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Changes since 1985

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.

Council   Date   LEA Party  Fate  Co-opted Relationship Outgoing Reason
Donegal   1 January 1986 Donegal Mary Coughlan  Cathal Coughlan Died 21 June 1986
Longford   Drumlish * Claire Brady Casey  Se├ín Mulleady unknown reason
Sligo   20 June 1985 Dromore Syl Mulligan  Seamus O'Dowd unknown reason
Sligo   20 June 1985 Sligo * John Monaghan  son of Bill Monaghan Died
Wicklow   Baltinglass Jim Ruttle    Jimmy Miley Died

*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

Reasons for Vacancies

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