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Roscommon–South Leitrim (Dáil constituency)

Roscommon–South Leitrim was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from 2007 to 2016. The constituency elected 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

Roscommon–South Leitrim
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Roscommon–South Leitrim within Ireland
Former constituency
Created2007
Abolished2016
Seats3
County councilCounty Roscommon
County Leitrim

History and boundariesEdit

The constituency was created for the 2007 general election by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005,[1] which gave effect to the 2004 Constituency Commission Report on Dáil Constituencies. It included all of County Roscommon and the southern portion of County Leitrim (the area to the east and south of Lough Allen).[2] This territory was previously represented through the constituencies of Longford–Roscommon and Sligo–Leitrim, both of which were abolished in 2007.

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defined the constituency as:

"The county of Roscommon;
and, in the county of Leitrim, the electoral divisions of:
Ballinamore, Cloverhill, Corralla, Drumreilly North, Drumreilly South, Garradice, Greaghglass, Killygar, Newtowngore, Oughteragh, in the former Rural District of Ballinamore;
Annaduff, Carrick-on-Shannon, Drumsna, Gortnagullion, Gowel, in the former Rural District of Carrick-on-Shannon No. 1;
Aghavas, Beihy, Breandrum, Bunny Beg, Carrigallen East, Carrigallen West, Cashel, Castlefore, Cattan, Cloone, Corriga, Drumard, Drumdoo, Drumod, Fenagh, Gortermone, Keeldra, Lisgillock, Mohill, Rinn, Riverstown, Roosky, Rowan, in the former Rural District of Mohill."

It was abolished at the 2016 general election and replaced by the Roscommon–Galway and Sligo–Leitrim constituencies.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Roscommon–South Leitrim 2007–2016
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
30th 2007[3] Michael Finneran
(FF)
Frank Feighan
(FG)
Denis Naughten
(FG)
31st 2011[4] Luke 'Ming' Flanagan[5]
(Ind)
2014 by-election[6] Michael Fitzmaurice
(Ind)
32nd 2016 Constituency abolished. See Roscommon–Galway and Sligo–Leitrim

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

2014 by-electionEdit

2014 by-election: Roscommon–South Leitrim[6]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Michael Fitzmaurice 18.7 6,220 6,371 6,625 7,075 9,211 11,722 14,881
Fianna Fáil Ivan Connaughton 22.0 7,334 7,502 7,652 7,846 8,863 10,083 12,050
Fine Gael Maura Hopkins 16.8 5,593 5,742 5,864 6,075 7,312 8,476  
Sinn Féin Martin Kenny 17.7 5,906 6,184 6,283 6,447 7,022    
Independent John McDermott 8.8 2,944 3,018 3,187 3,468      
Labour Party John Kelly 6.1 2,037 2,060 2,090 2,144      
Independent Emmett Corcoran 3.8 1,262 1,305 1,483        
Independent Tom Crosby 3.1 1,030 1,063          
Independent Des Guckian 2.7 902            
Independent Gerry O'Boyle 0.2 82            
Electorate: 64,873   Valid: 33,310   Spoilt: 262 (0.8%)   Quota: 16,656   Turnout: 33,572 (51.8%)

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Roscommon–South Leitrim[4]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Luke 'Ming' Flanagan[5] 18.8 8,925 9,251 10,448 12,149    
Fine Gael Frank Feighan 18.9 8,983 9,457 9,902 11,130 11,239 13,266
Fine Gael Denis Naughten 19.6 9,320 9,429 10,618 11,349 11,415 12,122
Fianna Fáil Ivan Connaughton 8.6 4,070 5,379 5,856 6,254 6,285 7,034
Sinn Féin Martin Kenny 9.8 4,637 5,369 5,526 6,042 6,108  
Labour Party John Kelly 9.4 4,455 4,617 4,894      
Independent John McDermott 7.9 3,770 3,882        
Fianna Fáil Gerry Kilrane 6.4 3,033          
Green Party Garreth McDaid 0.5 220          
Independent Seán Kearns 0.2 91          
Electorate: 60,235   Valid: 47,504   Spoilt: 531 (1.1%)   Quota: 11,877   Turnout: 48,035 (79.7%)

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Roscommon–South Leitrim[3]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fine Gael Frank Feighan 19.8 9,103 9,507 10,421 12,065
Fianna Fáil Michael Finneran 21.7 9,982 10,135 10,529 12,017
Fine Gael Denis Naughten 19.4 8,928 9,354 9,670 11,048
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 17.2 7,915 8,060 9,347 9,650
Independent John Kelly 9.9 4,539 4,839 5,522  
Sinn Féin Martin Kenny 8.4 3,876 4,118    
Green Party Garreth McDaid 1.8 836      
Labour Party Hughie Baxter 1.8 832      
Independent Noel O'Gara 0.1 66      
Electorate: 62,437   Valid: 46,077   Spoilt: ?   Quota: 11,520   Turnout: 73.8%

2015 Marriage Equality ReferendumEdit

On 22 May 2015, Roscommon–South Leitrim was the only constituency to vote against the proposition in the marriage equality referendum, with 51.42% voting No.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 24 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009: Schedule". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 September 2010.
  3. ^ a b "General election 2007: Roscommon–South Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 14 February 2009.
  4. ^ a b "General election 2011: Roscommon–South Leitrim". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 27 February 2011.
  5. ^ a b Flanagan campaigned as a member of the New Vision alliance.
  6. ^ a b "Roscommon–South Leitrim by-election". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 October 2014.

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