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Cathal Boylan (Irish name: Cathal Ó Baoighealláin, born 30 April 1964) MLA has been a councillor on Armagh City and District Council since 2005. In March 2007 Cathal was elected as an MLA to the Northern Ireland Assembly to represent the Newry and Armagh constituency.[1] He is currently the Sinn Féin Party Group Leader for Armagh Council and is a member of the Internal Scrutiny Committee, Public Services Scrutiny Committee, The Public Parks Scrutiny Committee and the Market Place Theatre Management Board. He is also Vice - chairperson of both the East Border Region Partnership and the Local Strategy Partnership (LSP).

Cathal Boylan

Cathal Boylan enters the Dáil100 event (32962002588).jpg
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
for Newry and Armagh
Assumed office
7 March 2007
Preceded byPat O'Rawe
Personal details
Born30 April 1964 (age 49)
Keady, Northern Ireland
Political partySinn Féin
WebsiteCathal Boylan MLA

He is a lifelong resident of Keady.[2] He sits on the recently formed Keady Regeneration Committee, and for many years his membership of Keady Residents Association has involved his participation in discussions with the Parades Commission. The married man is the Chairperson of the local Mc Verry/McElvanna Sinn Féin Cumann, of which he was a founder member.

He was Chairperson of the Northern Ireland Assembly Environment committee between 2007 and 2011.[3]


  1. ^ "Northern Ireland Assembly Biography for Boylan". Archived from the original on 18 February 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  2. ^ "Newry Armagh Senn Fein: Cathal Boylan". Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  3. ^ "Northern Ireland Assembly". Democracy Live. British Broadcasting Corporation. 14 January 2010. Retrieved 22 January 2010.

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Northern Ireland Assembly
Preceded by
Pat O'Rawe
MLA for Newry and Armagh