2004 Donegal County Council election

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Donegal County Council election, 2004

← 1999 5 June 2004 2009 →

All 29 seats to Donegal County Council
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Sinn Féin
Seats won 14 8 4
Seat change - - +4

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
Party Independent Fianna Fáil Independent Labour Party
Seats won 2 1 0
Seat change -2 -1 -1

Donegal in Ireland.svg
Map showing the area of Donegal County Council

Council control before election

Fianna Fáil

Council control after election

Fianna Fáil

An election to Donegal County Council took place on 5 June 2004 as part of that year's Irish local elections. 29 councillors were elected from six electoral divisions by PR-STV voting for a five-year term of office.

Results by party[edit]

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Fianna Fáil 14 - 28,822 40.04
Fine Gael 8 - 16,521 22.95
Sinn Féin 4 +4 9,724 13.50
Independent Fianna Fáil 2 -2 9,356 12.99
Independent 1 -1 4,744 6.59
Labour Party 0 -1 817 1.13
Totals 29 - 71,977 100%

Results by Electoral Area[edit]

  • Sitting in italics

Donegal[edit]

Donegal - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9
Sinn Féin Thomas Pringle* 16.56 2,334                
Fianna Fáil Sean McEniff* 13.22 1,864 1,886 1,961 1,963 2,061        
Fianna Fáil Brendan Byrne 10.47 1,476 1,506 1,518 1,619 1,634 1,657 1,678 1,681 1,717
Fine Gael John Boyle* 9.29 1,309 1,379 1,385 1,504 1,537 1,757 1,779 1,784 1,983
Fianna Fáil Peter Kennedy* 8.54 1,204 1,226 1,230 1,249 1,263 1,424 1,527 1,535 1,981
Fianna Fáil Paul Coughlan* 8.27 1,166 1,201 1,210 1,273 1,295 1,345 1,439 1,446 1,631
Independent Ernan McGettigan 7.00 987 1,018 1,038 1,054 1,125 1,343 1,396 1,399  
Fine Gael Barry O'Neill 6.30 888 897 943 944 1,001 1,157 1,551 1,566 1,704
Fianna Fáil Billy Grimes 6.22 877 885 957 971 1,022 1,031      
Fine Gael Joyce McMullin 6.05 853 866 869 878 902        
Green Party Florence Doherty 3.32 468 498 525 531          
Fianna Fáil Seamus Gillespie 2.60 366 406 407            
Independent Fianna Fáil Joe Gallagher 2.15 303 313              
Electorate: 22,401   Valid: 14,015 (62.92%)   Spoilt: 223   Quota: 2,014   Turnout: 14,318 (63.92%)

Glenties[edit]

Glenties - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8 Count 9 Count 10
Fianna Fáil Brian O Domhnaill 16.07 2,318                  
Sinn Féin Pearse Doherty 13.12 1,892 1,949 2,040 2,230            
Fine Gael Terence Slowey* 12.79 1,844 1,845 1,916 1,922 1,925 1,971 2,310      
Fianna Fáil David Alcorn* 11.62 1,675 1,697 1,737 1,813 1,835 1,850 1,953 1,987 2,189  
Fianna Fáil Enda Bonner* 9.31 1,343 1,366 1,404 1,449 1,460 1,474 1,591 1,632 1,797 1,871
Fine Gael Pádraig Doherty* 7.89 1,138 1,162 1,171 1,248 1,286 1,464 1,467 1,470 1,611 1,630
Independent Fianna Fáil Paddy Kelly* 7.70 1,111 1,178 1,274 1,315 1,323 1,512 1,529 1,536 1,606 1,617
Fianna Fáil Thomas McDyre 4.85 700 708 779 780 780 789        
Labour Party Seamus Rogers 4.73 682 688 776 855 882 912 993 1,063    
Independent John Greene 4.02 579 589 601              
Fine Gael John Campbell 4.01 578 604 618 621 623          
Independent Fianna Fáil Seán O Baoill 2.95 425 431                
Green Party Adrian MacFhearraigh 0.94 135 142                
Electorate: 23,611   Valid: 14,420 (61.07%)   Spoilt: 247   Quota: 2,061   Turnout: 14,667 (62.12%)

Inishowen[edit]

Inishowen - 6 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Sinn Féin Pádraig Mac Lochlainn 15.36 2,264              
Fine Gael Bernard McGuinness* 13.43 1,980 1,949 2,040 2,230        
Fianna Fáil Francis Conaghan* 12.09 1,782 1,796 1,805 1,821 1,909 1,925 1,928 2,017
Fianna Fáil Rena Donaghey* 11.83 1,744 1,776 1,809 1,865 1,917 1,937 1,940 2,055
Fianna Fáil Denis McGonigle 10.30 1,518 1,530 1,668 1,692 1,701 1,734 1,738 2,235
Fianna Fáil Marion McDonald* 8.23 1,213 1,222 1,256 1,293 1,330 1,599 1,649 1,728
Fine Gael Una Sheridan* 7.21 1,063 1,077 1,087 1,136 1,172 1,243 1,413 1,495
Independent Fianna Fáil Albert Doherty* 6.74 994 1,009 1,047 1,105 1,344 1,368 1,388  
Fine Gael Martin Farren 5.83 859 865 870 900 924      
Independent Fianna Fáil Columba Doherty 3.81 561 572 573 600        
Green Party Peter Doran 2.90 427 452 462          
Fianna Fáil Christina McEleney 2.28 336 343            
Electorate: 26,737   Valid: 14,741 (55.13%)   Spoilt: 276   Quota: 2,106   Turnout: 15,017 (56.17%)

Letterkenny[edit]

Letterkenny - 5 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Fianna Fáil Dessie Larkin* 14.11 1,736 1,758 1,801 2,005 2,090      
Fianna Fáil Gerry Crawford* 13.95 1,717 1,733 1,751 1,854 1,871 1,928 2,208  
Fianna Fáil Ciaran Brogan 12.73 1,566 1,580 1,618 1,649 1,707 1,807 1,863 1,894
Fine Gael Jimmy Harte* 12.45 1,532 1,555 1,607 1,651 1,748 2,124    
Sinn Féin Tony McDaid 10.44 1,285 1,303 1,314 1,363 1,450 1,496 1,526 1,538
Fianna Fáil Damien Blake 8.91 1,096 1,107 1,145 1,163 1,239 1,333 1,374 1,394
Independent Jim Devenney 7.06 869 880 946 985 1,019 1,091    
Fine Gael Paddy Gildea 6.01 739 765 831 853 917      
Independent Fianna Fáil Maureen McLaughlin 4.66 573 586 603          
Green Party Neil Clarke 4.42 544 578 623 659        
Progressive Democrats John Gibbons 3.41 419 431            
Labour Party Seán Reilly 1.10 135              
Independent Johnny Bovaird 0.76 93              
Electorate: 22,762   Valid: 12,304 (54.06%)   Spoilt: 160   Quota: 2,051   Turnout: 112,464 (54.76%)

Milford[edit]

Milford - 3 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Independent Fianna Fáil Liam Blaney* 17.07 1,577 1,625 1,756 1,792 2,174 2,301 2,578  
Independent Ian McGarvey 14.37 1,327 1,358 1,378 1,423 1,471 1,679 1,864 1,905
Fine Gael Noel McBride 12.47 1,152 1,179 1,256 1,681 1,735 1,842 2,062 2,112
Fianna Fáil Hugh McDaid 11.32 1,046 1,118 1,144 1,219 1,430 1,692 1,869 1,900
Sinn Féin Donal Cullen 10.10 933 958 1,044 1,076 1,153 1,338    
Independent Daniel O'Donnell 9.62 889 910 951 1,012 1,150      
Fine Gael Tommy Ryan 8.38 774 779 785          
Independent Fianna Fáil Michael McBride 8.25 762 767 895 983        
Independent Fianna Fáil Joseph Cullen 5.56 514 535            
Fianna Fáil Kenneth Bradley 2.85 263              
Electorate: 13,597   Valid: 9,237 (67.93%)   Spoilt: 135   Quota: 2,310   Turnout: 9,372 (68.93%)

Stranorlar[edit]

Stranorlar - 3 seats
Party Candidate % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4
Fianna Fáil Alice Bonner* 28.73 2,063      
Fianna Fáil Patrick McGowan* 20.74 1,489 1,632 1,770 2,062
Fine Gael J.J. Reid* 15.68 1,126 1,156 1,502 1,668
Sinn Féin Tom Dignam 14.15 1,016 1,040 1,112 1,349
Independent Fianna Fáil Peter Carlin 11.14 800 830 918  
Fine Gael Martin Harley 9.55 686 726    
Electorate: 11,989   Valid: 7,180 (59.89%)   Spoilt: 131   Quota: 1,796   Turnout: 7,311 (60.98%)

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Preceded by
Donegal County Council election, 1999
Donegal County Council elections Succeeded by
Donegal County Council election, 2009