Monaghan County Council

Monaghan County Council
Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin
Coat of arms or logo
Noel Keelan, SF
Seats 18
Political groups
     Sinn Féin (7)
     Fine Gael (4)
     Fianna Fáil (4)
     Independent (3)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Monaghan Council Offices, Monaghan
The area governed by the council

Monaghan County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Monaghan, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment.[1] The council has 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Mayor. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Eugene Cummins. The county town is Monaghan town.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas (LEA): Ballybay-Clones (6), Carrickmacross-Castleblayney (6) and Monaghan (6).[2]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 7
Fine Gael 5
Fianna Fáil 4
Independent 2

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballybay-Clones Seamus Coyle Fianna Fáil
Ciara McPhillips Fine Gael
Cathy Bennett Sinn Féin
Eugene Bannigan Fine Gael
Hugh McElvaney Fine Gael
Pat Treanor Sinn Féin
Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Matt Carthy Sinn Féin
Aidan Campbell Fine Gael
Noel Keelan Sinn Féin
P. J. O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Jackie Crowe Sinn Féin
Padraig McNally Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Brian McKenna Sinn Féin
Seamus Treanor Independent
Robbie Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Sean Conlon Sinn Féin
David Maxwell Fine Gael
Paudge Connolly Independent

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Matt Carthy Sinn Féin Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Elected to the European Parliament at the 2014 European Election May 2014 Colm Carthy[4] Sinn Féin

Changes in affiliation

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Hugh McElvaney Ballybay-Clones Fine Gael Independent November 2015

See also


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