1925 Irish local elections

The 1925 Irish local elections were the first local elections following the establishment of the Irish Free State. The Local Government Act 1925 had abolished rural district councils, passing their powers to Ireland's various county councils.

1925 Irish local elections

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All councillors across the Irish Free State
  First party Second party Third party
Party Cumann na nGaedheal Republican Labour


Elections did not place in all councils, with a number of councils being dissolved by W. T. Cosgraves Cumann na nGaedheal government in 1923 and 1924, either due to being controlled by anti-Treaty politicians during the Irish Civil War, or because of alleged financial mismanagement.[1][2] These councils instead were run by appointed commissioners.

Dissolved councils included:

  • Cork Corporation
  • Dublin Corporation
  • Leitrim County Council
  • Kerry County Council
  • Offaly County Council
  • Cobh Urban District Council
  • Tipperary Urban District Council
  • Dublin District Guardians
  • Roscommon Town Commissioners

Detailed resultsEdit

County CouncilsEdit

Authority CnaG Rep Lab Ind Other Total Result Details
Carlow Details
Cavan Details
Clare Details
Cork Details
Donegal Details
Dublin County Details
Fingal Details
Galway Details
Kildare 0 1 13 1 14 29 No overall control Details
Kilkenny Details
Laois Details
Leitrim DISSOLVED[1]
Limerick Details
Longford Details
Louth Details
Mayo Details
Meath Details
Monaghan Details
Roscommon Details
Sligo Details
North Tipperary Details
South Tipperary Details
Waterford Details
Westmeath Details
Wexford Details
Wicklow Details
Totals 1,806

Borough CouncilsEdit

Authority CnaG Rep Lab Ind Other Total Result Details
Galway Details
Limerick 40 Details
Sligo 0 6 5 13 0 24 Independent Details
Waterford Details


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Meath Herald and Cavan Advertiser - Saturday 04 April 1925, pg.6". Retrieved 9 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Story of Cork's lost Corporation, EchoLIVE.ie, 25.10.2017 14:22". Archived from the original on 10 November 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.