Dublin Mid-West (Dáil constituency)

Dublin Mid-West 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). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Dublin Mid-West
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Dublin Mid-West within County Dublin
Current constituency
Created2002
Seats3 (2002–2007)
4 (2007–)
TDs
County councilSouth Dublin County Council
EP constituencyDublin

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency was created for the 2002 general election, composed of parts of the Dublin South-West and Dublin West constituencies. It contains the areas of Clondalkin, Lucan, Rathcoole and Saggart.[1] The constituency review of 2004 recommended that the town of Palmerstown was incorporated into Dublin Mid-West (having been in Dublin West), and this was implemented in the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005.[2] The constituency elected 3 TDs in 2002, and gained a fourth seat at the 2007 general election.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 defines the constituency as:[3]

"In the county of South Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Clondalkin-Cappaghmore, Clondalkin-Dunawley, Clondalkin-Moorfield, Clondalkin-Rowlagh, Clondalkin Village, Lucan-Esker, Lucan Heights, Lucan-St. Helens, Newcastle, Palmerston Village, Palmerston West, Rathcoole, Saggart;
and that part of the electoral division of Clondalkin-Monastery situated west of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway."

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Mid-West 2002–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
29th 2002[4] 3 seats
2002–2007
Paul Gogarty
(GP)
John Curran
(FF)
Mary Harney
(PD)
30th 2007[5] Joanna Tuffy
(Lab)
31st 2011[6] Robert Dowds
(Lab)
Derek Keating
(FG)
Frances Fitzgerald
(FG)
32nd 2016[7] Gino Kenny
(AAA–PBP)
Eoin Ó Broin
(SF)
John Curran
(FF)
2019 by-election[8] Mark Ward
(SF)
33rd 2020 Gino Kenny
(S–PBP)
Emer Higgins
(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

2020 general electionEdit

2020 general election: Dublin Mid-West[9]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Sinn Féin Eoin Ó Broin 26.1 11,842                
Sinn Féin Mark Ward 16.7 7,621 9,808              
Fine Gael Emer Higgins 9.9 4,487 4,514 4,526 4,571 4,651 4,879 5,370 8,230 9,735
Solidarity–PBP Gino Kenny[n 1] 7.9 3,572 3,819 4,228 4,416 4,871 5,115 6,153 6,302 8,089
Fianna Fáil John Curran 10.8 4,931 4,980 4,997 5,449 5,555 5,704 6,049 6,454 7,383
Independent Paul Gogarty 6.5 2,950 2,994 3,049 3,186 3,427 3,784 4,836 5,412  
Fine Gael Vicki Casserly 7.7 3,501 3,518 3,529 3,582 3,616 3,835 4,208    
Green Party Peter Kavanagh 6.1 2,785 2,855 2,924 3,031 3,229 3,669      
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 3.4 1,541 1,573 1,599 1,679 1,751        
Independent Francis Timmons 2.4 1,103 1,160 1,238 1,299          
Fianna Fáil Catriona McClean 1.5 667 674 677            
Workers' Party David Gardiner 1.0 452 466 503            
Electorate: 74,506   Valid: 45,452   Spoilt: 480 (1.0%)   Quota: 9,091   Turnout: 45,932 (61.5%)
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Kenny was a member of People Before Profit.

2019 by-electionEdit

A by-election was held in the constituency on 29 November 2019, to fill the seat vacated by Frances Fitzgerald on her election to the European Parliament in May 2019.[10]

2019 by-election: Dublin Mid-West [11]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Sinn Féin Mark Ward 24.0 4,622 4,729 4,812 5,228 5,426 5,616 6,293 6,652 7,669
Fine Gael Emer Higgins 18.6 3,576 3,603 3,703 3,748 3,959 4,362 4,583 5,287 7,144
Independent Paul Gogarty 12.7 2,435 2,557 2,680 2,840 3,176 3,731 4,099 5,063  
Fianna Fáil Shane Moynihan 11.8 2,264 2,304 2,360 2,394 2,564 2,758 2,894    
Independent Francis Timmons 6.8 1,299 1,365 1,442 1,590 1,807 1,929      
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 6.7 1,294 1,333 1,442 1,547 1,775        
Green Party Peter Kavanagh 6.4 1,222 1,268 1,393 1,544          
Solidarity–PBP Kellie Sweeney 5.1 983 1,138 1,281            
Social Democrats Anne-Marie McNally 4.1 788 845              
Workers' Party David Gardiner 1.6 317                
Inds. 4 Change Ruth Nolan 1.4 271                
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.5 95                
Independent Peter Madden 0.4 71                
Electorate: 73,152   Valid: 19,237   Spoilt: 210 (0.3%)   Quota: 9,619   Turnout: 19,447 (26.6%)

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Dublin Mid-West[12][13][7]
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
Sinn Féin Eoin Ó Broin 22.7 9,782                      
Fine Gael Frances Fitzgerald 20.9 9,028                      
Fianna Fáil John Curran 16.2 6,971 7,054 7,109 7,114 7,145 7,180 7,218 7,274 7,383 7,685 8,287 9,497
People Before Profit Gino Kenny 10.7 4,629 5,257 5,270 5,321 5,331 5,397 5,474 5,791 6,331 6,542 7,498 7,911
Social Democrats Anne-Marie McNally 6.1 2,633 2,730 2,747 2,766 2,773 2,804 2,867 3,048 3,235 3,679 4,460 5,320
Fine Gael Derek Keating 5.4 2,337 2,356 2,549 2,559 2,603 2,636 2,653 2,696 2,725 3,640 4,179  
Independent Paul Gogarty 5.9 2,522 2,593 2,623 2,646 2,658 2,700 2,741 2,863 3,164 3,505    
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 5.0 2,146 2,175 2,252 2,259 2,311 2,342 2,355 2,475 2,515      
Independent Francis Timmons 2.5 1,085 1,195 1,200 1,210 1,214 1,233 1,318 1,422        
Workers' Party Lorraine Hennessey 1.2 502 553 555 568 570 584 613          
Green Party Tom Kivlehan 0.9 388 405 410 413 417 430 443          
Independent Clare Leonard 0.8 358 379 383 398 403 422            
Independent Patrick Akpoveta 0.7 288 307 311 318 343              
Independent Haroon Khan 0.6 268 272 273 275                
Direct Democracy Christopher Healy 0.4 167 179 180                  
Electorate: 69,388   Valid: 43,104   Spoilt: 446 (1.0%)   Quota: 8,621   Turnout: 43,550 (62.8%)

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Dublin Mid-West[14][6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 17.5 7,495 7,513 7,533 7,553 7,633 7,827 8,948    
Fine Gael Frances Fitzgerald 17.0 7,281 7,285 7,303 7,323 7,424 7,493 7,903 9,213  
Labour Party Robert Dowds 13.2 5,643 5,645 5,661 5,695 5,734 5,870 6,519 7,934 8,112
Fine Gael Derek Keating 13.9 5,933 5,938 5,945 5,964 5,992 6,072 6,503 7,244 7,703
Sinn Féin Eoin Ó Broin 11.8 5,060 5,066 5,088 5,117 5,164 5,399 6,628 7,120 7,151
Fianna Fáil John Curran 11.8 5,043 5,047 5,068 5,095 5,130 5,193 5,513    
People Before Profit Gino Kenny[15] 5.8 2,471 2,481 2,513 2,536 2,597 3,059      
Green Party Paul Gogarty 3.5 1,484 1,490 1,498 1,509 1,534 1,605      
Workers' Party Mick Finnegan 1.6 694 700 712 722 735        
Socialist Party Robert Connolly[16] 1.5 622 624 634 637 649        
Independent Michael Ryan 0.9 375 397 429 514          
Independent Jim McHale 0.6 255 269 319            
Independent Colm McGrath 0.6 253 264              
Independent Niall Smith 0.3 113                
Electorate: 64,880   Valid: 42,722   Spoilt: 471 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,545   Turnout: 43,193 (66.6%)

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Dublin Mid-West[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil John Curran 23.2 8,650          
Green Party Paul Gogarty 10.8 4,043 4,123 4,393 5,557 6,700 7,920
Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 12.5 4,663 4,956 5,066 5,454 5,668 7,786
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 10.9 4,075 4,145 4,440 4,895 6,004 6,672
Fine Gael Frances Fitzgerald 12.0 4,480 4,532 4,680 4,975 5,344 5,664
Fianna Fáil Luke Moriarty 9.8 3,671 4,200 4,333 4,666 5,185  
Sinn Féin Joanne Spain 9.3 3,462 3,529 3,970 4,138    
Independent Derek Keating 7.2 2,701 2,729 2,907      
People Before Profit Gino Kenny 2.8 1,058 1,099        
Workers' Party Mick Finnegan 1.0 366 378        
Independent Jim McHale 0.5 170 180        
Electorate: 61,347   Valid: 37,339   Spoilt: 319 (0.9%)   Quota: 7,468   Turnout: 37,658 (61.4%)

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Dublin Mid-West[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil John Curran 20.7 5,904 5,928 5,979 6,112 6,292 6,508 6,909 7,086 9,350  
Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 20.0 5,706 5,719 5,732 5,812 5,953 6,196 6,348 6,924 7,524  
Green Party Paul Gogarty 12.3 3,508 3,523 3,541 3,627 3,870 3,947 4,594 5,260 5,645 6,345
Labour Party Joanna Tuffy 9.0 2,563 2,566 2,602 2,744 2,891 3,199 3,594 4,495 4,808 5,371
Fianna Fáil Des Kelly 11.3 3,218 3,232 3,237 3,290 3,381 3,434 3,625 3,737    
Fine Gael Austin Currie 7.1 2,008 2,017 2,023 2,051 2,100 2,573 2,687      
Sinn Féin Tony Flannery 6.5 1,855 1,861 1,912 2,031 2,244 2,326        
Fine Gael Therese Ridge 4.5 1,268 1,271 1,314 1,419 1,536          
Independent David Green 3.8 1,078 1,092 1,170 1,313            
Independent Colm McGrath 1.7 487 488 521              
Workers' Party Andrew McGuinness 1.4 393 393 407              
Independent Michael O'Mara 1.3 361 362                
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.4 107                  
Electorate: 55,184   Valid: 28,456   Spoilt: 237 (0.8%)   Quota: 7,115   Turnout: 28,693 (52.0%)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ a b "General election 2002: Dublin Mid-West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
  5. ^ a b "General election 2007: Dublin Mid-West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 10 February 2009.
  6. ^ a b "General election 2011: Dublin Mid-West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 March 2011.
  7. ^ a b "General election 2016: Mid-West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  8. ^ "Sinn Féin wins by-election in Dublin Mid-West". RTE News. 30 November 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
  9. ^ "General Election 2020 Candidates – Dublin Mid-West". RTÉ News. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  10. ^ "Writs moved for four Dáil by-elections". RTÉ News. 7 November 2019.
  11. ^ Friday's byelections: All you need to know about candidates, constituencies and issues by Jennifer Bray, Irish Times, November 26, 2019.
  12. ^ "Dublin Midwest Results 2016". Irelandelection.com. Irelandelection,com. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  13. ^ "Dublin Midwest Results 2016". RTÉ. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  14. ^ "Dublin Midwest Results 2011". Irelandelection.com. Irelandelection.com. Retrieved 21 January 2020.
  15. ^ Kenny campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
  16. ^ Connolly campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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