“The Younger Ones”: 2019 Local Elections candidates aged between 18 and 35

Adrian Kavanagh, 16th October 2018

In a similar vein to earlier posts relating to the younger 2011 General Election candidates, 2014 Local Election candidates and 2016 General Election candidates, this page seeks to list the names, and party affiliations, of all the 2019 Local Elections candidates whose ages will still fall in the 18-35 years age category at the time that the 2019 elections take place (24th May 2019).

Candidates whose ages fall in the 18-30 years category will be denoted by a *

Please note that this is likely to prove to be an incomplete list of the names of the younger local election candidates, mainly due to the difficulties faced in terms of accessing accurate age information for candidates in a large number of cases. Given the large number of candidates involved at local elections and the difficulties involved in getting age details for some candidates, the likelihood is that I will miss out on some names that should be included here but I will do my best to ensure this list is as accurate as possible.

If you note any glaring absences (especially if you are one of the candidates that should be listed below, or are incorrectly listed below), then please contact me and I will envisage to update/amend this list as soon as I can –  please Tweet me at @adriankavanagh or send an email to me at adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie. Alternately, please use the comments section below, or else please comment/message me via the Adrian Kavanagh Elections Facebook page. But I can’t add names unless (i) candidates have already been selected, or declared, (ii) there’s certainty about the candidate age details.

At present (14th November 2018), I can currently account for at least thirty eight candidates in the 18-35 age category (20.4% of the total number of local election candidates selected/declared to date) –  nineteen (50.0%) of the candidates in this group are male while nineteen (50.0%) of the candidates in this group are female.At least eighteen of these candidates are in the 18-30 (9.7%) age category.

A higher proportion of all female candidates (22.4%) currently fall into this age category than the proportion/percentage of all male candidates (18.8%) that do.

In terms of political parties/groupings, out of the candidates listed below:

  • 14 are People Before Profit candidates – 31.8% of the total number of the People Before Profit candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • 8 are Social Democrat candidates – 25.8% of the total number of Social Democrat candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • are Labour Party candidates – 12.2% of the total number of Labour Party candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • are Fianna Fáil candidates – 28.6% of the total number of Fianna Fáil candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • 2 are Green Party/Comhaontas Glas candidates – 28.6% of the total number of Solidarity candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • 2 are Sinn Féin candidates – 100.0% of the total number of Sinn Féin candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • 1 is a Fine Gael candidate – 5.0% of the total number of Fine Gael candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • 1 is a Solidarity candidates – 20.0% of the total number of Solidarity candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)
  • 1 is a Non Party/Independent candidates – 7.1% of the total number of Solidarity candidates selected to date (that I am aware of)

The list of candidates in the younger age category (aged 18-35) accounted for to date includes:

County/Electoral Area Seats Candidates Aged 18-35
Carlow 18
Carlow 7 Adrienne Wallace* PBP
Tullow 6 Alex O’Keffe* PBP
Muinebeag 5
Cavan 18
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6 Liam van der Spek* LAB, Emmett Smith PBP
Clare 28
Ennis 7 Chris Kirwan* SOC DEM
Killaloe 5 Beckha Doyle* SOC DEM
Shannon 7
Ennistimon 4
Kilrush 5
Cork County 55
Carrigaline 6
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Macroom 6
Cobh 6 Louise Murphy SF
Midleton 7 Danielle Twomey SF
Fermoy 6
Kanturk 4
Mallow 5 Gearóid Murphy FF
Bantry 4 Holly McKeever Cairns* SOC DEM
Clonakilty-Skibbereen 5 Evie Evans Nevin SOC DEM
Cork City 31
Cork City North East 6
Cork City North West 6 Fiona Ryan SOL
Cork City South Central 6
Cork City South East 6 Lorna Bogue* GP
Cork City South West 7
Donegal 37
Donegal 6
Glenties 6
Milford 3
Buncrana 5
Letterkenny 7
Carndonagh 4
Lifford-Stranorlar 6
Dublin City 63
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh 5 Hazel de Nortúin PBP
Ballymun-Finglas 6 Keith Connolly* FF
Artane-Whitehall 6 Racheal Batten FF
Donaghmede 5 Shane Folan* LAB
Cabra-Glasnevin 7
Clontarf 6
Kimmage-Rathmines 6
North Inner City 7
South West Inner City 5
South East Inner City 5 Kevin Donoghue* LAB
Pembroke 5
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 40
Blackrock 6
Dun Laoghaire 7 Dave O’Keeffe PBP
Dundrum 7 Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin PBP
Glencullen-Sandyford 7
Killiney-Shankill 7 Dani O’Rourke* PBP, Hugh Lewis PBP, Frank McNamara* FG
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County 40
Balbriggan 5
Rush Lusk 5
Castleknock 5
Howth-Malahide 7
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart 6
Ongar 5
Swords 7
South Dublin County 40
Clondalkin 7
Palmerstown-Fonthill 5 Madeleine Johansson PBP
Lucan 5 Kellie Sweeney* PBP
Tallaght Central 6 Laura O’Reilly PBP
Tallaght South 5 Emma Hendrick PBP
Rathfarnham-Templeogue 7
Firhouse-Bohernabreena 5
Galway City 18
Galway City Central 6 Sharon Nolan* SOC DEM, mike Cubbard IND
Galway City East 6
Galway City West 6 John Crowley SOC DEM
Galway County 39
Athenry-Oranmore 7
Gort Kinvara 5
Ballinasloe 6
Conamara North 4
Conamara South 5
Loughrea 5
Tuam 7
Kerry 33
Killarney 7
Listowel 6
An Daingean 3
Kenmare 6
Castleisland 4
Tralee 7 Ben Slimm* LAB
Kildare 40
Athy 5
Celbridge 4
Leixlip 3
Maynooth 5
Clane 5 Aidan Farrelly SOC DEM
Kildare 5
Newbridge 6
Naas 7
Kilkenny 24
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny 7 Stephanie Hanlon PBP
Callan-Thomastown 6
Piltown 5
Laois 19
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6
Portlaoise 7
Leitrim 18
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick 40
Limerick City East 7
Limerick City North 7
Limerick City West 7
Adare-Rathkeale 6
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7
Newcastle West 6
Longford 18
Ballymahon 6
Granard 5
Longford 7
Louth 29
Ardee 6
Drogheda Urban 6
Drogheda Rural 4
Dundalk-Carlingford 6
Dundalk-South 7
Mayo 30
Ballina 6
Castlebar 7
Claremorris 6
Swinford 4
Belmullet 3
Westport 4
Meath 40
Ashbourne 6
Kells 7 Aaron Byrne LAB
Laytown-Bettystown 7
Navan 7
Ratoath 7
Trim 6
Monaghan 18
Ballybay-Clones 5
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney 6
Monaghan 7
Offaly 19
Birr 6 Clare Claffey SOC DEM
Edenderry 6
Tullamore 7
Roscommon 18
Athlone (Roscommon) 6
Boyle 6
Roscommon 6
Sligo 18
Ballymote-Tobercurry 7
Sligo-Drumcliff 5
Sligo-Strandhill 6 Gino O’Boyle PBP
Tipperary 40
Carrick-on-Suir 5
Cahir 4
Cashel-Tipperary 7
Clonmel 6
Nenagh 5
Newport 4
Roscrea-Templemore 4
Thurles 5
Waterford 32
Waterford City East 6
Waterford City South 6
Tramore-Waterford City West 6
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas 5
Dungarvan 6
Lismore 3
Westmeath 20
Athlone (Westmeath) 5 Louise Heavin GP
Moate 4
Mullingar 6
Kinnegad 5
Wexford 34
Gorey 6
Kilmuckridge 4
Enniscorthy 6
New Ross 6
Kilmore 5
Wexford 7
Wicklow 32
Arklow 6
Baltinglass 6
Bray East 4
Bray West 4
Greystones 6
Wicklow 6

These details will still be constantly updated over the next few months, as and when I come across details of younger candidates who are not currently on the list above. 


About Adrian Kavanagh

Lecturer at the Maynooth University Department of Geography. Email: adrian.p.kavanagh@mu.ie
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