City and County Councillors who will be stepping down at (not contesting) the 2019 Local Elections

Adrian Kavanagh 18th October 2018

This post lists all of the City/County Councillors who will be retiring at the May 24th 2019 Local Elections – as opposed to the version of this post for 2014 elections, it will not list the names of Councillors who retired/stood down at an earlier date (and who have by this stage been replaced by a co-option from their party or group) as this information is covered in another, earlier, post. This list will only include the names of incumbents who contested Local Elections 2019 selection conventions for their political parties and failed to win nominations at these if these Councillors subsequently announce their retirements after such convention defeats. 

As of now (7th November 2018)., I can account for twenty one (2.2% of the number elected (949) in 2014) people in this group, but these numbers are likely to be added to in future weeks and months given that a large number of party conventions have still to take place (which may prompt decisions not to stand again on the part of some political party incumbents) and as non-party incumbents make decisions on whether they will contest the local elections, or not.

Three of the retiring City and County Councillors listed here are female (14.3%) and eighteen of these are male (85.7%).

It is interesting to note that a number of the Councillors, who are retiring, may well themselves have been co-options to replace former Councillors who had won election to Dáil/Seanad Éireann, or who had retired themselves during the lifetime of the Council. (These cases, if and when they arise, will be highlighted by a * in the list below.)

Candidates Seats Retiring Councillors
Carlow 18
Carlow 7
Tullow 6
Muinebeag 5
Cavan 18
Bailieborough-Cootehill 6
Ballyjamesduff 6
Cavan-Belturbert 6
Clare 28
Ennis 7
Killaloe 5
Shannon 7
Ennistimon 4
Kilrush 5
Cork County 55
Carrigaline 6
Bandon-Kinsale 6
Macroom 6
Cobh 6
Midleton 7
Fermoy 6
Kanturk 4
Mallow 5
Bantry 4
Clonakilty-Skibbereen 5
Cork City 31
Cork City North East 6
Cork City North West 6 Marion O’Sullivan SOL
Cork City South Central 6 Tom O’Driscoll FF
Cork City South East 6
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 Paul Hand IND
Ballymun-Finglas 6
Artane-Whitehall 6
Donaghmede 5
Cabra-Glasnevin 7
Clontarf 6
Kimmage-Rathmines 6
North Inner City 7
South West Inner City 5
South East Inner City 5 Kieran Binchy FG
Pembroke 5 Frank Kennedy FF
Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown 40
Blackrock 6
Dun Laoghaire 7
Dundrum 7
Glencullen-Sandyford 7
Killiney-Shankill 7
Stillorgan 6
Fingal County 40
Balbriggan 5
Rush Lusk 5
Castleknock 5
Howth-Malahide 7
Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart 6
Ongar 5
Swords 7 Justin Sinnott IND
South Dublin County 40
Clondalkin 7
Palmerstown-Fonthill 5
Lucan 5
Tallaght Central 6
Tallaght South 5 Martina Genockey LAB/IND
Rathfarnham-Templeogue 7 Dermot Looney SocDem
Firhouse-Bohernabreena 5
Galway City 18
Galway City Central 6
Galway City East 6
Galway City West 6
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
Kildare 40
Athy 5
Celbridge 4
Leixlip 3
Maynooth 5 John McGinley LAB
Clane 5
Kildare 5
Newbridge 6 Sean Power FF
Naas 7
Kilkenny 24
Castlecomer 6
Kilkenny 7
Callan-Thomastown 6
Piltown 5
Laois 19
Borris in Ossory-Mountmellick 6
Graiguecullen-Portarlington 6 John Moran FG
Portlaoise 7
Leitrim 18
Ballinamore 6
Carrick-on-Shannon 6 Sinead Guckian FF
Manorhamilton 6
Limerick 40
Limerick City East 7
Limerick City North 7 Michael Hourigan FG, John Gilligan IND
Limerick City West 7
Adare-Rathkeale 6
Cappamore-Kilmallock 7 Bill O’Donnell FG
Newcastle West 6
Longford 18
Ballymahon 6
Granard 5 Martin Mulleady FF
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 Michael Holmes IND
Meath 40
Ashbourne 6
Kells 7
Laytown-Bettystown 7
Navan 7
Ratoath 7
Trim 6
Monaghan 18
Ballybay-Clones 5
Carrickmacross-Castleblaney 6
Monaghan 7
Offaly 19
Birr 6
Edenderry 6
Tullamore 7 Tommy McKeigue FG
Roscommon 18
Athlone (Roscommon) 6  Ivan Connaughton FF, Paddy Kilduff FF/IND
Boyle 6
Roscommon 6
Sligo 18
Ballymote-Tobercurry 7 Jerry Lundy FF
Sligo-Drumcliff 5
Sligo-Strandhill 6
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
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

If you notice any errors or omissions in this list – if I am missing someone here that you know has officially confirmed their decision to retire or if I have “prematurely ended someone’s local politics career” – then please do bring these to my attention: please see the Contacts Details page for this site for details on how to contact me.

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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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