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Kerry North–West Limerick (Dáil constituency)

Kerry North–West Limerick was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from 2011 to 2016. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Kerry North–West Limerick
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Kerry North–West Limerick within Ireland
Former constituency
Created2011
Abolished2016
Seats3
County councilCounty Kerry
County Limerick

History and boundariesEdit

The Constituency Commission proposed in 2007 that at the next general election a new constituency called Kerry North–West Limerick be created.[1]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009[2] when it partially replaced the former constituencies of Kerry North and Limerick West. It was only used at the 2011 general election.

The constituency comprised the northern half of County Kerry, located between the River Shannon estuary and the Slieve Mish Mountains; taking in Tralee, Listowel, Tarbert, Ballybunion and Castleisland; and the western part of County Limerick taking in the town of Abbeyfeale; and the villages of Athea, Glin, Mountcollins, Templeglantine and Tournafulla.

The 2009 Act defined the constituency as:[2]

"In the county of Kerry the electoral divisions of:
Ardagh, Astee, Ballincloher, Ballyconry, Ballyduff, Ballyegan, Ballyhorgan, Beal, Carrig, Causeway, Cloontubbrid, Drommartin, Duagh, Ennismore, Gullane, Gunsborough, Kilfeighny, Killehenny, Killury, Kilmeany, Kilshenane, Kiltomy, Leitrim, Lislaughtin, Lisselton, Listowel Rural, Lixnaw, Moynsha, Newtownsandes, Rathea, Shronowen, Tarbert, Tarmon, Trienearagh, Urlee, in the former Rural District of Listowel;
Abbeydorney, Arabela, Ardfert, Ballyegan, Ballyheige, Ballynahaglish, Ballynorig, Ballyseedy, Banna, Blennerville, Brosna, Clogherbrien, Crinny, Doon, Gneeves, Kerryhead, Kilflyn, Killahan, Kilmurry, Knocknagashel, Lackabaun, Mount Eagle, Nohaval, O'Brennan, Ratass, Tralee Rural, Tubrid, in the former Rural District of Tralee;
and the towns of Listowel and Tralee;
and, in the county of Limerick, the electoral divisions of:
Fleanmore, Glin, Kilfergus, Kilmoylan, in the former Rural District of Glin;
Abbeyfeale, Ardagh, Caher, Dromtrasna, Garryduff, Glenagower, Glengort, Glensharrold, Monagay, Mountcollins, Port, Rathronan, Rooskagh, Templeglentan, in the former Rural District of Newcastle."

At the 2016 general election, it was superseded by the constituencies of Kerry and Limerick County.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kerry North–West Limerick 2011–2016
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
31st 2011[3] Arthur Spring
(Lab)
Martin Ferris
(SF)
Jimmy Deenihan
(FG)
32nd 2016 Constituency abolished. See Kerry and Limerick County

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

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Kerry North–West Limerick[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Jimmy Deenihan 27.0 12,304            
Labour Party Arthur Spring 20.1 9,159 9,415 9,514 9,571 9,947 10,685 12,245
Sinn Féin Martin Ferris 20.3 9,282 9,440 9,489 9,540 9,784 10,164 11,416
Fine Gael John Sheahan 13.8 6,295 6,677 6,726 6,781 6,892 7,142 8,044
Fianna Fáil Tom McEllistrim 11.5 5,230 5,275 5,306 5,329 5,451 5,678  
Independent Bridget O'Brien 3.2 1,455 1,477 1,521 1,577 1,950    
Independent Mary Fitzgibbon 1.5 706 722 765 849      
Independent Sam Locke 1.1 486 492 498 519      
New Vision Mick Reidy 0.8 357 362 373        
Green Party Tom Donovan 0.5 239 247          
Independent John McKenna 0.2 101 103          
Electorate: 63,614   Valid: 45,614   Spoilt: 413 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,404   Turnout: 46,027 (72.4%)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission: Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007" (PDF). The Stationery Office, Dublin. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 November 2007. Retrieved 28 September 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "General election 2011: Kerry North–West Limerick". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011.

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