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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 Mayor. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Eamonn O'Sullivan. The county town is Monaghan town.

Monaghan County Council

Comhairle Contae Mhuineacháin
Coat of arms or logo
David Maxwell, FG
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Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Monaghan Council Offices, Monaghan
The area governed by the council



For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas (LEA): Ballybay-Clones (6), Carrickmacross-Castleblayney (6) and Monaghan (6).[2]

2014 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 7
Fine Gael 5
Fianna Fáil 4
Independent 2

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
Ballybay-Clones Seamus Coyle Fianna Fáil
Ciara McPhillips† Fine Gael
Cathy Bennett Sinn Féin
Eugene Bannigan† Fine Gael
Hugh McElvaney‡ Fine Gael
Pat Treanor Sinn Féin
Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Matt Carthy Sinn Féin
Aidan Campbell Fine Gael
Noel Keelan Sinn Féin
P. J. O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Jackie Crowe Sinn Féin
Padraig McNally Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Brian McKenna Sinn Féin
Seamus Treanor Independent
Robbie Gallagher Fianna Fáil
Sean Conlon Sinn Féin
David Maxwell Fine Gael
Paudge Connolly Independent

Replaced during term, see table below for details.
Changed party, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Matt Carthy Sinn Féin Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Elected to the European Parliament at the 2014 European Election May 2014 Colm Carthy Sinn Féin
Eugene Bannigan Fine Gael Ballybay-Clones Resignation of councillor December 2015 Seán Gilliland Fine Gael
Robbie Gallagher Fianna Fáil Monaghan Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2016 Seanad election April 2016 Raymond Aughey Fianna Fáil
Ciara McPhillips Fine Gael Ballybay-Clones Resignation of councillor June 2017 Eva Humphreys† Fine Gael
Eva Humphreys Fine Gael Ballybay-Clones Resignation of councillor October 2018 Richard Truell Fine Gael

Changes in affiliationEdit

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Hugh McElvaney Ballybay-Clones Fine Gael Independent November 2015

See alsoEdit


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

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