Cavan County Council

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Cavan County Council
Comhairle Contae an Chabháin
Coat of arms or logo
Paddy McDonald, SF
Seats 18
Cavan county council composition (2014).svg
Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Feardhacht is Fírinne  (Irish)
"Manliness and Truth"
Meeting place
County Hall, Cavan
The area governed by the council

Cavan County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae an Chabháin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Cavan, 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. 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 Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tommy Ryan. The county town is Cavan town.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas (LEA):

Area Seats
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbet 6

2014 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 7
Fine Gael 7
Sinn Féin 4

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[1]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Bailieborough-Cootehill Niamh Smyth Fianna Fáil
Clifford Kelly Fianna Fáil
Fergal Curtin Fianna Fáil
Val Smith Fine Gael
Paddy McDonald Sinn Féin
Carmel Brady Fine Gael
Ballyjamesduff Noel Connell Sinn Féin
Winston Bennett Fine Gael
Paddy Smith Fine Gael
Philip Brady Fianna Fáil
Shane O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Paddy O'Reilly Fine Gael
Cavan-Belturbet John Paul Feeley Fianna Fáil
Damien Brady Sinn Féin
Madeleine Argue Fine Gael
Sean Smith Fianna Fáil
Peter McVitty Fine Gael
Eugene Greenan† Sinn Féin

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Niamh Smyth Fianna Fáil Bailieborough-Cootehill Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Sarah O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Eugene Greenan Sinn Féin Cavan-Belturbet Resignation of councillor September 2017 Daniel Downey Sinn Féin

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2014 Local elections: Cavan County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 

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