Laois–Offaly (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Laois–Offaly
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Laois–Offaly within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1921
Seats 4 (1921–1923)
5 (1923–)
TDs
County/City council County Laois
County Offaly
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Laois–Offaly (formerly King's County–Queen's County,[1] Leix–Offaly and Laoighis–Offaly) is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

Laois–Offaly is the oldest two-county constituency in Ireland, having been created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, and first used for the 1921 general election to the Second Dáil. It has been used at every subsequent general election.

It spans the entire area of County Laois[2] and most of County Offaly,[3] and includes the towns of Abbeyleix, Birr, Edenderry, Mountrath, Portarlington, Portlaoise and Tullamore. A small part of County Offaly is in the Tipperary North constituency.[4]

Years Name TDs Boundaries Law Notes
1921–1923 Leix–Offaly The full territory of both counties Government of Ireland Act 1920 Constituency created. The two counties were combined in a single four-member constituency for the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. The Sinn Féin candidates elected unopposed preferred to sit in the Second Dáil (1921–22). In the Dáil the Irish form of the constituency name was Co. Laoighise agus Co. Ó bhFáilghe. Leix and Offaly seem to be the versions used in English. The four-seat constituency was also used for the Third Dáil (1922–23). In the Irish Free State the official name in English of the constituency was undoubtedly Leix–Offaly (see the list of constituencies mentioned in the motion passed by the Second Dáil on 20 May 1922 and the Electoral Act 1923).
1923–1961 Leix–Offaly No change in boundaries Electoral Act 1923 The constituency was granted a fifth seat.[5]
1961–2007 Laoighis–Offaly No change in boundaries Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961 The constituency was renamed Laoighis–Offaly, but was otherwise unchanged.[6]
2007–2011 Laois–Offaly No change in boundaries Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005 The constituency was renamed Laois–Offaly, but was otherwise unchanged.[7]
2011– Laois–Offaly All of County Laois, and all of County Offaly except those areas included in Tipperary North Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 In County Offaly, the electoral divisions of: Aghacon, Barna, Cangort, Cullenwaine, Dunkerrin, Ettagh, Gorteen, Mountheaton, Shinrone, Templeharry, in the former Rural District of Roscrea No. 2, are in the Tipperary North constituency.[4]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Laois–Offaly 1921–[8]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[9] Francis Bulfin
(SF)
Joseph Lynch
(SF)
Patrick McCartan
(SF)
Kevin O'Higgins
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[10] Francis Bulfin
(Pro-Treaty)
William Davin
(Lab)
Patrick McCartan
(Pro-Treaty)
Kevin O'Higgins
(Pro-Treaty)
4th 1923[11] Francis Bulfin
(CnaG)
Patrick Egan
(CnaG)
Seán McGuinness
(Rep)
Laurence Brady
(Rep)
1926 by-election[12] James Dwyer
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[13] John Gill
(Lab)
Thomas Tynan
(FF)
Patrick Boland
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[14] William Aird
(CnaG)
Patrick Gorry
(FF)
7th 1932[15] Thomas F. O'Higgins
(CnaG)
Eugene O'Brien
(CnaG)
8th 1933[16] Eamon Donnelly
(FF)
Jack Finlay
(NCP)
9th 1937[17] Thomas F. O'Higgins
(FG)
Patrick Gorry
(FF)
Jack Finlay
(FG)
10th 1938[18] Daniel Hogan
(FF)
11th 1943[19] Oliver J. Flanagan
(Ind)
12th 1944[20]
13th 1948[21] Tom O'Higgins, Jnr
(FG)
14th 1951[22] Peadar Maher
(FF)
15th 1954[23] Oliver J. Flanagan
(FG)
Nicholas Egan
(FF)
1956 by-election[24] Kieran Egan
(FF)
16th 1957[25]
17th 1961[26] Patrick Lalor
(FF)
18th 1965[27] Henry Byrne
(Lab)
19th 1969[28] Tom Enright
(FG)
Bernard Cowen
(FF)
Ger Connolly
(FF)
20th 1973[29] Charles McDonald
(FG)
21st 1977[30] Bernard Cowen
(FF)
22nd 1981[31] Liam Hyland
(FF)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[32]
24th 1982 (Nov)[33]
1984 by-election[34] Brian Cowen
(FF)
25th 1987[35] Charles Flanagan
(FG)
26th 1989[36]
27th 1992[37] Pat Gallagher
(Lab)
28th 1997[38] Tom Enright
(FG)
John Moloney
(FF)
Seán Fleming
(FF)
29th 2002[39] Olwyn Enright
(FG)
Tom Parlon
(PD)
30th 2007[40] Charles Flanagan
(FG)
31st 2011[41] Marcella Corcoran Kennedy
(FG)
Barry Cowen
(FF)
Brian Stanley
(SF)

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]

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Laois–Offaly[41]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 14.1 10,443 10,432 10,448 10,461 10,491 10,660 11,007 13,515          
Fine Gael Marcella Corcoran Kennedy 7.8 5,817 5,838 5,871 5,919 5,978 6,163 6,289 6,595 6,989 8,291 11,837 12,106 13,128
Fianna Fáil Barry Cowen 11.1 8,257 8,281 8,285 8,302 8,332 8,497 8,636 8,647 8,651 9,414 9,656 10,654 11,860
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 10.8 8,032 8,042 8,058 8,079 8,132 8,593 8,919 9,112 9,170 9,793 10,062 10,707 11,775
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 8.1 6,024 6,026 6,036 6,043 6,050 6,101 6,206 6,569 6,685 6,838 6,967 10,193 10,851
Labour Party John Whelan 7.8 5,802 5,805 5,890 5,912 5,951 6,255 6,489 6,764 6,865 7,288 7,814 8,208 9,026
Independent John Foley 6.0 4,465 4,469 4,478 4,500 4,524 4,930 5,490 5,506 5,513 6,330 7,231 7,521  
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 7.5 5,579 5,588 5,597 5,607 5,616 5,670 5,989 6,093 6,116 6,293 6,399    
Fine Gael Liam Quinn 6.0 4,482 4,486 4,499 4,516 4,526 4,619 4,784 5,348 5,797 6,275      
Independent John Leahy 6.6 4,882 4,889 4,908 4,960 5,032 5,259 5,438 5,449 5,452        
Fine Gael John Moran 5.8 4,306 4,307 4,318 4,326 4,328 4,373 4,437            
Independent Eddie Fitzpatrick 3.4 2,544 2,553 2,565 2,586 2,619 2,776              
Independent Rotimi Adebari 0.8 628 634 662 675 691                
Independent John Bracken 0.8 625 656 665 674 695                
Socialist Party Ray Fitzpatrick[42] 0.8 561 562 584 594 604                
Independent Fergus McDonnell 0.7 525 526 527 533 542                
Independent Liam Dumpleton 0.5 382 393 399 436                  
Independent James Fanning 0.5 335 343 352                    
Green Party Christopher Fettes 0.4 306 308                      
Independent John Boland 0.2 119                        
Independent Michael Cox 0.1 60                        
Electorate: 106,312   Valid: 74,234   Spoilt: 979 (1.3%)   Quota: 12,373   Turnout: 75,213 (70.7%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Laois–Offaly[40]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 26.7 19,102                    
Fine Gael Olwyn Enright 11.6 8,297 9,091 9,195 9,354 9,673 10,038 11,808 12,544      
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 11.3 8,064 10,089 10,131 10,200 10,313 10,437 10,561 11,231 12,533    
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 12.7 9,067 9,210 9,259 9,326 9,380 9,834 10,215 10,965 12,108    
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 10.1 7,242 8,010 8,042 8,075 8,116 8,235 8,298 8,967 9,895 10,008 10,277
Fianna Fáil John Foley 8.3 5,899 7,924 7,958 7,990 8,114 8,141 8,310 8,619 9,480 9,618 9,966
Progressive Democrats Tom Parlon 5.9 4,233 4,829 4,867 4,933 5,020 5,093 5,249 5,514      
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 5.1 3,656 3,802 3,862 3,975 4,120 4,373 4,477        
Fine Gael Molly Buckley 3.1 2,196 2,533 2,595 2,672 2,873 2,995          
Labour Party Jim O'Brien 1.8 1,278 1,310 1,530 1,711 1,746            
Independent John Bracken 1.3 934 1,144 1,204 1,252              
Green Party Máire McKay 1.1 812 861 902                
Labour Party David Whelan 0.6 425 475                  
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.2 156 161                  
Independent Joseph McCormack 0.1 85 88                  
Independent Noel O'Gara 0.1 45 48                  
Electorate: 103,673   Valid: 71,491   Spoilt: 662 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,916   Turnout: 72,153 (69.6%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[39]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 19.8 12,529          
Progressive Democrats Tom Parlon 14.4 9,088 9,358 9,531 9,689 10,572  
Fine Gael Olwyn Enright 12.7 8,053 8,255 8,403 8,897 10,205 11,005
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 12.8 8,093 8,260 8,343 8,384 8,848 10,972
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 11.2 7,091 7,530 7,642 7,728 8,361 10,453
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 10.3 6,500 6,530 6,646 6,865 7,384 7,606
Fianna Fáil Ger Killally 7.5 4,719 5,387 5,437 5,530 6,062  
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 4.1 2,600 2,639 2,820 3,017    
Ind. Health Alliance Molly Buckley 2.7 1,695 1,783 1,966 2,356    
Labour Party John Dwyer 2.5 1,600 1,675 1,809      
Green Party Christopher Fettes 0.8 520 529        
Independent Joe McCormack 0.6 351 353        
Independent John Kelly 0.4 236 237        
Christian Solidarity Michael Redmond 0.2 142 144        
Electorate: 95,373   Valid: 63,217   Spoilt: 671 (1.1%)   Quota: 10,537   Turnout: 63,888 (67.0%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[38]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 10,865 18.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 8,271 14.2 2 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 5,481 9.4 3 5
Fine Gael Tom Enright 8,375 14.4 4 5
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 8,104 13.9 5 5
Labour Party Pat Gallagher 6,741 11.6
Fianna Fáil Ger Killally 4,328 7.5
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 3,778 6.5
National Party Peter McNamee 1,099 1.9
Independent Seán Fennelly 516 0.9
Independent Joe McCormack 378 0.7
Natural Law Paddy Seery 134 0.2
Electorate: 84,358   Valid: 58,070   Spoilt: 542 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,679   Turnout: 58,612 (69.5%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[37]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 10,117 18.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,361 15.6 2 8
Labour Party Pat Gallagher 6,966 13.0 3 10
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 4,316 8.0 4 10
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 5,876 11.0 5 10
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,742 10.7
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 5,018 9.4
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 3,560 6.6
Independent Johnny Butterfield 1,508 2.8
Fine Gael Mary Buckley 1,165 2.2
Sinn Féin John Carroll 665 1.2
Independent Joe McCormack 244 0.5
Independent Edward Delaney 132 0.3
Electorate: 77,291   Valid: 53,670   Spoilt: 753 (1.4%)   Quota: 8,946   Turnout: 54,423 (70.4%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[36]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,443 16.1 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,936 15.2 2
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 7,142 13.6 3
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 7,103 13.6 4
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,627 12.7 5
Fianna Fáil Joseph Dunne 4,970 9.5
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 4,411 8.4
Labour Party Pat Gallagher 3,030 5.8
Fine Gael Tommy McKeigue 2,318 4.4
Independent Joe McCormack 394 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,374   Quota: 8,730   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[35]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 9,168 16.3 1
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 9,208 16.4 2
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,472 13.3 3
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 5,317 9.5 4
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,136 9.2 5
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 5,353 9.5
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 4,356 7.8
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,921 7.0
Fine Gael Michael Fox 3,105 5.5
Sinn Féin John Carroll 1,405 2.5
Labour Party Thomas Phelan 818 1.5
Independent May Keeley 509 0.9
Independent Joe McCormack 354 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 56,122   Quota: 9,354   Turnout:

1984 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Bernard Cowen, a by-election was held on 14 June 1984. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Cowen, son of the deceased TD.

1984 by-election: Laoighis–Offaly[34]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 26,022 54.7 1 1
Fine Gael Pádraig Horan 18,173 38.2
Labour Party Seán O'Brien 1,737 3.7
Independent Joe McCormack 1,471 3.09
Communist Party Eoin Ó Murchú 120 0.3
Independent Jim Tallon 58 0.1
Electorate: 74,087   Valid: 47,581   Quota: 23,791   Turnout: 64.2%

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[33]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,181 14.9 1
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 8,428 15.4 2
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,910 14.4 3
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,646 12.1 4
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 7,423 13.5 5
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 5,973 10.9
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 4,090 7.5
Fine Gael Michael Fox 4,019 7.3
Labour Party Seán Sheehan 2,050 3.7
Independent Joe McCormack 195 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 54,915   Quota: 9,153   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[32]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,539 15.9 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 8,102 15.1 2
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 7,156 13.3 3
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 7,252 13.5 4
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,078 11.3 5
Fine Gael Johnny Butterfield 4,081 7.6
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,930 7.3
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 3,346 6.2
Fine Gael Thomas Keenan 2,600 4.8
Labour Party Gerry McGuire 1,637 3.0
Labour Party Larry Kavanagh 971 1.8
Independent Joe McCormack 124 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,816   Quota: 8,970   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[31]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 9,177 16.4 1
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,952 16.0 2
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 8,467 15.1 3
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,409 11.4 4
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 6,892 12.3 5
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 5,010 9.0
Fine Gael Johnny Butterfield 4,691 8.4
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 3,618 6.5
Labour Party Gerry McGuire 2,394 4.3
Independent Joe McCormack 201 0.4
Independent Francis Dunne 191 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 56,002   Quota: 9,334   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 7,415 14.1 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,432 14.2 2
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,338 10.2 3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 6,734 12.8 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 7,043 13.4 5
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 5,550 10.6
Independent James Guinan 4,037 7.7
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,780 7.2
Labour Party James Kelly 1,654 3.2
Fine Gael Connie Hanniffy 1,473 2.8
Independent James Flanagan 1,035 2.0
Labour Party Benny Dowd 967 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,458   Quota: 8,744   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 8,205 18.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 8,160 18.2 2 1
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,020 11.2 3
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,151 7.02 4
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 4,829 10.8 5
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 4,384 9.8
Fine Gael Johnny Butterfield 2,643 5.9
Fine Gael Thomas Keenan 2,389 5.3
Fianna Fáil James Houlihan 2,274 5.1
Labour Party Lar Byrne 1,253 2.8
Labour Party Henry Byrne 952 2.1
Independent Thomas Dolan 906 2.0
Fianna Fáil Thomas Culliton 748 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,914   Quota: 7,486   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 9,485 21.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 8,659 19.5 2 1
Fine Gael Tom Enright 4,341 9.8 3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 3,550 8.0 4
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 3,616 8.1 5
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,076 6.9
Fianna Fáil James Houlihan 2,946 6.6
Fine Gael Frank Feery 2,519 5.7
Labour Party James Kelly 2,180 4.9
Labour Party James Flanagan 1,354 3.0
Fianna Fáil Thomas Culliton 1,322 3.0
Labour Party John Galvin 754 1.7
Independent Frank Powers 652 1.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,454   Quota: 7,410   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 12,204 28.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 7,151 16.4 2
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 4,775 11.0 3
Labour Party Henry Byrne 4,936 11.3 4
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 5,338 12.3 5
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 5,463 12.5
Fine Gael Frank Feery 2,730 6.3
Fianna Fáil James Martin 962 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,559   Quota: 7,260   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 11,200 26.6 1 1
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 4,943 11.8 2
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 5,255 12.5 3
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 5,197 12.4 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 4,488 10.7 5
Labour Party Henry Byrne 3,698 8.8
Fine Gael Frank Feery 2,164 5.1
Fianna Fáil James Martin 2,022 4.8
Labour Party Bernard Corcoran 1,672 4.0
Sinn Féin John Behan 1,423 3.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,062   Quota: 7,011   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Leix–Offaly[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 9,747 21.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 7,881 17.6 2 1
Fianna Fáil Peadar Maher 6,776 15.2 3
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 5,486 12.3 4
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 5,548 12.4 5
Sinn Féin Bhaltar Misteil 2,939 6.6
Labour Party Bernard Corcoran 2,555 5.7
Fianna Fáil James Martin 1,634 3.7
Fine Gael Frank Byrne 1,544 3.5
Fine Gael Michael Pettit 575 1.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,685   Quota: 7,448   Turnout:

1956 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD William Davin, a by-election was held on 30 April 1956. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Kieran Egan.

1956 by-election: Leix–Offaly[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 23,565 55.5 1 1
Labour Party Michael Davin 18,863 44.5
Electorate: 59,075   Valid: 42,428   Quota: 21,215   Turnout: 71.8%

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Leix–Offaly[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 13,545 28.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Peadar Maher 7,912 16.7 2 1
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 5,487 11.6 3
Labour Party William Davin 5,359 11.3 4
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 7,273 15.4 5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 5,186 10.9
Fine Gael Redmond Kerin 2,627 5.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,389   Quota: 7,899   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Leix–Offaly[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 11,034 23.6 1 1
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 7,541 16.1 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 5,675 12.1 3
Labour Party William Davin 3,882 8.3 4
Fianna Fáil Peadar Maher 5,367 11.5 5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 3,534 7.6
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 3,404 7.3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 2,968 6.4
Fine Gael Redmond Kerin 2,127 4.6
Independent James Flanagan 1,229 2.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,761   Quota: 7,794   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Leix–Offaly[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 14,369 30.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 7,366 15.6 2
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 5,458 11.5 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 3,505 7.4 4
Labour Party William Davin 2,636 5.6 5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 3,030 6.4
Fianna Fáil Gerard Harkin 2,929 6.2
Independent Edward Colton 1,899 4.0
Independent James Flanagan 1,141 2.4
Fianna Fáil James O'Connor 942 2.0
Fine Gael Patrick Doyle 916 1.9
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Murphy 903 1.9
Clann na Poblachta Con Lehane 847 1.8
Labour Party Patrick Muldowney 683 1.4
Clann na Poblachta Matthew Moore 422 0.9
Independent William Milner 327 0.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,373   Quota: 7,896   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Leix–Offaly[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 9,856 22.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 7,831 17.4 2 1
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 6,354 14.2 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 4,439 9.9 4
Labour Party William Davin 4,426 9.9 5
Fianna Fáil George Connell 3,929 8.8
Independent Patrick Bermingham 3,047 6.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Collier 2,100 4.7
Independent James Clarke 1,378 3.1
Independent Richard Hipwell 1,233 2.8
Fine Gael Patrick Kavanagh 305 0.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,898   Quota: 7,484   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Leix–Offaly[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 6,479 13.6 1
Labour Party William Davin 5,727 12.0 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,908 14.5 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 4,029 8.5 4
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 4,379 9.2 5
Independent Patrick Bermingham 4,001 8.4
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 3,527 7.4
Fianna Fáil George Connell 3,282 6.9
Fianna Fáil Laurence Brady 3,260 6.8
Labour Party Edward Breen 2,005 4.2
Labour Party John Condron 1,780 3.7
Fine Gael Joseph Kearney 1,157 2.4
Fine Gael Charles Delaney 1,103 2.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,637   Quota: 7,940   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Leix–Offaly[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 8,440 17.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 8,422 17.3 2 1
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 8,315 17.0 3 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 5,778 11.8 4
Labour Party William Davin 6,190 12.7 5
Fine Gael Jack Finlay 4,922 10.1
Fianna Fáil Michael Collier 3,556 7.3
Labour Party Edward Breen 2,206 4.5
Fine Gael John McMahon 981 2.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,810   Quota: 8,136   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Leix–Offaly[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 8,317 17.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 7,571 15.9 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 6,774 14.2 3
Fine Gael Jack Finlay 5,127 10.8 4
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 6,122 12.9 5
Fine Gael Patrick Doyle 3,974 8.4
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 3,795 8.0
Fianna Fáil Laurence Brady 3,390 7.1
Labour Party Edward Breen 2,517 5.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,587   Quota: 7,932   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Leix–Offaly[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas F. O'Higgins 7,640 15.2 1
National Centre Party Jack Finlay 5,784 11.5 2
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 8,326 16.5 3
Labour Party William Davin 7,120 14.1 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,209 12.3 5
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 5,199 10.3
Fianna Fáil Laurence Brady 4,563 9.1
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Doyle 2,808 5.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Eugene O'Brien 2,740 5.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,389   Quota: 8,399   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Leix–Offaly[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 8,082 17.3 1 1
Labour Party William Davin 6,687 14.3 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Eugene O'Brien 3,713 7.9 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas F. O'Higgins 4,811 10.3 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 5,693 12.2 5
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 4,087 8.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Doyle 3,820 8.2
Fianna Fáil James Bowles 3,448 7.4
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 2,711 5.8
Labour Party John Gill 2,240 4.8
Farmers' Party Daniel Kennedy 1,553 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,845   Quota: 7,808   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Leix–Offaly[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal William Aird 8,472 19.4 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 7,046 16.1 2
Labour Party William Davin 6,585 15.1 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,766 15.5 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 3,914 9.0 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Fay 4,067 9.3
Fianna Fáil Thomas Tynan 3,840 8.8
Labour Party John Gill 2,962 6.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,652   Quota: 7,276   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Leix–Offaly[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 9,973 23.1 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 3,411 7.9 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,095 14.1 3
Labour Party John Gill 3,730 8.6 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas Tynan 3,240 7.5 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Egan 3,488 8.1
Farmers' Party William Cobbe 3,257 7.6
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 3,162 7.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Francis Bulfin 2,838 6.6
Independent Richard Hipwell 2,835 6.6
Independent Michael Cahill 1,105 2.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,134   Quota: 7,190   Turnout:

1926 by-election[edit]

Following the disqualification of Republican TD Seán McGuinness, a by-election was held on 18 February 1926. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate James Dwyer.

1926 by-election: Leix–Offaly[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 16,618 40.3 1 2
Republican Art O'Connor 15,400 37.4
Labour Party John Gill 9,187 22.3
Electorate: 64,199   Valid: 41,205   Quota: 20,603   Turnout: 64.2%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Leix–Offaly[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Francis Bulfin 5,689 14.1 1
Labour Party William Davin 6,323 15.7 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Egan 3,630 9.0 3
Republican Seán McGuinness 5,572 13.8 4
Republican Laurence Brady 4,751 11.8 5
Labour Party Denis Cullen 2,717 6.7
Farmers' Party Daniel Kennedy 2,227 5.5
Independent Joseph Delaney 2,049 5.1
Farmers' Party Patrick Bermingham 1,996 4.9
Independent Patrick Belton 1,445 3.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Kelly 1,416 3.5
Farmers' Party Francis Doorley 1,248 3.1
Republican Patrick Gorry 697 1.7
Independent Andrew Byrne 557 1.4
Electorate: 64,211   Valid: 40,317   Quota: 6,720   Turnout: 62.8%

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Leix–Offaly[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 15,167 46.5 1 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Kevin O'Higgins 6,792 20.8 2 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Francis Bulfin 6,446 19.8 3 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Patrick McCartan 2,796 8.6 4 3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Joseph Lynch 1,391 4.3
Electorate: 46,031   Valid: 32,592   Quota: 6,519   Turnout: 70.8%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Leix–Offaly[9][43][1]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Francis Bulfin Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Joseph Lynch Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Patrick McCartan Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Kevin O'Higgins Unopposed N/A 4

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b By virtue of the Fifth Schedule to the Government of Ireland Act 1920
  2. ^ Known before independence as Queen's County
  3. ^ Previously known as King's County
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  15. ^ a b "General election 1932: Leix–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
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  22. ^ a b "General election 1951: Leix–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  23. ^ a b "General election 1954: Leix–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
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  35. ^ a b "General election 1987: Laoighis–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  36. ^ a b "General election 1989: Laoighis–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 October 2010. 
  37. ^ a b "General election 1992: Laoighis–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  38. ^ a b "General election 1997: Laoighis–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  39. ^ a b "General election 2002: Laoighis–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  40. ^ a b "General election 2007: Laois–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2009. 
  41. ^ a b "General election 2011: Laois–Offaly". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  42. ^ Fitzpatrick campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
  43. ^ The name of the constituency was "King's County-Queen's County"

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