Longford County Council
Longford County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae 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, Paddy Mahon. The county town is Longford town.
Longford County Council
Comhairle Chontae an Longfoirt
Micheál Carrigy, FG
|24 May 2019|
|Daingean agus Dílis (Irish)|
"Strong and Loyal"
|Áras an Chontae, Longford|
Originally meetings of Longford County Council were held at Longford Courthouse in the Main Street and the county secretary's office was subsequently established in Dublin Road. The county council meetings and county administration moved to modern facilities at the new County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae) in Great Water Street in 1992.
Councillors by electoral area
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Ballymahon||Paul Ross||Fine Gael|
|Mick Cahill||Fianna Fáil|
|Pat O’Toole||Fianna Fáil|
|Colm Murray||Fine Gael|
|Gerard Farrell||Fine Gael|
|Granard||Turlough “Pott” McGovern||Independent|
|Micheál Carrigy||Fine Gael|
|Paraic Brady||Fine Gael|
|Garry Murtagh||Fine Gael|
|P.J. Reilly||Fianna Fáil|
|Longford||Joe Flaherty||Fianna Fáil|
|Peggy Nolan||Fine Gael|
|Gerry Hagan||Fine Gael|
|John Browne||Fine Gael|
|Séamus Butler||Fianna Fáil|
|Martin Monaghan||Fianna Fáil|
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