Monaghan County Council

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
Seamus Coyle, FF
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
County Offices, Monaghan


Originally Monaghan Courthouse had been the meeting place of Monaghan County Council.[2] The county council moved to the County Offices in Glen Road in 1981.[2][3]


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas (LEA): Ballybay-Clones (6), Carrickmacross-Castleblayney (6) and Monaghan (6).[4]

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 6
Fine Gael 5
Fianna Fáil 4
Independent 3

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
Ballybay-Clones Seamus Coyle Fianna Fáil
Pat Treanor Sinn Féin
Richard John Truell Fine Gael
Seán Gilliland Fine Gael
Hugh McElvaney Independent
Carrickmacross-Castleblayney Colm Carthy Sinn Féin
Noel Keelan Sinn Féin
Aidan Campbell Fine Gael
P. J. O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Mary Kerr-Conlon Fine Gael
Aoife McCooey Fianna Fáil
Monaghan Cathy Bennett Sinn Féin
Seamus Treanor Independent
Raymond Aughey Fianna Fáil
Brian McKenna Sinn Féin
David Maxwell Fine Gael
Paudge Connolly Independent
Seán Conlon Sinn Féin

See also


  1. "Community Information". Meath County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. "Monaghan Town Courthouse". Monaghan County Museum. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. "2014 Local elections – Monaghan County Council". Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  5. "2014 Local elections: Monaghan County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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