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Cathaoirleach

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council

Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council for 2022-'23, Cllr John Paul Feeley, pictured with his fellow elected members, Chief Executive Tommy Ryan, and members of the senior management team.
Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council for 2022-'23, Cllr John Paul Feeley, pictured with his fellow elected members, Chief Executive Tommy Ryan, and members of the senior management team.

Office of Cathaoirleach

The Cathaoirleach is the first citizen of the county. Each year at the local authority's Annual General Meeting, the councillors elect one of their colleagues to carry out this role.

In accordance with Section 31 of the Local Government Act (2001), the Cathaoirleach takes precedence at all meetings of the local authority and all proceedings of the elected council, and has a range of other official and ceremonial functions, including hosting civic receptions and representing the council and the people of Cavan at home and abroad.

Current Cathaoirleach

Councillor John Paul Feeley, Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council, 2022-'23
Councillor John Paul Feeley,
Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council

Fianna Fáil Councillor for the Cavan-Belturbet Municipal District, Cllr John Paul Feeley is the current Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council. The Cathaoirleach was elected at the local authority's Annual General Meeting held on 13th June, 2022.

The Leas-Chathaoirleach for 2022-'23 is Cllr Patricia Walsh.

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