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Constituency: Dublin Mid-West

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Electorate Seats Total Poll Turnout Valid Poll Spoiled Votes Quota
69,388 4 43,550 62.76% 43,104 446 8,621

Vote Distribution

Count 1


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Count Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

Eoin O Broin Eoin O Broin


Francis Fitzgerald Francis Fitzgerald
* (FG)


John Curran John Curran

6971 7054 7109 7114 7145 7180 7218 7274 7383 7685 8287 9497

Gino Kenny Gino Kenny

4629 5257 5270 5321 5331 5397 5474 5791 6331 6542 7498 7911

Anne Marie McNally Anne Marie McNally

2633 2730 2747 2766 2773 2804 2867 3048 3235 3679 4460 5320

Paul Gogarty Paul Gogarty

2522 2593 2623 2646 2658 2700 2741 2863 3164 3505

Derek Keating Derek Keating
* (FG)

2337 2356 2549 2559 2603 2636 2653 2696 2725 3640 4179

Joanna Tuffy Joanna Tuffy
* (Lab)

2146 2175 2252 2259 2311 2342 2355 2475 2515

Francis Timmons Francis Timmons

1085 1195 1200 1210 1214 1233 1318 1422

Loraine Hennessy Loraine Hennessy

502 553 555 568 570 584 613

Tom Kivlehan Tom Kivlehan

388 405 410 413 417 430 443

Clare Leonard Clare Leonard

358 379 383 398 403 422

Patrick Akpoveta Patrick Akpoveta

288 307 311 318 343

Haroon Khan Haroon Khan

268 272 273 275 275

Christopher Healy Christopher Healy

167 179 180 180

Constituency Review

Dublin Mid West saw three of its four sitting government party TDs lose their seats as Sinn Fein topped the poll.

The constituency returned two Fine Gael and two Labour TDs in the last general election but only Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald held onto her seat this time.

Sinn Fein’s Eoin O’Broin was the poll topper, being elected on the first count, with 9,782 votes, followed by Frances Fitzgerald on 9,028.

Labour’s Joanna Tuffy lost her seat on the ninth count with 2,515 votes.

Outgoing Labour TD Robert Dowds had decided not to contest the election.

Fine Gael TD Derek Keating was eliminated on the 11th count, with a total of 4,179.

Fianna Fail's John Curran regained the seat he lost in 2011.

The former junior minister took the third seat with 9,497 votes on the 12th and final count.

The fourth seat was taken by People Before Profit/ Anti Austerity Alliance candidate Gino Kenny Kenny’s with 7,911 votes.

On the Ballot

Francis Fitzgerald

Francis Fitzgerald (Outgoing)

Fine Gael

The current Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald is contesting the election as a Fine Gael Candidate for Dublin Mid-West. During this term she also served as the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs before being given the Justice portfolio following the resignation of Alan Shatter. Ms Fitzgerald served as a TD between 1992 to 2002 before she lost her seat. She subsequently was a Senator from 2007 to 2011. She unsuccessfully contested the 2007 General Election. Currently she is Chairperson of the Fine Gael National Election Strategy Committee and has previously served as a member of the party’s Executive Council.

Derek Keating

Derek Keating (Outgoing)

Fine Gael

Derek Keating was elected to Dáil Éireann in the last General Election. He is currently serving on the Oireachtas Education Committee and has a particular interest in adult education. He served on the South Dublin County Council from 1999 until 2011. Mr Keating is involved in charity work in Lucan and Dublin, and is particularly dedicated to suicide prevention and representing people with special needs . He and his wife Anne have two grown up children. Derek is a sports fan, enjoying soccer, rugby and GAA, and he himself competed in athletics.

Joanna Tuffy

Joanna Tuffy (Outgoing)


Joanna Tuffy is looking to retain her seat in the upcoming General Election. The Labour TD successfully contested the 2007 General Election and subsequently retained her seat in 2011. She previously served as a Senator from 2002 through to 2007 as well as this she sat on the South Dublin County Council from 1999 until 2003. MS Tuffy unsuccessfully contested the 2002 General Election as a Labour candidate. She publicly disagreed with the official Labour party stance regarding the abolition of the Seanad in 2013.

Anne Marie McNally

Anne Marie McNally

Social Democrats

Anne-Marie McNally (35) is running as a first time candidate in the 2016 general election. She is the head of communications for the Social Democrats, and has worked with Kildare TD Catherine Murphy in the Dáil. A former community journalist and development worker, Ms McNally stresses that housing should be the number issue for the next Government.

Gino Kenny

Gino Kenny

People Before Profit Alliance

Local activist Gino Kenny (42) has been a People Before Profit Alliance councillor on South Dublin County Council since 2009. He has been an active campaigner against the property tax and the water charges, and, if elected, says that solving Dublin Mid-West’s lack of social housing will be his number one priority. Cllr Kenny received just under 6 pc of first preference votes cast in the 2011 general election.

John Curran

John Curran

Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil’s John Curran (55) held the position of Government Chief Whip until his party’s political collapse after the 2011 general election. Following Fianna Fáil’s worst election defeat, Mr Curran lost his seat in 2011. First elected several years prior to this, he was appointed a Minister of State for Drug Strategy and Community Affairs by then Taoiseach Brian Cowen in 2008. A former south Dublin county councillor, the 55-year-old is campaigning for better access to health services, including mental health, speech and occupational therapists.

Eoin O Broin

Eoin O Broin

Sinn Féin

Co-opted onto South Dublin County Council in 2013, Eoin O’Broin (44) is standing for Sinn Féin in Dublin Mid-West. He was elected onto Belfast City Council in 2001 but stepped down in 2004. He has failed twice to win a Dáil seat over the last nine years, contesting Dun Laoghaire in 2007 and running in Dublin Mid West in 2011. He has been involved in an unsuccessful Seanad bid. A graduate of cultural studies, Cllr O’Broin wants to increase funding to local councils so they can build more social housing.

Loraine Hennessy

Loraine Hennessy

Workers' Party of Ireland

Community activist and shop worker Lorraine Hennessy narrowly missed on out on a seat with South Dublin County council when she contested the 2014 local elections. A lone parent with a teenage son, she is running as a candidate in Dublin Mid-West for the Workers Party on a platform that has social housing at its core. Ms Hennessy says she is keenly aware of the many challenges facing people due to cut backs in services.

Francis Timmons

Francis Timmons


Independent Francis Timmons (44) was first elected to South Dublin County Council in 2014. A campaigner on social justice issues, he is calling for a repeal of the austerity measures introduce since 2011, notably water charges and property tax. Involved with a number of charities, Cllr Timmons is also a peace commissioner and a teacher.

Paul Gogarty

Paul Gogarty

Independent Alliance

Former Green Party member Paul Gogarty (47) was a TD for Dublin Mid–West from 2002 to 2011. After the loss of his seat, he left the party and briefly withdrew from politics. Following a successfully bid to secure a seat on South Dublin County Council in 2014, he later announced that he would contest the 2016 general election in Dublin Mid–West as part of the Independent Alliance. Mr Gogarty is an advocate for political reform, and has been critical of the party whip system in the past.

Clare Leonard

Clare Leonard


Patrick Akpoveta

Patrick Akpoveta


Patrick Akpoveta is a Youth Worker who lives in Lucan. He ran unsuccessfully in the 2014 local elections. Mr Akpoveta has won numerous awards for work in youth development, and is a prominent worker with Adamstown FC.

Christopher Healy

Christopher Healy

Direct Democracy Ireland

Standing from Direct Democracy Ireland, this is Christopher Healy's first time running for election. The Aer Lingus aircraft worker wants to see more power devolved to local government and supports his party’s system of direct democracy, wherein political decisions are put to constituents first before any vote.

Haroon Khan

Haroon Khan


Haroon Khan is a doctor running as an independent candidate. He is from Lucan. He is standing as an election candidate for the first time.

Tom Kivlehan

Tom Kivlehan

The Green Party

Tom Kivlehan served on the Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown council from 2004 for five years, he lost his seat in 2009 and failed to reclaim in subsequently in 2014. A self-employed businessman, he id running on a platform of investment for local communities.

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