Tipperary South (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Tipperary South
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary constituency
Outline map
Location of Tipperary South within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 1948
TDs
Seats 4 (1948–1977)
3 (1977–1981)
4 (1981–1997)
3 (1997–)
County/City council South Tipperary
County Waterford
EP constituency South

Tipperary South 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. It is made up of the administrative county of South Tipperary, some areas in North Tipperary and also a small portion of County Waterford to the south of Clonmel. The principle population centres are Tipperary, Clonmel, Cashel, Carrick-on-Suir and Cahir. The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defines the constituency as:[2]

"The county of South Tipperary, except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituency of Tipperary North;
and, in the former Rural District of Clonmel No. 2 in the county of Waterford, the electoral divisions of:
Kilmacomma, Kilronan;
and the townlands of:
Barravakeen, Bawnard, Boola, Carrickabrone, Coolishal, Derrinlaur Lower, Derrinlaur Upper, Glendaw, Gurteen Lower, Gurteen Upper, Lisheen, Tikincor Lower, Tikincor Upper, in the electoral division of Gurteen;
and the townlands of:
Croan Lower, Croan Upper, Glenary, Glennagad, Kilgainy Lower, Kilgainy Upper, Knocklucas, Knocknagriffin, Lyranearla, Monacalee, Poulboy, Poulnagunoge, Scrothea East, Scrothea West, Spa, in the electoral division of St. Mary's."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Tipperary South 1948–[3]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[4] Dan Breen
(FF)
Michael Davern
(FF)
Richard Mulcahy
(FG)
John Timoney
(CnaP)
14th 1951[5] Patrick Crowe
(FG)
15th 1954[6]
16th 1957[7] Frank Loughman
(FF)
17th 1961[8] Patrick Hogan
(FG)
Seán Treacy
(Lab)
18th 1965[9] Jackie Fahey
(FF)
Don Davern
(FF)
19th 1969[10] Noel Davern
(FF)
20th 1973[11] Brendan Griffin
(FG)
21st 1977[12] 3 seats
1977–1981
Seán Treacy
(CC)
22nd 1981[13] Seán McCarthy
(FF)
Carrie Acheson
(FF)
Seán Treacy
(Lab)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[14] Seán Byrne
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[15]
25th 1987[16] Noel Davern
(FF)
Seán Treacy
(Ind)
26th 1989[17] Michael Ferris
(Lab)
Theresa Ahearn
(FG)
Seán Treacy
(CC)
27th 1992[18]
28th 1997[19] 3 seats
from 1997
2000 by-election[20] Séamus Healy
(Ind)
2001 by-election[21] Tom Hayes
(FG)
29th 2002[22]
30th 2007[23] Martin Mansergh
(FF)
Mattie McGrath
(FF)
31st 2011[24] Séamus Healy[1]
(WUAG)
Mattie McGrath
(Ind)

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 South[24]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
WUAG Séamus Healy[1] 21.3 8,818 9,542 11,265    
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 21.5 8,896 9,214 10,186 10,463  
Independent Mattie McGrath 14.7 6,074 6,349 7,078 7,413 9,978
Fine Gael Michael Murphy 13.1 5,402 5,563 6,404 6,633 7,948
Fianna Fáil Martin Mansergh 13.1 5,419 5,588 5,865 5,948  
Labour Party Phil Prendergast 10.9 4,525 4,966      
Sinn Féin Michael Browne 4.5 1,860        
Green Party Paul McNally 0.9 367        
Electorate: 57,420   Valid: 41,361   Spoilt: 432 (1.0%)   Quota: 10,341   Turnout: 41,793 (72.8%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Tipperary South[23]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 21.1 8,200 8,386 8,823 9,070 10,518      
Fianna Fáil Mattie McGrath 19.6 7,608 7,711 7,811 7,994 8,463 10,093    
Fianna Fáil Martin Mansergh 15.8 6,110 6,261 6,406 6,528 6,752 8,813 9,028 9,341
Independent Séamus Healy 14.7 5,707 5,884 6,036 6,456 7,548 8,591 9,198 9,282
Fianna Fáil Siobhán Ambrose 11.1 4,286 4,414 4,497 4,649 5,097      
Labour Party Phil Prendergast 8.8 3,400 3,631 3,752 3,907        
Sinn Féin Liam Browne 3.1 1,198 1,266 1,363          
Independent Tom Wood 2.9 1,141 1,187            
Green Party Bernard Lennon 1.5 591              
Progressive Democrats Richie Molloy 0.9 364              
Progressive Democrats Peadar O'Donnell 0.5 177              
Electorate: 54,637   Valid: 38,782   Spoilt: 330 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,696   Turnout: 39,112 (71.6%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Tipperary South[22]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 24.5 8,997 9,133 10,724
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 24.2 8,888 9,085 10,029
Independent Séamus Healy 20.1 7,350 7,765 9,477
Fianna Fáil Martin Mansergh 14.3 5,233 5,433 5,888
Labour Party Denis Landy 9.1 3,353 3,555  
Independent Tom Wood 4.1 1,515 1,631  
Sinn Féin Muiris Ó Suilleabháin 3.3 1,210    
Christian Solidarity Michael Larkin 0.3 120    
Electorate: 56,092   Valid: 36,666   Spoilt: 390 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,167   Turnout: 37,056 (66.1%)

2001 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Theresa Ahearn, a by-election was held on 30 June 2001. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Tom Hayes.

2001 by-election: Tipperary South[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 11,446 35.9 1 3
Independent Phil Prendergast 7,897 24.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Maguire 8,461 26.5
Labour Party Denis Landy 4,103 12.9
Electorate: 54,542   Valid: 31,907   Quota: 15,954   Turnout: 58.5%

2000 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Labour Party TD Michael Ferris, a by-election was held on 22 June 2000. The seat was won by the Independent candidate Séamus Healy.

2000 by-election: Tipperary South[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent Séamus Healy 9,419 30.8 1 3
Fine Gael Tom Hayes 8,184 26.8
Fianna Fáil Barry O'Brien 6,959 22.8
Labour Party Ellen Ferris 5,133 16.8
Christian Solidarity Mary Heaney 784 2.6
Natural Law Raymond McInerney 97 0.3
Electorate: 52,740   Valid: 30,576   Quota: 15,289   Turnout: 57.9%

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Tipperary South[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 8,995 25.5 1 1
Fine Gael Theresa Ahearn 8,494 24.1 2 3
Labour Party Michael Ferris 5,681 16.1 3 5
Independent Séamus Healy 5,814 16.5
Fianna Fáil Michael Maguire 4,151 11.8
National Party John Harold Barry 2,125 6.0
Electorate: 51,925   Valid: 35,260   Spoilt: 374 (1.1%)   Quota: 8,816   Turnout: 35,634 (68.6%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Tipperary South[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy Automatically returned N/A 1 1
Fine Gael Theresa Ahearn 8,103 20.4 2 3
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 7,463 18.8 3 5
Labour Party Michael Ferris 8,306 20.9 4 5
Independent Séamus Healy 4,023 10.1
Fianna Fáil Seán Byrne 3,851 9.7
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 3,849 9.7
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 2,854 7.2
Independent Joe O'Gorman 1,016 2.6
Sinn Féin Terry Crowe 205 0.5
Electorate: 56,800   Valid: 39,670   Spoilt: 533 (1.3%)   Quota: 9,918   Turnout: 40,203 (70.8%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Tipperary South[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy Automatically returned N/A 1
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 9,497 24.3 2
Fine Gael Theresa Ahearn 5,462 13.9 3
Labour Party Michael Ferris 7,080 18.1 4
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 7,360 18.8
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 5,648 14.4
Independent Séamus Healy 2,859 7.3
Progressive Democrats Thomas Lonergan 1,171 3.0
Independent William Fitzsimon 93 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,170   Quota: 9,793   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Tipperary South[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 4,542 10.9 1
Independent Seán Treacy 5,126 12.4 2
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 6,877 16.6 3
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 5,412 13.0 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Byrne 5,372 12.9
Fine Gael John Crowe 3,938 9.5
Labour Party Michael Ferris 3,820 9.2
Progressive Democrats Anthony Kehoe 2,524 6.1
Progressive Democrats Thomas Lonerga 1,878 4.5
Independent Séamus Healy 1,457 3.5
Workers' Party Seán Hill 407 1.0
Independent Nicholas Quigley 76 0.2
Independent Patrick Ryan 72 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,501   Quota: 8,301   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Tipperary South[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Byrne 8,080 20.1 1 1
Labour Party Seán Treacy 8,050 20.0 2
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 6,996 17.4 3
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 6,905 17.1 4
Fine Gael Michael Fitzgerald 4,407 10.9
Fianna Fáil Tom Ambrose 3,634 9.0
Fine Gael Anthony Kehoe 2,215 5.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,287   Quota: 8,058   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Tipperary South[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Byrne 8,705 22.0 1 1
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 7,434 18.8 2
Labour Party Seán Treacy 7,758 19.6 3
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 5,711 14.4 4
Fianna Fáil Carrie Acheson 4,751 12.0
Fine Gael Michael Fitzgerald 3,180 8.0
Fine Gael Terence Darmody 1,883 4.8
Independent William Fitzsimon 158 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,580   Quota: 7,917   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Tipperary South[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Seán Treacy 8,989 21.5 1 1
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 6,590 15.8 2
Fianna Fáil Seán McCarthy 5,716 13.7 3
Fianna Fáil Carrie Acheson 5,838 14.0 4
Fianna Fáil Seán Byrne 5,737 13.7
Independent T. J. Maher 3,728 8.9
Fine Gael John Crowe 2,596 6.2
Fine Gael Terence Darmody 1,413 3.4
Fine Gael Louise Farrell 1,144 2.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,751   Quota: 8,351   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Tipperary South[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Ceann Comhairle Seán Treacy Automatically returned N/A 1 1
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 11,715 34.8 2 1
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 6,298 18.7 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Byrne 6,412 19.1
Labour Party Michael Ferris 5,462 16.2
Fine Gael Hubert Burke 3,400 10.1
Independent Patrick Leahy 275 0.8
Independent Paschal Ryan 104 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,666   Quota: 11,22   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Tipperary South[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Seán Treacy 7,611 20.6 1 1
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 5,777 15.6 2
Fianna Fáil Jackie Fahey 7,317 19.8 3
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 6,117 16.6 4
Fianna Fáil William Ryan 4,793 13.0
Fine Gael Terence Darmody 2,982 8.1
Fine Gael Michael Smyth 2,360 6.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,957   Quota: 7,392   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Tipperary South[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Noel Davern 9,357 25.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Jackie Fahey 6,098 16.5 2
Fine Gael Patrick Hogan 6,499 17.5 3
Labour Party Seán Treacy 4,955 13.4 4
Fianna Fáil William Ryan 3,742 10.1
Fine Gael Brendan Griffin 2,871 7.7
Fine Gael Peter Powell 1,705 4.6
Independent Seán Healy 1,073 2.9
Labour Party Patrick O'Brien 770 2.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,070   Quota: 7,415   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Tipperary South[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Don Davern 8,540 23.2 1 1
Labour Party Seán Treacy 7,005 19.0 2
Fianna Fáil Jackie Fahey 4,595 12.5 3
Fine Gael Patrick Hogan 4,359 11.8 4
Fine Gael Denis Burke 4,433 12.0
Fianna Fáil William Ryan 4,340 11.8
Fine Gael Timothy O'Donoghue 3,560 9.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,832   Quota: 7,367   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Tipperary South[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Seán Treacy 7,260 19.5 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Davern 6,070 16.3 2
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 5,717 15.3 3
Fine Gael Patrick Hogan 5,787 15.5 4
Fine Gael Michael Fitzgerald 3,864 10.4
Fine Gael Denis Burke 3,465 9.3
Fianna Fáil Jackie Fahey 2,625 7.0
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 1,689 4.5
Sinn Féin Pilib Ó Cinneide 834 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,311   Quota: 7,463   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Tipperary South[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Davern 7,563 22.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 6,359 18.9 2
Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy 4,407 13.1 3
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 4,579 13.6 4
Fine Gael Patrick Crowe 4,456 13.2
Labour Party Seán Treacy 4,352 12.9
Fine Gael John Morrissey 1,990 5.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,706   Quota: 6,742   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Tipperary South[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 8,291 23.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Davern 6,941 19.2 2
Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy 4,828 13.4 3
Fine Gael Patrick Crowe 5,513 15.3 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Lacey 3,962 11.0
Fine Gael John Morrissey 3,171 8.8
Labour Party Patrick Walsh 1,727 4.8
Labour Party Michael Kilkelly 1,695 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,128   Quota: 7,226   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Tipperary South[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy 5,745 15.6 1
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 6,842 18.5 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Davern 6,833 18.5 3
Fine Gael Patrick Crowe 2,384 6.5 4
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 5,019 13.6
Fine Gael John Morrissey 2,272 6.2
Labour Party Patrick Walsh 2,182 5.9
Independent Colm O'Donnell 1,892 5.1
Labour Party Michael Kilkelly 1,585 4.3
Clann na Poblachta John Timoney 1,506 4.1
Independent George Furlong 638 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,898   Quota: 7,380   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Tipperary South[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dan Breen 7,931 21.8 1 1
Fine Gael Richard Mulcahy 5,225 14.4 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Davern 6,176 17.0 3
Clann na Poblachta John Timoney 1,914 5.3 4
Fianna Fáil Frank Loughman 3,909 10.8
Clann na Talmhan Michael Fitzgerald 3,257 9.0
Clann na Poblachta Denis O'Driscoll 1,674 4.6
Fine Gael Patrick Crowe 1,626 4.5
Fine Gael John Morrissey 1,587 4.4
Labour Party Denis O'Sullivan 1,487 4.1
Labour Party Richard Stapleton 821 2.3
Clann na Poblachta John Murray 722 2.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,329   Quota: 7,266   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Healy campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010. 
  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. 
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  7. ^ a b "General election 1957: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1961: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1965: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1969: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1973: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1977: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 1981: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "General election February 1982: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "General election November 1982: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "General election 1987: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "General election 1989: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 October 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "General election 1992: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  19. ^ a b "General election 1997: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  20. ^ a b "By-election 2000: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  21. ^ a b "By-election 2001: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  22. ^ a b "General election 2002: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  23. ^ a b "General election 2007: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009. 
  24. ^ a b "General election 2011: Tipperary South". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 March 2011. 

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