1994 Irish local elections

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The 1994 Irish local elections for borough and town councillors and commissioners were held on Thursday, 9 June 1994.[fn 1] Elections to county and city councils had been held in 1991. The municipal elections were postponed in 1991 to allow passage of the Local Government Act, 1994, under which the boundaries of many towns were altered.[1] The same day saw the 1994 European Parliament election, Údarás na Gaeltachta election, and Dáil by-elections in Dublin South-Central and Mayo West.

Results[edit]

The total electorate was 429,431, from which 251,605 votes were cast, giving a turnout of 58.59%. There were 2,555 spoilt votes.

Party First pref.
votes
% FPV Seats % seats
Fianna Fáil 83,580 33.56 273 36.69
Fine Gael 48,871 19.62 174 23.39
Labour Party 31,697 12.73 77 10.35
Sinn Féin 9,865 3.96 24 3.23
Progressive Democrats 8,077 3.24 18 2.42
Democratic Left 6,264 2.52 11 1.48
Green Party 2,807 1.13 6 0.81
South Kerry Independent 531 0.21 1 0.13
Workers' Party 456 0.18 1 0.13
Natural Law 17 0.01 0 0
Independent 56,885 22.84 159 21.37
Total 249,050 100.00 744 100.00

Details[edit]

Town Council
[fn 2]
Seats
[fn 3]
FF FG Lab SF PD DL Green Other
Clonmel Borough 12 4 1 1 1 5
Drogheda Borough 12 4 2 4 2
Kilkenny Borough[fn 4] 12 5 3 2 2
Sligo Borough 12 3 3 2 2 2
Wexford Borough 12 4 2 3 1 2
Arklow UD 9 3 1 2 3
Athlone UD 9 4 2 1 2
Athy UD 9 3 2 2 2
Ballina UD 9 3 3 3
Ballinasloe UD 9 4 4 1
Birr UD 9 3 3 1 2
Bray UD 12 5 1 2 4
Buncrana UD 9 2 2 1 4
Bundoran UD 9 3 1 5
Carlow UD 9 4 2 2 1
Carrickmacross UD 9 4 2 3[fn 5]
Carrick-on-Suir UD 9 3 2 1 1 1 1
Cashel UD 9 4 2 1 1 1
Castlebar UD 9 3 3 1 2
Castleblayney UD 9 4 2 1 2
Cavan UD 9 5 3 1
Clonakilty UD 9 4 1 1 1 2
Clones UD 9 3 2 3 1
Cobh UD 9 2 2 1 1 3
Dundalk UD 12 4 4 1 1 2
Dungarvan UD 9 2 1 3 1 2
Ennis UD 9 4 2 1 2
Enniscorthy UD 9 3 3 3
Fermoy UD 9 4 2 1 1 1
Kells UD 9 3 3 1 2
Killarney UD 9 4 1 1 3[fn 6]
Kilrush UD 9 3 2 1 3
Kinsale UD 9 4 2 1 2
Letterkenny UD 9 4 1 1 3
Listowel UD 9 3 4 1 1
Longford UD 9 4 3 2
Macroom UD 9 4 3 1 1
Mallow UD 9 3 2 1 2 1
Midleton UD 9 3 2 1 3
Monaghan UD 9 2 2 3 2
Naas UD 9 3 1 1 1 3
Navan UD 9 3 2 1 1 1 1
Nenagh UD 9 4 1 2 2
New Ross UD 9 3 1 2 1 2
Skibbereen UD 9 2 2 1 4
Templemore UD 9 2 4 3
Thurles UD 9 3 4 1 1
Tipperary UD 9 4 1 2 2
Tralee UD 12 3[fn 7] 2[fn 7] 3 1 1 2
Trim UD 9 4 1 2 2
Tullamore UD 9 3 2 3 1
Westport UD 9 4 4 1
Wicklow UD 9 2 1 3 3
Youghal UD 9 2 1 1 1 4
Ardee Comm 9 3 1 1 2 2
Balbriggan Comm 9 1 1 3 1 3
Ballybay Comm 9 4 2 1 2
Ballyshannon Comm 9 3 4 2
Bandon Comm 9 5 3 1
Bantry Comm 9 3 3 3
Belturbet Comm 9 4 3 2
Boyle Comm 9 4 3 2
Cootehill Comm 9 5 4
Edenderry Comm 9 4 1 1 3
Gorey Comm 9 3 4 1 1
Granard Comm 9 3 1 5
Greystones Comm 9 2 2 1 4
Kilkee Comm 9 5 3 1
Leixlip Comm 9 3 1 1 1 2 1
Lismore Comm 9 2 4 1 2
Loughrea Comm 9 4 2 1 2
Mountmellick Comm 9 6 3
Muine Bheag Comm 9 5 2 2
Mullingar Comm 9 3 4 1 1
Newbridge Comm 9 4 2 1 2
Passage West Comm 9 2 3 1 1 2
Port Laoise Comm 9 6 2 1
Shannon Comm 9 2 2 1 1 3
Tramore Comm 9 3 2 1 3
Tuam Comm 9 2 1 1 2 3

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ The Castlebar urban district council election was postponed to Saturday, 18 June 1994 due to the death of a candidate. There was no poll for Cootehill, as there were nine candidates for the nine town commissioners.
  2. ^ Borough corporation, urban district (UD) council, or town commissioners (Comm)
  3. ^ Total number of councillors or commissioners
  4. ^ Kilkenny has city status for ceremonial purposes; for administrative purposes it was a borough.
  5. ^ Includes one Workers' Party
  6. ^ Includes one South Kerry Independent Alliance
  7. ^ a b The Department of the Environment results document erroneously gives (p.115) 4 seats for Fianna Fáil and 3 for Fine Gael. The count summary (p.75) erroneously lists Norma Foley as Fine Gael. The count details (pp.74–75) correctly show Foley as Fianna Fáil, who won 3 seats, and that Fine Gael won 2 seats.

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Department of the Environment (1995). "Local elections, 1994" (PDF).

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