Meath County Council
Meath County Council
Comhairle Chontae na Mí
David Gilroy, Ind
|24 May 2019|
|Tré Neart le Chéile (Irish)|
|County Hall, Navan|
Meath County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae na Mí) is the authority responsible for local government in County Meath, 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 40 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, Jackie Maguire. The county town is Navan.
Meath County Council commissioned a purpose-built headquarters at Railway Street in Navan in the early 20th century. It then moved to more modern facilities at the new County Hall on the Dublin Road in Navan in 2017.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
|Municipal District and LEA||Definition||Seats|
|Ashbourne||Ardmulchan, Donaghmore, Kentstown, Kilbrew, Rathfeigh, Skreen, Stamullin, Tara;those parts of the electoral division of Ardcath not contained in the local electoral area of Laytown — Bettystown; and those parts of the electoral division of Ratoath to the east of a line drawn along the M2 motorway||6|
|Kells||An Ráth Mhór, Ardagh, Baile Átha Buí, Ballinlough, Balrathboyne, Boherboy, Burry, Carrickleck, Castlekeeran, Castletown, Ceanannas Mór Rural (part), Ceanannas Mór Urban,Crossakeel, Crosskeys, Cruicetown, Domhnach Phádraig, Drumcondra, Girley, Grennanstown, Killallon, Killeagh, Kilmainham, Kilskeer, Knocklough, Loughan, Maperath, Martry, Moybolgue, Moylagh, Moynalty, Newcastle, Newtown, Nobber, Oldcastle,Posseckstown, Rathkenny, Staholmog, Stonefield, Tailtin and Trohanny||7|
|Laytown–Bettystown||Duleek, Grangegeeth, Julianstown, Killary, Mellifont, Painestown, Slane, St. Marys (part), Stackallan;and those parts of the electoral division of Ardcath north of a line drawn as follows: Commencing at the intersection of the boundary between the townlands of Bellewstown and Prioryland with the R152 road and then proceeding in a north-easterly direction along the R152 road to its intersection with the R150 road; then proceeding in an easterly direction along the R150 road to its intersection with the boundary between the electoral divisions of Ardcath and Duleek||7|
|Navan||Ardbraccan, Bective, Navan Rural and Navan Urban||7|
|Ratoath||Culmullin, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Killeen, Kilmessan, Kilmore, Rodanstown;and those parts of the electoral division of Ratoath not contained in the local electoral area of Ashbourne||7|
|Trim||Ardnamullan, Ballyboggan, Ballyconnell, Castlejordan, Castlerickard, Cill Bhríde,Cloghbrack, Clonmacduff, Gallow, Galtrim, Hill of Down, Innfield, Kilcooly, Kildalkey, Killaconnigan, Killyon, Laracor, Rahinstown, Rathmolyon, Summerhill, Trim Rural and Trim Urban||6|
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
- Replaced during term, see table below for details.
|Independent||Sharon Keogan||Ashbourne||Elected for two areas; Ashbourne and Laytown-Bettystown, resigned from Ashbourne.||June 2019||Amanda Smith|
|Sinn Féin||Darren O'Rourke||Ashbourne||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Aisling Ó Néill|
|Sinn Féin||Johnny Guirke||Kells||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Michael Gallagher|
|Independent||Sharon Keogan||Laytown-Bettystown||Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2020 Seanad election||June 2020||Geraldine Keogan|
|Labour Party||Annie Hoey||Laytown-Bettystown||Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2020 Seanad election||June 2020||Elaine McGinty|
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