Kildare County Council
Kildare County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Chill Dara) is the authority responsible for local government in County Kildare, 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 40 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, Peter Carey. The county town is Naas.
Kildare County Council
Comhairle Contae Chill Dara
Mark Stafford, FG
|Fianna Fáil (12) |
Fine Gael (11)
Labour Party (5)
Social Democrats (3)
Green Party (3)
Sinn Féin (1)
|24 May 2019|
|Meanma agus Misneach (Irish)|
"Spirit and Courage"
|Áras Chill Dara, Naas|
The county Council were originally based at Naas Courthouse but, after a major fire in the courthouse, moved to the former St Mary's Fever Hospital in the late 1950s. By late 1990s, the old hospital buildings were in poor condition, and the county council identified the former Devoy Barracks site as its preferred location for new facilities. It moved to Áras Chill Dara on the site of the old barracks site in 2006.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal DistrictsEdit
|Athy||Athy East Urban, Athy Rural, Athy West Urban, Ballaghmoon, Ballitore, Ballybrackan, Ballyshannon, Belan, Bert, Burtown, Carrigeen, Castledermot, Churchtown, Dunmanoge, Fontstown, Graney, Grangemellon, Harristown, Inchaquire, Johnstown, Kilberry, Kilkea, Kilrush, Moone, Narraghmore, Nurney, Skerries and Usk.||5|
|Celbridge–Leixlip||Celbridge||Donaghcumper; and those parts of the electoral division of Celbridge not contained in the local electoral area of Leixlip.||4|
|Leixlip||Leixlip; and those parts of the electoral division of Celbridge to the north of a line drawn along the M4 motorway.||3|
|Clane–Maynooth||Clane||Ballynadrumny, Cadamstown, Carbury, Carrick, Clane, Donore, Downings, Drehid, Dunfierth, Kilmeage North, Kilmeage South, Kilpatrick, Kilrainy, Lullymore, Robertstown, Timahoe North, Timahoe South and Windmill Cross.||5|
|Maynooth||Balraheen, Cloncurry (in the former Rural District of Celbridge No. 1), Donadea, Kilcock, Maynooth, and Straffan.||5|
|Kildare–Newbridge||Kildare||Ballysax East, Ballysax West, Cloncurry (in the former Rural District of Edenderry No. 2), Dunmurry, Feighcullen, Kildangan, Kildare, Killinthomas, Lackagh, Monasterevin, Pollardstown, Quinsborough, Rathangan, Rathernan and Thomastown.||5|
|Newbridge||Carnalway, Carragh, Droichead Nua Rural, Droichead Nua Urban, Gilltown, Kilcullen, Ladytown, Morristownbiller and Oldconnell.||5|
|Naas||Ballymore Eustace, Bodenstown, Kill, Killashee, Kilteel, Naas Rural, Naas Urban, Newtown, Oughterard and Rathmore.||7|
Councillors by electoral areaEdit
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Ivan Keatley||Fine Gael|
|Brian Dooley||Fianna Fáil|
|Veralouise Behan||Fianna Fáil|
|Celbridge||Michael Coleman||Fianna Fáil|
|Clane||Brendan Weld||Fine Gael|
|Daragh Fitzpatrick||Fianna Fáil|
|Aidan Farrelly||Social Democrats|
|Brendan Wyse||Fine Gael|
|Kildare||Suzanne Doyle||Fianna Fáil|
|Anne Connolly||Fianna Fáil|
|Kevin Duffy||Fine Gael|
|Mark Stafford||Fine Gael|
|Patricia Ryan[a]||Sinn Féin|
|Leixlip||Joe Neville||Fine Gael|
|Bernard Caldwell||Fianna Fáil|
|Nuala Killeen||Social Democrats|
|Maynooth||Naoise Ó Cearúil||Fianna Fáil|
|Paul Ward||Fianna Fáil|
|Tim Durkan||Fine Gael|
|Naas||Vincent P. Martin[a]||Green|
|Evie Sammon||Fine Gael|
|Fintan Brett||Fine Gael|
|Carmel Kelly||Fianna Fáil|
|Bill Clear||Social Democrats|
|Newbridge||Fiona McLoughlin Healy||Independent|
|Peggy O’Dwyer||Fine Gael|
|Robert Power||Fianna Fáil|
|Tracey O’Dwyer||Fine Gael|
|Noel Heaney||Fianna Fáil|
|Chris Pender||Social Democrats|
- Replaced during term, see table below for details.
|Sinn Féin||Patricia Ryan||Kildare||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Noel Connolly|
|Labour||Mark Wall||Athy||Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2020 Seanad election||May 2020||Mark Leigh|
|Green||Vincent P. Martin||Naas||Nominated by the Taoiseach to Seanad Éireann.||June 2020||Colm Kenny|
- "Maternity care featured in debate on future of Kildare hospitals". Leinster Leader. 27 November 2008. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "Council's new civic offices go full tilt in Naas". Irish Times. 26 January 2006. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
- "S.I. No. 620/2018 - County of Kildare Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". Retrieved 24 May 2019.
- "2014 Local elections – Kildare County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 1 June 2014.
- "2014 Local elections: Kildare County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.