Dublin Fingal is a parliamentary constituency which is represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election onwards. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).
|Local government area||Fingal|
History and boundariesEdit
The constituency was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013. It incorporated all of the old Dublin North, Swords-Forrest and Kilsallaghan from Dublin West, and Balgriffin and Turnapin from Dublin North-East. The name Dublin Fingal for the constituency that became Dublin North had been proposed by John Boland in 1980.
The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:
"In the county of Fingal the electoral divisions of:
- Balbriggan Rural, Balbriggan Urban, Balgriffin, Ballyboghil, Balscadden, Clonmethan, Donabate, Garristown, Hollywood, Holmpatrick, Kilsallaghan, Kinsaley, Lusk, Malahide East, Malahide West, Portmarnock North, Portmarnock South, Rush, Skerries, Swords-Forrest, Swords-Glasmore, Swords-Lissenhall, Swords-Seatown, Swords Village;
- and those parts of the electoral divisions of Airport, Dubber and Turnapin situated north of a line drawn along the Northern Cross Route (M50), passing in a clockwise direction around and excluding roundabout No. 3 at the junction of the Northern Cross Route (M50) with the M1 Motorway."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Fingal 2016–|
Key to parties
|2019 by-election||Joe O'Brien|
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.
2020 general electionEdit
|Sinn Féin||Louise O'Reilly||24.9||15,792|
|Fianna Fáil||Darragh O'Brien||15.9||10,111||10,306||10,323||10,354||10,365||10,503||10,530||10,652|
|Fine Gael||Alan Farrell||9.8||6,213||6,278||6,283||6,312||6,329||6,385||6,406||6,492||8,732||9,754||10,577|
|Inds. 4 Change||Dean Mulligan||4.0||2,529||3,700||3,762||3,882||3,985||4,202||4,979||5,862||5,972||6,447||8,088||8,152|
|Fianna Fáil||Lorraine Clifford-Lee||5.6||3,523||3,668||3,681||3,732||3,748||3,841||3,868||4,020||4,275|
|Fine Gael||James Reilly||5.2||3,280||3,347||3,366||3,377||3,403||3,433||3,450||3,503|
|Social Democrats||Paul Mulville||3.5||2,206||2,628||2,656||2,729||2,804||2,879||3,226|
|United People||Alistair Smith||0.1||43||97|
|Electorate: 101,045 Valid: 63,440 Spoilt: 451 (0.7%) Quota: 10,574 Turnout: 63,891 (63.2%)|
- ^ Kelleher was a member of Solidarity.
- ^ O'Doherty contested this election as member of Anti Corruption Ireland. It is not registered as a political party, so candidates appeared on the ballot as non-party.
- ^ Uwhumiakpor was a member of People Before Profit.
A by-election was held in the constituency on 29 November 2019, to fill the seat vacated by Clare Daly on her election to the European Parliament in May 2019.
|Fianna Fáil||Lorraine Clifford-Lee||18.5||4,631||4,672||4,766||4,929||5,252||5,648||6,547||7,754|
|Fine Gael||James Reilly||14.8||3,707||3,753||3,803||3,882||3,992||4,200|
|Inds. 4 Change||Dean Mulligan||10.2||2,550||2,606||2,745||2,909||3,754|
|Sinn Féin||Ann Graves||5.3||1,327||1,361||1,402||1,481|
|Social Democrats||Tracey Carey||4.4||1,106||1,125||1,214||1,273|
|Electorate: 99,039 Valid: 25,090 Spoilt: 254 (1.0%) Quota: 12,546 Turnout: 25,344 (25.6%)|
2016 general electionEdit
|Fianna Fáil||Darragh O'Brien||17.9||10,826|
|Inds. 4 Change||Clare Daly||15.7||9,480||9,552||9,827||10,566|
|Fine Gael||Alan Farrell||12.4||7,514||7,563||7,627||7,664||7,672||8,082||8,244||8,709||8,969||9,965|
|Sinn Féin||Louise O'Reilly||8.7||5,228||5,246||5,314||5,621||5,719||5,858||6,193||6,465||7,911||8,771|
|Fine Gael||James Reilly||7.7||4,666||4,699||4,735||4,767||4,769||4,955||5,259||5,549||5,756||6,215|
|Fianna Fáil||Lorraine Clifford-Lee||5.6||3,359||3,788||3,871||3,937||3,953||4,339||4,705||5,099||5,595|
|Inds. 4 Change||Barry Martin||4.0||2,412||2,424||2,694||3,126||3,404||3,649||4,298||5,077|
|Independent Alliance||Tony Murphy||4.1||2,503||2,520||2,679||2,863||2,896||3,104|
|Independent||Marcus de Brun||1.0||627||633|
|Electorate: 93,486 Valid: 60,388 Spoilt: 462 Quota: 10,065 Turnout: 65.1%|
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- ^ Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017, Schedule (No. 39 of 2017, Schedule). Enacted on 23 December 2017. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved from Irish Statute Book on 5 October 2021.
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