Kildare (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1801–1885 constituency, see Kildare (UK Parliament constituency).
Kildare
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1937
Seats 3
County/City council County Kildare
Kildare
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1948
Abolished 1997
Seats 3 (1948–1961)
4 (1961–1969)
3 (1969–1981)
5 (1981–1997)
County/City council County Kildare

Kildare was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1937 and from 1948 to 1997. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

Covering all or part of County Kildare, the constituency existed for two distinct periods: from 1923 to 1937, and from 1948 to 1997. From 1923–1937 Kildare elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs),[1] until it was absorbed into a new Carlow–Kildare constituency in 1937. After its re-establishment in 1948 it initially elected 3 TDs.[2] This was increased to 4 seats in 1961, reduced again to 3 in 1969, and increased to 5 from 1981 until its abolition in 1997. Its boundaries were significantly revised on several occasions.

The constituency was abolished for the 1997 general election, when it was replaced by two new constituencies: Kildare North and Kildare South.

TDs[edit]

TDs 1923–1937[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kildare 1923–1937[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[4] Hugh Colohan
(Lab)
John Conlan
(FP)
George Wolfe
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[5] Domhnall Ua Buachalla
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[6]
1931 by-election[7] Thomas Harris
(FF)
7th 1932[8] William Norton
(Lab)
Sydney Minch
(CnaG)
8th 1933[9]
9th 1937 Constituency abolished. See Carlow–Kildare

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.

TDs 1948–1997[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kildare 1948–1997[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[10] Thomas Harris
(FF)
William Norton
(Lab)
Gerard Sweetman
(FG)
3 seats
until 1961
14th 1951[11]
15th 1954[12]
16th 1957[13] Patrick Dooley
(FF)
17th 1961[14] Brendan Crinion
(FF)
4 seats
1961–1969
1964 by-election[15] Terence Boylan
(FF)
18th 1965[16] Patrick Norton
(Lab)
19th 1969[17] Paddy Power
(FF)
3 seats
1969–1981
1970 by-election[18] Patrick Malone
(FG)
20th 1973[19] Joseph Bermingham
(Lab)
21st 1977[20] Charlie McCreevy
(FF)
22nd 1981[21] Bernard Durkan
(FG)
Alan Dukes
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[22] Gerry Brady
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[23] Bernard Durkan
(FG)
25th 1987[24] Emmet Stagg
(Lab)
26th 1989[25] Seán Power
(FF)
27th 1992[26]
28th 1997 Constituency abolished. See Kildare North and Kildare South

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]

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Kildare[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 10,656 21.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 10,208 20.3 2 1
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 6,705 13.3 3 11
Fianna Fáil Seán Power 3,809 7.6 4 11
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 4,604 9.1 5 12
Labour Party Jack Wall 2,859 5.7
Progressive Democrats John Dardis 3,529 7.0
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 2,858 5.7
Democratic Left Catherine Murphy 1,613 3.2
Green Party Seán English 1,064 2.1
Independent Nick Hegarty 853 1.7
Independent Patsy Lawlor 745 1.5
Sinn Féin Paddy Wright 719 1.4
Independent Liz Garrett 177 0.4
Electorate: 78,069   Valid: 50,399   Spoilt: 746 (1.5%)   Quota: 8,400   Turnout: 51,145 (65.5%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Kildare[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 9,182 18.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 8,977 17.6 2 1
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 8,767 17.2 3 1
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 6,676 13.1 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Power 5,918 11.6 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 3,603 7.1
Independent Carol Tiernan 2,690 5.3
Progressive Democrats Timmy Conway 2,126 4.2
Workers' Party Catherine Murphy 1,520 3.0
Green Party Seán English 1,462 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,921   Quota: 8,487   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Kildare[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 7,567 14.1 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 7,649 14.2 2
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 7,453 13.9 3
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 6,671 12.4 4
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 6,292 11.7 5
Fianna Fáil Gerry Brady 6,297 11.7
Progressive Democrats Eoin McBennett 3,407 6.3
Progressive Democrats Frank Masterson 2,913 5.4
Fianna Fáil Seán Ó Fearghaíl 2,675 5.0
Sinn Féin Patrick Wright 1,420 2.6
Workers' Party Colm Purcell 1,238 2.3
Independent Frederick Leavy 123 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,705   Quota: 8,951   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Kildare[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 9,594 19.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 8,589 17.8 2 1
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 8,057 16.7 3
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 7,969 16.5 4
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 7,366 15.2 5
Fianna Fáil Gerry Brady 4,637 9.6
Fianna Fáil Paddy Aspell 1,929 4.0
Independent Seán Thompson 149 0.3
Independent Michael McManus 69 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,359   Quota: 8,060   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Kildare[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 11,497 24.7 1 1
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 8,881 19.1 2 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 6,145 13.2 3
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 7,491 16.1 4
Fianna Fáil Gerry Brady 5,063 10.9 5
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 4,245 9.1
Fine Gael Patrick Lawlor 1,768 3.8
Fianna Fáil Leonore O'Rourke Glynn 1,374 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,464   Quota: 7,745   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Kildare[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 9,768 20.8 1
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 7,053 15.0 2
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 5,803 12.3 3
Fine Gael Bernard Durkan 5,612 11.9 4
Fine Gael Alan Dukes 4,762 10.1 5
Fine Gael Patrick Lawlor 4,469 9.5
Fianna Fáil Gerry Brady 3,584 7.6
Labour Party Emmet Stagg 2,832 6.0
Fianna Fáil Martin Miley 2,479 5.3
Independent Evelyn Bracken 698 1.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,060   Quota: 7,844   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Kildare[20]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 35.1 11,621        
Fianna Fáil Charlie McCreevy 14.0 4,624 5,841 5,854 5,930 10,413
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 21.4 7,070 7,289 7,445 7,951 8,268
Fine Gael Patrick Malone 11.7 3,858 3,927 4,198 5,742 5,833
Fianna Fáil Martin Miley 9.7 3,223 5,007 5,038 5,102  
Fine Gael Patrick Hyland 5.1 1,696 1,730 2,267    
Fine Gael Philip Hennessy 3.1 1,025 1,043      
Electorate: 44,088   Valid: 33,117   Spoilt: 268 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,280   Turnout: 33,385 (75.7%)[27]

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Kildare[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 8,894 29.3 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Malone 6,581 21.7 2
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 6,791 22.4 3
Fianna Fáil Terence Boylan 4,898 16.2
Fine Gael James McEvoy 1,716 5.7
Fianna Fáil Patrick Dooley 1,441 4.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,321   Quota: 7,581   Turnout:

1970 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Gerard Sweetman, a by-election was held on 14 April 1970. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Patrick Malone.

1970 by-election: Kildare[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Patrick Malone 9,335 35.9 1 2
Fianna Fáil Eamon Kane 10,754 41.3
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 5,923 22.8
Electorate: 36,284   Valid: 26,012   Quota: 13,007   Turnout: 71.7%

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Kildare[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Terence Boylan 6,903 24.9 1 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 6,323 22.8 2
Fianna Fáil Paddy Power 3,327 12.0 3
Labour Party Joseph Bermingham 2,711 9.8
Fianna Fáil Patrick Norton 1,806 6.5
Labour Party Michael Brady 1,732 6.3
Fine Gael Michael McWey 1,709 6.2
Fine Gael Anne Moore 1,694 6.1
Independent Michael St Leger 1,496 5.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,701   Quota: 6,926   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Kildare[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brendan Crinion 7,129 21.0 1 1
Labour Party Patrick Norton 7,087 20.9 2 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 6,797 20.0 3 1
Fianna Fáil Terence Boylan 5,156 15.2 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Dooley 4,269 12.6
Fine Gael Matthew O'Connor 1,915 5.7
Fine Gael Charles Chambers 1,559 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,912   Quota: 6,783   Turnout:

1964 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD William Norton, a by-election was held on 19 February 1964. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Terence Boylan.

1964 by-election: Kildare[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Terence Boylan 13,905 43.5 1
Fine Gael Patrick Malone 9,825 30.8
Labour Party Patrick Norton 8,214 25.7
Electorate: 43,779   Valid: 31,944   Quota: 15,973   Turnout: 73.0%

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Kildare[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Norton 8,015 25.4 1 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 7,035 22.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Dooley 5,865 18.6 3
Fianna Fáil Brendan Crinion 3,908 12.4 4
Fianna Fáil Terence Groome 3,033 9.6
Fine Gael John Keegan 1,913 6.1
Fine Gael Charles Chambers 1,827 5.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,596   Quota: 6,320   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Kildare[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Norton 7,038 26.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Dooley 6,860 25.8 2 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 6,339 23.9 3
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 6,311 23.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,548   Quota: 6,638   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Kildare[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Norton 8,501 30.42 1 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 8,030 28.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 6,620 23.7 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Dooley 4,791 17.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,942   Quota: 6,986   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Kildare[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 8,348 30.4 1 1
Labour Party William Norton 8,279 30.1 2 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 6,759 24.6 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Nolan 3,987 14.5
Independent Peter Keane 120 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,493   Quota: 6,874   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Kildare[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 7,792 29.6 1 1
Labour Party William Norton 6,939 26.3 2 1
Fine Gael Gerard Sweetman 5,022 19.1 3
Clann na Poblachta Daniel Boland 2,821 10.7
Fianna Fáil Michael Nolan 2,452 9.3
Clann na Poblachta Paudge Brennan 779 3.0
Fine Gael Michael Cunningham 548 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,353   Quota: 6,589   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Kildare[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 7,799 29.5 1 1
Labour Party William Norton 5,292 20.0 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Sydney Minch 6,304 23.8 3
National Centre Party B. F. Barton 4,408 16.7
Fianna Fáil Brigid Darby 2,636 10.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,439   Quota: 6,610   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Kildare[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 6,510 26.9 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Sydney Minch 4,653 19.2 2
Labour Party William Norton 5,496 22.7 3
Fianna Fáil Domhnall Ua Buachalla 3,802 15.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Fitzsimons 3,735 15.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,196   Quota: 6,050   Turnout:

1931 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD Hugh Colohan, a by-election was held on 1 July 1931. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Thomas Harris.

1931 by-election: Kildare[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Harris 10,041 40.0 1 2
Cumann na nGaedheal John Curton 8,374 33.4
Labour Party William Norton 6,669 26.6
Electorate: 38,815   Valid: 25,084   Quota: 12,543   Turnout: 64.6%

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Kildare[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal George Wolfe 6,497 29.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Domhnall Ua Buachalla 6,250 28.5 2 1
Labour Party Hugh Colohan 3,251 14.8 3
Farmers' Party John Conlan 3,284 15.0
Fianna Fáil Thomas Murphy 1,693 7.7
Labour Party Michael Smyth 983 4.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 21,958   Quota: 5,490   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Kildare[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Domhnall Ua Buachalla 4,127 18.6 1
Labour Party Hugh Colohan 4,112 18.6 2
Cumann na nGaedheal George Wolfe 2,438 11.0 3
Farmers' Party John Conlan 2,310 10.4
Labour Party Michael Smyth 1,865 8.4
Cumann na nGaedheal James Bergin 1,559 7.0
Independent Rupert Trench 1,415 6.4
Sinn Féin Art O'Connor 1,133 5.1
Independent John Bergin 1,129 5.1
Fianna Fáil James Cregan 1,098 4.9
Independent George Henderson 979 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 22,165   Quota: 5,542   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Kildare[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Hugh Colohan 4,300 23.0 1
Farmers' Party John Conlan 3,650 19.5 2
Cumann na nGaedheal George Wolfe 2,186 11.7 3
Republican Art O'Connor 2,276 12.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas Lawler 1,920 10.3
Labour Party Michael Smyth 1,712 9.2
Republican Domhnall Ua Buachalla 1,492 8.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Simon Malone 950 5.1
Republican Thomas Harris 206 1.1
Electorate: 35,612   Valid: 18,692   Quota: 4,674   Turnout: 52.5%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1923: Eighth Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
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  14. ^ a b "General election 1961: Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "By-election 1964: Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
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  17. ^ a b "General election 1969: Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "By-election 1970: Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
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  21. ^ a b "General election 1981: Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
  22. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Kildare". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 September 2010. 
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  27. ^ The Irish Times, 20 June 1977, p7–10

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