1979 Irish local elections

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The 1979 Irish local elections were held in all the counties, cities and towns of Ireland on 7 June 1979, on the same day as the first direct elections to the European Parliament.

Results[edit]

Party Seats ± First pref. votes[1] % FPV ±%
Fianna Fáil 345 536,790 39.1
Fine Gael 304 481,902 35.1
Labour Party 78 163,052 11.9
Sinn Féin - The Workers' Party 9 30,255 2.2
Independent and others 62[2] 161,992 11.7
 Total 798 1,373,991 100

County councils[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab PSF SFWP Other Total
Carlow 8 9 3 1 21
Cavan 12 11 1 1 25
Clare 17 9 2 1 2 31
Cork County 23 18 3 1 2 47
Donegal 10 6 5 1 1 5 23
Dublin 12 14 9 1 36
Galway County 14 11 1 2 2 30
Kerry 14 7 2 1 2 26
Kildare 9 8 4 21
Kilkenny 11 10 4 1 26
Laois 11 12 2 25
Leitrim 11 9 1 21
Limerick County 15 11 1 27
Longford 8 9 2 2 21
Louth 10 8 2 1 1 4 26
Mayo 15 16 31
Meath 13 9 5 2 29
Monaghan 9 8 3[3] 20
Offaly 10 9 1 1 21
Roscommon 12 12 1 1 26
Sligo 10 11 1 2 24
Tipperary North 8 8 4 1 21
Tipperary South 11 8 4 3 26
Waterford County 9 11 1 21
Westmeath 10 9 3 1 23
Wexford 10 7 2 2 21
Wicklow 7 8 4 1 1 21

Source:[4]

Large corporations[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab PSF SFWP Other Total
Cork Corporation 13 12 4 1 1 31
Dublin Corporation 12 15 11 1 6[5] 45
Limerick Corporation 6 5 4 2 17
Waterford Corporation 5 4 2 2 2 15

Small corporations[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab PSF SFWP Other Total
Clonmel Corporation 4 4 3 1 12
Drogheda Corporation 3 2 3 4 12
Corporation of Dún Laoghaire 3 8 4 15
Kilkenny Corporation 4 3 3 2 12
Sligo Corporation 3 4 2 3 12
Wexford Corporation 3 1 2 1 5 12

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "1979 Local Elections". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 22 February 2008.
  • Department of the Environment (1980). Local elections, 1979 : election results and transfer of votes in respect of each county, and county borough council : and election statistics relating to all local authorities (PDF). Official publications. Prl.9322. Dublin: Stationery Office. Retrieved 3 March 2016.

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "How the country voted". The Irish Times. 24 June 1985. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  2. ^ 44 Independent, 11 Provisional Sinn Féin, 5 Dublin Community councillors and 2 Monaghan Protestant Association members.
  3. ^ Two of the three non-party Monaghan councillors were nominated by the Protestant Association.
  4. ^ "Newly-elected members of the county councils". The Irish Times. 12 June 1979. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
  5. ^ Five of the six non-party members of Dublin Corporation were elected as Community candidates, including Tony Gregory, Seán Dublin Bay Loftus and Carmencita Hederman.

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