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Donegal North East
Dáil Éireann Parliamentary Constituency
Donegal North East (Dáil Éireann constituency).png
Donegal North East shown within Ireland
Created 1961,1981 (1961,1981)
TDs 3
Counties County Donegal
EP constituency North–West

Donegal North East is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. It elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known in English as TDs). The method of election is the Single Transferable Vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

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History

The constituency was first created for the 1961 election taking in parts of the abolished Donegal East constituency, it lasted until 1977 when it was abolished and became part of the new Donegal constituency. It was recreated for the 1981 election and has been used at all elections since then.

Constituency boundaries

The is located in the northern part of County Donegal. It encompasses the Letterkenny, Milford and Inishowen electoral areas of Donegal County Council.

TDs

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TDs 1969–1977

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Donegal North East 1961–1977[1]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
17th 1961 Neil Blaney
(IFF)
Liam Cunningham
(FF)
Paddy Harte
(FG)
18th 1965
19th 1969
20th 1973
21st 1977
1976 by-election Paddy Keaveney
(IFF)
21st 1977 constituency abolished: see Donegal 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.

TDs since 1981

Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Donegal North East 1981–[1]
Dáil Election Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
Deputy
(Party)
22nd 1981 Paddy Harte
(FG)
Neil Blaney
(IFF)
Hugh Conaghan
(FF)
23rd 1982 (Feb)
24th 1982 (Nov)
25th 1987
26th 1989 Jim McDaid
(FF)
27th 1992[2]
1996 by-election[3] Cecilia Keaveney
(FF)
28th 1997[4] Harry Blaney
(IFF)
29th 2002[5] Niall Blaney
(IFF)
30th 2007[6] Niall Blaney
(FF)
Joe McHugh
(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.

Elections

2007 general election

2007 General Election: Donegal North East[6]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fine Gael Joe McHugh 8,711 22.6 1 5
Fianna Fáil Jim McDaid 6,724 17.4 2 7
Fianna Fáil Niall Blaney 6.288 16.3 3 8
Sinn Féin Pádraig MacLochlainn 6,733 17.5
Fianna Fáil Cecilia Keaveney 6,362 16.5
Independent Jimmy Harte 1,313 3.4
Independent Ian McGarvey 733 2.0
Labour Party Siobhan McLaughlin 703 1.8
Green Party Frank Gallagher 520 1.3
Christian Solidarity Mary Doherty 339
Independent Arthur McGuinness 86 0.2

2002 general election

2002 General Election: Donegal North East[5]
Party Candidate 1st Pref  % Seat Count
Fianna Fáil Jim McDaid 9,614 26.45 1 1
Fianna Fáil Cecilia Keaveney 8,340 22.95 2 4
Independent Fianna Fáil Niall Blaney 6,124 16.85 3 6
Fine Gael Seán Maloney 3,694 10.24
Fine Gael Bernard McGuinness 3,914 10.77
Sinn Féin Pádraig MacLochlainn 3,611 9.93
Labour Party Jackie McNair 1,021 2.81

February 1982 general election

Unusually, all seats were filled on the first count. A further two counts were then held to give lower placed candidates a chance to save their deposits.

23rd Irish General Election – 18 February 1982
Candidate Party Count 1 Count 2 Count 3
Paddy Harte Fine Gael 9362
Hugh Conaghan Fianna Fáil 8116 8116
Neil Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil 7864 7864 7864
Joachim Loughrey Fine Gael 2112 3823 3823
Ian McGarvey Fianna Fáil 1959 2046 2670
Anne Wilkinson Labour Party 493 580 595
Electorate=40811, valid=29906, spoiled=410, quota=7477

1981 general election

22nd Irish General Election – 11 June, 1981
Candidate Party Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Neil Blaney Independent Fianna Fáil 7920 7999 8228 8228
Paddy Harte Fine Gael 7853 7967 10995
Hugh Conaghan Fianna Fáil 7283 7319 7536 7814
Bernard McGlinchey Fianna Fáil 5111 5191 5324 5500
Bernard McGuinness Fine Gael 3650 3753
Anne Wilkinson Labour Party 470
Electorate=40807, valid=32287, spoiled=405, quota=8072

References

  1. ^ a b Walker, Brian M, ed (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918-92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0 901714 96 8.  
  2. ^ "General election 1992: Donegal North East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1992&cons=72. Retrieved 2009-02-19.  
  3. ^ "By-election 1996: Donegal North East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1992B&cons=72&ref=114. Retrieved 2009-02-19.  
  4. ^ "General election 1997: Donegal North East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=1997&cons=72. Retrieved 2009-02-19.  
  5. ^ a b "General election 2002: Donegal North East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=2002&cons=72. Retrieved 2009-02-19.  
  6. ^ a b "General election 2007: Donegal North East". ElectionsIreland.org. http://www.electionsireland.org/result.cfm?election=2007&cons=72. Retrieved 2009-02-19.  

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