Dataset: Ireland: Parliamentary Elections 1992-2011

Abstract

<p>First preference votes</p>

<p>Measures: Votes N; Votes %; Seats in Parliament.</p>


<h4>Party abbreviations:</h4>

<ul>
<li>FG - Fine Gael - The United Ireland Party</li>
<li>LP - Labour Party - (Páirtí an Lucht Oibre)</li>
<li>FF - Fianna Fáil - The Republican Party (Fianna Fáil &ndash; An Páirtí Poblachtánach)</li>
   <li>SF - Sinn Féin</li>
  <li>GP - Green Party - (Comhaontas Glas)</li>
<li>SP - Socialist Party</li>
<li>NV - Non Party/New Vision</li>
<li>PBP - People Before Profit Alliance</li>
<li>UL - United Left Alliance</li>
<li>SKIA - South Kerry Independent Alliance</li>
<li>WP - Workers' Party</li>
<li>CS - Comhar Criostai/Christian Solidarity</li>
<li>PC - Non Party/An Chomhdhail Phobail/People's Convention</li>
<li>FN - Non Party/Fis Nua</li>
<li>PD - Progressive Democrats (An Páirtí Daonlathach)</li>
<li>DL - Democratic Left</li>
<li>IFF - Independent Fianna Fail</li>
<li>ILP - Independent Labour Party</li>
<li>NP - National Party</li>
<li>CCP - Christian Centrist</li>
<li>NLP - Natural Law Party</li>
<li>SWP - Socialist Workers Party</li>
<li>Other Non-party/Independents</li>
</ul>

Full Title

Ireland: Parliamentary Elections 1992-2011

Identification Number

IEPA1992-2011!Display

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Norwegian Social Science Data Services NSD

Version

Date: 2009-04-01

Country

Ireland  (IE)

Geographic Coverage

Ireland (Electoral districts/constituencies)

0 IRELAND
1 Carlow-Kilkenny
2 Cavan-Monaghan
3 Clare
4 Cork East
5 Cork North-Central
6 Cork North-West
7 Cork South-Central
8 Cork South-West
9 Donegal North-East
10 Donegal South-West
11 Dublin Central
12 Dublin North
13 Dublin North-Central
14 Dublin North-East
15 Dublin North-West
16 Dublin South
17 Dublin South-Central
18 Dublin South East
19 Dun Laoghaire
20 Galway East
21 Galway West
22 Kerry North
23 Kerry South
24 Laoghis-Offaly
25 Limerick East
26 Limerick West
27 Louth
28 Meath
29 Sligo-Leitrim
30 Tipperary North
31 Tipperary South
32 Waterford
33 Wexford
34 Wicklow
35 Dublin Mid West, South West & West
36 Longford, Roscommon & Westmeath
37 Kildare North & South
38 Mayo East & West
39 Longford-Westmeath
40 Roscommon-South Leitrim
29a Sligo-North Leitrim

Geographic Unit

Country
NUTS 1
NUTS 2
NUTS 3

Unit of Analysis

Statistical/administrative unit

Kind of Data

Aggregate data

Mode of Data Collection

Data was downloaded on electoral district level.

Data Sources

<p>Department of the Environment & Local Government, elections page: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.environ.ie/en/LocalGovernment/Voting/NationalElections/">http://www.environ.ie/en/</a></p>;
<p>Houses of the Oireachtas: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.oireachtas.ie/viewdoc.asp?DocID=-1&CatID=71&m=">General elections, results</a></p>

<p>Inter-Parliamentary Union: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/parlinesearch.asp">PARLINE database
 on national parliaments</a></p>
  
<p><a target="_blank" href="http://www.electionsireland.org">www.electionsireland.org</a></p>

Notes

The STV electoral system make this type of simplified table of election results disputable due to the preferential ballot. Here, only first preference votes are reported.   

The NUTS structure and electoral units:    
The data is reported according to the constituency boundaries for each individual year. These do not correspond to the NUTS-structure.
Note that due to several constituency revisions some regions may not be directly comparable (see below for more details).

1998 Constituencies Revision Summary  

The main changes in the Constituency Commission Report 1998 concerned Dublin Constituencies. A new 3 seater constituency of Dublin Mid West was created from parts of Dublin South West and Dublin West, and an extra seat was added to Dublin South Central to make it a five seater. Dublin North East, Dublin North West and Dublin West were reduced from four to three seats, and Dublin South West lost a seat to become a four seater.  

All 11 existing Dublin constituencies were revised to some extent, and there were minor changes to 10 other constituencies across the country.  


2004 Constituencies Revision Summary  

The Constituency Commission Report on Dáil Constituencies 2004 proposed some major changes. As a result five new constituencies was created: Longford Westmeath, Meath East, Meath West, Roscommon-South Leitrim and Sligo-North Leitrim. These replaced the four existing constituencies of Longford Roscommon, Meath, Sligo Leitrim and Westmeath. Most significantly these changes removed the provincial boundary breach between Leinster and Connaught of the old Longford Roscommon constituency.  

The number of seats was reduced in two constituencies: Cork North Central (from 5 to 4) and Dublin North Central (from 4 to 3). Two three seater constituencies gained an extra seat: Dublin Mid West (newly created in the 1998 revision) and Kildare North.  

There were further boundary changes to eleven constituencies outside Dublin: Clare, Cork North West, Cork South Central, Cork South West, Donegal North East, Donegal South West, Kerry North, Kerry South, Kildare South, Limerick East and Limerick West. All of the twelve Dublin constituencies were also revised apart from Dublin South East and Dun Laoighaire.  

These changes left the total number of Dáil seats unchanged both in the whole country (166) and in Dublin (47), but increase the number of constituencies from 42 to 43.  


2007 Constituency Review Summary  

On 26 April 2007 the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government made an order to establish a Constituency Commission to review Dáil and European constituencies. The Commission was required to report to the Chairman of the Dáil by 26 October 2007.  

The Commission submitted its report to the Chairman of Dáil Éireann on 23 October 2007. The main recommendations were that Louth and Dublin West should each gain a seat, and Dun Laoghire and Limerick East should each lose a seat. While it was proposed to rename some constituencies, the total number remained at 43, largely similar to the pre-2007 areas. The most significant changes affected the Kerry/Limerick and Louth/Meath areas. It was proposed to rename Limerick East as Limerick City; Limerick West as Limerick; and Kerry North as Kerry North Limerick West. In all, changes were proposed to 24 constituencies.  

Effects on the 2011 election (number of seats given in brackets):  

Limerick East (5) replaced by Limerick City (4)  
Limerick West (3) replaced by Limerick (3)  
Kerry North (3) replaced by Kerry North–West Limerick (3)  
Dublin West (from 3 to 4)  
Dún Laoghaire (from 5 to 4)  
Louth (from 4 to 5)  

Boundary changes were also made in twenty other constituencies.  


NOTE:  
- in 1992 one of the seats in Tipperary South was automatically returned to the Speaker (Sean Treacy of LP). Counted as an independent seat
- in 2002 one of the seats in Carlow Kilkenny was automatically returned to the Speaker (Seamus Pattison of LP). Counted as an independent seat.
- in 2007 one of the seats in Cavan Monaghan was automatically returned to the Speaker (Rory O'Hanlon of FF). Counted as an independent seat.
- in 2011 one of the seats in Louth was automatically returned to the Speaker (Seamus Kirk of FF). Counted as an independent seat.

Availability Status

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