Roscommon–Galway (Dáil constituency)

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).

Roscommon–Galway
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created2016
Seats3
TDs
County councilRoscommon County Council
Galway County Council
EP constituencyMidlands–North-West

History and boundariesEdit

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the following 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 constituency incorporates all of County Roscommon from the existing Roscommon–South Leitrim constituency, and thirty three electoral divisions from the Galway East constituency.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[4]

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

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Roscommon–Galway 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[5] Eugene Murphy
(FF)
Michael Fitzmaurice
(Ind)
Denis Naughten
(Ind)
33rd 2020[6] Claire Kerrane
(SF)

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: Roscommon–Galway[7]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Michael Fitzmaurice 28.7 13,077          
Independent Denis Naughten 18.5 8,422 9,057 9,419 10,866 14,683  
Sinn Féin Claire Kerrane 17.5 8,003 8,322 8,690 9,402 10,082 10,545
Fianna Fáil Eugene Murphy 10.8 4,945 5,201 5,381 7,242 8,058 9,204
Fine Gael Aisling Dolan 12.0 5,466 5,635 5,710 6,162    
Fianna Fáil Orla Leyden 6.5 2,953 3,124 3,197      
Green Party Julie O'Donoghue 3.1 1,413 1,445 1,610      
Aontú James Hope 1.1 504 542        
Solidarity–PBP Kenny Tynan[n 1] 0.9 422 442        
National Party Paul Hanley 0.7 319 331        
Independent Thomas Fallon 0.2 88 109        
Electorate: 69,598   Valid: 45,612   Spoilt: 330   Quota: 11,404   Turnout: 45,942 (66.0%)
  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.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Roscommon–Galway[8][9][5]
Party Candidate FPv% 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 alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
  4. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ a b "General election 2016: Roscommon–Galway". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 February 2016.
  6. ^ "General election 2020: Roscommon–Galway". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
  7. ^ "General Election 2020 Candidates – Roscommon–Galway". RTÉ News. Retrieved 23 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Roscommon Galway Results 2016". Irelandelection.com.
  9. ^ "Roscommon Galway Results 2016". RTÉ.