For the first time, all the counts for the 1989 Irish General Election are available online, on our website.

Fianna Fáil and Progressive Democrats formed a coalition government after the election.

While Fianna Fáil had hoped to achieve an overall majority, the party actually lost seats. The result was a disaster for Fianna Fáil, particularly when the election was so unnecessary. Fine Gael made a small gain, but nothing substantial. The Progressive Democrats did badly, losing over half their deputies. The Labour Party and the Workers’ Party gained working class votes from Fianna Fáil, but failed to make the big breakthrough, while Sinn Féin polled even worse than its 1987 result. The Green Party won its first seat when Roger Garland was elected for Dublin South.

Forming a government proved to be extremely difficult. Many in Fianna Fáil had hoped that the minority government could continue where it left off, particularly if the “Tallaght Strategy” continued. However, Fine Gael refused to support the government and so a deadlock developed. The prospect of forming a government seemed remote, so much so that Charles Haughey was forced to formally resign as Taoiseach. For the first time in Irish history a Taoiseach and a government had not been appointed when the new Dáil met. However, twenty-seven days after the general election, Fianna Fáil entered into a coalition government for the first time in its history – with the Progressive Democrats.

(from wikipedia)

We are pleased to announce that we have massively increased our coverage of Irish Local Election data.

We’ve increased our data from 1 local election (2014) to 18 local elections, stretching back to 1920.

The process involved importing 1753 individual LEA elections, along with 98,947 voting totals for each candidate for each count.

We couldn’t have done this without the help of Alan Kinsella who supplied a huge amount of raw data.

Summary

2014 to 1985: All Councils: All Counts
1979 to 1967: All Councils: Mixture of First Counts and All Counts
1960 to 1925: Some Councils: Mixture of First Counts and All Counts

 

Detail

(All = All Counts for each Local Election Area)
(1st = First Count (or incomplete subsequent counts for each Local Election Area)


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Cavan All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Clare All All All All All All 1st 1st
Cork County All All All All All All 1st 1st 1st 1st
Cork City All All All All All All 1st 1st
Donegal All All All All All All All All All All All
Dublin City All All All All All All All 1st 1st
Dublin County 1st 1st 1st
Dún Laoghaire–Rathdown All All All All All All
Fingal All All All All All All
South Dublin All All All All All All
Galway All All All All All All All All All All All 1st All 1st All All 1st
Galway City All All All All All All All All All
Kerry All All All All All All All All All All
Kildare All All All All All All 1st 1st All 1st 1st 1st 1st 1st All All
Kilkenny All All All All All All All All All All 1st
Laois All All All All All All All All All All
Leitrim All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All 1st
Limerick All All All All All All All All All All
Limerick City All All All All All 1st All All All
Longford All All All All All All 1st 1st 1st 1st
Louth All All All All All All 1st 1st
Mayo All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Meath All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Monaghan All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Offaly All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Roscommon All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Sligo All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Sligo Corporation All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Tipperary All
Tipperary North All All All All All All All All All All All All All All All
Tipperary South All All All All All 1st 1st
Waterford City and County All
Waterford City All All All All All All 1st
Waterford County All All All All All 1st 1st
Westmeath All All All All All All All All All All All 1st 1st 1st
Wexford All All All All All All 1st 1st
Wicklow All All All All All All 1st 1st

 

The Carlow–Kilkenny by-election will be held on 22 May 2015, to fill the vacancy left on the resignation of Fine Gael (TD) Phil Hogan on his appointment as European Commissioner.

The candidates standing in the by-election are:

Bobby Aylward Fianna Fáil
David Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Kathleen Funchion Sinn Féin
Breda Gardner Independent
Daithí Holohan Independent Republican
Elizabeth Hourihane National Citizens Movement
Patrick McKee Renua Ireland
Conor MacLiam Anti-Austerity Alliance
Malcolm Noonan Green Party
Peter O’Loughlin Identity Ireland
Willie Quinn Labour Party
Adrienne Wallace People Before Profit
Noel G Walshe Independent

 

Here are the results from the previous General and Local Elections:

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We’ve just added all the count data for the 1997 General Election.

This was the election that saw the end of the ‘Rainbow Coalition’ and the start of a new Fianna Fáil–Progressive Democrats government.  There was a big drop in support for Labour and the PDs, while there were gains for Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil.

The Green Party picked up an extra seat, with John Gormley elected in Dublin South–East. He narrowly beat Progressive Democrat – Michael McDowell for the last seat. Sinn Féin won a seat for the first time since 1957 in the Cavan–Monaghan constituency with Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin. The Socialist Party also gained a seat in Dublin West.

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