Fianna Fail by election performances in 1990s and 2000s – data

Adrian Kavanagh – updated on 1 December 2010

Fianna Fail by election performances in 1990s and 2000s – data

This post contains Fianna Fail support data for constituencies where by elections have been held over the past twenty years – including support levels in the by-election in addition to support levels in general elections preceding and following those by-elections.

Fianna Fail support in constituencies, where by-elections were held during 1990s and 2000s, in the general election held prior to the by-election contest (NB: TVP = total valid poll).

FF support TVP % FF
Donegal South West 2007 20,136 39,853 50.5
Dublin Central 2007 15,398 34,639 44.5
Dublin South 2007 25,298 61,204 41.3
Meath 2002 28,786 64,081 44.9
Kildare North 2002 14,250 32,980 43.2
Tipperary South 1997 13,146 35,260 37.3
Tipperary South 1997 13,146 35,260 37.3
Dublin South Central 1997 13,970 40,579 34.4
Cork South Central 1997 23,455 55,039 42.6
Dublin North 1997 15,908 41,158 38.7
Limerick East 1997 19,741 49,701 39.7
Dublin West 1992 11,634 37,152 31.3
Donegal North East 1992 11,465 31,209 36.7
Wicklow 1992 13,101 51,891 25.2
Cork South Central 1992 19,337 53,595 36.1
Cork North Central 1992 12,687 44,895 28.3
Mayo West 1992 14,833 29,657 50.0
Dublin South Central 1992 11,894 40,242 29.6

Fianna Fail support in by-elections held during 1990s and 2000s.

FF support TVP % FF
Donegal South West 2010 7,344 34,424 21.3
Dublin Central 2009 3,483 28,412 12.3
Dublin South 2009 9,250 52,036 17.8
Meath 2005 16,117 49,706 32.4
Kildare North 2005 6,201 25,313 24.5
Tipperary South 2001 8,461 31,907 26.5
Tipperary South 2000 6,959 30,576 22.8
Dublin South Central 1999 6,050 20,116 30.1
Cork South Central 1998 12,658 43,007 29.4
Dublin North 1998 10,334 33,046 31.3
Limerick East 1998 10,173 42,703 23.8
Dublin West 1996 6,995 28,410 24.6
Donegal North East 1996 9,872 30,625 32.2
Wicklow 1995 10,060 43,589 23.1
Cork South Central 1994 13,316 42,134 31.6
Cork North Central 1994 9,528 37,348 25.5
Mayo West 1994 10,967 29,123 37.7
Dublin South Central 1994 5,642 26,775 21.1

Level of Fianna Fail support decline between general election and subsequent by-election (also includes decrease in size of total valid poll):

FF decline %FFdecline TVPdecline
Donegal South West 07_10 12,792 29.2 5,429
Dublin Central 07_09 11,915 32.2 6,227
Dublin South 07_09 16,048 23.6 9,168
Meath 02_05 12,669 12.5 14,375
Kildare North 02_05 8,049 18.7 7,667
Tipperary South 97_01 4,685 10.8 3,353
Tipperary South 97_00 6,187 14.5 4,684
Dublin South Central 97_99 7,920 4.4 20,463
Cork South Central 97_98 10,797 13.2 12,032
Dublin North 97_98 5,574 7.4 8,112
Limerick East 97_98 9,568 15.9 6,998
Dublin West 92_96 4,639 6.7 8,742
Donegal North East 92_96 1,593 4.5 584
Wicklow 92_95 3,041 2.2 8,302
Cork South Central 92_94 6,021 4.5 11,461
Cork North Central 92_94 3,159 2.7 7,547
Mayo West 92_94 3,866 12.4 534
Dublin South Central 92_94 6,252 8.5 13,467

Fianna Fail support levels in those constituencies in the general election held immediately afterwards (NB: Meath figures is approximation based on Meath East/Meath West 2007GE tally figures for Co. Meath only):

FF support %FFsupport TVP
Donegal South West 2011 NA
Dublin Central 2011 NA
Dublin South 2011 NA
Meath 2007 35,795 75,451 47.4
Kildare North 2007 17,851 45,191 39.5
Tipperary South 2002 14,121 36,666 38.5
Tipperary South 2002 14,121 36,666 38.5
Dublin South Central 2002 15,106 44,016 34.3
Cork South Central 2002 26,831 55,240 48.6
Dublin North 2002 16,803 43,942 38.2
Limerick East 2002 19,973 50,000 39.9
Dublin West 1997 13,299 40,074 33.2
Donegal North East 1997 14,855 35,529 41.8
Wicklow 1997 15,619 52,296 29.9
Cork South Central 1997 23,455 55,039 42.6
Cork North Central 1997 15,635 44,008 35.5
Mayo West 1997 (est) 13,286 30,929 43.0
Dublin South Central 1997 13,970 40,579 34.4

And finally, the degree to which Fianna Fail supprt increased by in these constituencies in the following general election:

FFincrease %FFinc TVPincrease
Donegal South West 10-11 NA
Dublin Central 09-11 NA
Dublin South 09-11 NA
Meath 05-07 19,678 15.0 25,745
Kildare North 05-07 11,650 15.0 19,878
Tipperary South 01-02 5,660 12.0 4,759
Tipperary South 00-02 7,162 15.8 6,090
Dublin South Central 99-02 9,056 4.2 23,900
Cork South Central 98-02 14,173 19.1 12,233
Dublin North 98-02 6,469 7.0 10,896
Limerick East 98-02 9,800 16.1 7,297
Dublin West 96-97 6,304 8.6 11,664
Donegal North East 96-97 4,983 9.6 4,904
Wicklow 95-97 5,559 6.8 8,707
Cork South Central 94-97 10,139 11.0 12,905
Cork North Central 94-97 6,107 10.0 6,660
Mayo West 94-97 2,319 5.3 1,806
Dublin South Central 94-97 8,328 13.4 13,804
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About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer in Maynooth University Department of Geography.
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