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Offaly (Dáil Éireann constituency)

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Seats  3
Founded  2016
Seat  3
EP constituency  Midlands–North-West
Province  Leinster
TDs  Marcella Corcoran Kennedy (FG)      Carol Nolan (SF)      Barry Cowen (FF)
County council  Offaly County Council Tipperary County Council
Created  Irish general election, 2016
Points of interest  Clonmacnoise, Birr Castle, Leap Castle, Clonmacnoise Monastery, Lough Boora Discovery
Destinations  Tulla, Birr - County Offaly, Banagher, Edenderry, Portarlington - County Laois

Offaly is a parliamentary constituency that has been represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, since the 2016 general election. The constituency elects 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).


Map of Co. Offaly, Ireland

History and boundaries

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

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013. The new constituency incorporates all of County Offaly from the previous Laois–Offaly constituency, and additionally twenty-four electoral divisions from Tipperary North.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:

"The county of Offaly; and in the county of North Tipperary the electoral divisions of: Aglishcloghane, Ballingarry, Ballylusky, Borrisokane, Carrig, Cloghjordan, Cloghprior, Clohaskin, Finnoe, Graigue, Kilbarron, Lorrha East, Lorrha West, Mertonhall, Rathcabban, Redwood, Riverstown, Terryglass, Uskane, in the former Rural District of Borrisokane; Ardcrony, Ballygibbon, Ballymackey, Knigh, Monsea, in the former Rural District of Nenagh".


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.


Offaly (Dáil Éireann constituency) Wikipedia

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