As part of the 1960 Irish local elections, all 21 seats on Cork City Council were contested on 29 June, with counting of votes beginning on 30 June and concluded in the early hours of 3 July. This was the last time the entire county borough of Cork formed a single local electoral area (LEA), with 63 single transferable vote counts necessary to process the 72 candidates. Electoral law empowered the Minister for Local Government to split county boroughs into multiple LEAs only if the council requested, which Cork City Council had not done. The Electoral Act 1963 allowed the minister to act unilaterally and, after its 1965 boundary extension, the borough was divided into 6 LEAs in time for the 1967 local elections, with the larger parties increasing their proportion of seats.
|Quota for election||1,002|
|Fianna Fáil||FF||16||[o 1]6,732||7||−1|
|Fine Gael||FG||9||[o 2]3,615||3||0|
|Corporation Tenants Association||Ten||6||1,810||2||+2|
|T.E.A.M.||TEAM||8||1,278||1||+1||"The Emigration Action Movement", a new local group, which merged with Labour by the 1967 election|
|Cork Civic Party||Civ||8||1,259||1||−1||The party dissolved in 1966 after the 1965 LEA changes.|
|Poblacht Chríostúil||PCh||3||209||0||0||Candidates' names were in Irish on the ballot paper.|
|Sinn Féin||SF||0||0||0||−2||Did not contest the election in Cork.|
The first six candidates elected gained the honorific title alderman; the other 15 were "councillors". Seán McCarthy, John Bermingham and Gus Healy were also elected to Cork County Council from the Cork Rural LEA which bordered the city.
|Stephen D. Barrett[o 3]||FG||1650||1|
|John Galvin[o 3]||FF||1486||2|
|John W. Reidy[o 3]||Ind||1348||3|
|Seán Casey[o 3]||Lab||1229||4|
|Sam Allen[o 3]||FF||973||5|
|Thomas Pearse Leahy||TEAM||690||7|
|Anthony Barry[o 3]||FG||339||8|
|Gus Healy[o 3]||FF||582||9|
|John Bermingham[o 3]||FG||474||10|
|Jane Dowdall[o 3]||FF||535||11|
|James Hickey[o 3]||Lab||553||12|
|Dan Cronin[o 3]||FF||534||14|
|Seán McCarthy[o 3]||FF||350||15|
|Valentine Jago[o 3]||Civ||257||16|
|J. F. Lucey[o 3]||Ind||335||18|
|E. P. Stanley||RP||216||20|
|Cornelius Desmond[o 3]||Lab||306||21|
|P. J. O'Donovan||FF||354|
|D. P. Kelleher[o 3]||FF||333|
|J. O'Gorman[o 3]||FF||303|
|John F. O'Dwyer||FG||289|
|R. G. Sutton||FG||227|
|Walter Furlong[o 3]||Civ||210|
|C. D. Dowman||RP||206|
|J. J. O'Riordan||FF||182|
|J. J. Kelly||FG||169|
|Richard Anthony[o 3]||Lab||152|
|D. P. Long||TEAM||97|
|R. L. Anthony||Civ||83|
|S. D. Ó Dubhghaill||PCh||76|
|F. M. Dooley||FG||71|
|J. J. O'Connell||TEAM||58|
|P. Ó hAngusa||PCh||22|
- "Marathon Election Ends In Early Hours". Cork Examiner. 4 July 1960. p. 7.
- Moran, John (1972). "Local Elections in Cork City (1929-1967)" (PDF). Journal of the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society: 124–133: 131–133. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
- "Electoral Act, 1963, Section 87". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 18 March 2016.; "S.I. No. 249/1965 – Cork County Borough Electoral Areas Order, 1965". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 18 March 2016.
- "Cork Civic Party ceases". The Irish Times. 4 February 1966. p. 8.
- "Results Of Local Elections". Cork Examiner. 1 July 1960. p. 12.
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Sean McCarthy ... was also a Member of Cork County Council for 20 years, and of Cork Corporation for 22 years
- "Election To County and Urban Councils". Cork Examiner. 1 July 1960. p. 7. "Only One Elected In Fourteen-Hour Count In Cork". Cork Examiner. 2 July 1960. p. 11.