Roscommon (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Roscommon
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1969
Seats 4 (1923–37)
3 (1937–48)
4 (1948–69)
County/City council County Roscommon
Roscommon
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1981
Abolished 1992
Seats 3
County/City council County Roscommon

Roscommon was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969 and from 1981 to 1992. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The constituency has had two separate periods of existence:

For the 2007 general election, the county was represented by the new Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency.

TDs[edit]

TDs 1923–1969[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Roscommon 1923–1969[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[4] Count Plunkett
(Rep)
Henry Finlay
(CnaG)
Gerald Boland
(Rep)
Andrew Lavin
(CnaG)
1925 by-election[5] Martin Conlon
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[6] Patrick O'Dowd
(FF)
Gerald Boland
(FF)
Michael Brennan
(Ind)
6th 1927 (Sep)[7]
7th 1932[8] Daniel O'Rourke
(FF)
Frank MacDermot
(NCP)
8th 1933[9] Patrick O'Dowd
(FF)
Michael Brennan
(CnaG)
9th 1937[10] Michael Brennan
(FG)
Daniel O'Rourke
(FF)
3 seats
1937–1948
10th 1938[11]
11th 1943[12] John Meighan
(CnaT)
John Beirne, Snr
(CnaT)
12th 1944[13] Daniel O'Rourke
(FF)
13th 1948[14] John Beirne, Jnr
(CnaT)
Jack McQuillan
(CnaP)
14th 1951[15] John Finan
(CnaT)
Jack McQuillan
(Ind)
15th 1954[16] James Burke
(FG)
16th 1957[17]
17th 1961[18] Brian Lenihan
(FF)
Patrick J. Reynolds
(FG)
Jack McQuillan
(NPD)
1964 by-election[19] Joan Burke
(FG)
18th 1965[20] Hugh Gibbons
(FF)
19th 1969 Constituency abolished. See Roscommon–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.

TDs 1981–1992[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Roscommon 1981–1992[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981[21] Terry Leyden
(FF)
Seán Doherty
(FF)
John Connor
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[22] Liam Naughten
(FG)
24th 1982 (Nov)[23]
25th 1987[24]
26th 1989[25] John Connor
(FG)
Tom Foxe
(Ind)
27th 1992 Constituency abolished. See Longford–Roscommon

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]

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Roscommon[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 6,424 20.8 1
Independent Tom Foxe 6,811 22.1 2
Fine Gael John Connor 6,823 22.1 3
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 5,435 17.6
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 5,281 17.1
Independent Andrew Kerrigan 119 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,893   Quota: 7,724   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Roscommon[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 8,944 27.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 7,257 22.4 2
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 5,949 18.4 3
Fine Gael John Connor 6,144 19.0
Independent Eithne Quinn 4,067 12.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,361   Quota: 8,091   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Roscommon[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 9,362 28.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 8,121 24.8 2
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 7,338 22.4 3
Fine Gael John Connor 5,177 15.8
Fine Gael Thomas Callan 2,806 8.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,804   Quota: 8,202   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Roscommon[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 8,936 28.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 8,450 26.6 2 1
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 7,502 23.6 3
Fine Gael John Connor 6,897 21.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,785   Quota: 7,947   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Roscommon[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 8,918 26.9 1
Fianna Fáil Terry Leyden 7,095 21.4 2
Fine Gael John Connor 4,717 14.2 3
Fine Gael Liam Naughten 4,845 14.6
Fine Gael Charles Duignan 3,505 10.6
Independent Patrick Lenihan 1,771 5.3
Independent Patrick Moylan 1,569 4.7
Independent Tom McGarry 633 1.9
Independent Patrick Greaney 100 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,153   Quota: 8,289   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Roscommon[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joan Burke 9,467 26.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan, Snr 7,616 21.6 2 1
Fine Gael Patrick J. Reynolds 4,870 13.9 3
Fianna Fáil Hugh Gibbons 3,882 11.0 4
Labour Party Jack McQuillan 4,449 12.7
Fianna Fáil Willie Farrell 3,659 10.4
Fine Gael Michael Fallon 1,217 3.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,160   Quota: 7,033   Turnout:

1964 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD James Burke, a by-election was held on 8 July 1964. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Joan Burke, widow of the deceased TD.

1964 by-election: Roscommon[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joan Burke 17,308 49.7 1
Fianna Fáil Hugh Gibbons 15,107 43.4
Labour Party Oliver Macklin 2,056 5.9
Sinn Féin Pádraig Ó Ceallaigh 352 1.0
Electorate: 44,635   Valid: 34,823   Quota: 17,412   Turnout: 78.0%

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Roscommon[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
National Progressive Democrats Jack McQuillan 5,289 15.1 1
Fine Gael James Burke 4,753 13.6 2
Fine Gael Patrick J. Reynolds 3,754 10.7 3
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan, Snr 4,873 13.9 4
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 3,634 10.4
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Jnr 3,211 9.2
Fianna Fáil Peter Charles 2,331 6.7
Independent James Doherty 1,975 5.6
Clann na Poblachta Peter McGuinness 1,603 4.6
Fine Gael Rose Shannon 1,467 4.2
Sinn Féin Sylvester Fitzsimons 1,138 3.3
Independent Richard Ellis 968 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,996   Quota: 7,000   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Roscommon[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 3,288 10.7 1
Independent Jack McQuillan 4,075 13.3 2
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Jnr 4,222 13.8 3
Fine Gael James Burke 3,914 12.8 4
Fianna Fáil Brian Lenihan, Snr 3,393 11.1
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 2,805 9.2
Sinn Féin Seán Scott 2,741 9.0
Clann na Talmhan Paddy Concannon 2,043 6.7
Fianna Fáil Walter McGuire 1,813 5.9
Labour Party Joseph Connaughton 1,756 5.7
Labour Party James Regan 583 1.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,633   Quota: 6,127   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Roscommon[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 5,456 16.43 1
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Jnr 4,894 14.7 2
Fine Gael James Burke 4,549 13.7 3
Independent Jack McQuillan 4,756 14.3 4
Clann na Talmhan John Finan 4,337 13.1
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 3,629 10.9
Fianna Fáil Peter Lynch 3,447 10.4
Clann na Poblachta John Scott 901 2.7
Labour Party Andrew Treacy 894 2.7
Clann na Poblachta Michael Garvey 339 1.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,202   Quota: 6,641   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Roscommon[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Jnr 6,269 18.4 1
Clann na Talmhan John Finan 4,408 12.9 2
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 4,980 14.6 3
Independent Jack McQuillan 3,666 10.8 4
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 4,710 13.8
Fianna Fáil John Smyth 3,036 8.9
Clann na Poblachta Michael Kelly 2,751 8.1
Fine Gael Michael Brennan 2,551 7.5
Fine Gael Patrick Flynn 1,691 5.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,062   Quota: 6,813   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Roscommon[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 7,581 21.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 4,841 13.7 2
Clann na Poblachta Jack McQuillan 3,025 8.6 3
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Jnr 4,470 12.7 4
Fianna Fáil Peter Lynch 3,633 10.3
Clann na Talmhan John Finan 3,604 10.2
Clann na Poblachta Michael Kelly 2,660 7.5
Independent Michael Brennan 2,370 6.7
Fine Gael Martin Conlon 1,255 3.6
Clann na Talmhan Matthew Davis 1,216 3.4
Fine Gael Peter Farrell 655 1.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,310   Quota: 7,063   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Roscommon[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 7,800 25.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 7,044 23.0 2
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Snr 5,359 17.5 3
Independent John Meighan 4,629 15.1
Fine Gael Michael Brennan 2,394 7.8
Independent Peter Farrell 2,189 7.2
Independent Joseph O'Kelly 1,217 4.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,632   Quota: 7,659   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Roscommon[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 7,091 22.2 1
Clann na Talmhan John Meighan 5,122 16.0 2
Clann na Talmhan John Beirne, Snr 4,903 15.4 3
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 6,522 20.4
Fine Gael Michael Brennan 3,261 10.2
Labour Party John Doran 3,132 9.81
Independent Thomas O'Donnell 1,902 5.96
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,933   Quota: 7,984   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Roscommon[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 10,719 33.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 8,223 26.0 2 1
Fine Gael Michael Brennan 6,547 20.7 3
Fine Gael Dudley Costello 6,200 19.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,689   Quota: 7,923   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Roscommon[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 8,925 28.4 1 1
Fine Gael Michael Brennan 8,295 26.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 5,774 18.4 3
Fine Gael Dudley Costello 4,806 15.3
Independent Patrick O'Dowd 3,599 11.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,399   Quota: 7,850   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Roscommon[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 8,246 20.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick O'Dowd 8,160 20.6 2 1
National Centre Party Frank MacDermot 7,703 19.4 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Brennan 4,568 11.5 4
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 7,190 18.1
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Conlon 3,781 9.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,648   Quota: 7,930   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Roscommon[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Conlon 4,715 13.3 1
Independent Frank MacDermot 4,560 12.9 2
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 6,606 18.7 3
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 6,189 17.5 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick O'Dowd 6,314 17.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Brennan 4,077 11.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Grogan 2,897 8.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,358   Quota: 7,072   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Roscommon[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Conlon 4,959 14.9 1
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 5,417 16.3 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick O'Dowd 5,289 15.9 3
Independent Michael Brennan 3,844 11.6 4
Fianna Fáil Daniel O'Rourke 3,424 10.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Joseph Burke 3,050 9.2
Independent John Doran 2,987 9.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Lavin 2,326 7.0
Independent John Keaveney 1,895 5.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,191   Quota: 6,639   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Roscommon[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Boland 5,615 18.1 1
Independent Michael Brennan 4,151 13.3 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Conlon 3,734 12.0 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick O'Dowd 3,000 9.6 4
Independent John Keaveney 2,500 8.0
Cumann na nGaedheal John Doran 2,341 7.5
Labour Party Thomas Larkin 2,256 7.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Lavin 1,963 6.3
Independent Michael Killian 1,834 5.9
Sinn Féin Count Plunkett 1,575 5.1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Duffy 1,108 3.6
Cumann na nGaedheal James Flanagan 1,032 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,109   Quota: 6,222   Turnout:

1925 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Henry Finlay, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Martin Conlon.

1925 by-election: Roscommon[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Conlon 21,118 61.2 1 1
Republican John J. O'Kelly 13,410 38.8
Electorate: 52,929   Valid: 34,528   Quota: 17,265   Turnout: 65.2%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Roscommon[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Republican Count Plunkett 5,507 17.7 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Henry Finlay 3,827 12.3 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Lavin 5,001 16.0 3
Republican Gerald Boland 3,843 12.3 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Dyar 2,253 7.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Dorr 1,906 6.1
Farmers' Party Michael Brennan 1,711 5.5
Labour Party Liam Kelleher 1,545 4.9
Farmers' Party Edward Cline 1,397 4.5
Republican James Moran 1,205 3.9
Republican Gerald Davis 839 2.7
Independent Jasper Tully 811 2.6
Farmers' Party John Drury 716 2.3
Independent Henry Fitzgibbon 636 2.0
Electorate: 53,710   Valid: 31,197   Quota: 6,240   Turnout: 58.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1980: Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
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