Sligo–Leitrim (Dáil constituency)

Sligo–Leitrim is a parliamentary constituency that has been represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election. The constituency elects 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV). Another constituency of the same name existed from 1948 to 2007.

Sligo–Leitrim
Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Current constituency
Created2016
Seats4
TDs
County councilDonegal County Council
Leitrim County Council
Roscommon County Council
Sligo County Council
EP constituencyMidlands–North-West
Sligo–Leitrim
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created1948
Abolished2007
Seats5 (1948–1961)
4 (1961–1969)
3 (1969–1981)
4 (1981–2007)
County councilCounty Sligo
County Leitrim

HistoryEdit

1948–2007Edit

The Sligo–Leitrim constituency was created under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947,[1] and first used for the 1948 general election. It replaced the two previous constituencies of Sligo and Leitrim, which had been created for the 1937 general election.

The constituency was abolished for the 2007 general election,[2] when it was replaced by two new constituencies: Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim.

2016–2020Edit

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Sligo–Leitrim be created.[3] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[4]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[5] It replaced the constituencies of Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim, and comprises all of County Sligo; all of County Leitrim; nine electoral divisions of southern County Donegal, and thirty-six electoral divisions of western County Cavan.[3]

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[5]

"The county of Sligo;
and the county of Leitrim;
and, in the county of Donegal, the electoral divisions of:
Ballintra, Ballyshannon Rural, Bundoran Rural, Carrickboy, Cavangarden, Cliff, in the former Rural District of Ballyshannon;
Ballintra in the former Rural District of Donegal;
and the towns of Ballyshannon and Bundoran;
and, in the county of Cavan, the electoral divisions of:
Ballyconnell, Ballymagauran, Bawnboy, Benbrack, Bilberry, Carn, Diamond, Doogary, Kinawley, Lissanover, Pedara Vohers, Swanlinbar, Templeport, Tircahan, in the former Rural District of Bawnboy;
Ardue, Arvagh, Ballintemple, Bruce Hall, Corr, Crossdoney, Drumcarban, Kilconny, Killashandra, Killykeen, Milltown, Springfield, in the former Rural District of Cavan;
Derrylahan, Derrynananta, Dowra, Dunmakeever, Eskey, Killinagh, Teebane, Tuam, in the former Rural District of Enniskillen No. 2;
Loughdawan, Scrabby, in the former Rural District of Mullaghoran."

This change was not popular, and created an unusual cross-province constituency, with Cavan and Donegal voters feeling unrepresented. One spoiled vote in 2016 read "I LIVE IN CAVAN!"[6]

Since 2020Edit

From the 2020 general election, the constituency comprises all of County Sligo; all of County Leitrim; nine electoral divisions of southern County Donegal, and eighteen electoral divisions of northern County Roscommon. The electoral divisions of County Cavan were transferred to the Cavan–Monaghan constituency.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[7]

The county of Sligo;
and the county of Leitrim;
and in the county of Donegal, the electoral divisions of:
Ballintra, Ballyshannon Rural, Ballyshannon Urban, Bundoran Rural, Carrickboy, Cavangarden, Cliff, in the former Rural District of Ballyshannon;
Ballintra in the former Rural District of Donegal;
and Bundoran Urban;
and, in the county of Roscommon, the electoral divisions of:
Aghafin, Altagowlan, Ballyfarnan, Ballyformoyle, Boyle Rural, Boyle Urban, Crossna, Danesfort, Keadew, Kilbryan, Killukin, Lough Allen, Oakport, Rockingham, Rushfield, Tivannagh, Tumna North, Tumna South, in the former Rural District of Boyle No. 1."

BoundariesEdit

The constituency originally existed from 1948 to 2007, initially electing 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs), and covering the entire area of the County Sligo and County Leitrim in Connacht. Its boundaries were significantly revised in 1961, 1969 and 1977 when the number of seats was reduced to 4 and then 3. From 1977 to 1981 it included parts of County Donegal, but from 1981 until its abolition in 2007 it was again a 4-seat constituency, covering the whole of both counties including the towns of Sligo and Carrick-on-Shannon and many other areas. For the 2016 general election, it was recreated as a 4-seater with the full territory of both counties, plus part of County Donegal and part of County Cavan.

Its size and representation were revised on several occasions, summarised in the following table:

Changes to the Sligo–Leitrim constituency
Years TDs Boundaries Law Notes
1948–1961 The full territory of both counties.[1] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947 Constituency created
1961–1969 All of County Sligo, and all of County Leitrim except for those areas which were included in the Roscommon constituency.[8] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961 Adjustments to maintain voter-to-seat ratio at near national average. Most of the Carrick-on-Shannon and Mohill areas now in the Roscommon constituency.
1969–1977 All of County Sligo; and all of Leitrim, except the parts in the constituencies of Donegal–Leitrim and Roscommon–Leitrim.[9] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969 Large parts of County Leitrim moved to the two new neighbouring constituencies
1977–1981 All of County Sligo; in County Donegal, all of the Bundoran area and part of Ballyshannon; in County Leitrim, parts of the Kinlough and Manorhamilton districts.[10] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1974 Major revision as part of the "Tullymander". Constituency is now effectively Sligo – Southmost Donegal and the small area of North Leitrim which was in the old Donegal–Leitrim constituency
1981–1992 The full territory of both counties.[11] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1980 Restored to 1948 boundaries
1992–2002 The full territory of both counties.[12][13][14][15] Electoral (Amendment) Act 1990,
Electoral (Amendment) Act 1995,
Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1998
No changes
2007 Constituency abolished.[2] Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005 The two counties now represented through the constituencies of Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim
2016–2020 All of County Sligo; all of County Leitrim; in County Donegal, the Bundoran and Ballyshannon areas; western parts of County Cavan. Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 Constituency re-created.
2020–present All of County Sligo; all of County Leitrim; in County Donegal, the Bundoran and Ballyshannon areas; northern parts of County Roscommon. Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 County Cavan electoral areas removed, parts of County Roscommon added.

TDsEdit

TDs 1948–2007Edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–Leitrim 1948–2007[16]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[17] Eugene Gilbride
(FF)
Stephen Flynn
(FF)
Bernard Maguire
(Ind)
Mary Reynolds
(FG)
Joseph Roddy
(FG)
14th 1951[18] Patrick Rogers
(FG)
15th 1954[19] Bernard Maguire
(Ind)
16th 1957[20] John Joe McGirl
(SF)
Patrick Rogers
(FG)
1961 by-election[21] Joseph McLoughlin
(FG)
17th 1961[22] James Gallagher
(FF)
Eugene Gilhawley
(FG)
4 seats
1961–1969
18th 1965[23]
19th 1969[24] Ray MacSharry
(FF)
3 seats
1969–1981
20th 1973[25] Eugene Gilhawley
(FG)
21st 1977[26] James Gallagher
(FF)
22nd 1981[27] John Ellis
(FF)
Joe McCartin
(FG)
Ted Nealon
(FG)
4 seats
1981–2007
23rd 1982 (Feb)[28] Matt Brennan
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[29] Joe McCartin
(FG)
25th 1987[30] John Ellis
(FF)
26th 1989[31] Gerry Reynolds
(FG)
27th 1992[32] Declan Bree
(Lab)
28th 1997[33] Gerry Reynolds
(FG)
John Perry
(FG)
29th 2002[34] Jimmy Devins
(FF)
Marian Harkin
(Ind)
30th 2007 Constituency abolished. See Sligo–North Leitrim and Roscommon–South 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.

TDs since 2016Edit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Sligo–Leitrim 2016–
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
32nd 2016[35] Martin Kenny
(SF)
Marc MacSharry
(FF)
Eamon Scanlon
(FF)
Tony McLoughlin
(FG)
33rd 2020 Marian Harkin
(Ind)
Frank Feighan
(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: Sligo–Leitrim [36][37]
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 Count 15
Sinn Féin Martin Kenny 24.8 15,035                            
Fianna Fáil Marc MacSharry 11.5 7,004 7,182 7,191 7,238 7,265 7,403 7,483 7,602 7,733 7,917 8,055 9,146 9,300 9,891 10,734
Independent Marian Harkin 11.5 6,972 7,464 7,481 7,524 7,570 7,691 7,941 8,135 8,502 8,962 9,679 10,123 10,834 12,995  
Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon 10.3 6,246 6,355 6,357 6,370 6,387 6,434 6,461 6,859 7,186 7,285 7,371 8,093 8,193 8,409 9,316
Fine Gael Frank Feighan 8.8 5,338 5,457 5,464 5,471 5,505 5,536 5,637 5,764 5,823 6,065 6,324 6,851 6,952 7,231 10,690
Fine Gael Thomas Walsh 7.8 4,760 4,809 4,811 4,818 4,826 4,856 4,916 5,218 5,342 5,412 5,587 5,649 5,733 5,975  
Fianna Fáil Shane Ellis 4.5 2,753 2,926 2,929 2,941 2,968 2,985 3,006 3,011 3,065 3,328 3,398        
Inds. 4 Change Declan Bree 3.7 2,236 2,614 2,619 2,640 2,677 2,701 2,886 2,951 3,104 3,216 3,586 3,661 5,292    
Green Party Bláithin Gallagher 3.0 1,791 1,957 1,967 1,995 2,019 2,052 2,403 2,423 2,475 2,575          
Solidarity–PBP Gino O'Boyle[n 1] 2.9 1,746 2,383 2,388 2,412 2,456 2,487 2,626 2,668 2,876 2,976 3,478 3,515      
Independent John Perry 2.3 1,367 1,406 1,406 1,413 1,428 1,453 1,464                
Independent James Conway 2.2 1,354 1,526 1,535 1,548 1,607 1,635 1,655 1,767              
Independent Sean Wynne 2.2 1,310 1,457 1,472 1,517 1,598 1,820 1,836 1,864 1,985            
Labour Party Nessa Cosgrove 1.9 1,178 1,262 1,264 1,272 1,282 1,305                  
Independent Bernie O'Hara 1.1 650 699 712 799 859                    
National Party Paul McWeeney 0.7 451 499 512 553                      
Aontú Anne McCloskey 0.6 368 408 424                        
Renua Oisín O'Dwyer 0.1 75 86                          
Independent Mary O'Donnell 0.1 46 55                          
Electorate: 97,170   Valid: 60,680   Spoilt: 489   Quota: 12,137   Turnout: 61,169 (63.0%)
  1. ^ People Before Profit, Solidarity and RISE contested this election as Solidarity–People Before Profit, so candidates appeared on the ballot under this name. O'Boyle was a member of People Before Profit.

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Sligo–Leitrim [38][39][35]
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 Count 15
Fianna Fáil Marc MacSharry 14.2 8,856 8,874 8,893 9,036 9,122 9,447 9,549 9,705 10,322 10,672 11,520 13,227      
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 10.7 6,672 6,702 6,742 6,797 6,944 7,027 7,054 7,314 7,532 8,715 8,921 10,092 10,177 10,316 10,417
Sinn Féin Martin Kenny 10.2 6,356 6,419 6,439 6,473 6,687 6,781 6,988 7,028 7,270 7,305 7,971 9,294 14,066    
Fine Gael Tony McLoughlin 9.9 6,172 6,204 6,237 6,338 6,371 6,440 6,485 7,013 7,628 9,465 10,055 10,167 10,529 10,910 10,931
Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon 9.4 5,874 5,899 5,907 5,961 5,994 6,126 6,179 6,267 6,522 7,553 7,822 9,145 9,554 10,185 10,822
Fianna Fáil Paddy O'Rourke 8.7 5,447 5,474 5,486 5,511 5,658 5,799 5,819 5,863 5,949 6,001 6,083        
Sinn Féin Chris MacManus 7.6 4,747 4,786 4,809 4,837 4,865 4,909 5,194 5,257 5,547 5,637 7,045 7,093      
Fine Gael John Perry 7.1 4,403 4,413 4,431 4,466 4,487 4,533 4,566 4,773 4,935            
Independent Declan Bree 5.2 3,250 3,282 3,347 3,399 3,454 3,547 4,165 4,402 5,361 5,512          
Independent Marie Casserly 4.4 2,726 2,763 2,823 2,945 3,067 3,254 3,697 4,138              
Labour Party Susan O'Keeffe 2.9 1,829 1,843 1,986 2,036 2,060 2,096 2,192                
AAA–PBP Nigel Gallagher 2.8 1,768 1,803 1,890 1,950 2,014 2,074                  
Independent Bernie O'Hara 1.9 1,206 1,242 1,265 1,344 1,470                    
Independent Des Guckian 1.7 1,060 1,098 1,118 1,154                      
Renua Finbarr Filan 1.4 881 887 913                        
Green Party Leslie O'Hora 1.0 603 619                          
Independent Eamon Murray 0.6 356                            
Independent Bernard Sweeney 0.2 129                            
Electorate: 95,911   Valid: 62,335 (64.99%)   Spoilt: 560 (0.89%)   Quota: 12,468   Turnout: 62,895 (65.58%)

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[34]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Marian Harkin 17.6 8,610 8,796 9,624 11,397      
Fine Gael John Perry 14.1 6,897 6,983 7,291 7,699 7,923 10,439  
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 13.1 6,434 6,465 6,506 7,282 7,503 8,499 9,271
Fianna Fáil Eamon Scanlon 13.0 6,345 6,381 6,463 6,856 6,981    
Fianna Fáil Jimmy Devins 12.9 6,307 6,427 6,824 7,591 7,894 10,621  
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 12.6 6,192 6,236 6,438 6,939 7,151 7,303 7,357
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 10.2 5,001 5,100 5,616        
Labour Party Declan Bree 5.0 2,429 2,530          
Independent Andy McSharry 0.6 303            
Independent Martin Forde 0.4 203            
Christian Solidarity John Lacken 0.3 166            
Independent John McCrea 0.2 114            
Electorate: 70,460   Valid: 48,971   Spoilt: 523 (1.1%)   Quota: 9,795   Turnout: 49,494 (70.2%)

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[40]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 15.6 7,051 7,295 7,921 7,989 9,071  
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 14.9 6,743 6,980 7,227 8,164 8,465 8,688
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 14.3 6,461 6,763 7,053 7,332 10,513  
Fine Gael John Perry 12.8 5,786 5,997 6,140 8,038 8,440 8,874
Labour Party Declan Bree 10.9 4,905 5,088 6,106 6,714 7,447 7,969
Fianna Fáil Margaret Gertrude Forde 10.4 4,738 5,305 5,718 6,120    
Fine Gael Joe Leonard 8.9 4,016 4,233 4,353      
Sinn Féin Sean MacManus 7.1 3,208 3,356        
Christian Solidarity John Lacken 3.0 1,359          
Progressive Democrats Jim Lawlor 1.6 745          
Natural Law Simeon Gillan 0.3 154          
Electorate: 64,770   Valid: 45,166   Spoilt: 452 (1.0%)   Quota: 9,034   Turnout: 45,618 (70.4%)

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[32]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,430 17.4 3 5
Labour Party Declan Bree 7,328 17.2 2 4
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 6,791 15.9 1 4
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,622 15.5 4 6
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 6,348 14.9
Fianna Fáil Gerry Healy 5,270 12.3
Independent John McGettrick 1,560 3.7
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 1,311 3.1
Independent Patrick D. Melly 73 0.2
Electorate: 60,764   Valid: 42,733   Spoilt: 553 (1.3%)   Quota: 8,547   Turnout: 43,286 (71.2%)

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[31]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Gerry Reynolds 8,487 19.8 1
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 7,982 18.7 2
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,881 16.1 4
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 6,295 14.7 3
Fianna Fáil Hugh Glynn 5,450 12.7
Independent Socialist Declan Bree 4,947 11.6
Sinn Féin Seán MacManus 1,482 3.5
Progressive Democrats Hugh Slevin 1,255 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 42,779   Quota: 8,556   Turnout:

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[30]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 9,521 20.8 1 1
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,140 15.6 4
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 6,913 15.1 3
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,483 14.2 2
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 5,071 11.1
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 2,627 5.8
Fine Gael Tommy Lavin 2,606 5.7
Independent Declan Bree 2,584 5.7
Progressive Democrats Frank Dobbs 2,521 5.5
Independent Noel Gorman 240 0.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,706   Quota: 9,142   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

John Ellis topped the poll on the first count, but unusually he was not elected.

November 1982 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 8,552 18.4
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 8,242 17.8 1
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 8,167 17.6 3
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 7,897 17.0 4
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,682 14.4 2
Fine Gael Tommy Lavin 4,317 9.3
Independent Declan Bree 1,832 4.0
Labour Party James Finan 562 1.2
Independent Noel Gorman 180 0.4
Electorate: 59,268   Valid: 46,431   Quota: 9,287   Turnout: 78.3%

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 9,214 20.2 1 1
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 9,082 19.9 2
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,654 16.8 3
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 7,500 16.4 4
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 6,261 13.7
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 2,772 6.1
Fine Gael Joe Cawley 1,783 3.9
Independent Declan Bree 1,035 2.3
Labour Party Séamus Kennelly 399 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,700   Quota: 9,141   Turnout:

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 10,818 22.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil John Ellis 7,121 14.9 3
Fine Gael Ted Nealon 6,292 13.2 2
Fine Gael Joe McCartin 5,927 12.4 4
Fianna Fáil Matt Brennan 5,848 12.3
Anti H-Block Joe McDonnell 5,639 11.8
Fine Gael Tony McLoughlin 4,749 10.0
Independent Declan Bree 934 2.0
Labour Party Richard Lacy 361 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,689   Quota: 9,538   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 10,970 30.9 1 1
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 7,988 22.4 3
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 6,152 17.3 2
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 5,786 16.2
Independent Seán McManus 2,399 6.7
Independent Declan Bree 1,282 3.6
Labour Party Thomas Higgins 1,074 3.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,651   Quota: 8,913   Turnout:

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[25]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 7,535 25.8 1 1
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 6,520 22.3 3
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 5,743 19.7 2
Fianna Fáil Bernard Brennan 4,922 16.9
Fianna Fáil Joe Mooney 2,325 8.0
Labour Party Thomas Higgins 2,158 7.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,203   Quota: 7,301   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 6,124 20.4 3
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 6,053 20.2 1
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 5,858 19.5
Fianna Fáil Ray MacSharry 5,616 18.7 2
Fianna Fáil Joe Mooney 2,267 7.6
Fine Gael John Fallon 1,332 4.4
Labour Party Thomas Higgins 1,251 4.2
Labour Party Joan Gallagher 967 3.2
Labour Party Patrick O'Rourke 506 1.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,974   Quota: 7,494   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 6,379 19.1 1
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 6,250 18.7 2
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 6,052 18.1 3
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 4,782 14.3 4
Labour Party Daniel Shaw 3,903 11.7
Fianna Fáil Harry O'Carroll 3,736 11.2
Fine Gael Thomas McGoldrick 1,528 4.6
Independent Gerald Foley 850 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,480   Quota: 6,697   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 6,240 18.3 1
Fianna Fáil James Gallagher 5,032 14.7 2
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 4,429 13.0 4
Fine Gael Eugene Gilhawley 4,268 12.5 3
Fine Gael Gerald Foley 2,949 8.6
Fianna Fáil Joe Mooney 2,668 7.8
Labour Party Daniel Shaw 2,600 7.6
Independent James Flanagan 2,512 7.4
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 2,487 7.3
Clann na Talmhan Francis Higgins 1,000 2.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 34,185   Quota: 6,838   Turnout:

1961 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD Stephen Flynn, a by-election was held on 1 March 1961. The seat was won by the Fine Gael candidate Joseph McLoughlin.

1961 by-election: Sligo–Leitrim[41]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1
Fine Gael Joseph McLoughlin 52.0 17,126
Fianna Fáil Willie P. Farrell 48.0 15,807
Electorate: 56,714   Valid: 32,933   Quota: 16,467   Turnout: 58.07%

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin John Joe McGirl 7,007 15.7 1
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,962 13.4 2
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 5,303 11.9 3
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 4,429 9.9
Fianna Fáil Michael McDonagh 4,422 9.9
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 4,001 9.0 5
Independent Bernard Maguire 3,601 8.1
Fianna Fáil Leo McAlinden 2,912 6.5
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 2,879 6.5 4
Fine Gael Luke Colleran 2,696 6.0
Independent Gerald Foley 1,392 3.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 44,604   Quota: 7,435   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 5,865 12.2 2
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 5,633 11.7 3
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 5,628 11.7 1
Fine Gael Patrick Rogers 5,505 11.5
Fianna Fáil Michael Kirrane 4,968 10.4
Independent Bernard Maguire 4,169 8.7 5
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 3,282 6.8 4
Fianna Fáil Leo McAlinden 3,022 6.3
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGowan 2,742 5.7
Independent Joseph Pilkington 2,710 5.7
Fine Gael Thomas Fallon 2,453 5.1
Independent Joseph Mooney 1,406 2.9
Clann na Talmhan Alphonso Quinn 586 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,969   Quota: 7,995   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[41]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 15.2 7,357 7,584 8,678          
Fine Gael Joseph Roddy 12.6 6,087 7,113 7,177 7,309 8,728      
Fine Gael Patrick James Rogers 12.4 5,996 6,202 6,265 6,294 6,619 6,680 6,698 7,324
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 11.6 5,629 6,096 6,208 6,218 6,674 6,908 8,161  
Fianna Fáil Michael McDonagh Jnr. 11.2 5,429 5,590 5,721 5,735 5,874 6,013 6,474 6,495
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 8.6 4,188 4,239 5,297 5,462 6,083 9,813    
Fianna Fáil William Farrell 8.2 3,966 4,016 4,606 4,736 4,870      
Independent Ben Maguire 7.5 3,637 3,712            
Clann na Poblachta Martin B. McGowan 6.6 3,197 3,802 4,191 4,308        
Labour Party Michael Nevin 6.2 2,999              
Electorate: 65,697   Valid: 48,485   Quota: 8,081   Turnout: 73.80%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Sligo–Leitrim[41]
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
Fianna Fáil Eugene Gilbride 11.4 5,688 5,726 5,764 5,780 5,802 6,156 6,203 6,364 6,545 6,581 6,873 10,094  
Fine Gael Mary Reynolds 10.3 5,141 5,152 5,161 5,309 5,454 5,501 6,075 6,368 6,419 7,551 7,871 7,959 7,967
Fine Gael Joe Roddy 10.1 5,054 5,081 5,143 5,154 5,215 5,638 5,715 6,467 6,734 6,776 7,271 7,401 7,442
Fianna Fáil Stephen Flynn 9.8 4,910 4,926 4,942 4,990 5,174 5,296 5,526 5,597 5,671 5,835 6,131 6,495 7,911
Independent Ben J. Maguire 9.5 4,757 4,774 4,800 4,944 5,064 5,204 5,764 5,870 5,924 6,521 6,979 7,182 7,317
Fianna Fáil Michael McDonagh Jnr. 9.1 4,582 4,600 4,700 4,722 4,734 4,783 4,799 4,850 5,127 5,181 5,248    
Fine Gael Patrick James Rogers 8.6 4,324 4,331 4,445 4,459 4,480 4,531 4,544 4,978 5,690 5,750 5,926 6,524 6,664
Clann na Talmhan Laurence Harte 4.4 2,227 2,237 2,248 2,368 2,622 2,639 2,688 2,747 3,024        
Independent Francis W. Higgins 4.2 2,088 2,101 2,119 2,136 2,172 2,235 2,323            
Clann na Poblachta Robert P. Flanagan 3.9 1,952 1,987 2,383 3,017 3,169 3,492 3,585 3,651 3,829 3,961      
Clann na Talmhan Francis Gannon 3.7 1,840 1,860 2,030 2,044 2,156 2,334 2,381 2,522          
National Labour Party James Flynn 3.6 1,785 1,826 1,838 1,857 1,921                
Independent Michael McGowan 3.5 1,776 1,786 1,799 1,822 1,967 2,003              
Clann na Talmhan Owen Dolan 2.7 1,338 1,347 1,350 1,371                  
Clann na Poblachta Patrick G. Kiernan 2.4 1,177 1,196 1,329                    
Clann na Poblachta John Leonard 2.3 1,158 1,166                      
Ailtirí na hAiséirghe William Hargadon 0.6 323                        
Electorate: 68,912   Valid: 50,120   Quota: 8,354   Turnout: 72.73%

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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