Laois (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency
Future constituency
Created 2016
Seats 3
County council Laois County Council
Kildare County Council
EP constituency Midlands–North-West

Laois is a parliamentary constituency which will be represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas, from the 2016 general election. The constituency will elect 3 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs). The method of election is the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries

The Constituency Commission proposed in its 2012 report that at the next general election a new constituency called Laois be created.[1] The report proposed changes to the constituencies of Ireland so as to reduce the total number of TDs from 166 to 158.[2]

It was established by the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013.[3] The new constituency will incorporate all of County Laois from the existing Laois–Offaly constituency, and six electoral divisions from Kildare South.

The 2013 Act defines the constituency as:[3]

"The county of Laois;
and in the county of Kildare the electoral divisions of:
Ballybrackan, Churchtown, Harristown, Kilberry, Kildangan, Monasterevin, in the former Rural District of Athy No. 1."


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Laois 2016
32nd 2016[4] Brian Stanley
Seán Fleming
Charles Flanagan

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.


2016 general election

2016 general election: Laois[4]
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2Count 3
Fianna Fáil Seán Fleming 35.1% 13,626    
Sinn Féin Brian Stanley 21.2% 8,242 9,562 10,092
Fine Gael Charles Flanagan 21.5% 8,370 9,298 9,525
Fine Gael Thomasina Connell 10.9% 4,233 4,735 5,140
Labour Party John Whelan 7.3% 2,856 3,394 3,896
Green Party Sinead Moore 4.0% 1,541 2,161
Electorate: 63,295   Valid: 38,868   Spoilt: 352   Quota: 9,718   Turnout: 61.96%

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