Cork North-West (Dáil constituency)

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Cork North-West
Dáil Constituency
Outline map
Location of Cork North-West within Ireland
Major settlements
Current constituency
Created1981
Seats3
TDs
  •   Michael Creed (FG)
  •   Aindrias Moynihan (FF)
  •   Michael Moynihan (FF)
County councilCork County Council
EP constituencySouth

Cork North-West is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 and first used at the 1981 general election. It is a large rural 3-seat constituency. Due to its size and landscape it is considered one of the most difficult constituencies to canvass in Ireland. The constituency encompasses the western part of Ireland's largest county of Cork. It runs from Charleville and Rockchapel in the north to Ballingeary, Crookstown and Crossbarry in the south, and also takes in parts of the Mallow and Fermoy electoral areas.[1]

Changes to the constituency of Cork North-West
Years TDs Boundaries Notes
1981–1992 3 The county of Cork, except the parts in the constituencies of Cork East, Cork North-Central, Cork South-Central and Cork South-West.[2][3][4][5][6]
1992–1997 District electoral divisions of Dripsey, Firmount and Matehy transferred from Cork North-Central.[7]
1997–2002 District electoral divisions of Ahil and Douce transferred to Cork South-West.[8]
2002–2007 Electoral division of Carrigrohane Beg transferred from Cork North-Central and the electoral division of Ovens transferred from Cork South-Central[9]
2007–2011 3
In the county of Cork[10]

the electoral divisions of:

Ballygroman, Ballymurphy, Bengour, Brinny, Kilbonane, Knockavilly, Moviddy, Murragh, Teadies, Templemartin, in the former Rural District of Bandon;

Ballincollig, Ovens, in the former Rural District of Cork;

Aultagh, Bealock, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Carrigboy, Castletown, Coolmountain, Garrown, Kinneigh, Manch, Teerelton, in the former Rural District of Dunmanway;

Allow, Ballyhoolahan, Banteer, Barleyhill, Barnacurra, Bawncross, Boherboy, Castlecor, Castlemagner, Clonfert East, Clonfert West, Clonmeen, Coolclogh, Dromina, Glenlara, Gortmore, Greenane, Kanturk, Kilbrin, Kilmeen, Knockatooan, Knocktemple, Meens, Milford, Nad, Newmarket, Newtown, Roskeen, Rosnalee, Rowls, Tincoora, Tullylease, Williamstown, in the former Rural District of Kanturk;

Aghinagh, An Sliabh Riabhach, Aglish, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Cannaway, Ceann Droma, Cill na Martra, Claonráth, Clondrohid, Clonmoyle, Doire Fhínín, Gort na Tiobratan, Greenville, Inchigeelagh, Kilberrihert, Kilcullen, Macloneigh, Magourney, Mashanaglass, Mountrivers, Na hUláin, Rahalisk, Warrenscourt, in the former Rural District of Macroom;

Ardskeagh, Churchtown, Dromore, Imphrick, Kilshannig, Liscarroll, Milltown, Rathluirc, Springfort, Streamhill, Templemary, in the former Rural District of Mallow;

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Crinnaloo, Cullen, Derragh, Doonasleen, Drishane, Keale, Kilcorney, Knocknagree, Rathcool, Skagh, in the former Rural District of Millstreet;

and the town of Macroom.
Electoral division of Ballincollig transferred from Cork South-Central.[11]
2011–2016 3
In the county of Cork[12]

the electoral divisions of:

Ballygroman, Ballymurphy, Bengour, Brinny, Kilbonane, Knockavilly, Moviddy, Murragh, Teadies, Templemartin, in the former Rural District of Bandon;

Ballincollig, Ovens, in the former Rural District of Cork;

Aultagh, Bealock, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Carrigboy, Castletown, Coolmountain, Garrown, Kinneigh, Manch, Teerelton, in the former Rural District of Dunmanway;

Allow, Ballyhoolahan, Banteer, Barleyhill, Barnacurra, Bawncross, Boherboy, Castlecor, Castlemagner, Clonfert East, Clonfert West, Clonmeen, Coolclogh, Dromina, Glenlara, Gortmore, Greenane, Kanturk, Kilbrin, Kilmeen, Knockatooan, Knocktemple, Meens, Milford, Nad, Newmarket, Newtown, Roskeen, Rosnalee, Rowls, Tincoora, Tullylease, Williamstown, in the former Rural District of Kanturk;

Aghinagh, An Sliabh Riabhach, Aglish, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Cannaway, Ceann Droma, Cill na Martra, Claonráth, Clondrohid, Clonmoyle, Doire Fhínín, Gort na Tiobratan, Greenville, Inchigeelagh, Kilberrihert, Macloneigh, Magourney, Mashanaglass, Na hUláin, Rahalisk, Warrenscourt, in the former Rural District of Macroom;

Ardskeagh, Churchtown, Imphrick, Liscarroll, Milltown, Rathluirc, Springfort, Streamhill, Templemary, in the former Rural District of Mallow;

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Crinnaloo, Cullen, Derragh, Doonasleen, Drishane, Keale, Kilcorney, Knocknagree, Rathcool, Skagh;

and the town of Macroom.
Electoral divisions of Kilcullen, Mountrivers, Dromore and Kilshannig transferred to Cork North-Central.[13]
2016– 3
In the county of Cork[14][1]

the electoral divisions of:

Ballygroman, Ballymurphy, Bengour, Brinny, Kilbonane, Knockavilly, Moviddy, Murragh, Teadies, Templemartin, in the former Rural District of Bandon;

Ballincollig, Ovens, in the former Rural District of Cork;

Aultagh, Bealock, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Carrigboy, Castletown, Coolmountain, Garrown, Kinneigh, Manch, Teerelton, in the former Rural District of Dunmanway;

Allow, Ballyhoolahan, Banteer, Barleyhill, Barnacurra, Bawncross, Boherboy, Castlecor, Castlemagner, Clonfert East, Clonfert West, Clonmeen, Coolclogh, Dromina, Glenlara, Gortmore, Greenane, Kanturk, Kilbrin, Kilmeen, Knockatooan, Knocktemple, Meens, Milford, Nad, Newmarket, Newtown, Roskeen, Rosnalee, Rowls, Tincoora, Tullylease, Williamstown, in the former Rural District of Kanturk;

Aghinagh, An Sliabh Riabhach, Aglish, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Cannaway, Ceann Droma, Cill na Martra, Claonráth, Clondrohid, Clonmoyle, Doire Fhínín, Gort na Tiobratan, Greenville, Inchigeelagh, Kilberrihert, Kilcullen, Macloneigh, Magourney, Mashanaglass, Mountrivers, Na hUláin, Rahalisk, Warrenscourt, in the former Rural District of Macroom;

Ardskeagh, Churchtown, Dromore, Imphrick, Kilshannig, Liscarroll, Milltown, Rathluirc, Springfort, Streamhill, Templemary, in the former Rural District of Mallow;

Caherbarnagh, Coomlogane, Crinnaloo, Cullen, Derragh, Doonasleen, Drishane, Keale, Kilcorney, Knocknagree, Rathcool, Skagh, in the former Rural District of Millstreet;

and Macroom Urban.
Electoral divisions of Kilcullen, Mountrivers, Dromore and Kilshannig transferred from Cork North-Central.[15]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork North-West 1981–[16]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[17] Thomas Meaney
(FF)
Frank Crowley
(FG)
Donal Creed
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[18]
24th 1982 (Nov)[19] Donal Moynihan
(FF)
25th 1987[20]
26th 1989[21] Laurence Kelly
(FF)
Michael Creed
(FG)
27th 1992[22] Donal Moynihan
(FF)
28th 1997[23] Michael Moynihan
(FF)
29th 2002[24] Gerard Murphy
(FG)
30th 2007[25] Batt O'Keeffe
(FF)
Michael Creed
(FG)
31st 2011[26] Áine Collins
(FG)
32nd 2016[27] Aindrias Moynihan
(FF)
33rd 2020

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.

Elections[edit]

2020 general election[edit]

2020 general election: Cork North-West[28][29]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Fianna Fáil Aindrias Moynihan 20.8 9,628 9,700 10,019 10,679 11,173
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 18.7 8,651 8,698 8,817 9,269 11,240
Fine Gael Michael Creed 18.0 8,338 8,376 8,772 9,099 13,060
Fine Gael John Paul O'Shea 15.2 7,065 7,120 7,352 7,816  
Aontú Becky Kealy 8.4 3,877 4,354 5,066    
Social Democrats Ciarán McCarthy 8.3 3,845 4,241 5,918 8,079 8,588
Green Colette Finn 7.5 3,495 3,694      
Irish Freedom Tara Nic Domhnaill 2.1 956        
Independent Seán O'Leary 1.1 515        
Electorate: 71,685   Valid: 46,370   Spoilt: 486   Quota: 11,593   Turnout: 46,856 (65.4%)

2016 general election[edit]

2016 general election: Cork North-West [30][31][27]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Fianna Fáil Aindrias Moynihan 18.8 8,924 9,004 9,201 9,367 9,678 9,956 10,755 11,141 11,959
Fine Gael Michael Creed 18.7 8,869 9,024 9,174 9,327 9,566 9,747 10,078 14,957  
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 15.5 7,332 7,344 7,374 7,519 7,758 8,144 8,388 9,228 9,929
Fine Gael Áine Collins 13.2 6,237 6,297 6,495 6,685 6,944 7,191 7,388    
Independent John Paul O'Shea 10.2 4,814 4,919 5,033 5,444 5,723 6,687 7,897 8,549 9,680
Sinn Féin Nigel Dennehy 6.8 3,238 3,334 3,485 3,633 3,783 4,256      
Independent Diarmuid O'Flynn 4.6 2,159 2,317 2,499 2,727 2,930        
Renua Jason Fitzgerald 3.3 1,568 1,633 1,760 1,880          
Independent Steven O'Riordan 2.9 1,361 1,530 1,728            
Green Cormac Manning 2.8 1,354 1,501              
Independent Jerry O'Sullivan 1.0 478                
Independent Shirley Griffin 0.9 439                
Communist Party Michael O'Donnell 0.3 185                
Electorate: 67,589   Valid: 46,958   Spoilt: 395   Quota: 11,740   Turnout: 47,353 (70.06%)

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Cork North-West[26]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Fine Gael Michael Creed 22.1 10,112 10,264 10,426 10,797 12,415  
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 19.3 8,845 9,009 10,699 11,108 11,362 11,423
Fine Gael Áine Collins 17.2 7,884 8,223 8,345 8,738 10,534 11,242
Labour Martin Coughlan 14.0 6,421 7,066 7,255 8,952 9,918 10,128
Fine Gael Derry Canty 9.5 4,325 4,470 4,704 5,092    
Sinn Féin Des O'Grady 7.4 3,405 3,916 4,052      
Fianna Fáil Daithí Ó Donnabháin 5.6 2,545 2,633        
People Before Profit Anne Foley[a] 3.4 1,552          
Green Mark Collins 1.4 651          
Electorate: 62,129   Valid: 45,740   Spoilt: 454 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,436   Turnout: 46,194 (74.4%)
  1. ^ Foley campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Cork North-West[25]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Fine Gael Michael Creed 22.6 10,516 10,878 12,420    
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 21.7 10,146 10,243 10,384 14,001  
Fianna Fáil Batt O'Keeffe 17.3 8,040 8,213 8,498 10,668 12,665
Fine Gael Gerard Murphy 15.8 7,397 7,545 7,970 8,309 8,657
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 14.1 6,546 6,638 6,919    
Labour Martin Coughlan 4.9 2,288 2,980      
Green Caroline Robinson 3.6 1,687        
Electorate: 64,085   Valid: 46,620   Spoilt: 401 (0.8%)   Quota: 11,656   Turnout: 47,021 (73.3%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Cork North-West[24]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 27.2 10,540      
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 22.9 8,893 9,485 10,154  
Fine Gael Gerard Murphy 22.0 8,548 8,729 9,417 9,507
Fine Gael Michael Creed 20.1 7,787 7,817 9,157 9,460
Labour Martin Coughlan 6.8 2,668 2,694    
Christian Solidarity Gerry Duffy 1.0 383 389    
Electorate: 53,699   Valid: 38,819   Spoilt: 574 (1.5%)   Quota: 9,705   Turnout: 39,393 (73.3%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Cork North-West[32]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Moynihan 23.9 8,299 9,249  
Fine Gael Michael Creed 23.1 8,041 9,367  
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 22.6 7,867 8,433 8,541
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 18.0 6,253 7,345 7,913
Labour Bill Cashin 7.4 2,574    
Independent Donie Howard 5.0 1,729    
Electorate: 47,119   Valid: 34,763   Spoilt: 401 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,691   Turnout: 35,164 (74.6%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Cork North-West[33]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Fine Gael Michael Creed 24.1 8,034 8,061 8,330 10,041
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 19.9 6,642 6,655 6,867 8,263
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 19.1 6,375 6,390 7,880 8,425
Labour William Cashin 14.2 4,729 4,786 4,990  
Fianna Fáil Laurence Kelly 12.6 4,201 4,222 5,134 5,724
Fianna Fáil Daniel Fleming 9.5 3,176 3,194    
Independent Barbarra Hyland 0.5 180      
Electorate: 44,848   Valid: 33,337   Spoilt: 566 (1.7%)   Quota: 8,335   Turnout: 33,903 (75.6%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Cork North-West[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael Creed 9,059 27.9 1
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 8,632 26.6 2
Fianna Fáil Laurence Kelly 7,523 23.2 3
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 6,953 21.4
Independent William Fitzsimon 260 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,427   Quota: 8,107   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Cork North-West[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 7,777 23.3 3
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 7,431 22.3 1
Fianna Fáil Jack Roche 7,343 22.0
Fine Gael Donal Creed 7,057 21.1 2
Progressive Democrats Seán O'Riordan 3,796 11.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,404   Quota: 8,352   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Cork North-West[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Donal Creed 8,882 26.7 1
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 7,381 22.2 2
Fianna Fáil Jack Roche 6,272 18.9
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 5,417 16.3 3
Fianna Fáil James Long 3,086 9.3
Labour Martin McCarthy 2,199 6.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,237   Quota: 8,310   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Cork North-West[18]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4
Fine Gael Donal Creed 21.8 7,305 8,038 8,115 8,142
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 21.6 7,240 8,342 8,754  
Fianna Fáil Thomas Meaney 20.9 7,025 7,433 10,037  
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 15.3 5,137 5,356 6,095 7,731
Fianna Fáil Michael Donegan 11.1 3,726 3,953    
Labour Michael Smith 9.2 3,061      
Electorate: 40,156   Valid: 33,494   Spoilt: 237 (0.7%)   Quota: 8,374   Turnout: 33,731 (83.9%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Cork North-West[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Meaney 9,756 28.7 1
Fine Gael Donal Creed 8,104 23.9 2
Fine Gael Frank Crowley 6,174 18.2 3
Fianna Fáil Donal Moynihan 5,865 17.3
Labour Michael Smith 4,048 11.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,947   Quota: 8,487   Turnout:

See also[edit]

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