Monaghan County Council

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Monaghan County Council

Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin
Coat of arms or logo
Seán Conlon, SF
Monaghan County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Sinn Féin (6)
  •   Fine Gael (5)
  •   Fianna Fáil (4)
  •   Independent (3)
Last election
24 May 2019
Dúthracht agus Dícheall (Irish)
"Diligence and Best Endeavour"
Meeting place
County 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 Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Eamonn O'Sullivan. The county town is Monaghan.


Originally Monaghan Courthouse had been the meeting place of Monaghan County Council.[2] The county council moved to the County Offices in Glen Road in 1981.[2][3]

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts[edit]

Monaghan County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[4]

Municipal District and LEA Definition Seats
BallybayClones Aghabog, Anny, Ballybay Rural, Ballybay Urban, Bellatrain, Caddagh, Carrickatee, Clones, Clones Rural, Clones Urban, Cormeen, Corracharra, Creeve, Cremartin, Currin, Dawsongrove, Drum, Drumhillagh, Drummully, Drumsnat, Greagh, Killeevan, Killynenagh, Kilmore, Laragh, Lisnaveane, Newbliss, Raferagh, St. Tierney and Tullycorbet 5
CarrickmacrossCastleblayney Ballymackney, Bocks, Broomfield, Carrickaslane, Carrickmacross Rural, Carrickmacross Urban, Castleblayney Rural, Castleblayney Urban, Church Hill, Crossalare, Donaghmoyne, Drumboory, Drumcarrow, Drumgurra, Enagh (in the former Rural District of Carrickmacross), Inishkeen, Kilmurry, Kiltybegs, Lough Fea and Mullyash 6
Monaghan Anketell Grove, Annayalla, Bellanode, Bragan, Castleshane, Clontibret, Derrygorry, Emyvale, Enagh (in the former Rural District of Monaghan), Figullar, Glaslough, Killylough, Monaghan Rural, Monaghan Urban, Rackwallace, Scotstown, Shanmullagh, Sheskin, Tydavnet and Tehallan 7


2019 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 6
Fine Gael 5
Fianna Fáil 4
Independent 3

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[5]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
BallybayClones Seamus Coyle Fianna Fáil
Pat Treanor Sinn Féin
Richard John Truell Fine Gael
Seán Gilliland Fine Gael
Hugh McElvaney Independent
CarrickmacrossCastleblayney Colm Carthy Sinn Féin
Noel Keelan Sinn Féin
Aidan Campbell Fine Gael
P. J. O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Mary Kerr-Conlon Fine Gael
Aoife McCooey Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Cathy Bennett Sinn Féin
Seamus Treanor Independent
Raymond Aughey Fianna Fáil
Brian McKenna Sinn Féin
David Maxwell Fine Gael
Paudge Connolly Independent
Seán Conlon Sinn Féin


  1. ^ "Community Information". Meath County Council. Archived from the original on 19 February 2011. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. ^ a b "Monaghan Town Courthouse". Monaghan County Museum. Archived from the original on 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Archived from the original on 26 October 2019. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. ^ "County of Monaghan Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 3 February 2019. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 174–177. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 8 September 2020.

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