Tuesday 23 December 2014

Cork City: Fianna Fail is again largest party

Published 25/05/2014 | 14:00

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

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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