Cavan (Dáil constituency)

Cavan was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1977. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Cavan
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created1921
Abolished1977
Seats3 (1921–1923)
4 (1923–1961)
3 (1961–1977)
County/City councilCounty Cavan

HistoryEdit

From 1921 to 1923, Cavan elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). This was increased to 4 with effect from the 1923 general election, and reduced to 3 with effect from the 1961 general election to 1977.

At the 1977 general election, the Cavan constituency was combined with Monaghan to form the new 5 seat Cavan–Monaghan constituency.

BoundariesEdit

The constituency consisted of the entire administrative county of Cavan.[1]

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Cavan 1921–1977[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[3] Arthur Griffith
(SF)
Paul Galligan
(SF)
Seán Milroy
(SF)
3 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[4] Arthur Griffith
(SF (PT))
Walter L. Cole
(SF (PT))
Seán Milroy
(SF (PT))
4th 1923[5] Paddy Smith
(Rep)
John James Cole
(Ind)
Seán Milroy
(CnaG)
Patrick Baxter
(FP)
1925 by-election[6] John Joe O'Reilly
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[7] Paddy Smith
(FF)
John O'Hanlon
(Ind)
6th 1927 (Sep)[8] John James Cole
(Ind)
7th 1932[9] Michael Sheridan
(FF)
8th 1933[10] Patrick McGovern
(NCP)
9th 1937[11] Patrick McGovern
(FG)
John James Cole
(Ind)
10th 1938[12]
11th 1943[13] Patrick O'Reilly
(CnaT)
12th 1944[14] Tom O'Reilly
(Ind)
13th 1948[15] John Tully
(CnaP)
Patrick O'Reilly
(Ind)
14th 1951[16] Patrick O'Reilly
(FG)
15th 1954[17]
16th 1957[18]
17th 1961[19] Séamus Dolan
(FF)
3 seats
1961–1977
18th 1965[20] John Tully
(CnaP)
Tom Fitzpatrick
(FG)
19th 1969[21] Patrick O'Reilly
(FG)
20th 1973[22] John Wilson
(FF)
21st 1977 Constituency abolished. See Cavan–Monaghan

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.

ElectionsEdit

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Cavan[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tom Fitzpatrick 7,276 28.1 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 5,979 23.1 2
Fianna Fáil John Wilson 3,846 14.9 3
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 3,459 13.4
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 3,231 12.5
Aontacht Éireann James Kelly 2,068 8.0
Electorate: 37,299   Valid: 28,687   Quota: 7,172   Turnout: 76.9%

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Cavan[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Tom Fitzpatrick 7,092 23.8 1
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 6,380 21.4 2
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 3,563 11.9
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 3,548 11.9 3
Independent John Tully 3,123 10.5
Fianna Fáil Richard Black 2,212 7.4
Fine Gael Thomas Anderson 2,194 7.4
Labour James Caffrey 1,255 4.2
Labour Thomas O'Connor 495 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,862   Quota: 7,466   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Cavan[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 6,758 24.7 1
Fine Gael Tom Fitzpatrick 5,408 19.7 2
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 5,145 18.8
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,643 16.9
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 4,476 16.3 3
Labour John O'Rourke 981 3.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,411   Quota: 6,853   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Cavan[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,032 32.5 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 5,431 19.5 2
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 4,683 16.8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 4,658 16.7 3
Sinn Féin Patrick Duffy 2,153 7.7
Fine Gael John McGovern 1,862 6.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,819   Quota: 6,955   Turnout:

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Cavan[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 7,309 23.9 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,704 15.4 3
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 4,327 14.2 4
Independent John James Cole 4,161 13.6
Sinn Féin Pádraig Ó Dubhthaigh 3,308 10.8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 2,626 8.6
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 2,610 8.5 2
Fine Gael John McGovern 1,533 5.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,578   Quota: 6,116   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Cavan[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 7,570 22.8 1 1
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 5,898 17.8 2
Independent John James Cole 4,704 14.2
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 4,280 12.9 4
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 3,597 10.8
Fianna Fáil Séamus Dolan 2,773 8.4
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 2,759 8.3 3
Fine Gael John McGovern 1,596 4.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,177   Quota: 6,636   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Cavan[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Fianna Fáil Patrick Smith 23.9 8,172        
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 18.7 6,413 6,486 6,761 7,791  
Independent Jack Cole 14.5 4,981 5,002 5,060 5,401 5,641
Fine Gael Patrick O'Reilly 14.3 4,911 4,953 5,099 6,371 6,747
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 10.4 3,564 4,493 6,667 7,538  
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 10.0 3,438 3,486 3,744    
Fianna Fáil Gerald M. Lovett 6.7 2,287 2,477      
Independent Brig. Eric D. O'Gowan 1.4 495 511      
Electorate: 42,098   Valid: 34,261   Quota: 6,853   Turnout: 81.38%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Cavan[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Patrick Smith 32.2 11,168            
Independent Patrick O'Reilly 14.8 5,139 5,500 5,557 5,760 6,104 7,347  
Independent John James Cole 14.4 4,982 5,101 5,185 5,222 5,289 5,464 5,656
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 9.3 3,221 6,176 6,455 8,010      
Clann na Poblachta John Tully 8.6 2,970 3,088 3,559 3,679 3,811 4,181 6,670
Clann na Poblachta Peter A. Donohoe 6.5 2,253 2,370 2,496 2,605 2,679 3,220  
Fine Gael Thomas P. O'Reilly 6.0 2,081 2,220 2,307 2,401 2,558    
Fianna Fáil Francis Dolphin 5.2 1,794 2,098 2,179        
Labour Edward Thornton 3.2 1,119 1,228          
Electorate: 44,068   Valid: 34,727   Quota: 6,946   Turnout: 78.80%

1944 general electionEdit

1944 general election: Cavan[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 10,609 31.8 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Patrick O'Reilly 5,794 17.3 3
Independent John James Cole 5,634 16.9
Independent Tom O'Reilly 5,000 15.0 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 4,286 12.8 2
Fianna Fáil Bernard Fay 2,095 6.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,418   Quota: 6,684   Turnout:

1943 general electionEdit

1943 general election: Cavan[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,279 25.9 1 1
Clann na Talmhan Patrick O'Reilly 5,397 15.0 2
Independent John James Cole 5,307 14.8 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 3,023 8.4 4
Independent James Keogan 1,968 5.5
Fine Gael Patrick McGovern 1,962 5.5
Independent Hugh O'Donoghue 1,671 4.7
Fianna Fáil James O'Reilly 1,664 4.6
Labour Michael Keating 1,570 4.4
Fine Gael Patrick Farrell 1,550 4.3
Fine Gael Patrick Baxter 1,504 4.2
Labour Michael Magee 988 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,883   Quota: 7,177   Turnout:

1938 general electionEdit

1938 general election: Cavan[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,129 25.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 8,049 22.5 2 1
Independent John James Cole 6,375 17.8 4
Fine Gael Patrick McGovern 6,261 17.5 3
Labour Michael Keating 3,096 8.6
Fine Gael John McGorry 2,941 8.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,851   Quota: 7,171   Turnout:

1937 general electionEdit

1937 general election: Cavan[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 8,446 23.1 1 1
Independent John James Cole 6,458 17.6 4
Fine Gael Patrick McGovern 5,868 16.0 3
Fine Gael John Joe O'Reilly 4,530 12.4
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 3,943 10.8 2
Fianna Fáil Bernard Fay 3,439 9.4
Independent Patrick Farrell 2,009 5.5
Independent James Smith 1,946 5.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,639   Quota: 7,328   Turnout:

1933 general electionEdit

1933 general election: Cavan[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 9,446 24.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 8,740 22.7 2 1
Independent John James Cole 6,675 17.3
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 4,966 12.9 4
National Centre Party John O'Hanlon 4,560 11.9
National Centre Party Patrick McGovern 4,103 10.7 3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 38,490   Quota: 7,699   Turnout:

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Cavan[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 8,183 22.5 1 1
Independent John O'Hanlon 7,281 20.0 3
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 7,154 19.6 2
Independent John James Cole 6,083 16.7
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 5,023 13.8 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Baxter 2,697 7.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 36,421   Quota: 7,285   Turnout:

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Cavan[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 6,652 19.1 2
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 6,496 18.7 3
Independent John O'Hanlon 6,154 17.7 1
Independent John James Cole 6,136 17.6 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 4,862 14.0
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 4,484 12.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,784   Quota: 6,957   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Cavan[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent John O'Hanlon 11,152 32.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 5,690 16.7 2
Fianna Fáil Paddy Smith 5,396 15.8 3
Independent John James Cole 5,158 15.1
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 3,313 9.7 4
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheridan 2,830 8.3
Independent Seán Milroy 614 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,153   Quota: 6,831   Turnout:

1925 by-electionEdit

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Seán Milroy, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate John Joe O'Reilly.

1925 by-election: Cavan[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal John Joe O'Reilly 12,560 38.5 1 2
Farmers' Party John O'Hanlon 10,280 31.5
Republican Philip Baxter 9,774 30.0
Electorate: 54,419   Valid: 32,614   Quota: 16,308   Turnout: 59.9%

1923 general electionEdit

1923 general election: Cavan[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 6,264 18.8 1 3
Republican Paddy Smith 6,112 18.4 3 7
Independent John James Cole 5,476 16.5 4 7
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Milroy 5,109 15.4 2 6
Labour Patsy Sheridan 3,749 11.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Walter L. Cole 2,448 7.4
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas McKenna 2,010 6.0
Independent Patrick McQuaid 810 2.4
Farmers' Party Henry O'Reilly 728 2.2
Farmers' Party Patrick Farrelly 559 1.7
Electorate: 55,104   Valid: 33,265   Quota: 6,654   Turnout: 60.4%

1922 general electionEdit

1922 general election: Cavan[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Arthur Griffith 13,101 54.4 1 1
Farmers' Party Patrick Baxter 5,620 23.3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Walter L. Cole 4,807 19.9 2 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Seán Milroy 565 2.3 3 3
Electorate: 44,022   Valid: 24,093   Quota: 6,024   Turnout: 54.7%

1921 general electionEdit

1921 general election: Cavan[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Paul Galligan Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Seán Milroy Unopposed N/A 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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