Laois County Council

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Laois County Council
Comhairle Contae Laoise
Coat of arms or logo
Catherine Fitzgerald, FF
Seats 19
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Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (7)
     Fine Gael (6)
     Sinn Féin (2)
     Labour Party (1)
     Independent (3)
Last election
23 May 2014
I bpáirt leis an bpobal  (Irish)
"In partnership with the community"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Port Laoise
The area governed by the council

Laois County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Laoise) is the authority responsible for local government in County Laois, 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. The council has 19 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, Gerard Murphy. The county town is Port Laoise.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick (6), Graiguecullen-Portarlington (6) and Port Laoise (7).[1]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 7
Fine Gael 6
Sinn Féin 2
Labour Party 1
Independent 3

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
Borris-in-Ossory-Mountmellick John King Fine Gael
James Kelly Independent
Brendan Phelan Independent
Paddy Brackan Fianna Fáil
Seamus McDonald Fianna Fáil
David Goodwin Fine Gael
Graiguecullen-Portarlington Aidan Mullins Sinn Féin
Padraig Fleming Fianna Fáil
Ben Brennan Independent
Tom Mulhall Fine Gael
John Moran Fine Gael
Paschal McEvoy Fianna Fáil
Port Laoise Willie Aird Fine Gael
John Joe Fennelly Fianna Fáil
Caroline Dwane Stanley Sinn Féin
Mary Sweeney Fine Gael
Catherine Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Jerry Lodge Fianna Fáil
Noel Tuohy Labour Party

See also


  1. "2014 local elections – Laois County Council". Retrieved 2 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2014 Local elections: Laois County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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