Fine Gael’s Local Area Representatives – and potential local election candidates?

Adrian Kavanagh, 1st July 2013

Just like Fianna Fail, Fine Gael has its own group of Local Area Representatives – mainly unelected party members that act as representatives of the party in their local area with such areas usually coinciding with parts of the country in which the number of party elected representatives are relatively low. As opposed to Fianna Fail however (and even allowing for the errors on that party’s website), the Fine Gael party website does not contain a listing of these party Local Area Representatives so I have tried to find out information on these from other online sources. As the following table suggests, I have not been very successful in these endeavours!!!

Fine Gael Local Area Representatives
Carlow 10
Muinebeag 8
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6
Ennis 8
Killaloe 6
Shannon 6
West Clare 8
Cork County
Ballincollig-Carrigaline 10
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Blarney-Macrooom 6
Cobh 7
East Cork 6
Fermoy 6
Kanturk-Mallow 6
West Cork 8
Cork City
Cork City North Central 5
Cork City North East 4 Sue-Ellen Carroll
Cork City North West 4
Cork City South Central 5
Cork City South East 7
Cork City South West 6 Barry Keane
Donegal 6
Glenties 6
Letterkenny 9 Jimmy Kavanagh TC (LAR Letterkenny Town)
Inishowen 10
Stranorlar 6
Dublin City
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 7 Paul Campbell (LAR Drimnagh)
Ballymun 7 Noel Rock (LAR Ballymun)
Beaumont-Donaghmede 9
Cabra-Finglas 7
Clontarf 6 Teresa Keegan (LAR Finglas)
Crumlin-Kimmage 6 Edel James (LAR Crumlin-Kimmage)
North Inner City 7
Pembroke-South Dock 8
Rathgar-Rathmines 6 Samatha Long (LAR Terenure)
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown
Blackrock 6
Dun Laoghaire 8
Dundrum 7
Glencullen-Sandyford 7
Killiney-Shankill 6
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County
Balbriggan 8 Jean Fay Brady (LAR Balbriggan West)
Castleknock 7
Howth-Malahide 8
Mulhuddart 8
Swords 9 Bob Dowling (LAR Donabate)
South Dublin County
Clondalkin 8
Lucan 8
Tallaght Central 6
Tallaght South 6
Templeogue Terenure 6
Rathfarnham 6
Galway City
Galway City Central 6
Galway City East 6
Galway City West 6
Galway County
Athenry-Oranmore 7
Ballinasloe 6
Conamara 9
Loughrea 8
Tuam 9
Killarney 8
Listowel 7
South and West Kerry 9
Tralee 9
Athy 6
Celbridge-Leixlip 7
Maynooth 9
Kildare-Newbridge 9
Naas 9
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny City-East 6
Kilkenny City-West 6
Piltown 6
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6
Portlaoise 7
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick City East 8
Limerick City North 6
Limerick City West 7
Adare-Rathkeale 6
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7
Newcastle West 6
Ballymahon 6
Granard 6
Longford 6
Ardee 6
Drogheda 10
Dundalk-Carlingford 6
Dundalk-South 7
Ballina 8
Castlebar 8
Claremorris 7
West Mayo 7
Ashbourne 6
Kells 7
Laytown-Bettystown 7
Navan 7
Ratoath 7  Gillian McGrath (LAR Ratoath and Curragha)
Trim 6
Ballybay-Clones 6
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney 6
Monaghan 6
Birr 6
Edenderry 6
Tullamore 7
Athlone (Roscommon) 6
Boyle 6
Roscommon 6
Ballymote-Tubbercurry 8
Sligo 10
Carrick-on-Suir 6
Cashel-Tipperary 7
Clonmel 9
Nenagh 9
Templemore-Thurles 9
Waterford City East 6
Waterford City South 6
Tramore-Waterford City West 6
Comeragh 6
Dungarvan-Lismore 8
Athlone (Westmeath) 7
Mullingar-Coole 7
Mullingar-Kilbeggan 6
Gorey 8
Enniscorthy 8
New Ross 8
Wexford 10
Arklow 6
Baltinglass 6
Bray 8
Greystones 6
Wicklow 6

As this table shows, to date I have only identified ten Fine Gael Local Area Representatives (I am of course excluding all local elected representatives here (City/County and Borough/Town Councillors), most of whom are based in the Dublin region and the majority of whom are female. (Thanks to Noel Rock for filling in a good number of the gaps here.)

As has already transpired in the case of Sue-Ellen Carroll in Cork City North East and Gillian McGrath in Ratoath, there is a strong likelihood that most of these Local Area Representatives will be candidates in next May’s local elections.


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email:
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4 Responses to Fine Gael’s Local Area Representatives – and potential local election candidates?

  1. Pingback: Labour Party Local Area Representatives – and potential local election candidates? | Irish Elections: Geography, Facts and Analyses

  2. Barry Keane says:

    Dear Adrain,
    I am the Fine Gael Local Area Representative for the Cork City South West Ward
    Barry Keane

  3. Ciaran Byrne says:

    Hi Adrain
    I am the FINE GAEL Local Election Candadate along with Councillor Declan Flanagan & Stephanie Regan for the Dublin City Council Ward of Donaghmede Beaumont.
    Ciaran Byrne

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