Cork West (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see West Cork (UK Parliament constituency).
Cork West
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1961
Seats 5 (1923–1948)
3 (1948–1961)
County/City council County Cork

Cork West was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1961. The constituency elected 5 (and later 3) deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

It was created in 1923 as a 5 seat constituency, a partial replacement for the 8 seat Cork Mid, North, South, South East and West constituency. It was first used for the 1923 general election to the 4th Dáil.

It was reduced to a 3 seater for the 1948 general election to the 12th Dáil, and remained at that size until its abolition for the 1961 general election to the 17th Dáil. It was then partially replaced by the new Cork South–West constituency.

Boundaries[edit]

It consisted of the county electoral areas of Bandon, Bantry and Dunmanway in the administrative county of Cork.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cork West 1923–1961[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[3] Seán Buckley
(Rep)
Cornelius Connolly
(CnaG)
Timothy J. Murphy
(Lab)
Timothy O'Donovan
(FP)
John Prior
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[4] Thomas Mullins
(FF)
Timothy Sheehy
(CnaG)
Jasper Wolfe
(Ind)
6th 1927 (Sep)[5]
7th 1932[6] Raphael Keyes
(FF)
Eamonn O'Neill
(CnaG)
8th 1933[7] Tom Hales
(FF)
Timothy O'Donovan
(NCP)
James Burke
(CnaG)
9th 1937[8] Timothy O'Sullivan
(FF)
Daniel O'Leary
(FG)
Timothy O'Donovan
(FG)
Eamonn O'Neill
(FG)
10th 1938[9] Seán Buckley
(FF)
11th 1943[10] Patrick O'Driscoll
(Ind)
12th 1944[11] Eamonn O'Neill
(FG)
13th 1948[12] Seán Collins
(FG)
3 seats
1948–1961
1949 by-election[13] William J. Murphy
(Lab)
14th 1951[14] Michael Murphy
(Lab)
15th 1954[15] Edward Cotter
(FF)
16th 1957[16] Florence Wycherley
(Ind)
17th 1961 Constituency abolished. See Cork South–West

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]

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Cork West[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 5,255 19.9 1
Labour Party Michael Murphy 6,454 24.5 2
Independent Florence Wycherley 4,666 17.7 3
Fine Gael Seán Collins 5,869 22.3
Fianna Fáil Michael Finn 4,125 15.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,353   Quota: 7,589   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Cork West[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Murphy 7,315 25.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 6,270 21.8 2
Fine Gael Seán Collins 4,003 13.9 3
Clann na Talmhan Florence Wycherley 4,238 14.7
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,635 12.6
Fianna Fáil Michael Finn 3,339 11.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,800   Quota: 7,201   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Cork West[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Timothy O'Sullivan 7,571 25.8 1 1
Fine Gael Seán Collins 7,515 25.7 2 1
Labour Party Michael Murphy 6,103 20.8 3
Clann na Talmhan Charles Bryan 4,732 16.2
Fianna Fáil James Moynihan 3,373 11.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,294   Quota: 7,324   Turnout:

1949 by-election[edit]

Following the death of the Labour Party TD Timothy J. Murphy, a by-election was held on 15 June 1949. The seat was won by the Labour Party candidate William J. Murphy.

1949 by-election: Cork West[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William J. Murphy 18,909 63.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Edward Cotter 10,950 36.7
Electorate: 36,609   Valid: 29,859   Quota: 14,930   Turnout: 81.6%

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Cork West[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Timothy O'Sullivan 6,348 21.0 1
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 6,165 20.4 2
Fine Gael Seán Collins 4,643 15.4 3
Clann na Talmhan Charles Bryan 4,750 15.7
Fianna Fáil Patrick Burke 3,439 11.4
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Roycroft 2,135 7.1
Fine Gael Daniel Kingston 1,877 6.2
Clann na Poblachta Liam Dwyer 857 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,214   Quota: 7,554   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Cork West[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 7,764 15.7 1
Clann na Talmhan Patrick O'Driscoll 7,573 15.3 2
Fine Gael Eamonn O'Neill 5,125 10.3 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 7,529 15.2 4
Fianna Fáil Timothy O'Sullivan 7,136 14.4 5
Independent Daniel O'Leary 5,655 11.4
Fine Gael Timothy O'Donovan 3,900 7.9
Labour Party T. J. Harrington 2,092 4.2
Independent Tom Hales 1,444 2.9
Fine Gael Michael Sheehy 1,405 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 49,623   Quota: 8,271   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Cork West[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 9,363 18.1 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Patrick O'Driscoll 7,062 13.7 2
Fianna Fáil Timothy O'Sullivan 7,977 15.5 3
Fine Gael Timothy O'Donovan 4,854 9.4 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 6,632 12.8 5
Fine Gael Daniel O'Leary 4,414 8.6
Fine Gael Eamonn O'Neill 4,378 8.5
Labour Party Denis Lehane 2,315 4.5
Labour Party Patrick Crowley 1,955 3.8
Independent Michael Twomey 1,582 3.1
Fine Gael Denis Cronin 1,104 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,636   Quota: 8,607   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Cork West[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Buckley 10,895 20.1 1 1
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 10,424 19.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Timothy O'Sullivan 10,019 18.5 3 1
Fine Gael Timothy O'Donovan 7,825 14.5 4
Fine Gael Eamonn O'Neill 6,304 11.7 5
Fine Gael Daniel O'Leary 6,504 12.0
Fine Gael Eugene O'Sullivan 2,124 3.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 54,095   Quota: 9,016   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Cork West[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 12,179 22.7 1 1
Fine Gael Timothy O'Donovan 6,846 12.8 2
Fianna Fáil Timothy O'Sullivan 7,538 14.1 3
Fine Gael Eamonn O'Neill 5,108 9.5 4
Fine Gael Daniel O'Leary 5,781 10.8 5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Corkery 5,754 10.7
Fine Gael William Roycroft 4,484 8.4
Fine Gael John O'Sullivan 3,675 6.9
Independent Tom Hales 2,207 4.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,572   Quota: 8,929   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Cork West[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James Burke 9,482 21.3 1 1
National Centre Party Timothy O'Donovan 9,075 20.4 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Eamonn O'Neill 6,067 13.6 3
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 6,458 14.5 4
Fianna Fáil Tom Hales 4,021 9.0 5
Fianna Fáil Raphael Keyes 4,840 10.9
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Galvin 2,708 6.1
Fianna Fáil Eugene McCarthy 1,843 4.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,494   Quota: 7,416   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Cork West[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 7,257 17.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Eamonn O'Neill 5,715 13.9 2
Independent Jasper Wolfe 5,757 14.1 3
Farmers' Party Timothy O'Donovan 5,310 13.0 4
Fianna Fáil Raphael Keyes 5,005 12.2 5
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Galvin 5,060 12.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Timothy Sheehy 4,476 10.9
Fianna Fáil Eugene McCarthy 2,393 5.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,973   Quota: 6,829   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Cork West[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Mullins 4,797 13.2 1
Independent Jasper Wolfe 6,027 16.6 2
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 5,561 15.3 3
Farmers' Party Timothy O'Donovan 5,893 16.3 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Timothy Sheehy 4,771 13.2 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Eamonn O'Neill 4,623 12.8
Fianna Fáil Raphael Keyes 4,585 12.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,257   Quota: 6,043   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Cork West[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 6,679 18.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Mullins 2,925 8.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Timothy Sheehy 3,206 9.0 3
Farmers' Party Timothy O'Donovan 3,708 10.4 4
Independent Jasper Wolfe 4,422 12.4 5
Farmers' Party Joseph MacCarthy 2,693 7.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas O'Donovan 2,404 6.7
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah McCarthy 2,122 5.9
Farmers' Party Jeremiah O'Sullivan 1,801 5.1
Fianna Fáil George Ross 1,739 4.9
Cumann na nGaedheal John Prior 1,685 4.7
Sinn Féin Seán Buckley 1,349 3.8
Independent Cornelius O'Donovan 947 2.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,680   Quota: 5,947   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Cork West[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Cornelius Connolly 4,430 14.9 1 6
Republican Seán Buckley 3,237 10.9 2 10
Farmers' Party Timothy O'Donovan 2,473 8.3 3 10
Cumann na nGaedheal John Prior 3,257 11.0 4 10
Labour Party Timothy J. Murphy 3,517 11.8 5 10
Cumann na nGaedheal Robert Kelly 2,469 8.3
Republican Maurice Donegan 1,741 5.9
Farmers' Party Michael Scully 1,460 4.9
Independent Daniel O'Leary 1,427 4.8
Cumann na nGaedheal Daniel McCarthy 1,347 4.5
Independent Joseph O'Mahony 1,336 4.5
Republican John Lehane 1,240 4.2
Farmers' Party Daniel Minihane 1,074 3.6
Independent William Hales 510 1.7
Independent David Connor 205 0.7
Electorate: 59,500   Valid: 29,723   Quota: 4,954   Turnout: 49.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 15 September 2010. 
  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. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1923: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election September 1927: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1932: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1933: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1937: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1938: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1943: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1944: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1948: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "By-election 1949: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 1951: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 1954: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "General election 1957: Cork West". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 

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