Mayo North (Dáil constituency)

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Mayo North
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Former constituency
Created 1923
Abolished 1969
Seats 4 (1923–1937)
3 (1937–1969)
County/City council County Mayo

Mayo North was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1923 to 1969. The method of election was the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History[edit]

The constituency was created under the Electoral Act 1923 for the 1923 general election to Dáil Éireann, whose members formed the 4th Dáil.[1]

From 1923 to 1937, Mayo North elected 4 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). Under the Electoral (Revision of Constituencies) Act 1935, this was reduced to 3 with effect from the 1937 general election.

It was abolished under the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, when it and Mayo South were replaced by the two new constituencies of Mayo East and Mayo West.

Boundaries[edit]

The constituency covered the county electoral areas of Ballina, Killala and Swinford, in the administrative county of Mayo.[1]

TDs[edit]

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Mayo North 1923–1969[2]
Key to parties
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
4th 1923[3] P. J. Ruttledge
(Rep)
Joseph McGrath
(CnaG)
Henry Coyle
(CnaG)
John Crowley
(Rep)
1924 by-election[4] John Madden
(Rep)
1925 by-election[5] Michael Tierney
(CnaG)
5th 1927 (Jun)[6] P. J. Ruttledge
(FF)
Michael Davis
(CnaG)
John Madden
(SF)
Mark Henry
(CnaG)
6th 1927 (Sep)[7] Micheál Clery
(FF)
7th 1932[8] Patrick O'Hara
(CnaG)
8th 1933[9] James Morrisroe
(CnaG)
9th 1937[10] Patrick Browne
(FG)
John Munnelly
(FF)
3 seats
1937–1969
10th 1938[11]
11th 1943[12] James Kilroy
(FF)
12th 1944[13]
13th 1948[14]
14th 1951[15] Thomas O'Hara
(CnaT)
1952 by-election[16] Phelim Calleary
(FF)
15th 1954[17] Patrick Lindsay
(FG)
16th 1957[18] Seán Doherty
(FF)
17th 1961[19] Joseph Lenehan
(Ind)
Michael Browne
(FG)
18th 1965[20] Patrick Lindsay
(FG)
Thomas O'Hara
(FG)
19th 1969 Constituency abolished. See Mayo East and Mayo West

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.

Elections[edit]

1965 general election[edit]

1965 general election: Mayo North[20]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Phelim Calleary 4,748 21.7 1
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 3,598 16.4 2
Fine Gael Thomas O'Hara 3,933 18.0 3
Fianna Fáil Joseph Lenehan 4,190 19.1
Fine Gael Michael Browne 3,350 15.3
Fianna Fáil Thomas Corrigan 1,795 8.2
Labour Party Seán Davis 285 1.3
Electorate: ?   Valid: 21,899   Quota: 5,475   Turnout:

1961 general election[edit]

1961 general election: Mayo North[19]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Phelim Calleary 4,684 21.9 1
Fine Gael Michael Browne 3,294 15.4 2
Independent Joseph Lenehan 2,990 14.0 3
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 2,847 13.3
Clann na Talmhan Thomas O'Hara 2,846 13.3
Fianna Fáil John Garrett 2,647 12.4
Fianna Fáil Martin Cassidy 1,511 7.1
Labour Party John Reilly 531 2.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 21,350   Quota: 5,338   Turnout:

1957 general election[edit]

1957 general election: Mayo North[18]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Phelim Calleary 6,415 27.7 1 1
Fianna Fáil Seán Doherty 3,648 15.8 2
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 3,880 16.8 3
Fine Gael Thomas O'Hara 3,656 15.8
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 2,892 12.5
Fianna Fáil Seán Lynchehaun 2,662 11.5
Electorate: ?   Valid: 23,153   Quota: 5,789   Turnout:

1954 general election[edit]

1954 general election: Mayo North[17]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Phelim Calleary 5,874 23.5 1
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 3,277 13.1 2
Fine Gael Thomas O'Hara 3,552 14.2 3
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 3,272 13.1
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 2,868 11.5
Fianna Fáil John Garrett 2,039 8.2
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGrath 1,678 6.7
Clann na Poblachta Denis Gallagher 1,318 5.3
Independent James Ginnelly 1,151 4.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,029   Quota: 6,258   Turnout:

1952 by-election[edit]

Following the death of Fianna Fáil TD P. J. Ruttledge, a by-election was held on 26 June 1952. The seat was won by the Fianna Fáil candidate Phelim Calleary.

1952 by-election: Mayo North[16]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Phelim Calleary 11,782 48.3 1 2
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 5,468 22.4
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGrath 4,743 19.4
Clann na Talmhan Frank Devanny 2,407 9.9
Electorate: 36,165   Valid: 24,400   Quota: 12,201   Turnout: 67.5%

1951 general election[edit]

1951 general election: Mayo North[15]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 3,867 15.6 1
Fine Gael Thomas O'Hara 3,600 14.5 2
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 5,348 21.5 3
Fianna Fáil James Kilroy 4,259 17.1
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGrath 3,131 12.6
Fine Gael Joseph Lenehan 2,981 12.0
Fianna Fáil Frank Moran 1,663 6.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,849   Quota: 6,213   Turnout:

1948 general election[edit]

1948 general election: Mayo North[14]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 4,281 17.0 1
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 5,320 21.1 2
Fianna Fáil James Kilroy 3,992 15.8 3
Clann na Poblachta Michael Hardy 2,220 8.8
Clann na Talmhan James Forde 1,709 6.8
Fianna Fáil Seán Lynchehaun 1,655 6.6
Clann na Poblachta Martin McGrath 1,541 6.1
Clann na Poblachta Michael Hefferon 1,469 5.8
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 1,302 5.2
Clann na Talmhan James Ginnelly 1,211 4.8
Independent John Clarke 499 2.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,199   Quota: 6,300   Turnout:

1944 general election[edit]

1944 general election: Mayo North[13]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 6,818 27.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil James Kilroy 4,602 18.7 2
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 4,875 19.9 3
Independent Thomas O'Hara 3,748 15.3
Fianna Fáil Seán Lynchehaun 2,597 10.6
Fine Gael Joseph Lenehan 1,917 7.8
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,557   Quota: 6,140   Turnout:

1943 general election[edit]

1943 general election: Mayo North[12]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 5,602 22.7 1
Fianna Fáil James Kilroy 3,525 14.3 2
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 3,789 15.4 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Hardy 3,446 14.0
Independent Thomas O'Hara 2,785 11.3
Independent Niall McCormack 2,315 9.4
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 1,936 7.9
Independent Pádraig McAndrew 1,247 5.1
Electorate: ?   Valid: 24,645   Quota: 6,162   Turnout:

1938 general election[edit]

1938 general election: Mayo North[11]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 8,277 31.4 1 1
Fianna Fáil John Munnelly 5,353 20.3 2
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 6,060 23.0 3
Fianna Fáil Timothy Jordan 3,749 14.2
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 2,896 11.0
Electorate: ?   Valid: 26,335   Quota: 6,584   Turnout:

1937 general election[edit]

1937 general election: Mayo North[10]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 7,934 31.3 1 1
Fine Gael Patrick Browne 4,481 17.7 2
Fianna Fáil John Munnelly 4,497 17.7 3
Fianna Fáil Michael Kilroy 3,504 13.8
Fine Gael Michael O'Hara 3,019 11.9
Fine Gael Patrick Lindsay 1,940 7.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 25,375   Quota: 6,344   Turnout:

1933 general election[edit]

1933 general election: Mayo North[9]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 8,430 24.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 6,311 18.7 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Davis 6,172 18.2 3
Cumann na nGaedheal James Morrisroe 5,434 16.1 4
Fianna Fáil John Munnelly 4,914 14.5
Cumann na nGaedheal John Corcoran 2,575 7.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 33,836   Quota: 6,768   Turnout:

1932 general election[edit]

1932 general election: Mayo North[8]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 8,690 27.5 1 1
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 5,433 17.2 2
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Hara 5,853 18.5 3
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Davis 5,809 18.4 4
Fianna Fáil John Munnelly 3,704 11.7
Cumann na nGaedheal T. J. O'Reilly 2,088 6.6
Electorate: ?   Valid: 31,577   Quota: 6,316   Turnout:

September 1927 general election[edit]

September 1927 general election: Mayo North[7]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 8,560 28.6 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Davis 7,464 24.9 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Mark Henry 5,550 18.5 3
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 3,062 10.2 4
Fianna Fáil John Munnelly 2,727 9.1
Cumann na nGaedheal T. J. O'Reilly 2,615 8.7
Electorate: ?   Valid: 29,978   Quota: 5,996   Turnout:

June 1927 general election[edit]

June 1927 general election: Mayo North[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Davis 6,643 22.9 1 1
Fianna Fáil P. J. Ruttledge 6,020 20.8 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Mark Henry 3,787 13.1 3
Sinn Féin John Madden 3,550 12.3 4
Independent Patrick O'Hara 3,237 11.2
Fianna Fáil Micheál Clery 3,043 10.5
Cumann na nGaedheal T. J. O'Reilly 2,024 7.0
Labour Party Terence Waldron 683 2.4
Electorate: ?   Valid: 28,987   Quota: 5,798   Turnout:

1925 by-election[edit]

Following the resignation of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Joseph McGrath, a by-election was held on 11 March 1925. The seat was won by the Cumann na nGaedheal candidate Michael Tierney.

1925 by-election: Mayo North[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Tierney 18,385 57.7 1 1
Republican Thomas Derrig 13,458 42.3
Electorate: 46,134   Valid: 31,843   Quota: 15,922   Turnout: 69.0%

1924 by-election[edit]

Following the disqualification of Cumann na nGaedheal TD Henry Coyle, a by-election was held on 18 November 1924. The seat was won by the Republican candidate John Madden.

1924 by-election: Mayo North[4]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Republican John Madden 14,628 51.5 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Michael Tierney 13,758 48.5
Electorate: 46,134   Valid: 28,386   Quota: 14,194   Turnout: 61.5%

1923 general election[edit]

1923 general election: Mayo North[3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Republican P. J. Ruttledge 8,997 34.3 1 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Joseph McGrath 8,011 30.5 2 1
Cumann na nGaedheal Henry Coyle 2,997 11.4 3
Republican John Crowley 832 3.2 4
Cumann na nGaedheal Patrick O'Hara 2,097 8.0
Cumann na nGaedheal John Ruane 1,002 3.8
Farmers' Party Charles Flynn 793 3.0
Labour Party Archibald Heron 647 2.5
Republican Joseph Kelly 478 1.8
Farmers' Party Timothy O'Sullivan 151 0.6
Republican Michael Keaveney 137 0.5
Independent Oliver O'Connor 99 0.4
Electorate: 53,719   Valid: 26,241   Quota: 5,249   Turnout: 48.9%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Electoral Act, 1923: (Constituencies)". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 16 September 2010. 
  2. ^ Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286. 
  3. ^ a b "General election 1923: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  4. ^ a b "By-election 1924: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "By-election 1925: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  6. ^ a b "General election June 1927: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "General election September 1927: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  8. ^ a b "General election 1932: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  9. ^ a b "General election 1933: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  10. ^ a b "General election 1937: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  11. ^ a b "General election 1938: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  12. ^ a b "General election 1943: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "General election 1944: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  14. ^ a b "General election 1948: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  15. ^ a b "General election 1951: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  16. ^ a b "By-election 1952: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "General election 1954: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  18. ^ a b "General election 1957: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  19. ^ a b "General election 1961: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 
  20. ^ a b "General election 1965: Mayo North". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 23 September 2010. 

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