Monaghan (Dáil constituency)

Monaghan was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1977. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Monaghan
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created1921
Abolished1977
Seats3
County/City councilCounty Monaghan

HistoryEdit

The constituency was created in 1921 as a 3-seater, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, for the 1921 election to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, whose members formed the 2nd Dáil.

It succeeded the constituencies of Monaghan North and Monaghan South which were used to elect the Members of the 1st Dáil and earlier British House of Commons members.

It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974, when it was replaced by the new constituency of Cavan–Monaghan which was first used at the 1977 general election.

BoundariesEdit

The constituency spanned the entire area of the County Monaghan.[1]

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Monaghan 1921–1977[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[3] Seán MacEntee
(SF)
Eoin O'Duffy
(SF)
Ernest Blythe
(SF)
3rd 1922[4] Patrick McCarvill
(SF (AT))
Eoin O'Duffy
(SF (PT))
Ernest Blythe
(SF (PT))
4th 1923[5] Patrick McCarvill
(Rep)
Patrick Duffy
(CnaG)
Ernest Blythe
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[6] Patrick McCarvill
(FF)
Alexander Haslett
(Ind)
6th 1927 (Sep)[7] Conn Ward
(FF)
7th 1932[8] Eamon Rice
(FF)
8th 1933[9] Alexander Haslett
(Ind)
9th 1937[10] James Dillon
(FG)
10th 1938[11] Bridget Rice
(FF)
11th 1943[12] James Dillon
(Ind)
12th 1944[13]
13th 1948[14] Patrick Maguire
(FF)
14th 1951[15]
15th 1954[16] Patrick Mooney
(FF)
Edward Kelly
(FF)
James Dillon
(FG)
16th 1957[17] Eighneachán Ó hAnnluain
(SF)
17th 1961[18] Erskine H. Childers
(FF)
18th 1965[19]
19th 1969[20] Billy Fox
(FG)
John Conlan
(FG)
20th 1973[21] Jimmy Leonard
(FF)
1973 by-election[22] Brendan Toal
(FG)
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 by-electionEdit

Following the election of Fianna Fáil TD Erskine H. Childers as President of Ireland, a by-election was held on 27 November 1973. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Brendan Toal.

1973 by-election: Monaghan[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Fine Gael Brendan Toal 47.3 14,535 14,577 15,080
Fianna Fáil Rory O'Hanlon 45.0 13,822 13,851 14,791
Aontacht Éireann Pádraig Mooney 7.1 2,187 2,248  
Marxist–Leninist (Ireland) David Vipond 0.6 175    
Electorate: 39,647   Valid: 30,719   Quota: 15,360   Turnout: 77.48%

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Monaghan[21]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 8,431 30.2 1 1
Fine Gael John Conlan 6,075 21.8 2
Fine Gael Billy Fox 3,632 13.0
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Leonard 3,460 12.4 3
Independent Patrick Mooney 2,105 7.6
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 1,890 6.8
Independent Patrick Turley 1,827 6.6
Independent Val Kerr 461 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,881   Quota: 6,971   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Monaghan[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael John Conlan 6,615 23.2 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,921 20.7
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 5,659 19.8 3
Fine Gael Billy Fox 4,930 17.3 2
Fine Gael Bernard Markey 2,443 8.6
Fianna Fáil James Malone 1,536 5.4
Labour Thomas Donoghue 761 2.7
Labour Charles McCollum 699 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,564   Quota: 7,142   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Monaghan[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 7,668 30.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 6,448 25.7 2 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,997 23.9 3
Fine Gael Billy Fox 3,901 15.5
Fine Gael Martin Tierney 1,114 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,128   Quota: 6,283   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Monaghan[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 7,887 30.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,713 22.3 2
Fianna Fáil Erskine H. Childers 5,643 22.0 3
Independent Francis Ward 2,678 10.5
Fine Gael Edward Kelly 1,912 7.5
Sinn Féin Séamus McElwaine 1,786 7.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,619   Quota: 6,405   Turnout:

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Monaghan[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 5,894 23.3 1
Sinn Féin Eighneachán Ó hAnnluain 4,791 18.9 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 4,719 18.6 2
Independent Robert Houston 3,594 14.2
Fianna Fáil John Brennan 3,132 12.4
Fianna Fáil Edward Kelly 2,788 11.0
Fine Gael Herbert McWilliam 425 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,343   Quota: 6,336   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Monaghan[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael James Dillon 6,709 24.2 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Mooney 5,122 18.5 2
Independent James Haslett 4,685 16.9
Fianna Fáil Edward Kelly 3,695 13.3 3
Fianna Fáil John Brennan 3,625 13.1
Clann na Poblachta Brian Magee 2,705 9.8
Fine Gael John Fitzpatrick 1,171 4.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 27,712   Quota: 6,929   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Monaghan[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2
Independent James M. Dillon 33.1 9,285  
Fianna Fáil Patrick J. Maguire 24.3 6,802 7,278
Fianna Fáil Bridget Mary Rice 24.3 6,802 7,403
Independent James L. Haslett 18.3 5,127 6,330
Electorate: 33,647   Valid: 28,016   Quota: 7,005   Turnout: 83.26%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Monaghan[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent James Mathew Dillon 23.1 6,621 6,783 6,978 7,433      
Fianna Fáil Patrick J. Maguire 16.9 4,828 4,907 4,949 5,173 5,198 5,970 6,447
Fianna Fáil Bridget Mary Rice 16.3 4,667 4,737 4,829 5,036 5,066 6,324 6,936
Independent Arthur H. Montgomery 14.7 4,200 4,377 4,379 4,454 4,484 4,503 4,677
Clann na Poblachta Patrick McCarvill 8.2 2,348 2,507 3,406 3,729 3,844 3,981  
Fianna Fáil John J. Brennan 7.8 2,235 2,303 2,314 2,360 2,372    
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Mooney 4.8 1,361 1,659 1,689        
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Caraher 4.4 1,253 1,308          
Labour George Pollock 2.0 582            
Clann na Talmhan Edward Bell 1.8 517            
Electorate: 34,581   Valid: 28,612   Quota: 7,154   Turnout: 82.74%

1944 general electionEdit

1944 general election: Monaghan[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent James Dillon 8,416 31.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 8,308 31.4 2 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 6,791 25.7 3
Clann na Talmhan Patrick McArdle 2,911 11.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,426   Quota: 6,607   Turnout:

1943 general electionEdit

1943 general election: Monaghan[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 7,434 25.2 1 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 5,424 18.4 3
Independent James Dillon 5,406 18.3 2
Independent Alexander Haslett 5,078 17.2
Clann na Talmhan Patrick McArdle 3,181 10.8
Labour Michael Linehan 2,174 7.4
Fine Gael Patrick Lonergan 824 2.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,521   Quota: 7,381   Turnout:

1938 general electionEdit

1938 general election: Monaghan[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 9,458 29.7 1 1
Fine Gael James Dillon 9,318 29.3 2 1
Fianna Fáil Bridget Rice 7,075 22.2 3
Independent John Gillespie 5,984 18.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,835   Quota: 7,959   Turnout:

1937 general electionEdit

1937 general election: Monaghan[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 12,275 39.2 1 1
Fine Gael James Dillon 7,653 24.5 2
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,314 20.2
Fianna Fáil Eamon Rice 3,219 10.3 3
Fine Gael Brian O'Rourke 782 2.5
Fianna Fáil James Johnson 538 1.7
Independent John McGahey 524 1.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,305   Quota: 7,827   Turnout:

1933 general electionEdit

1933 general election: Monaghan[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Eamon Rice 8,749 27.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 8,244 26.2 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 7,251 23.0
Independent Alexander Haslett 7,238 23.0 3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,482   Quota: 7,871   Turnout:

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Monaghan[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 10,048 32.7 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 7,524 24.5 2
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,573 21.4
Fianna Fáil Eamon Rice 5,360 17.4 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Edward Brady 1,225 4.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,730   Quota: 7,683   Turnout:

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Monaghan[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 7,171 24.5 1
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,843 23.4 2
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 6,467 22.1 3
Fianna Fáil Eamon Donnelly 6,059 20.7
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Duffy 2,708 9.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,248   Quota: 7,313   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Monaghan[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Independent Alexander Haslett 6,964 22.6 3
Fianna Fáil Patrick McCarvill 5,904 19.1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 5,532 17.9 2
National League Party Jeremiah McVeagh 4,338 14.1
Fianna Fáil Conn Ward 3,559 11.5
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Duffy 2,438 7.9
Independent Patrick Conlan 1,399 4.5
Independent Edward Brady 729 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 30,863   Quota: 7,716   Turnout:

1923 general electionEdit

1923 general election: Monaghan[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Ernest Blythe 11,290 44.1 1 1
Republican Patrick McCarvill 5,745 22.4 2
Farmers' Party Hugh Maguire 2,937 11.5
Independent James Coburn 2,806 11.0
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick Duffy 1,316 5.1 3
Independent James Barnes 888 3.5
Independent James Johnston 625 2.4
Electorate: 40,172   Valid: 25,607   Quota: 6,402   Turnout: 63.7%

1922 general electionEdit

1922 general election: Monaghan[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Eoin O'Duffy 7,298 35.6 1 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Patrick McCarvill 5,046 24.6 3 2
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Ernest Blythe 4,494 21.9 2 2
Independent Thomas McHugh 3,681 17.9
Electorate: 34,025   Valid: 20,519   Quota: 5,130   Turnout: 60.3%

1921 general electionEdit

1921 general election: Monaghan[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Ernest Blythe Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Seán MacEntee Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Eoin O'Duffy Unopposed N/A 3

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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