Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935

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The Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935 (No. 5/1935) was a law in Ireland which provided for parliamentary constituencies in the 9th Dáil Éireann.[1] The 9th Dáil was elected at the 1937 general election on 1 July 1937 and dissolved on 27 May 1938.

This Act replaced the Electoral Act 1923, which defined the constituencies used for the 4th Dáil (1923–27), 5th Dáil (1927), 6th Dáil (1927–32), 7th Dáil (1932–33) and 8th Dáil (1933–37). It was itself replaced by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, which created a new pattern of constituencies for the 13th Dáil (elected in 1948).

It also reduced the number of seats in the Dáil by 15 from 153 to 138.

Summary of changes[edit]

This list, and those below, summarises the changes in representation. It does not address revisions to the boundaries of constituencies.

Constituency Created Seats Change
Athlone–Longford 1937 3 new constituency
Carlow–Kildare 1937 4 new constituency
Carlow–Kilkenny 1921 5 abolished
Cork Borough 1921 4 loses 1 seat
Cork East 1923 5 abolished
Cork North 1923 4 gains 1 seat
Cork South–East 1937 3 new constituency
Donegal 1921 8 abolished
Donegal East 1937 4 new constituency
Donegal West 1937 3 new constituency
Dublin County 1921 5 loses 3 seats
Dublin North 1923 8 abolished
Dublin North–East 1937 3 new constituency
Dublin North–West 1937 5 new constituency
Dublin Townships 1937 3 new constituency
Galway 1921 9 abolished
Galway East 1937 4 new constituency
Galway West 1937 3 new constituency
Kerry 1923 7 abolished
Kerry North 1937 4 new constituency
Kerry South 1937 3 new constituency
Kildare 1923 3 abolished
Kilkenny 1937 3 new constituency
Leitrim–Sligo 1923 7 abolished
Leitrim 1937 3 new constituency
Longford–Westmeath 1921 5 abolished
Mayo North 1923 3 loses 1 seat
Meath 1923 3 abolished
Meath–Westmeath 1937 5 new constituency
Roscommon 1923 3 loses 1 seat
Sligo 1937 3 new constituency

List of constituencies for the 9th Dáil[edit]

Explanation of columns

  • No.: The number of the constituency (in alphabetical order).
  • Constituency: The name of the constituency. Compass points follow the area name in this list, which is not always the case in the official version of the name.
  • Created: The year of the election when a constituency of the same name was last created.
  • Seats: The number of TDs elected from the constituency under the Act.
  • Change: Change in the number of seats since the last distribution of seats (which took effect in 1923).
No. Constituency Created Seats Change
01 Athlone–Longford 1937 3 plus 3
02 Carlow–Kildare 1937 4 plus 4
03 Cavan 1921 4 none
04 Clare 1921 5 none
05 Cork Borough 1921 4 plus 1
06 Cork North 1923 4 plus 1
07 Cork South–East 1937 3 plus 3
08 Cork West 1923 5 none
09 Donegal East 1937 4 plus 4
10 Donegal West 1937 3 plus 3
11 Dublin County 1921 5 minus 3
12 Dublin North–East 1937 3 plus 3
13 Dublin North–West 1937 5 plus 5
14 Dublin South 1921 7 none
15 Dublin Townships 1937 3 plus 3
16 Galway East 1937 4 plus 4
17 Galway West 1937 3 plus 3
18 Kerry North 1937 4 plus 4
19 Kerry South 1937 3 plus 3
20 Kilkenny 1937 3 plus 3
21 Leitrim 1937 3 plus 3
22 Leix–Offaly 1921 5 none
23 Limerick 1923 7 none
24 Louth 1923 3 none
25 Mayo North 1923 3 minus 1
26 Mayo South 1923 5 none
27 Meath–Westmeath 1937 5 plus 5
28 Monaghan 1921 3 none
29 Roscommon 1923 3 minus 1
30 Sligo 1937 3 plus 3
31 Tipperary 1923 7 none
32 Waterford 1923 4 none
33 Wexford 1921 5 none
34 Wicklow 1923 3 none

Constituencies abolished[edit]

Constituency Created Seats Change
Carlow–Kilkenny 1921 5 minus 5
Cork East 1923 5 minus 5
Donegal 1921 8 minus 8
Dublin North 1923 8 minus 8
Galway 1921 9 minus 9
Kerry 1923 7 minus 7
Kildare 1923 3 minus 3
Leitrim–Sligo 1923 7 minus 7
Longford–Westmeath 1921 5 minus 5
Meath 1923 3 minus 3

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