Kilkenny (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Kilkenny
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 1948
Seats 3
County/City council County Kilkenny

Kilkenny was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. 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[edit]

The constituency was created for the 1937 general election,[1] when the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 split the old Carlow–Kilkenny constituency, with County Carlow being represented from 1937 through the new Carlow–Kildare constituency.

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, the Kilkenny constituency was abolished, and Carlow–Kilkenny was restored for the 1948 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

Some Dáil Éireann constituencies cross county boundaries in order to ensure a reasonably consistent ratio of electors to TDs. However, the 1937 Act defines the boundaries of the Kilkenny constituency as being simply "the administrative County of Kilkenny".[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Kilkenny 1937–1948[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[3] Denis Gorey
(FG)
Thomas Derrig
(FF)
James Pattison
(Lab)
10th 1938[4]
11th 1943[5] Philip Mahony
(CnaT)
12th 1944[6] Eamonn Coogan
(FG)
James Pattison
(NLP)
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Carlow–Kilkenny

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]

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Kilkenny[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 7,679 26.7 1 1
Fine Gael Eamonn Coogan 6,071 21.1 2
National Labour Party James Pattison 6,239 21.7 3
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 5,667 19.7
Clann na Talmhan Philip Mahony 3,157 11.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,813   Quota: 7,204   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Kilkenny[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party James Pattison 6,417 20.6 1
Clann na Talmhan Philip Mahony 5,420 17.4 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 6,852 22.0 3
Fianna Fáil Thomas Walsh 4,910 15.7
Fine Gael Richard Gorey 2,511 8.0
Fine Gael Thomas de Loughry 2,337 7.5
Labour Party Nicholas Boran 1,699 5.4
Fine Gael William Mullins 1,071 3.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,217   Quota: 7,805   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Kilkenny[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 11,327 34.0 1 1
Fine Gael Denis Gorey 9,125 27.4 1 2
Labour Party James Pattison 6,720 20.2 3 4
Fianna Fáil Joseph Rice 4,419 13.3
Fine Gael Simon Walton 1,708 5.1
Electorate: 40,537   Valid: 33,299   Quota: 8,325   Turnout: 82.1%

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Kilkenny[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Denis Gorey 5,132 15.7 1
Labour Party James Pattison 7,616 23.3 2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Derrig 7,494 22.9 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Gibbons 6,054 18.5
Fine Gael Desmond FitzGerald 4,820 14.7
Fine Gael Richard Holohan 1,628 5.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,744   Quota: 8,187   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 9 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 1937: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1938: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1943: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1944: Kilkenny". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 

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