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previous next General Election: 25 February 2011
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Back Next Dublin North West
Dublin Area (Leinster)

3 Seats 12 Candidates 7 Counts
Electorate: 49,269 Quota: 8,203
 Candidate     Party     1st Pref   Share   Quota     Count   Status   Seat 

* Roisin Shortall  Labour Lozenge   9,359   28.52%   1.14   1      Made Quota     1
Dessie Ellis  Sinn Fein Lozenge   7,115   21.68%   0.87   7      Made Quota     2
John Lyons3  Labour Lozenge   4,799   14.63%   0.59   7      Elected     3

Gerry Breen  Fine Gael Lozenge   2,988   9.11%   0.36   (7)      Not Elected    
* Pat Carey2  Fianna Fail Lozenge   3,869   11.79%   0.47   (6)      Eliminated    
Dr Bill Tormey  Fine Gael Lozenge   2,508   7.64%   0.31   (5)      Eliminated    
Andrew Keegan  People Before Profit Alliance Lozenge   677   2.06%   0.08   (4)      No expenses    
Seán Mooney  Non party/Independent Lozenge   433   1.32%   0.05   (4)      No expenses    
John Dunne2  Workers' Lozenge   345   1.05%   0.04   (4)      No expenses    
Ruairi Holohan  Green/Comhaontas Glas Lozenge   328   1.00%   0.04   (4)      No expenses    
Michael J Loftus2  Non Party/New Vision Lozenge   217   0.66%   0.03   (3)      No expenses    
Michael Larkin  Comhar Criostai/Christian Solidarity Lozenge   173   0.53%   0.02   (2)      No expenses    

Total valid 32,811 66.60%

Spoilt votes 451 1.36%

Total poll 33,262 67.51%

* outgoing TD
 
The data in the table above may be sorted by clicking on the column headings
 

‘Three “left” seats for the first time and the first constituency not to return either a Fine Gael or a Fianna Fáil TD’

There were no Constituency Commission boundary changes since 2007 and it remained a three-seat constituency.

This was one of Labour’s best performances in this election with the party’s vote up 23 points, its largest increase in support in this election and it managed to convert 1.7 quotas into two seats. Róisín Shortall put in one of the best performances of this election as she topped the poll with 1.1 quotas to take the first seat and she also managed to bring in a running mate. John Lyons was in the frame in third place on the first count with 0.6 quotas and was over 1,000 votes ahead of outgoing Minister Pat Carey and he increased his lead throughout the count and comfortably held off Fine Gael for the final seat.

Sinn Féin finally made the breakthrough in this constituency with Dessie Ellis delivering a seat. He had gone close in the past and was particularly disappointed in 2007 but he made no mistake in this election and was in second place with 0.9 of a quota on the first count and he comfortably took the second seat. Fine Gael decided to run two candidates and with just 0.7 of a quota between them Gerry Breen and Dr Bill Tormey were both outside the frame on the first count and both had less than half a quota and they duly failed to win a seat. Fine Gael has now failed to win a seat here since Mary Flaherty in 1992 and this constituency was the only one in the country not to return a Fine Gael deputy in 2011.

Noel Ahern retired at this election and fellow outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Pat Carey did poorly with the Fianna Fáil vote down a massive 37 points, the largest drop in support for Fianna Fáil in the country and the largest drop in the party’s history. Carey was outside the frame on the first count with just 3,869 votes. He was the final candidate eliminated and his transfers favoured Lyons and ensured his election.

The turnout was up seven points, one of the largest increases in this election.

 
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