Carlow County Council

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Carlow County Council
Comhairle Contae Cheatharlach
Coat of arms or logo
Charlie Murphy, Ind
Seats 18
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Political groups
     Fine Gael (6)
     Fianna Fáil (5)
     Sinn Féin (3)
     Labour Party (2)
     Independent (2)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
County Buildings, Carlow
The area governed by the council

Carlow County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Cheatharlach) is the authority responsible for local government in County Carlow, Ireland. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment.[1] The council has 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tom Barry. The county town is Carlow town.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into two local electoral areas (LEA):

Area Seats
Carlow 10
Muine Bheag 8

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fine Gael 6
Fianna Fáil 5
Sinn Féin 3
Labour Party 2
Independent 2

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[2]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Carlow Jennifer Murnane O'Connor Fianna Fáil
John Pender Fianna Fáil
John Cassin Sinn Féin
Brian O'Donoghue Fine Gael
Fintan Phelan Fianna Fáil
Jim Deane Sinn Féin
Ann Ahern Fianna Fáil
Walter Lacey Independent
William Paton Labour Party
Fergal Browne Fine Gael
Muine Bheag Charlie Murphy Independent
Tommy Kinsella Fine Gael
Willie Quinn Labour Party
Andy Gladney Sinn Féin
Arthur McDonald Fianna Fáil
Michael Doran Fine Gael
John Murphy Fine Gael
Denis Foley Fine Gael

See also


  1. "All Services". Carlow County Council. Retrieved 17 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2014 Local elections: Carlow County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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