Carlow–Kildare (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Carlow–Kildare
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Carlow–Kildare within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 1948
Seats 4
County/City council County Carlow
County Kildare

Carlow–Kildare was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. The constituency elected 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1937 general election under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935, replacing the old Carlow–Kilkenny and Kildare constituencies.[1]

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, the constituency was abolished, and the Carlow–Kilkenny and Kildare constituencies were re-created for the 1948 general election.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covered all of County Kildare, and most of County Carlow.[1] Carlow–Kildare's boundaries were defined by the 1935 Act as:

"The administrative County of Kildare.
The administrative County of Carlow except the portion thereof which is comprised in the County Constituencies of Wicklow and Wexford."[1]

The Act defines the parts of Carlow in the Wicklow constituency as:

"The District Electoral Divisions of:
Clonmore, Hacketstown, Haroldstown, Kineagh, Rahill, Rathvilly, Tiknock and Williamstown in the administrative County of Carlow."[1]

The parts of Carlow in the Wexford constituency are defined as:

"The District Electoral Divisions of:
Ballyellin, Ballymurphy, Borris, Coonogue, Corries, Glynn, Killedmond, Kyle, Marley, Rathanna, Sliguff and Tinnahinch in the administrative County of Carlow."[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Carlow–Kildare 1937–1948[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[4] William Norton
(Lab)
Sydney Minch
(FG)
Thomas Harris
(FF)
Francis Humphreys
(FF)
10th 1938[5] James Hughes
(FG)
11th 1943[6]
12th 1944[7]
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Carlow–Kilkenny and Kildare

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]

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Carlow–Kildare[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 8,797 26.3 1 1
Fine Gael James Hughes 6,638 19.8 2
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 4,357 13.0 3
Labour Party William Norton 6,142 18.3 4
Labour Party Thomas Hayden 3,096 9.2
Fine Gael Patrick Frayne 2,598 7.8
Fianna Fáil Thomas Mullins 1,875 5.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,503   Quota: 6,701   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Carlow–Kildare[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Norton 8,355 22.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 8,229 22.2 2 1
Fine Gael James Hughes 6,107 16.5 3
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 3,804 10.3 4
Labour Party Thomas Hayden 3,571 9.6
Independent Thomas Lawlor 3,007 8.1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 2,924 7.9
Fianna Fáil Thomas Mullins 1,117 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,114   Quota: 7,423   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Carlow–Kildare[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 7,874 22.0 1 1
Labour Party William Norton 7,467 20.8 2 1
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 5,645 15.8 3
Fine Gael James Hughes 6,104 17.0 4
Fine Gael Sydney Minch 5,749 16.1
Fianna Fáil William Tynan 2,988 8.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,827   Quota: 7,166   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Carlow–Kildare[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Norton 9,427 26.0 1 1
Fine Gael Sydney Minch 5,957 16.5 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 5,163 14.3 3
Fianna Fáil Francis Humphreys 5,515 15.2 4
Fianna Fáil Brigid Darby 4,021 11.1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 3,073 8.5
Fine Gael Paddy Nolan 3,041 8.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,197   Quota: 7,240   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1937: Carlow–Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1938: Carlow–Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1943: Carlow–Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1944: Carlow–Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 13 September 2010. 

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