Cork South (Dáil constituency)

Cork South was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1948 to 1961. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

Cork South
Former Dáil Constituency
Former constituency
Created1948
Abolished1961
Seats3
County/City councilCounty Cork

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, for the 1948 general election to Dáil Éireann.[1] It succeeded the constituency of Cork South-East. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961, when it was partially replaced by the new constituency of Cork South-West.[2]

BoundariesEdit

The administrative county of Cork except the portion thereof which was comprised in the constituencies of Cork Borough, Cork North, Cork East and Cork West.[1]

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork South 1948–1961[3]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[4] Dan Desmond
(Lab)
Seán Buckley
(FF)
Patrick Lehane
(CnaT)
14th 1951[5] Patrick Lehane
(Ind)
15th 1954[6] Seán McCarthy
(FF)
Tadhg Manley
(FG)
16th 1957[7]
17th 1961 Constituency abolished

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

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Cork South[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Dan Desmond 6,176 23.0 3
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 6,146 22.9 2
Fianna Fáil Sean MacDiarmaid Fawsitt 5,016 18.7
Fine Gael Tadhg Manley 4,769 17.8 1
Independent Patrick Dineen 4,712 17.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,819   Quota: 6,705   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Cork South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Dan Desmond 7,704 25.8 1 1
Fine Gael Tadhg Manley 7,401 24.8 2
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 5,714 19.1 3
Fianna Fáil Seán MacDiarmaid Fawsitt 4,872 16.3
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Lehane 4,206 14.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,897   Quota: 7,475   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Cork South[8]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Labour Daniel Desmond 25.5 7,699    
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 24.8 7,500 7,611  
Independent Patrick D. Lehane 17.2 5,215 5,697 7,022
Fianna Fáil William Kent 13.1 3,964 4,010  
Fine Gael Tadhg Manley 10.2 3,089 5,124 5,416
Fine Gael John L. O'Sullivan 9.2 2,775    
Electorate: 37,398   Valid: 30,242   Quota: 7,561   Turnout: 80.87%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Cork South[8]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Labour Daniel Desmond 25.1 7,241          
Clann na Talmhan Patrick D. Lehane 18.2 5,245 5,247 5,395 6,087 6,227 6,858
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 17.3 5,000 5,008 5,028 5,451 8,750  
Fine Gael Eamonn O'Neill 15.6 4,488 4,494 5,326 5,949 5,995 6,147
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah P. Browne 12.1 3,502 3,505 3,512 3,638    
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Hales 7.9 2,287 2,297 2,339      
Fine Gael Michael O'Driscoll 3.7 1,077 1,078        
Electorate: 38,522   Valid: 28,840   Quota: 7,211   Turnout: 74.87%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 23 July 2013. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1961: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Archived from the original on 11 October 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  3. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
  4. ^ "General election 1948: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 3 September 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  5. ^ "General election 1951: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 24 August 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  6. ^ a b "General election 1954: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 1 September 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  7. ^ a b "General election 1957: Cork South". ElectionsIreland.org. Archived from the original on 19 September 2007. Retrieved 2 March 2009.
  8. ^ a b Gallagher, Michael (2009). Irish Elections 1948–77: Results and Analysis Sources for the Study of Irish Politics 2. Routledge. ISBN 9781138973343.

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