Galway North (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Galway North
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created 1948
Abolished 1961
Seats 3
County/City council County Galway

Galway North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1948 to 1961. 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 under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947 for the 1948 general election to Dáil Éireann.[1] It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961, when the three existing Galway constituencies were replaced by the two new constituencies of Galway East and Galway West.

Boundaries[edit]

The administrative county of Galway except the portion thereof which was comprised in the County Constituencies of Galway West and Galway South.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Galway North 1948–1961[2]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[3] Mark Killilea, Snr
(FF)
Michael F. Kitt
(FF)
Michael Donnellan
(CnaT)
14th 1951[4] James Hession
(FG)
15th 1954[5]
16th 1957[6] Michael F. Kitt
(FF)
17th 1961 Constituency abolished. See Galway East and Galway West

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]

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Galway North[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Michael Donnellan 7,399 33.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Kitt 5,215 23.3 2
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea, Snr 4,826 21.6 3
Sinn Féin Pádraig Ó Ceallaigh 2,551 11.4
Fine Gael James Hession 2,380 10.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 22,371   Quota: 5,593   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Galway North[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Michael Donnellan 7,889 33.7 1 1
Fine Gael James Hession 4,374 18.7 2
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea, Snr 4,430 18.9 3
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Kitt 4,619 19.7
Fianna Fáil Tom King 2,099 9.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,411   Quota: 5,853   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Galway North[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Michael Donnellan 7,923 34.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea, Snr 4,205 18.5 2
Fine Gael James Hession 2,882 12.7 3
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Kitt 4,120 18.1
Fianna Fáil Seán Glynn 2,382 10.5
Clann na Poblachta William Burke 1,265 5.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 22,777   Quota: 5,695   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Galway North[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Clann na Talmhan Michael Donnellan 4,582 19.6 1
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea, Snr 4,636 19.9 2
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Kitt 3,742 16.0 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Glynn 2,811 12.1
Labour Party Robert Burke 2,273 9.7
Clann na Poblachta John Nohilly 1,562 6.7
Fine Gael Mark Wall 1,046 4.5
Clann na Poblachta Michael Mannion 922 4.0
Fine Gael William Allen 886 3.8
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Collins 876 3.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,336   Quota: 5,835   Turnout:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1947: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1948: Galway North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 1951: Galway North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "General election 1954: Galway North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election 1957: Galway North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 September 2010. 

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