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Changes since 1999

When an existing member resigns or dies, a member is co-opted to replace them. By convention, someone from the same party is co-opted, although the controlling group on the council may appoint whomever they wish. There is no provision for local authority by-elections. Ministers of State have usually relinquished their council seats on appointment.

Following the 1999 local elections, legislation was introduced to abolish the 'dual mandate' where TDs and Senators also served as local councillors (Local Government (No2) Act 2003). Anyone holding a dual mandate qualified for a one-off payment if they resigned their council seat.

Nearly all TDs and Senators took advantage of this offer, and this accounts for the majority of the changes in local authority representation between 1999 and 2004.

Council   Date   LEA Party  Fate  Co-opted Relationship Outgoing Reason
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Artane Seán Paul Mahon  Seán Haughey Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Artane Terence Flanagan  Richard Bruton Dual Mandate TD
Westmeath   ?? 2000 Athlone Nicky McFadden  daughter of Brendan McFadden unknown reason
Roscommon   Autumn 2003 Athlone Trevor Finneran  Michael Finneran Dual Mandate TD
Roscommon   Autumn 2003 Athlone John Naughten  Denis Naughten Dual Mandate TD
Kildare   Autumn 2003 Athy * Adrian Kane  Jack Wall Dual Mandate TD
Fingal   11 June 2001 Balbriggan Ciaran Byrne1  Seán Sweeney Died 21 April 2001
Fingal   May 2004 Balbriggan * Tom O'Leary  Cathal Boland unknown reason
Leitrim   ?? 2000 Ballinamore Martin Kenny  Liam McGirl unknown reason
Galway   Autumn 2003 Ballinasloe * Martin Gormally  Joe Callanan Dual Mandate TD
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   14 April 2003 Ballybrack Carrie Smyth  daughter of Frank Smyth Resigned - ill health 24 May 2003
Sligo   Autumn 2003 Ballymote * Joe Shannon1  Eamon Scanlon Dual Mandate Senator
Dublin City   ?? 2000 Ballymun Whitehall * Sheila Gallogly  Noel Ahern Minister of State
Cork   Autumn 2003 Bandon * Jerry Deasy  Peter Callanan Dual Mandate Senator 11 October 2009
Cork   Autumn 2003 Bantry Donal Casey  Denis O'Donovan Dual Mandate TD
Offaly   Autumn 2003 Birr Sinead Moylan Ryan  daughter of Pat J Moylan3 Dual Mandate Senator
Offaly   Autumn 2003 Birr * Tom Rigney  Olwyn Enright Dual Mandate TD
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   Autumn 2003 Blackrock Barry Conway  Barry Andrews Dual Mandate TD
Laois   Autumn 2003 Borris-in-Ossory Brendan Phelan1  brother of Kieran Phelan Dual Mandate Senator 26 May 2010
Laois   Autumn 2003 Borris-in-Ossory Bill Delaney  Seán Fleming Dual Mandate TD
Roscommon   Autumn 2003 Boyle Ernie Keenan  Frank Feighan Dual Mandate Senator
Wicklow   Autumn 2003 Bray Anne Ferris  Liz McManus Dual Mandate TD
Wicklow   Autumn 2003 Bray Christopher Fox2  brother of Mildred Fox Dual Mandate TD
Limerick   ?? 2000 Bruff * Pat Hennessy  Tim O'Malley Minister of State
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Cabra Glasnevin Mary Fitzpatrick1  daughter of Dermot Fitzpatrick Dual Mandate TD
Kilkenny   July 2002 Callan Matt Doran  Liam Aylward Minister of State
Carlow   21 January 2002 Carlow No 1 Jennifer Murnane O'Connor  daughter of Jimmy Murnane Died
Carlow   8 September 2003 Carlow No 2 Lorraine Hynes  M J Nolan Dual Mandate TD
Cork   Autumn 2003 Carrigaline Tim Lombard  Simon Coveney Dual Mandate TD
Cork   Autumn 2003 Carrigaline Mark O'Keeffe  son of Batt O'Keeffe Dual Mandate TD
Tipperary South Riding   Autumn 2003 Cashel * Catherine McLoughlin  Tom Hayes Dual Mandate TD
Mayo   Autumn 2003 Castlebar Cyril Burke  Paddy Burke Dual Mandate Senator
Monaghan   Autumn 2003 Castleblayney John O'Brien2  son of Francis O'Brien2 Dual Mandate Senator
Fingal   2 September 2002 Castleknock § * Jon Rainey  Tom Morrissey Dual Mandate Senator
Fingal   4 July 2003 Castleknock Peggy Hamill  Joan Burton Dual Mandate TD
Fingal   13 October 2003 Castleknock Dr Leo Varadkar  Sheila Terry Dual Mandate Senator
Cavan   Autumn 2003 Cavan * Charlie Fleming  Diarmuid Wilson Dual Mandate Senator
Kildare   Autumn 2003 Celbridge Kevin Byrne3  Emmet Stagg Dual Mandate TD
Kildare   Autumn 2003 Celbridge * John Lyons2  Kate Walsh Dual Mandate Senator 24 April 2007
Mayo   Autumn 2003 Claremorris Michael Carty3  brother of John Carty2 Dual Mandate TD 30 January 2014
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Clondalkin * Sheila O'Brien  John Curran3 Dual Mandate TD
Monaghan   ?? 2000 Clones * Sheila McKenna  Brian MacUaid unknown reason
Monaghan   Autumn 2003 Clones Heather Humphreys  Seymour Crawford Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   ?? 2000 Clontarf Sandra Geraghty  Ivor Callely Minister of State
Dublin City   ?? 2000 Clontarf Eibhlin Byrne  Sandra Geraghty unknown reason
Dublin City   15 March 2003 Clontarf * Fintan Cassidy  Ger Dorgan unknown reason
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Clontarf * Orla Farrell  Derek McDowell Dual Mandate Senator
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Clontarf Ger Dorgan  Finian McGrath Dual Mandate TD
Galway   ?? 2000 Conamara * Pierce O'Malley  Seán O Neachtain Dual Mandate MEP
Westmeath   Autumn 2003 Coole Paddy Hill  Donie Cassidy Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City North Central Patricia Gosch  Bernard Allen Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City North Central Catherine Clancy  sister in law of Kathleen Lynch Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City North Central Gary O'Flynn  son of Noel O'Flynn Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City North East * Ernie Nelson  Billy Kelleher Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   ?? 2000 Cork City North West Jonathan O'Brien  Don O'Leary unknown reason
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City South Central § Chris O'Leary  Dan Boyle3 Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   ?? 2000 Cork City South East Denis O'Flynn  brother of Joe O'Flynn unknown reason
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City South East * Teresa O'Brien  John Minihan Dual Mandate Senator
Cork City   Autumn 2003 Cork City South West Fergal Dennehy  son of John Dennehy Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Crumlin Kimmage Charlie Ardagh  son of Seán Ardagh Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Crumlin Kimmage Anne Marie Martin  Gay Mitchell Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Crumlin Kimmage * David Gaynor  Michael Mulcahy Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Donaghmede Anne Carter  Tommy P Broughan Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Donaghmede Tom Brabazon  Liam Fitzgerald Dual Mandate Senator
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Donaghmede * Brian Byrne  Martin Brady Dual Mandate TD
Donegal   ?? 2000 Donegal Seán Campbell2  Mary Coughlan Minister of State
Louth   ?? 2000 Drogheda West Gerald Nash  Patsy Kirwan1 unknown reason
Louth   Autumn 2003 Drogheda West * Ray Foley  Fergus O'Dowd Dual Mandate TD
Leitrim   ?? 2000 Dromahaire * Carmel McPadden  Jim McPadden Died
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   Autumn 2003 Dun Laoghaire * Chris O'Malley  Eamon Gilmore Dual Mandate TD
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   13 October 2003 Dun Laoghaire Kealin Ireland    Vincent MacDowell Died 31 August 2003
Louth   ?? 2000 Dundalk Carlingford * Andreas O'Donnell  Micheal O'Donnell unknown reason
Louth   Autumn 2003 Dundalk Carlingford Tomas Sharkey  Arthur Morgan Dual Mandate TD
Waterford   Autumn 2003 Dungarvan * Geraldine Veale  John Deasy Dual Mandate TD
Waterford   October 2003 Dungarvan Fred Forsey  John Deasy unknown reason
Wexford   ?? 2000 Enniscorthy Oliver Walsh  Ivan Yates unknown reason
Wexford   ?? 2000 Enniscorthy Peter Byrne  John Browne1 Minister of State
Wexford   ?? 2001 Enniscorthy * Patrick Kavanagh3  Jack Bolger unknown reason
Wexford   October 2001 Enniscorthy Rory Murphy  Michelle Sinnott unknown reason
Wexford   12 January 2004 Enniscorthy Barbara Ann Murphy  daughter of Rory Murphy Died 26 November 2003
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Finglas * Conor Sludds  Pat Carey2 Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Finglas Mary Murphy  Roisin Shortall Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Spring 2004 Finglas Liam Kelly2  Tony Taaffe Resigned
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   10 June 2002 Glencullen * Tom Murphy2  son of Jimmy Murphy3 Died 1 May 2002
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   Autumn 2003 Glencullen Tom Joyce1  Olivia Mitchell Dual Mandate TD
Donegal   ?? 2000 Glenties Terence Slowey  Charles Bennett Died
Wexford   December 2003 Gorey Michael W D'Arcy2  son of Michael D'Arcy1 unknown reason
Wicklow   ?? 2000 Greystones * Eleanor Roche  wife of Dick Roche1 Minister of State
Donegal   Autumn 2003 Inishowen Marion McDonald  Cecilia Keaveney Dual Mandate TD
Donegal   8 April 2004 Inishowen * Una Sheridan  wife of Jim Sheridan Died 24 February 2004
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Inner City North Emer Costello  wife of Joe Costello Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Inner City North Tom Stafford  Tony Kett Dual Mandate Senator 19 April 2009
Dublin City   ?? 2000 Inner City South East Garry Keegan  Eoin Ryan2 Minister of State
Dublin City   Autumn 2003 Inner City South East § * Claire Wheeler  Ciaran Cuffe Dual Mandate TD
Cork   Autumn 2003 Kanturk * Timmy Collins  Gerard Murphy1 Dual Mandate TD
Meath   Autumn 2003 Kells Bryan Reilly  Johnny Brady Dual Mandate TD
Kildare   Autumn 2003 Kildare Suzanne Doyle  Seán O Fearghail Dual Mandate TD
Kildare   Autumn 2003 Kildare * Mick Deely  John Dardis Dual Mandate Senator
Kilkenny   20 October 2003 Kilkenny Pat Fitzpatrick3  John McGuinness3 Dual Mandate TD
Kilkenny   20 October 2003 Kilkenny Martin Brett  Phil Hogan Dual Mandate TD
Kerry   Autumn 2003 Killarney Danny Healy Rae  son of Jackie Healy Rae Dual Mandate TD
Kerry   Autumn 2003 Killarney * Andrew McCarthy2  Breeda Moynihan Cronin Dual Mandate TD
Limerick City   Autumn 2003 Limerick No 1 * Michael Ryan3  Peter Power Dual Mandate TD
Limerick City   Autumn 2003 Limerick No 2 Kieran Walsh  Jan O'Sullivan Dual Mandate TD
Limerick City   ?? 2000 Limerick No 3 Lilly Wallace  Michael Kelly1 unknown reason
Waterford   Autumn 2003 Lismore Kevin Wilkinson  son of Ollie Wilkinson Dual Mandate TD
Kerry   Autumn 2003 Listowel Liam Purtill  Jimmy Deenihan Dual Mandate TD
Longford   Autumn 2003 Longford Seamus Butler  Peter Kelly1 Dual Mandate TD
Galway   Autumn 2003 Loughrea Peter Feeney  Ulick R Burke Dual Mandate Senator
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Lucan Fintan McCarthy  Paul Gogarty Dual Mandate TD
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Lucan Eamon Tuffy  father of Joanna Tuffy Dual Mandate Senator
Cork   Autumn 2003 Macroom Aindrias Moynihan  son of Donal Moynihan Dual Mandate TD
Fingal   4 July 2003 Malahide Robbie Kelly2  Heidi Bedell Resigned
Fingal   8 March 2004 Malahide Darragh O'Brien  G V Wright Dual Mandate TD
Cork   Autumn 2003 Mallow Seán Sherlock  son of Joe Sherlock Dual Mandate TD 10 September 2007
Cork   Autumn 2003 Mallow Noel O'Connor  Paul Bradford Dual Mandate Senator
Donegal   Autumn 2003 Milford Liam Blaney  brother of Niall Blaney Dual Mandate TD
Monaghan   Autumn 2003 Monaghan Seán Conlon  Caoimhghin O Caolain Dual Mandate TD
Laois   Autumn 2003 Mountmellick Paddy Bracken  John Moloney Dual Mandate TD
Fingal   4 July 2003 Mulhuddart Ruth Coppinger  Joe Higgins Dual Mandate TD
Westmeath   Autumn 2003 Mullingar West Ken Glynn  son of Camillus Glynn Dual Mandate Senator
Westmeath   Autumn 2003 Mullingar West * Shay Boyhan  Paul McGrath Dual Mandate TD
Westmeath   Autumn 2003 Mullingar West Johnnie Penrose  brother of Willie Penrose Dual Mandate TD
Kildare   Autumn 2003 Naas Willie Callaghan  Seán Power Dual Mandate TD
Tipperary North Riding   Autumn 2003 Nenagh Seán Creamer  Kathleen O'Meara Dual Mandate Senator
Tipperary North Riding   Autumn 2003 Nenagh * Tony Sheary  Maire Hoctor Dual Mandate TD
Wexford   Autumn 2003 New Ross * Michael Sheehan3  Jim Walsh2 Dual Mandate Senator
Limerick   Autumn 2003 Newcastle West Patrick O'Donovan  Michael Finucane2 Dual Mandate Senator
Galway   Autumn 2003 Oranmore Jim Cuddy  Noel Grealish Dual Mandate TD
Kilkenny   17 November 2003 Piltown Catherine Phelan Holden  sister of John Paul Phelan Dual Mandate Senator
Laois   ?? 2000 Portlaoise Elaine Dunne  daughter of Joseph Dunne Died
Laois   ?? 2000 Portlaoise * Kathleen O'Brien  Charlie Flanagan unknown reason
Limerick   24 October 2003 Rathkeale Tom Neville1  son of Dan Neville Dual Mandate TD
Dublin City   November 2002 Rathmines * Ryan Meade  Eamon Ryan Dual Mandate TD
Roscommon   ?? 2000 Roscommon Paula McNamara1  Tom Foxe Died 8 February 2000
Cork   Autumn 2003 Skibbereen * Brendan Leahy  Michael McCarthy1 Dual Mandate Senator
Sligo   Autumn 2003 Sligo Drumcliff Seamus Kilgannon  Jimmy Devins2 Dual Mandate TD
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   Autumn 2003 Stillorgan * Barry Saul  Fiona O'Malley Dual Mandate TD
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown   Autumn 2003 Stillorgan Gerry Horkan  Don Lydon Dual Mandate Senator
Roscommon   ?? 2000 Strokestown Valerie Byrne  wife of Gene Byrne unknown reason
Fingal   4 July 2003 Swords Gerry McGuire2  Seán Ryan1 Dual Mandate TD
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Tallaght Central § * Paul Ringland  Brian Hayes Dual Mandate Senator
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Tallaght Central * Roderick Smyth  Charlie O'Connor Dual Mandate TD
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Tallaght South § * Denis Mackin  Pat Rabbitte Dual Mandate TD
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Tallaght South Cathal King  Seán Crowe Dual Mandate TD
Tipperary North Riding   Autumn 2003 Templemore Pauline Coonan  wife of Noel J Coonan Dual Mandate Senator
South Dublin   8 May 2000 Terenure Rathfarnham Meg Murphy  Sheila Donnelly unknown reason
South Dublin   Autumn 2003 Terenure Rathfarnham * Vincent Kenny  Ann Ormonde Dual Mandate Senator
Tipperary North Riding   Autumn 2003 Thurles Seamus Hanafin  cousin of John Hanafin Dual Mandate Senator
Kerry   Autumn 2003 Tralee Toireasa Ferris  daughter of Martin Ferris Dual Mandate TD
Kerry   Autumn 2003 Tralee Anne McEllistrim  sister of Tom McEllistrim3 Dual Mandate TD
Galway   ?? 2000 Tuam * Seamus Quinn  Joe Burke1 Died 24 December 2001
Galway   Autumn 2003 Tuam Sinead Connaughton  Paul Connaughton1 Dual Mandate TD
Offaly   ?? 2000 Tullamore Dervill Dolan  Thomas C Dolan unknown reason
Offaly   ?? 2000 Tullamore * Seán O'Brien2  Pat Gallagher2 unknown reason
Waterford City   ?? 2000 Waterford No 3 * Billy McCarthy  Martin O'Regan Died
Waterford City   Autumn 2003 Waterford No 3 Mary O'Halloran  Maurice Cummins Dual Mandate Senator
Wexford   Autumn 2003 Wexford Ted Howlin  brother of Brendan Howlin Dual Mandate TD

*Co-opted member not re-elected at subsequent election
¶Co-opted member who didn't stand at subsequent election
§Co-opted member who stood in a different area at subsequent election

The data in the table above may be sorted by clicking on the column headings
 

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