Tipperary North (Dáil constituency)

Tipperary North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from 1948 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).

Tipperary North
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Outline map
Location of Tipperary North within Ireland
Former constituency
Created1948
Abolished2016
Seats3
County councilNorth Tipperary
South Tipperary
County Offaly

History and boundariesEdit

It was created for the 1948 general election when the former Tipperary constituency was divided into Tipperary North and Tipperary South. The constituency underwent a significant revision to its boundaries at the 2007 general election. A population of 4,276 in the former Roscrea No 2 Rural District was transferred into constituency from the Laois–Offaly constituency. As well as the administrative county of North Tipperary and some parts of South Tipperary, it also included the southern tip of County Offaly. The 2006 population of the constituency using these revised boundaries was 80,203. The principal population centres were Thurles, Templemore, Nenagh and Roscrea.

The Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009 defined the constituency as:[1]

"The county of North Tipperary;
and, in the county of South Tipperary, the electoral divisions of:
Ballysheehan, Clogher, Clonoulty East, Clonoulty West, Gaile, Graystown, Killenaule, Nodstown, in the former Rural District of Cashel;
Ballyphilip, Buolick, Crohane, Farranrory, Fennor, Kilcooly, New Birmingham, Poyntstown, in the former Rural District of Slievardagh;
Cappagh, Curraheen, Donohill, Glengar, in the former Rural District of Tipperary No. 1;
and, in the county of Offaly, the electoral divisions of:
Aghacon, Barna, Cangort, Cullenwaine, Dunkerrin, Ettagh, Gorteen, Mountheaton, Shinrone, Templeharry, in the former Rural District of Roscrea No. 2."

Tipperary North was a rare example of a bellwether constituency in Ireland; from 1969 onward, with the exception of February 1982, two of the three deputies it returned went on to support the resulting government. The constituency returned at least one TD for Fianna Fáil from 1948 until the 2011 general election.

It was abolished at the 2016 general election and replaced by the new Tipperary and Offaly constituencies.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Tipperary North 1948–2016[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
13th 1948[3] Patrick Kinane
(CnaP)
Mary Ryan
(FF)
Daniel Morrissey
(FG)
14th 1951[4] John Fanning
(FF)
15th 1954[5]
16th 1957[6] Patrick Tierney
(Lab)
17th 1961[7] Thomas Dunne
(FG)
18th 1965[8]
19th 1969[9] Michael O'Kennedy
(FF)
Michael Smith
(FF)
20th 1973[10] John Ryan
(Lab)
21st 1977[11] Michael Smith
(FF)
22nd 1981[12] David Molony
(FG)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[13] Michael O'Kennedy
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[14]
25th 1987[15] Michael Lowry
(FG)
Michael Smith
(FF)
26th 1989[16]
27th 1992[17] John Ryan
(Lab)
28th 1997[18] Michael Lowry
(Ind)
Michael O'Kennedy
(FF)
29th 2002[19] Máire Hoctor
(FF)
30th 2007[20] Noel Coonan
(FG)
31st 2011[21][22] Alan Kelly
(Lab)
32nd 2016 Constituency abolished. See Tipperary 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.

ElectionsEdit

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Tipperary North[21]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Independent Michael Lowry 29.2 14,104    
Fine Gael Noel Coonan 23.7 11,425 12,130  
Labour Party Alan Kelly 19.8 9,559 10,104 12,065
Fianna Fáil Máire Hoctor 16.5 7,978 8,356 9,441
Sinn Féin Séamus Morris 6.3 3,034 3,180  
New Vision Billy Clancy 3.0 1,442 1,653  
Green Party Olwyn O'Malley 0.8 409 429  
Independent Kate Bopp 0.7 322 352  
Electorate: 63,235   Valid: 48,273   Spoilt: 516 (1.1%)   Quota: 12,069   Turnout: 48,789 (77.2%)

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Tipperary North[20]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6
Independent Michael Lowry 29.1 12,919          
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 17.7 7,871 8,107 8,223 8,480 8,975 9,607
Fianna Fáil Máire Hoctor 16.6 7,374 7,664 7,905 8,249 8,793 10,167
Fine Gael Noel Coonan 15.9 7,061 7,569 7,763 7,981 8,440 11,499
Labour Party Kathleen O'Meara 10.3 4,561 4,859 5,218 5,748 6,311  
Independent Jim Ryan 4.2 1,844 2,193 2,283 2,564    
Sinn Féin Séamus Morris 3.8 1,672 1,754 1,881      
Progressive Democrats Tony Sheary 1.4 634 658        
Green Party Paul McNally 1.1 495 519        
Electorate: 57,084   Valid: 44,431   Spoilt: 332 (0.8%)   Quota: 11,108   Turnout: 44,783 (78.5%)

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Tipperary North[19]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Independent Michael Lowry 25.4 10,400      
Fianna Fáil Máire Hoctor 21.8 8,949 9,320 11,040  
Fine Gael Noel Coonan 14.9 6,108 6,436 9,085 9,437
Labour Party Kathleen O'Meara 13.5 5,537 5,877    
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 10.5 8,526 8,842 9,642 10,088
Progressive Democrats Bill Dwan 3.5 1,446      
Electorate: 59,427   Valid: 40,966   Spoilt: 446 (1.1%)   Quota: 10,242   Turnout: 41,412 (69.7%)

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Tipperary North[23]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Independent Michael Lowry 29.1 11,638            
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 24.8 9,895 10,196          
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 17.5 6,999 7,193 7,206 7,321 7,793 8,676 9,754
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 11.3 4,521 4,966 4,992 5,014 5,212 5,485 8,623
Labour Party Kathleen O'Meara 10.3 4,126 4,596 4,622 4,660 4,892 5,218  
Progressive Democrats Dr. Joe Hennessy 3.5 1,390 1,472 1,482 1,498 1,735    
National Party Margaret Carey 3.2 1,295 1,432 1,448 1,464      
Independent Gillies MacBain 0.2 88 108          
Electorate: 53,888   Valid: 39,952   Spoilt: 337 (0.8%)   Quota: 9,989   Turnout: 40,289 (74.8%)

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Tipperary North[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 8,156 25.6 1 1
Fine Gael Michael Lowry 7,401 23.3 2 3
Labour Party John Ryan 7,240 22.8 3 4
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 7,113 22.4
Fine Gael Tom Ryan 1,533 4.8
Sinn Féin Jimmy Nolan 382 1.2
Electorate: 42,754   Valid: 31,825   Spoilt: 465 (1.4%)   Quota: 7,957   Turnout: 32,290 (75.5%)

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Tipperary North[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 8,855 28.0 1
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 7,221 22.8 2
Labour Party John Ryan 7,215 22.8
Fine Gael Michael Lowry 6,427 20.3 3
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 1,837 5.8
Independent William Fitzsimon 79 0.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,634   Quota: 7,909   Turnout:

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Tipperary North[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 8,978 27.0 1 1
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 8,121 24.4 2
Fine Gael Michael Lowry 5,821 17.5 3
Labour Party John Ryan 4,558 13.7
Progressive Democrats Frank Dwan 2,444 7.3
Fine Gael Denis Ryan 2,038 6.1
Sinn Féin James Nolan 878 2.6
Independent Seán Deegan 322 1.0
Independent Donal Kealy 131 0.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,291   Quota: 8,323   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Tipperary North[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 7,945 24.7 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 7,843 24.4
Labour Party John Ryan 7,189 22.3 2
Fine Gael David Molony 7,163 22.2 1
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 2,071 6.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,211   Quota: 8,053   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Tipperary North[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Party John Ryan 7,763 24.5 1
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 7,126 22.5 3
Fine Gael David Molony 6,602 20.8 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 6,182 19.5
Fianna Fáil Jane Hanafin 2,278 7.2
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 1,583 5.0
Independent Peter Treacy 175 0.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,709   Quota: 7,928   Turnout:

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Tipperary North[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 8,502 26.3 1 1
Labour Party John Ryan 7,504 23.2 2
Fine Gael David Molony 6,850 21.2 3
Fianna Fáil Des Hanafin 4,307 13.3
Fine Gael Tom Berkery 2,637 8.2
Fianna Fáil Ger Ryan 1,960 6.1
Independent Joseph O'Connor 586 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 32,346   Quota: 8,087   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Tipperary North[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 9,218 26.1 1
Labour Party John Ryan 7,989 22.6 3
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 6,296 17.8
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 5,667 16.1 2
Fianna Fáil Des Hanafin 4,488 12.7
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 1,652 4.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 35,310   Quota: 8,828   Turnout:

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Tipperary North[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 6,397 22.6 1
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 5,709 20.1 2
Labour Party John Ryan 5,427 19.1 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 4,976 17.6
Fianna Fáil John Doyle 3,645 12.9
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 2,198 7.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,352   Quota: 7,089   Turnout:

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Tipperary North[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 8,751 30.3 1 1
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 7,169 24.8 2
Fianna Fáil Michael Smith 3,872 13.4 3
Fianna Fáil John Doyle 2,738 9.5
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 2,673 9.3
Labour Party John Ryan 2,498 8.7
Labour Party Thomas Shanahan 651 2.3
Labour Party Richard Deasy 517 1.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,869   Quota: 7,218   Turnout:

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Tipperary North[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,411 24.0 3
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 6,377 23.8 1
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 5,466 20.4 2
Fianna Fáil Michael O'Kennedy 5,411 20.2
Fine Gael Donal Nealon 3,101 11.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,766   Quota: 6,692   Turnout:

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Tipperary North[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,302 24.5 1
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 5,642 21.9 3
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 5,570 21.7
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 4,336 16.9 2
Fine Gael Liam Whyte 2,754 10.7
Sinn Féin Tomás Mac Giolla 1,123 4.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,727   Quota: 6,432   Turnout:

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Tipperary North[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,464 24.0 1
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 6,058 22.5 2
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 4,261 15.8 3
Fine Gael Martin Collins 3,497 13.0
Fine Gael Thomas Dunne 2,616 9.7
Sinn Féin Aindrias MacDomhnaill 2,548 9.4
Clann na Poblachta Daniel Kennedy 1,537 5.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,981   Quota: 6,746   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Tipperary North[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Mary Ryan 6,494 23.0 2
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 6,133 21.7 3
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 5,843 20.7 1
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 4,756 16.8
Fine Gael Lawrence Brennan 2,176 7.7
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 1,898 6.7
Clann na Poblachta Michael Cronin 935 3.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,235   Quota: 7,059   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Tipperary North[24]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 23.0 6,546 7,538    
Fianna Fáil John Fanning 22.5 6,390 6,573 6,586 7,277
Fianna Fáil Mary B. Ryan 21.9 6,215 6,486 6,532 6,939
Labour Party Patrick Tierney 13.3 3,782 4,318 4,408 6,108
Fine Gael Jeremiah Ryan 10.2 2,902 3,443 3,722  
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 9.2 2,601      
Electorate: 34,957   Valid: 28,436   Quota: 7,110   Turnout: 81.35%

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Tipperary North[24]
Party Candidate FPv% Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fine Gael Daniel Morrissey 20.0 5,656 6,191 6,346 6,442 7,321    
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Kinane 16.3 4,602 4,645 5,817 5,889 7,827    
Fianna Fáil Mary Bridget Ryan 16.3 4,601 4,631 4,674 5,816 6,444 6,782 6,915
Labour Party John Murphy 15.6 4,408 4,446 4,525 4,609      
Fianna Fáil Andrew Fogarty 15.5 4,377 4,395 4,547 5,395 6,298 6,688 6,821
Fianna Fáil Thomas J. MacDonagh 7.9 2,227 2,234 2,273        
Clann na Poblachta Michael Cronin 5.8 1,638 1,663          
Fine Gael Joubert Powell 2.5 708            
Electorate: 35,315   Valid: 28,217   Quota: 7,055   Turnout: 79.90%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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