Offaly County Council

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Offaly County Council
Comhairle Contae Uíbh Fhailí
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Eamon Dooley, FF
Seats 19
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Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Fine Gael (3)
     Sinn Féin (3)
     Renua Ireland (1)
     Independent (4)
Last election
23 May 2014
Esto Fidelis  (Latin)
"Be Faithful"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
The area governed by the council

Offaly County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Uíbh Fhailí) is the authority responsible for local government in County Offaly, 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, Colette Byrne. The county town is Tullamore.


For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Birr (6), Edenderry (6) and Tullamore (7).[1]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 3
Sinn Féin 3
Independent 5

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
Birr John Leahy Independent
Peter Ormond Fianna Fáil
John Clendennen Fine Gael
Carol Nolan Sinn Féin
Eamon Dooley Fianna Fáil
John Carroll Independent
Edenderry Martin O'Reilly Sinn Féin
Eddie Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
John Foley Independent
Noel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Liam Quinn Fine Gael
Noel Cribbin Independent
Tullamore Brendan Killeavy Sinn Féin
Dervill Dolan Independent
Sinéad Dooley Fianna Fáil
Declan Harvey Fianna Fáil
Frank Moran Fianna Fáil
Tommy McKeigue Fine Gael
Danny Owens Fianna Fáil

Changes in affiliation

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
John Leahy Birr Independent Renua Ireland March 2015

See also


  1. "2014 Local elections – Offaly County Council". Retrieved 3 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2014 Local elections: Offaly County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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