Dublin South-West (Dáil constituency)


Dublin South-West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Dublin South-West
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Constituencies in County Dublin; Dublin South-West is visible in the southwest.
Major settlementsFirhouse, Rathfarnham, Tallaght, Templeogue
Current constituency
Created1981
Seats4 (1981–1992)
5 (1992–2002)
4 (2002–2016)
5 (2016–)
TDs
  •   Colm Brophy (FG)
  •   Francis Noel Duffy (GP)
  •   Paul Murphy (PBP/S)
  •   Seán Crowe (SF)
  •   John Lahart (FF)
County councilSouth Dublin County Council
EP constituencyDublin
Dublin South-West
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created1948
Abolished1977
Seats5 (1948–1969)
4 (1969–1977)
County councilCounty Dublin

History and boundaries


The constituency is located in the southern part of South Dublin county. One of this name was first created in the 1940s and was used for elections from 1948 to 1973 inclusive.[1] The original constituency was based around the areas of Ballyfermot, Crumlin and Kilmainham.[2] The constituency was then abolished and was mostly replaced by the Dublin Ballyfermot constituency. In its current incarnation the seat was created in 1981 and had completely different boundaries from the original pre-1977 constituency, being based around the areas of Clondalkin, Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart, Tallaght, Templeogue, and parts of Terenure.[3]

In 1998, it was reduced in size and electorate, losing territory—including Newcastle, Rathcoole, Saggart and Clondalkin—to the new Dublin Mid-West seat. Major areas today include Rathfarnham, Tallaght, and Templeogue, with the surrounding suburbs of Ballyboden, Ballyroan, Butterfield, Firhouse, Greenhills, Knocklyon, Willbrook, and parts of Terenure.[4][5] At the 2016 general election, it gained a seat to become a five-seater and part of Dublin South, around Rathfarnham, was added to it.[6]

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

"In the county of South Dublin the electoral divisions of:
Ballinascorney, Ballyboden, Bohernabreena, Edmondstown, Firhouse-Ballycullen, Firhouse-Knocklyon, Firhouse Village, Rathfarnham-Ballyroan, Rathfarnham-Butterfield, Rathfarnham-Hermitage, Rathfarnham-St. Enda’s, Rathfarnham Village, Tallaght-Avonbeg, Tallaght-Belgard, Tallaght-Fettercairn, Tallaght-Glenview, Tallaght-Jobstown, Tallaght-Killinardan, Tallaght-Kiltipper, Tallaght-Kingswood, Tallaght-Millbrook, Tallaght-Oldbawn, Tallaght-Springfield, Tallaght-Tymon, Templeogue-Cypress, Templeogue-Limekiln, Templeogue-Orwell, Templeogue-Osprey, Templeogue Village, Terenure-St. James;
and those parts of the electoral divisions of Clondalkin-Ballymount and Tallaght-Kilnamanagh situated west of a line drawn along the M50 Western Parkway."[6]

Constituency profile


The constituency leans towards left wing parties such as the Labour Party and Sinn Féin. Both Labour party TDs elected in 2011 had been members of other left wing parties: Pat Rabbitte of the Workers' Party of Ireland and Democratic Left, and Eamonn Maloney was a member of the Jim Kemmy's Democratic Socialist Party. With the departure of Brian Hayes in 2014, the constituency was entirely represented by four left of centre TDs upon the election of Paul Murphy of the Anti-Austerity Alliance in the 2014 by-election.

The constituency is noted for its volatility: in three consecutive general elections, the poll topper from the previous election lost his seat, Brian Hayes in 2002, Seán Crowe in 2007 and Conor Lenihan in 2011.[7]

TDs


TDs 1948–1977

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin South-West 19481977[8]
Key to parties
DáilElectionDeputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th1948[9] Seán MacBride
(CnaP)
Peadar Doyle
(FG)
Bernard Butler
(FF)
Michael O'Higgins
(FG)
Robert Briscoe
(FF)
14th1951[10] Michael ffrench-O'Carroll
(Ind)
15th1954[11] Michael O'Higgins
(FG)
1956 by-election[12] Noel Lemass
(FF)
16th1957[13] James Carroll
(Ind)
1959 by-election[14] Richie Ryan
(FG)
17th1961[15] James O'Keeffe
(FG)
18th1965[16] John O'Connell
(Lab)
Joseph Dowling
(FF)
Ben Briscoe
(FF)
19th1969[17] Seán Dunne
(Lab)
1970 by-election[18] Seán Sherwin
(FF)
4 seats
1969–1977
20th1973[19] Declan Costello
(FG)
1976 by-election[20] Brendan Halligan
(Lab)
21st1977 Constituency abolished. See Dublin Ballyfermot

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.

TDs since 1981

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Dublin South-West 1981[8]
Key to parties
DáilElectionDeputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd1981[21] Seán Walsh
(FF)
Larry McMahon
(FG)
Mary Harney
(FF)
Mervyn Taylor
(Lab)
4 seats
1981–1992
23rd1982 (Feb)[22]
24th1982 (Nov)[23] Michael O'Leary
(FG)
25th1987[24] Chris Flood
(FF)
Mary Harney
(PD)
26th1989[25] Pat Rabbitte
(WP)
27th1992[26] Pat Rabbitte
(DL)
Eamonn Walsh
(Lab)
28th1997[27] Conor Lenihan
(FF)
Brian Hayes
(FG)
29th2002[28] Pat Rabbitte
(Lab)
Charlie O'Connor
(FF)
Seán Crowe
(SF)
4 seats
2002–2016
30th2007[29] Brian Hayes
(FG)
31st2011[30] Eamonn Maloney
(Lab)
Seán Crowe
(SF)
2014 by-election[31] Paul Murphy
(AAA)
32nd2016[32] Colm Brophy
(FG)
John Lahart
(FF)
Paul Murphy
(AAA–PBP)
Katherine Zappone
(Ind)
33rd2020[33] Paul Murphy
(S–PBP)
Francis Noel Duffy
(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.

Elections


2020 general election

2020 general election: Dublin South-West[34][35]
PartyCandidateFPv%Count
1234567891011
Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 29.7 20,077                    
Fine Gael Colm Brophy 12.2 8,269 8,382 8,464 8,543 10,642 10,908 10,934 11,131 11,143 11,543  
Fianna Fáil John Lahart 8.1 5,503 5,656 5,756 5,817 5,901 7,331 7,366 7,498 7,518 10,100 10,974
Green Francis Noel Duffy 7.3 4,961 5,551 5,701 5,914 6,111 6,354 6,516 7,598 7,955 8,393 11,138
Solidarity–PBP Paul Murphy[n 1] 6.6 4,477 7,921 8,058 8,495 8,523 8,622 11,028 12,311      
Independent Katherine Zappone 5.5 3,708 4,141 4,198 4,441 4,800 5,142 5,298 5,864 6,142 6,730 8,050
Labour Ciarán Ahern 5.3 3,603 3,905 4,003 4,129 4,286 4,482 4,564 5,256 5,447 5,803  
Fianna Fáil Charlie O'Connor 5.0 3,376 3,642 3,846 4,063 4,123 4,904 4,985 5,128 5,166    
Fianna Fáil Deirdre O'Donovan 4.9 3,314 3,407 3,489 3,523 3,639            
Fine Gael Ellen O'Malley Dunlop 4.6 3,111 3,144 3,172 3,197              
Social Democrats Carly Bailey 4.1 2,761 3,598 3,727 3,970 4,020 4,136 4,555        
Solidarity–PBP Sandra Fay[n 2] 2.4 1,653 3,224 3,321 3,627 3,641 3,696          
Independent Mick Duff 1.9 1,268 1,990 2,210                
Renua Ann Marie Condren 1.3 886 985                  
National Party Philip Dwyer 0.8 508 617                  
Independent Colm O'Keeffe 0.1 90 141                  
Electorate: 109,517   Valid: 67,565   Spoilt: 629 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,261   Turnout: 68,194 (62.3%)
    1. People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Murphy was a member of RISE.
    2. People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Fay was a member of Solidarity.

    2016 general election

    2016 general election: Dublin South-West[36][37][32]
    PartyCandidateFPv%Count
    12345678910111213141516
    Fianna Fáil John Lahart 14.3 9,647 9,655 9,678 9,725 9,772 9,892 10,045 10,160 10,506 10,565 11,402          
    AAA–PBP Paul Murphy 13.4 9,005 9,020 9,047 9,194 9,247 9,316 9,626 9,758 10,054 10,366 10,678 13,528        
    Fine Gael Colm Brophy 10.7 7,195 7,202 7,213 7,235 7,576 7,660 7,758 8,028 8,193 8,213 8,655 8,695 8,724 8,764 10,126 10,639
    Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 10.4 6,974 6,978 6,983 7,054 7,070 7,098 7,230 7,362 7,413 9,502 9,642 9,959 11,068 11,082 11,245  
    Fine Gael Anne-Marie Dermody 9.6 6,463 6,467 6,477 6,496 6,779 6,889 6,948 7,087 7,316 7,337 7,793 7,835 7,868 7,911 9,079 9,503
    Independent Katherine Zappone 6.6 4,463 4,486 4,515 4,604 4,660 4,913 5,131 5,262 5,731 5,797 6,129 6,294 6,724 6,753 7,542 9,655
    AAA–PBP Sandra Fay 4.8 3,241 3,244 3,249 3,312 3,324 3,374 3,439 3,492 3,593 3,725 3,832          
    Independent Peter Fitzpatrick 4.6 2,812 2,829 2,866 3,064 3,094 3,210 3,353 3,433 3,742 3,799 4,163 4,332 4,632 4,677 4,916  
    Renua Ronan McMahon 4.3 2,906 2,912 2,952 3,003 3,026 3,100 3,208 3,258 3,518 3,548            
    Labour Pamela Kearns 3.9 2,635 2,640 2,646 2,658 2,700 2,883 2,936 3,796 3,902 3,933 4,099 4,116 4,163 4,182    
    Sinn Féin Sarah Holland 3.9 2,616 2,621 2,630 2,667 2,685 2,721 2,764 2,792 2,884              
    Independent Deirdre O'Donovan 3.3 2,197 2,220 2,261 2,308 2,326 2,411 2,534 2,571                
    Labour Mick Duff 2.6 1,743 1,743 1,749 1,776 1,871 1,947 2,120                  
    Independent Eamonn Maloney 2.4 1,627 1,628 1,638 1,671 1,722 1,748                    
    Green Francis Noel Duffy 1.9 1,297 1,303 1,307 1,332 1,337                      
    Fine Gael Karen Warren 1.6 1,088 1,090 1,096 1,105                        
    Independent Declan Burke 0.8 515 525 561                          
    Direct Democracy Stephen Sinclair 0.5 359 375 385                          
    Independent Kieran Quigley 0.5 317 329                            
    Independent Joan Summerville Molloy 0.2 112                              
    Independent Frank O'Gorman 0.1 59                              
    Electorate: 105,420   Valid: 67,271   Spoilt: 647 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,212   Turnout: 67,918 (64.4%)

      2014 by-election

      2014 by-election: Dublin South-West[31]
      PartyCandidateFPv%Count
      12345678
      Sinn Féin Cathal King 30.3 7,288 7,304 7,340 7,448 7,580 7,828 8,017 8,999
      Anti-Austerity Alliance Paul Murphy 27.2 6,540 6,579 6,622 6,890 7,079 7,436 7,726 9,565
      Independent Ronan McMahon 8.9 2,142 2,167 2,227 2,265 2,464 3,049 3,416  
      Fine Gael Cáit Keane 8.8 2,110 2,117 2,194 2,203 2,267 2,575 3,857  
      Fianna Fáil John Lahart 8.6 2,077 2,085 2,138 2,152 2,200      
      Labour Pamela Kearns 8.5 2,043 2,053 2,155 2,170 2,239 2,492    
      Independent Declan Burke 2.8 681 711 746 818        
      People Before Profit Nicky Coules 2.2 530 540 554          
      Green Francis Noel Duffy 1.9 447 453            
      Independent Tony Rochford 0.4 92              
      Independent Colm O'Keeffe 0.3 74              
      Electorate: 70,400   Valid: 24,024   Spoilt: 256 (1.1%)   Quota: 12,013   Turnout: 24,280 (34.5%)

        2011 general election

        2011 general election: Dublin South-West[38][30]
        PartyCandidateFPv%Count
        12345678
        Labour Pat Rabbitte 27.4 12,867              
        Fine Gael Brian Hayes 19.9 9,366 9,880            
        Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 17.2 8,064 8,429 8,515 8,772 8911 10,189    
        Labour Eamonn Maloney 8.9 4,165 6,208 6,363 6,703 6,869 7,783 8,326 9,657
        Fine Gael Cáit Keane 7.8 3,678 3,823 3,945 4,155 4,715 4,902 5,051 6,133
        Fianna Fáil Charlie O'Connor 5.8 2,718 2,833 2,864 2,948 4,363 4,523 4,600  
        Socialist Party Mick Murphy[39] 5.2 2,462 2,624 2,662 2,920 2,975      
        Fianna Fáil Conor Lenihan 5.0 2,341 2,393 2,414 2,488        
        Independent Ray Kelly 1.8 823 870 883          
        Green Francis Noel Duffy 1.0 480 511 521          
        Electorate: 70,613   Valid: 46,964   Spoilt: 511 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,393   Turnout: 47,475 (67.2%)

          2007 general election

          2007 general election: Dublin South-West[29]
          PartyCandidateFPv%Count
          123456
          Fianna Fáil Conor Lenihan 20.5 8,542          
          Fine Gael Brian Hayes 20.0 8,346          
          Labour Pat Rabbitte 20.0 8,325 8,342        
          Fianna Fáil Charlie O'Connor 18.8 7,813 7,985 8,102 8,106 8,109 8,439
          Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 12.2 5,066 5,076 5,183 5,185 5,189 5,766
          Socialist Party Mick Murphy 3.8 1,580 1,584 1,659 1,661 1,661  
          Green Elizabeth Davidson 3.7 1,546 1,552 1,655 1,662 1,666 2,234
          Fathers Rights Ray Kelly 1.0 434 436        
          Electorate: 67,148   Valid: 41,652   Spoilt: 370 (0.9%)   Quota: 8,331   Turnout: 42,022 (62.6%)

            2002 general election

            2002 general election: Dublin South-West[28]
            PartyCandidateFPv%Count
            123456
            Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 20.3 7,466          
            Fianna Fáil Charlie O'Connor 19.4 7,155 7,189 7,342 7,361    
            Fianna Fáil Conor Lenihan 19.2 7,080 7,116 7,232 7,250 7,361  
            Labour Pat Rabbitte 17.2 6,314 6,364 6,499 6,523 7,190 7,648
            Fine Gael Brian Hayes 12.7 4,654 4,681 4,803 4,815 4,910 5,084
            Green Patrick Quinn 3.1 1,157 1,214 1,334 1,348 1,408 1,687
            Labour Eamonn Walsh 2.6 971 984 1,004 1,008    
            Socialist Party Mick Murphy 2.6 954 994 1,055 1,069 1,104  
            Christian Solidarity Darragh O'Reilly 2.1 760 779        
            Independent Ray Kelly 0.8 291          
            Electorate: 67,947   Valid: 36,802   Spoilt: 414 (1.1%)   Quota: 7,361   Turnout: 37,216 (54.8%)

              1997 general election

              1997 general election: Dublin South-West[40]
              PartyCandidateFPv%Count
              1234567
              Fine Gael Brian Hayes 15.5 6,487 6,585 6,623 6,822 7,048    
              Fianna Fáil Chris Flood 12.4 5,195 5,274 5,305 5,399 5,550 6,474 7,346
              Democratic Left Pat Rabbitte 12.2 5,094 5,183 5,222 5,445 5,903 6,161 7,037
              Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 11.3 4,713 4,789 5,472 5,671 5,791 6,392 6,687
              Fianna Fáil Conor Lenihan 10.6 4,436 4,491 4,528 4,609 4,744 5,830 6,485
              Labour Eamonn Walsh 9.7 4,070 4,131 4,153 4,340 4,702 4,825 5,460
              Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 8.9 3,725 3,838 3,846 3,996 4,440 4,556  
              Fianna Fáil Colm McGrath 6.9 2,898 2,925 3,053 3,109 3,219    
              Socialist Party Mick Murphy 4.8 2,026 2,100 2,110 2,249      
              Green Monique Mary Federsel 3.1 1,315 1,452 1,468        
              Progressive Democrats Colm Tyndall 2.4 995 1,023          
              Independent Marie Kinsella 1.2 509            
              Independent Dermot Mara 0.6 242            
              Independent Harry Richards 0.2 76            
              Independent Denis Dowling 0.2 71            
              Electorate: 75,646   Valid: 41,852   Spoilt: 440 (1.0%)   Quota: 6,976   Turnout: 42,292 (55.9%)

                1992 general election

                1992 general election: Dublin South-West[41]
                PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                12345678910111213
                Labour Mervyn Taylor 25.5 10,871                        
                Fianna Fáil Chris Flood 15.5 6,596 6,748 6,759 6,776 6,783 6,866 6,996 7,098 7,856        
                Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 11.6 4,964 5,210 5,213 5,229 5,240 5,318 5,344 5,503 5,656 5,714 5,949 6,267 7,835
                Democratic Left Pat Rabbitte 8.8 3,743 4,226 4,238 4,255 4,332 4,405 4,511 4,697 4,813 4,854 5,334 5,557 6,249
                Labour Eamonn Walsh 8.4 3,594 5,963 5,978 5,995 6,083 6,173 6,301 6,529 6,646 6,671 7,167    
                Fine Gael Michael Keating 6.1 2,614 2,728 2,734 2,741 2,746 2,784 2,797 2,858 2,930 2,934 3,083 3,209  
                Fianna Fáil Colm McGrath 5.4 2,288 2,312 2,323 2,327 2,328 2,336 2,373 2,399 2,634 2,775 2,886 4,376 4,603
                Fianna Fáil John Hannon 4.3 1,832 1,867 1,874 1,879 1,882 1,906 1,948 1,968 2,200 2,594 2,792    
                Fianna Fáil Charles O'Connor 4.0 1,701 1,780 1,783 1,790 1,797 1,831 1,856 1,884          
                Independent Peter Keogh 3.5 1,511 1,619 1,638 1,662 1,686 1,803 1,911 2,090 2,179 2,192      
                Green David Cotter 2.0 871 920 930 938 968 1,044 1,202            
                Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 2.0 846 864 871 877 896 916              
                Independent Bob Byrne 1.4 581 626 641 708 722                
                Workers' Party Esther Kelly 0.7 293 315 323 326                  
                Independent Anthony John Hubbard 0.4 184 196 204                    
                Independent Harry Richards 0.4 159 165                      
                Electorate: 69,922   Valid: 42,648   Spoilt: 709 (1.6%)   Quota: 7,109   Turnout: 43,357 (62.0%)

                  1989 general election

                  1989 general election: Dublin South-West[25]
                  Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                  Labour Mervyn Taylor 8,734 22.4 1 1
                  Fianna Fáil Chris Flood 7,346 18.8 6 3
                  Workers' Party Pat Rabbitte 7,166 18.4 2 4
                  Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 5,737 14.7
                  Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 4,323 11.1 4 7
                  Fine Gael Larry McMahon 2,297 5.9
                  Green Conor Delaney 1,259 3.2
                  Fine Gael Clare Leonard 1,049 2.7
                  Sinn Féin Seán Crowe 1,018 2.6
                  Independent Alan Plummer 84 0.2
                  Electorate: 64,995   Valid: 39,013   Spoilt: 513 (1.3%)   Quota: 7,803   Turnout: 39,526 (60.8%)

                  1987 general election

                  1987 general election: Dublin South-West[24]
                  Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                  Progressive Democrats Mary Harney 8,169 19.7 1
                  Fianna Fáil Chris Flood 8,082 19.5 2
                  Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 7,922 19.1 3
                  Workers' Party Pat Rabbitte 5,086 12.3
                  Labour Mervyn Taylor 4,607 11.1 4
                  Fine Gael Larry McMahon 3,407 8.2
                  Fine Gael Breda Cass 1,187 2.9
                  Sinn Féin John Noonan 1,001 2.4
                  Fine Gael Therese Ridge 656 1.6
                  Labour Eamonn Walsh 458 1.1
                  Sinn Féin Christopher Dunne 378 0.9
                  Democratic Socialist Eamonn Maloney 223 0.5
                  Independent Gerry Jago 143 0.3
                  Independent Barbara Hyland 71 0.2
                  Independent Diarmuid O'Flanagan 64 0.2
                  Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,454   Quota: 8,291   Turnout:

                  November 1982 general election

                  November 1982 general election: Dublin South-West[23]
                  Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                  Labour Mervyn Taylor 7,814 20.8 1 1
                  Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 6,465 17.2 2
                  Fine Gael Michael O'Leary 5,682 15.1 4
                  Fianna Fáil Mary Harney 4,619 12.3 3
                  Fine Gael Larry McMahon 3,991 10.6
                  Fine Gael Conal Brennan 2,929 7.8
                  Fianna Fáil Richard Conroy 2,673 7.1
                  Workers' Party Pat Rabbitte 2,365 6.3
                  Independent Ann Joyce 581 1.5
                  Independent Richard O'Reilly 297 0.8
                  Independent Noel Murphy 240 0.6
                  Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,656   Quota: 7,532   Turnout:

                  February 1982 general election

                  February 1982 general election: Dublin South-West[22]
                  Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                  Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 7,407 20.8 1 1
                  Labour Mervyn Taylor 7,063 19.8 2
                  Fianna Fáil Mary Harney 5,830 16.3 3
                  Fine Gael Larry McMahon 5,688 15.9 4
                  Fine Gael George Laing 3,848 10.8
                  Fianna Fáil Richard Conroy 3,508 9.8
                  Fine Gael Con McCarthy 2,354 6.6
                  Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,698   Quota: 7,140   Turnout:

                  1981 general election

                  1981 general election: Dublin South-West[21]
                  PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                  1234567
                  Fianna Fáil Seán Walsh 20.2 7,311            
                  Fine Gael Larry McMahon 17.3 6,266 6,302 6,421 7,121 8,751    
                  Labour Mervyn Taylor 15.3 5,522 6,197 6,517 6,737 7,188 7,514  
                  Fianna Fáil Mary Harney 11.6 4,192 4,222 4,626 4,783 4,861 4,879 7,822
                  Fine Gael Conal Brennan 8.2 2,946 2,990 3,107 3,813 4,567 5,712 5,863
                  Fianna Fáil Richard Conroy 8.1 2,916 2,931 3,171 3,224 3,276 3,304  
                  Fine Gael George Laing 6.7 2,444 2,470 2,522 3,002      
                  Fine Gael John Garvey 5.9 2,154 2,207 2,289        
                  Independent Kevin Boland 4.2 1,519 1,535          
                  Labour Brendan Byrne 2.5 897            
                  Electorate: 51,182   Valid: 36,167   Spoilt: 389 (1.1%)   Quota: 7,234   Turnout: 36,556 (71.4%)

                    1976 by-election

                    Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Noel Lemass, a by-election was held on 10 June 1976. The seat was won by the Labour Party candidate Brendan Halligan.

                    1976 by-election: Dublin South-West[42]
                    PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                    123456
                    Fianna Fáil Eileen Lemass 38.8 9,687 9,694 9,722 10,108 10,578 11,462
                    Labour Brendan Halligan 27.5 6,870 6,886 6,924 7,175 7,855 12,099
                    Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 20.7 5,169 5,174 5,196 5,345 5,612  
                    Official Sinn Féin Tomás Mac Giolla 6.7 1,679 1,702 1,815 2,158    
                    Aontacht Éireann Kevin Boland 4.8 1,186 1,199 1,292      
                    Irish Republican Socialist Íte Ní Chionnaith 1.2 287 332        
                    Marxist–Leninist (Ireland) Bláthnaid Ní Chinnéide 0.5 113          
                    Electorate: 46,585   Valid: 24,991   Quota: 12,496   Turnout: 53.65%

                      1973 general election

                      1973 general election: Dublin South-West[19]
                      Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                      Labour John O'Connell 9,865 32.7 1 1
                      Fianna Fáil Noel Lemass 4,705 15.6 4
                      Fine Gael Declan Costello 4,633 15.4 2
                      Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 3,939 13.1 3
                      Fianna Fáil Thomas Dalton 2,603 8.6
                      Aontacht Éireann Seán Sherwin 1,340 4.4
                      Fine Gael Jim Mitchell 1,194 4.0
                      Official Sinn Féin James Spooner 972 3.2
                      Labour Patrick O'Mahony 541 1.8
                      Labour Pat Sweeney 369 1.2
                      Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,161   Quota: 6,033   Turnout:

                      1970 by-election

                      Following the death of Labour Party TD Seán Dunne, a by-election was held on 4 March 1970. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Seán Sherwin.

                      1970 by-election: Dublin South-West[42]
                      PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                      1234
                      Fianna Fáil Seán Sherwin 33.0 7,678 7,897 8,641 10,710
                      Labour Matt Merrigan 21.5 5,004 5,963 7,336 10,448
                      Independent Lauri Corcoran 19.2 4,481 4,891 6,690  
                      Fine Gael James Mitchell 17.4 4,062 4,415    
                      Independent Cora Dunne 8.9 2,062      
                      Electorate: 40,690   Valid: 23,287   Quota: 11,644   Turnout: 57.23%

                        1969 general election

                        1969 general election: Dublin South-West[17]
                        Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                        Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 5,724 19.6 1
                        Labour John O'Connell 5,273 18.1 3
                        Labour Seán Dunne 5,136 17.6 2
                        Fianna Fáil Noel Lemass 2,512 8.6 4
                        Independent Lauri Corcoran 2,066 7.1
                        Labour George Butler 1,643 5.6
                        Fianna Fáil Seán Sherwin 1,643 5.6
                        Fine Gael James O'Keeffe 1,331 4.6
                        Fine Gael James McMahon 1,203 4.1
                        Labour Liam Farrell 893 3.1
                        Fine Gael Harry Lowe 856 2.9
                        Fine Gael Pierce Redmond 759 2.6
                        Independent Ciaran McKeown 154 0.5
                        Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,193   Quota: 5,839   Turnout:

                        1965 general election

                        1965 general election: Dublin South-West[16]
                        Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                        Fianna Fáil Noel Lemass 7,596 18.9 1 1
                        Fine Gael Richie Ryan 5,484 13.6 3
                        Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 4,607 11.5 5
                        Fianna Fáil Ben Briscoe 4,416 11.0 4
                        Fine Gael James O'Keeffe 4,352 10.8
                        Labour John O'Connell 4,299 10.7 2
                        Independent James Carroll 1,796 4.5
                        Labour John O'Donovan 1,792 4.5
                        Labour Patrick Coghlan 1,762 4.4
                        Fianna Fáil Gerard Buchanan 1,699 4.2
                        Independent Joseph Christle 1,649 4.1
                        Fine Gael Patrick Turner 409 1.0
                        Fine Gael Frederick Pope 374 0.9
                        Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,235   Quota: 6,706   Turnout:

                        1961 general election

                        1961 general election: Dublin South-West[15]
                        Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                        Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 5,574 16.6 1 1
                        Fianna Fáil Noel Lemass 4,961 14.8 3
                        Fine Gael Richie Ryan 4,496 13.4 2
                        Independent James Carroll 3,378 10.1 4
                        Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 3,293 9.8
                        Fine Gael James O'Keeffe 2,276 6.8 5
                        Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 2,135 6.4
                        Independent Joseph Christle 1,814 5.4
                        Fine Gael Joseph Mack 1,442 4.3
                        Fine Gael Michael O'Connor 1,111 3.3
                        Fianna Fáil Cecilia Keeble 964 2.9
                        Labour Hilda Larkin 930 2.8
                        Labour Patrick Coghlan 754 2.3
                        Sinn Féin Séamus McGuinness 444 1.3
                        Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,572   Quota: 5,596   Turnout:

                        1959 by-election

                        Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Bernard Butler, a by-election was held on 22 July 1959. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Richie Ryan.

                        1959 by-election: Dublin South-West[42]
                        PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                        1234
                        Fianna Fáil Joseph Dowling 37.2 9,280 9,449 9,888 11,343
                        Fine Gael Richie Ryan 26.1 6,523 6,638 7,396 11,399
                        Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 20.6 5,138 5,709 7,035  
                        Labour Hilda Larkin 10.8 2,693 2,883    
                        Sinn Féin Tomás Ó Dubhghaill 5.4 1,341      
                        Electorate: 62,394   Valid: 24,975   Quota: 12,488   Turnout: 40.03%

                          1957 general election

                          1957 general election: Dublin South-West[13]
                          Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                          Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 8,162 20.6 1 1
                          Fianna Fáil Noel Lemass 5,436 13.7 2
                          Fine Gael Michael O'Higgins 4,830 12.2 3
                          Independent James Carroll 3,878 9.8 4
                          Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 2,677 6.8
                          Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 2,543 6.4 5
                          Independent Beatrice Dixon 2,488 6.3
                          Sinn Féin Seoirse Dearle 2,442 6.2
                          Labour John Colgan 2,045 5.2
                          Fine Gael Edmond Power 1,866 4.7
                          Fianna Fáil Michael ffrench-O'Carroll 1,853 4.7
                          Fine Gael James O'Keeffe 1,397 3.5
                          Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,617   Quota: 6,603   Turnout:

                          1956 by-election

                          Following the death of Fine Gael TD Peadar Doyle, a by-election was held on 14 November 1956. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Noel Lemass.

                          1956 by-election: Dublin South-West[42]
                          PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                          1
                          Fianna Fáil Noel Lemass 59.8 14,416
                          Fine Gael Edmond Power 40.2 9,682
                          Electorate: 63,286   Valid: 24,098   Quota: 12,050   Turnout: 38.08%

                            1954 general election

                            1954 general election: Dublin South-West[11]
                            Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
                            Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 6,594 15.1 3
                            Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 6,151 14.1 2
                            Fine Gael Peadar Doyle 5,940 13.6 1
                            Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 5,894 13.5 5
                            Fianna Fáil Michael ffrench-O'Carroll 5,080 11.6
                            Fine Gael Michael O'Higgins 4,783 11.0 4
                            Independent James Carroll 2,262 5.2
                            Fine Gael William Croly 2,155 4.9
                            Labour John Colgan 1,924 4.4
                            Labour Richard Deasy 1,617 3.7
                            Labour Matt Merrigan 631 1.5
                            Independent Michael O'Riordan [dsw54 1] 375 0.9
                            Independent Myles Heffernan [dsw54 2] 245 0.6
                            Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,651   Quota: 7,276   Turnout:
                            1. Ran under the banner of Irish Workers' League.
                            2. Former Internee ran under the banner of Cine Gael.

                            1951 general election

                            1951 general election: Dublin South-West[42]
                            PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                            12345678910
                            Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 20.0 8,417                  
                            Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 15.6 6,529 7,606                
                            Independent Michael ffrench-O'Carroll 13.9 5,842 5,876 5,894 6,036 6,107 6,210 6,943 7,120    
                            Fine Gael Peadar Seán Doyle 13.9 5,823 5,852 5,871 5,880 5,960 6,320 7,220      
                            Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 6.8 2,853 2,864 2,872 2,887 3,201 3,295 3,862 3,941 6,098 6,288
                            Fine Gael Michael J. O'Higgins 6.6 2,754 2,759 2,764 2,769 2,781 3,316 3,452 3,521    
                            Fianna Fáil Carroll O'Daly 6.4 2,682 2,833 3,291 3,310 3,337 3,362 3,478 5,807 6,131 6,161
                            Fianna Fáil Thomas Reynolds 6.1 2,572 2,649 2,716 2,729 2,752 2,794 2,857      
                            Labour Richard Deasy 5.6 2,335 2,349 2,374 2,453 2,578 2,625        
                            Fine Gael James O'Keeffe 2.9 1,211 1,215 1,217 1,225 1,237          
                            Clann na Poblachta Richard Batterberry 1.6 684 696 698 704            
                            Irish Workers' Party Michael O'Riordan 0.7 295 298 300              
                            Electorate: 60,934   Valid: 41,997   Quota: 7,000   Turnout: 68.92%

                              1948 general election

                              1948 general election: Dublin South-West[42]
                              PartyCandidateFPv%Count
                              1234567891011
                              Clann na Poblachta Seán MacBride 21.8 8,648                    
                              Fianna Fáil Robert Briscoe 15.1 5,961 5,981 5,989 6,005 6,118 6,130 6,262 6,296 6,306 6,987  
                              Fianna Fáil Bernard Butler 15.0 5,956 5,994 6,009 6,024 6,177 6,211 6,358 6,408 6,425 8,579  
                              Fine Gael Peadar Séan Doyle 12.9 5,102 5,208 5,234 5,253 5,271 5,363 5,956 7,800      
                              Fine Gael Michael J. O'Higgins 8.2 3,243 3,296 3,307 3,316 3,330 3,378 3,484 4,396 5,530 5,685 6,151
                              Fine Gael William James Croly 7.1 2,806 2,818 2,825 2,836 2,844 2,864 2,983        
                              Fianna Fáil Carroll O'Daly 6.3 2,476 2,494 2,517 2,532 3,033 3,064 3,139 3,168 3,190    
                              Labour Joseph Deasy 4.4 1,737 1,775 1,979 2,608 2,616 2,661          
                              Clann na Poblachta Richard Batterberry 3.0 1,196 2,065 2,076 2,090 2,098 3,233 3,953 3,993 4,009 4,065 4,299
                              Fianna Fáil Thomas Teevan 2.1 820 828 829 829              
                              Clann na Poblachta May Laverty 1.5 605 1,438 1,471 1,490 1,496            
                              Labour John Dominick Heery 1.4 564 583 760                
                              Labour John Moran 1.2 490 523                  
                              Electorate: 55,924   Valid: 39,604   Quota: 6,601   Turnout: 70.82%

                                See also


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