Sligo–Leitrim (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1923–1937 constituency, see Leitrim–Sligo (Dáil Éireann constituency).
Sligo–Leitrim
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Future constituency
Created 2016
Seats 4
County/City council County Sligo
County Leitrim
County Donegal
County Cavan
EP constituency Midlands–North-West
Sligo–Leitrim
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1948
Abolished 2007
Seats 5 (1948–1961)
4 (1961–1969)
3 (1969–1981)
4 (1981–2007)
County/City council County Sligo
County Leitrim

Sligo–Leitrim is a parliamentary constituency which will be represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the next Irish general election. The constituency will elect 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

1948–2007[edit]

The Sligo–Leitrim constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947,[1] and first used for the 1948 general election. It replaced the two previous constituencies of Sligo and Leitrim, which had been created for the 1937 general election.

The constituency was abolished for the 2007 general election,[2] when it was replaced by two new constituencies: Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim.

Future[edit]

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Sligo–Leitrim be created.[3] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[4]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[5] It will replace the constituencies of Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim, and will comprise all of County Sligo; all of County Leitrim; nine electoral divisions of southern County Donegal and thirty-six electoral divisions of western County Cavan.[3]

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[5]

"The county of Sligo;
and the county of Leitrim;
and, in the county of Donegal, the electoral divisions of:
Ballintra, Ballyshannon Rural, Bundoran Rural, Carrickboy, Cavangarden, Cliff, in the former Rural District of Ballyshannon;
Ballintra in the former Rural District of Donegal;
and the towns of Ballyshannon and Bundoran;
and, in the county of Cavan, the electoral divisions of:
Ballyconnell, Ballymagauran, Bawnboy, Benbrack, Bilberry, Carn, Diamond, Doogary, Kinawley, Lissanover, Pedara Vohers, Swanlinbar, Templeport, Tircahan, in the former Rural District of Bawnboy;
Ardue, Arvagh, Ballintemple, Bruce Hall, Corr, Crossdoney, Drumcarban, Kilconny, Killashandra, Killykeen, Milltown, Springfield, in the former Rural District of Cavan;
Derrylahan, Derrynananta, Dowra, Dunmakeever, Eskey, Killinagh, Teebane, Tuam, in the former Rural District of Enniskillen No. 2;
Loughdawan, Scrabby, in the former Rural District of Mullaghoran."

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency originally existed from 1948 to 2007, initially electing 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs), and covering the entire area of the County Sligo and County Leitrim in Connacht. Its boundaries were significantly revised in 1961, 1969 and 1977 when the number of seats was reduced to 4 and then 3. From 1977 to 1981 it included parts of County Donegal, but from 1981 until its abolition in 2007 it was again a 4 seat constituency, covering the whole of both counties including the towns of Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon and many other areas. For the next Irish general election, it will be recreated as a 4 seater with the full territory of both counties, plus part of County Donegal and part of County Cavan.

Its size and representation were revised on several occasions, summarised in the following table:

Changes to the Sligo–Leitrim constituency
Years TDs Boundaries Law Notes
1948–1961 The full territory of both counties.[1] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947 Constituency created
1961–1969 All of County Sligo, and all of County Leitrim except for those areas which were included in the Roscommon constituency.[6] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961 Adjustments to maintain voter-to-seat ratio at near national average. Most of the Carrick-on-Shannon and Mohill areas now in the Roscommon constituency.
1969–1977 All of County Sligo; and all of Leitrim, except the parts in the constituencies of Donegal–Leitrim and Roscommon–Leitrim.[7] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 Large parts of County Leitrim moved to the two new neighbouring constituencies
1977–1981 All of County Sligo; in County Donegal, all of the Bundoran area and part of Ballyshannon; in County Leitrim, parts of the Kinlough and Manorhamilton districts.[8] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974 Major revision as part of the "Tullymander". Constituency is now effectively Sligo – Southmost Donegal and the small area of North Leitrim which was in the old Donegal–Leitrim constituency
1981–1987 The full territory of both counties.[9] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 Restored to 1948 boundaries
1992–2002 The full territory of both counties.[10][11][12][13] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1990,
Electoral (Amendment) Act 1995,
Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1998
No changes
2007 Constituency abolished.[2] Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005 The two counties now represented through the constituencies of Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim
2016– All of County Sligo; all of County Leitrim; in County Donegal, the Bundoran and Ballyshannon areas; western parts of County Cavan. Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 Constituency re-created.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–Leitrim 1948–2007[14]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[15] Eugene Gilbride
(FF)
Stephen Flynn
(FF)
Mary Reynolds
(FG)
Joseph Roddy
(FG)
Bernard Maguire
(Ind)
14th 1951[16] Patrick Rogers
(FG)
15th 1954[17] Bernard Maguire
(Ind)
16th 1957[18] John Joe McGirl
(SF)
Patrick Rogers
(FG)
1961 by-election[19] Joseph McLoughlin
(FG)
17th 1961[20] James Gallagher
(FF)
Eugene Gilhawley
(FG)
4 seats
1961–1969
18th 1965[21]
19th 1969[22] Ray MacSharry
(FF)
3 seats
1969–1981
20th 1973[23] Eugene Gilhawley
(FG)
21st 1977[24] James Gallagher
(FF)
22nd 1981[25] John Ellis
(FF)
Ted Nealon
(FG)
Joe McCartin
(FG)
4 seats
1981–2007
23rd 1982 (Feb)[26] Matt Brennan
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[27] Joe McCartin
(FG)
25th 1987[28] John Ellis
(FF)
26th 1989[29] Gerry Reynolds
(FG)
27th 1992[30] Declan Bree
(Lab)
28th 1997[31] Gerry Reynolds
(FG)
John Perry
(FG)
29th 2002[32] Marian Harkin
(Ind)
Jimmy Devins
(FF)
30th 2007 Constituency abolished. See Sligo–North Leitrim and Roscommon–South 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]

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[32]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Marian Harkin 17.6 8,610 8,796 9,624 11,397      
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Devins 12.9 6,307 6,427 6,824 7,591 7,894 10,621  
Fine Gael John Perry 14.1 6,897 6,983 7,291 7,699 7,923 10,439  
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 13.1 6,434 6,465 6,506 7,282 7,503 8,499 9,271
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 12.6 6,192 6,236 6,438 6,939 7,151 7,303 7,357
Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon 13.0 6,345 6,381 6,463 6,856 6,981    
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 10.2 5,001 5,100 5,616        
Labour Party Declan Bree 5.0 2,429 2,530          
Independent Andy McSharry 0.6 303            
Independent Martin Forde 0.4 203            
Christian Solidarity John Lacken 0.3 166            
Independent John McCrea 0.2 114            
Electorate: 70,460   Valid: 48,971   Spoilt: 523 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,795   Turnout: 49,494 (70.2%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[31]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 6,461 14.3 1 5
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,051 15.6 2 5
Fine Gael John Perry 5,786 12.8 3 6
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 6,743 14.9 4 6
Labour Party Declan Bree 4,905 10.9
Fianna Fáil Margaret Forde 4,738 10.4
Fine Gael Joe Leonard 4,016 8.9
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 3,208 7.1
Christian Solidarity John Lacken 1,359 3.0
Progressive Democrats Jim Lawlor 745 1.6
Natural Law Simon Gillan 154 0.3
Electorate: 64,770   Valid: 45,166   Spoilt: 452 (1.0%)   Quota: 9,034   Turnout: 45,618 (70.4%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 6,791 15.9 1 4
Labour Party Declan Bree 7,328 17.2 2 4
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,430 17.4 3 5
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,622 15.5 4 6
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 6,348 14.9
Fianna Fáil Gerry Healy 5,270 12.3
Independent John McGettrick 1,560 3.7
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 1,311 3.1
Independent Patrick D. Melly 73 0.2
Electorate: 60,764   Valid: 42,733   Spoilt: 553 (1.3%)   Quota: 8,547   Turnout: 43,286 (71.2%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 8,487 19.8 1
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 7,982 18.7 2
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 6,295 14.7 3
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,881 16.1 4
Fianna Fáil Hugh Glynn 5,450 12.7
Independent Socialist Declan Bree 4,947 11.6
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 1,482 3.5
Progressive Democrats Hugh Slevin 1,255 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,779   Quota: 8,556   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 9,521 20.8 1 1
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,483 14.2 2
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 6,913 15.1 3
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,140 15.6 4
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 5,071 11.1
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 2,627 5.8
Fine Gael Tommy Lavin 2,606 5.7
Independent Declan Bree 2,584 5.7
Progressive Democrats Frank Dobbs 2,521 5.5
Independent Noel Gorman 240 0.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,706   Quota: 9,142   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

John Ellis topped the poll on the first count, but unusually he was not elected.

November 1982 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 8,242 17.8 1
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,682 14.4 2
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 8,167 17.6 3
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 7,897 17.0 4
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 8,552 18.4
Fine Gael Tommy Lavin 4,317 9.3
Independent Declan Bree 1,832 4.0
Labour Party James Finan 562 1.2
Independent Noel Gorman 180 0.4
Electorate: 59,268   Valid: 46,431   Quota: 9,287   Turnout: 78.3%

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 9,214 20.2 1 1
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 9,082 19.9 2
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,654 16.8 3
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 7,500 16.4 4
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 6,261 13.7
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 2,772 6.1
Fine Gael Joe Cawley 1,783 3.9
Independent Declan Bree 1,035 2.3
Labour Party Séamus Kennelly 399 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,700   Quota: 9,141   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 10,818 22.7 1 1
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,292 13.2 2
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,121 14.9 3
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 5,927 12.4 4
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 5,848 12.3
Anti H-Block Joe McDonnell 5,639 11.8
Fine Gael Tony McLoughlin 4,749 10.0
Independent Declan Bree 934 2.0
Labour Party Richard Lacy 361 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,689   Quota: 9,538   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 10,970 30.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 6,152 17.3 2
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 7,988 22.4 3
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 5,786 16.2
Independent Seán McManus 2,399 6.7
Independent Declan Bree 1,282 3.6
Labour Party Thomas Higgins 1,074 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,651   Quota: 8,913   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 7,535 25.8 1 1
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 5,743 19.7 2
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 6,520 22.3 3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Brennan 4,922 16.9
Fianna Fáil Joe Mooney 2,325 8.0
Labour Party Thomas Higgins 2,158 7.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,203   Quota: 7,301   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 6,053 20.2 1
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 5,616 18.7 2
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 6,124 20.4 3
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 5,858 19.5
Fianna Fáil Joe Mooney 2,267 7.6
Fine Gael John Fallon 1,332 4.4
Labour Party Thomas Higgins 1,251 4.2
Labour Party Joan Gallagher 967 3.2
Labour Party Patrick O'Rourke 506 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,974   Quota: 7,494   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 6,379 19.1 1
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 6,250 18.7 2
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 6,052 18.1 3
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 4,782 14.3 4
Labour Party Daniel Shaw 3,903 11.7
Fianna Fáil Harry O'Carroll 3,736 11.2
Fine Gael Thomas McGoldrick 1,528 4.6
Independent Gerald Foley 850 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,480   Quota: 6,697   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 6,240 18.3 1
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 5,032 14.7 2
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 4,268 12.5 3
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 4,429 13.0 4
Fine Gael Gerald Foley 2,949 8.6
Fianna Fáil Joe Mooney 2,668 7.8
Labour Party Daniel Shaw 2,600 7.6
Independent James Flanagan 2,512 7.4
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 2,487 7.3
Clann na Talmhan Francis Higgins 1,000 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,185   Quota: 6,838   Turnout:

1961 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Flynn, a by-election was held on 1 March 1961. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Joseph McLoughlin.

1961 by-election: Sligo–Leitrim[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 17,126 52.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Willie Farrell 15,807 48.0
Electorate: 56,714   Valid: 32,933   Quota: 16,467   Turnout: 58.1%

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 7,007 15.7 1
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,962 13.4 2
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 5,303 11.9 3
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 2,879 6.5 4
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 4,001 9.0 5
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 4,429 9.9
Fianna Fáil Michael McDonagh 4,422 9.9
Independent Bernard Maguire 3,601 8.1
Fianna Fáil Leo McAlinden 2,912 6.5
Fine Gael Luke Colleran 2,696 6.0
Independent Gerald Foley 1,392 3.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,604   Quota: 7,435   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,628 11.7 1
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 5,865 12.2 2
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 5,633 11.7 3
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 3,282 6.8 4
Independent Bernard Maguire 4,169 8.7 5
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 5,505 11.5
Fianna Fáil Michael Kirrane 4,968 10.4
Fianna Fáil Leo McAlinden 3,022 6.3
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGowan 2,742 5.7
Independent Joseph Pilkington 2,710 5.7
Fine Gael Thomas Fallon 2,453 5.1
Independent Joseph Mooney 1,406 2.9
Clann na Talmhan Alphonso Quinn 586 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,969   Quota: 7,995   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 7,357 15.2 1
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 6,087 12.6 2
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 4,188 8.6 3
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 5,629 11.6 4
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 5,996 12.4 5
Fianna Fáil Michael McDonagh 5,429 11.2
Fianna Fáil Willie Farrell 3,966 8.2
Independent Bernard Maguire 3,637 7.5
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGowan 3,197 6.6
Labour Party Michael Nevin 2,999 6.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,485   Quota: 8,081   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 5,688 11.4 1
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,141 10.3 2
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 4,910 9.8 3
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 5,054 10.1 4
Independent Bernard Maguire 4,757 9.5 5
Fianna Fáil Michael McDonagh 4,582 9.1
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 4,324 8.6
Clann na Talmhan Laurence Harte 2,227 4.4
Independent Francis Higgins 2,088 4.2
Clann na Poblachta Robert Flanagan 1,952 3.9
Clann na Talmhan Francis Gannon 1,840 3.7
Independent James Flynn 1,785 3.6
Independent Michael McGowan 1,776 3.5
Clann na Talmhan Owen Dolan 1,338 2.7
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kiernan 1,177 2.4
Clann na Poblachta John Leonard 1,158 2.3
Independent William Hargadon 323 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,120   Quota: 8,354   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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