Cavan (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Cavan
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1977
Seats 3 (1921–1923)
4 (1923–1961)
3 (1961–1977)
County/City council County Cavan

Cavan was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1977. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

From 1921 to 1923, Cavan elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). This was increased to 4 with effect from the 1923 general election, and reduced to 3 with effect from the 1961 general election to 1977.

At the 1977 general election, the Cavan constituency was combined with Monaghan to form the new 5 seat Cavan–Monaghan constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency consisted of the entire administrative county of Cavan.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cavan 1921–1977[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[3] Arthur Griffith
(SF)
Paul Galligan
(SF)
Seán Milroy
(SF)
3 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[4] Arthur Griffith
(Pro-Treaty)
Walter L. Cole
(Pro-Treaty)
Seán Milroy
(Pro-Treaty)
4th 1923[5] Paddy Smith
(Rep)
John James Cole
(Ind)
Seán Milroy
(CnaG)
Patrick Baxter
(FP)
1925 by-election[6] John Joe O'Reilly
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Paddy Smith
(FF)
John O'Hanlon
(Ind)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] John James Cole
(Ind)
7th 1932[9] Michael Sheridan
(FF)
8th 1933[10] Patrick McGovern
(NCP)
9th 1937[11] Patrick McGovern
(FG)
John James Cole
(Ind)
10th 1938[12]
11th 1943[13] Patrick O'Reilly
(CnaT)
12th 1944[14] Tom O'Reilly
(Ind)
13th 1948[15] John Tully
(CnaP)
Patrick O'Reilly
(Ind)
14th 1951[16] Patrick O'Reilly
(FG)
15th 1954[17]
16th 1957[18]
17th 1961[19] Séamus Dolan
(FF)
3 seats
1961–1977
18th 1965[20] Tom Fitzpatrick
(FG)
John Tully
(CnaP)
19th 1969[21] Patrick O'Reilly
(FG)
20th 1973[22] John Wilson
(FF)
21st 1977 Constituency abolished. See Cavan–Monaghan

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]

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Cavan[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tom Fitzpatrick 7,276 28.1 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 5,979 23.1 2
Fianna Fáil John Wilson 3,846 14.9 3
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 3,459 13.4
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 3,231 12.5
Aontacht Éireann James Kelly 2,068 8.0
Electorate: 37,299   Valid: 28,687   Quota: 7,172   Turnout: 76.9%

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Cavan[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tom Fitzpatrick 7,092 23.8 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 6,380 21.4 2
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 3,548 11.9 3
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 3,563 11.9
Independent John Tully 3,123 10.5
Fianna Fáil Richard Black 2,212 7.4
Fine Gael Thomas Anderson 2,194 7.4
Labour Party James Caffrey 1,255 4.2
Labour Party Thomas O'Connor 495 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,862   Quota: 7,466   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Cavan[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 6,758 24.7 1
Fine Gael Tom Fitzpatrick 5,408 19.7 2
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 4,476 16.3 3
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 5,145 18.8
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,643 16.9
Labour Party John O'Rourke 981 3.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,411   Quota: 6,853   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Cavan[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,032 32.5 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 5,431 19.5 2
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 4,658 16.7 3
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 4,683 16.8
Sinn Féin Patrick Duffy 2,153 7.7
Fine Gael John McGovern 1,862 6.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,819   Quota: 6,955   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Cavan[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 7,309 23.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 2,610 8.5 2
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,704 15.4 3
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 4,327 14.2 4
Independent John James Cole 4,161 13.6
Sinn Féin Pádraig Ó Dubhthaigh 3,308 10.8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 2,626 8.6
Fine Gael John McGovern 1,533 5.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,578   Quota: 6,116   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Cavan[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 7,570 22.8 1 1
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 5,898 17.8 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 2,759 8.3 3
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,280 12.9 4
Independent John James Cole 4,704 14.2
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 3,597 10.8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 2,773 8.4
Fine Gael John McGovern 1,596 4.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,177   Quota: 6,636   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Cavan[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 8,172 23.9 1 1
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 6,413 18.7 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 3,564 10.4 3
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,911 14.3 4
Independent John James Cole 4,981 14.5
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 3,438 10.0
Fianna Fáil Gerald Lovett 2,287 6.7
Independent Eric O'Gowan 495 1.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,261   Quota: 6,853   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Cavan[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 11,168 32.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 3,221 9.3 2
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 5,139 14.8 3
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 2,970 8.6 4
Independent John James Cole 4,982 14.4
Clann na Poblachta Peter Donohoe 2,253 6.5
Fine Gael Tom O'Reilly 2,081 6.0
Fianna Fáil Francis Dolphin 1,794 5.2
Labour Party Edward Thornton 1,119 3.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,727   Quota: 6,946   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Cavan[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 10,609 31.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 4,286 12.8 2
Clann na Talmhan Patrick O'Reilly 5,794 17.3 3
Independent Tom O'Reilly 5,000 15.0 4
Independent John James Cole 5,634 16.9
Fianna Fáil Bernard Fay 2,095 6.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,418   Quota: 6,684   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Cavan[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,279 25.9 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Patrick O'Reilly 5,397 15.0 2
Independent John James Cole 5,307 14.8 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 3,023 8.4 4
Independent James Keogan 1,968 5.5
Fine Gael Patrick McGovern 1,962 5.5
Independent Hugh O'Donoghue 1,671 4.7
Fianna Fáil James O'Reilly 1,664 4.6
Labour Party Michael Keating 1,570 4.4
Fine Gael Patrick Farrell 1,550 4.3
Fine Gael Patrick Baxter 1,504 4.2
Labour Party Michael Magee 988 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,883   Quota: 7,177   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Cavan[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,129 25.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 8,049 22.5 2 1
Fine Gael Patrick McGovern 6,261 17.5 3
Independent John James Cole 6,375 17.8 4
Labour Party Michael Keating 3,096 8.6
Fine Gael John McGorry 2,941 8.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,851   Quota: 7,171   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Cavan[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 8,446 23.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 3,943 10.8 2
Fine Gael Patrick McGovern 5,868 16.0 3
Independent John James Cole 6,458 17.6 4
Fine Gael John Joe O'Reilly 4,530 12.4
Fianna Fáil Bernard Fay 3,439 9.4
Independent Patrick Farrell 2,009 5.5
Independent James Smith 1,946 5.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,639   Quota: 7,328   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Cavan[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,446 24.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 8,740 22.7 2 1
National Centre Party Patrick McGovern 4,103 10.7 3
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 4,966 12.9 4
Independent John James Cole 6,675 17.3
National Centre Party John O'Hanlon 4,560 11.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,490   Quota: 7,699   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Cavan[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 8,183 22.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 7,154 19.6 2
Independent John O'Hanlon 7,281 20.0 3
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 5,023 13.8 4
Independent John James Cole 6,083 16.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Baxter 2,697 7.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,421   Quota: 7,285   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Cavan[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent John O'Hanlon 6,154 17.7 1
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 6,652 19.1 2
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 6,496 18.7 3
Independent John James Cole 6,136 17.6 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 4,862 14.0
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 4,484 12.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,784   Quota: 6,957   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Cavan[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent John O'Hanlon 11,152 32.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 5,690 16.7 2
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 5,396 15.8 3
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 3,313 9.7 4
Independent John James Cole 5,158 15.1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 2,830 8.3
Independent Seán Milroy 614 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,153   Quota: 6,831   Turnout:

1925 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Seán Milroy, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate John Joe O'Reilly.

1925 by-election: Cavan[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 12,560 38.5 1 2
Farmers' Party John O'Hanlon 10,280 31.5
Republican Philip Baxter 9,774 30.0
Electorate: 54,419   Valid: 32,614   Quota: 16,308   Turnout: 59.9%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Cavan[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 6,264 18.8 1 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Milroy 5,109 15.4 2 6
Republican Paddy Smith 6,112 18.4 3 7
Independent John James Cole 5,476 16.5 4 7
Labour Party Patsy Sheridan 3,749 11.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Walter L. Cole 2,448 7.4
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas McKenna 2,010 6.0
Independent Patrick McQuaid 810 2.4
Farmers' Party Henry O'Reilly 728 2.2
Farmers' Party Patrick Farrelly 559 1.7
Electorate: 55,104   Valid: 33,265   Quota: 6,654   Turnout: 60.4%

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Cavan[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Arthur Griffith 13,101 54.4 1 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Walter L. Cole 4,807 19.9 2 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Seán Milroy 565 2.3 3 3
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 5,620 23.3
Electorate: 44,022   Valid: 24,093   Quota: 6,024   Turnout: 54.7%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Cavan[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Paul Galligan Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Seán Milroy Unopposed N/A 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
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