Longford County Council

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Longford County Council
Comhairle Contae an Longfoirt
Gerry Warnock, SD
Seats 18
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Political groups
     Fine Gael (8)
     Fianna Fáil (7)
     Social Democrats (1)
     Independent (2)
Last election
23 May 2014
Daingean agus Dílis  (Irish)
"Strong and Loyal"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Longford
The area governed by the council

Longford County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae an Longfoirt) is the authority responsible for local government in County Longford, 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 18 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Mayor. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tim Caffrey. The county town is Longford town.


For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Ballymahon (6), Granard (6) and Longford (6).[1]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fine Gael 8
Fianna Fáil 7
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
Ballymahon Colm Murray Fine Gael
Gerard Farrell Fine Gael
Mark Casey Independent
Michael Cahill Fianna Fáil
Pat O'Toole Fianna Fáil
Paul Ross Fine Gael
Granard Micheal Carrigy Fine Gael
John Duffy Fine Gael
Paraic Brady Fine Gael
P. J. Reilly Fianna Fáil
Martin Mulleady Fianna Fáil
Luie McEntire Fianna Fáil
Longford John Browne Fine Gael
Seamus Butler Fianna Fáil
Peggy Nolan Fine Gael
Gerry Warnock Independent
Padraig Loughrey Fianna Fáil
Mae Sexton Independent

Changes in affiliation

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Gerry Warnock Longford Independent Social Democrats October 2015

See also


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

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