Electoral Act 1923

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The Electoral Act, 1923 (No. 12/1923) was a law in Ireland which provided for parliamentary constituencies in the 4th Dáil Éireann.[1] The 4th Dáil was elected at the 1923 general election on 27 August 1923.

This Act replaced the Government of Ireland Act 1920, which defined the constituencies used for the 2nd Dáil (1921–22) and 3rd Dáil (1922–23). It was itself replaced by the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935, which created a new pattern of constituencies for the 9th Dáil (elected in 1937).

It also increased the number of seats in the Dáil by 25 from 128 to 153.

List of constituencies[edit]

Name[2] Seats Contents or boundaries Type
Carlow–Kilkenny 5 The administrative counties of Carlow and Kilkenny County
Cavan 4 The administrative county of Cavan County
Clare 5 Administrative county of Clare County
Cork Borough 5 County borough of Cork and the county electoral area of Ballincollig Borough
Cork East 5 County electoral areas of Mallow and Cobh in the administrative county of Cork County
Cork North 3 County electoral areas of Kanturk and Macroom in the administrative county of Cork County
Cork West 5 County electoral areas of Bandon, Bantry and Dunmanway in the administrative county of Cork County
Donegal 8 Administrative county of Donegal County
Dublin County 8 Administrative county of Dublin County
Dublin North 8 Borough electoral areas of Dublin No. 1, No. 2, No. 4, No. 6 and No. 8 in the County borough of Dublin Borough
Dublin South 7 Borough electoral areas of Dublin No. 3, No. 5, No. 7, No. 9 and No. 10 in the County borough of Dublin Borough
Dublin University 3 N/A University
Galway 9 Administrative county of Galway County
Kerry 7 Administrative county of Kerry County
Kildare 3 Administrative county of Kildare County
Leitrim–Sligo 7 The administrative counties of Leitrim and Sligo County
Leix–Offaly 5 Administrative counties of Leix and Offaly County
Limerick 7 Administrative county of Limerick and the county borough of Limerick County
Longford–Westmeath 5 Administrative counties of Longford and Westmeath County
Louth 3 Administrative county of Louth County
Mayo North 4 County electoral areas of Ballina, Killala and Swinford in the administrative county of Mayo County
Mayo South 5 County electoral areas of Castlebar, Claremorris and Westport in the administrative county of Mayo County
Meath 3 Administrative county of Meath County
Monaghan 3 Administrative county of Monaghan County
National University of Ireland 3 N/A University
Roscommon 4 Administrative county of Roscommon County
Tipperary 7 Administrative counties of Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding County
Waterford 4 Administrative county of Waterford and the county borough of Waterford County
Wexford 5 Administrative county of Wexford County
Wicklow 3 Administrative county of Wicklow County

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Act, 1923". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Electoral Act, 1923 (Eighth Schedule)". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 11 April 2012. 

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