Local Election Roundup – Our county councillors for the next five years

All 32 seats in Wicklow County Council were finally filled last night after Anne Ferris pipped Malachaí Duddy to the final seat Bray East following a two day recount, which was called when both candidates were originally tied on 1006 votes each.

With all seats filled, Fine Gael boast the most success in the county, receiving 26.2% of first preference votes. Fianna Fáil placed second with 22.1%, with the two largest parties streaks ahead of the rest on first preferences.

In total, Fine Gael will occupy nine seats on the newly elected council. Fianna Fáil finished with seven, while Sinn Féin suffered losses in only winning two seats.

The country’s big winners, The Green Party, took two seats, as did the Labour Party. Independent candidates won nine seats.

The full list of elected councillors, their electoral areas and their parties are as follows;

ARKLOW (6 Seats)

  1. Pat Kennedy – Fianna Fáil
  2. Pat Fitzgerald – Fianna Fáil
  3. Peir Leonard – Independent
  4. Miriam Murphy – Independent
  5.  Sylvester Bourke – Fine Gael
  6.  Tommy Annesley – Fianna Fáil


  1. Edward Timmins – Fine Gael
  2.  Gerry O’Neill – Independent
  3.  Patsy Glennon – Fianna Fáil
  4.  Vincent Blake – Fine Gael
  5.  Avril Cronin – Fine Gael
  6.  John Mullen – Fianna Fáil

BRAY EAST (4 Seats)

  1. Steven Matthews – Green Party
  2.  Grace McManus – Sinn Féin
  3.  Aoife Flynn Kennedy – Fine Gael
  4.  Anne Ferris – Labour

BRAY WEST (4 Seats)

  1. Joe Behan – Independent
  2.  Melaine Corrigan – Fine Gael
  3.  Dermot ‘Daisy’ O’Brien – Sinn Féin
  4.  Rory O’Connor – Independent


  1. Jennifer Whitmore – Social Democrats
  2. Tom Fortune – Independent
  3.  Lourda Scott – Green Party
  4.  Derek Mitchell – Fine Gael
  5.  Gerry Walsh – Fianna Fáil
  6.  Mags Crean – Independent

Wicklow (6 Seats)

  1. Shay Cullen – Fine Gael
  2.  John Snell – Independent
  3.  Gail Dunne – Fianna Fáil
  4.  Paul O’Brien – Labour
  5.  Irene Winters – Fine Gael
  6.  Mary Kavanagh – Independent


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