Wexford (Dáil constituency)

Wexford is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) on the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote (PR-STV).

Wexford
Dáil Constituency
Outline map
Location of Wexford within Ireland
Major settlements
Current constituency
Created1921
Seats
  • 4 (1921–1923)
  • 5 (1923–1961)
  • 4 (1961–1981)
  • 5 (1981–)
TDs
  •   James Browne (FF)
  •   Brendan Howlin (Lab)
  •   Paul Kehoe (FG)
  •   Verona Murphy (Ind)
  •   Johnny Mythen (SF)
Local government areaCounty Wexford
Created from
EP constituencySouth

BoundariesEdit

The constituency was created by the Government of Ireland Act 1920 and first used at the 1921 elections electing 4 deputies. It spans the entire area of County Wexford, taking in Wexford, Enniscorthy, New Ross and Gorey.

The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 defines the constituency as:[1]

"The county of Wexford."
Changes to the Wexford constituency
Years TDs Boundaries Notes
1921–1923 4 The county of Wexford.[2] Constituency created from North Wexford and South Wexford
1923–1937 5 The county of Wexford.[3] Increase in number of TDs from 128 to 153.
1937–1948 5 The county of Wexford and;
the district electoral divisions of Ballyellin, Ballymurphy, Borris, Coonogue, Corries, Glynn, Killedmond, Kyle, Marley, Rathanna, Sliguff and Tinnahinch.
Decrease in number of TDs from 153 to 138.
1948–1961 5 The county of Wexford.[5] Increase in number of TDs from 138 to 147.
1961–1981 4 The county of Wexford, except the part in the constituency of Carlow–Kilkenny.[6][7][8] Decrease in number of TDs from 147 to 144;
Increase in 1977 from 144 to 148.
1981– 5 The county of Wexford.[9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][1] Increase in number of TDs from 148 to 166;
Reduced to 158 in 2016;
Increased to 160 in 2020.

TDsEdit

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Wexford 1921–[17]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
2nd 1921[18] Richard Corish
(SF)
James Ryan
(SF)
Séamus Doyle
(SF)
Seán Etchingham
(SF)
4 seats
1921–1923
3rd 1922[19] Richard Corish
(Lab)
Daniel O'Callaghan
(Lab)
Séamus Doyle
(SF)
Michael Doyle
(FP)
4th 1923[20] James Ryan
(Rep)
Robert Lambert
(Rep)
Osmond Esmonde
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[21] James Ryan
(FF)
James Shannon
(Lab)
John Keating
(NL)
6th 1927 (Sep)[22] Denis Allen
(FF)
Michael Jordan
(FP)
Sir Osmond Esmonde
(CnaG)
7th 1932[23] John Keating
(CnaG)
8th 1933[24] Patrick Kehoe
(FF)
1936 by-election[25] Denis Allen
(FF)
9th 1937[26] John Keating
(FG)
John Esmonde
(FG)
10th 1938[27]
11th 1943[28] John O'Leary
(Lab)
12th 1944[29] John O'Leary
(NLP)
John Keating
(FG)
1945 by-election[30] Brendan Corish
(Lab)
13th 1948[31] Sir John Esmonde
(FG)
14th 1951[32] John O'Leary
(Lab)
Sir Anthony Esmonde
(FG)
15th 1954[33]
16th 1957[34] Seán Browne
(FF)
17th 1961[35] Lorcan Allen
(FF)
4 seats
1961–1981
18th 1965[36] James Kennedy
(FF)
19th 1969[37] Seán Browne
(FF)
20th 1973[38] John Esmonde
(FG)
21st 1977[39] Michael D'Arcy
(FG)
22nd 1981[40] Ivan Yates
(FG)
Hugh Byrne
(FF)
23rd 1982 (Feb)[41] Seán Browne
(FF)
24th 1982 (Nov)[42] Avril Doyle
(FG)
John Browne
(FF)
25th 1987[43] Brendan Howlin
(Lab)
26th 1989[44] Michael D'Arcy
(FG)
Séamus Cullimore
(FF)
27th 1992[45] Avril Doyle
(FG)
Hugh Byrne
(FF)
28th 1997[46] Michael D'Arcy
(FG)
29th 2002[47] Paul Kehoe
(FG)
Liam Twomey
(Ind)
Tony Dempsey
(FF)
30th 2007[48] Michael W. D'Arcy
(FG)
Seán Connick
(FF)
31st 2011[49] Liam Twomey
(FG)
Mick Wallace
(Ind)
32nd 2016[50] Michael W. D'Arcy
(FG)
James Browne
(FF)
Mick Wallace
(I4C)
2019 by-election[51] Malcolm Byrne
(FF)
33rd 2020 Johnny Mythen
(SF)
Verona Murphy
(Ind)

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: Wexford[52][53][54][55]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Sinn Féin Johnny Mythen 24.9 18,717                    
Labour Brendan Howlin 12.3 9,223 9,911 10,120 10,271 10,451 11,320 12,307 12,930      
Fianna Fáil James Browne 10.7 8,058 8,462 8,858 8,913 9,075 9,151 9,246 10,432 11,085 11,188 11,660
Fine Gael Michael W. D'Arcy 8.6 6,472 6,577 6,610 6,656 6,692 6,857 6,922 7,020 7,357 7,395  
Fine Gael Paul Kehoe 8.4 6,337 6,455 6,483 6,522 6,574 6,677 6,712 7,060 7,416 7,488 11,537
Fianna Fáil Malcolm Byrne 8.2 6,145 6,338 6,541 6,564 6,640 6,750 6,843 7,535 7,909 7,994 9,537
Independent Verona Murphy 7.8 5,825 6,498 6,664 6,841 7,118 7,250 7,820 9,014 10,995 11,114 11,849
Fianna Fáil Michael Sheehan 5.8 4,366 4,508 4,674 4,714 4,817 4,881 4,932        
Independent Ger Carthy 4.0 3,024 3,603 3,746 3,923 4,437 4,636 5,738 6,004      
Green Paula Roseingrave 2.7 2,028 2,374 2,399 2,584 2,683            
Aontú Jim Codd 2.0 1,518 1,865 1,905 2,015              
Fianna Fáil Lisa McDonald 1.8 1,351 1,411                  
PBP/Solidarity Deirdre Wadding[a] 1.5 1,116 2,902 2,932 3,376 3,599 4,359          
Inds. 4 Change Seanie O'Shea 1.1 825 1,553 1,590                
Independent Bart Murphy 0.1 68 103                  
Electorate: 113,092   Valid: 75,073   Spoilt: 549   Quota: 12,513   Turnout: 75,622 (66.9%)  
  1. ^ Wadding was a member of People Before Profit.

2019 by-electionEdit

A by-election was held in the constituency on 29 November 2019, to fill the seat vacated by Mick Wallace on his election to the European Parliament in May 2019.[56]

2019 Wexford by-election
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Fianna Fáil Malcolm Byrne 31.2 12,506 12,660 13,082 14,729 18,830
Fine Gael Verona Murphy 23.8 9,543 9,620 9,943 10,836  
Labour George Lawlor 20.0 8,024 8,112 8,517 10,907 14,476
Sinn Féin Johnny Mythen 10.3 4,125 4,344 4,665    
Green Karin Dubsky 6.2 2,490 2,745 3,037    
Aontú Jim Codd 5.2 2,102 2,395      
PBP/Solidarity Cinnamon Blackmore 1.6 659        
Irish Freedom Melissa O'Neill 1.2 489        
Independent Charlie Keddy 0.3 130        
Electorate: 114,483   Valid: 40,068   Spoilt: 314 (0.8%)   Quota: 20,035   Turnout: 40,382 (35.3%)  

2016 general electionEdit

2016 general election: Wexford[57][58][50]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14
Labour Brendan Howlin 14.8 10,574 10,635 10,731 10,907 11,140 11,200 11,311 11,769 12,071          
Fianna Fáil James Browne 13.7 9,827 9,850 9,937 9,983 10,007 10,066 10,095 10,150 11,699 12,434        
Inds. 4 Change Mick Wallace 11.1 7,917 8,013 8,237 8,398 8,468 8,853 9,575 10,213 10,625 11,817 11,887 11,930 13,420  
Fine Gael Michael W. D'Arcy 10.9 7,798 7,803 7,830 7,913 8,334 8,357 8,390 8,490 8,574 8,884 8,917 8,950 11,371 11,645
Fine Gael Paul Kehoe 10.7 7,696 7,703 7,764 7,808 8,152 8,259 8,284 8,344 8,522 8,874 8,922 8,949 9,593 9,704
Sinn Féin Johnny Mythen 10.1 7,260 7,357 7,415 7,451 7,466 7,712 8,036 8,248 8,350 8,795 8,824 8,832 9,405 9,652
Fianna Fáil Malcolm Byrne 8.5 6,115 6,123 6,139 6,204 6,222 6,241 6,286 6,367 6,950 7,122 7,393 7,409    
Fianna Fáil Aoife Byrne 4.4 3,164 3,181 3,252 3,292 3,357 3,462 3,513 3,585            
Independent Ger Carthy 4.4 3,134 3,189 3,268 3,307 3,351 3,428 3,563 3,855 4,041          
Social Democrats Leonard Kelly 2.3 1,635 1,677 1,707 1,883 1,907 1,939 2,179              
AAA–PBP Deirdre Wadding 2.1 1,472 1,558 1,616 1,731 1,749 1,843                
Independent John Dwyer 1.8 1,265 1,279 1,323 1,355 1,362                  
Fine Gael Julie Hogan 1.7 1,214 1,233 1,266 1,305                    
Green Ann Walsh 1.5 1,056 1,064 1,093                      
Independent Caroline Foxe 1.3 930 956                        
Independent Emmet Moloney 0.7 476                          
Direct Democracy David Lloyd 0.2 128                          
Electorate: 109,861   Valid: 71,661   Spoilt: 691 (1.0%)   Quota: 11,944   Turnout: 72,352 (65.9%)  

2011 general electionEdit

2011 general election: Wexford[59][49]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Independent Mick Wallace 17.6 13,329            
Labour Brendan Howlin 14.6 11,005 11,166 11,662 14,514      
Fine Gael Liam Twomey 12.2 9,230 9,349 9,525 9,693 10,453 10,874 11,596
Fine Gael Michael W. D'Arcy 11.1 8,418 8,466 8,595 8,960 9,492 9,986 10,410
Fine Gael Paul Kehoe 11.1 8,386 8,459 8,627 9,125 9,674 10,256 11,046
Fianna Fáil John Browne 9.7 7,352 7,394 7,470 7,749 8,175 8,400 12,757
Fianna Fáil Seán Connick 8.8 6,675 6,744 7,014 7,144 7,396 7,515  
Labour Pat Cody 5.9 4,457 4,505 4,752        
Sinn Féin Anthony Kelly 5.8 4,353 4,422 4,901 5,181      
Independent John Dwyer 1.2 908 943          
People Before Profit Seamus O'Brien[a] 1.0 741 778          
Green Danny Forde 0.5 391 399          
Independent Siobhán Roseingrave 0.2 175 195          
Independent Ruairí de Valera 0.2 119 129          
Electorate: 111,063   Valid: 75,539   Spoilt: 812 (1.1%)   Quota: 12,590   Turnout: 76,351 (68.7%)  
  1. ^ O'Brien campaigned as a member of the United Left Alliance.

2007 general electionEdit

2007 general election: Wexford[48]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil John Browne 18.6 12,768            
Fianna Fáil Seán Connick 14.3 9,826 10,396 10,476 10,862 11,850    
Labour Brendan Howlin 13.8 9,445 9,540 10,008 10,413 11,852    
Fine Gael Paul Kehoe 12.3 8,459 8,628 8,728 8,931 9,567 12,879  
Fine Gael Michael W. D'Arcy 11.2 7,692 7,756 7,861 8,274 8,730 10,373 11,673
Fianna Fáil Lisa McDonald 9.3 6,355 6,669 6,757 7,189 7,752 8,430 8,572
Fine Gael Liam Twomey 8.0 5,507 5,531 5,678 5,927 6,308    
Sinn Féin John Dwyer 7.4 5,065 5,125 5,302 5,431      
Progressive Democrats Colm O'Gorman 3.1 2,162 2,188 2,322        
Green Tom Harpur 1.2 802 807          
Independent Alan McGuire 0.8 532 539          
Electorate: 103,562   Valid: 68,616   Spoilt: 827 (1.2%)   Quota: 11,437   Turnout: 69,443 (67.1%)  

2002 general electionEdit

2002 general election: Wexford[47]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fianna Fáil John Browne 15.1 9,150 9,181 9,518 9,609 10,178      
Labour Brendan Howlin 13.2 7,995 8,073 8,201 8,924 10,135      
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 12.5 7,556 7,574 7,620 7,755 8,236 8,702 9,013 9,072
Fianna Fáil Tony Dempsey 12.4 7,520 7,560 7,635 7,793 8,196 8,823 9,102 9,150
Fine Gael Paul Kehoe 11.7 7,048 7,099 7,387 8,791 9,195 12,631    
Independent Liam Twomey 9.6 5,815 6,010 6,213 6,574 8,062 8,740 10,082  
Sinn Féin John Dwyer 8.2 4,964 5,020 5,148 5,217        
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 7.5 4,564 4,597 4,625 5,645 5,835      
Fine Gael Avril Doyle 6.5 3,940 3,969 4,011          
Independent Seán Doyle 2.1 1,274 1,315            
Independent Miranda Ó Bulguidhir 0.7 424              
Christian Solidarity Michael O'Connor 0.3 173              
Electorate: 94,586   Valid: 60,423   Spoilt: 1,017 (1.7%)   Quota: 10,071   Turnout: 61,440 (64.9%)  

1997 general electionEdit

1997 general election: Wexford[60]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 18.0 10,024              
Labour Brendan Howlin 17.1 9,510              
Fianna Fáil John Browne 15.5 8,646 8,744 8,854 8,994 9,153 9,176 9,570  
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 12.6 7,003 7,035 7,084 7,179 7,304 7,323 7,720 8,416
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 11.8 6,561 6,786 6,876 6,998 7,256 7,290 11,046  
Fianna Fáil Denis Asple 10.5 6,038 6,070 6,152 6,281 6,430 6,456 7,183 7,958
Fine Gael Avril Doyle 8.8 4,896 5,196 5,251 5,418 6,168 6,294    
Democratic Left Michael Enright 2.6 1,454 1,484 1,513 1,798        
Green Marie Percival 1.7 938 957 1,105          
Independent Michael O'Connor 1.1 616 622            
Electorate: 83,775   Valid: 55,686   Spoilt: 678 (1.2%)   Quota: 9,282   Turnout: 56,364 (67.3%)  

1992 general electionEdit

1992 general election: Wexford[61]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Labour Brendan Howlin 19.8 10,338              
Fianna Fáil John Browne 16.1 8,407 8,502 8,572 8,662 9,233      
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 14.0 7,299 7,384 7,426 7,534 7,780 7,915 8,145 8,423
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 13.5 7,043 7,371 7,403 7,673 10,716      
Fianna Fáil Séamus Cullimore 12.3 6,436 6,622 6,696 7,105 7,351 7,460 7,581 7,783
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 10.8 5,626 5,757 5,805 5,936        
Fine Gael Avril Doyle 10.2 5,314 5,673 5,680 6,045 7,527 9,303    
Democratic Left Michael Enright 1.5 797 1,195 1,244          
Independent Michael O'Connor 1.0 502 533 582          
Sinn Féin Oliver Murray 0.8 410 439            
Electorate: 75,886   Valid: 52,172   Spoilt: 765 (1.5%)   Quota: 8,696   Turnout: 52,937 (69.8%)  

1989 general electionEdit

1989 general election: Wexford[44]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Brendan Howlin 9,253 18.0 1 1
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 7,161 14.0 3
Fianna Fáil John Browne 6,983 13.6 2
Fianna Fáil Séamus Cullimore 6,893 13.4 5
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 5,161 10.1 4
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 5,128 10.0
Fine Gael Avril Doyle 4,596 9.0
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 4,489 8.8
Workers' Party Michael Enright 1,049 2.0
Progressive Democrats William Willoughby 599 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 51,312   Quota: 8,553   Turnout:

1987 general electionEdit

1987 general election: Wexford[43]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil John Browne 9,457 17.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 7,551 14.3 2
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 6,225 11.8
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 6,018 11.4 3
Fine Gael Avril Doyle 5,518 10.4 4
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 5,247 9.9
Labour Brendan Howlin 5,086 9.6 5
Progressive Democrats Eoin Minihan 2,630 5.0
Progressive Democrats Gerald Doyle 2,078 3.9
Independent Padge Reck 1,829 3.5
Workers' Party Michael Enright 1,250 2.4
Independent Jim Tallon 33 0.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 52,922   Quota: 8,821   Turnout:

November 1982 general electionEdit

November 1982 general election: Wexford[42]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 7,943 15.8 1
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 7,166 14.2 2
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 6,492 12.9 3
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 5,976 11.9
Fianna Fáil John Browne 5,891 11.7 5
Fine Gael Avril Doyle 5,753 11.4 4
Labour Brendan Howlin 4,962 9.9
Fianna Fáil Gus Byrne 4,895 9.7
Workers' Party John Roche 920 1.8
Independent James Hayes 363 0.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 50,361   Quota: 8,394   Turnout:

February 1982 general electionEdit

February 1982 general election: Wexford[41]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 8,787 18.0 1 1
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 8,005 16.4 2
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 6,772 13.9 3
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 5,902 12.1 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 5,863 12.0 4
Fianna Fáil Gus Byrne 5,184 10.6
Labour Desmond Corish 3,692 7.6
Independent Seán Doyle 1,622 3.3
Fine Gael Louise Hennessy 1,590 3.3
Labour William Moroney 1,002 2.1
Independent James Hayes 396 0.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 48,815   Quota: 8,136   Turnout:

1981 general electionEdit

1981 general election: Wexford[40]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 10,290 20.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 7,465 15.0 3
Fianna Fáil Hugh Byrne 6,353 12.8 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 5,859 11.8
Fine Gael Ivan Yates 5,522 11.1 2
Labour Brendan Corish 5,265 10.6 4
Fianna Fáil Gus Byrne 4,350 8.7
Fine Gael Louise Hennessy 2,210 4.4
Labour Denis North 1,523 3.1
Independent James Hayes 536 1.1
Socialist Labour John Teehan 447 0.9
Electorate: ?   Valid: 49,820   Quota: 9,965   Turnout:

1977 general electionEdit

1977 general election: Wexford[39][62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 19.7 8,701 8,782 8,875      
Labour Brendan Corish 17.8 7,886 8,695 10,316      
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 17.5 7,733 7,745 7,799 7,841 7,963 8,101
Fianna Fáil Séamus Whelan 11.6 5,139 5,163 5,413 5,578 5,638 5,753
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 10.3 4,541 4,614 4,691 4,887 6,611 11,173
Fine Gael John Esmonde 9.4 4,142 4,198 4,316 4,600 5,494  
Fine Gael Pat Codd 6.1 2,681 2,716 2,768 2,989    
Labour Denis North 4.6 2,036 2,322        
Labour William Rossiter 3.2 1,406          
Electorate: 57,460   Valid: 44,265   Quota: 8,854   Turnout: 77.0%  

1973 general electionEdit

1973 general election: Wexford[38][62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Labour Brendan Corish 20.8 7,863        
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 16.6 6,289 6,347 6,531 8,928  
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 15.8 5,978 6,024 6,070 6,989 8,320
Fine Gael John Esmonde 13.4 5,074 5,940 7,362 7,500 7,515
Fine Gael Michael D'Arcy 11.9 4,487 4,955 5,693 5,758 5,770
Fianna Fáil Seán O'Gorman 9.2 3,487 3,605 3,684    
Labour Andrew Doyle 7.4 2,781 3,066      
Fine Gael Patrick Ronan 5.0 1,887        
Electorate: 49,881   Valid: 37,846   Quota: 7,570   Turnout: 75.9%  

1969 general electionEdit

1969 general election: Wexford[37][62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Labour Brendan Corish 18.5 6,939 7,282 7,666          
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 17.7 6,632 6,683 6,705 6,820 6,847 7,015 7,019 8,724
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 17.0 6,380 6,419 6,451 6,634 7,596      
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 11.6 4,354 4,377 4,402 4,490 4,512 4,610 4,615 6,548
Fianna Fáil Seán O'Gorman 9.9 3,730 3,751 3,794 3,860 3,922 4,083 4,086  
Labour Andrew Doyle 8.3 3,115 3,144 3,327 3,602 3,651 4,336 4,487 4,572
Fine Gael James Jenkins 5.9 2,229 2,330 2,341 2,443 2,959      
Fine Gael Michael Hart 4.3 1,601 1,614 1,682 1,715        
Independent Leo Carthy 2.4 900 1,012 1,034          
Labour Patrick McDonald 2.2 817 841            
Independent James Mahoney 2.2 813              
Electorate: 48,799   Valid: 37,510   Quota: 7,503   Turnout: 76.9%  

1965 general electionEdit

1965 general election: Wexford[36][62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5
Labour Brendan Corish 25.4 9,014        
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 17.0 6,042 6,209 9,314    
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 15.1 5,362 5,422 5,482 5,623 7,350
Fianna Fáil James Kennedy 14.8 5,269 5,333 5,440 5,645 7,410
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 11.1 3,935 3,984 4,029 4,120  
Fine Gael Billy Rackard 9.7 3,450 3,530      
Labour Martin Dunbar 6.9 2,443 3,933 4,073 5,125 5,447
Electorate: 46,616   Valid: 35,515   Quota: 7,104   Turnout: 76.2%  

1961 general electionEdit

1961 general election: Wexford[35][62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6
Labour Brendan Corish 28.8 9,834          
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 20.8 7,081          
Fianna Fáil Lorcan Allen 15.3 5,221 5,561 5,571 5,772 5,959 6,182
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 15.2 5,170 5,540 5,545 5,630 5,802 6,117
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 9.5 3,226 3,502 3,505 3,550 3,783 3,986
Fine Gael William Esmonde 4.1 1,405 2,609 2,842 3,268 3,722  
Sinn Féin Morgan Dunne 3.8 1,304 1,954 1,957 2,029    
Independent Thaddeus O'Loughlin 2.5 855 1,029 1,036      
Electorate: 46,696   Valid: 34,096   Quota: 6,820   Turnout: 73.0%  

1957 general electionEdit

1957 general election: Wexford[34]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 7,112 18.8 1 1
Labour Brendan Corish 6,205 16.4 3
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 6,055 16.0 2
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 5,788 15.3 4
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 5,650 14.9 5
Labour John O'Leary 5,086 13.4
Fine Gael Michael Fardy 1,236 3.3
Independent Eoin O'Mahony 759 2.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 37,891   Quota: 6,316   Turnout:

1954 general electionEdit

1954 general election: Wexford[33]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 7,214 17.3 1 1
Labour Brendan Corish 7,001 16.8 2 1
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 6,247 15.0 3
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 6,173 14.8 4
Labour John O'Leary 6,150 14.8 5
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 3,834 9.2
Fine Gael James Bowe 3,510 8.4
Fine Gael John Doran 1,498 3.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 41,627   Quota: 6,938   Turnout:

1951 general electionEdit

1951 general election: Wexford[62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 17.5 7,352            
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 15.3 6,440 6,479 6,558 6,673 6,724 10,101  
Labour John O'Leary 14.7 6,179 6,458 7,040        
Labour Brendan Corish 14.1 5,914 6,046 6,894 6,909 7,061    
Fine Gael Anthony Esmonde 9.6 4,047 4,137 4,163 4,173 5,218 5,352 5,526
Fine Gael James Bowe 9.2 3,852 3,935 3,951 3,990 4,798 4,913 5,088
Fianna Fáil Seán Browne 9.1 3,827 3,871 3,899 4,057 4,090    
Fine Gael James Galvin 4.9 2,060 2,123 2,148 2,151      
Labour James Sinnott 3.7 1,561 1,643          
Clann na Poblachta Séamus O'Neill 2.0 837            
Electorate: 54,180   Valid: 42,069   Quota: 7,012   Turnout: 77.65%  

1948 general electionEdit

1948 general election: Wexford[62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 16.3 6,872 6,886 6,900 6,922 6,931 6,936 6,983 7,047      
Labour Brendan Corish 15.6 6,590 6,625 6,685 7,147              
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 14.4 6,103 6,122 6,126 6,130 6,151 6,153 6,191 6,267 6,344 6,370 8,960
Fine Gael John Esmonde 14.1 5,968 6,039 6,232 6,270 6,315 6,327 6,446 7,213      
National Labour Party John O'Leary 13.1 5,513 5,553 5,562 5,629 5,682 5,718 5,849 6,062 6,467 6,539 6,754
Fianna Fáil Thomas O'Hanlon 7.1 3,008 3,025 3,028 3,038 3,048 3,050 3,080 3,143 3,274 3,298  
Fine Gael James Bowe 4.3 1,799 1,813 1,884 1,897 1,906 1,907 1,921 2,057      
Clann na Poblachta Patrick Carson 3.4 1,431 1,450 1,465 1,480 1,931 1,944 2,973 3,053 3,255 3,302 3,357
Independent John Keating 3.1 1,314 1,464 1,475 1,494 1,517 1,527 1,555        
Clann na Poblachta Séamus O'Neill 2.8 1,189 1,199 1,209 1,243 1,488 1,510          
Clann na Poblachta Thomas Cullimore 2.0 862 872 905 911              
Labour Martin Dunbar 1.6 674 676 713                
Fine Gael William Corcoran 1.2 518 523                  
Independent Robert Murphy 1.0 418                    
Electorate: 55,282   Valid: 42,259   Quota: 7,044   Turnout: 76.44%  

1945 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Labour Party TD Richard Corish, a by-election was held on 4 December 1945. The seat was won by the Labour Party candidate Brendan Corish, son of the deceased TD.

1945 by-election: Wexford[62]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1
Labour Brendan Corish 50.2 16,263
Fianna Fáil Robert Moran 36.5 11,816
Clann na Talmhan Patrick Kinsella 9.4 3,051
Independent Robert Murphy 3.9 1,250
Electorate: 59,369   Valid: 32,380   Quota: 16,191   Turnout: 54.54%  

1944 general electionEdit

1944 general election: Wexford[29]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 8,005 18.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 7,644 17.7 2 1
National Labour Party John O'Leary 6,864 15.9 3
Fine Gael John Keating 5,937 13.8 5
Fine Gael John Esmonde 5,337 12.4
Labour Richard Corish 5,118 11.9 4
Fianna Fáil Robert Moran 2,543 5.9
Independent Thomas Byrne 1,173 2.7
Labour John Kelly 536 1.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,157   Quota: 7,193   Turnout:

1943 general electionEdit

1943 general election: Wexford[28]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 7,518 16.4 4
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 7,320 16.0 3
Labour Richard Corish 6,986 15.2 1
Fine Gael John Esmonde 6,004 13.1 2
Fine Gael John Keating 4,502 9.8
Labour John O'Leary 4,197 9.1 5
Fianna Fáil Patrick Kehoe 3,554 7.7
Fine Gael James Bowe 3,362 7.3
Labour Christopher Culleton 2,458 5.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 45,901   Quota: 7,651   Turnout:

1938 general electionEdit

1938 general election: Wexford[27]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 9,647 20.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 9,214 19.7 2 1
Labour Richard Corish 9,162 19.6 3 1
Fine Gael John Keating 6,218 13.3 5
Fine Gael John Esmonde 5,944 12.7 4
Fianna Fáil Robert Moran 3,368 7.2
Fine Gael Edward Dundon 3,157 6.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,710   Quota: 7,786   Turnout:

1937 general electionEdit

1937 general election: Wexford[26]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 10,078 21.6 1 1
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 9,163 19.6 2 1
Labour Richard Corish 8,410 18.0 3 1
Fine Gael John Keating 6,142 13.1 5
Fine Gael John Esmonde 5,932 12.7 4
Fine Gael James Bowe 4,421 9.5
Fianna Fáil Thomas Redmond 2,594 5.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 46,740   Quota: 7,791   Turnout:

1936 by-electionEdit

Following the death of Fine Gael TD Osmond Esmonde, a by-election was held on 17 August 1936. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Denis Allen, reaching the quota on the first count. Subsequent counts occurred because the distribution of remaining votes could have saved another candidate their election deposit.

1936 by-election: Wexford[25][63]
Party Candidate FPv% Count
1 2 3
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 51.0 23,263    
Fine Gael John Esmonde 36.7 16,734 16,801 16,930
Labour Michael Murphy 9.4 4,276 4,577 5,100
Cumann Poblachta na hÉireann Stephen Hayes 2.9 1,301 1,408  
Electorate: 57,688   Valid: 45,574   Quota: 22,788   Turnout: 79.0%  

1933 general electionEdit

1933 general election: Wexford[24]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Richard Corish 8,214 17.3 1 1
Fianna Fáil Patrick Kehoe 7,365 15.5 4
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 6,818 14.4 5
Cumann na nGaedheal John Keating 6,773 14.3 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Osmond Esmonde 6,305 13.3 3
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 5,384 11.4
National Centre Party Michael Doyle 3,606 7.6
Cumann na nGaedheal James Walsh 2,944 6.2
Electorate: ?   Valid: 47,409   Quota: 7,902   Turnout:

1932 general electionEdit

1932 general election: Wexford[23]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 7,813 18.1 1 1
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 6,888 16.0 2
Labour Richard Corish 5,803 13.4 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Osmond Esmonde 5,364 12.4 4
Fianna Fáil Patrick Kehoe 4,229 9.8
Cumann na nGaedheal John Keating 3,848 8.9 5
Independent Michael Doyle 3,322 7.7
Labour James Shannon 2,715 6.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Jordan 2,612 6.1
Labour John Noctor 574 1.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 43,168   Quota: 7,195   Turnout:

September 1927 general electionEdit

September 1927 general election: Wexford[22]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 7,270 18.6 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Osmond Esmonde 6,362 16.3 3
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 5,987 15.3 2
Labour Richard Corish 4,989 12.7 5
Labour James Shannon 4,546 11.6
Farmers' Party Michael Jordan 3,944 10.1 4
Farmers' Party Michael Doyle 3,407 8.7
Independent John Keating 2,654 6.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 39,159   Quota: 6,527   Turnout:

June 1927 general electionEdit

June 1927 general election: Wexford[21][63]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Richard Corish 6,644 16.6 1
Fianna Fáil James Ryan 5,166 12.9 2
Fianna Fáil Denis Allen 4,059 10.1
Farmers' Party Michael Doyle 4,022 10.1 3
Labour James Shannon 3,757 9.4 5
Farmers' Party Michael Jordan 3,533 8.8
National League John Keating 3,402 8.5 4
National League Patrick Fanning 2,667 6.7
Fianna Fáil John Roche 1,965 4.9
Cumann na nGaedheal James Stafford 1,733 4.3
Cumann na nGaedheal Seán O'Kennedy 1,673 4.2
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas McCarthy 1,411 3.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 40,032   Quota: 6,673   Turnout:

1923 general electionEdit

1923 general election: Wexford[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Richard Corish 7,744 20.3 1 1
Farmers' Party Michael Doyle 7,176 18.9 2 1
Republican Robert Lambert 6,751 17.7 3 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Osmond Esmonde 5,434 14.3 4
Republican James Ryan 3,557 9.3 5
Farmers' Party Michael Jordan 1,976 5.2
Labour James Shannon 1,845 4.9
Cumann na nGaedheal Thomas McCarthy 1,270 3.3
Labour Daniel O'Callaghan 863 2.3
Independent John Cummins 625 1.6
Independent Barry Brereton 500 1.3
Independent Hector Hughes 330 0.9
Electorate: 60,171   Valid: 38,071   Quota: 6,346   Turnout: 63.3%

1922 general electionEdit

1922 general election: Wexford[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Labour Richard Corish 11,692 35.5 1 1
Farmers' Party Michael Doyle 6,263 19.0 2 2
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) James Ryan 3,879 11.8
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Séamus Doyle 2,819 8.6 4 7
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) John O'Byrne 2,370 7.2
Labour Daniel O'Callaghan 2,229 6.8 3 5
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Seán Etchingham 2,185 6.6
Farmers' Party Michael Jordan 1,524 4.6
Electorate: 49,058   Valid: 32,961   Quota: 6,593   Turnout: 67.2%

1921 general electionEdit

1921 general election: Wexford[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Richard Corish Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Séamus Doyle Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Seán Etchingham Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin James Ryan Unopposed N/A 4

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