Dublin Rathmines (UK Parliament constituency)

For the 1977–1981 constituency, see Dublin Rathmines West (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Dublin Rathmines
Former County constituency
for the House of Commons
Number of members 1
Created from Dublin County South

Dublin Rathmines, a division of County Dublin based on the suburb of Rathmines, was a former British Parliament constituency in Ireland. It returned one Member of Parliament (MP) to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1918 to 1922.

Before the 1918 general election the area was the northern part of the South Dublin constituency, extended a bit west into territory formerly part of North Dublin. From 1922 it was not represented in the British Parliament.


Map of the constituency within Dublin County.

In 1918 the parliamentary representation of the administrative county of Dublin was increased from two divisions to four. The 1885–1918 version of South Dublin was extended to the west a little and split into three constituencies (from north to south the divisions of Rathmines, Pembroke and South).

This constituency was in the south-eastern part of County Dublin.

It was a section along the coast, south of the city of Dublin, extending west into the middle of the county. The constituency was bounded by the city of Dublin to the north, North Dublin to the west, the Pembroke division of County Dublin to the south and the sea to the east.

The Rathmines division was defined by the Redistribution of Seats (Ireland) Act 1918. It consisted of a number of local government areas as they existed in 1918. These were the urban district of Rathmines and Rathgar, and the part of the rural district of South Dublin which consisted of the district electoral division of Terenure.

Members of Parliament

1918 Maurice Dockrell Irish Unionist
1922 constituency abolished


General Election 14 December 1918: Dublin County, Rathmines
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Irish Unionist Maurice Dockrell 7400 50.2
Sinn Féin Patrick Little 5566 37.7
Irish Nationalist George Aloysius Moonan 1780 12.1
Majority 1,834 12.4
Turnout 14,746 78.3
Irish Unionist gain from new seat Swing


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