Louth County Council

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Louth County Council
Comhairle Contae Lú
Peter Savage, FF
Seats 29
Political groups
     Sinn Féin (10)
     Fine Gael (7)
     Fianna Fáil (5)
     Green Party (2)
     Labour Party (2)
     Independent (3)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
County Hall, Dundalk
File:Louth in Ireland.svg
The area governed by the council

Louth County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Lú) is the authority responsible for local government in County Louth, 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 29 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, Joan Martin. The county town is Dundalk.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into four local electoral areas: Ardee (6), Drogheda (10), Dundalk-Carlingford (6) and Dundalk South (7).[2]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 10
Fine Gael 7
Fianna Fáil 5
Green Party 2
Labour Party 2
Independent 3

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ardee Pearse McGeough Sinn Féin
Colm Markey Fine Gael
Tom Cunningham Sinn Féin
Liam Reilly Fianna Fáil
Dolores Minogue Fine Gael
Jim Tenanty Independent
Drogheda Imelda Munster Sinn Féin
Paul Bell Labour Party
Alan Cassidy Sinn Féin
Tommy Byrne Fianna Fáil
Kevin Callan Fine Gael
Oliver Tully Fine Gael
Frank Godfrey Independent
Richie Culhane Fine Gael
Pio Smith Labour Party
Kenneth Flood Sinn Féin
Dundalk-Carlingford Edel Corrigan Sinn Féin
Jim Loughran Sinn Féin
Peter Savage Fianna Fáil
John McGahon Fine Gael
Conor Keelan Fianna Fáil
Mark Dearey Green Party
Dundalk South Tomás Sharkey Sinn Féin
Declan Breathnach Fianna Fáil
Maeve Anna Yore Independent
Kevin Meenan Sinn Féin
Jennifer Green Sinn Féin
Marianne Butler Green Party
Maria Doyle Fine Gael

See also


  1. "Services". Louth County Council. Retrieved 31 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2014 Local elections – Louth County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2014 Local elections: Louth County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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