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
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Daingean agus Dílis  (Irish)
"Strong and Loyal"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Longford


Originally meetings of Longford County Council were held at Longford Courthouse in the Main Street[1] and the county secretary's office was subsequently established in Dublin Road.[2] 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.[3]


For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Ballymahon (6), Granard (6) and Longford (6).[4]

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Fine Gael 9
Fianna Fáil 6
Independent 3

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[5]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballymahon Paul Ross Fine Gael
Mark Casey Independent
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
Gerry Warnock Independent
Séamus Butler Fianna Fáil
Martin Monaghan Fianna Fáil

See also


  1. White, Robert William (2006). "Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary". Indiana University Press. p. 13. ISBN 978-0253347084.
  2. "Details of Local Authorities in Ireland". 8 October 2003. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  3. "Topographical information. In Sarah Gearty, Martin Morris and Fergus O'Ferrall, Irish Historic Towns Atlas, no. 22, Longford" (PDF). Royal Irish Academy, Dublin. 2010. pp. 1–19. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  4. "2014 local elections – Longford County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 2 June 2014.
  5. "2014 Local elections: Longford County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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