Kilkenny County Council
Kilkenny County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Chill Chainnigh) is the authority responsible for local government in County Kilkenny, 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 24 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 Kilkenny city.
Kilkenny County Council
Peter Cleere, FF
|24 May 2019|
|County Hall, Kilkenny|
The county council originaly met at Kilkenny Courthouse. By the second half of the 20th century it had moved to new offices at John's Green House. The county council moved to its current home, County Hall, in 1994.
In 2000, as part of a government initiative called "Better Local Government – A Programme for Change", a new structure was introduced to Kilkenny County Council which included five Strategic Policy Committees.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
|Municipal District and LEA||Definition||Seats|
|Callan—Thomastown||Aghaviller, Ballyhale, Ballyvool, Bennettsbridge, Boolyglass, Bramblestown, Brownsford, Burnchurch, Callan Rural, Callan Urban, Castlebanny, Coolaghmore, Coolhill, Danesfort, Dunbell, Dunnamaggan, Dysartmoon, Earlstown, Ennisnag, Famma, Freaghana, Graiguenamanagh, Grange, Inistioge, Jerpoint Church, Kells, Kilfane, Killamery, Kilmaganny, Kiltorcan, Knocktopher, Mallardstown, Outrath, Pleberstown, Powerstown, Rosbercon Rural, Scotsborough, Stonyford, The Rower, Thomastown, Tullaghanbrogue, Tullaherin, Tullahought, Ullard and Woolengrange.||6|
|Castlecomer||Attanagh, Balleen, Ballinamara, Ballybeagh, Ballycallan, Ballyconra, Ballyragget, Baunmore, Castlecomer, Clara, Clogh, Clogharinka, Clomantagh, Coolcraheen, Freshford, Galmoy, Glashare, Goresbridge, Gowran, Johnstown, Kilkieran, Kilmacar, Kilmanagh, Lisdowney, Moneenroe, Mothell, Muckalee (in the former Rural District of Castlecomer), Odagh, Paulstown, Rathbeagh, Rathcoole, Rathealy, Shankill, Tiscoffin, Tubbridbrittain, Tullaroan and Urlingford.||6|
|Kilkenny City||Dunmore, Kilkenny No. 1 Urban, Kilkenny No. 2 Urban, Kilkenny Rural and St. Canice.||7|
|Piltown||Aglish, Ballincrea, Castlegannon, Dunkitt, Farnoge, Fiddown, Jerpoint West, Kilbeacon, Kilbride, Kilcolumb, Kilculliheen (part), Kilkeasy, Killahy, Kilmakevoge, Listerlin, Muckalee (in the former Rural District of Carrick-on-Suir No. 3), Pilltown, Pollrone, Portnascully, Rathpatrick, Rossinan, Shanbogh, Templeorum, Tubbrid, Ullid and Whitechurch.||5|
The following were elected at the 2019 Kilkenny County Council election, under the boundaries which existed at the time.
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Callan-Thomastown||Peter Cleere||Fianna Fáil|
|Matt Doran||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Doyle||Fine Gael|
|Patrick O'Neill||Fine Gael|
|Joe Lyons||Fine Gael|
|Deirdre Cullen||Fianna Fáil|
|Castlecomer||Pat Fitzpatrick||Fianna Fáil|
|Mary Hilda Cavanagh||Fine Gael|
|Michael McCarthy||Fianna Fáil|
|John Brennan||Fine Gael|
|Michael Delaney||Fianna Fáil|
|Denis Hynes||Labour Party|
|Kilkenny||Andrew McGuinness||Fianna Fáil|
|Malcolm Noonan||Green Party|
|Joe Malone||Fianna Fáil|
|David Fitzgerald||Fine Gael|
|John Coonan||Fianna Fáil|
|Martin Brett||Fine Gael|
|Piltown||Pat Dunphy||Fine Gael|
|Tomás Breathnach||Labour Party|
|Fidelis Doherty||Fine Gael|
|Eamon Aylward||Fianna Fáil|
|Ger Frisby||Fianna Fáil|
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