Limerick City (Dáil constituency)

Limerick City is a parliamentary constituency 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).

Limerick City
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Limerick City within Ireland
Current constituency
Created2011
Seats4
TDs
County/City council
EP constituencySouth

History and boundariesEdit

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

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009[2] when it replaced the former constituency of Limerick East. Most of the rural parts of the Limerick East constituency were transferred to the Limerick constituency, itself now abolished. Limerick City was first represented at the 2011 general election.

The constituency comprises Limerick City and suburbs, part of County Limerick and a small part of County Clare.[3]

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

"The city of Limerick;
and, in the county of Limerick, the electoral divisions of:
Abington, Ballybricken, Ballycummin, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Caherconlish East, Caherconlish West, Castleconnell, Cappamore, Clonkeen, Doon West, Glenstal, Limerick South Rural, Roxborough, in the former Rural District of Limerick No. 1;
Bilboa, in the former Rural District of Tipperary No. 2;
and, in the county of Clare, the electoral division of:
Ballyglass in the former Rural District of Meelick."

Since 2020Edit

From the 2020 general election, the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[4]

"In the city and county of Limerick the electoral divisions of:
Abbey A, Abbey B, Abbey C, Abbey D, Ballinacurra A, Ballinacurra B, Ballynanty, Castle A, Castle B, Castle C, Castle D, Coolraine, Custom House, Dock A, Dock B, Dock C, Dock D, Farranshone, Galvone A, Galvone B, Glentworth A, Glentworth B, Glentworth C, John’s A, John’s B, John’s C, Kilkeely A, Kilkeely B, Market, Prospect A, Prospect B, Rathbane, Shannon A, Shannon B, Singland A, Singland B, St. Laurence, in the former City of Limerick;
Abington, Ballybricken, Ballycummin, Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Caherconlish East, Caherconlish West, Castleconnell, Clonkeen, Glenstal, Limerick North Rural, Limerick South Rural, Roxborough, in the former Rural District of Limerick No. 1;
and in the county of Tipperary, the electoral divisions of:
Birdhill, Kilcomenty, Newport in the former Rural District of Nenagh."

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Limerick City 2011–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
31st 2011[5] Jan O'Sullivan
(Lab)
Willie O'Dea
(FF)
Kieran O'Donnell
(FG)
Michael Noonan
(FG)
32nd 2016[6] Maurice Quinlivan
(SF)
33rd 2020[7] Brian Leddin
(GP)
Kieran O'Donnell
(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: Limerick City[8][9]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Sinn Féin Maurice Quinlivan 23.9 11,006                
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 19.9 9,198 9,460              
Fine Gael Kieran O'Donnell 14.3 6,589 6,628 6,661 6,867 6,951 6,966 7,649 9,754  
Green Party Brian Leddin 7.0 3,252 3,385 3,538 3,770 4,810 4,833 5,400 5,856 8,207
Independent Frankie Daly 6.9 3,200 3,725 4,022 4,413 4,940 5,017 5,404 5,685 6,720
Fine Gael Maria Byrne 6.5 2,998 3,021 3,042 3,135 3,253 3,266 3,671    
Fianna Fáil James Collins 6.0 2,759 2,788 2,808 3,035 3,107 3,150      
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 5.9 2,729 2,838 2,916 3,076 3,601 3,626 4,127 4,667  
Social Democrats Jenny Blake 3.9 1,799 1,987 2,467 2,650          
Aontú Michael Ryan 3.4 1,553 1,683 1,860            
Solidarity–PBP Mary Cahillane[n 1] 1.5 701 1,008              
National Party Rebecca Barrett 0.7 355 380              
Electorate: 77,643   Valid: 46,129   Spoilt: 355   Quota: 9,226   Turnout: 46,484 (59.9%)
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Cahillane was a member of Solidarity.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Limerick City [10][11][6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 27.8 12,999          
Fine Gael Michael Noonan 15.6 7,294 7,909 8,221 8,591 9,018 9,311
Fine Gael Kieran O'Donnell 12.9 6,047 6,545 6,830 7,177 7,512 7,849
Sinn Féin Maurice Quinlivan 12.6 5,894 6,527 6,651 7,025 10,517  
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 11.2 5,227 5,838 6,166 7,001 7,722 8,187
AAA–PBP Cian Prendiville 9.8 4,584 5,244 5,496 6,724    
Social Democrats Sarah Jane Hennelly 5.9 2,747 3,039 3,620      
Green Party James Gaffney 2.1 964 1,081        
Catholic Democrats Nora Bennis 1.4 673 823        
Independent Desmond Hayes 0.5 254 314        
Independent Denis Riordan 0.2 78 88        
Electorate: 75,568   Valid: 46,761   Spoilt: 357 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,353   Turnout: 62.4%

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Limerick City[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Michael Noonan 30.8 13,291            
Fianna Fáil Willie O'Dea 16.1 6,956 7,369 7,403 7,432 7,768 9,424  
Labour Party Jan O'Sullivan 14.7 6,353 7,122 7,161 7,314 7,728 8,079 8,520
Fine Gael Kieran O'Donnell 12.5 5,405 8,306 8,414 8,545 8,774    
Sinn Féin Maurice Quinlivan 8.6 3,711 3,829 3,877 3,894 4,518 4,634 4,758
Labour Party Joe Leddin 5.6 2,411 2,628 2,645 2,712 2,926 3,084 3,291
Fianna Fáil Peter Power 5.3 2,303 2,399 2,429 2,466 2,533    
Independent Kevin Kiely 2.6 1,129 1,200 1,270 1,306      
Socialist Party Cian Prendiville[12] 1.7 721 740 769 799      
Green Party Sheila Cahill 1.1 490 520 542        
Christian Solidarity Conor O'Donoghue 0.4 186 197          
Independent Denis Riordan 0.4 173 178          
Independent Matt Larkin 0.1 59 62          
Electorate: 64,909   Valid: 43,188   Spoilt: 429 (1.0%)   Quota: 8,638   Turnout: 43,617 (67.2%)

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.
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  4. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "General election 2011: Limerick City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
  6. ^ a b "General election 2016: Limerick City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ "General election 2020: Limerick City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  8. ^ "General Election 2020 Results – Limerick City". RTÉ News. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  9. ^ "Limerick City: 2020 General Election". Irelandelection.com. Retrieved 23 May 2020.
  10. ^ "Limerick City Results 2016". Irelandelection.com. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  11. ^ "Limerick City Results 2016". RTÉ. Archived from the original on 15 March 2019. Retrieved 19 January 2020.
  12. ^ Prendiville campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

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