Roscommon–Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Roscommon–Leitrim
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1969
Abolished 1981
Seats 3
County/City council County Roscommon
County Leitrim

Roscommon–Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1969 to 1981. 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 under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, and first used for the 1969 general election.[1] It replaced the previous Roscommon constituency and part of the Sligo–Leitrim constituency.

Its boundaries were revised in 1977, but the number of seats remained unchanged. The constituency was abolished for the 1981 general election, when its territory was divided between the existing Sligo-North Leitrim constituency and a new Roscommon constituency.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

It covered most of the County Roscommon and part of County Leitrim.

Changes to the Roscommon–Leitrim constituency
Years TDs Boundaries Law Notes
1969–1977 3 Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 Constituency created.

The following areas in Galway North–East:

  • in the administrative county of Roscommon, parts of the former Rural District of Athlone No. 2;
  • parts of the former Rural District of Castlereagh;
  • parts of the former Rural District of Roscommon.[1]

The following areas in Clare–Galway South:

  • in the administrative county of Roscommon, parts of the former Rural District of Athlone No. 2.[1]
1977–1981 3 Boundaries more closely aligned with county boundaries, and defined as:
  • The administrative county of Roscommon, except the part, thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Mayo East;
  • and the administrative county of Leitrim, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Sligo–Leitrim.[3]
Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974 The following parts of Roscommon in Mayo East:

The following parts of Leitrim in Sligo–Leitrim:

  • the district electoral divisions of: parts of the former Rural District of Kinlough, in the coastal northern area of Leitrim;
  • Most of the former Rural District of Manorhamilton, including Arigna.[3]
1981 Constituency abolished.[2] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 The two counties now represented through the constituencies of Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Roscommon–Leitrim 1969–1981[4]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
19th 1969[5] Joan Burke
(FG)
Brian Lenihan
(FF)
Hugh Gibbons
(FF)
20th 1973[6] Patrick J. Reynolds
(FG)
21st 1977[7] Terry Leyden
(FF)
Seán Doherty
(FF)
22nd 1981 Constituency abolished. See Roscommon and Sligo–Leitrim

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]

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Roscommon–Leitrim[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joan Burke 7,862 22.1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 5,968 16.8 2
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 6,563 18.5 3
Fine Gael Patrick J. Reynolds 5,802 16.3
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 5,496 15.5
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 2,624 7.4
Independent James Reynolds 502 1.4
Labour Party Connie Fallon 395 1.1
Independent Desmond Curley 355 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,567   Quota: 8,892   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Roscommon–Leitrim[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joan Burke 7,241 25.4 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick J. Reynolds 4,706 16.5 2
Fianna Fáil Hugh Gibbons 5,689 20.0 3
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan 5,548 19.5
Fine Gael Gerald Dodd 1,801 6.3
Fianna Fáil Farrell McElgunn 1,704 6.0
Sinn Féin (Official) Frances Grehan 770 2.7
Independent Thomas McCrann 513 1.8
Labour Party Anthony O'Connell 503 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,475   Quota: 7,119   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Roscommon–Leitrim[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joan Burke 8,102 26.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan 6,867 22.7 2
Fianna Fáil Hugh Gibbons 5,282 17.4 3
Fine Gael Patrick J. Reynolds 4,574 15.1
Fianna Fáil Farrell McElgunn 2,467 8.1
Labour Party Peter McGuinness 1,163 3.8
Fine Gael Thomas Kilroy 1,009 3.3
Labour Party Neil O'Shea 610 2.0
Labour Party James Nolan 232 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,306   Quota: 7,577   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1969: Schedule (constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 15 February 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1980: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 12 February 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1974: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 16 February 2009. 
  4. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1969: Roscommon–Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1973: Roscommon–Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1977: Roscommon–Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 September 2010. 

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