1999 Irish local elections

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The 1999 Irish local elections were held in all the counties, cities and towns of Ireland on 11 June 1999, on the same day as the European elections.

1999 Irish local elections

← 1991 11 June 1999 2004 →

1,627 County, City, Borough and Town Council Seats
  First party Second party Third party
  BertieAhernBerlin2007-bis.jpg John Bruton 2011.jpg Ruairi Quinn 2011 cropped.jpg
Leader Bertie Ahern John Bruton Ruairi Quinn
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour Party
Leader since 19 November 1994 21 November 1990 13 November 1997
Percentage 38.9% 28.1% 10.8%
Councillors 382 277 83
Councillors +/- Increase28 Increase3 Decrease6

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
  Mary Harney cropped.jpg Gerry Adams 2015.jpg
GP
Leader Mary Harney Gerry Adams N/A
Party Progressive Democrats Sinn Féin Green Party
Leader since 26 October 1993 13 November 1983 N/A
Percentage 3.9% 3.5% 2.5 %
Councillors 25 21 8
Councillors +/- Decrease12 Increase13 Decrease5

  Seventh party Ninth party
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IFF
Leader Seán Garland Neil Blaney
Party Workers' Party Independent Fianna Fáil
Leader since 1998 1972
Last election N/A
Seats won 3 4
Seat change Decrease 21 Decrease1
Popular vote 6,847 7,087
Percentage 0.5% 0.65
Swing Decrease 3.1% Decrease0.4%

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 Total Details
Carlow 9 7 3 1 1 21 Details
Cavan 13 9 2 1 25 Details
Clare 18 9 1 4 32 Details
Cork 19 21 4 1 3 48 Details
Donegal 14 8 1 6 29 Details
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 10 8 6 1 3 28 Details
Fingal 6 5 6 1 1 5 24 Details
Galway 16 9 2 3 30 Details
Kerry 12 6 3 1 5 27 Details
Kildare 9 5 5 2 4 25 Details
Kilkenny 12 11 1 2 26 Details
Laois 14 10 1 25 Details
Leitrim 10 8 2 2 22 Details
Limerick 14 10 3 1 28 Details
Longford 8 10 1 2 21 Details
Louth 14 7 1 1 3 26 Details
Mayo 16 13 1 1 31 Details
Meath 14 11 1 3 29 Details
Monaghan 8 6 6 20 Details
Offaly 9 7 1 4 21 Details
Roscommon 9 12 1 4 26 Details
Sligo 9 11 2 1 2 25 Details
South Dublin 8 3 7 1 2 2 3 26 Details
North Tipperary 12 5 1 3 21 Details
South Tipperary 12 9 1 4 26 Details
Waterford 11 8 3 1 23 Details
Westmeath 12 6 5 23 Details
Wexford 9 8 1 3 21 Details
Wicklow 8 6 5 1 4 24 Details

City councils[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab GP SF PD Other Total Details
Cork City 12 8 5 1 1 2 2 31 Details
Dublin City 20 9 14 2 4 0 3 52 Details
Galway City 5 4 2 0 0 4 0 15 Details
Limerick City 6 5 3 0 0 0 3 17 Details
Waterford City 4 3 2 0 0 1 5 15 Details

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
Other parties 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.

References[edit]

  • "1999 Local Elections". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 20 February 2008.