The 1974 Irish local elections were held in all the counties, cities and towns of Ireland on Tuesday, 18 June 1974.[1]

1974 Irish local elections

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Leader Jack Lynch Liam Cosgrave Brendan Corish
Party Fianna Fáil Fine Gael Labour
Leader since 9 November 1966 21 April 1965 2 March 1960
Seats won 352 280 79
Seat change Increase 91 Increase 49 Increase 20
Popular vote 494,926 417,854 158,444
Percentage 39.8% 33.6% 12.8%
Swing Increase 0.3% Decrease 0.1% Decrease 1.2%

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Leader Ruairí Ó Brádaigh Tomás Mac Giolla Neil Blaney
Party Sinn Féin (Provisional) Sinn Féin (Official) IFF
Leader since October 1970 14 October 1962 1972
Seats won 7 6 4
Seat change New New New
Popular vote 22,543 16,623 7,240
Percentage 1.8% 1.3% 0.8%
Swing New New New

Results

Total seats

Party Seats ± First pref. votes % FPV[2] ±%
Fianna Fáil 352 Increase 91 494,926 39.8 +0.3
Fine Gael 280 Increase 49 417,854 33.6 -0.1
Labour 79 Increase 20 158,444 12.8 -1.2
Sinn Féin (Provisional) 7 New 22,543 1.8 New
Sinn Féin (Official) 6 New 16,623 1.3 New
IFF 4 New 7240 0.6 New
Protestant Association 2 Decrease 1 2,313 0.2 -0.1
Clann na Poblachta A 1 Decrease 1 1,082 0.1 -0.2
Independent 74 Increase 30 118,242 9.5 +1.1
 Total 1,421,494 100
^ "Clann na Poblachta" officially dissolved in 1965 however local election candidates continued to use the name of the party until the 1974 local elections.

County councils

Authority FF FG Lab SF (P) SF (O) Other Total
Carlow 9 7 3 2 21
Cavan 12 10 1 2 25
Clare 19 7 2 1 2 31
Cork County 20 17 6 1 2 46
Donegal 7 11 1 4 B 23
Dublin 10 8 5 2 25
Galway County 16 9 1 2 3 31
Kerry 13 7 3 1 2 26
Kildare 10 7 3 1 21
Kilkenny 13 11 2 26
Laois 11 12 2 25
Leitrim 8 12 1 1 22
Limerick County 14 11 2 27
Longford 7 8 1 5 21
Louth 11 11 1 1 1 1 26
Mayo 17 11 3 31
Meath 14 8 5 2 29
Monaghan 7 8 1 2 C 20
Offaly 8 9 2 1 20
Roscommon 12 12 2 26
Sligo 9 12 1 2 24
Tipperary North 8 6 3 3 20
Tipperary South 11 10 4 1 26
Waterford County 13 6 2 2 21
Westmeath 11 6 2 4 23
Wexford 9 6 3 1 2 21
Wicklow 9 6 3 2 20
^ The Donegal non-party councillors were members of the Independent Fianna Fáil organisation.
^ The non-party Monaghan councillors were nominated by the Protestant Association.

Large corporations

Authority FF FG Lab SF (P) SF (O) Other Total
Cork Corporation 16 11 2 2 31
Dublin Corporation 15 13 10 7 D 45
Corporation of Dún Laoghaire 2 8 5 15
Limerick Corporation 5 5 5 2 17
Waterford Corporation 6 3 2 1 3 15
^ Six of the seven non-party members of Dublin Corporation were elected as Community candidates, including Seán Dublin Bay Loftus and Carmencita Hederman.

Small corporations

Authority FF FG Lab SF (P) SF (O) Other Total
Galway Corporation 4 1 2 5 12
Kilkenny Corporation 3 3 4 2 12
Sligo Corporation 3 3 1 5 12
Wexford Corporation 3 2 4 3 12

References

  1. ^ "Local government election results". The Irish Times. 22 June 1974. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  2. ^ "1974 Local Election". Archived from the original on 11 October 2020. Retrieved 6 October 2020.

See also