Cork City (Dáil Éireann constituency)
Former Dáil Éireann|
|County/City council||Cork City|
Cork City was a short-lived parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1977 to 1981. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).
History and boundaries
The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974. It was only used for the 1977 general election and a by-election in 1979. The constituency was defined as the county borough of Cork, except the part which was in the Cork Mid constituency. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 and replaced by Cork North-Central and Cork South-Central.
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork City 1977–1981|
|21st||1977|| Jack Lynch
| Seán French
| Pearse Wyse
| Patrick Kerrigan
| Peter Barry|
|1979 by-election|| Liam Burke|
|22nd||1981||Constituency abolished. See Cork North-Central and Cork South-Central|
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.
|1979 by-election: Cork City|
|Fine Gael||Liam Burke||12,832||33.2||1|
|Fianna Fáil||John Dennehy||13,890||35.9|
|Labour Party||Toddy O'Sullivan||8,742||22.6|
|Sinn Féin (Workers' Party)||Ted Tynan||3,193||8.3|
|Electorate: 70,164 Valid: 38,657 Quota: 19,329 Turnout: 55.1%|
1977 general election
|1977 general election: Cork City|
|Party||Candidate||% 1st Pref||Count 1||Count 2||Count 3||Count 4||Count 5||Count 6||Count 7||Count 8|
|Fianna Fáil||Jack Lynch||39.0||20,079|
|Fianna Fáil||Pearse Wyse||8.7||4,461||9,718|
|Fine Gael||Peter Barry||13.5||6,923||7,098||7,117||7,506||7,566||9,327|
|Labour Party||Patrick Kerrigan||10.2||5,254||5,551||5,577||5,883||6,575||7,121||7,214||10,314|
|Fianna Fáil||Seán French||6.5||3,359||6,357||6,975||7,186||7,458||7,597||7,605||7,806|
|Fianna Fáil||Máirín Quill||4.4||2,216||4,423||4,844||5,179||5,483||5,575||5,583||5,722|
|Fine Gael||Liam Burke||6.0||3,082||3,188||3,195||3,322||3,409||3,993||4,634|
|Fine Gael||Samuel Allen||5.5||2,845||3,011||3,021||3,159||3,283|
|Sinn Féin (Workers' Party)||Ted Tynan||3.2||1,653||1,832||1,848||1,992|
|Electorate: 68,704 Valid: 51,461 Spoilt: 376 (0.7%) Quota: 8,577 Turnout: 51,837 (75.4%)|
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Politics of the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 28 July 2010.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
- "General election 1977: Cork City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 30 July 2010.
- "By-election 1979: Cork City". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009.
- The Irish Times, 20 June 1977, p7–10