Laois-Offaly (Dáil Éireann constituency)

Location of Laois-Offaly within Ireland

Laois–Offaly (formerly Leix–Offaly and Laoighis–Offaly) is a parliamentary constituency represented in Dáil Éireann, the lower house of the Irish parliament or Oireachtas. The constituency elects 5 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 Edit

Laois–Offaly is the oldest two-county constituency in Ireland, having been created under the Government of Ireland Act 1920, and first used for the 1921 general election to the Second Dáil. It has been used at every subsequent general election.

It spans the entire area of County Laois and most of County Offaly, and includes the towns of Abbeyleix, Birr, Edenderry, Mountrath, Portarlington, Portlaoise and Tullamore. A small part of County Offaly is in the Tipperary North constituency.

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