Louth–Meath (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Louth–Meath
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Louth–Meath within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1923
Seats 5
County/City council County Louth
County Meath

Louth–Meath was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923. The constituency elected 5 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 in 1921, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, for the 1921 general election to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, whose members formed the 2nd Dáil. It was used again for the 1922 general election to the 3rd Dáil. It covered most of County Louth and County Meath.

Louth–Meath was abolished under the Electoral Act 1923, and replaced by the two new constituencies of Louth and Meath

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Louth–Meath 1921–1923[1]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[2] Eamonn Duggan
(SF)
Peter Hughes
(SF)
Justin McKenna
(SF)
James Murphy
(SF)
John J. O'Kelly
(SF)
3rd 1922[3] Eamonn Duggan
(Pro-Treaty)
Peter Hughes
(Pro-Treaty)
Cathal O'Shannon
(Lab)
James Murphy
(Pro-Treaty)
John J. O'Kelly
(Anti-Treaty)
4th 1923 Constituency abolished. See Louth and Meath

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]

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Louth–Meath[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Cathal O'Shannon 13,994 38.3 1 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Eamonn Duggan 6,990 19.2 2 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) John J. O'Kelly 5,733 15.7 3 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Peter Hughes 4,282 11.7 4 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) James Murphy 3,367 9.2 5 3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Justin McKenna 2,135 5.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,501   Quota: 6,084   Turnout:

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Louth–Meath[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Eamonn Duggan Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Peter Hughes Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Justin McKenna Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin James Murphy Unopposed N/A 4
Sinn Féin John J. O'Kelly Unopposed N/A 5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  2. ^ a b "General election 1921: Louth–Meath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1922: Louth–Meath". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 

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