Tipperary (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Tipperary
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Future constituency
Created 2016
Seats 5
County/City council North Tipperary
South Tipperary
EP constituency South

Tipperary 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 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

Tipperary
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1948
Seats 7
County/City council County Tipperary

1923–1948[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral Act 1923, and was first used at the 1923 general election, replacing the previous Tipperary Mid, North and South constituency and the Tipperary part of the Waterford–Tipperary East constituency.

It consisted of administrative counties of Tipperary North Riding and Tipperary South Riding.[1] The constituency elected 7 deputies.

Under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, it was abolished and divided into two new constituencies: Tipperary South and Tipperary North. These constituencies were first used for the 1948 general election

Future[edit]

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Tipperary be created.[2] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[3]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[4] It will replace the constituencies of Tipperary North and Tipperary South. The new constituency will incorporate all of South Tipperary and most of North Tipperary, except for the electoral divisions of: Aglishcloghane, Ballingarry, Ballylusky, Borrisokane, Carrig, Cloghjordan, Cloghprior, Clohaskin, Finnoe, Graigue, Kilbarron, Lorrha East, Lorrha West, Mertonhall, Rathcabban, Redwood, Riverstown, Terryglass, Uskane, in the former Rural District of Borrisokane; and Ardcrony, Ballygibbon, Ballymackey, Knigh, Monsea, in the former Rural District of Nenagh, which will be in the Offaly constituency.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[4]

"The county of South Tipperary;
and the county of North Tipperary, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Offaly."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Tipperary 1923–1948[5]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[6] Dan Breen
(Rep)
Séamus Burke
(CnaG)
Louis Dalton
(CnaG)
Michael Heffernan
(FP)
Seán McCurtin
(CnaG)
Daniel Morrissey
(Lab)
Patrick Ryan
(Rep)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] William X. O'Brien
(Lab)
Seán Hayes
(FF)
John Hassett
(CnaG)
Andrew Fogarty
(FF)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] Timothy Sheehy
(FF)
7th 1932[9] Dan Breen
(FF)
Daniel Morrissey
(Ind)
8th 1933[10] Richard Curran
(NCP)
Martin Ryan
(FF)
Daniel Morrissey
(CnaG)
9th 1937[11] William X. O'Brien
(Lab)
Séamus Burke
(FG)
Jeremiah Ryan
(FG)
Daniel Morrissey
(FG)
10th 1938[12] Richard Curran
(FG)
Frank Loughman
(FF)
11th 1943[13] Richard Stapleton
(Lab)
William O'Donnell
(CnaT)
12th 1944[14] Richard Mulcahy
(FG)
Frank Loughman
(FF)
Mary Ryan
(FF)
1947 by-election[15] Patrick Kinane
(CnaP)
13th 1948 Constituency abolished. See Tipperary North and Tipperary South

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]

Following the death of Clann na Talmhan TD William O'Donnell, a by-election was held on 29 October 1947. The seat was won by the Clann na Poblachta candidate Patrick Kinane.

1947 by-election[edit]

1947 by-election: Tipperary[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 11,471 21.4 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 17,169 32.1
Fine Gael Jeremiah Ryan 11,341 21.2
Labour Party Denis O'Sullivan 7,201 13.5
Clann na Talmhan Michael Fitzgerald 6,328 11.8
Electorate: 81,112   Valid: 53,510   Quota: 26,756   Turnout: 66.0%

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Tipperary[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 10,571 17.3 1 1
Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy 7,989 13.0 2 1
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 7,330 12.0 3
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 5,791 9.5 4
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 4,705 7.7 5
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 6,578 9.8 6
Clann na Talmhan William O'Donnell 4,638 7.6 7
Labour Party J A Boland 3,420 5.6
Independent John Stakelum 3,026 4.9
Labour Party Richard Stapleton 2,821 4.6
Fianna Fáil James Gardiner 2,758 4.5
Fianna Fáil Thomas Bourke 2,079 3.4
Independent Tomás Ó Dochartaigh 1,072 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 61,261   Quota: 7,658   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Tipperary[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 8,742 13.4 1 1
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 5,178 7.9 2
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 4,010 6.1 3
Fianna Fáil Martin Ryan 4,775 7.3 4
Fine Gael Jeremiah Ryan 3,796 5.8 5
Clann na Talmhan William O'Donnell 3,582 5.5 6
Labour Party Richard Stapleton 2,258 3.5 7
Independent Daniel Kennedy 3,538 5.4
Independent Séamus Burke 3,300 5.0
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 2,747 4.2
Fianna Fáil Thomas Meagher 2,681 4.1
Fine Gael Denis Bourke 2,489 3.8
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 2,481 3.8
Fine Gael Thomas Bourke 2,272 3.5
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 2,010 3.1
Independent Timothy Sheehy 1,796 2.8
Independent John Lee 1,758 2.7
Labour Party William Cotter 1,744 2.7
Fine Gael Richard Curran 1,426 2.2
Labour Party Thomas Malone 1,383 2.1
Independent Denis O'Driscoll 1,297 2.0
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 1,289 2.0
Independent Mary Corbett 466 0.7
Independent Mary Phillips 408 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 65,426   Quota: 8,179   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Tipperary[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 9,984 14.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Martin Ryan 7,174 10.6 2
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 7,529 11.1 3
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 5,495 8.1 4
Fine Gael Richard Curran 5,960 8.8 5
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 6,976 10.3 6
Fine Gael Jeremiah Ryan 7,745 11.4 7
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 6,009 8.9
Fine Gael Séamus Burke 5,657 8.3
Fianna Fáil Seán Gaynor 5,361 7.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 67,890   Quota: 8,487   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Tipperary[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 8,849 13.1 1 1
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 7,770 11.5 2
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 5,550 8.2 3
Fine Gael Séamus Burke 6,743 10.0 4
Fine Gael Jeremiah Ryan 5,027 7.4 5
Fianna Fáil Martin Ryan 5,611 8.3 6
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 6,380 9.5 7
Fianna Fáil Timothy Sheehy 5,423 8.0
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 4,671 6.9
Fine Gael Richard Curran 4,420 6.6
Independent Daniel Kennedy 4,072 6.0
Fine Gael James Timoney 3,009 4.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 67,525   Quota: 8,441   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Tipperary[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 9,362 13.5 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Daniel Morrissey 5,104 7.4 2
National Centre Party Richard Curran 6,896 10.0 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Séamus Burke 4,940 7.1 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 6,909 10.0 5
Fianna Fáil Martin Ryan 6,732 9.7 6
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 5,811 8.4 7
Fianna Fáil Timothy Sheehy 5,707 8.2
National Centre Party Joseph McCann 4,405 6.4
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 4,102 5.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Jeremiah Ryan 3,997 5.8
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán McCurtin 3,252 4.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Heffernan 2,005 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 69,222   Quota: 8,653   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Tipperary[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 8,817 13.6 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Séamus Burke 8,056 12.4 2
Independent Daniel Morrissey 6,388 9.8 3
Fianna Fáil Timothy Sheehy 5,332 8.2 4
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 4,787 7.4 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 4,611 7.1 6
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hassett 4,196 6.5 7
Fianna Fáil Martin Ryan 4,806 7.4
Fianna Fáil James Davin 4,308 6.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Heffernan 4,043 6.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán McCurtin 3,517 5.4
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Henehan 3,111 4.8
Labour Party Daniel Kennedy 1,632 2.5
Labour Party Richard Stapleton 1,354 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 64,958   Quota: 8,120   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Tipperary[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Séamus Burke 9,852 16.8 1 1
Labour Party Daniel Morrissey 8,344 14.2 2 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 6,567 11.2 3 6
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 4,943 8.4 4 8
Farmers' Party Michael Heffernan 5,914 10.1 5 9
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hassett 4,031 6.9 6 9
Fianna Fáil Timothy Sheehy 4,860 8.3 7 9
Fianna Fáil Seán Gleeson 3,701 6.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Jeremiah Ryan 3,682 6.3
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 2,668 4.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Laurence Tobin 2,398 4.1
Cumann na nGaedheal Richard Trecey 1,672 2.9
Electorate: 81,381   Valid: 58,632   Quota: 7,330   Turnout: 72.1%

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Tipperary[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Daniel Morrissey 10,307 17.2 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Séamus Burke 8,043 13.4 1 2
Farmers' Party Michael Heffernan 4,723 7.9 3 12
Labour Party William X. O'Brien 2,224 3.7 4 15
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 3,795 6.3 5 15
Fianna Fáil Seán Hayes 5,232 8.7 6 15
Cumann na nGaedheal John Hassett 2,385 4.0 7 15
Fianna Fáil Timothy Sheehy 3,626 6.1
Fianna Fáil Seán Gleeson 2,998 5.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Ryan 2,991 5.0
Farmers' Party John Seymour 2,011 3.4
Independent Thomas Condon 1,908 3.2
Independent Frank McGrath 1,859 3.1
Independent Dan Breen 1,480 2.5
Fianna Fáil Michael Kennedy 1,401 2.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Morris 1,283 2.1
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Maher 1,227 2.1
Independent John Hackett 1,192 2.0
Independent John Cronin 1,175 2.0
Electorate: 81,381   Valid: 59,860   Quota: 7,483   Turnout: 73.6%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Tipperary[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Séamus Burke 12,257 22.4 1 1
Republican Dan Breen 9,026 16.5 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Louis Dalton 2,793 5.1 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán McCurtin 5,088 9.3 4
Republican Patrick Ryan 5,507 10.1 5
Labour Party Daniel Morrissey 5,580 10.2 6
Farmers' Party Michael Heffernan 3,130 5.7 7
Labour Party Patrick Doherty 2,955 5.4
Farmers' Party Martin Meagher 1,609 2.9
Republican William Quirke 1,569 2.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Martin Dwyer 1,427 2.6
Farmers' Party John O'Meara 1,321 2.4
Independent Patrick Ryan 1,037 1.9
Farmers' Party Peter Moloney 733 1.3
Independent William Gleeson 655 1.2
Electorate: 86,703   Valid: 54,687   Quota: 6,836   Turnout: 63.1%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electoral Act, 1923". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 9 September 2010. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Waterford – Tipperary – Laois – Offaly – Kildare area". Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation". Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  5. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1923: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  7. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  8. ^ a b "General election September 1927: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1932: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1933: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1937: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1938: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 1943: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 1944: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  15. ^ a b "By-election 1947: Tipperary". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 

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