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Changes since 1991

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
Carlow   ?? 1991 Carlow § * Nicholas Carpenter  Patrick Carpenter Died
Clare   Ennistimon * Michael Kelly3    Enda Mulkere Resigned
Clare   Ennistimon Tom Burke2    Frank Henchy Died
Clare   December 1992 Ennistimon Richard Nagle    Tony Killeen Dual Mandate TD
Cork City   July 1997 Cork City South Central Seán Martin1    Micheál Martin Cabinet Minister
Cork   July 1997 Mallow § Kevin O'Keeffe  son of   Ned O'Keeffe Minister of State
Galway City   ?? 1995 Galway City No 3 (South Ward) Margaret Cox  Tom Cox1 Died ?? 1995
Offaly   Ferbane Eamon Dooley    Edward J Dooley Died
Sligo   September 1998 Sligo § * Seamus Kilgannon  Seán McManus Died ?? 1998
Wexford   ?? 1995 Enniscorthy Michelle Sinnott  Michael Sinnott Died ?? 1995
Fingal   Balbriggan * Therese Fingleton  Thea Allen unknown reason
Fingal   ?? 1992 Balbriggan Thea Allen  Trevor Sargent unknown reason
Kildare   ?? 1995 Athy § * Francis Browne2    Joe Bermingham Died 11 August 1995
Fingal   ?? 1994 Malahide Peter Coyle  Bernie Malone unknown reason
Waterford City   April 1992 Waterford No 2 Tom Cunningham2  brother of   Bryan Cunningham Resigned

*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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