Meath County Council

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
Wayne Harding, FF
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
County Hall, Navan


Meath County Council commissioned a purpose-built headquarters at Railway Street in Navan in the early 20th century.[2] It then moved to more modern facilities at the new County Hall on the Dublin Road in Navan in 2017.[3]


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).[4]

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 12
Fine Gael 12
Sinn Féin 3
Labour Party 1
Social Democrats 1
Aontú 1
Independent 10

Councillors by electoral area

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
Ashbourne Joe Bonner Independent
Alan Tobin Fine Gael
Suzanna Jamal Fine Gael
Sharon Keogan Independent
Conor Tormey Fianna Fáil
Darren O’Rourke Sinn Féin
Kells Sean Drew Fianna Fáil
Sarah Reilly Fine Gael
Johnny Guirke Sinn Féin
Eugene Cassidy Fine Gael
David Gilroy Independent
Paul McCabe Fianna Fáil
Mike Bray Fianna Fáil
Laytown-Bettystown Sharon Keogan Independent
Sharon Tolan Fine Gael
Paddy Meade Fine Gael
Annie Hoey Labour Party
Wayne Harding Fianna Fáil
Stephen McKee Fianna Fáil
Tom Behan Fianna Fáil
Navan Tommy Reilly Fianna Fáil
Emer Tóibín Aontú
Francis Deane Independent
Eddie Fennessy Sinn Féin
Pádraig Fitzsimons Fianna Fáil
Alan Lawes Independent
Yemi Adenuga Fine Gael
Ratoath Damien O’Reilly Fianna Fáil
Gillian Toole Independent
Brian Fitzgerald Independent
Nick Killian Independent
Maria Murphy Fine Gael
Gerry O'Connor Fine Gael
Deirdre Geraghty-Smith Fianna Fáil
Trim Noel French Fine Gael
Joe Fox Fine Gael
Aisling Dempsey Fianna Fáil
Niamh Souihan Fine Gael
Ronan Moore Social Democrats
Trevor Golden Independent

See also


  1. "Community Information". Meath County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. "Meath County Council Offices, Dillonsland, County Meath". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  3. "7m revamp of new council hq to begin". Meath Chronicle. 6 October 2015. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  4. "2014 Local elections – Meath County Council". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. "2014 Local elections: Meath County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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