8,496 8,591
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 15.5 5,831 5,864 5,932 6,156 6,987 8,287 8,556
Independent Christy O'Sullivan 9.6 3,609 3,684 3,849 4,303 5,144    
Labour Michael McCarthy 9.1 3,442 3,505 3,636 4,030      
Sinn Féin Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin 3.5 1,308 1,329 1,372        
Sinn Féin Anne O'Leary 2.4 899 908 945        
Independent Theresa Heaney 1.9 748 864          
Independent Edmund Butler 1.6 621            
Electorate: 54,274   Valid: 37,698   Spoilt: 434 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,425   Turnout: 38,132 (70.3%)  

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Cork South-West[24]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 22.9 8,008 8,233 9,545
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 21.7 7,586 7,783 8,516
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 21.3 7,454 7,802 9,128
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 17.4 6,081 6,285 7,082
Labour Michael Calnan 6.8 2,361 2,716  
Catholic Democrats Theresa Heaney 5.1 1,792 2,036  
Green Paula Giles 3.5 1,221    
Independent Áine Ní Chonaill 0.8 293    
Independent Sean Ahern 0.6 199    
Electorate: 49,382   Valid: 34,995   Spoilt: 319 (0.9%)   Quota: 8,749   Turnout: 35,314 (71.5%)  

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Cork South-West[25]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 28.2 9,376              
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 21.4 7,113 7,243 7,262 7,286 7,322 7,439 7,760 9,222
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 19.1 6,345 6,491 6,531 6,564 6,589 6,638 6,957 8,388
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 12.8 4,268 4,923 4,941 4,970 5,086 5,192 5,361 5,975
Labour Michael Calnan 11.3 3,757 3,807 3,821 3,828 3,881 3,917 4,508  
Green Mary O'Donnell 4.3 1,424 1,452 1,494 1,525 1,581 1,646    
Independent Timothy O'Donovan 1.1 379 409 415 427 456      
Sinn Féin Ann O'Leary 1.0 330 336 338 344        
Independent Kathleen Dwyer 0.5 158 160 165          
Independent Andrew Dillon 0.5 149 153            
Electorate: 45,769   Valid: 33,299   Spoilt: 623 (1.8%)   Quota: 8,325   Turnout: 33,922 (74.1%)  

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Cork South-West[26]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2
Fine Gael Patrick. J. Sheehan 26.3 8,525  
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 25.7 8,319  
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 24.3 7,861 8,223
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 18.7 6,042 6,084
Progressive Democrats Neilus Barry 3.9 1,259 1,275
Independent Stephen O'Neill 1.0 309 312
Independent William Abbey Of The Holy Cross Fitzsimon 0.3 88 89
Electorate: 43,548   Valid: 32,403   Quota: 8,101  

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Cork South-West[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 9,488 28.4 1
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 7,814 23.4 2
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 6,752 20.2 3
Fianna Fáil Denis O'Donovan 5,644 16.9
Progressive Democrats Ray O'Neill 3,570 10.7
Ind U Stan Davies 134 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,402   Quota: 8,351   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Cork South-West[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 8,704 26.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 8,432 25.5 2 1
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 7,756 23.5 3
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 5,340 16.2
Independent John O'Sullivan 2,468 7.5
Independent Elizabeth Ryder 319 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,019   Quota: 8,255   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Cork South-West[9]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 21.8 7,145 7,323 7,561 8,748
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 20.9 6,868 7,808 8,561  
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 20.8 6,834 7,626 8,451  
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 15.1 4,940 5,024 5,289 6,660
Fianna Fáil D. F. O'Sullivan 8.1 2,640 2,677 2,831  
Labour Michael Calnan 6.7 2,215 2,346    
Fine Gael John McCarthy 6.6 2,179      
Electorate: 40,969   Valid: 32,821   Spoilt: 208 (0.6%)   Quota: 8,206   Turnout: 33,029 (80.6%)  

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Cork South-West[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 8,266 24.5 1
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 6,085 18.0 2
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 5,317 15.8
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 4,417 13.1 3
Labour Philip Murphy 3,244 9.6
Fine Gael John McCarthy 2,597 7.7
Fianna Fáil Peter Callanan 1,485 4.4
Fianna Fáil Eithne O'Mahony 1,256 3.7
Independent Seán Kelleher 1,097 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,764   Quota: 8,442   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Cork South-West[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Joe Walsh 6,789 20.4 2
Labour Michael Murphy 6,768 20.3 1
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 5,863 17.6
Fine Gael Jim O'Keeffe 4,229 12.7 3
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,786 11.4
Fianna Fáil Vivian Callaghan 3,387 10.2
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 2,473 7.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,295   Quota: 8,324   Turnout:

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Cork South-West[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 7,251 23.8 3
Labour Michael Murphy 6,597 21.7 2
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 6,420 21.1 1
Fianna Fáil Terence Sullivan 5,989 19.7
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 4,204 13.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,461   Quota: 7,616   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Cork South-West[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Flor Crowley 6,941 22.9 1
Labour Michael Murphy 6,647 21.9 2
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 4,654 15.3 3
Fine Gael P. J. Sheehan 4,562 15.0
Fianna Fáil John Cahalane 4,352 14.3
Fine Gael Seán Collins 3,216 10.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,372   Quota: 7,594   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Cork South-West[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Michael Murphy 7,971 28.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 7,323 26.6 2 1
Fine Gael Seán Collins 5,180 18.8 3
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,942 14.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Finn 3,144 11.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,560   Quota: 6,891   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Cork South-West[27]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Labour Michael Pat Murphy 25.4 7,381      
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 19.3 5,591 7,847    
Fine Gael Seán Collins 17.6 5,117 5,296 5,363 8,003
Independent Florence Wycherley 13.3 3,873 4,250 4,688 5,620
Fine Gael John L. O'Sullivan 12.8 3,718 4,078 4,158  
Fianna Fáil Michael Finn 11.6 3,367      
Electorate: 36,332   Valid: 29,047   Quota: 7,262   Turnout: 79.95%  

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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