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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.[1] 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

Comhairle Chontae na Mí
Coat of arms or logo
Tom Kelly, Ind
Meath County Council Composition.png
Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
County Hall, Navan
The area governed by the council



For the purpose of elections the county is divided into six local electoral areas: Ashbourne (6), Kells (7), Laytown-Bettystown (7), Navan (7), Ratoath (7) and Trim (6).[2]

2014 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Fine Gael 13
Fianna Fáil 10
Sinn Féin 8
Independent 9

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ashbourne Joe Bonner Independent
Darren O'Rourke Sinn Féin
Claire O'Driscoll Fianna Fáil
Suzanne Jamal Fine Gael
Alan Tobin Fine Gael
Seán Smith† Fianna Fáil
Kells Sean Drew Fianna Fáil
Michael Gallagher Sinn Féin
Johnny Guirke Sinn Féin
David Gilroy Independent
Sarah Reilly Fine Gael
Eugene Cassidy Fine Gael
Bryan Reilly Fianna Fáil
Laytown-Bettystown Eimear Ferguson Sinn Féin
Wayne Harding Fianna Fáil
Sharon Keogan Independent
Sharon Tolan Fine Gael
Stephen McKee Fianna Fáil
Paddy Meade Fine Gael
Tom Kelly Independent
Navan Joe Reilly† Sinn Féin
Francis Deane Independent
Shane Cassells Fianna Fáil
Sinéad Burke Sinn Féin
Tommy Reilly Fianna Fáil
Wayne Forde Independent
Jim Holloway Fine Gael
Ratoath Brian Fitzgerald Independent
Nick Killian Independent
Maria O'Kane Sinn Féin
Maria Murphy Fine Gael
Damien O'Reilly Fianna Fáil
Gerry O'Connor Fine Gael
Gillian Toole Fine Gael
Trim Caroline Lynch Sinn Féin
Joe Fox Fine Gael
Trevor Golden Independent
Enda Flynn Fine Gael
Ronan McKenna Fianna Fáil
Noel French Fine Gael

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Shane Cassells Fianna Fáil Navan Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Padraig Fitzsimons Fianna Fáil
Joe Reilly Sinn Féin Navan Death of councillor in June 2018 September 2018 Edward Fennessy Sinn Féin
Seán Smith Fianna Fáil Ashbourne Resignation of councillor in September 2018 November 2018 Conor Tormey Fianna Fáil

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Community Information". Meath County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. ^ "2014 Local elections – Meath County Council". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 Local elections: Meath County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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