Roscommon–Galway (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Roscommon–Galway
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created 2016
Seats 3
TDs
County council Roscommon County Council
Galway County Council
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Roscommon–Galway is a parliamentary constituency in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. It first returned 3 members (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) in the 2016 general election. The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries[edit]

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Roscommon–Galway be created.[1] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[2]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[3] The new constituency will incorporate all of County Roscommon from the existing Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency, and thirty three electoral divisions from the Galway East constituency.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[3]

"The county of Roscommon;
and the county of Galway except the part thereof which is comprised in the constituencies of Galway East and Galway West.

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Roscommon–Galway 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[4] Eugene Murphy
(FF)
Michael Fitzmaurice
(Ind)
Denis Naughten
(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]

2016 general election[edit]

2016 general election: Roscommon–Galway[4]
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Denis Naughten 30.5 13,936              
Independent Michael Fitzmaurice 21.3 9,750 10,964 10,996 11,073 11,275 11,630    
Fianna Fáil Eugene Murphy 14.9 6,813 7,157 7,162 7,192 7,260 7,368 7,565 10,104
Fine Gael Maura Hopkins 14.9 6,812 7,317 7,324 7,428 7,555 7,698 8,388 9,313
Sinn Féin Claire Kerrane 6.7 3,075 3,196 3,207 3,256 3,301 3,591 3,826  
Fianna Fáil Shane Curran 4.4 2,006 2,164 2,168 2,198 2,240 2,294 2,389  
Labour Party John Kelly 2.7 1,211 1,254 1,258 1,320 1,373 1,442    
AAA–PBP Eddie Conroy 2.1 982 1,008 1,015 1,146 1,172      
Renua Anne Farrell 1.1 520 577 580 616        
Green Party Miriam Hennesy 0.6 286 305 307          
Independent Anthony Coleman 0.5 214 229 237          
Independent Thomas Fallon 0.2 75 88            
Electorate: 64,235   Valid: 45,680   Spoilt: 315   Quota: 11,421   Turnout: 71.6%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Galway – Mayo – Roscommon area" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "General election 2016: Roscommon–Galway". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 February 2016.