“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 * beside their names.

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 are one of the candidates that should be listed below, or are incorrectly listed below), then please contact me and I will 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 (I won’t add someone because some other person is “pretty sure they’re 35″…in a lot of cases, they’re not!)

At present (26th March 2019), I can currently account for at least one hundred and sixty eight candidates in the 18-35 age category (11.3% of the total number of local election candidates selected/declared to date) – one hundred and fourteen (67.9%) of the candidates in this group are male while fifty three(32.1%) of the candidates in this group are female. At least eighty six of these candidates are in the 18-30 (5.8%) age category.

A roughly similar proportion of all female candidates (11.9%) currently fall into this age category to the proportion/percentage of all male candidates (11.1%) that do.

To the best of my knowledge, 19-year-old Catriona Reid, the Green Party candidate for the Carrigaline electoral area (County Cork), and Sárán Fogarty, the Fianna Fail candidate for the Bray West electoral area (County Wicklow) are the youngest Local Elections 2019 candidates to be selected/declared, as of now.

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

  • 42 are Fianna Fáil candidates – amounting to 10.9% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 27 are Fine Gael candidates – amounting to 6.9% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 18 are Labour Party candidates – amounting to 20.5% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 17 are Sinn Féin candidates – amounting to 8.4% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 16 are People Before Profit candidates – amounting to 34.8% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 15 are Social Democrat candidates – amounting to 25.9% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 15 are Independent/Non Party candidates – amounting to 8.5% of declared non-party candidates
  • 13 are Green Party candidates – amounting to 21.7% of their total number of selected candidates
  • are Workers Party candidates – amounting to 22.2% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 1 is an Renua candidate – amounting to 5.6% of their total number of selected candidates
  • 1 is an Aontú candidate – amounting to 5.0% of their total number of selected candidates
  • is a Solidarity candidate – amounting to 5.9% of their total number of selected candidates

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

Electoral AreaSCandidates Aged 18-35
Carlow
Carlow7Adrienne Wallace* PBP,
Fintan Phelan* FF
Tullow6Alex O’Keffe* PBP
Muinebeag5
Cavan18
Bailieborough-Cootehill6
Ballyjamesduff6Craig Lovett FF
Cavan-Belturbert6Liam van der Spek* LAB, 
Emmett Smith PBP
Clare28
Ennis7Chris Kirwan* SOC DEM,
Mark Nestor* FF
Killaloe5Beckha Doyle* SOC DEM
Shannon7
Ennistimon4
Kilrush5Mike Taylor* FG
Cork County
Carrigaline6Catriona Reid* GP,
Ben Dalton O’Sullivan* IND
Bandon-Kinsale6
Macroom6Eileen Lynch* FG
Cobh6Louise Murphy SF
Midleton7Danielle Twomey SF
Fermoy6William O’Leary* FF
Kanturk4
Mallow5Gearóid Murphy FF
Bantry4Holly McKeever Cairns* SOC DEM,
George A. Gill FF, Katie Murphy* FG
Clonakilty-Skibbereen5Evie Evans Nevin SOC DEM
Cork City31
Cork City
North East
6Sinéad Halpin SOCDEM
Cork City
North West
6Fiona Ryan SOL, Julie O’Leary* FG
Cork City
South Central
6Luke Field* LAB
Cork City
South East
6Lorna Bogue* GP, Peter Horgan* LAB
Cork City
South West
7Sinéad Ronan* FG, Colm Kelleher FF
Donegal37
Donegal6
Glenties6
Milford3Declan Meehan* IND, Eimer Friel FG
Buncrana5
Letterkenny7
Carndonagh4
Lifford-Stranorlar6
Dublin City63
Ballyfermot-Drimnagh5Hazel de Nortúin PBP,
Richard Murray IND, Eoin Neylon FF,
Daithí de Róiste FF, Obi Ekoba* FG
Ballymun-Finglas6Keith Connolly* FF, Sean Tyrell* FG,
Cathie Shiels WP
Artane-Whitehall6Racheal Batten FF
Donaghmede5Shane Folan* LAB, Daryl Barron* FF
Cabra-Glasnevin7Colm O’Rourke* FG,
Declan Meenagh* LAB,
Sean McCabe IND,
Micheál Kelliher IND
Clontarf6Jeff Johnston* FG, Jane Horgan-Jones LAB, Cathal Haughey* FF
Kimmage-Rathmines6Fearghal Donnelly* SF
North Inner City7Éilis Ryan WP, Anthony Flynn IND
South West Inner City5Ammar Ali* FF, Michael Watters FF,
Michael Pidgeon* GP
South East Inner City5Kevin Donoghue* LAB
Pembroke5
Dun Laoghaire-
Rathdown
Blackrock6Deirdre Kingston LAB,
Kate Feeney FF, Séafra Ó Faoláin GP
Dun Laoghaire7Dave O’Keeffe PBP
Dundrum7Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin PBP
Glencullen-Sandyford7Ben Stafford* FF
Killiney-Shankill7Dani O’Rourke* PBP,
Hugh Lewis PBP,
Frank McNamara* FG,
Helena Kelly* FF,
Una Power GP
Stillorgan6Paul Gordon LAB, Eva Dowling GP
Fingal County40
Balbriggan5
Rush Lusk5
Castleknock5
Howth-Malahide7Aoibhinn Tormey* FG
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart6
Ongar5Daniel Whooley* GP,
Aengus O’Maoláin SOCDEM
Swords7Yulia Ghumman* LAB
South Dublin
County
40
Clondalkin7Trevor Gilligan FF,
Peter Kavanagh GP, Emer Higgins FG
Palmerstown-Fonthill5Madeleine Johansson PBP,
Shane Moynihan FF,
David Eaton* LAB
Lucan5Kellie Sweeney* PBP,
Vanessa Mulhall* GP
Tallaght Central6Laura O’Reilly PBP, Liam Sinclair GP
Tallaght South5Emma Hendrick PBP
Rathfarnham-Templeogue7
Firhouse-Bohernabreena5Emma Murphy FF,
Aideen Carberry LAB,
Rob Hunter SOCDEM
Galway City18
Galway City Central6Sharon Nolan* SOC DEM,
Mike Cubbard IND,
Joe Loughnane PBP
Galway City East6Mairéad Farrell* SF,
Owen Hanley* SOCDEM
Galway City West6John Crowley SOC DEM
Galway County39
Athenry-Oranmore7Albert Dolan* FF
Gort Kinvara5Fionn Kiely FG
Ballinasloe6
Conamara North4
Conamara South5Kevin O’Hara SF
Loughrea5Shane Curley* FF
Tuam7Andrew Reddington FG,
Karey McHugh* IND,
Stiofán de Lundres Ó Dálaigh SF
Kerry33
Killarney7Maura Healy-Rae* IND,
Niall Kelleher FF
Listowel6
An Daingean3
Kenmare6Johnny Healy-Rae IND,
John Francis Flynn FF,
Luke Crowley-Holland* LAB
Castleisland4Jackie Healy-Rae Junior* IND
Tralee7Ben Slimm* LAB
Kildare
Athy5
Celbridge4
Leixlip3
Maynooth5Naoise Ó Cearúil FF
Clane5Aidan Farrelly SOC DEM,
Daniel Keenan* FF
Kildare5
Newbridge6Rob Power FF, Chris Pender SOCDEM
Naas7Evie Sammon* FG, Brian Larkin FF
Kilkenny24
Castlecomer6
Kilkenny7Stephanie Hanlon PBP
Callan-Thomastown6Patrick O’Neill FG
Piltown5
Laois
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick6Conor Bergin* FG
Graiguecullen-Portarlington6Vivienne Phelan* FG, Eoin Barry LAB
Portlaoise7
Leitrim18
Ballinamore6Caroline Mulvey SF
Carrick-on-Shannon6Séadhna Logan SF
Manorhamilton6
Limerick40
Limerick City East7Séighin Ó Ceallaigh SF,
Sarah-Jane Hennelly* SOCDEM
Limerick City North7Mark Carey IND, Conor Sheehan* LAB
Limerick City West7
Adare-Rathkeale6Adam Teskey* FG
Cappamore-Kilmallock7
Newcastle West6
Longford18
Ballymahon6
Granard5
Longford7
Louth
Ardee6John Sheridan FF, Sean Connolly* GP
Drogheda Urban6Joanna Byrne SF
Drogheda Rural4
Dundalk-Carlingford6Sean Kelly* FF, Antóin Watters* SF,
Eoin Daly GP
Dundalk-South7
Mayo
Ballina6Mark Duffy* IND
Castlebar7
Claremorris6Paul Lawless* Aontú
Swinford4
Belmullet3
Westport4
Meath
Ashbourne6Aaron Byrne LAB, John Stillman* FG
Kells7Mike Bray* FF
Laytown-Bettystown7Paddy Meade FG
Navan7Ross Kelly* FG
Ratoath7Deirdre Geraghty-Smith FF
Trim6Sinéad Geraghty FF,
Aisling Dempsey FF
Monaghan18
Ballybay-Clones5
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney6
Monaghan7
Offaly19
Birr6Clare Claffey SOC DEM
Edenderry6
Tullamore7
Roscommon18
Athlone (Roscommon)6Malachy Hand* FF
Boyle6
Roscommon6
Sligo
Ballymote-Tobercurry7Keith Henry* FF, Daniel Gallagher* SF
Sligo-Drumcliff5Corey Whyte* IND,
Nigel Gallagher PBP
Sligo-Strandhill6Gino O’Boyle PBP
Tipperary40
Carrick-on-Suir5
Cahir4
Cashel-Tipperary7Declan Burgess* FG,
Robert O’Donnell* LAB,
Tony Black* SF
Clonmel6
Nenagh5
Newport4
Roscrea-Templemore4
Thurles5Peter Ryan* FG, Tommy Barrett* IND
Waterford
Waterford City East6Adam Wyse FF, Michael Doyle SF
Waterford City South6John Cummins FG
Tramore-Waterford City West6Eamon Quinlan FF
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas5
Dungarvan6
Lismore3
Westmeath20
Athlone (Westmeath)5Louise Heavin GP
Moate4
Mullingar6
Kinnegad5Shauna Coyne FF
Wexford
Gorey6
Kilmuckridge4Peter Mernagh* REN
Enniscorthy6Cathal Byrne* FG
New Ross6Marie Doyle* SF
Kilmore5
Wexford7Thomas Forde SF
Wicklow32
Arklow6
Baltinglass6Dave McGinn SOCDEM
Bray East4Grace McManus* SF, Chris Walsh* FF
Bray West4Sárán Fogarty* FF
Greystones6
Wicklow6

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. 

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About Adrian Kavanagh

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