Limerick City (UK Parliament Constituency)
Limerick City was a United Kingdom Parliament constituency, in Ireland. It returned one MP 1801–1832, two MPs 1832–1885 and one thereafter. It was an original constituency represented in Parliament when the Union of Great Britain and Ireland took effect on 1 January 1801. It ceased to be represented in the United Kingdom Parliament in 1922.
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... In 1801–1832 and 1885–1922 the constituency used the first past the post electoral system to fill its one seat ... In 1832–1885 the block vote was used to elect two members and first past the post to return one member at by-elections ...
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“A Parliament is that to the Commonwealth which the soul is to the body.... It behoves us therefore to keep the facility of that soul from distemper.”
—John Pym (15841643)
“Galway is a blackguard place,
To Cork I give my curse,
Tralee is bad enough,
But Limerick is worse.
Which is worst I cannot tell,
Theyre everyone so filthy,
But of the towns which I have seen
Worst luck to Clonakilty.”
—Anonymous. Clonakilty, from Geoffrey Grigsons Faber Book of Epigrams and Epitaphs, Faber & Faber (1977)
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—Anne Sexton (19281974)