Dublin Bay North (Dáil constituency)

Dublin Bay North is a parliamentary constituency that has been represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Dublin Bay North
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created2016
Seats5
TDs
County/City councilDublin City Council
Fingal County Council
EP constituencyDublin

History and boundariesEdit

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Dublin Bay North be created.[1] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[2]

The constituency was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[3] It incorporates the entirety of Dublin North-Central and most of Dublin North-East; with the transfer of an area around the village of Portmarnock from Dublin North-East into Dublin Fingal.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[4]

"In the city of Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Ayrfield, Beaumont B, Beaumont C, Beaumont D, Beaumont E, Beaumont F, Clontarf East A, Clontarf East B, Clontarf East C, Clontarf East D, Clontarf East E, Clontarf West A, Clontarf West B, Clontarf West C, Clontarf West D, Clontarf West E, Edenmore, Grace Park, Grange A, Grange B, Grange C, Grange D, Grange E, Harmonstown A, Harmonstown B, Kilmore A, Kilmore B, Kilmore C, Kilmore D, Priorswood A, Priorswood B, Priorswood C, Priorswood D, Priorswood E, Raheny-Foxfield, Raheny-Greendale, Raheny-St. Assam;
and, in the county of Fingal, the electoral divisions of:
Baldoyle, Howth, Sutton."

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Bay North 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[5] Denise Mitchell
(SF)
Tommy Broughan
(I4C)
Finian McGrath
(Ind)
Seán Haughey
(FF)
Richard Bruton
(FG)
33rd 2020 Cian O'Callaghan
(SD)
Aodhán Ó Ríordáin
(Lab)

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: Dublin Bay North[6][7][8][9]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
Sinn Féin Denise Mitchell 29.8 21,344                          
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 15.6 11,156 11,315 11,334 11,388 11,419 11,442 11,485 11,522 11,542 13,367        
Labour Party Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 11.3 8,127 8,736 8,765 8,795 8,833 8,862 8,927 8,989 9,091 9,251 9,727 10,312 10,735 11,283
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 9.3 6,651 7,012 7,026 7,068 7,111 7,159 7,367 7,506 7,561 7,607 7,796 10,575 10,697 10,955
Social Democrats Cian O'Callaghan 8.7 6,229 7,420 7,443 7,541 7,581 7,611 7,699 7,805 8,184 8,281 8,463 8,732 10,157 12,438
Green Party David Healy 7.0 5,042 5,715 5,728 5,778 5,822 5,873 6,005 6,149 6,227 6,305 6,645 7,008 7,597 8,527
Fianna Fáil Deirdre Heney 5.1 3,643 3,804 3,822 3,844 3,857 3,878 4,051 4,175 4,193 4,303 4,521      
Fine Gael Catherine Noone 3.2 2,279 2,341 2,354 2,366 2,376 2,381 2,389 2,405 2,412          
Independent John Lyons[n 1] 2.6 1,882 3,705 3,792 3,824 3,893 4,074 4,125 4,601 4,975 4,986 5,004 5,096 6,421  
Solidarity–PBP Bernard Mulvany[n 2] 2.0 1,409 3,369 3,398 3,416 3,444 3,488 3,528 3,708 4,637 4,671 4,680 4,759    
Aontú Proinsias O'Conarain 1.4 973 1,092 1,106 1,110 1,132 1,174                
Irish Freedom Ben Gilroy 1.1 771 1,274 1,283 1,293 1,351 1,532 1,759              
Solidarity–PBP Michael O'Brien[n 3] 1.0 722 1,915 1,935 1,945 1,968 1,995 2,037 2,163            
Independent Conor Creaven 0.6 418 481 487                      
Independent Brian Garrigan 0.5 372 529 551 588                    
Independent Michael Burke 0.5 370 602 623 657 779                  
Independent Linda McEvoy 0.3 202 326                        
Independent Sean O'Leary 0.0 16 35                        
Electorate: 112,047   Valid: 71,606   Spoilt: 645 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,935   Turnout: 72,251 (64.5%)
  1. ^ Lyons contested this election as a member of Independent Left. It is an unregistered political party, so he appeared on the ballot as non-party.
  2. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Mulvany was a member of People Before Profit.
  3. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. O'Brien was a member of Solidarity.

2016 general electionEdit

The constituency was dubbed the "group of death" by media because of the large number and high profile of candidates, the close contest, and the protracted nature of the count.[10]

2016 general election: Dublin Bay North[11][12][5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14 Count 15
Fine Gael Richard Bruton 13.3 9,792 9,804 9,860 9,924 9,934 10,568 10,578 13,092              
Fianna Fáil Seán Haughey 10.9 8,007 8,029 8,094 8,123 8,157 8,189 8,232 8,293 8,345 9,311 9,378 11,659 11,956 12,754  
Independent Finian McGrath 8.0 5,878 5,913 5,990 6,075 6,150 6,213 6,321 6,396 6,450 6,828 6,930 7,353 8,069 9,553 11,191
Labour Party Aodhán Ó Ríordáin 7.7 5,675 5,683 5,701 5,920 5,932 6,183 6,201 6,581 7,057 7,299 7,320 7,544 8,547 9,947 10,329
Inds. 4 Change Tommy Broughan 7.3 5,361 5,398 5,511 5,578 5,778 5,856 6,038 6,065 6,099 6,583 6,823 7,003 7,735 9,477 11,565
Sinn Féin Denise Mitchell 6.8 5,039 5,051 5,067 5,081 5,247 5,255 5,510 5,515 5,517 5,573 8,281 8,386 8,596 9,047 11,348
Independent Averil Power 6.7 4,911 4,934 5,052 5,145 5,294 5,529 5,678 5,768 5,828 6,237 6,338 6,674 7,668    
AAA–PBP John Lyons 6.0 4,409 4,455 4,532 4,600 4,981 5,002 6,475 6,494 6,497 6,682 7,116 7,209 7,760 8,476  
Social Democrats Cian O'Callaghan 5.2 3,864 3,875 3,909 4,093 4,128 4,179 4,291 4,313 4,347 4,587 4,637 4,796      
Sinn Féin Mícheál Mac Donncha 4.8 3,527 3,540 3,563 3,576 3,663 3,668 3,787 3,790 3,791 3,850          
Fianna Fáil Deirdre Heney 4.6 3,360 3,376 3,408 3,448 3,458 3,498 3,514 3,577 3,619 3,943 3,974        
Renua Terence Flanagan 4.4 3,205 3,273 3,302 3,348 3,372 3,418 3,462 3,525 3,588            
Fine Gael Naoise Ó Muirí 3.9 2,868 2,870 2,875 2,905 2,908 3,376 3,381                
AAA–PBP Michael O'Brien 3.0 2,236 2,253 2,271 2,282 2,559 2,562                  
Fine Gael Stephanie Regan 2.5 1,857 1,865 1,883 1,939 1,957                    
Independent Damien O'Neill 2.0 1,446 1,470 1,506 1,517                      
Green Party Donna Cooney 1.4 1,024 1,038 1,055                        
Independent Jimmy Guerin 1.0 756 782                          
Independent Paul Clarke 0.4 306                            
Independent Proinsias Ó Conaráin 0.1 104                            
Electorate: 109,516   Valid: 73,625   Spoilt: 709 (1.0%)   Quota: 12,271   Turnout: 74,334 (67.9%)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Dublin area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  3. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Dublin Bay North". Election 2016. RTÉ. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.; "General election 2016: Dublin Bay North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Nominated Candidates – Dublin Bay North". Dublin City Returning Officer. Retrieved 22 January 2020.
  7. ^ "General Election 2020 Results – Dublin Bay North". RTÉ News. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  8. ^ "Dublin Bay North Results 2020". Irish Times. Retrieved 10 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Dublin Bay North: 2020 General Election". Irelandelection.com. Retrieved 25 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Dublin Bay North: Haughey is elected in 'group of death'". Irish Independent. 1 March 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2016.; O'Carroll, Sinead (1 March 2016). "'Group of Death': Minister for Drugs Aodhán Ó Ríordáin has lost his Dáil seat". TheJournal.ie. Retrieved 1 March 2016.; Chambers, Richard (February 2016). "#RealityCheck: Dublin Bay North - The Group of Death -". Newstalk. Retrieved 1 March 2016.; O'Connor, Niall (19 February 2016). "'Group of Death' constituency will be most competitive of all". The Herald. Retrieved 1 March 2016.
  11. ^ "Dublin Bay North 2016". Irelandelection.com. Irelandelection.com. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  12. ^ "Dublin Bay North Results 2016". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 15 March 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2020.