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Cork City: Fianna Fail is again largest party

Ralph Riegel

Published 25/05/2014 | 14:00

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FIANNA Fail delivered a hometown boost for party leader Michael Martin by reclaiming its status as the largest party on Cork City Council.

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FF were poised to win 10 seats on the 31 seat council - almost doubling its 2009 electoral total of six seats.

FG dropped from eight seats to a predicted total of five.

SF enjoyed their best electoral result in Cork since 1918 by winning a predicted eight seats, four more than five years ago.

Other major gains were made by Independents/Anti-Austerity Alliance/Workers Party candidates who were set to elect eight candidates, up two from 2009.

It was a miserable 36 hours for Labour who lost all seven of their council seats including that of outgoing Lord Mayor Cllr Catherine Clancy.

It is the first time in over half a century that Cork will not have an elected Labour councillor.

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