1920 Local Elections

1920 Local Elections

This year marks the centenary of the local elections of 1920 (urban authorities in January and the remainder in June) which were pivotal in the history of local government in Ireland.

In the context of the Decade of Centenaries, it is important to mark these events because of their significance for the struggle for independence and the enduring place of proportional representation in our political system.

Working with the Local Government Archivists and Records Managers, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government recently commissioned the production of a booklet to commemorate the 1920 local elections which is available to download below.

Commemorate Booklet - 1920 Local Elections - English (PDF) - 6,003 kbs  PDF
Commemorate Booklet - 1920 Local Elections - Irish (PDF) - 6,022 kbs  PDF