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Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council
Coat of arms or logo
Founded 1 April 2015
Preceded by Down District Council
Newry and Mourne District Council
Naomi Bailie, Sinn Féin
Seats 41
Political groups
     SDLP (14)
     Sinn Féin (14)
     DUP (4)
     UUP (3)
     Alliance (2)
     UKIP (1)
     Independents (3)
Last election
22 May 2014
Meeting place
Downshire Civic Centre, Downpatrick and O'Hagan House, Newry

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is a local authority in Northern Ireland that was established on 1 April 2015. It replaces Down District Council and Newry and Mourne District Council and covers most of the southeast of Northern Ireland. The first elections to the authority were on 22 May 2014 and it acted as a shadow authority, prior to the creation of the Newry, Mourne and Down district on 1 April 2015.



From To Name Party
2015 Naomi Bailie Sinn Féin

Vice Chairperson

From To Name Party
2015 Gillian Fitzpatrick SDLP


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[1]

Area Seats
Crotlieve 6
Downpatrick 5
Newry 6
Rowallane 5
Slieve Croob 5
Slieve Gullion 7
The Mournes 7

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 14
Alliance 2
Independents 4

Councillors by electoral area

Council members from 2014 election
District electoral area Name Party
Crotlieve Declan McAteer SDLP
Michael Carr SDLP
Sinead Ennis Sinn Féin
Mickey Ruane Sinn Féin
Gillian Fitzpatrick SDLP
Jarlath John Tinnelly Independent
Downpatrick Colin McGrath SDLP
Dermot Curran SDLP
Gareth Sharvin SDLP
Cadogan Enright Independent
Naomi Bailie Sinn Féin
Newry Charlie Casey Sinn Féin
Liz Kimmins Sinn Féin
Valerie Harte Sinn Féin
Davy Hyland Independent
Gary Stokes SDLP
Kevin McAteer Independent
Rowallane Terry Andrews SDLP
Robert Burgess UUP
Harry Harvey DUP
Billy Walker DUP
Patrick Brown Alliance
Slieve Croob Stephen Burns Sinn Féin
Garth Craig DUP
Mark Murnin SDLP
Pól O Gribín Sinn Féin
Patrick Clarke Alliance
Slieve Gullion Terry Hearty Sinn Féin
Geraldine Donnelly SDLP
Mickey Larkin Sinn Féin
Barra O Muirí Sinn Féin
David Taylor UUP
Róisín Mulgrew Sinn Féin
Kate Loughran SDLP
The Mournes Henry Reilly UKIP
Laura Devlin SDLP
Willie Clarke Sinn Féin
Seán Doran Sinn Féin
Harold McKee UUP
Brian Quinn SDLP
Glyn Hanna DUP

Chairpersons of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council


The area covered by the new Council has a population of 171,533 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[3]


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  2. ^ "Naomi Bailie is new Council Chair",, 31 March 2015
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