Dublin South-Central (Dáil constituency)

Dublin South-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 South-Central
Dáil Constituency
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Constituencies in County Dublin; Dublin South-Central is at the centre.
Major settlements
Current constituency
Created1948
Seats
  • 5 (1948–1969)
  • 4 (1969–1977)
  • 3 (1977–1981)
  • 5 (1981–1992)
  • 4 (1992–2002)
  • 5 (2002–2016)
  • 4 (2016–)
TDs
  •   Joan Collins (RTOC)
  •   Patrick Costello (Ind)
  •   Aengus Ó Snodaigh (SF)
  •   Bríd Smith (PBP/S)
Local government area
EP constituencyDublin

Constituency profileEdit

The constituency comprises Ballyfermot, Bluebell, Crumlin, Drimnagh, Dolphin's Barn, the Liberties, Chapelizod, Walkinstown and parts of Terenure on the fringes. The largest employers in the area are the Guinness Brewery and St. James's Hospital. Dubbed the "People's republic of Dublin South-Central,[1] the constituency is one of the country's most left-wing,[2] with all of the TDs from centre-left or left-wing parties.[3] Both Labour Party TDs elected in 2011 had previously been members of other left-wing parties: Eric Byrne was a former member of the Workers' Party of Ireland and Democratic Left, and Michael Conaghan had stood in a number of elections for Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party.

History and boundariesEdit

A constituency of this name was created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947 based the Mansion House, Merchants' Quay, Royal Exchange, St. Kevin's, South Dock, Usher's and Wood Quay wards of Dublin.[4] Its boundaries changed considerably over the years, generally moving to the west within the city.

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005, which took effect at the 2007 general election, the constituency boundary was extended to the north side of the River Liffey, taking in Islandbridge.[5] It is now located near the centre of Dublin city, and also contains part of South Dublin. The constituency comprises Harold's Cross west, Drimnagh, Walkinstown, Crumlin, Inchicore, Ballyfermot and Kimmage.[6]

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[7]

"In the city of Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Carna, Chapelizod, Cherry-Orchard A, Cherry-Orchard C, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Decies, Drumfinn, Inchicore A, Inchicore B, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Kylemore, Merchants Quay A, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E, Merchants Quay F, Ushers A, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E, Ushers F, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;
and that part of the electoral division of Phoenix Park situated south of a line drawn along Chapelizod Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street;
and, in the county of South Dublin, the electoral divisions of:
Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Terenure-Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;
and those parts of the electoral divisions of Clondalkin-Ballymount, Clondalkin-Monastery and Tallaght-Kilnamanagh situated east of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway."
Changes to the constituency of Dublin South-Central, 1948 to present
Years TDs Boundaries Notes
1948–1961 3
In the county borough of Dublin,
the Mansion House, Merchants' Quay, Royal Exchange, St. Kevin's, South Dock, Usher's and Wood Quay Wards.
Created from Dublin City South.
1961–1969 3
In the county borough of Dublin,[8]
the Kilmainham, Mansion House, Merchants Quay, Royal Exchange, St. Kevin's, South Dock, Usher's and Wood Quay wards.
Transfer of Kilmainham from Dublin South-West.
1969–1977 4
In the county borough of Dublin,[9]

the Kimmage, Rathfarnham, Rathfarnham South, Rathmines West and Terenure wards;

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

and that part of Rathmines East ward situated west of a line drawn as follows: commencing at the intersection of the southern boundary of the ward by the eastern boundary of the former Harcourt Street-Bray railway line, thence in a northerly direction along the said eastern boundary to its junction with the southern boundary of the E.S.B. transformer station at the southern end of Cowper Drive, thence commencing in an easterly direction and proceeding along the last-mentioned boundary to its junction with the rear boundary of the houses on the eastern side of Park Drive, thence commencing in a north-easterly direction and proceeding along the last-mentioned boundary and the rear boundary of the houses on the southern side of Albany Road and on the southern and eastern sides of Merton Drive and along the eastern boundary of Merton Drive to its junction with Sandford Road, thence in a north-westerly direction along Sandford Road, Ranelagh and Ranelagh Road to its junction with the ward boundary.
Transfer of Usher's and Wood Quay and part of Royal Exchange to Dublin Central;

Transfer of Mansion House, St. Kevin's, South Dock and part of Royal Exchange to Dublin South-East;

Transfer of Kilmainham to Dublin South-West. [10]

1977–1981 3
The following wards[11] in the county borough of Dublin[12]
Kilmainham B, Mansion House A, Mansion House B, Merchant's Quay A, Merchant's Quay B, Merchant's Quay C, Merchant's Quay D, Merchant's Quay E, Merchant's Quay F, Royal Exchange A, Royal Exchange B, Saint Kevin's, Usher's A. Usher's B, Usher's C, Usher's D, Usher's E, Usher's F, Wood Quay A, Wood Quay B.
Transfer of Kilmainham B and part of Merchant's Quay from Dublin South-West; Mansion House A, Mansion House B, Saint Kevin's, and part of Royal Exhange from Dublin South-East; Usher's and Wood Quay and part of Merchant's Quay and part of Royal Exhange from Dublin Central;

Transfer of Kimmage, Rathmines West, Terenure and part of Rathfarnham wards to Dublin Rathmines West;

transfer of part of Rathfarnham to Dublin Mid County

transfer of part of Crumlin to Dublin Ballyfermot.

1981–1987 5
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards of[13]
Ballyfermot G, Ballyfermot H, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage C, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Merchant's Quay A, Merchant's Quay B, Merchant's Quay C, Merchant's Quay D, Merchant's Quay E, Merchant's Quay F, Rathfarnham D, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Usher's B, Usher's C, Usher's D, Usher's E;
and in County Dublin, the district electoral divisions of
Terenure Number one, Terenure Number Two.
1987–1992 5
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards of[14]
Ballyfermot G, Ballyfermot H, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage C, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Merchant's Quay A, Merchant's Quay B, Merchant's Quay C, Merchant's Quay D, Merchant's Quay E, Merchant's Quay F, Rathfarnham D, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Usher's B, Usher's C, Usher's D, Usher's E;
and in County Dublin, the district electoral divisions of
Terenure Number One, Terenure Number Two, Terenure Number Three
Transfer of Terenure Number Three from Dublin South-West.[15]
1992–1997 4
In the county borough of Dublin, the wards[16] of[17]

Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Inchicore B, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage C, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Merchants Quay F, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Terenure D, Ushers D, Ushers E, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;

and that part of the ward of Ushers C situated south of a line drawn as follows:

commencing at the point where the ward boundary departs from Grand Canal Bank nearest Basin Street Upper, thence in a north-easterly direction along Grand Canal Bank to its junction with Forbes Lane, thence in an easterly direction along Forbes Lane to its junction with the ward boundary;
and in County Dublin, the district electoral divisions of

Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Templeogue-Orwell, Templeogue-Village, Terenure Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;

and that part of the district electoral division of Templeogue-Cypress situated north of a line drawn along the Tallaght Road.
Transfer of the south inner city area extending generally from the Grand Canal and Donore Avenue to the Liffey (Merchant's Quay A to E) to Dublin South-East.[18]
1997–2002 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[19]
Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Inchicore B, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage C, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E, Merchants Quay F, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Terenure D, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;
and in South Dublin, the electoral divisions of

Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Templeogue-Orwell, Templeogue Village, Terenure-Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;

and that part of the district electoral division of Templeogue-Cypress situated north of a line drawn along the Tallaght Road.
Transfer of Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E from Dublin South-East.[20]
2002–2007 5
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[21]
Carna, Chapelizod, Cherry-Orchard A, Cherry-Orchard C, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Decies, Drumfinn, Inchicore A, Inchicore B, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage C, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Kylemore, Merchants Quay A, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E, Merchants Quay F, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Terenure D, Ushers A, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E, Ushers F, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;
and in South Dublin, the electoral divisions of

Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Terenure-Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;

and those parts of the electoral divisions of Clondalkin-Monastery, Clondalkin-Ballymount and Tallaght-Kilnamanagh situated east of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway.
Transfer of Ballyfermot, Inchicore and Kilmainham area from Dublin Central; transfer from Dublin South-East of population from South-East to complete a boundary between the constituencies running from the Liffey at Winetavern Street; swop of population with South-West to secure a western boundary bounded largely by the M50, Greenhills Road and Templeville Road.[22]
2007–2016 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[23][24]

Carna, Chapelizod, Cherry-Orchard A, Cherry-Orchard C, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Decies, Drumfinn, Inchicore A, Inchicore B, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage C, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Kylemore, Merchants Quay A, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E, Merchants Quay F, Terenure A, Terenure B, Terenure C, Terenure D, Ushers A, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E, Ushers F, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;

and that part of the electoral division of Phoenix Park situated south of a line drawn along Chapelizod Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street;
and in South Dublin, the electoral divisions of

Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Terenure-Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;

and those parts of the electoral divisions of Clondalkin-Monastery, Clondalkin-Ballymount and Tallaght-Kilnamanagh situated east of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway.
Transfer of south part of Phoenix Park ED from Dublin Central.[25][26]
2016– 4
In the city of Dublin, the electoral divisions of[27][7]

Carna, Chapelizod, Cherry-Orchard A, Cherry-Orchard C, Crumlin A, Crumlin B, Crumlin C, Crumlin D, Crumlin E, Crumlin F, Decies, Drumfinn, Inchicore A, Inchicore B, Kilmainham A, Kilmainham B, Kilmainham C, Kimmage A, Kimmage B, Kimmage D, Kimmage E, Kylemore, Merchants Quay A, Merchants Quay B, Merchants Quay C, Merchants Quay D, Merchants Quay E, Merchants Quay F, Ushers A, Ushers B, Ushers C, Ushers D, Ushers E, Ushers F, Walkinstown A, Walkinstown B, Walkinstown C;

and that part of the electoral division of Phoenix Park situated south of a line drawn along Chapelizod Road, Conyngham Road and Parkgate Street;
and in South Dublin, the electoral divisions of

Templeogue-Kimmage Manor, Terenure-Cherryfield, Terenure-Greentrees;

and those parts of the electoral divisions of Clondalkin-Ballymount, Clondalkin-Monastery and Tallaght-Kilnamanagh situated east of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway.
Transfer of Kimmage C, and Terenure A, B, C and D to Dublin Bay South.[28]

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin South-Central 1948–[29]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[30] James Larkin Jnr
(Lab)
Seán Lemass
(FF)
Con Lehane
(CnaP)
Maurice E. Dockrell
(FG)
John McCann
(FF)
14th 1951[31] Philip Brady
(FF)
15th 1954[32] Celia Lynch
(FF)
Thomas Finlay
(FG)
16th 1957[33] Philip Brady
(FF)
Jack Murphy
(Ind)
1958 by-election[34] Patrick Cummins
(FF)
17th 1961[35] Joseph Barron
(CnaP)
18th 1965[36] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
(FF)
19th 1969[37] Richie Ryan
(FG)
Ben Briscoe
(FF)
John O'Donovan
(Lab)
4 seats
1969–1977
20th 1973[38] John Kelly
(FG)
21st 1977[39] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
Fergus O'Brien
(FG)
Thomas J. Fitzpatrick
(FF)
3 seats
1977–1981
22nd 1981[40] Ben Briscoe
(FF)
Gay Mitchell
(FG)
John O'Connell
(Ind)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[41] Frank Cluskey
(Lab)
John O'Connell
(Ceann Comhairle)
24th 1982 (Nov)[42] Fergus O'Brien
(FG)
25th 1987[43] Mary Mooney
(FF)
26th 1989[44] John O'Connell
(FF)
Eric Byrne
(WP)
27th 1992[45] Pat Upton
(Lab)
4 seats
1992–2002
1994 by-election[46] Eric Byrne
(DL)
28th 1997[47] Seán Ardagh
(FF)
1999 by-election[48] Mary Upton
(Lab)
29th 2002[49] Aengus Ó Snodaigh
(SF)
Michael Mulcahy
(FF)
30th 2007[50] Catherine Byrne
(FG)
31st 2011[51] Eric Byrne
(Lab)
Joan Collins
(PBP)
Michael Conaghan
(Lab)
32nd 2016[52] Bríd Smith
(AAA–PBP)
Joan Collins
[note 1]
(I4C)
4 seats
from 2016
33rd 2020 Bríd Smith
(PBP/S)
Patrick Costello
(GP)

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.

  1. ^ Founded Right to Change in May 2020

ElectionsEdit

2020 general electionEdit

2020 general election: Dublin South-Central[53][54][55][56]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 39.3 17,015          
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 11.7 5,078 5,192 5,202 5,275 5,788 7,431
Fianna Fáil Catherine Ardagh 11.0 4,782 5,013 5,030 5,184 5,598  
PBP/Solidarity Bríd Smith[a] 11.0 4,753 9,547        
Green Patrick Costello 9.3 4,041 4,449 4,522 4,698 6,917 8,582
Inds. 4 Change Joan Collins 6.5 2,831 4,578 5,076 5,552 6,654 7,807
Labour Rebecca Moynihan 4.8 2,095 2,330 2,375 2,491    
Social Democrats Tara Deacy 3.7 1,595 1,921 2,006 2,181    
National Party Serina Irvine 1.5 632 770 801      
Independent Richard Murray 0.5 207 420 512      
Independent Alan Kerrigan 0.3 146 241 257      
Independent Robert Foley 0.2 78 114 121      
Independent Sean O'Leary 0.1 38 57 71      
Electorate: 79,460   Valid: 43,291   Spoilt: 515 (1.2%)   Quota: 8,659   Turnout: 43,806 (55.1%)  
  1. ^ Smith was a member of People Before Profit.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Dublin South-Central[57][58][52]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 15.5 6,639 6,690 6,715 6,734 6,927 7,061 9,566        
Inds. 4 Change Joan Collins 14.5 6,195 6,303 6,374 6,461 7,034 7,666 8,168 8,618      
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 14.3 6,130 6,154 6,317 6,516 6,679 7,037 7,090 7,111 9,723    
Fianna Fáil Catherine Ardagh 12.7 5,441 5,508 5,698 5,817 6,064 6,439 6,556 6,617 7,116 7,841 7,844
AAA–PBP Bríd Smith 10.2 4,374 4,476 4,527 4,729 5,193 5,853 6,208 6,643 7,410 7,836 7,879
Sinn Féin Máire Devine 7.8 3,332 3,363 3,389 3,423 3,531 3,686          
Labour Eric Byrne 7.7 3,297 3,314 3,372 3,645 3,822 4,481 4,531 4,558      
Social Democrats Liam Coyne 5.7 2,434 2,486 2,595 2,998 3,256            
Independent Paul Hand 4.7 2,011 2,100 2,222 2,358              
Green Oisín Ó hAlmhain 3.3 1,410 1,431 1,514                
Renua Michael Gargan 2.1 893 943                  
Direct Democracy Neville Bradley 1.0 407                    
Independent Richard Murray 0.7 294                    
Electorate: 74,942   Valid: 42,857   Spoilt: 694 (1.6%)   Quota: 8,572   Turnout: 43,551 (58.1%)  

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Dublin South-Central[59][51]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Labour Eric Byrne 16.4 8,357 8,367 8,380 8,391 8,401 8,411 8,416 8,721          
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 13.4 6,804 6,819 6,835 6,838 6,849 6,874 6,885 7,041 7,111 7,123 7,455 7,569 7,719
People Before Profit Joan Collins[a] 12.9 6,574 6,585 6,606 6,630 6,653 6,691 6,728 7,042 7,166 7,194 7,773 7,978 8,459
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 11.0 5,604 5,610 5,614 5,618 5,626 5,630 5,663 5,915 7,120 7,142 7,780 11,867  
Labour Michael Conaghan 10.8 5,492 5,497 5,501 5,505 5,509 5,537 5,544 5,726 5,819 5,904 8,194 8,463 9,858
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 9.5 4,837 4,844 4,845 4,850 4,865 4,869 4,932 5,059 5,186 5,195 5,465 5,698 6,161
Labour Henry Upton 8.2 4,183 4,187 4,192 4,208 4,218 4,226 4,231 4,459 4,675 4,747      
Fine Gael Colm Brophy 6.6 3,376 3,377 3,384 3,387 3,393 3,396 3,418 3,537 4,842 4,847 5,199    
Fine Gael Ruairi McGinley 5.8 2,976 2,980 2,983 2,983 2,991 2,996 3,010 3,128          
Green Oisín Ó hAlmhain 2.0 1,015 1,015 1,019 1,031 1,038 1,042 1,051            
Independent Peter O'Neill 0.9 456 465 469 479 501 539 549            
Independent Neville Bradley 0.6 323 328 364 368 391 410 425            
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.5 239 239 241 246 247 251              
Independent Seán Connolly Farrell 0.3 178 182 190 198 217                
Independent Paul King 0.3 146 156 158 176                  
Independent Gerry Kelly 0.3 137 139 143                    
Independent Noel Bennett 0.3 128 128                      
Independent Dominic Mooney 0.2 102                        
Electorate: 80,203   Valid: 50,927   Spoilt: 817 (1.6%)   Quota: 8,488   Turnout: 51,744 (64.5%)  
  1. ^ Collins campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Dublin South-Central[50]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh 17.4 8,286                  
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 15.7 7,439 7,687 8,186              
Labour Mary Upton 12.6 5,987 6,006 6,133 6,186 6,532 6,818 7,136 7,759 9,020  
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 10.2 4,825 4,838 4,913 4,922 5,039 5,648 5,772 6,509 6,932 7,001
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 9.9 4,713 4,728 4,847 4,890 5,068 5,231 6,719 7,050 7,663 7,921
Labour Eric Byrne 8.5 4,054 4,071 4,144 4,165 4,337 4,493 4,754 5,332 6,227 6,932
Green Tony McDermott 5.8 2,756 2,764 2,872 2,904 3,139 3,278 3,416 3,781    
Independent Joan Collins 4.6 2,203 2,212 2,277 2,288 2,552 3,253 3,362      
Fine Gael Anne Marie Martin 4.5 2,125 2,131 2,230 2,269 2,441 2,558        
People Before Profit Bríd Smith 4.4 2,086 2,090 2,205 2,221 2,383          
Independent Roisín Healy 3.4 1,613 1,619 1,726 1,766            
Progressive Democrats Frank McNamara 1.0 474 480                
Progressive Democrats Ben Doyle 0.9 438 449                
Workers' Party Andrew McGuinness 0.5 256 257                
Christian Solidarity Michael Redmond 0.3 155 155                
Independent Con Gunning 0.3 121 122                
Electorate: 86,710   Valid: 47,531   Spoilt: 789 (1.6%)   Quota: 7,922   Turnout: 48,320 (55.7%)  

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Dublin South-Central[49]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh 13.7 6,031 6,033 6,047 6,066 6,131 6,202 6,399 6,472 6,595 8,207  
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 12.7 5,591 5,619 5,759 5,879 6,099 6,376 6,431 6,522 6,892 7,282 7,523
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 12.4 5,444 5,456 5,469 5,507 5,612 5,708 5,941 7,280 7,709    
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 11.3 4,990 4,994 5,007 5,024 5,102 5,165 5,342 5,391 5,497 7,364  
Labour Mary Upton 10.3 4,520 4,529 4,593 4,677 4,749 4,863 5,110 5,332 6,286 6,675 6,963
Labour Eric Byrne 9.4 4,159 4,188 4,265 4,365 4,436 4,568 4,659 4,839 5,438 5,658 5,844
Fianna Fáil Marian McGennis 9.3 4,085 4,085 4,110 4,160 4,199 4,423 4,581 4,676 4,827    
Green Kristina McElroy 5.2 2,299 2,311 2,400 2,491 2,575 2,771 2,974 3,115      
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 4.6 2,012 2,015 2,025 2,059 2,091 2,146 2,259        
Progressive Democrats Bob Quinn 3.1 1,377 1,381 1,395 1,405 1,472 1,534          
Independent Vincent Jackson 2.6 1,142 1,147 1,203 1,323 1,411            
Independent Áine Ní Chonaill 2.1 926 930 949 966              
Socialist Workers Bríd Smith 1.4 617 633                  
Workers' Party Linda Kavanagh 1.3 553 692 782                
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 0.6 270                    
Electorate: 86,161   Valid: 44,016   Spoilt: 752 (1.7%)   Quota: 7,337   Turnout: 44,768 (51.9%)  

1999 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Labour Party TD Pat Upton, a by-election was held on 27 October 1999, when turnout was only 27.9%, down from 60% at the 1997 general election.[47] The seat was narrowly won by the Labour Party candidate Mary Upton, sister of the deceased TD.

1999 by-election: Dublin South-Central[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 30.1 6,050 6,059 6,108 6,157 6,330 6,497 7,005 7,901
Labour Mary Upton 28.0 5,637 5,648 5,683 5,831 5,913 6,545 7,148 10,274
Fine Gael Catherine Byrne 20.1 4,037 4,064 4,093 4,154 4,240 4,559 4,778  
Sinn Féin Aengus Ó Snodaigh 8.4 1,686 1,689 1,708 1,800 1,849 2,051    
Green John Goodwillie 6.3 1,263 1,297 1,330 1,477 1,588      
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 2.8 555 561 566          
Christian Solidarity Manus MacMeanmain 2.0 399 404 601 616        
Independent Eammon Murphy 1.9 383 387            
Natural Law John Burns 0.5 106              
Electorate: 69,771   Valid: 20,116   Quota: 10,059   Turnout: 28.8%  

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Dublin South-Central[60]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 22.0 8,910                            
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 11.7 4,762 4,794 4,796 4,802 4,811 4,816 4,818 4,820 4,825 4,916 4,964 5,104 5,673 5,969 8,005
Fianna Fáil Seán Ardagh 11.4 4,634 4,650 4,650 4,654 4,660 4,662 4,671 4,678 4,679 4,773 4,815 4,915 5,556 5,895 8,222
Democratic Left Eric Byrne 11.3 4,586 4,667 4,669 4,672 4,676 4,677 4,688 4,695 4,727 4,983 5,292 5,764 5,944 6,411 6,818
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 11.3 4,574 4,606 4,607 4,614 4,623 4,625 4,630 4,639 4,647 4,736 4,797 4,895 5,319 5,659  
Labour Pat Upton 10.4 4,224 4,354 4,356 4,361 4,364 4,369 4,383 4,392 4,424 4,608 5,529 6,033 6,300 6,703 7,085
Progressive Democrats Cáit Keane 5.0 2,031 2,050 2,052 2,054 2,061 2,065 2,071 2,076 2,078 2,161 2,251 2,457      
Sinn Féin Martina Kenna 4.8 1,937 1,943 1,943 1,955 1,961 1,964 1,973 1,991 2,024 2,268 2,310 2,496 2,574    
Green John Goodwillie 3.9 1,603 1,617 1,620 1,626 1,635 1,665 1,684 1,700 1,715 1,976 2,094        
Fine Gael Ruairi McGinley 3.0 1,215 1,652 1,654 1,657 1,661 1,667 1,676 1,686 1,690 1,776          
Independent Éamonn Gavin 0.9 367 371 372 374 387 405 423 443 445            
Independent Andre Lyder 0.8 350 354 355 360 363 369 384 404 410            
Socialist Party Martin Walsh 0.8 328 331 332 336 338 339 343 353 424            
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 0.7 297 301 301 301 301 305 306 316 328            
Socialist Workers Bríd Smith 0.5 218 222 222 223 223 223 225 232              
Independent Dr. Brendan O'Reilly 0.3 132 135 135 137 140 145                  
Independent Seán Kelly 0.3 125 127 128 143 149 153 165                
Natural Law Michael Dwyer 0.2 92 93 94 95 100                    
Independent Colm Callanan 0.2 91 92 93 93                      
Independent Dean O'Nualláin 0.2 80 81 81                        
Independent David Henry 0.1 23 23                          
Electorate: 68,146   Valid: 40,579   Spoilt: 550 (1.3%)   Quota: 8,116   Turnout: 41,129 (60.4%)  

1994 by-electionEdit

Following the resignation of Fianna Fáil TD John O'Connell, a by-election was held on 9 June 1994. The seat was won by the Democratic Left candidate Eric Byrne.

1994 by-election: Dublin South-Central[46]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Democratic Left Eric Byrne 27.8 7,445 7,479 7,601 7,748 7,930 8,352 8,984 10,284 12,741
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 21.1 5,642 5,697 5,770 5,893 6,043 6,335 6,664 7,370 8,629
Fine Gael Brian Hayes 17.3 4,637 4,677 4,723 4,752 4,926 5,628 6,028 6,619  
Labour Joe Connolly 9.9 2,643 2,664 2,743 2,824 2,904 3,062 3,417    
Progressive Democrats Cáit Keane 7.0 1,881 1,912 1,939 1,955 2,095        
Green John Goodwillie 6.5 1,752 1,809 1,904 2,138 2,332 2,579      
Independent Eamonn Gavin 3.6 972 1,038 1,053 1,088          
Sinn Féin Martina Gibney 2.9 781 800 859            
Workers' Party Shay Kelly 2.2 595 618              
Independent Michael Park 1.0 275                
Independent Benny Cooney 0.6 152                
Electorate: 62,300   Valid: 26,775   Quota: 13,388   Turnout: 43.0%  

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Dublin South-Central[61]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
Labour Pat Upton 29.6 11,923                        
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 16.6 6,662 7,578 7,595 7,630 7,672 7,829 8,730            
Fianna Fáil John O'Connell 14.5 5,825 6,084 6,089 6,105 6,180 6,271 6,306 6,336 6,461 7,337 7,583 8,182  
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 10.9 4,385 4,539 4,547 4,566 4,602 4,754 4,778 4,816 4,875 5,634 5,873 6,417 6,526
Democratic Left Eric Byrne 7.4 2,990 4,021 4,037 4,080 4,153 4,192 4,238 4,310 4,704 4,766 5,492 6,497 6,521
Progressive Democrats Cáit Keane 4.7 1,886 2,235 2,252 2,258 2,273 2,300 2,449 2,858 2,977 3,047 3,428    
Fianna Fáil Michael Mulcahy 4.2 1,684 1,762 1,768 1,779 1,822 1,888 1,905 1,916 1,946        
Green Mary Bowers 3.2 1,295 1,581 1,620 1,672 1,856 1,995 2,036 2,142 2,441 2,499      
Fine Gael Edith Wynne 2.5 1,005 1,241 1,244 1,248 1,257 1,284              
Christian Centrist Eamonn Murphy 2.1 832 863 869 888 907                
Workers' Party Rita Whelan 1.8 717 1,144 1,153 1,189 1,320 1,345 1,377 1,392          
Sinn Féin Martina Gibney 1.7 675 722 724 751                  
Independent Davy Heinkel Johnston 0.6 235 272 291                    
Independent Mary Daly 0.3 128 151                      
Electorate: 63,718   Valid: 40,242   Spoilt: 892 (2.2%)   Quota: 8,049   Turnout: 41,134 (64.6%)  

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Dublin South-Central[62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 17.5 7,905                
Fianna Fáil John O'Connell 17.1 7,707                
Workers' Party Eric Byrne 15.2 6,849 6,878 6,887 6,903 7,261 7,348 7,588    
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 13.4 6,037 6,055 6,142 6,149 6,220 6,282 6,326 6,657 7,050
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 9.1 4,108 4,374 4,381 4,389 4,440 5,269 5,375 5,863 7,411
Fianna Fáil Mary Mooney 9.1 4,081 4,098 4,174 4,183 4,301 4,378 4,420 4,742 5,235
Green Mary Bowers 5.0 2,264 2,272 2,275 2,320 2,597 2,691 2,756    
Labour Pat Upton 4.2 1,907 1,919 1,922 1,927 2,034 2,126 3,289 4,327  
Labour Pat Murray 3.5 1,557 1,570 1,572 1,583 1,664 1,724      
Progressive Democrats Ronnie McBrien 2.9 1,314 1,338 1,340 1,348 1,361        
Sinn Féin Micheál O Muireagáin 2.8 1,241 1,243 1,245 1,253          
Independent Michael John Foley 0.3 122 122 122            
Electorate: 72,389   Valid: 45,092   Quota: 7,516  

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Dublin South-Central[43]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 9,582 18.5 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 8,107 15.7 2
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 6,160 11.9 3
Fianna Fáil John O'Connell 5,911 11.4
Fianna Fáil Mary Mooney 5,656 10.9 5
Progressive Democrats Ronald McBrien 5,212 10.1
Labour Frank Cluskey 4,701 9.1 4
Workers' Party Eric Byrne 3,946 7.6
Sinn Féin Micheal Ó Muireagain 1,266 2.5
Independent Timothy Cahill 711 1.4
Independent Deirdre Buggle 186 0.4
Independent Barbara Hyland 152 0.3
Independent Michael Wall 102 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,692   Quota: 8,616   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Dublin South-Central[42]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle John O'Connell N/A Automatically Returned 1 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 10,074 22.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 9,336 20.4 3 1
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 8,068 17.6 4
Labour Frank Cluskey 6,425 14.0 5
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 4,616 10.1
Workers' Party Eric Byrne 3,774 8.2
Fianna Fáil Lauri Corcoran 2,426 5.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Stokes 641 1.4
Democratic Socialist Séamus Rattigan 303 0.7
Independent Brendan Moran 195 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,858   Quota: 9,172   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Dublin South-Central[41]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle John O'Connell N/A Automatically Returned 1 1
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 10,572 22.5 2 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 10,432 22.2 3 1
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 6,635 14.1
Labour Frank Cluskey 6,600 14.0 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 6,132 13.0 5
Sinn Féin – The Workers' Party Eric Byrne 3,166 6.7
Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 3,102 6.6
Independent Aidan Broggy 296 0.6
Independent John Curran 147 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,082   Quota: 9,417   Turnout:

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Dublin South-Central[40]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent John O'Connell 9,491 19.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 8,181 16.7 2 1
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 7,404 15.1 3
Fine Gael Gay Mitchell 6,879 14.1 5
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 5,686 11.6 4
Labour Frank Cluskey 4,122 8.4
Fianna Fáil Brian Hillery 2,948 6.1
Sinn Féin – The Workers' Party Eric Byrne 2,403 4.9
Labour Michael Collins 1,069 2.2
Labour Séamus Ashe 693 1.4
Independent Daniel McCarron 73 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,949   Quota: 8,159   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Dublin South-Central[39]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Fine Gael Fergus O'Brien 25.2 5,931        
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 19.3 4,542 5,015 5,058 5,239 5,566
Labour Frank Cluskey 16.9 3,986 4,024 4,177 4,711 6,991
Fianna Fáil Michael Campion 13.7 3,218 3,579 3,595 3,804 4,018
Fine Gael Alexis Fitzgerald 10.5 2,483 2,523 3,389 3,542  
Sinn Féin – The Workers' Party Andy Smith 5.6 1,313 1,340 1,345    
Fine Gael Maurice Dockrell 4.7 1,096 1,101      
Fianna Fáil Vera Kinsella 4.1 959        
Electorate: 37,934   Valid: 25,528   Spoilt: 245 (0.9%)   Quota: 5,883   Turnout: 25,773 (67.9%)[63]  

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Dublin South-Central[38]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richie Ryan 7,210 20.6 1
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 6,564 18.7 2
Fine Gael John Kelly 5,064 14.5 4
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 4,750 13.6 3
Labour John O'Donovan 2,203 6.3
Fianna Fáil Gerard Buchanan 2,195 6.3
Labour Michael Collins 2,136 6.1
Labour Dermot O'Rourke 1,580 4.5
Official Sinn Féin Peigin Doyle 1,521 4.3
Fine Gael Michael McShane 1,040 3.0
Independent Louis Maguire 775 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,038   Quota: 7,008   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Dublin South-Central[37]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richie Ryan 5,958 16.9 1
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 5,527 15.7 3
Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 5,035 14.3 4
Fine Gael John Kelly 3,868 11.0
Fianna Fáil Louis Maguire 2,661 7.6
Labour Dermot O'Rourke 2,488 7.1
Independent Maurice O'Connell 2,475 7.0
Labour John O'Donovan 2,450 7.0 2
Labour Emmet Boyle 1,757 5.0
Labour John Clarke 1,392 4.0
Fine Gael Patrick Kelly 677 1.9
Fine Gael Michael McShane 602 1.7
Independent Patrick Dunne 166 0.5
Independent James Hiney 149 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,205   Quota: 7,042   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Dublin South-Central[36][64]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 34.7 12,400                
Labour Frank Cluskey 19.9 7,098                
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 19.0 6,768                
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 6.2 2,220 2,456 2,877 2,914 3,032 3,137 3,241 3,295 4,355
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 6.1 2,175 5,373 5,461 5,479 5,492 5,547 7,199    
Fianna Fáil Patrick Cummins 4.1 1,464 2,795 2,875 2,881 2,897 2,919      
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 3.8 1,349 2,849 2,913 2,925 2,939 2,953 3,801 4,964 5,237
Fine Gael George McLoughlin 2.9 1,032 1,132 1,432 1,969 2,001 3,086 3,230 3,263  
Fine Gael John Nugent 2.8 1,002 1,068 1,198 1,403 1,421        
Irish Workers' Party Michael O'Riordan 0.5 183 203 269 273          
Electorate: 54,929   Valid: 35,691   Quota: 5,949   Turnout: 65.0%  

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Dublin South-Central[35][64]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 31.8 10,211                    
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 21.8 7,007                    
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 9.7 3,109 3,329 3,442 3,450 3,507 3,749 3,830 3,971 4,142 4,273 4,930
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 8.4 2,689 5,282 5,380                
Labour Frank Cluskey 5.6 1,796 1,904 1,954 1,955 2,031 2,105 2,141 2,241 3,488 3,569 4,052
Labour James Mooney 4.7 1,511 1,630 1,678 1,679 1,730 1,794 1,847 1,928      
Fianna Fáil Patrick Cummins 4.5 1,449 2,285 2,317 2,319 2,337 2,374 2,394 2,584 2,672 3,996 4,289
Fine Gael George McLoughlin 3.4 1,095 1,163 1,371 1,373 1,383 1,399 1,747        
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. Fitzpatrick 3.2 1,024 1,756 1,800 1,803 1,812 1,851 1,889 1,953 2,018    
Fine Gael James McGarry 2.4 755 799 1,050 1,052 1,068 1,091          
Sinn Féin Tomás Ó Dubhghaill 1.9 622 656 664 664 693            
Fine Gael John Hegarty 1.8 579 661 1,450 1,456 1,470 1,492 1,945 2,910 3,025 3,151  
Irish Workers' Party Michael O'Riordan 0.9 277 297 308 308              
Electorate: 57,390   Valid: 32,124   Quota: 5,355   Turnout: 56.0%  

1958 by-electionEdit

Following the resignation of Independent TD Jack Murphy, a by-election was held on 25 June 1958. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Patrick Cummins.

1958 by-election: Dublin South-Central[64]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Cummins 34.2 6,014 6,337 7,111 7,988
Fine Gael John Hegarty 17.6 3,089 3,619 4,386  
Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 17.2 3,030 3,799 4,925 7,083
Labour Frank Cluskey 15.7 2,762 3,352    
National Progressive Democrats Noel Hartnett 15.3 2,688      
Electorate: 51,567   Valid: 17,583   Quota: 8,792   Turnout: 34.10%  

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Dublin South-Central[33]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 8,136 25.5 1 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 4,607 14.4 2
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 3,236 10.1 4
Independent Jack Murphy 3,036 9.5 5
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 2,704 8.5 3
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 2,049 6.4
Labour Roddy Connolly 1,932 6.1
Fine Gael Thomas Finlay 1,906 6.0
Sinn Féin Tomás Ó Dubhghaill 1,734 5.4
Fianna Fáil Anthony Moroney 1,621 5.1
Fine Gael Edward Hosey 966 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,927   Quota: 5,322   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Dublin South-Central[32]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 7,753 20.1 1 1
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 7,474 19.4 2 1
Labour James Larkin Jnr 5,883 15.3 3
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 3,258 8.5
Fianna Fáil Celia Lynch 3,009 7.8 5
Fine Gael Thomas Finlay 2,654 6.9 4
Fine Gael William Phelan 2,614 6.8
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 2,610 6.8
Fianna Fáil John McCann 2,586 6.7
Independent Eamonn Halpin 380 1.0
Independent Seán Davis 298 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,519   Quota: 6,420   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Dublin South-Central[64]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 25.9 10,759                
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 13.7 5,684 5,720 6,301 6,480 7,038        
Labour James Larkin Jnr 13.6 5,667 5,764 5,928 6,049 6,986        
Fianna Fáil John McCann 10.8 4,487 6,071 6,112 6,167 6,350 7,025      
Fianna Fáil Philip Brady 9.7 4,020 4,669 4,703 4,961 5,095 5,688 5,755 5,792 5,831
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 8.8 3,638 5,002 5,042 5,080 5,226 5,667 5,714 5,739 5,801
Fine Gael Kerry Reddin 6.7 2,784 2,818 3,188 3,239 3,633        
Clann na Poblachta Con Lehane 4.4 1,809 1,845 1,914 2,596          
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 3.3 1,363 1,382 1,414            
Fine Gael Anthony Lalor 3.2 1,332 1,348              
Electorate: 65,020   Valid: 41,543   Quota: 6,924   Turnout: 63.89%  

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Dublin South-Central[64]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Fianna Fáil Seán Lemass 29.9 13,274                      
Fine Gael Maurice E. Dockrell 11.1 4,931 4,993 5,011 5,294 5,353 5,405 5,440 5,546 9,618      
Clann na Poblachta Con Lehane 11.0 4,861 4,924 4,975 4,995 5,062 5,469 5,514 7,567        
Labour James Larkin Jnr 10.7 4,743 4,894 4,978 5,013 5,275 5,363 6,555 6,814 7,070 7,199 8,579  
Fine Gael Patrick Cahill 8.9 3,965 4,030 4,054 4,289 4,384 4,454 4,504 4,836        
Fianna Fáil John McCann 8.6 3,829 5,860 5,914 5,948 6,055 6,077 6,104 6,159 6,324 6,346 6,889 7,286
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Barron 5.2 2,287 2,307 2,328 2,336 2,373 2,918 2,942          
Fianna Fáil James B. Lynch 5.0 2,216 5,596 5,634 5,645 5,726 5,745 5,799 5,831 5,974 5,992 6,289 6,662
Labour Frank Foley 2.9 1,303 1,323 1,334 1,340 1,419 1,459            
Clann na Poblachta Jack Brady 2.7 1,203 1,227 1,241 1,247 1,275              
National Labour Party Joseph Hughes 1.8 790 817 850 859                
Fine Gael Joseph Toner 1.4 635 644 658                  
Independent William Naughton 0.8 350 374                    
Electorate: 67,633   Valid: 44,387   Quota: 7,398   Turnout: 65.63%  

See alsoEdit

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