Irish local elections, 2014
||23 May 2014
The 2014 Irish local elections will be held in all local government areas of Ireland on Friday, 23 May 2014, on the same day as the European Parliament election.
These elections take place after the coming into force of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, under which city and county councils will be contested under substantially redrawn local electoral area boundaries, including an overall increase of seats to 949, up from 883 in the 2009 local elections. It will also see the abolition of town and borough councils. New municipal districts will be created within most counties. Generally, one LEA will form a municipal district, but a few districts around larger urban areas will comprise multiple LEAs. The statutory instruments defining the LEAs and districts, giving effect under the 2014 Act to the 2013 recommendations, were signed on 31 January 2014 by Phil Hogan, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government.
The elections take place a little over three years after the last general election which led to government of Fine Gael and the Labour Party.
The names shown are those in the LEA committee's report. The final district name will be specified by ministerial statutory instrument.
- ^ County unless specified
- ^ Y indicates the area is a municipal district. (Those designated as "metropolitan district" or "borough district" are footnoted.)
- ^ Y indicates the area is a local electoral area.
- ^ The number of councillors returned by the LEA and/or the number on the district council. All district councillors are ex officio members of the county/city council.
- ^ The "Municipal District of Kilkenny City" is not specified to be a Borough District; however, it includes the designation "City" in its name.
- ^ a b Metropolitan district
- ^ a b c d Borough district.
- ^ a b There are separate municipal districts named "Athlone" in counties Roscommon and Westmeath, each named after the town on the border of the two counties.