Monaghan County Council election, 2014

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Monaghan County Council election, 2014
Republic of Ireland
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All 18 seats to Monaghan County Council
10 seats needed for a majority
  First party Second party Third party
 
Party Sinn Féin Fine Gael Fianna Fáil
Seats won 7 5 4
Seat change - -1 -1

  Fourth party
 
Party Independent
Seats won 2
Seat change -

Monaghan in Ireland.svg
Map showing the area of Monaghan County Council

Council control after election

TBD

An election to Monaghan County Council took place on 23 May 2014 as part of that year's Irish local elections. 18 councillors were elected from three electoral divisions by PR-STV voting for a five-year term of office, a reduction of 2 seats compared to 2009. Monaghan also saw a further reduction in elected representation as Ballybay Town Council, Carrickmacross Town Council, Castleblayney Town Council, Clones Town Council and Monaghan Town Council were all abolished.

New Electoral Areas were introduced in 2013 and came into effect on 1 January 2014.[1] The election in Ballybay-Clones local electoral area was disrupted when Fine Gael Councillor Owen Bannigan died suddenly while out canvassing on polling day.[2][3] The election for this area was cancelled and all the ballots cast were officially destroyed.[4] He had been expected to top the poll.[5] It will be re-run on 7 June 2014. The election in the other two electoral areas of Carrickmacross-Castleblayney and Monaghan went ahead.

Demonstrating their organisational strength within the county Sinn Féin emerged as the largest party after the elections with 7 seats, winning all the seats that the party contested. Fine Gael lost a seat in the Carrickmacross-Castleblayney LEA while Fianna Fáil lost a seat in Ballybay-Clones. Independents retained their 2 seats on the Council.[6]

Results by party[edit]

Party Seats ± First Pref. votes FPv% ±%
Sinn Féin 7 - 9,570 34.29
Fine Gael 5 -1 8,281 29.67
Fianna Fáil 4 -1 6,613 23.70
Independent 2 - 3,086 11.06
Totals 18 -2 100%

Results by Electoral Area[edit]

Ballybay-Clones[edit]

Ballybay-Clones - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7
Fianna Fáil Seamus Coyle* 16.3% 1,449            
Fine Gael Ciara McPhillips*†††† 15.2% 1,348            
Sinn Féin Cathy Bennett* 14.6% 1,295            
Fine Gael Eugene Bannigan†† 12.9% 1,153 1,207 1,228 1,229 1,358    
Fine Gael Hugh McElvaney* 12.1% 1,075 1,086 1,120 1,120 1,142 1,158 1,343
Sinn Féin Pat Treanor* 11.7% 1,041 1,053 1,059 1,077 1,107 1,113 1,282
Independent Paul McPhillips 6.6% 584 608 619 620 691 724  
Fianna Fáil Deirdre Kelly 5.6% 499 532 535 536 731 752 882
Fianna Fáil Michael Smyth 4.5% 398 442 444 445      
Independent Joseph Duffy 0.3% 27 27 27 27      
Green Party Raimonda Leonaviciene 0.3% 22 22 22 22      
Electorate: 15,326   Valid: 8,891   Spoilt: 73   Quota: 1,271   Turnout: 8,964 (58.5%)

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney[edit]

Carrickmacross-Castleblayney - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Sinn Féin Matt Carthy*† 19.3% 1,970              
Fine Gael Aidan Campbell 13.3% 1,355 1,365 1,366 1,416 1,554      
Sinn Féin Noel Keelan* 12.8% 1,304 1,545            
Fianna Fáil P.J. O'Hanlon* 10.9% 1,118 1,158 1,166 1,191 1,355 1,479    
Sinn Féin Jackie Crowe* 9.9% 1,019 1,106 1,159 1,214 1,277 1,308 1,349 1,350
Fianna Fáil Pádraig McNally* 9.3% 948 985 997 1,014 1,263 1,399 1,443 1,455
Fine Gael Aidan Murray* 9.1% 928 950 953 971 991 1,325 1,334 1,340
Fianna Fáil Margaret Conlon 6.8% 691 705 706 717        
Fine Gael Lorraine Cotter 6.3% 638 682 688 729 771      
Labour Party Ciarán Connolly 1.4% 145 151 152          
Labour Party Peadar Markey 0.9% 98 107 107          
Electorate: 16,958   Valid: 10,214   Spoilt: 165   Quota: 1,460   Turnout: 10,379 (61.2%)

Monaghan[edit]

Monaghan - 6 seats
Party Candidate  % 1st Pref Count 1 Count 2 Count 3 Count 4 Count 5 Count 6 Count 7 Count 8
Sinn Féin Brian McKenna* 15.2% 1,336              
Independent Seamus Treanor* 15.1% 1,332              
Fianna Fáil Robbie Gallagher*††† 14.1% 1,244 1,249 1,259          
Sinn Féin Seán Conlon* 11.2% 988 1,012 1,025 1,044 1,062 1,122 1,159 1,233
Fine Gael David Maxwell* 8.8% 775 776 780 789 806 828 992 1,318
Independent Paudge Connolly* 8.3% 727 738 751 787 853 953 1,048 1,198
Sinn Féin Siobhán Cheung 7% 617 642 649 668 690 725 765 807
Fine Gael Barra Flynn 5.9% 525 527 531 546 579 611 760  
Fine Gael Garry Keenan 5.5% 484 487 490 511 525 553    
Independent Thomas Hagan 3.5% 306 307 321 348 369      
Fianna Fáil John Finn 3% 266 270 272 276        
Green Party Grazvydas Vaitekunas 1% 91 92 93          
Independent Kevin Hamill 0.8% 68 69 71          
Independent Jimmy Mee 0.5% 42 42 43          
Electorate: 16,211   Valid: 8,801   Spoilt: 138   Quota: 1,258   Turnout: 8,939 (55.14%)

References[edit]

Changes Since 2014[edit]

  • † Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Sinn Féin Cllr Matt Carty was also elected as an MEP on 23 May 2014. Accordingly he resigned his Council seat in accordance with the Dual Mandate. His brother, Colm, was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 8 July 2014. [1]
  • †† Ballybay-Clones Fine Gael Cllr Eugene Bannigan resigned to pursue a job opportunity in the United States.[2] Seán Gilliland was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 7 December 2015.[3]
  • ††† Monaghan Fianna Fáil Cllr Robbie Gallagher was elected to Seanad Eireann in April 2016. Raymond Aughey was co-opted to fill the vacancy on 4 July 2016.[4]
  • †††† Ballybay-Clones Fine Gael Cllr Ciara McPhillips resigned her seat citing time constraints on 12 June 2017.[5]

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Preceded by
Monaghan County Council election, 2009
Monaghan County Council elections Succeeded by
Monaghan County Council election, 2019