Offaly County Council

Offaly County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae 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, Anna-Marie Delaney. The county town is Tullamore.

Offaly County Council

Comhairle Chontae Uíbh Fhailí
Type
Type
Leadership
Peter Ormond, FF
Structure
Seats19
Political groups
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Motto
Esto Fidelis  (Latin)
"Be Faithful"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
Website
offaly.ie

History

Originally Tullamore Courthouse had been the meeting place of Offaly County Council.[1][2] The county council moved to modern facilities at County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae) in 2002.[3]

Councillors

For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Birr (6), Edenderry (6) and Tullamore (7).[4]

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 4
Renua 1
Green Party 1
Social Democrats 1
Irish Democratic Party 1
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
Birr John Leahy Renua
Peter Ormond Fianna Fáil
John Clendennen Fine Gael
Éamon Dooley Fianna Fáil
John Carroll Independent
Clare Claffey Social Democrats
Edenderry Eddie Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
John Foley Independent
Liam Quinn Fine Gael
Robert McDermott Fianna Fáil
Noel Cribbin Fine Gael
Pippa Hackett Green Party
Tullamore Frank Moran Fianna Fáil
Declan Harvey Fianna Fáil
Neil Feighery Fine Gael
Danny Owens Fianna Fáil
Ken Smollen Irish Democratic Party
Tony McCormack Fianna Fáil
Seán O’Brien Independent

See also

References

  1. Byrne, Michael. "Local Government in Offaly: The county council and marking 120 years of local democracy". Offaly History. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. "Tullamore Courthouse" (PDF). NMA Architects. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. "Áras an Chontae, Tullamore". Irish architecture awards. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  4. "2014 Local elections – Offaly County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. "2014 Local elections: Offaly County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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