Dublin Central (Dáil constituency)

Dublin Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

Dublin Central
Dáil constituency
Map
Map
Constituencies in County Dublin; Dublin Central is at the centre.
Major settlements
Current constituency
Created1981
Seats
  • 5 (1981–1992)
  • 4 (1992–2016)
  • 3 (2016–2020)
  • 4 (2020–)
TDs
  •   Paschal Donohoe (FG)
  •   Gary Gannon (SD)
  •   Neasa Hourigan (GP)
  •   Mary Lou McDonald (SF)
Local government areaDublin City
EP constituencyDublin
Dublin Central
Former Dáil constituency
Former constituency
Created1969
Abolished1977
Seats4
Local government areaDublin City

Constituency profile edit

Dublin Central is regarded as one of the most social and ethnically diverse constituencies in Ireland.[1] It contains Dublin's main shopping district and financial areas. The constituency consists of largely traditional working class areas such as East Wall, North Strand, Summerhill, Ballybough, Sheriff Street and Cabra with more suburban middle class Glasnevin and Lower Drumcondra on the northern fringes of the constituency.

Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern won the first seat in the constituency at every election from its creation in 1981 until his retirement in 2011. It was a highly competitive constituency with the Labour Party, Sinn Féin and left-wing independents such as Tony Gregory drawing much support. Fianna Fáil have not been represented in the constituency since the 2011 general election.

Boundaries edit

A Dublin Central constituency was created for the first time in 1969 and used at the 1969 and 1973 general elections. It originally spanned both sides of the River Liffey and took in inner city Dublin. It was abolished in 1977, and recreated with different boundaries in 1981. It is now exclusively on the northside of the Liffey. The Dublin Central constituency is located in the north inner city and suburbs of Dublin and encompasses an area to the north side of the river Liffey including: Stoneybatter, Mountjoy Square, Phibsborough, Cabra, Dorset Street, Henrietta Street, O'Connell Street, Arbour Hill, Navan Road, Glasnevin, North Wall, East Wall and Drumcondra.

The Constituency Review Report 2023 of the Electoral Commission recommended that no change be made at the next general election.[2]

Changes to the Dublin Central constituency
Years TDs Boundaries Notes
1969–1977 4
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards of[3]

The Inns Quay, Rotunda, Usher's and Wood Quay wards;

that part of Arran Quay ward which is not included in the constituency of Dublin North-West;

that part of Merchants Quay ward which is not included in the constituency of Dublin South-West;

and that part of Royal Exchange ward lying to the west of a line drawn as follows:

commencing at the junction of Suffolk Street with the ward boundary, thence in a north-westerly direction along Suffolk Street to its junction with Andrew Street, thence commencing in a south-westerly direction and proceeding along Andrew Street to its junction with Exchequer Street, thence in a westerly direction along Exchequer Street to its junction with South Great George's Street, thence commencing in a southerly direction and proceeding along South Great George's Street, Aungier Street, Redmond's Hill and Wexford Street to its junction with the ward boundary.
Transfer of Inns Quay, Rotunda and part of Arran Quay from Dublin North-Central;

transfer of Usher's, Wood Quay and parts of Merchants Quay and Royal Exchange from Dublin South-Central.[4]

1977–1981 Constituency abolished[5] Transfer of Inns Quay and parts of Arran Quay to Dublin Cabra;

transfer of Rotunda to Dublin North-Central;

transfer of Usher's, Wood Quay and parts of Merchants Quay and Royal Exchange to Dublin South-Central.

1981–1987 5
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards[6] of[7]

Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ballybough A, Ballybough B, Cabra East A, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West B, Clontarf West D, Clontarf West E, Drumcondra South A, Drumcondra South B, Drumcondra South C, Glasnevin A, Glasnevin B, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Rotunda A, Rotunda B;

and those parts of the wards of Cabra West A and Cabra West C situated east of a line drawn as follows:

commencing at the point adjacent to the southern boundary of the Dominican Convent, Cabra, where the boundary of the county borough of Dublin intersects the centre of Ratoath Road, thence in a southerly direction along the centre of Ratoath Road to its junction with the Navan Road, thence in a southerly direction along the imaginary southerly projection of the centre of Ratoath Road to the intersection of the said imaginary projection by the southern boundary of the ward of Cabra West C.
Transfer of Arran Quay A, B, C, D and E, Cabra East A, B and C, Cabra West B, Inns Quay B and C, and parts of Cabra West A and C from Dublin Cabra;

Drumcondra South C, Glasnevin A and B, Inns Quay A from Dublin Finglas; and

Ballybough A and B, Clontarf West D and E, Drumcondra South A and B, Mountjoy A and B, North City, North Dock A, B and C, Rotunda A and B from Dublin North-Central.

1987–1992 5
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards of[8]
Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ballybough A, Ballybough B, Cabra East A, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West A, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Cabra West E, Clontarf West D, Clontarf West E, Drumcondra South A, Drumcondra South B, Drumcondra South C, Glasnevin A, Glasnevin B, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Rotunda A, Rotunda B.
Transfer of the wards of Cabra West D and E and the balance of the wards of Cabra West A and C from Dublin West.[9]
1992–1997 4
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards[10] of[11]

Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ashtown A, Ashtown B, Botanic C, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Chapelizod, Decies, Inchicore A, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock B, North Dock C, Phoenix Park, Rotunda A, Rotunda B, Ushers A, Ushers F;

and those parts of the wards of Cabra East A, and Cabra West A situated south of a line drawn along the Royal Canal.
Transfer to Dublin North-Central of the Marino - Fairview - North Strand area;

transfer to Dublin North-West of the area bounded on the south by the Royal Canal, lona Road and St Alphonsus Road and on the east by Drumcondra Road;

Transfer from Dublin West of the Ashtown, Phoenix Park, Islandbridge, Kilmainham, Inchicore, Ballyfermot (part) and Chapelizod areas.[12]

1997–2002 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[13]

Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ashtown A, Ashtown B, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Chapelizod, Cherry Orchard A, Cherry Orchard B, Cherry Orchard C, Decies, Drumfinn, Inchicore A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Kylemore, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock C, Phoenix Park, Rotunda A, Rotunda B, Ushers A, Ushers F;

and that part of the ward of Cabra West A situated south of a line drawn along the Royal Canal,

and that part of the ward of Inns Quay A situated south of a line drawn along the North Circular Road.
Transfer of the Phibsboro/Drumcondra area to Dublin North-West;

transfer the North Docks area to Dublin North-Central;

transfer of the Ballyfermot/Cherry Orchard area from Dublin West.[14]

2002–2007 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[15]
Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ashtown A, Ashtown B, Ballybough A, Ballybough B, Botanic A, Botanic B, Botanic C, Cabra East A, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West A, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Drumcondra South B, Drumcondra South C, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Phoenix Park, Rotunda A, Rotunda B.
Transfer of Ballyfermot, Inchicore and Kilmainham area to Dublin South-Central;

transfer of Ballybough and North Docks area from Dublin North-Central;

transfer of parts of Cabra and Drumcondra from Dublin North-West.[16]

2007–2011 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[17][18]

Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ashtown A, Ashtown B, Ballybough A, Ballybough B, Botanic A, Botanic B, Botanic C, Cabra East A, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West A, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Drumcondra South B, Drumcondra South C, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Rotunda A, Rotunda B;

and that part of the electoral division of Phoenix Park situated north of a line drawn along Chapelizod Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street.
Transfer of Phoenix Park (part south of Chapelizod Road and Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street) to Dublin South-Central.[19][20]
2016–2020 3
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[21][22]
Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ballybough A, Ballybough B, Cabra East A, Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West A, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Drumcondra South B, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Rotunda A, Rotunda B.
Transfer of Ashtown A, Ashtown B and remaining part of Phoenix Park to Dublin West;

Transfer of Botanic A, Botanic B, Botanic C and Drumcondra South C to Dublin North-West.[23]

2020– 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[22]

Arran Quay A, Arran Quay B, Arran Quay C, Arran Quay D, Arran Quay E, Ballybough A, Ballybough B, Botanic A, Botanic B, Botanic C, Cabra East A,

Cabra East B, Cabra East C, Cabra West A, Cabra West B, Cabra West C, Cabra West D, Drumcondra South A, Drumcondra South B, Drumcondra South C, Inns Quay A, Inns Quay B, Inns Quay C, Mountjoy A, Mountjoy B, North City, North Dock A, North Dock B, North Dock C, Rotunda A, Rotunda B.
Transfer of Botanic A, Botanic B, Botanic C and Drumcondra South C from Dublin North-West;

transfer of Drumcondra South A from Dublin Bay North.[24]

TDs edit

TDs 1969–1977 edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Central 1969–1977[25]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[26] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
Vivion de Valera
(FF)
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
(FF)
Maurice E. Dockrell
(FG)
20th 1973[27]
21st 1977 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.

TDs since 1981 edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Central 1981–[25]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[28] Bertie Ahern
(FF)
Alice Glenn
(FG)
Michael Keating
(FG)
George Colley
(FF)
Michael O'Leary
(Lab)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[29] Tony Gregory
(Ind)
24th 1982 (Nov)[30] Alice Glenn
(FG)
1983 by-election[31] Tom Leonard
(FF)
25th 1987[32] Michael Keating
(PD)
Dermot Fitzpatrick
(FF)
John Stafford
(FF)
26th 1989[33] Pat Lee
(FG)
27th 1992[34] Jim Mitchell
(FG)
Joe Costello
(Lab)
4 seats
from 1992
28th 1997[35] Marian McGennis
(FF)
29th 2002[36] Dermot Fitzpatrick
(FF)
Joe Costello
(Lab)
30th 2007[37] Cyprian Brady
(FF)
2009 by-election[38] Maureen O'Sullivan
(Ind)
31st 2011[39] Mary Lou McDonald
(SF)
Paschal Donohoe
(FG)
32nd 2016[40] 3 seats
from 2016
33rd 2020[41] Gary Gannon
(SD)
Neasa Hourigan
(GP)
4 seats
from 2020

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 edit

2020 general election edit

2020 general election: Dublin Central[41][42][43][44][45][46]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald 35.7 11,223                
Green Neasa Hourigan 12.3 3,851 4,254 4,271 4,312 4,371 4,606 5,118 5,636 6,551
Fine Gael Paschal Donohoe 13.3 4,181 4,282 4,290 4,292 4,687 4,738 5,110 5,147 6,126
Social Democrats Gary Gannon 9.3 2,912 3,605 3,638 3,696 3,724 3,912 4,357 5,028 5,718
Independent Christy Burke 4.8 1,509 3,344 3,410 3,441 3,449 3,609 3,910 4,547 5,168
Fianna Fáil Mary Fitzpatrick 10.3 3,228 3,503 3,530 3,535 3,570 3,723 3,967 4,010  
Solidarity–PBP Gillian Brien[a] 2.5 776 1,590 1,624 1,825 1,836 2,128 2,233    
Labour Joe Costello 5.4 1,702 1,977 1,989 1,996 2,029 2,108      
Aontú Ian Noel Smyth 1.9 583 640 730 737 737        
Workers' Party Éilis Ryan 1.4 429 593 617 656 662        
Fine Gael Deirdre Duffy 1.8 570 584 589 591          
Solidarity–PBP Rita Harrold[b] 0.6 201 403 418            
Independent Sarah Louise Mulligan 0.4 124 153              
Independent Dolores Webster 0.3 101 153              
Independent Patrick Clohessy 0.1 33 47              
Independent Sean O'Leary 0.0 12 19              
Electorate: 61,998   Valid: 31,435   Spoilt: 297 (0.9%)   Quota: 6,288   Turnout: 31,732 (51.2%)  
  1. ^ Brien was a member of People Before Profit.
  2. ^ Harrold was a member of Solidarity.

2016 general election edit

2016 general election: Dublin Central[47][48][40]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald 24.4 5,770 5,780 5,806 5,825 5,854 6,016          
Fine Gael Paschal Donohoe 13.6 3,226 3,228 3,231 3,276 3,393 3,405 3,480 4,478 4,481 5,127 5,447
Independent Maureen O'Sullivan 8.4 1,990 2,009 2,058 2,085 2,181 2,377 2,792 3,181 3,214 3,923 5,269
Social Democrats Gary Gannon 9.7 2,307 2,327 2,387 2,411 2,601 2,832 3,117 3,514 3,549 3,931 4,948
Independent Christy Burke 10.2 2,406 2,411 2,418 2,440 2,452 2,503 2,822 3,066 3,083 3,658  
Fianna Fáil Mary Fitzpatrick 10.6 2,508 2,510 2,517 2,601 2,632 2,655 2,810 2,978 2,984    
Labour Joe Costello 8.8 2,092 2,102 2,121 2,132 2,245 2,281 2,345        
Independent Cieran Perry 5.2 1,242 1,258 1,294 1,309 1,333 1,492          
AAA–PBP Diana O'Dwyer 3.0 721 749 830 845 909            
Green Ian Noel Smyth 2.7 644 651 674 696              
Renua Jacqui Gilbourne 1.4 330 339 339                
Workers' Party Éilis Ryan 1.3 303 316                  
Direct Democracy Cormac McKay 0.3 62                    
Independent Kerry Guinan 0.2 58                    
Independent William DJ Gorman 0.1 27                    
Electorate: 45,747   Valid: 23,686   Spoilt: 304 (1.3%)   Quota: 5,922   Turnout: 23,990 (52.4%)  

2011 general election edit

2011 general election: Dublin Central[49][39]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fine Gael Paschal Donohoe 19.9 6,903 6,933            
Labour Joe Costello 18.1 6,273 6,289 6,428 6,805 7,115      
Independent Maureen O'Sullivan 12.0 4,139 4,171 4,507 4,830 5,384 5,586 7,641  
Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald 13.1 4,526 4,536 4,654 5,065 5,422 5,553 6,209 6,587
Fianna Fáil Mary Fitzpatrick 10.1 3,504 3,514 3,606 3,628 3,716 4,821 5,403 5,743
Labour Áine Clancy 10.2 3,514 3,532 3,796 3,853 3,978 4,135    
Fianna Fáil Cyprian Brady 4.7 1,637 1,639 1,675 1,725 1,753      
Independent Cieran Perry 4.0 1,394 1,426 1,532 1,615        
Independent Christy Burke 3.8 1,315 1,323 1,393          
Green Phil Kearney 2.0 638 703            
Workers' Party Malachy Steenson 0.8 274 285            
Christian Solidarity Paul O'Loughlin 0.7 235 251            
Independent John Hyland 0.2 77              
Independent Thomas Hollywood 0.2 65              
Fís Nua Liam Johnston[a] 0.1 48              
Independent Benny Cooney 0.1 25              
Electorate: 56,892   Valid: 34,612   Spoilt: 457 (1.3%)   Quota: 6,923   Turnout: 35,069 (61.6%)  
  1. ^ Although Fís Nua was registered as a political party on 4 February 2011, the party's name did not appear on the ballot, as the Register of Political Parties in use is that in force on 1 February, when the writ for the general election was issued.[50]

2009 by-election edit

Following the death of independent TD Tony Gregory, a by-election was held on 5 June 2009. It was won by Independent candidate Maureen O'Sullivan.

2009 by-election: Dublin Central[38]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Independent Maureen O'Sullivan 26.9 7,639 7,711 7,862 8,105 8,341 9,352 11,062 13,739
Fine Gael Paschal Donohoe 22.7 6,439 6,461 6,488 6,578 6,737 7,412 7,880 10,198
Labour Ivana Bacik 17.3 4,926 4,931 5,008 5,073 5,338 5,774 6,537  
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 13.3 3,770 3,780 3,902 3,990 4,042 4,420    
Fianna Fáil Maurice Ahern 12.3 3,483 3,512 3,526 3,564 3,621      
Green David Geary 2.9 819 829 849 893        
Immigration Control Patrick Talbot 2.2 614 636 676          
Workers' Party Malachy Steenson 1.8 519 528            
Christian Solidarity Paul O'Loughlin 0.7 203              
Electorate: 62,141   Valid: 28,412   Spoilt: 391 (1.4%)   Quota: 14,207   Turnout: 28,803 (46.3%)  

2007 general election edit

2007 general election: Dublin Central[37]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 36.8 12,734              
Independent Tony Gregory 13.4 4,649 5,453 5,622 6,062 6,799 7,385    
Labour Joe Costello 12.6 4,353 4,793 4,870 5,028 5,809 6,073 6,205 8,018
Fianna Fáil Cyprian Brady 2.7 939 3,342 3,510 3,554 3,616 5,608 5,764 6,348
Fine Gael Paschal Donohoe 9.5 3,302 3,441 3,548 3,600 3,896 4,147 4,216 4,556
Sinn Féin Mary Lou McDonald 9.2 3,182 3,471 3,519 3,744 3,948 4,120 4,178  
Fianna Fáil Mary Fitzpatrick 4.9 1,725 3,087 3,236 3,330 3,447      
Green Patricia McKenna 5.8 1,995 2,116 2,221 2,294        
Independent Cieran Perry 2.7 952 1,058 1,133          
Christian Solidarity Paul O'Loughlin 0.8 260 269            
Immigration Control Patrick Talbot 0.7 239 253            
Progressive Democrats Jerry Hannon 0.6 193 226            
Fathers Rights Alan Beirne 0.3 116 202            
Electorate: 63,423   Valid: 34,639   Spoilt: 510 (1.5%)   Quota: 6,928   Turnout: 35,149 (55.4%)  

2002 general election edit

2002 general election: Dublin Central[36]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 31.9 10,882            
Independent Tony Gregory 16.6 5,664 6,477 6,625 7,242      
Labour Joe Costello 12.2 4,136 4,499 4,539 5,046 7,870    
Fianna Fáil Dermot Fitzpatrick 7.6 2,590 4,855 4,968 5,043 5,560 6,264 6,418
Sinn Féin Nicky Kehoe 14.6 4,972 5,300 5,343 5,487 5,818 6,177 6,339
Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 11.1 3,769 3,976 4,063 4,268      
Green Tommy Simpson 4.3 1,469 1,545 1,652        
Christian Solidarity Paul O'Loughlin 1.1 366 377          
Independent Tom Prendeville 0.3 97 103          
Independent Patrick O'Donnell 0.3 89 95          
Electorate: 62,180   Valid: 34,034   Spoilt: 483 (1.4%)   Quota: 6,807   Turnout: 34,517 (55.5%)  

1997 general election edit

1997 general election: Dublin Central[35][51]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 34.1 12,175                  
Independent Tony Gregory 14.7 5,261 6,252 6,264 6,358 6,427 6,950 7,546      
Fianna Fáil Marian McGennis 8.8 3,132 6,109 6,119 6,199 6,300 6,437 6,588 6,651 6,982 7,594
Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 14.5 5,185 5,391 5,401 5,459 5,512 5,658 5,863 5,943 6,391 6,650
Labour Joe Costello 8.5 3,035 3,262 3,268 3,301 3,325 3,447 3,747 3,930 4,250 5,343
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 6.6 2,377 2,641 2,648 2,653 2,686 2,765 2,879 2,912 3,101  
Independent Michael Conaghan 3.7 1,343 1,412 1,415 1,420 1,440 1,567 1,638 1,676    
Green Ciarán Cuffe 3.5 1,253 1,367 1,379 1,422 1,479 1,559        
Independent Vincent B. Jackson 1.8 650 702 714 718 755          
Workers' Party Linda Kavanagh 1.4 509 537 544 552 558          
Independent Eamonn Murphy 1.2 432 454 465 495            
Independent Kevin Devlin 0.9 307 374 374              
Independent Aidan Walsh 0.1 43 44                
Independent Patrick John Shelley 0.1 39 47                
Electorate: 64,073   Valid: 35,741   Spoilt: 541 (1.5%)   Quota: 7,149   Turnout: 36,282 (56.6%)  

1992 general election edit

1992 general election: Dublin Central[34][52]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 31.3 11,374                  
Labour Joe Costello 20.1 7,308                  
Independent Tony Gregory 16.0 5,809 6,528 6,595 6,734 6,969 7,073 7,667      
Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 14.1 5,125 5,405 5,415 5,463 5,517 5,601 5,792 5,948 6,189 6,562
Fianna Fáil Dermot Fitzpatrick 5.1 1,838 3,192 3,203 3,211 3,229 3,310 3,361 3,397 3,578 5,761
Fianna Fáil Olga Bennett 3.0 1,087 2,578 2,584 2,616 2,636 2,689 2,798 2,854 3,083  
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 3.7 1,362 1,456 1,476 1,515 1,546 1,564 1,626 1,706    
Green Patricia McKenna 2.6 927 1,000 1,008 1,065 1,183 1,283        
Independent Niamh Nic Mhathúna 1.4 514 532 535 547 552          
Democratic Left Mike Jennings 1.3 467 494 509 537            
Workers' Party Linda Kavanagh 1.0 368 381 468              
Workers' Party Des Early 0.6 221 245                
Electorate: 60,391   Valid: 36,400   Spoilt: 733 (2.0%)   Quota: 7,281   Turnout: 37,133 (61.5%)  

1989 general election edit

1989 general election: Dublin Central[33][53]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 32.9 13,589                    
Independent Tony Gregory 18.0 7,451                    
Fine Gael Pat Lee 12.8 5,296 5,602 5,657 5,664 5,669 5,765 6,792 7,230      
Fianna Fáil Dermot Fitzpatrick 5.9 2,420 5,621 5,651 5,654 5,705 5,777 5,847 6,073 6,120 6,255 6,518
Fianna Fáil John Stafford 6.1 2,530 4,742 4,805 4,807 4,834 4,893 4,979 5,151 5,192 5,386 5,734
Labour Joe Costello 3.2 1,305 1,420 1,481 1,483 1,502 2,257 2,380 2,741 2,863 4,166 5,247
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 4.7 1,941 2,107 2,221 2,224 2,769 2,824 2,864 2,983 2,987 3,423  
Workers' Party Mike Jennings 4.4 1,827 1,953 2,045 2,050 2,092 2,256 2,331 2,738 2,801    
Green Enda Connolly 3.7 1,529 1,740 1,787 1,804 1,821 1,928 2,072        
Progressive Democrats Geraldine Harney 3.4 1,418 1,570 1,605 1,608 1,616 1,695          
Labour Joan Burton 3.0 1,256 1,405 1,450 1,451 1,469            
Sinn Féin Tony O'Flaherty 1.8 729 782 799 802              
Independent Máire Máiréad Ni Dubgaill Ni Duinn 0.1 41 50 53                
Electorate: 65,971   Valid: 41,332   Spoilt: 467 (1.1%)   Quota: 6,889   Turnout: 41,799 (63.4%)  

1987 general election edit

1987 general election: Dublin Central[32][54][55]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 28.7 13,635                      
Independent Tony Gregory 16.3 7,721 8,204                    
Progressive Democrats Michael Keating 13.4 6,361 6,571 6,621 6,639 6,722 6,919 7,126 7,438 8,122      
Fianna Fáil John Stafford 8.4 3,966 5,703 5,796 5,800 5,818 5,862 5,878 6,083 6,542 6,578 6,625 7,473
Fine Gael Pat Lee 5.6 2,643 2,701 2,712 2,716 2,741 2,817 3,285 3,422 3,617 3,703 6,194 6,484
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 5.3 2,501 2,670 2,709 2,715 2,726 2,861 2,876 3,371 3,477 3,486 3,579  
Fianna Fáil Dermot Fitzpatrick 5.0 2,392 5,109 5,155 5,159 5,168 5,215 5,240 5,401 5,857 5,886 5,983 6,562
Fine Gael Luke Belton 4.3 2,034 2,100 2,104 2,110 2,121 2,174 2,740 2,813 2,990 3,042    
Independent Alice Glenn 4.1 1,951 2,099 2,111 2,119 2,136 2,207 2,238 2,366        
Workers' Party Michael Jennings 3.1 1,463 1,507 1,528 1,545 1,593 2,022 2,041          
Fine Gael Shane Byrne 2.7 1,296 1,321 1,325 1,326 1,344 1,384            
Labour Joe Costello 1.6 767 812 819 825 1,236              
Labour Mary Freehill 1.3 632 653 658 673                
Independent Barbara Hyland 0.2 94 96 98                  
Electorate: 74,679   Valid: 47,456   Quota: 7,910   Turnout: 63.5%  

1983 by-election edit

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD George Colley, a by-election was held on 23 November 1983. It was won by Fianna Fáil candidate Tom Leonard.

1983 by-election: Dublin Central[31][55]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 46.6 15,236 15,240 15,273 15,289 15,343 15,449 15,795 16,439
Fine Gael Mary Banotti 22.5 7,362 7,373 7,400 7,411 7,504 7,668 8,446 8,623
Workers' Party Michael White 13.3 4,342 4,358 4,373 4,472 4,594 4,743 5,274 6,284
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 7.1 2,304 2,307 2,313 2,373 2,407 2,444 2,566  
Labour Jimmy Somers 6.0 1,966 1,970 1,977 1,997 2,044 2,122    
Independent Leo Armstrong 1.8 574 580 602 608 700      
Independent Anthony Ryan 1.4 458 468 487 503        
Communist Edward Glackin 0.7 243 244 247          
Independent William Foley 0.5 147 153            
Independent Jim Tallon 0.2 72              
Electorate: 70,403   Valid: 32,704   Quota: 16,353   Turnout: 46.5%  

November 1982 general election edit

November 1982 general election: Dublin Central[30][56][57]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 23.7 10,542            
Fine Gael Michael Keating 17.9 7,945            
Independent Tony Gregory 14.0 6,237 6,431 6,465 6,471 7,462    
Fianna Fáil George Colley 12.6 5,622 7,495          
Fine Gael Alice Glenn 8.4 3,723 3,788 4,060 4,062 4,153 6,591 7,104
Labour Jimmy Somers 7.5 3,337 3,381 3,405 3,406 4,189 4,417 4,763
Fine Gael John Colgan 5.7 2,513 2,612 2,802 2,803 2,868    
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 5.4 2,396 3,220 3,226 3,298 3,439 3,532  
Workers' Party Michael White 4.9 2,161 2,191 2,197 2,197      
Electorate: 75,644   Valid: 44,476   Quota: 7,413   Turnout: 58.8%  

February 1982 general election edit

February 1982 general election: Dublin Central[29][58]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 18.7 8,570                  
Fine Gael Michael Keating 17.5 8,000                  
Fianna Fáil George Colley 16.5 7,542 8,174                
Independent Tony Gregory 10.3 4,703 4,730 4,752 4,768 4,815 4,861 5,414 6,458 6,555 7,737
Labour Michael O'Leary 11.0 5,042 5,063 5,137 5,151 5,183 5,210 5,320 5,715 6,012 6,511
Fine Gael Alice Glenn 6.5 2,971 2,991 3,164 3,168 3,180 3,193 3,239 3,337 5,061 5,412
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 6.5 2,990 3,131 3,137 3,551 3,558 4,113 4,276 4,485 4,525  
Fine Gael Luke Belton 4.4 2,023 2,046 2,138 2,140 2,147 2,162 2,187 2,246    
Sinn Féin The Workers' Party Michael White 3.7 1,672 1,678 1,681 1,684 1,710 1,740 2,084      
Sinn Féin Christy Burke 3.2 1,458 1,472 1,475 1,479 1,485 1,505        
Fianna Fáil Michael Ward 1.3 611 670 672 764 776          
Independent Leo Martin 0.4 160 163 164 165            
Electorate: 74,713   Valid: 45,742   Spoilt: 438 (0.9%)   Quota: 7,624   Turnout: 46,180 (61.8%)  

1981 general election edit

1981 general election: Dublin Central[28][59]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fianna Fáil Bertie Ahern 18.8 8,738                  
Fine Gael Michael Keating 17.7 8,250                  
Fianna Fáil George Colley 17.2 8,011                  
Labour Michael O'Leary 10.2 4,737 4,785 4,871 4,886 5,624 6,164 8,049      
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 7.0 3,271 4,042 4,052 4,268 4,348 4,500 4,674 4,709 4,798 5,856
Independent Tony Gregory 6.8 3,151 3,199 3,219 3,228 3,286 3,859 4,120 4,220 4,407  
Fine Gael Luke Belton 5.6 2,621 2,661 2,817 2,821 2,843 2,901 3,001 3,048    
Fine Gael Alice Glenn 5.5 2,538 2,572 2,770 2,774 2,824 2,894 3,105 3,217 5,710 7,162
Labour Patrick Carroll 4.4 2,062 2,083 2,095 2,098 2,415 2,770        
Sinn Féin The Workers' Party Michael White 3.9 1,803 1,815 1,822 1,825 1,891          
Labour Jimmy Somers 2.9 1,347 1,356 1,362 1,364            
Electorate: 74,713   Valid: 46,529   Quota: 7,755   Turnout: 62.3%  

1973 general election edit

1973 general election: Dublin Central[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 6,491 21.3 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 4,308 14.2 4
Labour Frank Cluskey 3,864 12.7 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 3,807 12.5 3
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 3,221 10.6
Fine Gael Alexis FitzGerald 2,198 7.2
Fine Gael Michael Keating 1,796 5.9
Labour Griff Cashman 1,763 5.8
Labour James Mooney 1,644 5.4
Independent Gerard Brady 876 2.9
Independent Michael O'Riordan 466 1.5
Electorate: 46,775   Valid: 30,434   Quota: 6,087   Turnout: 65.1%

1969 general election edit

1969 general election: Dublin Central[60]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fianna Fáil Vivion de Valera 22.9 7,493                      
Labour Frank Cluskey 16.5 5,413 5,427 5,479 5,500 5,885 5,929 6,200 7,509        
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 13.3 4,364 4,384 4,387 4,611 4,636 5,168 5,305 5,372 5,420 6,947    
Fianna Fáil Tom Fitzpatrick 8.0 2,619 3,281 3,287 3,299 3,316 3,351 3,511 3,537 3,543 3,608 4,078 6,149
Labour Jim Mooney 5.2 1,714 1,720 1,767 1,782 2,038 2,054 2,181 2,481 3,333 3,437 3,996 4,179
Fianna Fáil Tom Leonard 6.5 2,142 2,310 2,319 2,338 2,359 2,405 2,699 2,725 2,736 2,806 3,028  
Independent Gerard Brady 5.2 1,707 1,725 1,743 1,761 1,792 1,833 2,106 2,163 2,188 2,317    
Fine Gael Willie Naughton 4.3 1,404 1,410 1,418 1,617 1,628 2,028 2,140 2,159 2,168      
Labour Griff Cashman 4.8 1,574 1,578 1,615 1,621 1,763 1,789 1,872          
Independent Frank Sherwin 4.4 1,456 1,477 1,494 1,504 1,531 1,606            
Fine Gael John Nealon 3.5 1,151 1,154 1,162 1,238 1,246              
Labour Jim Downey 2.7 895 903 931 939                
Fine Gael Peter Keating 1.9 612 616 617                  
Irish Worker League Sam Nolan 0.7 242 243                    
Electorate: 48,761   Valid: 32,786   Quota: 6,558   Turnout: 67.24%  

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