Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

Comhairle Ceantair Fhear Manach agus na hÓmaí
Districk Cooncil o Fermanagh an Omey
Founded1 April 2015
Preceded byFermanagh District Council
Omagh District Council
Errol Thompson, Democratic Unionist Party
Deputy Chair
Chris McCaffrey, Sinn Féin
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Political groups
  Sinn Féin (15)
  UUP (9)
  DUP (5)
  SDLP (5)
  Independents (4)
  Alliance (1)
  Militant Left (1)
Last election
2 May 2019

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (Irish: Comhairle Ceantair Fhear Manach agus na hÓmaí; Ulster-Scots: Districk Cooncil o Fermanagh an Omey[1]) is a local authority in Northern Ireland and was established on 1 April 2015. It replaced Fermanagh District Council and Omagh District Council and covers most of the southwest of Northern Ireland. Its first election was on 22 May 2014, and it acted as a shadow authority prior to the creation of the Fermanagh and Omagh district in April 2015.



From To Name Party
2015 2016 Thomas O'Reilly Sinn Féin
2016 2017 Mary Garrity SDLP
2017 2018 Stephen McCann Sinn Féin
2018 2019 Howard Thornton UUP
2019 2020 Siobhan Currie Sinn Féin
2020 2020 Chris Smyth UUP
2020 2021 Diana Armstrong UUP
2021 2022 Errol Thompson DUP

Vice Chairman

From To Name Party
2015 2016 Paul Robinson DUP
2016 2017 Bert Wilson UUP
2017 2018 Alex Baird UUP
2018 2019 John Feely Sinn Féin
2019 2020 Diana Armstrong UUP
2020 2021 John Coyle SDLP
2021 2022 Chris McCaffrey Sinn Féin


For the purpose of elections the council is divided into seven district electoral areas (DEA):[2]

Area Seats
Enniskillen 6
Erne East 6
Erne North 5
Erne West 5
Mid Tyrone 6
Omagh 6
West Tyrone 6

Seat summary

Party Elected 2014 Elected 2019 Current
Sinn Féin 17 15 15
Ulster Unionist Party 9 9 9
Social Democratic and Labour Party 8 5 5
Democratic Unionist Party 5 5 5
Alliance Party of Northern Ireland 0 1 1
Cross-Community Labour Alternative 0 1 0
Militant Left (Ireland) 0 0 1
Independents 1 4 4

Councillors by electoral area

Current council members
District electoral area Name Party
Enniskillen Keith Elliot DUP
Paul Blake SDLP
Robert Irvine UUP
Howard Thornton UUP
Tommy Maguire Sinn Féin
Donal O'Cofaigh ‡ Militant Left
Erne East Paul Robinson DUP
Victor Warrington UUP
Eamon Keenan † Independent
Tom O'Reilly Sinn Féin
Sheamus Greene Sinn Féin
Garbhan McPhillips SDLP
Erne North Diana Armstrong UUP
John Coyle SDLP
Siobhan Currie Sinn Féin
John McClaughtry UUP
Paul Stevenson † DUP
Erne West Alex Baird UUP
Bernice Swift Independent
Anthony Feely Sinn Féin
Chris McCaffrey Sinn Féin
Adam Gannon SDLP
Mid Tyrone Emmet McAleer Independent
Pádraigín Kelly Sinn Féin
Catherine Kelly Sinn Féin
Bert Wilson UUP
Sean Clarke Sinn Féin
Patrick Withers † Sinn Féin
Omagh Errol Thompson DUP
Barry McElduff Sinn Féin
Josephine Deehan Independent
Stephen Donnelly Alliance
Matthew Bell † UUP
Anne-Marie Fitzgerald Sinn Féin
West Tyrone Mark Buchanan DUP
Allan Rainey UUP
Mary Garrity SDLP
Anne-Marie Donnelly Sinn Féin
Glenn Campbell Sinn Féin
Stephen McCann Sinn Féin

Co-opted to fill a vacancy since the election.
Changed party affiliation since the election.
Last updated 13 January 2022.

For further details see 2019 Fermanagh and Omagh District Council election


The area covered by the new council has a population of 113,161 residents according to the 2011 Northern Ireland census.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Master Identity Guidelines for Fermanagh & Omagh District Council". Fermanagh & Omagh District Council. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  2. ^ "The District Electoral Areas (Northern Ireland) Order 2014". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  3. ^ "NI Census 2011 - Key Statistics Summary Report, September 2014" (PDF). NI Statistics and Research Agency. Retrieved 28 September 2014.