Monaghan (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Monaghan
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1977
Seats 3
County/City council County Monaghan

Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 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[edit]

The constituency was created in 1921 as a 3 seater, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, for the 1921 election to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, whose members formed the 2nd Dáil.

It succeeded the constituencies of Monaghan North and Monaghan South which were used to elect the Members of the 1st Dáil and earlier British House of Commons members.

It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, when it was replaced by the new constituency of Cavan–Monaghan which was first used at the 1977 general election.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency spanned the entire area of the County Monaghan.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Monaghan 1921–1977[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[3] Ernest Blythe
(SF)
Seán MacEntee
(SF)
Eoin O'Duffy
(SF)
3rd 1922[4] Ernest Blythe
(Pro-Treaty)
Patrick McCarvill
(Anti-Treaty)
Eoin O'Duffy
(Pro-Treaty)
4th 1923[5] Ernest Blythe
(CnaG)
Patrick McCarvill
(Rep)
Patrick Duffy
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[6] Patrick McCarvill
(FF)
Alexander Haslett
(Ind)
6th 1927 (Sep)[7] Conn Ward
(FF)
7th 1932[8] Eamon Rice
(FF)
8th 1933[9] Alexander Haslett
(Ind)
9th 1937[10] James Dillon
(FG)
10th 1938[11] Bridget Rice
(FF)
11th 1943[12] James Dillon
(Ind)
12th 1944[13]
13th 1948[14] Patrick Maguire
(FF)
14th 1951[15]
15th 1954[16] James Dillon
(FG)
Patrick Mooney
(FF)
Edward Kelly
(FF)
16th 1957[17] Eighneachán Ó hAnnluain
(SF)
17th 1961[18] Erskine H. Childers
(FF)
18th 1965[19]
19th 1969[20] Billy Fox
(FG)
John Conlan
(FG)
20th 1973[21] Jimmy Leonard
(FF)
1973 by-election[22] Brendan Toal
(FG)
21st 1977 Constituency abolished. See Cavan–Monaghan

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]

1973 by-election[edit]

Following the election of Fianna Fáil TD Erskine H. Childers as President of Ireland, a by-election was held on 27 November 1973. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Brendan Toal.

1973 by-election: Monaghan[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Brendan Toal 14,535 47.3 1
Fianna Fáil Rory O'Hanlon 13,822 45.0
Aontacht Éireann Patrick Mooney 2,187 7.1
Independent David Vipond 175 0.6
Electorate: 39,647   Valid: 30,719   Quota: 15,360   Turnout: 77.5%

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Monaghan[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 8,431 30.2 1 1
Fine Gael John Conlan 6,075 21.8 2
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Leonard 3,460 12.4 3
Fine Gael Billy Fox 3,632 13.0
Independent Patrick Mooney 2,105 7.6
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 1,890 6.8
Independent Patrick Turley 1,827 6.6
Independent Val Kerr 461 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,881   Quota: 6,971   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Monaghan[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael John Conlan 6,615 23.2 1
Fine Gael Billy Fox 4,930 17.3 2
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 5,659 19.8 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,921 20.7
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 2,443 8.6
Fianna Fáil James Malone 1,536 5.4
Labour Party Thomas Donoghue 761 2.7
Labour Party Charles McCollum 699 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,564   Quota: 7,142   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Monaghan[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 7,668 30.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 6,448 25.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,997 23.9 3
Fine Gael Billy Fox 3,901 15.5
Fine Gael Martin Tierney 1,114 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,128   Quota: 6,283   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Monaghan[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 7,887 30.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,713 22.3 2
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 5,643 22.0 3
Independent Francis Ward 2,678 10.5
Fine Gael Edward Kelly 1,912 7.5
Sinn Féin Séamus McElwaine 1,786 7.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,619   Quota: 6,405   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Monaghan[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 5,894 23.3 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 4,719 18.6 2
Sinn Féin Eighneachán Ó hAnnluain 4,791 18.9 3
Independent Robert Houston 3,594 14.2
Fianna Fáil John Brennan 3,132 12.4
Fianna Fáil Edward Kelly 2,788 11.0
Fine Gael Herbert McWilliam 425 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,343   Quota: 6,336   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Monaghan[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 6,709 24.2 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,122 18.5 2
Fianna Fáil Edward Kelly 3,695 13.3 3
Independent James Haslett 4,685 16.9
Fianna Fáil John Brennan 3,625 13.1
Clann na Poblachta Brian Magee 2,705 9.8
Fine Gael John Fitzpatrick 1,171 4.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,712   Quota: 6,929   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Monaghan[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent James Dillon 9,285 33.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 6,802 24.3 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Maguire 6,802 24.3 3
Independent James Haslett 5,127 18.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,016   Quota: 7,005   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Monaghan[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent James Dillon 6,621 23.1 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 4,667 16.3 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Maguire 4,828 16.9 3
Independent A. H. Montgomery 4,200 14.7
Clann na Poblachta Patrick McCarvill 2,348 8.2
Fianna Fáil John Brennan 2,235 7.8
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Mooney 1,361 4.8
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Caraher 1,253 4.4
Labour Party George Pollock 582 2.0
Clann na Talmhan Edward Bell 517 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,612   Quota: 7,154   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Monaghan[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent James Dillon 8,416 31.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 8,308 31.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 6,791 25.7 3
Clann na Talmhan Patrick McArdle 2,911 11.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,426   Quota: 6,607   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Monaghan[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 7,434 25.2 1 1
Independent James Dillon 5,406 18.3 2
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 5,424 18.4 3
Independent Alexander Haslett 5,078 17.2
Clann na Talmhan Patrick McArdle 3,181 10.8
Labour Party Michael Linehan 2,174 7.4
Fine Gael Patrick Lonergan 824 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,521   Quota: 7,381   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Monaghan[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 9,458 29.7 1 1
Fine Gael James Dillon 9,318 29.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 7,075 22.2 3
Independent John Gillespie 5,984 18.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,835   Quota: 7,959   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Monaghan[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 12,275 39.2 1 1
Fine Gael James Dillon 7,653 24.5 2
Fianna Fáil Eamon Rice 3,219 10.3 3
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,314 20.2
Fine Gael Brian O'Rourke 782 2.5
Fianna Fáil James Johnson 538 1.7
Independent John McGahey 524 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,305   Quota: 7,827   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Monaghan[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eamon Rice 8,749 27.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 8,244 26.2 2 1
Independent Alexander Haslett 7,238 23.0 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 7,251 23.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,482   Quota: 7,871   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Monaghan[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 10,048 32.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 7,524 24.5 2
Fianna Fáil Eamon Rice 5,360 17.4 3
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,573 21.4
Cumann na nGaedheal Edward Brady 1,225 4.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,730   Quota: 7,683   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Monaghan[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 7,171 24.5 1
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,843 23.4 2
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 6,467 22.1 3
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 6,059 20.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Duffy 2,708 9.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,248   Quota: 7,313   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Monaghan[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick McCarvill 5,904 19.1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 5,532 17.9 2
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,964 22.6 3
Independent Jeremiah McVeagh 4,338 14.1
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 3,559 11.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Duffy 2,438 7.9
Independent Patrick Conlan 1,399 4.5
Independent Edward Brady 729 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,863   Quota: 7,716   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Monaghan[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 11,290 44.1 1 1
Republican Patrick McCarvill 5,745 22.4 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Duffy 1,316 5.1 3
Farmers' Party Hugh Maguire 2,937 11.5
Independent James Coburn 2,806 11.0
Independent James Barnes 888 3.5
Independent James Johnston 625 2.4
Electorate: 40,172   Valid: 25,607   Quota: 6,402   Turnout: 63.7%

1922 general election[edit]

1922 general election: Monaghan[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Eoin O'Duffy 7,298 35.6 1 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Ernest Blythe 4,494 21.9 2 2
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Patrick McCarvill 5,046 24.6 3 2
Independent Thomas McHugh 3,681 17.9
Electorate: 34,025   Valid: 20,519   Quota: 5,130   Turnout: 60.3%

1921 general election[edit]

1921 general election: Monaghan[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Ernest Blythe Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Seán MacEntee Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Eoin O'Duffy Unopposed N/A 3

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 10 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. 
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  17. ^ a b "General election 1957: Monaghan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "General election 1961: Monaghan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
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  20. ^ a b "General election 1969: Monaghan". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 October 2010. 
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