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Dublin Central ( ) is a parliamentary constituency in Irelandmarker which is represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. It is located in the north inner city and suburbs of Dublinmarker. The constituency has an electorate of 62,180 and at present is served by 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known in English as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

A Dublin Central constituency was created for the first time in 1969 and used in the 1969 and 1973 general elections. However it was abolished in 1977. In its current incarnation, the seat was created in 1980, taking in most of the abolished Dublin Cabra constituency together with the inner half of Dublin North Central and smaller parts of the abolished Dublin Finglas.

Details

The Dublin Central constituency encompasses an area to the north side of the river Liffeymarker including:

It comprises the local government wards of:
  • North Inner City and
  • Cabra Glasnevin.


The most high profile TD in the constituency is the former Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern. The death of sitting TD Tony Gregory on 2 January 2009 has precipitated a by-election, which was held on Friday, 5 June 2009. Maureen O'Sullivan was elected.

TDs

TDs 1969–1977

TDs since 1981

Elections

2009 by-election

Following the death of Tony Gregory, a by-election was held on 5 June 2009. It was won by Independent candidate Maureen O'Sullivan.

2007 general election

2002 general election

February 1982 general election

Electorate=74713, Valid=45742, Spoilt=438, Quota=7624
23rd Irish General Election 18 February 1982
Candidate Party Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Bertie Ahern Fianna Fáil 8570
Michael Keating Fine Gael 8000
George Colley Fianna Fáil 7542 8174
Michael O'Leary Labour Party 5042 5063 5137 5151 5183 5210 5320 5715 6012 6511
Tony Gregory Independent 4703 4730 4752 4768 4815 4861 5414 6458 6555 7737
Tom Leonard Fianna Fáil 2990 3131 3137 3551 3558 4113 4276 4485 4525
Alice Glenn Fine Gael 2971 2991 3164 3168 3180 3193 3239 3337 5061 5412
Luke Belton Fine Gael 2023 2046 2138 2140 2147 2162 2187 2246
Michael White Sinn Féin the Workers Party 1672 1678 1681 1684 1710 1740 2084
Christy Burke Sinn Féin 1458 1472 1475 1479 1485 1505
Michael Ward Fianna Fáil 611 670 672 764 776
Leo Martin Independent 160 163 164 165


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