Wicklow County Council

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Wicklow County Council
Comhairle Contae Chill Mhantáin
Pat Vance, FF
Seats 32
Wicklow County Council Composition.png
Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Wicklow
The area governed by the council

Wicklow County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Chill Mhantáin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Wicklow, 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. The council has 32 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 Chief Executive, Frank Curran. The county town is Wicklow town.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into five municipal districts: Arklow (6), Baltinglass (6), Bray (8), Greystones (6), and Wicklow (6).[1]

2014 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fine Gael 8
Fianna Fáil 7
Sinn Féin 6
Green Party 1
Independent 10

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[2]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Arklow Pat Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Pat Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Sylvester Bourke Fine Gael
Tommy Annesley Fianna Fáil
Mary McDonald Sinn Féin
Miriam Murphy Independent
Baltinglass Tommy Cullen Independent
Jim Ruttle Independent
Gerry O'Neill‡ Sinn Féin
Edward Timmins Fine Gael
Vincent Blake Fine Gael
Pat Doran Fianna Fáil
Bray John Brady Sinn Féin
Joe Behan Independent
Christopher Fox Independent
Brendan Thornhill Independent
Steven Matthews Green Party
Oliver O'Brien‡ Sinn Féin
Pat Vance Fianna Fáil
John Ryan Fine Gael
Greystones Jennifer Whitmore‡ Independent
Tom Fortune Independent
Derek Mitchell Fine Gael
Nicola Lawless Sinn Féin
Gráinne McLoughlin Fine Gael
Gerry Walsh Fianna Fáil
Wicklow John Snell‡ Sinn Féin
Dáire Nolan Independent
Pat Casey Fianna Fáil
Shay Cullen Fine Gael
Irene Winters Fine Gael
Pat Kavanagh† 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
Pat Kavanagh Independent Wicklow Death of Councillor December 2015 Mary Kavanagh Independent
John Brady Sinn Féin Bray Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Michael O'Connor Sinn Féin
Pat Casey Fianna Fáil Wicklow Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Gail Dunne Fianna Fáil
Michael O'Connor Sinn Féin Bray Resigned from County Council September 2018 Dermot "Daisy" O'Brien Sinn Féin

Changes in affiliation[edit]

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Jennifer Whitmore Greystones Independent Social Democrats October 2015
John Snell Wicklow Sinn Féin Independent February 2017
Oliver O'Brien Bray Sinn Féin Independent February 2017
Gerry O'Neill Baltinglass Sinn Féin Independent February 2017

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2014 local elections – Wicklow County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Local elections: Wicklow County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 

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