Meath County Council

Meath County Council
Meath County Council
Comhairle Chontae na Mí
Coat of arms or logo
Type County council
Cathaoirleach Eoin Holmes, Labour Party
Members 29
Political groups      Fine Gael (11)
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Labour Party (4)
     Sinn Féin (1)
     Independents (5)
Last election 5 June 2009
Meeting place
County Hall, Navan
The area governed by the council

Meath County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae na Mí) is the local authority which is responsible for County Meath in Ireland. The Council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and the environment.[1] The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach. The county seat is at the County Hall, Navan.

The county council is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The county is divided into five local electoral areas and has 29 councillors who are elected every five years by single transferable vote. The county administration is headed by a County Manager, currently Kevin Stewart.



For the purpose of elections the council is divided into five local electoral areas: Dunshaughlin (7) , Kells (5), Navan (7), Slane (6) and Trim (4).[2]

2009 Seats summary

Party Seats
Fine Gael 11
Fianna Fáil 8
Labour Party 4
Sinn Féin 1
Independents 5

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 5 June 2009.

Council members from 2009 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Dunshaughlin Brian Fitzgerald Independent
Nick Killian Fianna Fáil
Joe Bonner Independent
Regina Doherty Fine Gael
Noel Leonard Fianna Fáil
Maria Murpy Fine Gael
Niamh McGowan Labour Party
Kells Catherine Yore Fine Gael
Bryan Reilly Fianna Fáil
Eugene Cassidy Fine Gael
John V. Farrelly Fine Gael
Oliver Fox Fianna Fáil
Navan Francis Deane Independent
Joe Reilly Sinn Féin
Jim Holloway Fine Gael
Tommy Reilly Fianna Fáil
Suzanne Jamal Fine Gael
Shane Cassels Fianna Fáil
Jenny McHugh Labour Party
Slane Eoin Holmes Labour Party
Sirena Campbell Fine Gael
Jim Cudden Independent
Wayne Harding Fianna Fáil
Seamus O'Neil Independent
Ann Dillon Gallagher Fine Gael
Trim Ray Butler Fine Gael
Jimmy Fegan Fianna Fáil
Willie Carey Fine Gael
Tracy McElhinney Labour Party

Regina Doherty and Ray Butler were elected to Dáil Éireann in February 2011.[3][4] Accordingly their council seats became vacant and were filled by co-option.

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