Legal basis: Údarás na Gaeltachta Act 1979
Maximum Number of Positions: 12
Gender Balance Numbers: Female (5), Male (7)
Gender Balance Percentage: Female (42%), Male (58%)
Notes: Section 6 of the Údarás na Gaeltachta Act 1979, as substituted by s. 16 of the Gaeltacht Act 2012, provides that An tÚdarás shall consist of the following members: (i) a chairperson, who shall be appointed by the Minister; (ii) one ordinary member, who shall be appointed by the Minister, on the nomination of the county council of County Donegal; (iii) one ordinary member, who shall be appointed by the Minister, on the nomination of the county council of County Mayo; (iv) one ordinary member, who shall be appointed by the Minister, on the nomination of the county council of County Galway; (v) one ordinary member, who shall be appointed by the Minister, on the nomination of the county council of County Kerry; (vi) one ordinary member, who shall be appointed by the Minister for a period of 2 years on the nomination of each of the county councils of the counties of Cork, Meath and Waterford in accordance with paragraph (b); (vii) 6 ordinary members, who shall be appointed by the Minister.

Name First Appointed Reappointed Expiry Date Position type Basis of appointment
Anna Ní Ghallachair 20/11/2012 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Chairperson PAS Process
Debra Ní Shúilleabháin 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member PAS Process
Eunan Mac Cuinneagáin 20/11/2012 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member PAS Process
Ian Mac Aindriú 20/11/2012 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member PAS Process
John Shéamuis Ó Fearraigh 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member Donegal County Council Nominee
Maire Seosaimhin Breathnach 15/02/2017 14/02/2019 Ordinary Member Waterford County Council Nominee
Mary Uí Chadhain 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member PAS Process
Seosamh Ó Laoi 20/11/2012 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member PAS Process
Seán Mac Congamhna 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member Mayo County Council Nominee
Siobhán Seoighe 22/06/2015 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member PAS Process
Séamus Cosaí Mac Gearailt 20/11/2012 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member Kerry County Council Nominee
Séamus Walsh 12/01/2018 11/01/2023 Ordinary Member Galway County Council Nominee