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Dublin Bay South (Dáil constituency)

Dublin Bay South is a parliamentary constituency that has been represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, since the 2016 general election. The constituency elects 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Dublin Bay South
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created2016
Seats4
TDs
City councilDublin City Council
EP constituencyDublin

Contents

History and boundariesEdit

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Dublin Bay South 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]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[3] The constituency incorporates the entirety of the former Dublin South-East constituency. Territory from Dublin South-Central, centred on Terenure and Harold's Cross, was added to the new constituency. The constituency was named Dublin Bay South for "reasons of symmetry", with the Dublin Bay North constituency.[4]

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[3]

"In the city of Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Kimmage C, Mansion House A, Mansion House B, Pembroke East A, Pembroke East B, Pembroke East C, Pembroke East D, Pembroke East E, Pembroke West A, Pembroke West B, Pembroke West C, Rathfarnham, Rathmines East A, Rathmines East B, Rathmines East C, Rathmines East D, Rathmines West A, Rathmines West B, Rathmines West C, Rathmines West D, Rathmines West E, Rathmines West F, Royal Exchange A, Royal Exchange B, St. Kevin’s, South Dock, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Terenure D, Wood Quay A, Wood Quay B."

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Bay South 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[5] Eamon Ryan
(GP)
Jim O'Callaghan
(FF)
Eoghan Murphy
(FG)
Kate O'Connell
(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.

ElectionsEdit

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Dublin Bay South[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Green Party Eamon Ryan 11.4 4,529 4,631 4,929 5,277 6,605 7,560 8,788  
Fine Gael Eoghan Murphy 16.5 6,567 6,595 6,661 6,693 6,873 7,860 8,023  
Fianna Fáil Jim O'Callaghan 11.5 4,575 4,596 4,674 4,744 4,949 5,989 6,678 6,921
Fine Gael Kate O'Connell 13.6 5,399 5,416 5,483 5,527 5,773 6,324 6,446 6,547
Labour Party Kevin Humphreys 10.6 4,205 4,227 4,378 4,480 4,992 5,391 5,973 6,221
Sinn Féin Chris Andrews 9.5 3,774 3,796 3,957 4,511 4,888 5,197    
Renua Lucinda Creighton 10.7 4,229 4,252 4,385 4,545 4,820      
Social Democrats Glenna Lynch 6.7 2,652 2,694 2,949 3,527        
AAA–PBP Annette Mooney 4.4 1,728 1,819 2,149          
Independent Mannix Flynn 3.8 1,525 1,648            
Independent Alan MacStiofain 0.6 235              
Independent Eoin Tierney 0.4 151              
Independent William DJ Gorman 0.2 97              
Independent John Keigher 0.1 37              
Electorate: 73,066   Valid: 39,703   Spoilt: 313 (0.8%)   Quota: 7,941   Turnout: 40,016 (54.8%)

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. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Commission urges constituency boundary changes and reduction in TDs". RTÉ News. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 14 July 2012.
  5. ^ a b "General election 2016: Dublin Bay South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016.