Waterford–Tipperary East (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Waterford–Tipperary East
Former Dáil Éireann
Parliamentary Constituency

Outline map

Location of Waterford–Tipperary East within Ireland
Former constituency
Created 1921
Abolished 1923
Seats 5
County/City council County Waterford
County Tipperary

Waterford–Tipperary East was a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas from 1921 to 1923. The constituency elected 5 deputies (Teachtaí Dála, commonly known as TDs) to the Dáil, using the single transferable vote form of proportional representation (PR-STV).

History and boundaries

The constituency was created in 1921 as a 5-seater, under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, for the 1921 general election to the House of Commons of Southern Ireland, whose members formed the 2nd Dáil.

It succeeded the constituencies of Waterford County, Waterford City and Tipperary East which were used to elect the Members of the 1st Dáil and earlier UK House of Commons members.

It was abolished under the Electoral Act 1923, when it was replaced by 2 new constituencies. East Tipperary became part of the new Tipperary constituency and Waterford became part of the new Waterford constituency.

It covered all of County Waterford and the eastern part of County Tipperary.


Teachtaí Dála (TDs) for Waterford–Tipperary East 19211923[1]
2nd 1921[2] Eamon Dee
Frank Drohan
Cathal Brugha
Vincent White
Séamus Robinson
3rd 1922[3] John Butler
Nicholas Phelan
Cathal Brugha
Vincent White
Daniel Byrne
4th 1923 Constituency abolished. See Waterford and Tipperary

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.


1922 general election

1922 general election: Waterford–Tipperary East[1][3]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin (Pro-Treaty) Vincent White 6,778 19.9 1 1
Labour Party John Butler 6,288 18.5 2 1
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Cathal Brugha 5,310 15.6 3 4
Farmers' Party Daniel Byrne 3,405 10.0 4 6
Labour Party Nicholas Phelan 4,370 12.8 5 6
Sinn Féin Dan Breen 3,148 9.2
Farmers' Party Nicholas Fitzgerald 2,466 7.2
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Séamus Robinson 1,436 4.2
Independent John Mandeville 583 1.7
Sinn Féin (Anti-Treaty) Eamon Dee 293 0.9
Electorate: 54,308   Valid: 34,077   Quota: 5,680   Turnout: 62.8%

1921 general election

At the 1921 general election, only five candidates were nominated in Waterford–Tipperary East. Since this was the same as the number of seats, no ballot was needed, and all candidates were returned unopposed.[1]

1921 general election: Waterford–Tipperary East[2]
Party Candidate 1st Pref % Seat Count
Sinn Féin Cathal Brugha Unopposed N/A 1
Sinn Féin Eamon Dee Unopposed N/A 2
Sinn Féin Frank Drohan Unopposed N/A 3
Sinn Féin Séamus Robinson Unopposed N/A 4
Sinn Féin Vincent White Unopposed N/A 5

See also


  1. 1 2 3 Walker, Brian M, ed. (1992). Parliamentary election results in Ireland, 1918–92. Dublin: Royal Irish Academy. ISBN 0-901714-96-8. ISSN 0332-0286.
  2. 1 2 "General election 1921: Waterford–Tipperary East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009.
  3. 1 2 "General election 1922: Waterford–Tipperary East". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 26 February 2009.

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