1950 Irish local elections

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Elections were held on 20 September 1950 for the councils of most of the counties, cities and towns of the Republic of Ireland.[1][2][3][4]

The exceptions were three councils which had been elected in 1948:[1] Dublin County Council and Kerry County Council, which were reinstated in 1948 after earlier suspension;[5] and in Tramore, which gained town commissioners in 1948 for the first time.[6] Bad weather on 20 September prevented election officials reaching the islands of Inishbofin, Inishmeane, Owey and Tory in County Donegal, so polling was held there on a later date.[7]


Party Seats ± First pref. votes % FPV ±%
Fianna Fáil
Fine Gael
Clann na Talmhan
Clann na Poblachta
Labour Party
Independent and others
 Total 100


  1. ^ a b "S.I. No. 49/1950 - Local Elections (Date of Elections), Order, 1950". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 5 February 2017.
  2. ^ Election, Ireland. "Irish 1950 Local Election Results, Counts, Stats and Analysis - Party Share".
  3. ^ "Elections Ireland: 1950 Local Elections".
  4. ^ Chubb, Basil. "The Government & Politics of Ireland". Stanford University Press – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Fianna Fáil gains in Kerry polls". Irish Press. Dublin. 9 October 1948. p. 1.
  6. ^ Young, Tom (10 April 2008). "Town Council celebrates 60th anniversary". Munster Express. Retrieved 5 February 2016.
  7. ^ "S.I. No. 239/1950 - Local Elections (Removal of Difficulty) Order, 1950". electronic Irish Statute Book.

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