Louth (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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For the 1801–1885 and 1918–1922 constituency, see County Louth (UK Parliament constituency).
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Louth
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Louth within Ireland
Current constituency
Created 2007
Seats 3 (1923–1977)
4 (1977–2011)
5 (2011–)
TDs
County council Louth County Council
Meath County Council
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Louth 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 under the terms of the Electoral Act 1923, and first used at the 1923 general election. It was a 3-seat constituency from 1923 until 1977, when it was increased to 4 seats. The boundaries were last amended in October 2007 to include an area of County Meath known as East Meath adjacent to the town of Drogheda.[1]

The Report on Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies 2007 outlined "by extending the constituency southwards from, and in the environs of, Drogheda and taking in electoral divisions which have extensive linkages with the town. This will allow the inclusion of the town of Drogheda and hinterland areas in a single constituency."

The constituency spans the entire area of the smallest county in Ireland and East Meath, taking in Dundalk, Drogheda, Laytown-Bettystown-Mornington and Ardee.[2]

At the 2011 general election the number of seats was increased to 5.[3][4]

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 defines the constituency as:[5]

"The county of Louth;
and, in the county of Meath, the electoral divisions of:
Julianstown, St. Mary’s (part), in the former Rural District of Meath."

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Louth 1923–[6]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[7] 3 seats
until 1977
Frank Aiken
(Rep)
Peter Hughes
(CnaG)
James Murphy
(CnaG)
3 seats
until 1977
5th 1927 (Jun)[8] Frank Aiken
(FF)
James Coburn
(NL)
6th 1927 (Sep)[9]
7th 1932[10] James Coburn
(Ind)
8th 1933[11]
9th 1937[12] Laurence Walsh
(FF)
James Coburn
(FG)
10th 1938[13]
11th 1943[14] Roddy Connolly
(Lab)
12th 1944[15] Laurence Walsh
(FF)
13th 1948[16] Roddy Connolly
(Lab)
14th 1951[17] Laurence Walsh
(FF)
1954 by-election[18] George Coburn
(FG)
15th 1954[19] Paddy Donegan
(FG)
16th 1957[20] Pádraig Faulkner
(FF)
17th 1961[21] Paddy Donegan
(FG)
18th 1965[22]
19th 1969[23]
20th 1973[24] Joseph Farrell
(FF)
21st 1977[25] Eddie Filgate
(FF)
4 seats
1977–2011
22nd 1981[26] Paddy Agnew
(AHB)
Pádraig Faulkner
(CC)
Bernard Markey
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[27] Thomas Bellew
(FF)
Pádraig Faulkner
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[28] Michael Bell
(Lab)
Séamus Kirk
(FF)
Brendan McGahon
(FG)
25th 1987[29] Dermot Ahern
(FF)
26th 1989[30]
27th 1992[31]
28th 1997[32]
29th 2002[33] Arthur Morgan
(SF)
Fergus O'Dowd
(FG)
30th 2007[34]
31st 2011[35] Gerry Adams
(SF)
Séamus Kirk
(CC)
Ged Nash
(Lab)
Peter Fitzpatrick
(FG)
32nd 2016[36] Imelda Munster
(SF)
Declan Breathnach
(FF)

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.

Electoral Division[edit]

Louth population as per Electoral Divisions,[37] for Louth Dáil Éireann constituency. This population count relates to the number of people within the Louth county boundary, along with the electoral divisions of Julianstown, and St. Mary’s (part) in the county of Meath, as per the The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[5]

Electoral Division Population - 2006 Population - 2011 Population - 2016
Louth 128600 143272 150481
 Dundalk (Town + Rural), Co. Louth 51758 56761 59557
 Dundalk Town, Co. Louth 29037 31149 32288
  004 Dundalk Urban No. 1, Co. Louth 2190 2148 2169
  005 Dundalk Urban No. 2, Co. Louth 1211 1169 1140
  006 Dundalk Urban No. 3, Co. Louth 1400 1449 1710
  007 Dundalk Urban No. 4, Co. Louth 6183 6039 5970
  023 Castletown (Part Urban), Co. Louth 2518 2637 2685
  027 Dundalk Rural (Part Urban), Co. Louth 15440 17620 18514
  030 Haggardstown (Part Urban), Co. Louth 95 87 100
 Dundalk rural area, Co. Louth 22721 25612 27269
  019 Ballymascanlan, Co. Louth 2016 2213 2206
  020 Barronstown, Co. Louth 647 744 746
  021 Carlingford, Co. Louth 1384 1801 2201
  022 Castlering, Co. Louth 935 1012 1034
  023 Castletown (Part Rural), Co. Louth 1421 1573 1622
  024 Creggan Upper, Co. Louth 684 787 852
  025 Darver, Co. Louth 562 568 678
  026 Drummullagh, Co. Louth 1120 1257 1350
  027 Dundalk Rural (Part Rural), Co. Louth 535 540 686
  028 Faughart, Co. Louth 905 991 958
  029 Greenore, Co. Louth 979 1169 1201
  030 Haggardstown (Part Rural), Co. Louth 5769 6303 6819
  031 Jenkinstown, Co. Louth 948 1173 1277
  032 Killanny, Co. Louth 683 799 825
  033 Louth, Co. Louth 1308 1505 1575
  034 Mansfieldstown, Co. Louth 640 807 855
  035 Rathcor, Co. Louth 1203 1352 1374
  036 Ravensdale, Co. Louth 982 1018 1010
 Drogheda (Town + Rural), Co. Louth & Co. Meath 46306 48951 51577
  001 Fair Gate, Co. Louth 9783 9806 10317
  002 St. Laurence Gate, Co. Louth 3801 4004 4075
  003 West Gate, Co. Louth 5899 6042 6284
  041 St. Peter's (Part Urban), Co. Louth 3460 2161 2099
  047 St. Mary's (Part Urban), Co. Louth 6030 6563 6696
  045 Julianstown, Co. Meath 8289 9606 10139
  047 St. Mary's (Part Rural), Co. Meath 9044 10769 11967
Ardee No. 1 rural area, Co. Louth 17976 20262 20924
  008 Ardee Rural, Co. Louth 2626 2875 2952
  009 Ardee Urban, Co. Louth 4301 4554 4917
  010 Castlebellingham, Co. Louth 1371 1617 1688
  011 Clonkeen, Co. Louth 545 648 675
  012 Collon, Co. Louth 1380 1770 1859
  013 Dromin, Co. Louth 535 610 629
  014 Dromiskin, Co. Louth 1935 2187 2226
  015 Drumcar, Co. Louth 1385 1526 1451
  016 Dunleer, Co. Louth 2340 2796 2868
  017 Stabannan, Co. Louth 590 620 619
  018 Tallanstown, Co. Louth 968 1059 1040
 Louth rural area, Co. Louth 12560 17298 18423
  037 Clogher, Co. Louth 2494 3031 3237
  038 Dysart, Co. Louth 777 918 925
  039 Monasterboice, Co. Louth 1164 1342 1365
  040 Mullary, Co. Louth 1528 1723 1754
  041 St. Peter's (Part Rural), Co. Louth 4022 6990 7605
  042 Termonfeckin, Co. Louth 2575 3294 3537

Elections[edit]

2016 general election[edit]

2016 general election: Louth[36]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10 Count 11
Fianna Fáil Declan Breathnach 13.47% 9,099 9,146 9,220 9,609 9,931 12,192          
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 15.79% 10,661 10,774 10,826 10,908 11,096 11,278          
Sinn Féin Imelda Munster 13.07% 8,829 9,061 9,103 9,224 9,356 9,563 9,712 9,995 10,992 13,029  
Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd 10.09% 6,814 6,838 6,943 7,271 7,418 7,586 7,680 8,115 8,827 9,124 9,256
Fine Gael Peter Fitzpatrick 9.49% 6,408 6,417 6,591 6,693 6,969 7,113 7,206 7,977 8,231 8,931 9,132
Labour Party Ged Nash 7.32% 4,945 4,976 5,293 5,472 5,593 5,760 5,895 6,715 7,888 8,454 8,746
AAA–PBP Garrett Weldon 5.13% 3,462 3,644 3,690 3,816 4,468 4,586 4,675 5,588 6,290    
Independent Kevin Callan 5.24% 3,541 3,683 3,701 4,030 4,388 4,592 4,779 5,224      
Green Party Mark Dearey 4.72% 3,187 3,225 3,363 3,530 4,099 4,327 4,517        
Fianna Fáil Emma Coffey 5.07% 3,422 3,442 3,496 3,622 3,819            
Independent Maeve Yore 4.07% 2,746 2,814 2,953 3,138              
Renua Ireland Michael O'Dowd 3.10% 2,095 2,219 2,242                
Labour Party Mary Moran 1.77% 1,198 1,211                  
Direct Democracy Anthony Connor 1.00% 676                    
Independent David Bradley 0.47% 319                    
Direct Democracy Pat Greene 0.19% 127                    
Electorate: 104,696   Valid: 79,273   Spoilt: 749   Quota: 11,255   Turnout: 68,278 (65.22%)

2011 general election[edit]

2011 general election: Louth[35]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref 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
Ceann Comhairle Séamus Kirk Automatically returned N/A                        
Sinn Féin Gerry Adams 21.7 15,072                        
Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd 20.2 13,980                        
Labour Party Ged Nash 12.6 8,718 8,942 8,948 8,984 8,998 9,037 9,098 9,404 9,821 10,480 10,658 14,620  
Fine Gael Peter Fitzpatrick 11.3 7,845 7,998 8,002 8,052 8,069 8,130 8,177 8,475 8,982 9,930 10,626 11,770 12,323
Fianna Fáil James Carroll 8.2 5,681 5,749 5,751 5,759 5,774 5,792 5,803 5,987 6,481 6,769 10,711 11,185 11,388
Labour Party Mary Moran 6.6 4,546 4,738 4,742 4,747 4,748 4,808 4,908 5,124 5,436 6,430 6,974    
Fianna Fáil Declan Breathnach 7.5 5,177 5,245 5,245 5,247 5,263 5,285 5,297 5,373 5,603 6,001      
Green Party Mark Dearey 4.7 3,244 3,358 3,362 3,366 3,374 3,421 3,506 3,672 3,939        
New Vision Thomas Clare 3.2 2,233 2,318 2,324 2,328 2,390 2,456 2,569 3,024          
Independent Fred Matthews 1.4 957 1,004 1,013 1,015 1,024 1,089 1,207            
Independent Frank Godfrey 0.8 649 714 727 731 754 781 829            
Independent Robin Wilson 0.3 536 592 597 598 610 692              
Independent Luke Martin 0.3 224 289 293 293 300                
Independent Gerry Crilly 0.3 222 252 254 254 267                
Independent David Bradley 0.3 174 211 215 215                  
Independent Robert Glynn 0.1 61 65                      
Electorate: 99,530   Valid: 69,319   Spoilt: 871 (1.2%)   Quota: 13,864   Turnout: 70,190 (70.5%)

2007 general election[edit]

2007 general election: Louth[34]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 18.5 10,190 10,225 10,400 10,457 11,696  
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern 18.1 9,982 10,020 10,375 10,500 11,321  
Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd 15.2 8,387 8,421 8,738 10,208 11,036  
Sinn Féin Arthur Morgan 15.0 8,274 8,385 8,596 8,836 8,989 10,556
Fine Gael Mairead McGuinness 9.5 5,199 5,228 6,240 6,503 6,550 8,847
Green Party Mark Dearey 7.6 4,172 4,296 4,711 5,118 5,225  
Fianna Fáil Frank Maher 5.5 3,009 3,031 3,045 3,287    
Labour Party Ged Nash 5.0 2,739 2,786 2,856      
Fine Gael Jim D'Arcy 4.7 2,573 2,596        
Workers' Party Peter Short 0.4 193          
Fathers Rights Luke Martin 0.3 169          
Independent Dermot Duke 0.2 127          
Electorate: 86,007   Valid: 55,014   Spoilt: 592 (1.1%)   Quota: 11,003   Turnout: 55,606 (64.7%)

2002 general election[edit]

2002 general election: Louth[33]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern 20.2 9,603              
Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd 11.6 5,505 5,540 5,686 5,688 6,098 6,346 7,740 10,175
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 13.6 6,495 6,561 6,768 6,811 6,993 7,644 7,960 9,987
Sinn Féin Arthur Morgan 14.9 7,121 7,275 7,488 7,495 7,805 8,474 8,992 9,477
Fine Gael Terry Brennan 8.7 4,130 4,207 4,442 4,449 4,670 5,394 6,046 6,133
Fianna Fáil Frank Maher 9.8 4,653 4,668 4,807 4,811 4,946 5,018 5,643  
Labour Party Michael Bell 6.7 3,185 3,237 3,388 3,391 3,732 4,117    
Independent Mary Grehan 5.0 2,384 2,496 3,021 3,030 3,521      
Green Party Bernadette Martin 4.2 1,979 2,109 2,306 2,309        
Independent Martin Bellew 2.7 1,307 1,410            
Independent Frank Godfrey 1.0 473 502            
Independent Aidan Mahon 0.6 294              
Independent Liam Ó Gogain 0.5 239              
Workers' Party Peter Short 0.4 176              
Christian Solidarity Michael Maguire 0.2 79              
Electorate: 81,952   Valid: 47,623   Spoilt: 651 (1.4%)   Quota: 9,525   Turnout: 48,274 (58.9%)

1997 general election[edit]

1997 general election: Louth[32]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern 10,192 22.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 5,667 12.6 2 9
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 4,346 9.7 3 12
Labour Party Michael Bell 4,725 10.5 4 12
Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd 4,486 10.0
Fine Gael Terry Brennan 3,723 8.3
Sinn Féin Owen Hanratty 2,760 6.1
Progressive Democrats Mary Grehan 2,395 5.3
Fianna Fáil Maria O'Brien Campbell 2,151 4.8
Green Party Neil McCann 1,403 3.1
Independent Frank Godfrey 1,037 2.3
Sinn Féin Maeve Healy 891 2.0
Independent Michael Salter 686 1.5
Independent Brian Doyle 475 1.1
Independent Dessie Taaffe 71 0.2
Electorate: 71,086   Valid: 45,008   Spoilt: 603 (1.3%)   Quota: 9,002   Turnout: 45,611 (64.2%)

1992 general election[edit]

1992 general election: Louth[31]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Bell 9,608 22.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern 7,704 17.7 2 8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 6,602 15.2 3 9
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 6,672 15.4 4 9
Fine Gael Henry Mountcharles 4,161 9.6
Fianna Fáil Tommy Murphy 3,853 8.9
Independent Thomas Bellew 1,603 3.7
Sinn Féin Seán Kenna 1,289 3.0
Independent Maimie Ahern 1,017 2.3
Sinn Féin Tommy Murtagh 416 1.0
Independent Dessie Taaffe 296 0.7
Workers' Party Peter Short 249 0.6
Electorate: 65,896   Valid: 43,470   Spoilt: 928 (2.1%)   Quota: 8,695   Turnout: 44,398 (67.4%)

1989 general election[edit]

1989 general election: Louth[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Labour Party Michael Bell 8,375 19.2 1
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 7,812 17.9 2
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 6,892 15.8 3
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern 5,924 13.6 4
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Mulroy 6,052 13.9
Sinn Féin Arthur Morgan 2,291 5.3
Independent Bernard Markey 2,217 5.1
Progressive Democrats Frank Aiken 2,146 4.9
Fine Gael Richard Brannigan 1,744 4.0
Independent Ronald Smith 159 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,612   Quota: 8,723   Turnout:

1987 general election[edit]

1987 general election: Louth[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 5,319 11.4 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 7,156 15.3 2
Fianna Fáil Dermot Ahern 5,822 12.4 3
Labour Party Michael Bell 6,205 13.3 4
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Mulroy 5,492 11.7
Progressive Democrats Frank Aiken 5,219 11.2
Fine Gael Joseph Lennon 3,560 7.6
Independent Thomas Bellew 2,709 5.8
Sinn Féin Arthur Morgan 2,599 5.6
Fine Gael Fergus O'Dowd 1,941 4.2
Workers' Party Donnchadha MacRaghnaill 570 1.2
Independent Ronald Smith 86 0.2
Independent Charles Ross 66 0.2
Independent Barbara Hyland 65 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,809   Quota: 9,362   Turnout:

November 1982 general election[edit]

November 1982 general election: Louth[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 6,793 15.6 1
Fianna Fáil Séamus Kirk 6,066 13.9 2
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 5,269 12.1 3
Labour Party Michael Bell 6,435 14.7 4
Fianna Fáil Thomas Bellew 5,966 13.7
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 4,745 10.9
Fine Gael Thomas Donegan 4,737 10.9
Independent Micheal O'Donnell 1,915 4.4
Independent Frank Godfrey 951 2.2
Workers' Party Donnchadha MacRaghnaill 671 1.5
Independent Aíne Ní Ghidhir 129 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,677   Quota: 8,736   Turnout:

February 1982 general election[edit]

February 1982 general election: Louth[27]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 18.6 8,083 8,492 9,016      
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 18.2 7,928 8,237 8,543 8,562 10,197  
Fianna Fáil Thomas Bellew 14.5 6,305 6,427 7,143 7,219 7,961 8,050
Fianna Fáil Eddie Filgate 14.1 6,109 6,204 6,862 7,055 7,391 7,428
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 12.2 5,311 5,406 5,629 5,635 6,001 7,177
Labour Party Michael Bell 8.0 3,474 4,422 4,928 4,947    
Sinn Féin Francis Browne 8.5 3,714 4,117        
Independent Frank Godfrey 3.8 1,662          
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Donnchadha Mac Raghnaill 1.7 742          
Independent Helen Corcoran 0.4 183          
Electorate: 57,075   Valid: 43,511   Spoilt: 451 (1.0%)   Quota: 8,703   Turnout: 43,962 (77.0%)

1981 general election[edit]

1981 general election: Louth[26]
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Ceann Comhairle Pádraig Faulkner N/A Automatically returned            
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 10.3 4,694 4,810 5,007 5,258 8,316 8,513 13,315
Fianna Fáil Eddie Filgate 12.7 5,823 5,914 7,235 7,308 7,553 11,076 11,325
Anti H-Block Paddy Agnew 18.3 8,368 8,846 8,998 9,525 9,841 10,409 10,814
Fianna Fáil John Connor 10.7 4,920 5,276 6,047 6,791 6,812 8,190 8,829
Fine Gael Dick Branigan 9.6 4,372 4,624 4,687 5,548 6,463 6,651  
Fianna Fáil Thomas Bellew 11.6 5,314 5,413 5,672 5,794 6,059    
Fine Gael Brendan McGahon 10.1 4,612 4,723 4,770 4,932      
Labour Party Michael Bell 5.5 2,515 3,128 3,147        
Fianna Fáil Nicholas McCabe 6.1 2,804 2,887          
Independent Frank Godfrey 2.6 1,210            
Sinn Féin (Workers' Party) Donnchadha Mac Raghnaill 1.7 785            
Labour Party James McArdle 0.8 346            
Electorate: 57,075   Valid: 45,763   Spoilt: 514 (1.1%)   Quota: 11,441   Turnout: 46,277 (81.1%)

1977 general election[edit]

1977 general election: Louth[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 10,244 24.0 1 1
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 9,455 22.2 2 1
Fianna Fáil Eddie Filgate 5,954 14.0 3
Fianna Fáil Joseph Farrell 5,402 12.7 4
Independent James Bellew 2,523 5.9
Sinn Féin (Official) Donnchadha MacRaghnaill 1,894 4.4
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 1,718 4.0
Labour Party Fergus O'Dowd 1,289 3.0
Fine Gael Hugh McGahon 1,252 2.9
Fine Gael Joseph Lennon 1,241 2.9
Labour Party Frank Carney 908 2.1
Independent Frank Godfrey 751 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,631   Quota: 8,527   Turnout:

1973 general election[edit]

1973 general election: Louth[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 9,256 29.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Joseph Farrell 6,767 21.6 2
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 6,787 21.7 3
Fine Gael Brid O'Rourke 3,532 11.3
Labour Party Paul Callan 2,577 8.2
Sinn Féin (Official) Donnchadha MacRaghnaill 1,450 4.6
Independent Micheal O'Donnell 472 1.5
Independent James Sarsfield 263 0.8
Independent Geoffrey Eager 210 0.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,314   Quota: 7,829   Turnout:

1969 general election[edit]

1969 general election: Louth[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 8,618 28.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 6,883 22.7 2
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 7,312 24.2 3
Labour Party Paul Callan 2,800 9.3
Fine Gael Thomas Elmore 2,073 6.9
Fine Gael Francis Johnston 1,513 5.0
Labour Party Patrick Mulholland 1,077 3.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,276   Quota: 7,570   Turnout:

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Louth[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 6,897 24.4 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 6,617 23.4 2
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 6,679 23.6 3
Fine Gael Patrick O'Hare 4,605 16.3
Labour Party Proinsias Mac Aonghusa 3,461 12.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,259   Quota: 7,065   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Louth[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 6,869 26.9 1 1
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 6,518 25.5 2 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 4,288 16.8 3
Fine Gael Patrick O'Hare 4,003 15.7
Independent Peter Moore 2,749 10.8
Sinn Féin Larry Grogan 1,130 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,557   Quota: 6,390   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Louth[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 7,972 25.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 6,672 21.1 2
Fine Gael George Coburn 6,745 21.3 3
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 5,855 18.5
Sinn Féin Larry Grogan 2,991 9.5
Labour Party James Murphy 1,424 4.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,659   Quota: 7,915   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Louth[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael George Coburn 10,778 31.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 8,769 26.0 2 1
Fine Gael Paddy Donegan 4,665 13.8 3
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 5,945 17.6
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 2,576 7.6
Sinn Féin Joseph Campbell 1,011 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,744   Quota: 8,437   Turnout:

1954 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fine Gael TD James Coburn, a by-election was held on 3 March 1954. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate George Coburn, son of the deceased TD.

1954 by-election: Louth[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael George Coburn 13,360 43.4 1
Fianna Fáil Pádraig Faulkner 12,531 40.7
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 3,452 11.2
Sinn Féin Joseph Campbell 1,446 4.7
Electorate: 41,975   Valid: 30,789   Quota: 15,395   Turnout: 73.4%

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Louth[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Coburn 6,779 21.3 1
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 7,792 24.5 2
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 7,927 24.9 3
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 4,856 15.2
Fine Gael Thomas Roe 4,505 14.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,859   Quota: 7,965   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Louth[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 8,589 28.0 1
Fine Gael James Coburn 7,251 23.6 2
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 3,767 12.3 3
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 5,107 16.6
Fine Gael Thomas Roe 3,854 12.5
Clann na Poblachta Aodh de Blacam 1,348 4.4
Clann na Poblachta George Owens 814 2.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,730   Quota: 7,683   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Louth[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 7,493 25.6 1 1
Fine Gael James Coburn 6,672 22.8 2
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 5,996 20.5 3
Independent Frank Jeffers 5,000 17.1
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 3,287 11.2
Independent Eoin Ó Coigligh 795 2.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,243   Quota: 7,311   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Louth[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 8,723 28.2 1 1
Fine Gael James Coburn 7,005 22.7 2
Labour Party Roddy Connolly 4,880 15.8 3
Independent Frank Jeffers 3,698 12.0
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 3,318 10.7
Fine Gael John Callan 2,698 8.7
Independent Eoin Ó Coigligh 585 1.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,907   Quota: 7,727   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Louth[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 9,787 31.8 1 1
Fine Gael James Coburn 8,375 27.2 2 1
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 6,200 20.1 3
Fine Gael Patrick Roe 4,353 14.1
Labour Party Michael O'Connor 1,351 4.4
Labour Party Anthony Flynn 740 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,806   Quota: 7,702   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Louth[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 9,215 31.0 1 1
Fine Gael James Coburn 8,364 28.2 2 1
Fianna Fáil Laurence Walsh 6,768 22.8 3
Fine Gael James Murphy 5,341 18.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,688   Quota: 7,423   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Louth[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 10,235 34.9 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Murphy 7,632 26.0 2 1
Independent James Coburn 7,282 24.8 3 2
Fianna Fáil John O'Dowd 4,175 14.2
Electorate: 36,803   Valid: 29,324   Quota: 7,332   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Louth[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 7,267 26.3 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Murphy 6,094 22.0 2
Independent James Coburn 5,594 20.2 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Peter Hughes 4,512 16.3
Labour Party David Blood 2,192 7.9
Fianna Fáil Kevin O'Reilly 2,019 7.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,678   Quota: 6,920   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Louth[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 7,881 29.6 1 1
National League Party James Coburn 5,666 21.3 2
Cumann na nGaedheal James Murphy 6,425 24.2 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Peter Hughes 5,886 22.1
Fianna Fáil Laurence McKenna 733 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,591   Quota: 6,648   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Louth[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Independent James Coburn 7,093 26.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil Frank Aiken 6,851 25.5 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Murphy 3,787 14.1 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Peter Hughes 3,886 14.5
Labour Party Michael Connor 1,867 6.9
Independent Matthew Campbell 1,738 6.5
Labour Party Thomas O'Hanlon 930 3.5
Fianna Fáil Laurence McKenna 748 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,900   Quota: 6,726   Turnout:

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Louth[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Republican Frank Aiken 6,651 27.1 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Murphy 5,663 23.1 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Peter Hughes 5,798 23.7 3
Farmers' Party Patrick McGee 3,877 15.8
Labour Party Cathal O'Shannon 2,517 10.3
Electorate: 38,548   Valid: 24,506   Quota: 6,127   Turnout: 63.6%

See also[edit]

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