Laois–Offaly (Dáil constituency)

Laois–Offaly (formerly King's County–Queen's County,[1] Leix–Offaly and Laoighis–Offaly) is a parliamentary constituency which is 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). It was previously a constituency from 1921 to 2016.

Laois–Offaly
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Laois–Offaly within Ireland
Current constituency
Created2020
TDs

History and boundariesEdit

Laois–Offaly
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created1921
Abolished2016
Seats4 (1921–1923)
5 (1923–2016)
County councilsCounty Laois
County Offaly

Laois–Offaly was created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, and first used for the 1921 general election to the Second Dáil. It was used at every subsequent general election until 2011.

It spanned the entire area of County Laois[2] and most of County Offaly,[3] and includes the towns of Abbeyleix, Birr, Edenderry, Mountrath, Portarlington, Portlaoise and Tullamore. A small part of County Offaly was in the Tipperary North constituency.[4]

It was abolished at the 2016 general election, and was replaced by the new constituencies of Laois and Offaly.

Since 2020Edit

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2017 report that at the next general election a new 5-seat constituency called Laois–Offaly be created.[5]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017.[6] It replaced the constituencies of Laois and Offaly. The re-created constituency incorporates all of County Laois and all of County Offaly, except those parts that are compromised within the constituency of Kildare South. In County Laois, these are the electoral divisions of Ballybrittas, Jamestown, Kilmullen, Portarlington South, in the former Rural District of Mountmellick; and in County Offaly, the electoral division of Portarlington North, in the former Rural District of Tullamore.

The 2017 Act defines the constituency as:[6]

"The county of Laois except those parts that are compromised within the constituency of Kildare South,
and the county of Offaly except those parts that are comprised within the constituency of Kildare South."
Years Name TDs Boundaries Law Notes
1921–1923 Leix–Offaly The full territory of both counties Govt. of Ireland Act 1920 Constituency created. The two counties were combined in a single four-member constituency for the House of Commons of Southern Ireland. The Sinn Féin candidates elected unopposed preferred to sit in the Second Dáil (1921–22). In the Dáil the Irish form of the constituency name was Co. Laoighise agus Co. Ó bhFáilghe. Leix and Offaly seem to be the versions used in English. The four-seat constituency was also used for the Third Dáil (1922–23). In the Irish Free State the official name in English of the constituency was undoubtedly Leix–Offaly (see the list of constituencies mentioned in the motion passed by the Second Dáil on 20 May 1922 and the Electoral Act 1923).
1923–1961 Leix–Offaly No change in boundaries Electoral Act 1923 The constituency was granted a fifth seat.[7]
1961–2007 Laoighis–Offaly No change in boundaries Electoral Act 1961 The constituency was renamed Laoighis–Offaly, but was otherwise unchanged.[8]
2007–2011 Laois–Offaly No change in boundaries Electoral Act 2005 The constituency was renamed Laois–Offaly, but was otherwise unchanged.[9]
2011–2016 Laois–Offaly All of County Laois, and all of County Offaly except those areas included in Tipperary North Electoral Act 2009 In County Offaly, the electoral divisions of: Aghacon, Barna, Cangort, Cullenwaine, Dunkerrin, Ettagh, Gorteen, Mountheaton, Shinrone, Templeharry, in the former Rural District of Roscrea No. 2, are in the Tipperary North constituency.[4]
2020–present Laois–Offaly 5 All of County Laois, and all of County Offaly except those areas included in Kildare South Electoral Act 2017 Constituency re-created. In County Laois, the electoral divisions of: Ballybrittas, Jamestown, Kilmullen, Portarlington South, in the former Rural District of Mountmellick; and in County Offaly, the electoral division of: Portarlington North, in the former Rural District of Tullamore, are in the Kildare South constituency.[6]

TDsEdit

TDs 1921–2016Edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Laois–Offaly 1921–2016[10]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[11] Joseph Lynch
(SF)
Patrick McCartan
(SF)
Francis Bulfin
(SF)
Kevin O'Higgins
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[12] William Davin
(Lab)
Patrick McCartan
(SF (PT))
Francis Bulfin
(SF (PT))
Kevin O'Higgins
(SF (PT))
4th 1923[13] Laurence Brady
(Rep)
Francis Bulfin
(CnaG)
Patrick Egan
(CnaG)
Seán McGuinness
(Rep)
1926 by-election[14] James Dwyer
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[15] Patrick Boland
(FF)
Thomas Tynan
(FF)
John Gill
(Lab)
6th 1927 (Sep)[16] Patrick Gorry
(FF)
William Aird
(CnaG)
7th 1932[17] Thomas F. O'Higgins
(CnaG)
Eugene O'Brien
(CnaG)
8th 1933[18] Eamon Donnelly
(FF)
Jack Finlay
(NCP)
9th 1937[19] Patrick Gorry
(FF)
Thomas F. O'Higgins
(FG)
Jack Finlay
(FG)
10th 1938[20] Daniel Hogan
(FF)
11th 1943[21] Oliver J. Flanagan
(Ind)
12th 1944[22]
13th 1948[23] Tom O'Higgins, Jnr
(FG)
14th 1951[24] Peadar Maher
(FF)
15th 1954[25] Nicholas Egan
(FF)
Oliver J. Flanagan
(FG)
1956 by-election[26] Kieran Egan
(FF)
16th 1957[27]
17th 1961[28] Patrick Lalor
(FF)
18th 1965[29] Henry Byrne
(Lab)
19th 1969[30] Ger Connolly
(FF)
Bernard Cowen
(FF)
Tom Enright
(FG)
20th 1973[31] Charles McDonald
(FG)
21st 1977[32] Bernard Cowen
(FF)
22nd 1981[33] Liam Hyland
(FF)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[34]
24th 1982 (Nov)[35]
1984 by-election[36] Brian Cowen
(FF)
25th 1987[37] Charles Flanagan
(FG)
26th 1989[38]
27th 1992[39] Pat Gallagher
(Lab)
28th 1997[40] John Moloney
(FF)
Seán Fleming
(FF)
Tom Enright
(FG)
29th 2002[41] Olwyn Enright
(FG)
Tom Parlon
(PD)
30th 2007[42] Charles Flanagan
(FG)
31st 2011[43] Brian Stanley
(SF)
Barry Cowen
(FF)
Marcella Corcoran Kennedy
(FG)
32nd 2016 Constituency abolished. See Laois and Offaly.

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.

TDs since 2020Edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Laois–Offaly 2020–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
33rd 2020 Brian Stanley
(SF)
Carol Nolan
(Ind)
Barry Cowen
(FF)
Seán Fleming
(FF)
Charles Flanagan
(FG)

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

2020 general electionEdit

2020 general election: Laois-Offaly[44][45]
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
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 24.0 16,654                    
Fianna Fáil Barry Cowen 12.5 8,677 8,889 8,919 9,130 9,166 9,242 9,698 12,162      
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 11.0 7,636 8,116 8,190 9,106 9,162 9,736 9,835 10,327 10,676 10,868 11,364
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 10.8 7,463 7,641 7,675 7,791 7,821 8,203 8,287 8,396 8,418 11,757  
Independent Carol Nolan 7.8 5,436 6,182 6,362 6,434 6,806 7,109 8,353 8,848 8,927 9,364 12,521
Fine Gael Marcella Corcoran Kennedy 6.5 4,519 4,585 4,594 4,643 4,666 4,783 4,917 5,157 5,195    
Fianna Fáil Peter Ormond 5.9 4,073 4,132 4,137 4,320 4,334 4,360 4,449        
Green Party Pippa Hackett 5.0 3,494 3,921 3,991 4,081 4,565 5,243 5,811 5,941 5,964 6,468 7,109
Independent John Leahy 5.0 3,463 3,725 3,862 3,876 4,063 4,192 4,821 5,172 5,252 5,669  
Irish Democratic Ken Smollen 3.8 2,611 3,173 3,261 3,274 3,640 3,941          
Labour Party Noel Tuohy 2.9 2,011 2,596 2,664 2,806 3,190            
Fianna Fáil Pauline Flanagan 2.5 1,744 1,850 1,874                
Solidarity–PBP Stephen Tynan[n 1] 1.3 910 2,128 2,243 2,273              
National Party John Daly 0.6 441 557                  
Renua Noel O'Rourke 0.4 290 356                  
Electorate: 110,839   Valid: 69,422   Spoilt: 576   Quota: 11,571   Turnout: 69,998 (63.15%)
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. Tynan was a member of People Before Profit.

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Laois–Offaly[46][43]
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
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 14.1 10,443 10,432 10,448 10,461 10,491 10,660 11,007 13,515          
Fianna Fáil Barry Cowen 11.1 8,257 8,281 8,285 8,302 8,332 8,497 8,636 8,647 8,651 9,414 9,656 10,654 11,860
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 10.8 8,032 8,042 8,058 8,079 8,132 8,593 8,919 9,112 9,170 9,793 10,062 10,707 11,775
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 8.1 6,024 6,026 6,036 6,043 6,050 6,101 6,206 6,569 6,685 6,838 6,967 10,193 10,851
Fine Gael Marcella Corcoran Kennedy 7.8 5,817 5,838 5,871 5,919 5,978 6,163 6,289 6,595 6,989 8,291 11,837 12,106 13,128
Labour Party John Whelan 7.8 5,802 5,805 5,890 5,912 5,951 6,255 6,489 6,764 6,865 7,288 7,814 8,208 9,026
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 7.5 5,579 5,588 5,597 5,607 5,616 5,670 5,989 6,093 6,116 6,293 6,399    
Independent John Leahy 6.6 4,882 4,889 4,908 4,960 5,032 5,259 5,438 5,449 5,452        
Fine Gael Liam Quinn 6.0 4,482 4,486 4,499 4,516 4,526 4,619 4,784 5,348 5,797 6,275      
Independent John Foley 6.0 4,465 4,469 4,478 4,500 4,524 4,930 5,490 5,506 5,513 6,330 7,231 7,521  
Fine Gael John Moran 5.8 4,306 4,307 4,318 4,326 4,328 4,373 4,437            
Independent Eddie Fitzpatrick 3.4 2,544 2,553 2,565 2,586 2,619 2,776              
Independent Rotimi Adebari 0.8 628 634 662 675 691                
Independent John Bracken 0.8 625 656 665 674 695                
Socialist Party Ray Fitzpatrick[47] 0.8 561 562 584 594 604                
Independent Fergus McDonnell 0.7 525 526 527 533 542                
Independent Liam Dumpleton 0.5 382 393 399 436                  
Independent James Fanning 0.5 335 343 352                    
Green Party Christopher Fettes 0.4 306 308                      
Independent John Boland 0.2 119                        
Independent Michael Cox 0.1 60                        
Electorate: 106,312   Valid: 74,234   Spoilt: 979 (1.3%)   Quota: 12,373   Turnout: 75,213 (70.7%)

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Laois–Offaly[42]
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 Brian Cowen 26.7 19,102                    
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 12.7 9,067 9,210 9,259 9,326 9,380 9,834 10,215 10,965 12,108    
Fine Gael Olwyn Enright 11.6 8,297 9,091 9,195 9,354 9,673 10,038 11,808 12,544      
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 11.3 8,064 10,089 10,131 10,200 10,313 10,437 10,561 11,231 12,533    
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 10.1 7,242 8,010 8,042 8,075 8,116 8,235 8,298 8,967 9,895 10,008 10,277
Fianna Fáil John Foley 8.3 5,899 7,924 7,958 7,990 8,114 8,141 8,310 8,619 9,480 9,618 9,966
Progressive Democrats Tom Parlon 5.9 4,233 4,829 4,867 4,933 5,020 5,093 5,249 5,514      
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 5.1 3,656 3,802 3,862 3,975 4,120 4,373 4,477        
Fine Gael Molly Buckley 3.1 2,196 2,533 2,595 2,672 2,873 2,995          
Labour Party Jim O'Brien 1.8 1,278 1,310 1,530 1,711 1,746            
Independent John Bracken 1.3 934 1,144 1,204 1,252              
Green Party Máire McKay 1.1 812 861 902                
Labour Party David Whelan 0.6 425 475                  
Christian Solidarity Colm Callanan 0.2 156 161                  
Independent Joseph McCormack 0.1 85 88                  
Independent Noel O'Gara 0.1 45 48                  
Electorate: 103,673   Valid: 71,491   Spoilt: 662 (0.9%)   Quota: 11,916   Turnout: 72,153 (69.6%)

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[41]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 19.8 12,529          
Progressive Democrats Tom Parlon 14.4 9,088 9,358 9,531 9,689 10,572  
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 12.8 8,093 8,260 8,343 8,384 8,848 10,972
Fine Gael Olwyn Enright 12.7 8,053 8,255 8,403 8,897 10,205 11,005
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 11.2 7,091 7,530 7,642 7,728 8,361 10,453
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 10.3 6,500 6,530 6,646 6,865 7,384 7,606
Fianna Fáil Ger Killally 7.5 4,719 5,387 5,437 5,530 6,062  
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 4.1 2,600 2,639 2,820 3,017    
Ind. Health Alliance Molly Buckley 2.7 1,695 1,783 1,966 2,356    
Labour Party John Dwyer 2.5 1,600 1,675 1,809      
Green Party Christopher Fettes 0.8 520 529        
Independent Joe McCormack 0.6 351 353        
Independent John Kelly 0.4 236 237        
Christian Solidarity Michael Redmond 0.2 142 144        
Electorate: 95,373   Valid: 63,217   Spoilt: 671 (1.1%)   Quota: 10,537   Turnout: 63,888 (67.0%)

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 18.7 10,865        
Fine Gael Tom Enright 14.4 8,375 8,478 8,760 9,192 9,558
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 14.2 8,271 8,406 8,702 9,800  
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 13.9 8,104 8,132 8,384 8,995 9,266
Labour Party Pat Gallagher 11.6 6,741 6,847 7,101 7,542 8,053
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 9.4 5,481 5,810 6,160 6,904 10,367
Fianna Fáil Gerard Killally 7.5 4,328 4,707 4,899 5,436  
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 6.5 3,778 3,865 4,090    
National Party Peter McNamee 1.9 1,099 1,105      
Independent Sean Fennelly 0.9 516 525      
Independent Joe McCormack 0.7 378 379      
Natural Law Paddy Seery 0.2 134 137      
Electorate: 83,232   Valid: 58,070   Spoilt: 542 (0.9%)   Quota: 9,679   Turnout: 58,612 (69.5%)

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[39]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 10,117 18.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,361 15.6 2 8
Labour Party Pat Gallagher 6,966 13.0 3 10
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 5,876 11.0 5 10
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,742 10.7
Fianna Fáil John Moloney 5,018 9.4
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 4,316 8.0 4 10
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 3,560 6.6
Independent Johnny Butterfield 1,508 2.8
Fine Gael Mary Buckley 1,165 2.2
Sinn Féin John Carroll 665 1.2
Independent Joe McCormack 244 0.5
Independent Edward Delaney 132 0.3
Electorate: 77,291   Valid: 53,670   Spoilt: 753 (1.4%)   Quota: 8,946   Turnout: 54,423 (70.4%)

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[38]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,443 16.1 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,936 15.2 2
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 7,142 13.6 3
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 7,103 13.6 4
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,627 12.7 5
Fianna Fáil Joseph Dunne 4,970 9.5
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 4,411 8.4
Labour Party Pat Gallagher 3,030 5.8
Fine Gael Tommy McKeigue 2,318 4.4
Independent Joe McCormack 394 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,374   Quota: 8,730   Turnout:

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[37]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 9,208 16.4 2
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 9,168 16.3 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,472 13.3 3
Progressive Democrats Cathy Honan 5,353 9.5
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 5,317 9.5 4
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,136 9.2 5
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 4,356 7.8
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,921 7.0
Fine Gael Michael Fox 3,105 5.5
Sinn Féin John Carroll 1,405 2.5
Labour Party Thomas Phelan 818 1.5
Independent May Keeley 509 0.9
Independent Joe McCormack 354 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 56,122   Quota: 9,354   Turnout:

1984 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Bernard Cowen, a by-election was held on 14 June 1984. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Brian Cowen, son of the deceased TD.

1984 by-election: Laoighis–Offaly[36]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Fianna Fáil Brian Cowen 54.7 26,022
Fine Gael Pádraig Horan 38.2 18,173
Labour Party Seán O'Brien 3.7 1,737
Independent Joe McCormack 3.1 1,471
Communist Party Eoin Ó Murchú 0.3 120
Independent Jim Tallon 0.1 58
Electorate: 74,087   Valid: 47,581   Quota: 23,791   Turnout: 64.2%

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[35]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 8,428 15.4 2
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,181 14.9 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,910 14.4 3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 7,423 13.5 5
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,646 12.1 4
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 5,973 10.9
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 4,090 7.5
Fine Gael Michael Fox 4,019 7.3
Labour Party Seán Sheehan 2,050 3.7
Independent Joe McCormack 195 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 54,915   Quota: 9,153   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[34]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,539 15.9 1
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 8,102 15.1 2
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 7,252 13.5 4
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 7,156 13.3 3
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,078 11.3 5
Fine Gael Johnny Butterfield 4,081 7.6
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,930 7.3
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 3,346 6.2
Fine Gael Thomas Keenan 2,600 4.8
Labour Party Gerry McGuire 1,637 3.0
Labour Party Larry Kavanagh 971 1.8
Independent Joe McCormack 124 0.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 53,816   Quota: 8,970   Turnout:

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[33]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 9,177 16.4 1
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 8,952 16.0 2
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 8,467 15.1 3
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 6,892 12.3 5
Fine Gael Tom Enright 6,409 11.4 4
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 5,010 9.0
Fine Gael Johnny Butterfield 4,691 8.4
Fianna Fáil Jeremiah Lodge 3,618 6.5
Labour Party Gerry McGuire 2,394 4.3
Independent Joe McCormack 201 0.4
Independent Francis Dunne 191 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 56,002   Quota: 9,334   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[32]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 7,432 14.2 2
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 7,415 14.1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 7,043 13.4 5
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 6,734 12.8 4
Fianna Fáil Liam Hyland 5,550 10.6
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,338 10.2 3
Independent James Guinan 4,037 7.7
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,780 7.2
Labour Party James Kelly 1,654 3.2
Fine Gael Connie Hanniffy 1,473 2.8
Independent James Flanagan 1,035 2.0
Labour Party Benny Dowd 967 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,458   Quota: 8,744   Turnout:

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[31]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 8,205 18.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 8,160 18.2 2 1
Fine Gael Tom Enright 5,020 11.2 3
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 4,829 10.8 5
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 4,384 9.8
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,151 7.0 4
Fine Gael Johnny Butterfield 2,643 5.9
Fine Gael Thomas Keenan 2,389 5.3
Fianna Fáil James Houlihan 2,274 5.1
Labour Party Lar Byrne 1,253 2.8
Labour Party Henry Byrne 952 2.1
Independent Thomas Dolan 906 2.0
Fianna Fáil Thomas Culliton 748 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,914   Quota: 7,486   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 9,485 21.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 8,659 19.5 2 1
Fine Gael Tom Enright 4,341 9.8 3
Fianna Fáil Ger Connolly 3,616 8.1 5
Fianna Fáil Bernard Cowen 3,550 8.0 4
Fine Gael Charles McDonald 3,076 6.9
Fianna Fáil James Houlihan 2,946 6.6
Fine Gael Frank Feery 2,519 5.7
Labour Party James Kelly 2,180 4.9
Labour Party James Flanagan 1,354 3.0
Fianna Fáil Thomas Culliton 1,322 3.0
Labour Party John Galvin 754 1.7
Independent Frank Powers 652 1.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,454   Quota: 7,410   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 12,204 28.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 7,151 16.4 2
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 5,463 12.5
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 5,338 12.3 5
Labour Party Henry Byrne 4,936 11.3 4
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 4,775 11.0 3
Fine Gael Frank Feery 2,730 6.3
Fianna Fáil James Martin 962 2.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,559   Quota: 7,260   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Laoighis–Offaly[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 11,200 26.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 5,255 12.5 3
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 5,197 12.4 4
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 4,943 11.8 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Lalor 4,488 10.7 5
Labour Party Henry Byrne 3,698 8.8
Fine Gael Frank Feery 2,164 5.1
Fianna Fáil James Martin 2,022 4.8
Labour Party Bernard Corcoran 1,672 4.0
Sinn Féin John Behan 1,423 3.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,062   Quota: 7,011   Turnout:

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Leix–Offaly[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 9,747 21.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Kieran Egan 7,881 17.6 2 1
Fianna Fáil Peadar Maher 6,776 15.2 3
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 5,548 12.4 5
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 5,486 12.3 4
Sinn Féin Bhaltar Misteil 2,939 6.6
Labour Party Bernard Corcoran 2,555 5.7
Fianna Fáil James Martin 1,634 3.7
Fine Gael Frank Byrne 1,544 3.5
Fine Gael Michael Pettit 575 1.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,685   Quota: 7,448   Turnout:

1956 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Labour Party TD William Davin, a by-election was held on 30 April 1956. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Kieran Egan.

1956 by-election: Leix–Offaly[49]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Fianna Fáil Kieran P. Egan 55.5 23,565
Labour Party Michael Davin 44.5 18,863
Electorate: 59,075   Valid: 42,428   Quota: 21,215   Turnout: 71.82%

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Leix–Offaly[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Oliver J. Flanagan 13,545 28.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Peadar Maher 7,912 16.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 7,273 15.4 5
Fine Gael Tom O'Higgins, Jnr 5,487 11.6 3
Labour Party William Davin 5,359 11.3 4
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 5,186 10.9
Fine Gael Redmond Kerin 2,627 5.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,389   Quota: 7,899   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Leix–Offaly[49]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 23.6 11,034              
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins Jnr. 16.1 7,541 8,523            
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 12.1 5,675 5,868 5,891 6,005 6,172 7,296 9,196  
Fianna Fáil Peadar Maher 11.5 5,367 5,499 5,522 5,559 5,647 6,574 6,944 7,204
Labour Party William Davin 8.3 3,882 4,955 5,198 5,573 6,913 7,084 7,333 7,415
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 7.6 3,534 3,655 3,674 3,749 3,851 4,528 5,648 6,708
Fianna Fáil Nicholas Egan 7.3 3,404 3,516 3,532 3,763 3,853 4,159    
Fianna Fáil Patrick J. Gorry 6.4 2,968 3,182 3,209 3,359 3,447      
Fine Gael Redmond Kerin 4.6 2,127 2,400 2,756 2,904        
Independent James Flanagan 2.6 1,229 1,369 1,391          
Electorate: 60,759   Valid: 46,761   Quota: 7,794   Turnout: 76.96%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Leix–Offaly[49]
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
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 30.3 14,369                          
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 15.6 7,366 7,883 7,932                      
Fine Gael Thomas O'Higgins Jnr. 11.5 5,458 6,677 6,750 6,752 6,797 6,905 6,962 7,738 7,887 8,002        
Fianna Fáil Patrick J. Gorry 7.4 3,505 3,979 4,037 4,054 4,064 4,097 4,446 4,485 4,691 4,718 4,722 5,170 6,851 7,069
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 6.4 3,030 3,190 3,208 3,211 3,217 3,249 3,479 3,527 3,635 3,657 3,660 3,785 5,019 5,153
Fianna Fáil Gerard Harkin 6.2 2,929 3,127 3,135 3,139 3,142 3,174 3,352 3,368 3,410 3,433 3,433 3,493    
Labour Party William Davin 5.6 2,636 3,938 3,981 3,982 3,993 4,444 4,507 4,570 4,931 5,049 5,064 5,411 5,589 6,545
Independent Edward J. Colton 4.0 1,899 2,143 2,166 2,169 2,190 2,232 2,297 2,338 2,392 2,430 2,443      
Independent James J. Flanagan 2.4 1,141 1,398 1,410 1,410 1,425 1,460 1,484 1,512            
Fianna Fáil James O'Connor 2.0 942 1,057 1,066 1,067 1,076 1,099                
Fine Gael Patrick J. Doyle 1.9 916 1,086 1,097 1,099 1,108 1,119 1,132              
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Murphy 1.9 903 1,752 1,807 1,808 2,012 2,099 2,123 2,136 2,249 3,222 3,250 3,519 3,602  
Clann na Poblachta Cornelius Lehane 1.8 847 1,237 1,263 1,265 1,443 1,496 1,511 1,535 1,617          
Labour Party Patrick Muldowney 1.4 683 948 981 981 1,021                  
Clann na Poblachta Matthew P. Moore 0.9 422 547 590 590                    
Independent William Henry Milner 0.7 327 515                        
Electorate: 62,687   Valid: 47,373   Quota: 7,896   Turnout: 75.57%

1944 general electionEdit

1944 general election: Leix–Offaly[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 9,856 22.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 7,831 17.4 2 1
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 6,354 14.2 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 4,439 9.9 4
Labour Party William Davin 4,426 9.9 5
Fianna Fáil George Connell 3,929 8.8
Independent Patrick Bermingham 3,047 6.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Collier 2,100 4.7
Independent James Clarke 1,378 3.1
Independent Richard Hipwell 1,233 2.8
Fine Gael Patrick Kavanagh 305 0.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,898   Quota: 7,484   Turnout:

1943 general electionEdit

1943 general election: Leix–Offaly[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,908 14.5 3
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 6,479 13.6 1
Labour Party William Davin 5,727 12.0 2
Independent Oliver J. Flanagan 4,379 9.2 5
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 4,029 8.5 4
Independent Patrick Bermingham 4,001 8.4
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 3,527 7.4
Fianna Fáil George Connell 3,282 6.9
Fianna Fáil Laurence Brady 3,260 6.8
Labour Party Edward Breen 2,005 4.2
Labour Party John Condron 1,780 3.7
Fine Gael Joseph Kearney 1,157 2.4
Fine Gael Charles Delaney 1,103 2.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,637   Quota: 7,940   Turnout:

1938 general electionEdit

1938 general election: Leix–Offaly[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 8,440 17.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 8,422 17.3 2 1
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 8,315 17.0 3 1
Labour Party William Davin 6,190 12.7 5
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 5,778 11.8 4
Fine Gael Jack Finlay 4,922 10.1
Fianna Fáil Michael Collier 3,556 7.3
Labour Party Edward Breen 2,206 4.5
Fine Gael John McMahon 981 2.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,810   Quota: 8,136   Turnout:

1937 general electionEdit

1937 general election: Leix–Offaly[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 8,317 17.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 7,571 15.9 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 6,774 14.2 3
Fine Gael Thomas F. O'Higgins 6,122 12.9 5
Fine Gael Jack Finlay 5,127 10.8 4
Fine Gael Patrick Doyle 3,974 8.4
Fianna Fáil Daniel Hogan 3,795 8.0
Fianna Fáil Laurence Brady 3,390 7.1
Labour Party Edward Breen 2,517 5.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,587   Quota: 7,932   Turnout:

1933 general electionEdit

1933 general election: Leix–Offaly[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 8,326 16.5 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas F. O'Higgins 7,640 15.2 1
Labour Party William Davin 7,120 14.1 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,209 12.3 5
National Centre Party Jack Finlay 5,784 11.5 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 5,199 10.3
Fianna Fáil Laurence Brady 4,563 9.1
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Doyle 2,808 5.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Eugene O'Brien 2,740 5.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,389   Quota: 8,399   Turnout:

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Leix–Offaly[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 8,082 17.3 1 1
Labour Party William Davin 6,687 14.3 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 5,693 12.2 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas F. O'Higgins 4,811 10.3 4
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 4,087 8.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Doyle 3,820 8.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Eugene O'Brien 3,713 7.9 3
Fianna Fáil James Bowles 3,448 7.4
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 2,711 5.8
Labour Party John Gill 2,240 4.8
Farmers' Party Daniel Kennedy 1,553 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,845   Quota: 7,808   Turnout:

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Leix–Offaly[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal William Aird 8,472 19.4 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 7,046 16.1 2
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,766 15.5 4
Labour Party William Davin 6,585 15.1 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Andrew Fay 4,067 9.3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 3,914 9.0 5
Fianna Fáil Thomas Tynan 3,840 8.8
Labour Party John Gill 2,962 6.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,652   Quota: 7,276   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Leix–Offaly[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 9,973 23.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Boland 6,095 14.1 3
Labour Party John Gill 3,730 8.6 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Egan 3,488 8.1
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 3,411 7.9 2
Farmers' Party William Cobbe 3,257 7.6
Fianna Fáil Thomas Tynan 3,240 7.5 5
Fianna Fáil Patrick Gorry 3,162 7.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Francis Bulfin 2,838 6.6
Independent Richard Hipwell 2,835 6.6
Independent Michael Cahill 1,105 2.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,134   Quota: 7,190   Turnout:

1926 by-electionEdit

Following the disqualification of Republican TD Seán McGuinness, a by-election was held on 18 February 1926. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate James Dwyer.

1926 by-election: Leix–Offaly[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal James Dwyer 16,618 40.3 1 2
Republican Art O'Connor 15,400 37.4
Labour Party John Gill 9,187 22.3
Electorate: 64,199   Valid: 41,205   Quota: 20,603   Turnout: 64.2%

1923 general electionEdit

1923 general election: Leix–Offaly[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 6,323 15.7 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Francis Bulfin 5,689 14.1 1
Republican Seán McGuinness 5,572 13.8 4
Republican Laurence Brady 4,751 11.8 5
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Egan 3,630 9.0 3
Labour Party Denis Cullen 2,717 6.7
Farmers' Party Daniel Kennedy 2,227 5.5
National Democratic Party Joseph Delaney 2,049 5.1
Farmers' Party Patrick Bermingham 1,996 4.9
National Democratic Party Patrick Belton 1,445 3.6
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán Kelly 1,416 3.5
Farmers' Party Francis Doorley 1,248 3.1
Republican Patrick Gorry 697 1.7
Independent Andrew Byrne 557 1.4
Electorate: 64,211   Valid: 40,317   Quota: 6,720   Turnout: 62.8%

1922 general electionEdit

1922 general election: Leix–Offaly[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party William Davin 15,167 46.5 1 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Kevin O'Higgins 6,792 20.8 2 1
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Francis Bulfin 6,446 19.8 3 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Patrick McCartan 2,796 8.6 4 3
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Joseph Lynch 1,391 4.3
Electorate: 46,031   Valid: 32,592   Quota: 6,519   Turnout: 70.8%

1921 general electionEdit

1921 general election: Leix–Offaly[11][50][1]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Francis Bulfin Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Joseph Lynch Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Patrick McCartan Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Kevin O'Higgins Unopposed N/A 4

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b By virtue of the Fifth Schedule to the Government of Ireland Act 1920
  2. ^ Known before independence as Queen's County
  3. ^ Previously known as King's County
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  50. ^ The name of the constituency was "King's County-Queen's County"

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