Tipperary North (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1885–1922 constituency, see North Tipperary (UK Parliament constituency).
Tipperary North
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Tipperary North within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1948
Seats 3
TDs
County/City council North Tipperary
South Tipperary
County Offaly
EP constituency South

Tipperary North is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 3 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]

It was created for the 1948 general election when the former Tipperary constituency was divided into Tipperary North and Tipperary South. The constituency has undergone a significant revision to its boundaries since the 2007 general election. A population of 4,276 in the former Roscrea No 2 Rural District was transferred into constituency from the Laois-Offaly constituency. As well as the administrative county of North Tipperary and some parts of South Tipperary, it now also includes the southern tip of County Offaly. The 2006 population of the constituency using these revised boundaries would be 80,203. The principle population centres are Thurles, Templemore, Nenagh and Roscrea. The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:[1]

"The county of North Tipperary;
and, in the county of South Tipperary, the electoral divisions of:
Ballysheehan, Clogher, Clonoulty East, Clonoulty West, Gaile, Graystown, Killenaule, Nodstown, in the former Rural District of Cashel;
Ballyphilip, Buolick, Crohane, Farranrory, Fennor, Kilcooly, New Birmingham, Poyntstown, in the former Rural District of Slievardagh;
Cappagh, Curraheen, Donohill, Glengar, in the former Rural District of Tipperary No. 1;
and, in the county of Offaly, the electoral divisions of:
Aghacon, Barna, Cangort, Cullenwaine, Dunkerrin, Ettagh, Gorteen, Mountheaton, Shinrone, Templeharry, in the former Rural District of Roscrea No. 2."

Tipperary North is a rare example of a bellwether constituency in Ireland; since 1982, it has returned two government supporting deputies out of three. Since the formation of the constituency, it always returned at least one TD for Fianna Fáil from 1948 until the 2011 general election.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Tipperary North 1948–[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[3] Patrick Kinane
(CnaP)
Mary Ryan
(FF)
Daniel Morrissey
(FG)
14th 1951[4] John Fanning
(FF)
15th 1954[5]
16th 1957[6] Patrick Tierney
(Lab)
17th 1961[7] Thomas Dunne
(FG)
18th 1965[8]
19th 1969[9] Michael O'Kennedy
(FF)
Michael Smith
(FF)
20th 1973[10] John Ryan
(Lab)
21st 1977[11] Michael Smith
(FF)
22nd 1981[12] David Molony
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[13] Michael O'Kennedy
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[14]
25th 1987[15] Michael Lowry
(FG)
Michael Smith
(FF)
26th 1989[16]
27th 1992[17] John Ryan
(Lab)
28th 1997[18] Michael Lowry
(Ind)
Michael O'Kennedy
(FF)
29th 2002[19] Máire Hoctor
(FF)
30th 2007[20] Noel Coonan
(FG)
31st 2011[21][22] Alan Kelly
(Lab)

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]

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election:Tipperary North[21]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Independent Michael Lowry 29.2 14,104    
Fine Gael Noel Coonan 23.7 11,425 12,130  
Labour Party Alan Kelly 19.8 9,559 10,104 12,065
Fianna Fáil Máire Hoctor 16.5 7,978 8,356 9,441
Sinn Féin Séamus Morris 6.3 3,034 3,180  
New Vision Billy Clancy 3.0 1,442 1,653  
Green Party Olwyn O'Malley 0.8 409 429  
Independent Kate Bopp 0.7 322 352  
Electorate: 63,235   Valid: 48,273   Spoilt: 516 (1.1%)   Quota: 12,069   Turnout: 48,789 (77.2%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Tipperary North[20]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Michael Lowry 29.1 12,919          
Fine Gael Noel Coonan 15.9 7,061 7,569 7,763 7,981 8,440 11,499
Fianna Fáil Máire Hoctor 16.6 7,374 7,664 7,905 8,249 8,793 10,167
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 17.7 7,871 8,107 8,223 8,480 8,975 9,607
Labour Party Kathleen O'Meara 10.3 4,561 4,859 5,218 5,748 6,311  
Independent Jim Ryan 4.2 1,844 2,193 2,283 2,564    
Sinn Féin Séamus Morris 3.8 1,672 1,754 1,881      
Progressive Democrats Tony Sheary 1.4 634 658        
Green Party Paul McNally 1.1 495 519        
Electorate: 57,084   Valid: 44,431   Spoilt: 332 (0.8%)   Quota: 11,108   Turnout: 44,783 (78.5%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Tipperary North[19]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Independent Michael Lowry 25.4 10,400      
Fianna Fáil Máire Hoctor 21.8 8,949 9,320 11,040  
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 10.5 8,526 8,842 9,642 10,088
Fine Gael Noel Coonan 14.9 6,108 6,436 9,085 9,437
Labour Party Kathleen O'Meara 13.5 5,537 5,877    
Progressive Democrats Bill Dwan 3.5 1,446      
Electorate: 59,427   Valid: 40,966   Spoilt: 446 (1.1%)   Quota: 10,242   Turnout: 41,412 (69.7%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Tipperary North[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Michael Lowry 11,638 29.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 9,895 24.8 2 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 6,999 17.5 3 7
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 4,521 11.3
Labour Party Kathleen O'Meara 4,126 10.3
Progressive Democrats Joe Hennessy 1,390 3.5
National Party Margaret Carey 1,295 3.2
Independent Gillies MacBain 88 0.2
Electorate: 53,888   Valid: 39,952   Spoilt: 337 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,989   Turnout: 40,289 (74.8%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Tipperary North[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 8,156 25.6 1 1
Fine Gael Michael Lowry 7,401 23.3 2 3
Labour Party John Ryan 7,240 22.8 3 4
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 7,113 22.4
Fine Gael Tom Ryan 1,533 4.8
Sinn Féin Jimmy Nolan 382 1.2
Electorate: 42,754   Valid: 31,825   Spoilt: 465 (1.4%)   Quota: 7,957   Turnout: 32,290 (75.5%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Tipperary North[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 8,855 28.0 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 7,221 22.8 2
Fine Gael Michael Lowry 6,427 20.3 3
Labour Party John Ryan 7,215 22.8
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 1,837 5.8
Independent William Fitzsimon 79 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,634   Quota: 7,909   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Tipperary North[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 8,978 27.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 8,121 24.4 2
Fine Gael Michael Lowry 5,821 17.5 3
Labour Party John Ryan 4,558 13.7
Progressive Democrats Frank Dwan 2,444 7.3
Fine Gael Denis Ryan 2,038 6.1
Sinn Féin James Nolan 878 2.6
Independent Seán Deegan 322 1.0
Independent Donal Kealy 131 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,291   Quota: 8,323   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Tipperary North[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael David Molony 7,163 22.2 1
Labour Party John Ryan 7,189 22.3 2
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 7,945 24.7 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 7,843 24.4
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 2,071 6.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,211   Quota: 8,053   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Tipperary North[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party John Ryan 7,763 24.5 1
Fine Gael David Molony 6,602 20.8 2
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 7,126 22.5 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 6,182 19.5
Fianna Fáil Jane Hanafin 2,278 7.2
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 1,583 5.0
Independent Peter Treacy 175 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,709   Quota: 7,928   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Tipperary North[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 8,502 26.3 1 1
Labour Party John Ryan 7,504 23.2 2
Fine Gael David Molony 6,850 21.2 3
Fianna Fáil Des Hanafin 4,307 13.3
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 2,637 8.2
Fianna Fáil Ger Ryan 1,960 6.1
Independent Joseph O'Connor 586 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,346   Quota: 8,087   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Tipperary North[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 9,218 26.1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 5,667 16.1 2
Labour Party John Ryan 7,989 22.6 3
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 6,296 17.8
Fianna Fáil Des Hanafin 4,488 12.7
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 1,652 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,310   Quota: 8,828   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Tipperary North[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 6,397 22.6 1
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 5,709 20.1 2
Labour Party John Ryan 5,427 19.1 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 4,976 17.6
Fianna Fáil John Doyle 3,645 12.9
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 2,198 7.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,352   Quota: 7,089   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Tipperary North[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 8,751 30.3 1 1
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 7,169 24.8 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 3,872 13.4 3
Fianna Fáil John Doyle 2,738 9.5
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 2,673 9.3
Labour Party John Ryan 2,498 8.7
Labour Party Thomas Shanahan 651 2.3
Labour Party Richard Deasy 517 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,869   Quota: 7,218   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Tipperary North[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 6,377 23.8 1
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 5,466 20.4 2
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,411 24.0 3
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 5,411 20.2
Fine Gael Donal Nealon 3,101 11.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,766   Quota: 6,692   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Tipperary North[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,302 24.5 1
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 4,336 16.9 2
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 5,642 21.9 3
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 5,570 21.7
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 2,754 10.7
Sinn Féin Tomás Mac Giolla 1,123 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,727   Quota: 6,432   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Tipperary North[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,464 24.0 1
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 6,058 22.5 2
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 4,261 15.8 3
Fine Gael Martin Collins 3,497 13.0
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 2,616 9.7
Sinn Féin Aindrias MacDomhnaill 2,548 9.4
Clann na Poblachta Daniel Kennedy 1,537 5.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,981   Quota: 6,746   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Tipperary North[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 5,843 20.7 1
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 6,494 23.0 2
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,133 21.7 3
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 4,756 16.8
Fine Gael Lawrence Brennan 2,176 7.7
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 1,898 6.7
Clann na Poblachta Michael Cronin 935 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,235   Quota: 7,059   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Tipperary North[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 6,546 23.0 1
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,390 22.5 2
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 6,215 21.9 3
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 3,782 13.3
Fine Gael Jeremiah Ryan 2,902 10.2
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 2,601 9.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,436   Quota: 7,110   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Tipperary North[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 4,602 16.3 1
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 5,656 20.0 2
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 4,601 16.3 3
Labour Party John Murphy 4,408 15.6
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 4,377 15.5
Fianna Fáil Thomas MacDonagh 2,227 7.9
Clann na Poblachta Michael Cronin 1,638 5.8
Fine Gael Joubert Powell 708 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,217   Quota: 7,055   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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