Irish local elections, 2014

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Irish local elections, 2014
Republic of Ireland
2009 ←
23 May 2014 → 2019

949 County and City Council Seats
  First party Second party Third party
  Micheál Martin.jpg EPP Summit 18 June 2009 cropped.jpg Gerry Adams 2013.jpg
Leader Micheál Martin Enda Kenny Gerry Adams
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Sinn Féin
Leader since 26 January 2011 2 June 2002 13 November 1983
Seats won 267 235 159
Seat change Increase49 Decrease105 Increase105
Percentage 25.3 24.0 15.2
Swing Increase0.3 Decrease10.7 Increase7.4
Largest party 19 7 4

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Eamon Gilmore Conference 2010 cropped.jpg
Leader Eamon Gilmore
Party Labour Party People Before Profit Anti-Austerity Alliance
Leader since September 2007 -
Seats won 51 14 14
Seat change Decrease81 Increase9 Increase10
Percentage 7.2 1.7 1.2
Swing Decrease7.0 Increase0.9 Increase0.3
Largest party
Coat of arms of Ireland
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The 2014 Irish local elections were held in all local government areas of Ireland on Friday, 23 May 2014, on the same day as the European Parliament election and two by-elections (Dublin West and Longford–Westmeath).[1][2][3] The poll in the Ballybay–Clones LEA on Monaghan County Council was deferred due to the death of a candidate.[4]

Overview[edit]

These elections took place after the coming into force of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, under which city and county councils were contested under substantially redrawn local electoral area (LEA) boundaries, including an overall increase of seats to 949, up from 883 in the 2009 local elections.[5] It also saw the abolition of borough and town councils. New municipal districts were created within most counties. Generally, a municipal district contains one LEA, though a few districts around larger urban areas contain multiple LEAs.

The elections take place a little over three years after the last general election, which led to a government of Fine Gael and the Labour Party. The elections were a major setback for Fine Gael and Labour. Fine Gael lost control of many councils, falling behind Fianna Fáil on some. Labour lost more than half of its local authority seats. Fianna Fáil showed a recovery, again becoming the largest party at local level with an increased share of the vote. The party also took control of some councils, while on others it formed alliances with Fine Gael. Sinn Féin was the main winner in this election, becoming the third-largest party at local level. There were also major gains for independents and smaller parties.

Results[edit]

Results from the Anti-Austerity Alliance are compared to the Socialist Party in the 2009 local elections. Republican Sinn Féin are not a registered party; therefore, their candidates appear on the ballot as Non-Party.

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Fianna Fáil 267 Increase49 430,040 25.3 Increase0.3
Fine Gael 235 Decrease105 408,289 24.0 Decrease10.7
Sinn Féin 159 Increase105 258,650 15.2 Increase7.4
Labour Party 51 Decrease81 121,898 7.2 Decrease7.0
People Before Profit 14 Increase9 29,051 1.7 Increase0.9
Anti-Austerity Alliance 14 Increase10 21,097 1.2 Increase0.3
Green Party 12 Increase9 27,168 1.6 Increase0.5
Workers' Party 1 Decrease1 3,147 0.2 Decrease0.1
United Left 1 New 2,879 0.2 New
South Kerry Independent 1 Steady 2,139 0.1 Steady
WUAG 1 Decrease1 1,927 0.1 Decrease0.1
Republican Sinn Féin 1 Steady 1,561 0.1 Steady
Direct Democracy 0 New 3,607 0.2 New
Éirígí 0 Steady 3,120 0.2 New
Independents for Equality 0 New 1,828 0.1 New
Fís Nua 0 New 930 0.0 New
Letterkenny Residents Party 0 Steady 428 0.0 Steady
Communist Party 0 Steady 215 0.0 Steady
Independent 193 Increase71 388,721 23.2 Increase7.6
Totals 949 Increase66 1,706,695 100%

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Detailed results by council[edit]

Authority FF FG SF Lab PBP AAA GP WUAG WP UL RSF SKIA Ind Total Details
Carlow 5 6 3 2 2 18 Details
Cavan 7 7 4 18 Details
Clare 12 8 1 7 28 Details
Cork 17 16 10 2 10 55 Details
Cork City 10 5 8 3 1 4 31 Details
Donegal 11 6 9 1 10 37 Details
Dublin City 9 8 16 8 5 1 3 1 12 63 Details
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 8 11 3 7 3 2 6 40 Details
Fingal 7 6 6 4 1 4 2 10 40 Details
Galway 12 12 3 1[7] 11 39 Details
Galway City 3 4 3 2 6 18 Details
Kerry 9 9 5 2 1 7 33 Details
Kildare 12 9 5 5 9 40 Details
Kilkenny 10 7 3 2 1 1 24 Details
Laois 7 6 2 1 3 19 Details
Leitrim 6 4 4 4 18 Details
Limerick 13 12 6 3 3 3 40 Details
Longford 7 8 3 18 Details
Louth 5 7 10 2 2 3 29 Details
Mayo 10 10 3 7 30 Details
Meath 10 13 8 9 40 Details
Monaghan 4 5 7 2 18 Details
Offaly 8 3 3 5 19 Details
Roscommon 8 3 1 6 18 Details
Sligo 8 3 2 1 4 18 Details
South Dublin 5 7 9 4 3 3 1 8 40 Details
Tipperary 10 10 5 1 1 13 40 Details
Waterford 8 8 6 1 9 32 Details
Westmeath 8 5 3 2 2 20 Details
Wexford 11 9 5 2 1 6 34 Details
Wicklow 7 8 6 1 10 32 Details
Totals 267 235 159 51 14 14 12 1 1 1 1 1 193 949

Largest parties by council[edit]

Council 1st party 2009 2nd party 2009 1st party 2014 2nd party 2014 Councillors
Carlow Fine Gael (10) Labour Party (5) Fine Gael (6) Fianna Fáil (5) 18
Cavan Fine Gael (13) Fianna Fáil (8) Fianna Fáil (7) 18
Fine Gael (7)
Clare Fine Gael(12) Fianna Fáil (11) Fianna Fáil (12) Fine Gael (8) 28
Cork Fine Gael (22) Fianna Fáil (12) Fianna Fáil (17) Fine Gael (16) 55
Cork City Fine Gael (8) Labour Party (7) Fianna Fáil (10) Sinn Féin (8) 31
Donegal Fianna Fáil (10) Fine Gael (8) Fianna Fáil (11) Independent (10) 37
Dublin City Labour Party (19) Fine Gael (12) Sinn Féin (16) Independent (12) 63
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown Fine Gael (11) Labour Party (8) Fine Gael (11) Fianna Fáil (8) 40
Fingal Labour Party (9) Fine Gael (6) Independent (10) Fianna Fáil (7) 40
Galway Fine Gael (13) Independent (8) Fianna Fáil (12) 39
Fine Gael (12)
Independent (12)
Galway City Labour Party (5) Independent (4) Independent (6) Fine Gael (4) 18
Kerry Fine Gael (10) Fianna Fáil (7) Fianna Fáil (9) 33
Fine Gael (9)
Kildare Fine Gael (9) Fianna Fáil (6) Fianna Fáil (12) Fine Gael (9) 40
Labour Party (6) Independent (9)
Kilkenny Fine Gael (12) Fianna Fáil (7) Fianna Fáil (10) Fine Gael (7) 24
Laois Fine Gael (12) Fianna Fáil (8) Fianna Fáil (7) Fine Gael (6) 19
Leitrim Fine Gael (10) Fianna Fáil (8) Fianna Fáil (6) Fine Gael (4) 18
Independent (4)
Sinn Féin (4)
Limerick New New Fianna Fáil (13) Fine Gael (12) 40
Longford Fine Gael (10) Fianna Fáil (8) Fine Gael (8) Fianna Fáil (7) 18
Louth Fine Gael (8) Sinn Féin (6) Sinn Féin (10) Fine Gael (7) 29
Mayo Fine Gael (17) Fianna Fáil (7) Fianna Fáil (10) 30
Fine Gael (10)
Meath Fine Gael (11) Fianna Fáil (8) Fine Gael (13) Fianna Fáil (10) 40
Monaghan Sinn Féin (7) Fine Gael (6) Sinn Féin (7) Fine Gael (5) 18
Offaly Fianna Fáil (9) Fine Gael (6) Fianna Fáil (8) Independent (5) 19
Independent (6)
Roscommon Fine Gael (10) Fianna Fáil (8) Fianna Fáil (8) Independent (6) 18
Sligo Fine Gael (12) Fianna Fáil (7) Fianna Fáil (8) Independent (4) 18
South Dublin Labour Party (9) Fine Gael (8) Sinn Féin (10) Fine Gael (7) 40
Independent (7)
Tipperary New New Independent (13) Fianna Fáil (10) 40
Fine Gael (10)
Waterford New New Independent (9) Fianna Fáil (8) 32
Fine Gael (8)
Westmeath Fianna Fáil (9) Fine Gael (8) Fianna Fáil (8) Fine Gael (5) 20
Wexford Fine Gael (10) Fianna Fáil (5) Fianna Fáil (11) Fine Gael (9) 34
Wicklow Fine Gael (9) Labour Party (6) Independent (10) Fine Gael (8) 32
All 31 councils Fine Gael (340) Fianna Fáil (218) Fianna Fáil (267) Fine Gael (235) 949

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local and European elections to be held on 23 May". RTÉ. 22 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Reilly, Gavan (16 April 2013). "MEPs ask for next year’s local and European elections to be moved". The Journal. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ COUNCIL DECISION 2013/299/EU, Euratom of 14 June 2013 fixing the period for the eighth election of representatives to the European Parliament by direct universal suffrage, published on 21 June 2013 by the Official Journal of the European Union, L 169/69
  4. ^ McArdle, Patsy (23 May 2013). "Monaghan local election candidate dies suddenly". The Irish Times. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Report of the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee" (Press release). Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013. The Minister in publishing the Report announced that he has accepted in full the recommendations in the Report and that he will be making the necessary local electoral area orders to give effect to these in due course. 
  6. ^ Reilly, Gavan, County & City Council results (by @gavreilly), retrieved 31 May 2014 
  7. ^ Republican Sinn Féin is an unregistered party; therefore Curraoin appears on official lists as non-Party.

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