Sligo (Dáil Éireann constituency)
|Former Dáil Éireann
|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).
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.
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:
- "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."
|Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo 1937–1948|
|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.
1944 general election
|1944 general election: Sligo|
|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
|1943 general election: Sligo|
|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|
|Fine Gael||Thomas McGoldrick||1,458||5.2|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 28,075 Quota: 7,019 Turnout:|
1938 general election
|1938 general election: Sligo|
|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
|1937 general election: Sligo|
|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|
|Fine Gael||William Caffrey||3,672||13.0|
|Fianna Fáil||William Browne||2,747||9.8|
|Electorate: ? Valid: 28,159 Quota: 7,040 Turnout:|
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Politics of the Republic of Ireland
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Elections in the Republic of Ireland
- "Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act, 1935: First Schedule (Revised constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: First Schedule (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
- "General election 1937: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "General election 1938: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "General election 1943: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009.
- "General election 1944: Sligo". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 March 2009.