GE16 Results: Women Elected

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Carlow Kilkenny

Kathleen Funchion TD – Sinn Féin

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Kathleen Funchion was a Councillor on Kilkenny County Council for Kilkenny City West LEA, she works with SIPTU as a workers rights advocate. In GE2016 she received 8700 first preference votes (quota=11669)

Elections
• 2007 GE (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 2568 (quota = 11275)
• 2009 European (East) – 26567 (quota = 107,313)
• 2009 LE (Kilkenny) – 667 (quota = 1337)
• 2011 GE (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 4075 (quota = 12291)
• 2014 LE (Kilkenny City West) – 952 (quota = 1388) elected
• 2015 By election (Carlow-Kilkenny) – 10806 (quota = 33418)

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Cavan Monaghan

Heather Humphreys TD – Fine Gael

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Heather Humphreys was first elected as a TD in 2011. She is the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and a TD for Cavan-Monaghan. She worked with Ulster Bank and prior to her election to Dáil Éireann she was Manager of Cootehill Credit Union. In GE16 she topped the poll and received 12391 first preferences (quota=11931).

Elections
• 2011 GE (Cav-Mon) – 8144 (quota = 11880) elected

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Niamh Smyth TD – Fianna Fáil

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Niamh Smyth wass a Cavan County Councillor for Bailieborough Cootehill. Niamh currently holds the position as Arts Education Officer for Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board providing Arts Programmes for all education sectors from the state of the art facilities in the Garage Theatre on the Education Campus in Monaghan town. In GE16 she received 6268 first preferences (quota = 11931).

Elections

• 2009 LE (Bailieborough) – 1019 (quota = 1273) elected (topped the poll)
• 2014 LE (Bailieborough Cootehill) – 1886 (quota = 1678) elected (topped the poll)

Cork South West

Margaret Murphy O’Mahony TD – Fianna Fáil

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Margaret Murphy O’Mahony was a Councillor on Cork County Council for Bandon Kinsale LEA.  Having worked for many years in the Post Office and in the area of special needs she now works fulltime as a County Councillor, as well as with St Vincent de Paul. In GE16 she topped the poll and received 8482 first preferences (quota= 10815).

Elections
• 2004 Town Council (Bandon) – 485 (quota = 253) elected (topped the poll)
• 2009 Town Council (Bandon) – 453 (quota = 255) elected
• 2014 LE (Bandon Kinsale) – 2057 (quota = 2281) elected

 

Dublin Central

Mary Lou McDonald TD – Sinn Féin

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Mary Lou McDonald is a TD for Dublin Central, Sinn Féin Vice President and Sinn Féin spokesperson on Public Expenditure and Reform. Deputy McDonald previously served as a MEP for Dublin from 2004 until 2009. In GE16 she topped the poll and received 5770 (quota = 5922).

Elections
• 2002 GE (Dub West) – 2404 (quota = 7498)
• 2004 European (Dublin) – 60,395 (quota = 84,380) elected
• 2007 GE (Dub Central) – 3182 (quota = 6828)
• 2009 European (Dublin) – 47,928 (quota = 101,658)
• 2011 GE (Dub Central) – 4526 (quota = 6923) elected

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Maureen O’Sullivan TD – Independent

Deputy O’Sullivan has been a TD since 2009 and is frMaureen O'Sullivanom East Wall, Dublin 3. She holds a BA from UCD and worked as a English and History teacher and guidance counsillor in a secondary school in Baldoyle.

In GE16 she received 1990 first preferences (quota = 5922).

Elections:
• 2008 Locals (Inner City North) co-opted
• 2009 by-election (Dublin Central) – 7,639 (quota – 14,207) elected
• 2009 LE (Inner City North) – 2859 (quota = 1,700) elected – topped the poll
• 2011 GE (Dublin Central) – 4139 (quota = 6923) elected

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Dublin Bay North

Denise Mitchell TD – Sinn Féin

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Denise Mitchell was a Councillor on Dublin City Council for Beaumont Donaghmede LEA.  In GE16 she received 5039 first preferences (quota=12271)

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Artane Whitehall) – 931 (quota = 2709)
• 2014 LE (Beaumont Donaghmede) – 1982 (quota = 2182) elected

 

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Dublin Bay South

Kate O’Connell TD – Fine Gael

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Kate O’Connell was a Councillor on Dublin City Council for Rathgar Rathmines LEA. Cllr. O’Connell is the co-owner of Rathgar Pharmacy and an accredited tutor with the Royal College of Surgeons and devotes much time to the training of student pharmacists. In GE16 she received 5399 first preferences (quota=7941)

Elections
• 2014 LE (Rathgar-Rathmines) – 1615 (quota = 1832) elected (topped the poll)

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Dublin Fingal

Clare Daly TD – Independents4change

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Clare Daly was first elected for Dublin North in 2011. In GE16 she received 9480 first preferences (quota=10065).

Elections:
• 1997 GE (Dub North) – 2971 (quota = 8232)
• 1998 By election (Dub North) – 2692 (quota = 16524)
• 1999 LE (Swords) – 1287 (quota = 1517) elected
• 2002 GE (Dub North) – 5501 (quota = 8789)
• 2004 LE (Swords) – 2763 (quota = 2789) elected (topped the poll)
• 2007 GE (Dub North) – 4872 (quota = 10929)
• 2009 LE (Swords) – 3192 (quota = 2598) elected (topped the poll)
• 2011 GE (Dub North) – 7513 (quota = 9870) elected

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Louise O’Reilly TD – Sinn Féin

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Louise O’Reilly was elected in Dublin Fingal.In GE16 she received 5228 first preferences (quota=10065)
Ms. O’Reilly worked as a SIPTU organiser.

 

 

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Dublin Mid-West

Frances Fitzgerald TD – Fine Gael

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Frances Fitzgerald is the Minister for Justice and Equality and a TD for Dublin Mid West. Minister Fitzgerald has previously served as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs. She worked as a social worker in inner-city London and Dublin for 20 years. In GE16 she was the first woman elected to the 32nd Dail and received 9028 (quota=8621)

Elections:
• 1992 GE (Dub South East) – 4332 (quota = 8051) elected
• 1997 GE (Dub South East) – 5501 (quota = 7335) elected
• 2002 GE (Dub South East) – 3337 (quota = 6487)

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Dublin South West

Katherine Zappone TD – Independent

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Katherine Zappone was a Senator from 2011 to 2016. Senator Zappone was nominated by the Taoiseach to the Seanad Éireann in 2011. Originally from the USA, she has lived in Ireland since 1983. She has lectured on ethics, practical theology and education in Trinity College Dublin and founded An Cosán.
In GE16 she received 4463 first preferences (quota=11212).

 

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Dublin North West

Róisín Shortall TD – Social Democrats

Róisín Shortall is Co-Leader of the Social DemoRoisin Shorthallcrats. She is a former Minister for State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care. IN GE16 she topped the poll and received 10540 first preferences (quota=9253).

Elections: All as Labour
• 1992 GE (Dublin North-West) – 8,634 (quota = 7,488) – topped the poll
• 1997 GE (Dublin North-West) – 4,084 (quota = 7,340)
• 2002 GE (Dublin North-West) – 4,391 (quota = 6,540)
• 2007 GE (Dublin North-West) – 6,286 (quota = 7,742)
• 2011 GE (Dublin North-West) – 9,359 (quota = 8,203) – topped the poll

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Dublin Rathdown

Josepha Madigan TD – Fine Gael

Josepha Madigan was a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire RathdJosephaMadiganown County Council for Stillorgan LEA. Cllr. Madigan is an award-winning Family Lawyer and Partner at Madigans Solicitors and Mediators. She is a mediator and lectures regularly in the area of family law. She is also the author of both fiction and non-fiction. In GE16 she received 6668 first preferences (quota=10275).

Elections
• 2014 LE (Stillorgan) – 1350 (quota = 1411) elected

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Catherine Martin TD – Green Party

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Catherine Martin is the Deputy Leader of the Green Party. She was a Councillor for Dundrum LEA on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Council. Cllr. Martin has been a teacher of English and Music at St. Tiernan’s Community School in Dundrum for the last 15 years. In GE16 she received 4122 first preferences (quota=10275).

Elections:
• 2014 LE (Dundrum) – 1068 (quota = 1,673) elected

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Dublin South Central

Joan Collins TD – Independents4change

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Joan Collins is a TD for Dublin South Central, first elected in 2011. Deputy Collins worked as a clerk in An Post and is a member of the Communications Workers Union. In GE16 she received 6193 first preferences (quota=8572).

Elections:
• 2004 LE (Crumlin-Kimmage) – 2,777 (quota = 3,359) elected – as independent
• 2009 LE (Crumlin-Kimmage) – 2,512 (quota = 2,883) elected – as PBP
• 2011 GE (Dublin-South Central) – 6,574 (quota = 8,488) elected – as United Left Alliance

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Catherine Byrne TD – Fine Gael

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Catherine Byrne is a TD for Dublin South Central. Catherine previously served as Lord Mayor of Dublin from 2005-2006. In GE16 she received 6130 first preferences (quota=8572).

Elections:
• 1999 by-election (Dub South Central) – 4037 (quota = 10,059)
• 2002 GE (Dub South Central) – 2012 (quota = 7337)
• 2007 GE (Dub South Central) – 4713 (quota = 7922) elected
• 2011 GE (Dub South Central) – 5604 (quota = 8488) elected

 

Bríd Smith TD – Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit

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Bríd Smith was a Councillor on Dublin City Council for the Ballyfermot/Driminagh LEA. In GE16 she received 4374 first preferences (quota=8572).

Elections:
• 2009 LE (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh) – 2,269 (quota = 2,415) elected
• 2014 Europe (Dublin) – 23,875 (quota = 88144) not elected
• 2014 LE (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh) – 2,031 (quota = 2,100) elected

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Dublin West

Joan Burton TD – Labour Party

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Joan Burton is the Tánaiste, Minister for Social Protection, Leader of the Labour Party and a TD for Dublin West. Joan is a chartered accountant by profession and was the Labour Party’s finance spokesperson from 2002 to 2011. She was elected as the first female leader of the Labour Party in July 2014. In GE16 she received 6445 (quota = 8391).

Elections
• 1989 GE (Dub Central) – 1256 (quota = 6889)
• 1992 GE (Dub West) – 8398 (quota = 7431) elected (topped the poll)
• 1997 GE (Dub West) – 4853 (quota = 8015)
• 1999 LE (Castleknock) – 1074 (quota = 1725) elected
• 2002 GE (Dub West) – 3810 (quota = 7498) elected
• 2007 GE (Dub West) – 5799 (quota = 8496) elected
• 2011 GE (Dub West) – 9627 (quota = 8495) elected (topped the poll)

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Ruth Coppinger TD – Anti-Austerity Alliance People Before Profit

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Ruth Coppinger is a TD for Dublin West. Deputy Coppinger was first elected to Dáil Élection in the 2014 Dublin West by-election. In GE16 she received 6520 first preferences (quota=8391).

Elections
• 2003 Local (Mulhuddart) – co-opted for Joe Higgins (as Socialist Party)
• 2004 LE (Mulhuddart) – 1848 (quota = 2511) elected (as Socialist Party)
• 2009 LE (Mulhuddart) – 1705 (quota = 2210) elected (as Socialist Party)
• 2011 by-election (Dub West) – 7542 (quota = 17852) not elected (as Socialist Party)
• 2014 LE (Mulhuddart) – 2568 (quota = 1305) – elected (as AAA)
• 2014 by-election (Dub West) – 5977 (quota = 14478) elected (as Socialist Party)

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Dun Laoghaire

Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD – Fine Gael

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Mary Mitchell O’Connor is a TD for Dun Laoghaire. Mary had previously served on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council from 2004-2011. She is a qualified teacher and prior to election was Principal of the Harold School Glasthule. In GE16 she topped the poll and received 10817 first preferences (quota= 14810).

Elections
• 2011 GE (Dun Laoghaire) – 9087 (quota = 11,336) elected

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Maria Bailey TD – Fine Gael

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Marie Bailey was a Councillor on Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council for Killiney Shankill LEA. Maria was first elected as Councillor for Killiney in 2004, aged 27. Her father John is also a Councillor for the Dun Laoghaire LEA. In GE16 she received 10489 first preferences (quota=14810).

Elections
• 2004 LE (Ballybrack) – 2055 (quota = 2418) elected
• 2009 LE (Ballybrack) – 2298 (quota = 2336) elected
• 2014 LE (Killiney Shankill) – 1087 (quota = 1684) elected

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Galway East

Anne Rabbitte TD – Fianna Fáil

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Anne Rabbitte was a Councillor on Galway County Council for Loughrea LEA. Anne worked for a financial institution for 15 years and became a fully qualified financial adviser in 2002. In GE16 she received 6928 first preferences ( quota = 11310).

Elections
• 2014 LE (Loughrea) – 1729 (quota = 1806) elected

 

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Galway West

Catherine Connolly TD – Independent

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Catherine Connolly was a Councillor on Galway County Council for Galway City West LEA. A practising Barrister, Cllr. Connolly previously worked as a Clinical Psychologist with the Western Health Board in Ballinasloe, Galway City and in Connemara. In GE16 she received 4877 first preferences (quota= 10712).

Elections:
• 1999 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 457 (quota = 821) elected – topped poll
• 2004 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 644 (quota = 1,060) elected
• 2009 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 1,180 (quota = 1,465) elected
• 2011 GE (Galway West) – 4,766 (quota = 10,105) not elected
• 2014 LE (Galway City West Ward) – 1,513 (quota = 1,229) elected

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Hildegarde Naughton TD – Fine Gael

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Hildegarde Naughton was a Senator from 2013 to 2016. Senator Naughton was appointed to Seanad Éireann as a Taoiseach’s nominee following the resignation of Martin McAleese. She was a primary school teacher and served as mayor of Galway city in 2011/2012. In GE16 she received 4567 first preferenecs ( quota = 10712).

Elections
• 2009 LE (Gal City West) – 1061 (quota = 1465) elected
• 2011 GE (Gal West) – 3606 (quota = 10105)

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Kildare North

Catherine Murphy TD – Social Democrats

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Catherine Murphy is Co-Leader of the Social Democrats and a TD for Kildare North. Deputy Murphy was first elected to Dáil Éireann in the 2005 By-Election representing the Kildare-North constituency, she was re-elected in the 2011 General election. In GE16 she topped the poll and received 11108 first preferences (quota=9788).

Elections:
• 1989 EP (Leinster) – 7,089 (quota = 94,398) not elected – as Workers Party
• 1989 GE (Kildare) – 1,520 (quota = 8,487) not elected – as Workers Party
• 1991 LE (Cellbridge) – 1,242 (quota = 1,600) elected – as Workers Party
• 1992 GE (Kildare) – 1,613 (quota = 8,400) not elected – as Democratic Left
• 1997 GE (Kildare) – 2,762 (quota = 7,850) not elected – as Democratic Left
• 1999 LE (Leixlip) – 1,284 (quota = 1,336) elected – as Labour Party
• 2004 LE (Leixlip) – 2,101 (quota = 2,043) elected – as Independent – topped the poll
• 2005 Dáil By-election (Kildare North) – 5,985 (quota = 12,657) not elected – as Independent – topped the poll
• 2007 GE (Kildare North) – 5,188 (quota = 9,039) not elected – as Independent
• 2009 LE (Cellbridge) – 4,499 (quota = 2,490) elected – as Independent – topped the poll
• 2011 GE (Kildare North) – 6,911 (quota = 10,245) elected – as independent

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Kildare South

Fiona O’Loughlin TD – Fianna Fáil

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Fiona O’Loughlin was a Councillor on Kildare County Council for Kildare Newbridge LEA. She is a former Mayor of Kildare and a primary school teacher. In GE16 she received 6906 first preferences (quota = 9197).

Elections
• 1999 LE (Kildare) – 1492 (quota = 1521)
• 1999 Town Council (Droichead Nua) – 567 (quota = 413) elected (topped the poll)
• 2004 LE (Kildare) – 2333 (quota = 2241) elected (Topped the poll)
• 2004 Town Council (Droichead Nua) – 796 (quota = 598) elected
• 2009 LE (Kildare) – 1511 (quota = 2262) elected
• 2014 LE (Kildare Newbridge) – 1786 (quota = 1435) elected (topped the poll)

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Limerick City

Jan O’Sullivan TD – Labour Party

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Jan O’Sullivan is the Minister for Education and Skills, a TD for Limerick City since 1998. In GE16 she received 5227 first preferences (quota= 9353).

Elections
• 1991 LE (Limerick No 2) – 895 (quota = 1204) elected
• 1992 GE (Limerick East) – 3091 (quota = 8059)
• 1993 Seanad (Administrative Panel) – 96 (quota = 121) elected
• 1997 GE (Lim East) – 1866 (quota = 8,284)
• 1998 by election (Lim East) – 10619 (quota = 21352) elected
• 1999 LE (Lim No 2) – 908 (quota = 821) elected (topped the poll)
• 2002 GE (Lim East) – 4629 (quota = 8334) elected
• 2007 GE (Lim East) – 5098 (quota = 8230) elected
• 2011 GE (Lim City) – 6353 (quota = 8638) elected

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Louth

Imelda Munster TD – Sinn Féin

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Imelda Munster was a Councillor on Louth County Council for Drogheda East LEA. In GE16 she received 8829 first preferences (quota=11255).

Elections:
• 2004 LE (Drogheda East) = 736 (quota = 1,610) elected
• 2004 Town Election (Drogheda No 2 West Gate) = 483 (quota = 780)
• 2009 LE (Drogheda East) = 1,300 (quota = 1,486) elected
• 2011 LE (Drogheda) = 2,317 (quota = 1,262) elected (topped the poll)

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Mayo

Lisa Chambers TD – Fianna Fáil

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Lisa Chambers was a Councillor on Mayo County Council representing the Castlebar LEA. She was the Leas Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council. Councillor Chambers is a practising Barrister on the Western Circuit and runs her own practice based out of Castlebar. In GE16 she received 8231 first preference (quota= 12730).

Elections
• 2011 GE (Mayo) – 3343 (quota = 12360)
• 2014 LE (Castlebar) – 1481 (quota = 1711) elected

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Meath East

Regina Doherty TD – Fine Gael

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Regina Doherty is a TD for Meath East. Deputy Doherty previously served as a County Councillor on Meath County Council. She worked in the IT sector for 20 years. In GE16 she received 6830 first preferences (quota=10348).

Elections
• 2007 GE (Meath East) – 4363 (quota = 10752)
• 2011 GE (Meath East) – 8677 (quota = 10689) elected

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Helen McEntee TD – Fine Gael

Helen McEntee is a TD for Meath East. DHelenMcEnteeeputy McEntee was first elected in the 2013 by-election caused by her father’s death, Shane, who was a TD for the area from 2005 -2012. She previously worked the Department of Agriculture and for a subsidiary of Citibank. In GE16 she received 7556 first preferences (quota=10348).

Elections:
• 2013 By-election (Meath East) – 9356 (quota = 12155) elected

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Offaly

Marcella Corcoran Kennedy TD – Fine Gael

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Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy is a TD for Laois-Offaly. Deputy Corcoran-Kennedy is a former member of Offaly County Council, serving from 1999- 2009. She has also been Chairperson of the Midlands Regional Authority and Chairperson of the Birr Theatre and Arts Centre. She was appointed Chairperson of the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation on July 22, 2014. In GE16 she received 6838 first preferences (quota= 11009).

Elections
• 2011 GE (Laois/Offaly) 5817 (quota = 12360) elected

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Carol Nolan TD – Sinn Féin

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Carol Nolan was a councillor on Offaly County Council for Birr LEA. In GE16 she received 4804 first preferences (quota =11009).

Elections
• 2014 LE (Birr) – 1166 (quota = 1665) elected

 

 

Waterford

Mary Butler TD – Fianna Fáil

Mary Butler was a Councillor on Waterford CMary-Butlerounty Council representing the Comeragh LEA. In GE16 she topped the poll and received 10603 first preferences (quota=10341).

Elections
• 2014 LE (Comeragh) – 639 (quota = 1290) elected

 

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