Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council
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.
Fianna Fáil Councillor for the Ballyjamesduff Municipal District, Cllr Philip Brady is the current Cathaoirleach of Cavan County Council. The Cathaoirleach was elected at the local authority's Annual General Meeting held on 12th June, 2023.
The Leas-Chathaoirleach for 2023-'24 is Cllr Carmel Brady.