Irish local elections, 1999

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The 1999 Irish local elections were held in all the counties, cities and towns of Ireland on 10 June 1999, on the same day as the European elections.

Results[edit]

Party Seats ± First Pref. Votes % FPv ±%
Fianna Fáil 382 +28 552,033 38.9 +0.9
Fine Gael 277 +3 399,125 28.1 +1.5
Labour Party 83 -6 153,197 10.8 +0.3
Progressive Democrats 25 -12 41,362 2.9 -2.1
Sinn Féin 21 +13 49,192 3.5 +1.4
Green Party 8 -5 35,742 2.5 +0.1
Independent Fianna Fáil 4 7,087 0.5 -0.4
Workers' Party 3 –21 6,847 0.5 -3.1
Socialist Party 2 New 5,312 0.4 New
South Kerry Independent 1 New 1,478 0.1 New
Republican Sinn Féin 1 1,390 0.1 -0.2
Christian Solidarity 0 New 1,252 0.1 New
Socialist Workers 0 New 904 0.1 New
National Party 0 New 881 0.1 New
Natural Law Party 0 New 129 0.0 New
Independent 76 -2 164,552 11.6 +1.0
 Total 883 1,420,483 100

18 Workers' Party councillors had left the party in 1992 upon the creation of Democratic Left. By the 1999 elections, 16 Democratic Left councillors had merged with the Labour Party, and one Workers' Party councillor had joined Labour.

County councils[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab GP SF PD Other
Carlow 9 7 3 1 1
Cavan 13 9 2 1
Clare 18 9 1 4
Cork 19 21 4 1 3
Donegal 14 8 1 6
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 10 8 6 1 3
Fingal 6 5 6 1 1 5
Galway 16 9 2 3
Kerry 12 6 3 1 5
Kildare 9 5 5 2 4
Kilkenny 12 11 1 2
Laois 14 10 1
Leitrim 10 8 2 2
Limerick 14 10 3 1
Longford 8 10 1 2
Louth 14 7 1 1 3
Mayo 16 13 1 1
Meath 14 11 1 3
Monaghan 8 6 6
Offaly 9 7 1 4
Roscommon 9 12 1 4
Sligo 9 11 2 1 2
South Dublin 8 3 7 1 2 2 3
North Tipperary 12 5 1 3
South Tipperary 12 9 1 4
Waterford 11 8 3 1
Westmeath 12 6 5
Wexford 9 8 1 3
Wicklow 8 6 5 1 4

City councils[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab GP SF PD Other
Cork City 12 8 5 1 1 2 2
Dublin City 20 9 14 2 4 0 3
Galway City 5 4 2 0 0 4 0
Limerick City 6 5 3 0 0 0 3
Waterford City 4 3 2 0 0 1 5

Town Councils[edit]

Borough and town councils[edit]

Party Seats ±
Fianna Fáil 289 +16
Fine Gael 159 -15
Labour Party 87 +10
Sinn Féin 41 +16
Progressive Democrats 7 -11
Green Party 5 -1
Workers' Party 1 -1
Democratic Left 0 -11
Others 156 -3

Borough councils[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab SF PD GP WP Others
Clonmel 5 2 5[fn 1]
Drogheda 5 1 3 3
Kilkenny 5 4 3
Sligo 4 3 2 3
Wexford 3 2 3 1 3
Totals 22 12 11 4 0 0 0 11

Town councils[edit]

Town Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour Party Sinn Féin Progressive Democrats Green Party Workers Party of Ireland Others Total
Ardee 3 2 2 1 1 9
Arklow 4 1 4 9
Athlone 5 2 2 9
Athy 4 1 2 1 1 9
Balbriggan 2 1 2 1 3 9
Ballina 4 2 3 9
Ballinasloe 3 2 4 9
Ballybay 4 3 1 1 9
Ballyshannon 3 3 3 9
Bandon 4 3 2 9
Bantry 4 3 1 1 9
Belturbet 5 2 1 1 9
Birr 3 3 1 2 9
Boyle 2 2 2 3 9
Bray 5 1 4 2 12
Buncrana 3 3 1 2 9
Bundoran 5 2 1 1 9
Carlow 3 3 2 1 9
Carrickmacross 5 2 1 1 9
Carrick-on-Suir 3 1 2 1 2 9
Cashel 3 2 1 3 9
Castlebar 4 2 2 1 9
Castleblayney 3 2 4 9
Cavan 5 3 1 9
Clonakilty 3 2 1 1 2 9
Clones 3 2 3 2 9
Cobh 3 1 2 1 2 9
Cootehill 3 2 2 2 9
Dundalk 5 1 2 1 3 12
Dungarvan 1 2 4 2 9
Edenderry 4 1 4 9
Ennis 3 2 1 1 2 9
Enniscorthy 4 2 1 2 9
Fermoy 3 2 1 3 9
Gorey 5 3 1 9
Granard 3 2 1 3 9
Greystones 2 2 1 4 9
Kells 5 2 1 1 9
Kilkee 4 3 1 9
Killarney 3 1 1 4[fn 2] 9
Kilrush 4 1 1 3 9
Kinsale 4 2 1 2 9
Leixlip 4 2 3 9
Letterkenny 3 1 1 4 9
Lismore 2 3 2 2 9
Listowel 4 4 1 9
Longford 3 3 1 2 9
Loughrea 5 3 1 9
Macroom 3 4 1 1 9
Mallow 3 3 3 9
Midleton 3 2 4 9
Monaghan 3 1 4 1 9
Mountmellick 6 1 2 9
Muine Bheag 6 2 1 9
Mullingar 3 1 4 1 9
Naas 2 1 1 1 4 9
Navan 4 2 1 2 9
Nenagh 5 2 1 1 9
Newbridge 5 2 2 9
New Ross 5 1 1 1 1 9
Passage West 3 3 1 1 1 9
Portlaoise 5 2 1 1 9
Shannon 3 2 2 2 9
Skibbereen 2 2 2 3 9
Templemore 4 3 2 9
Thurles 4 2 2 1 9
Tipperary 2 2 2 3 9
Tralee 4 1 3 2 2 12
Tramore 3 1 1 1 1 2 9
Trim 3 1 1 4 9
Tuam 2 2 1 1 3 9
Tullamore 2 1 4 1 1 9
Westport 4 4 1 9
Wicklow 3 1 3 2 9
Youghal 4 1 1 1 2 9

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Workers and Unemployed Action Group has 2 County Councillors in South Tipperary and 5 Borough Councillors in Clonmel.
  2. ^ Michael Gleeson of the South Kerry Independent Alliance is included in this total.

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