Sligo (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Sligo
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1937
Abolished 1948
Seats 3
County/City council County Sligo

Sligo was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1937 to 1948. 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 for the 1937 general election, when the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 split the old Leitrim–Sligo constituency, with County Leitrim being represented from 1937 through the new Leitrim constituency.[1]

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, the Sligo constituency was abolished, and the Sligo–Leitrim constituency was created for the 1948 general election.[2]

Boundaries[edit]

Some Dáil Éireann constituencies cross county boundaries, in order to ensure a reasonably consistent ratio of electors to TDs. The Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935 defined the boundaries of the Sligo constituency as being:[1]

"The administrative County of Sligo except the portion thereof which is comprised in the County Constituency of Leitrim."

The boundaries of the Leitrim constituency were defined as:

"The administrative County of Leitrim and The District Electoral Divisions of: Ballintogher East, Ballynakill, Ballynashee, Cliffony North, Cliffony South, Drumcolumb, Killadoon, Kilmactranny, Rossinver East and Shancough in the administrative County of Sligo."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo 1937–1948[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[4] Frank Carty
(FF)
Martin Roddy
(FG)
Patrick Rogers
(FG)
10th 1938[5] Martin Brennan
(FF)
11th 1943[6] Martin Roddy
(FG)
12th 1944[7]
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See 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]

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Sligo[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Martin Brennan 7,532 28.8 1 1
Fine Gael Martin Roddy 6,485 24.8 2
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 5,288 20.3 3
Labour Party Michael Nevin 3,453 13.2
Fianna Fáil Frank O'Beirne 3,359 12.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,117   Quota: 6,530   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Sligo[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Martin Brennan 6,888 24.5 1
Fine Gael Martin Roddy 4,555 16.2 2
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 4,606 16.4 3
Labour Party Michael Nevin 3,320 11.8
Fianna Fáil Peadar Glynn 2,688 9.6
Independent William Gormley 2,397 8.5
Independent Michael Hanley 2,163 7.7
Fine Gael Thomas McGoldrick 1,458 5.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,075   Quota: 7,019   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Sligo[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Martin Brennan 8,465 29.4 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 7,667 26.6 2 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Carty 6,319 22.0 3
Fine Gael Martin Roddy 6,336 22.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,787   Quota: 7,197   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Sligo[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Carty 5,535 19.7 1
Fine Gael Martin Roddy 6,755 24.0 2
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 4,514 16.0 3
Independent Michael Brennan 4,936 17.5
Fine Gael William Caffrey 3,672 13.0
Fianna Fáil William Browne 2,747 9.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,159   Quota: 7,040   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  3. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1937: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1938: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1943: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "General election 1944: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009. 

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