1991 Irish local elections

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1991 Irish local elections

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  First party Second party Third party
  (Charles Haughey) Rueda de prensa de Felipe González y el primer ministro de Irlanda. Pool Moncloa. 25 de abril de 1990 (cropped).jpeg
FG
Irish Tánaiste Dick Spring at the White House, 16 Nov 1993.jpg
Leader Charles Haughey Alan Dukes Dick Spring
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour Party
Leader since 7 December 1979 1 July 1977 1 November 1982
Seats won 358 272 92
Seat change Decrease83 Decrease5 Increase 32
Popular vote 531,659 372,633 149,571
Percentage 37.8% 26.5% Increase10.6%
Swing Decrease7.7% Decrease3.3% Increase2.9%

  Fourth party Fifth party Sixth party
 
PD
Tomás Mac Giolla.jpg
GP
Leader Desmond O'Malley Tomás Mac Giolla N/A
Party Progressive Democrats Workers' Party Green Party
Leader since 21 December 1985 14 October 1962
Last election N/A N/A N/A
Seats won 37 24 13
Seat change Increase 37 Increase 4 Increase 13
Popular vote 70,926 50,996 32,951
Percentage 5.0% 3.6% 2.3%
Swing Increase 5.0% Increase 0.4% Increase 2.3%

  Seventh party Eighth party
  Gerry Adams 2015.jpg
IFF
Leader Gerry Adams Neil Blaney
Party Sinn Féin Independent Fianna Fáil
Leader since 13 November 1983 1972
Last election N/A
Seats won 9 5
Seat change Decrease 1 Decrease1
Popular vote 29,903 12,162
Percentage 2.1% 0.9%
Swing Decrease 1.0% Increase0.1%

The 1991 Irish local elections were held in all counties and county boroughs on Thursday, 27 June 1991. They were postponed from June 1990 to allow the Local Government Act 1991 to be passed beforehand. Elections in non-county boroughs and towns were postponed until 1994.

Results[edit]

Summary[edit]

Party Seats ± 1st Pref. votes FPv%[1] ±%
Fianna Fáil 358 Decrease83 531,659 37.8 Decrease7.6
Fine Gael 272 Decrease15 372,633 26.5 Decrease3.3
Labour Party 92 Increase32 149,571 10.6 Increase2.9
Progressive Democrats 37 New 70,926 5.0 New
Workers' Party 24 Increase4 50,996 3.6 Increase0.4
Green Party 13 Increase13 32,951 2.3 Increase2.3
Sinn Féin 9 Decrease1 29,903 2.1 Decrease1.0
Independent Fianna Fáil 5 Decrease1 12,162 0.9 Increase0.1
Republican Sinn Féin 1 New 2,517 0.2 New
Donegal Progressive Party 1 1,775 0.1
Independent Socialist 1 1,456 0.1
Christian Principles 0 New 1,351 0.1 New
Independent 78 Increase14 150,418 10.7 Increase2.0
 Total 883 1,398,729 100

By local authority[edit]

Counties[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab PD WP GP SF IFF RSF Ind Total Details
Carlow 9 7 4 1 21 Details
Cavan 11 9 5 25 Details
Clare 17 8 1 1 5 32 Details
Cork County 19 20 4 1 1 3 48 Details
Donegal 11 9 1 1 1 4 2 29 Details
Fingal 8 6 5 1 2 2 24 Details
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown 8 7 5 2 3 3 28 Details
Galway County 14 10 4 2 30 Details
Kerry 13 7 4 3 27 Details
Kildare 8 7 3 2 1 1 1 2 25 Details
Kilkenny 11 11 4 26 Details
Laois 13 9 1 1 1 25 Details
Leitrim 9 9 1 1 2 22 Details
Limerick County 13 10 1 4 28 Details
Longford 9 8 1 3 21 Details
Louth 12 6 2 2 1 3 26 Details
Mayo 15 13 1 2 31 Details
Meath 12 9 4 1 3 29 Details
Monaghan 8 7 2 3 20 Details
Offaly 10 6 1 1 3 21 Details
Roscommon 11 10 5 26 Details
Sligo 11 11 3 25 Details
South Dublin 7 6 4 4 3 1 1 26 Details
Tipperary North 11 7 2 1 21 Details
Tipperary South 10 9 4 3 26 Details
Waterford County 10 9 3 1 23 Details
Westmeath 12 6 4 1 23 Details
Wexford 8 8 1 4 21 Details
Wicklow 9 4 5 1 1 4 24 Details

County boroughs[edit]

Authority FF FG Lab PD WP GP SF Ind Total Details
Cork Corporation 9 6 6 3 3 1 3 31 Details
Dublin Corporation 20 6 10 1 5 4 1 5 52 Details
Galway Corporation 4 4 2 4 1 15 Details
Limerick Corporation 2 4 5 3 1 2 17 Details
Waterford Corporation 3 2 3 2 3 2 15 Details

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • "1991 Local Elections". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 12 September 2008.
  • Department of the Environment (1991). Local elections, 1991 (PDF).

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ "1991 Local Election". irelandelection.com. Retrieved 29 March 2020.

See also[edit]