Galway West (Dáil constituency)

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Galway West
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Galway West within Ireland
Current constituency
Created1937
Seats3 (1937–1977)
4 (1977–1981)
5 (1981–)
TDs
County/City councilGalway County Council
Galway City Council
EP constituencyMidlands–North-West

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

The constituency was created for the 1937 general election, under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935, when the former Galway constituency was split into Galway East and Galway West.

It spans the entire area of the western half of County Galway in Connacht, in the heart of the Gaeltacht, taking in Galway city, Clifden and part of southern County Mayo.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[1]

"The city of Galway;
and, in the county of Galway, the electoral divisions of:
Abhainn Ghabhla, An Cnoc Buí, An Uillinn, Ballynakill, Binn an Choire, Bunowen, Cleggan, Clifden, Cloch na Rón, Cushkillary, Derrycunlagh, Derrylea, Doonloughan, Errislannan, Inishbofin, Maíros, Rinvyle, Scainimh, Sillerna, in the former Rural District of Clifden;
An Carn Mór, An Spidéal, Árainn, Baile Chláir, Baile an Teampaill, Ballynacourty, Bearna, Ceathrú an Bhrúnaigh, Cill Aithnín, Clarinbridge, Eanach Dhúin, Galway Rural (part), Kilcummin, Leacach Beag, Liscananaun, Lisín an Bhealaigh, Maigh Cuilinn, Na Forbacha, Oranmore, Sailearna, Sliabh an Aonaigh, Tulaigh Mhic Aodháin, in the former Rural District of Galway;
An Chorr, An Crompán, An Fhairche, An Ros, An Turlach, Camas, Cill Chuimín, Conga, Garmna, Leitir Breacáin, Leitir Móir, Letterfore, Oughterard, Wormhole, in the former Rural District of Oughterard;
and, in the county of Mayo, the electoral divisions of:
Cong, Dalgan, Houndswood, Kilmaine, Neale, Shrule, in the former Rural District of Ballinrobe."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Galway West 1937–[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
9th 1937[3] Gerald Bartley
(FF)
3 seats
1937–1977
Seán Tubridy
(FF)
Joseph Mongan
(FG)
3 seats
1937–1977
10th 1938[4]
1940 by-election[5] John J. Keane
(FF)
11th 1943[6] Eamon Corbett
(FF)
12th 1944[7] Michael Lydon
(FF)
13th 1948[8]
14th 1951[9] Peadar Duignan
(FF)
John Mannion Snr
(FG)
15th 1954[10] Johnny Geoghegan
(FF)
Fintan Coogan Snr
(FG)
16th 1957[11]
17th 1961[12]
18th 1965[13] Bobby Molloy
(FF)
19th 1969[14]
20th 1973[15]
1975 by-election[16] Máire Geoghegan-Quinn
(FF)
21st 1977[17] Bill Loughnane
(FF)
John Mannion Jnr
(FG)
4 seats
1977–1981
22nd 1981[18] Mark Killilea Jnr
(FF)
John Donnellan
(FG)
Michael D. Higgins
(Lab)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[19] Frank Fahey
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[20] Fintan Coogan Jnr
(FG)
25th 1987[21] Bobby Molloy
(PD)
Michael D. Higgins
(Lab)
26th 1989[22] Pádraic McCormack
(FG)
27th 1992[23] Éamon Ó Cuív
(FF)
28th 1997[24] Frank Fahey
(FF)
29th 2002[25] Noel Grealish
(PD)
30th 2007[26]
31st 2011[27] Noel Grealish
(Ind)
Seán Kyne
(FG)
Brian Walsh
(FG)
Derek Nolan
(Lab)
32nd 2016[28] Hildegarde Naughton
(FG)
Catherine Connolly
(Ind)
33rd 2020[29] Mairéad Farrell
(SF)

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]

2020 general election[edit]

2020 general election: Galway West[30] [31]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív[n 1] 14.1 8,522 8,534 8,566 8,825 8,893 9,017 9,200 11,910          
Sinn Féin Mairéad Farrell 14.0 8,464 8,486 8,744 8,814 8,904 9,633 10,013 10,340          
Independent Noel Grealish 13.3 8,043 8,159 8,196 8,541 8,616 9,168 9,302 10,393          
Fine Gael Hildegarde Naughton 9.3 5,609 5,617 5,645 5,667 5,885 6,027 6,630 7,009 7,366 7,473 7,509 8,536 9,519
Independent Catherine Connolly 9.0 5,439 5,478 5,693 5,775 6,028 6,661 7,625 8,089 8,722 8,831 8,906 12,486  
Fine Gael Seán Kyne 8.8 5,284 5,292 5,314 5,345 5,477 5,559 5,829 6,049 6,399 6,461 6,493 7,037 7,574
Fianna Fáil Ollie Crowe 8.6 5,175 5,180 5,207 5,310 5,384 5,555 5,671            
Green Party Pauline O'Reilly 6.0 3,650 3,655 3,766 3,811 4,098 4,230              
Social Democrats Niall Ó Tuathail 6.0 3,623 3,630 3,761 3,793 4,057 4,313 5,750 5,979 6,281 6,339 6,403    
Independent Mike Cubbard 4.4 2,676 2,697 2,740 2,802 2,907                
Labour Party Níall McNelis 2.6 1,548 1,554 1,577 1,593                  
Aontú Cormac Ó Corcoráin[n 2] 1.8 1,058 1,097 1,118                    
Solidarity–PBP Conor Burke[n 3] 0.8 495 512                      
Solidarity–PBP Joe Loughnane[n 4] 0.7 437 445                      
Independent Daragh O'Flaherty[n 5] 0.5 318                        
Electorate: 100,695   Valid: 60,341   Spoilt: 423   Quota: 10,057   Turnout: 60.3%
  1. ^ Listed surname on ballot paper as Cuív as opposed to Ó Cuív to appear higher on ballot paper. Appeared as Cuív, Éamon Ó
  2. ^ Listed surname on ballot paper as Corcorán as opposed to Ó Corcorán to appear higher on ballot paper. Appeared as Corcorán, Cormac Ó
  3. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Burke was a member of Solidarity.
  4. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Loughnane was a member of People Before Profit.
  5. ^ Listed surname on ballot paper as Flaherty as opposed to O'Flaherty to appear higher on ballot paper. Appeared as Flaherty, Daragh O

2020 Galway West opinion poll[edit]

Last date
of polling
Polling firm / Commissioner Sample
size
FF FG SF Grealish Connolly GP O'Tuathail Lab Cubbard S-PBP Aon Lead
26 January 2020 TG4/Ipsos MRBI[32] 525 20 23 7 7 9 10 12 5 3 2 1 3

2016 general election[edit]

2016 general election: Galway West[33][34][28]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 14.8 9,539 9,574 9,679 9,701 9,763 10,022 10,079 10,175 11,103          
Independent Noel Grealish 11.2 7,187 7,208 7,308 7,359 7,522 7,945 8,020 8,461 8,830 9,136 9,186 9,711 11,073  
Fine Gael Seán Kyne 9.5 6,136 6,148 6,232 6,245 6,292 6,355 6,444 6,506 6,587 7,201 7,209 7,656 8,171 10,590
Sinn Féin Trevor Ó Clochartaigh 8.9 5,755 5,788 5,815 6,017 6,108 6,162 6,261 6,661 6,721 6,833 6,846 7,468 7,911 8,077
Independent Catherine Connolly 7.6 4,877 4,909 4,982 5,178 5,325 5,450 5,818 6,330 6,461 7,123 7,138 8,877 9,824 10,239
Fine Gael John O'Mahony 7.4 4,734 4,744 4,788 4,795 4,859 4,915 4,965 4,996 5,222 5,551 5,591 5,852 6,122  
Fine Gael Hildegarde Naughton 7.1 4,567 4,582 4,676 4,691 4,759 4,964 5,097 5,175 5,298 6,083 6,094 6,626 7,024 9,129
Fianna Fáil John Connolly 6.0 3,885 3,901 3,951 3,973 4,019 4,160 4,203 4,351 4,873 5,059 5,304 5,614    
Social Democrats Niall Ó Tuathail 5.4 3,455 3,488 3,566 3,734 3,803 3,850 4,344 4,674 4,725 5,269 5,278      
Labour Party Derek Nolan 5.0 3,220 3,233 3,261 3,300 3,332 3,380 3,624 3,737 3,787          
Fianna Fáil Mary Hoade 3.4 2,205 2,213 2,248 2,254 2,549 2,636 2,644 2,673            
Independent Mike Cubbard 3.3 2,122 2,146 2,166 2,309 2,390 2,436 2,533              
Green Party Seamus Sheridan 2.5 1,588 1,617 1,667 1,755 1,779 1,813                
Independent Fidelma Healy Eames 2.2 1,394 1,445 1,594 1,620 1,657                  
Independent James Charity 1.8 1,171 1,181 1,227 1,267                    
AAA–PBP Tommy Holohan 1.6 1,017 1,047 1,071                      
Renua Nicola Daveron 1.5 994 1,025                        
Independent Tommy Roddy 0.4 251                          
Direct Democracy Ruairí O'Neill 0.2 152                          
Independent Patrick Feeney 0.1 22                          
Electorate: 103,704   Valid: 64,271   Spoilt: 488 (0.75%)   Quota: 10,712   Turnout: 64,759 (62.45%)

2016 Galway West opinion poll[edit]

Last date
of polling
Polling firm / Commissioner Sample
size
FF FG SF Grealish Connolly GP O'Tuathail Lab Cubbard S-PBP Aon Lead
23 February 2016 TG4/Ipsos MRBI[35][36] ~500 21 30 11 7 8 2 6 6 2 2 DNR 7

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Galway West[37][27]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Labour Party Derek Nolan 12.4 7,489 7,672 8,006 8,266 8,463 8,703 9,119 9,308 9,415 10,431      
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 12.3 7,441 7,486 7,547 7,649 8,198 8,927 9.035 11,138          
Independent Noel Grealish 10.3 6,229 6,346 6,396 6,589 6,810 7,116 7,324 7,916 8,312 8,682 8,736 9,811 9,829
Fine Gael Brian Walsh 8.9 5,425 5,473 5,515 5,644 5,869 5,964 7,008 7,242 7,343 7,491 7,520 10,227  
Fine Gael Fidelma Healy Eames 8.3 5,046 5,080 5,173 5,290 5,347 5,487 6,542 6,712 6,801 6,990 7,020    
Independent Catherine Connolly 7.9 4,766 4,973 5,214 5,499 5,603 5,888 6,148 6,390 6,551 8,207 8,375 9,083 9,095
Fine Gael Seán Kyne 7.5 4,550 4,581 4,630 4,704 4,729 5,741 6,470 6,621 6,705 7,029 7,074 9,020 9,112
Sinn Féin Trevor Ó Clochartaigh 6.3 3,808 3,927 3,999 4,096 4,141 4,407 4,447 4,588 4,683        
Fine Gael Hildegarde Naughton 5.9 3,606 3,655 3,745 3,858 3,908 3,993              
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 5.7 3,448 3,474 3,489 3,526 3,833 4,017 4,062            
Independent Tom Welby 5.4 3,298 3,325 3,345 3,484 3,504                
Fianna Fáil Michael Crowe 3.0 1,814 1,855 1,870 1,895                  
Independent Eamon Walsh 2.4 1,481 1,581 1,624                    
Green Party Niall Ó Brolcháin 1.8 1,120 1,153                      
Independent Mike Cubbard 1.4 853                        
Independent Uinseann Holmes 0.3 186                        
Independent Thomas King 0.1 65                        
Electorate: 88,840   Valid: 60,625   Spoilt: 643 (1.1%)   Quota: 10,105   Turnout: 61,268 (69.0%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Galway West[26]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 17.5 9,645                        
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 11.1 6,086 6,090 6,262 6,296 6,609 6,947 7,189 7,447 8,384 10,916      
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 10.6 5,854 5,855 5,965 6,150 6,300 6,481 6,549 7,036 7,234 7,421 7,536 7,914 8,139
Progressive Democrats Noel Grealish 10.5 5,806 5,812 6,122 6,141 6,196 6,313 6,366 6,940 7,065 7,241 7,377 8,116 9,034
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 9.8 5,419 5,425 5,497 5,513 5,581 5,719 6,474 6,834 7,068 7,370 7,859 11,592  
Fianna Fáil Michael Crowe 9.0 4,969 4,976 5,115 5,233 5,364 5,652 5,708 5,863 6,117 6,338 6,507 6,842 7,159
Fine Gael Fidelma Healy Eames 7.1 3,904 3,904 3,960 3,966 4,022 4,249 4,705 4,831 5,051 5,496 6,170    
Green Party Niall Ó Brolcháin 5.5 3,026 3,032 3,113 3,124 3,457 3,658 3,754 3,834 4,332        
Independent Catherine Connolly 3.7 2,006 2,014 2,055 2,066 2,307 2,580 2,631 2,684          
Fine Gael Seán Kyne 3.5 1,912 1,914 1,929 1,939 1,970 2,033              
Progressive Democrats Tom Welby 3.4 1,894 1,897 1,986 2,014 2,075 2,119 2,329            
Independent Margaret Cox 3.1 1,718 1,723 1,795 1,808 1,932                
Sinn Féin Anne Marie Carroll 3.0 1,629 1,637 1,641 1,652                  
Progressive Democrats Donal Lyons 2.1 1,168 1,169                      
Independent Thomas King 0.1 60                        
Electorate: 86,602   Valid: 55,096   Spoilt: 533 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,183   Turnout: 55,629 (64.2%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Galway West[25]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13 Count 14 Count 15
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 20.1 9,947                            
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 14.6 7,226 7,902 7,904 7,993 8,120 8,318                  
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 10.6 5,213 5,315 5,343 5,510 5,646 5,772 6,095 6,664 6,682 7,171 7,498 8,151 8,244 10,580  
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 9.6 4,760 4,850 4,859 5,260 5,318 5,502 5,865 6,001 6,012 6,285 7,623 8,420      
Fianna Fáil Margaret Cox 6.6 3,269 3,697 3,704 3,752 3,801 3,870 4,082 4,297 4,314 4,623 4,782 5,244 5,273 5,585 5,906
Progressive Democrats Noel Grealish 5.5 2,735 2,787 2,791 2,858 2,876 3,121 3,233 3,315 3,323 4,544 5,098 5,325 5,352 5,684 6,215
Independent Séamus Walsh 4.9 2,439 2,559 2,588 2,626 2,742 2,774 2,944 3,154 3,155 3,234 3,328        
Fine Gael Michael McDonagh 4.6 2,279 2,300 2,306 2,619 2,632 2,670 2,748 2,808 2,812 2,888          
Green Party Niall Ó Brolcháin 4.4 2,193 2,216 2,241 2,308 2,416 2,450 2,651 3,108 3,111 3,267 3,391 3,749 3,775    
Progressive Democrats Donal Lyons 3.9 1,935 2,017 2,026 2,058 2,068 2,545 2,713 2,787 2,798            
Independent Dana Rosemary Scallon 3.4 1,677 1,727 1,740 1,812 1,872 1,920                  
Sinn Féin Daniel Callanan 3.0 1,468 1,485 1,498 1,509 2,166 2,200 2,306                
Progressive Democrats Declan McDonnell 3.0 1,462 1,479 1,484 1,499 1,506                    
Fine Gael Fidelma Healy Eames 2.7 1,320 1,340 1,347                        
Sinn Féin Seán Coistealbha 2.7 1,311 1,373 1,383 1,397                      
Independent Eileen Manning 0.2 96 97                          
Independent Joseph Nulty 0.2 76 77                          
Electorate: 82,213   Valid: 49,466   Spoilt: 680 (1.4%)   Quota: 8,245   Turnout: 50,146 (61.0%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Galway West[38]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 19.3 9,321                    
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 17.3 8,250                    
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 15.0 7,221 7,335 7,351 7,392 7,520 7,601 8,495        
Progressive Democrats Robert Molloy 12.3 5,914 6,216 6,257 6,330 6,576 6,703 6,840 6,867 7,386 7,672 8,217
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 10.1 4,856 4,942 4,952 5,076 5,145 5,379 5,654 5,759 5,908 7,138 8,456
Fianna Fáil Margaret Cox 6.1 2,941 3,383 3,450 3,497 3,660 3,905 3,969 3,978 4,939 5,257 5,505
Fine Gael Pól Báinín O'Foighil 3.8 1,807 1,826 1,836 1,913 1,961 2,009 2,285 2,586 2,822 3,050  
Fine Gael Thomas O'Malley 3.5 1,682 1,699 1,701 1,729 1,762 1,778          
Green Party Pat Fitzpatrick 3.4 1,660 1,675 1,677 1,867 1,977 2,295 2,364 2,376 2,434    
Fianna Fáil Seán O'Neachtain 3.4 1,639 1,888 1,945 1,997 2,064 2,203 2,230 2,235      
Sinn Féin Mike Egan 2.5 1,209 1,235 1,240 1,321 1,373            
National Party Liam Downes 2.0 959 967 969 993              
Independent Ming A 1.1 548 553 554                
Natural Law Maria Ní Dhomhnaill 0.4 205 207 208                
Electorate: 78,064   Valid: 48,212   Spoilt: 400 (0.8%)   Quota: 8,036   Turnout: 48,612 (62.3%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Galway West[39]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 17.7 8,910                  
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 16.7 8,430                  
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 13.6 6,844 6,899 6,904 6,916 6,963 7,020 7,165 7,306 7,531 7,728
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 13.5 6,782 6,809 6,811 6,819 6,872 6,896 6,953 7,060 7,299 7,493
Progressive Democrats Bobby Molloy 13.4 6,749 6,886 6,890 6,913 6,927 7,015 7,131 7,467 7,733 8,276
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 11.5 5,776 5,837 5,841 5,850 5,871 5,923 6,016 6,163 6,406 8,508
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Jnr 5.5 2,747 2,807 2,810 2,826 2,837 2,876 2,994 3,224 3,432  
Independent Darina Costelloe 2.6 1,308 1,327 1,344 1,354 1,392 1,417 1,503 1,683    
Independent Paddy Lally 2.3 1,151 1,210 1,220 1,249 1,299 1,387 1,456      
Independent Pól Báinín Ó Foighil 1.5 750 762 762 764 784 816        
Democratic Left Jacqueline O'Dowd 0.8 392 457 464 483 518          
Sinn Féin Mike Egan 0.7 349 357 357 360            
Independent John Barry Finnegan 0.3 138 143 144              
Independent Jim Walsh 0.1 60 63                
Electorate: 79,008   Valid: 50,386   Spoilt: 653 (1.3%)   Quota: 8,399   Turnout: 51,039 (64.6%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Galway West[22]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Progressive Democrats Bobby Molloy 18.2 8,917            
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 16.4 8,010 8,054 8,061 8,129 8,177 10,329  
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 15.8 7,727 7,908 7,975 9,130      
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 12.2 5,987 6,118 6,130 6,179 6,331 6,711 6,922
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 12.1 5,902 5,941 5,949 5,996 6,043 8,315  
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 11.7 5,733 5,792 5,807 5,853 5,916    
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Jnr 10.8 5,297 5,501 5,519 5,723 6,075 6,328 6,557
Workers' Party James Brick 2.4 1,155 1,585 1,623        
Independent Dermot Shanley 0.3 127 129          
Independent Paul O'Connor 0.2 84 87          
Electorate: 77,178   Valid: 49,339   Spoilt: 787   Quota: 8,224   Turnout: 50,126 (64.9%)

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Galway West[21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11 Count 12 Count 13
Progressive Democrats Bobby Molloy 17.5 9,216                        
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 12.3 6,488 6,501 6,515 6,556 6,575 6,683 6,715 6,875 7,924 8,952      
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea Jnr 9.6 5,053 5,065 5,071 5,106 5,116 5,172 5,200 5,331 5,900 6,976 7,044 7,179 7,282
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 8.7 4,607 4,622 4,650 4,705 4,722 4,792 5,068 5,156 5,419 7,134 7,212 7,365 7,514
Fine Gael John Donnellan 8.5 4,476 4,495 4,551 4,602 4,916 4,973 5,035 5,502 5,977 6,113 6,116 10,376  
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Jnr 8.0 4,206 4,239 4,286 4,395 4,746 4,972 5,084 5,662 5,872 5,986 5,989    
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 7.4 3,878 3,912 4,137 4,375 4,395 5,272 5,632 6,178 6,438 6,747 6,753 7,609 8,939
Fianna Fáil Éamon Ó Cuív 7.3 3,831 3,848 3,878 3,920 3,943 3,971 4,405 4,628 4,808        
Independent Michael Fahy 6.0 3,139 3,148 3,158 3,189 3,197 3,257 3,302 3,440          
Progressive Democrats Michael O'Neill 4.1 2,144 2,387 2,427 2,567 2,638 2,732 2,885            
Independent Peadar Ó Tuathail 3.3 1,724 1,730 1,783 1,816 1,899 1,926              
Workers' Party James Brick 3.0 1,567 1,577 1,635 1,731 1,741                
Fine Gael John O'Malley 1.7 918 924 932 940                  
Independent Mary Duffy 1.6 862 865 925                    
Independent Margaret Sweeney 1.0 511 512                      
Independent Brian Mannion 0.2 101 102                      
Independent Dermot Shanley 0.1 41 41                      
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,762   Spoilt: ?   Quota: 8,794   Turnout: ?

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Galway West[20]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 16.7 8,234          
Fine Gael John Donnellan 14.2 7,020 7,085 7,208 7,923 8,275  
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Jnr 13.2 6,521 6,592 6,922 8,634    
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 11.3 5,583 6,051 6,119 6,364 6,371 8,644
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea Jnr 11.2 5,509 5,762 5,844 5,908 5,913 6,566
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 11.1 5,475 5,830 5,927 5,994 6,000 8,625
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 9.0 4,449 4,553 5,556 6,036 6,079  
Fine Gael Pól Ó Foighil 6.6 3,259 3,279 3,366      
Workers' Party James Brick 3.6 1,787 1,884        
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 3.0            
Electorate: ?   Valid: 49,323   Spoilt: ?   Quota: 8,221   Turnout: ?

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Galway West[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 9,545 19.7 1 1
Fine Gael John Donnellan 6,105 12.6 2
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 6,019 12.4 4
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 5,718 11.8 3
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea Jnr 5,624 11.6
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 4,139 8.5 5
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 3,952 8.1
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Jnr 3,746 7.7
Fianna Fáil Nicholas O'Connor 2,513 5.2
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party James Brick 1,211 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,572   Quota: 8,096   Turnout:

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Galway West[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 9,592 18.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Mark Killilea Jnr 6,338 12.5 5
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 6,226 12.3 2
Fine Gael John Donnellan 5,065 10.0 3
Fianna Fáil Frank Fahey 5,049 9.9
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 4,549 9.0 4
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 3,859 7.6
Fine Gael Henry Comerford 3,477 6.8
Fine Gael Pól Ó Foighil 2,849 5.6
Fianna Fáil Nicholas O'Connor 2,471 4.9
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party James Brick 1,081 2.1
Independent Anthony Coffey 284 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,840   Quota: 8,474   Turnout:

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Galway West[17]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 18.5 7,832 7,902 7,929 8,659          
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 17.9 7,575 7,647 7,697 8,755          
Fianna Fáil Bill Loughnane 17.2 7,280 7,397 7,425 7,784 8,051 8,374 8,535    
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 11.7 4,952 5,355 5,453 5,503 5,511 5,848 5,854 5,858 7,397
Fine Gael John Mannion Jnr 10.2 4,331 4,363 4,756 4,859 4,865 5,360 5,380 5,388 8,520
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 7.4 3,136 3,191 3,510 3,547 3,557 5,332 5,334 5,335  
Fine Gael Toddie Byrne 6.7 2,854 2,889 3,072 3,082 3,082        
Fianna Fáil Micheál Ó Móráin 5.5 2,333 2,364 2,369            
Fine Gael Pádraic McCormack 2.7 1,126 1,138              
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party Anthony Coffey 2.2 926                
Electorate: 61,582   Valid: 42,345   Spoilt: 284 (0.6%)   Quota: 8,470   Turnout: 42,629 (69.2%)[40]

1975 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Johnny Geoghegan, a by-election was held on 4 March 1975. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, daughter of the deceased TD.

1975 by-election: Galway West[41]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Máire Geoghegan-Quinn 45.3 12,627 12,737 13,466 14,345
Fine Gael John M. Mannion Jnr. 26.0 7,234 7,291 7,777 12,080
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 18.9 5,269 5,522 6,129  
Independent Pól Ó Foighíl 7.5 2,096 2,231    
Sinn Féin (Official) Renée Prendergast 2.4 656      
Electorate: 44,350   Valid: 27,882   Quota: 13,942   Turnout: 62.87%

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Galway West[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 7,028 28.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Johnny Geoghegan 4,782 19.3 2
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 3,410 13.7 3
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 3,346 13.5
Fine Gael John Mannion Jnr 3,156 12.7
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kyne 1,573 6.3
Independent Seosamh Ó Tuairisg 703 2.8
Aontacht Éireann Irene King 416 1.7
Independent Pádraic Joyce 411 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,825   Quota: 6,207   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Galway West[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 6,709 28.3 1
Fianna Fáil Johnny Geoghegan 4,923 20.8 2
Fine Gael John Mannion Snr 3,001 12.7
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 2,942 12.4 3
Independent Peadar Mac an Iomaire 1,522 6.4
Labour Party Thomas Tierney 1,519 6.4
Fianna Fáil Mary Byrne 1,185 5.0
Labour Party Michael D. Higgins 1,174 5.0
Fine Gael William Cahill 738 3.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,713   Quota: 5,929   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Galway West[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Johnny Geoghegan 6,982 30.9 1 1
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 5,081 22.5 2
Fianna Fáil Bobby Molloy 3,167 14.0 3
Fine Gael John Mannion Snr 2,813 12.4
Fianna Fáil Pádraic Joyce 1,891 8.4
Labour Party Michael Smyth 1,653 7.3
Fine Gael Michael Walsh 1,022 4.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 22,609   Quota: 5,653   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Galway West[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Johnny Geoghegan 4,917 23.8 2
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 4,854 23.5 1
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 4,557 22.1 3
Fine Gael Thomas Connolly 1,948 9.4
Labour Party James Cox 1,693 8.2
Clann na Poblachta Joseph Ridge 1,640 7.9
Independent Thomas Powell 1,053 5.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 20,662   Quota: 5,166   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Galway West[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Johnny Geoghegan 4,966 24.9 1
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 4,282 21.5 3
Fine Gael John Mannion Snr 3,853 19.3
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 3,789 19.0 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Lydon 3,028 15.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 19,918   Quota: 4,980   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Galway West[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael John Mannion Snr 4,206 20.1
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 3,945 18.9 1
Fianna Fáil Johnny Geoghegan 3,939 18.8 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Lydon 3,299 15.8
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 3,066 14.7 3
Clann na Poblachta Fursa Walsh 1,813 8.7
Labour Party John O'Connell 650 3.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 20,918   Quota: 5,230   Turnout:

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Galway West[41]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Peadar Duignan 21.0 4,481 4,622 4,732 5,130 5,259 5,407
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 17.8 3,793 3,837 3,885 4,058 4,256 4,351
Fianna Fáil Michael Lydon 14.4 3,066 3,177 3,311 3,754 3,898 4,083
Fine Gael John Mannion Snr 13.3 2,832 2,959 3,671 4,079 6,331  
Fine Gael Martin Mylotte 10.5 2,238 2,468 2,848 3,254    
Labour Party John McElhinney 8.8 1,885 2,357 2,701      
Fine Gael Fintan Coogan Snr 7.4 1,572 1,821        
Clann na Poblachta Fursa Walsh 6.8 1,457          
Electorate: 33,229   Valid: 21,324   Quota: 5,332   Turnout: 64.17%

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Galway West[41]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fine Gael Joseph William Mongan 21.7 4,635 4,713 4,784 4,791 5,421
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 21.7 4,600 4,636 6,023    
Fianna Fáil Michael F. Lydon 17.9 3,787 3,807 4,424 5,127 5,443
National Labour Party John McElhinney 15.1 3,205 3,243 3,273 3,280 4,313
Clann na Poblachta Margaret A. Ashe 10.7 2,273 2,642 2,668 2,672  
Fianna Fáil John J. Keane 10.1 2,146 2,152      
Clann na Poblachta Pádraig Ó Cosgarda 2.6 560        
Electorate: 32,767   Valid: 21,206   Quota: 5,302   Turnout: 64.72%

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Galway West[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 6,078 24.2 2
Fine Gael Joseph Mongan 5,122 20.4 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Lydon 4,790 19.1 3
Fianna Fáil John J. Keane 4,267 17.0
Independent Margaret Ashe 3,054 12.2
Fine Gael Brendan Allen 1,813 7.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,124   Quota: 6,282   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Galway West[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 5,968 21.6 2
Fine Gael Joseph Mongan 5,344 19.3 1
Fianna Fáil Eamon Corbett 3,693 13.3 3
Fianna Fáil John J. Keane 3,204 11.6
Labour Party Bartley Keane 2,287 8.3
Independent Margaret Ashe 2,186 7.9
Independent Patrick Morris 2,019 7.3
Independent Joseph Ridge 1,733 6.3
Fine Gael William Higgins 810 2.9
Labour Party Michael Ó Maoláin 442 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,686   Quota: 6,922   Turnout:

1940 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Seán Tubridy, a by-election was held on 30 May 1940. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate John J. Keane.

1940 by-election: Galway West[5]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Fianna Fáil John J. Keane 72.1 14,836
Clann na Talmhan Michael Donnellan 27.9 5,735
Electorate: 43,091   Valid: 20,571   Quota: 10,286   Turnout: 47.7%

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Galway West[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 8,044 28.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Tubridy 6,346 22.2 3
Fianna Fáil Louis O'Dea 5,204 18.2
Fine Gael Joseph Mongan 4,172 14.6 2
Fine Gael Peter Kelly 2,803 9.8
Labour Party Michael O'Sullivan 2,046 7.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,615   Quota: 7,154   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Galway West[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Seán Tubridy 7,274 28.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Gerald Bartley 6,179 23.9 2
Fianna Fáil Eamon Corbett 5,109 19.8
Fine Gael Joseph Mongan 3,909 15.2 3
Fine Gael Peter Kelly 3,337 12.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,808   Quota: 6,453   Turnout:

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