Cork North–Central is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote method of proportional representation (PR-STV).
History and boundaries Edit
The constituency was created under the terms of the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980, taking in parts of the former Cork City and Cork Mid constituencies. It was first used at the 1981 general election as a 5 seat constituency. It was reduced to 4 seats for the 2007 general election.
It is made up of the electoral areas of Cork City Council north of the River Lee, namely Cork North Central, Cork North East and Cork North West, and much of the Blarney electoral area of Cork County Council.
The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:
- "In the city of Cork the electoral divisions of:
- Blackpool A, Blackpool B, Churchfield, Commons, Fair Hill A, Fair Hill B, Fair Hill C, Farranferris A, Farranferris B, Farranferris C, Gurranebraher A, Gurranebraher B, Gurranebraher C, Gurranebraher D, Gurranebraher E, Knocknaheeny, Mayfield, Montenotte A, Montenotte B, St. Patrick's A, St. Patrick's B, St. Patrick's C, Shanakiel, Shandon A, Shandon B, Sunday's Well A, Sunday's Well B, The Glen A, The Glen B, Tivoli A, Tivoli B;
- and, in the county of Cork, the electoral divisions of:
- Ballynaglogh, Blackpool, Blarney, Caherlag, Carrignavar, Carrigrohane Beg, Dripsey, Firmount, Glenville, Greenfort, Killeagh, Knockantota, Matehy, Rathcooney, Riverstown, St. Mary's, Whitechurch, in the former Rural District of Cork;
- Carrig, Kildinan, Watergrasshill, in the former Rural District of Fermoy;
- Gowlane, Kilcullen, Mountrivers, in the former Rural District of Macroom;
- Ballynamona, Dromore, Kilshannig, Rahan, in the former Rural District of Mallow."