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Dublin Rathdown (Dáil constituency)

Dublin Rathdown is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, since the 2016 general election. The constituency elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Dublin Rathdown
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
County councilDún Laoghaire–Rathdown 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 Rathdown 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] Dublin Rathdown largely replaced the existing constituency of Dublin South, with the electoral divisions in Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown of Cabinteely-Loughlinstown, Foxrock-Carrickmines, Foxrock-Torquay and Stillorgan-Leopardstown being transferred to the Dún Laoghaire constituency; and the electoral divisions in South Dublin of Ballyboden, Edmondstown, Firhouse-Ballycullen, Firhouse-Knocklyon, Rathfarnham-Ballyroan, Rathfarnham-Butterfield, Rathfarnham-Hermitage, Rathfarnham-St. Enda's, Rathfarnham Village being transferred to the Dublin South-West constituency.

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

"In the county of Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown the electoral divisions of:
Ballinteer-Broadford, Ballinteer-Ludford, Ballinteer-Marley, Ballinteer-Meadowbroads, Ballinteer-Meadowmount, Ballinteer-Woodpark, Churchtown-Castle, Churchtown-Landscape, Churchtown-Nutgrove, Churchtown-Orwell, Churchtown-Woodlawn, Clonskeagh-Belfield, Clonskeagh-Farranboley, Clonskeagh-Milltown, Clonskeagh-Roebuck, Clonskeagh-Windy Arbour, Dundrum-Balally, Dundrum-Kilmacud, Dundrum-Sandyford, Dundrum-Sweetmount, Dundrum-Taney, Stillorgan-Deerpark, Stillorgan-Kilmacud, Stillorgan-Merville, Stillorgan-Mount Merrion, Tibradden;
and the electoral division of Glencullen except for that part that is in the constituency of Dún Laoghaire."


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin Rathdown 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
32nd 2016[5] Catherine Martin
Shane Ross
Josepha Madigan

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.


2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Dublin Rathdown[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Shane Ross 24.8 10,202 10,411        
Fine Gael Josepha Madigan 16.2 6,668 6,835 7,180 7,290 8,579 9,488
Green Party Catherine Martin 10.0 4,122 4,314 4,812 6,105 7,255 9,421
Fine Gael Alan Shatter 14.4 5,905 5,979 6,195 6,268 7,745 8,444
Fianna Fáil Mary White 10.3 4,220 4,325 4,761 5,165 5,463  
Labour Party Alex White 9.8 4,048 4,080 4,258 4,436    
Sinn Féin Sorcha Nic Cormaic 7.0 2,858 2,896 3,076      
Independent Peter Mathews 4.9 2,021 2,241        
Renua Alan Daveron 2.6 1,055          
Electorate: 62,340   Valid: 41,099   Spoilt: 226 (0.5%)   Quota: 10,275   Turnout: 41,325 (66.3%)

See alsoEdit


  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 "General election 2016: Dublin Rathdown". Retrieved 20 February 2016.