Galway North–East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Galway North–East
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1977
Seats 3
County/City council County Galway
County Roscommon

Galway North–East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 for the 1969 general election to Dáil Éireann. It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, with effect from the 1977 general election.

Its boundaries were defined by the 1969 Act as comprising:

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Galway North–East 1969–1977[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[3] John Donnellan
(FG)
Michael F. Kitt
(FF)
Thomas Hussey
(FF)
20th 1973[4]
1975 by-election[5] Michael P. Kitt
(FF)
21st 1977 Constituency abolished

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]

1975 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Michael F. Kitt, a by-election was held on 4 March 1975. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Michael P. Kitt, son of the deceased TD.

1975 by-election: Galway North–East[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael P. Kitt 14,479 52.8 1
Fine Gael Paul Connaughton, Snr 12,532 45.7
Independent Norman Morgan 409 1.5
Electorate: 37,176   Valid: 27,420   Quota: 13,711   Turnout: 73.8%

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Galway North–East[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael John Donnellan 6,636 25.3 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Hussey 5,340 20.4 2
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Kitt 5,523 21.1 3
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea, Jnr 4,336 16.5
Fine Gael Michael Mitchell 2,269 8.7
Fine Gael Michael Ryan 2,113 8.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,217   Quota: 6,555   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Galway North–East[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael John Donnellan 7,097 26.8 1
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Kitt 5,991 22.6 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Hussey 5,571 21.0 3
Fine Gael Patrick Cunningham 2,548 9.6
Fianna Fáil Patrick Moylan 1,858 7.0
Labour Party William Burke 1,748 6.6
Fine Gael Michael Ryan 1,664 6.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,477   Quota: 6,620   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  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 1969: Galway North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1973: Galway North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "By-election 1975: Galway North–East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 

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