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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
Coat of arms or logo
Danny Owens, FF
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Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Esto Fidelis  (Latin)
"Be Faithful"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
The area governed by the council



For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Birr (6), Edenderry (6) and Tullamore (7).[1]

2014 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 3
Sinn Féin 3
Independent 5

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[2]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Birr John Leahy Independent
Peter Ormond Fianna Fáil
John Clendennen Fine Gael
Carol Nolan Sinn Féin
Eamon Dooley Fianna Fáil
John Carroll Independent
Edenderry Martin O'Reilly† Sinn Féin
Eddie Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
John Foley Independent
Noel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Liam Quinn Fine Gael
Noel Cribbin‡ Independent
Tullamore Brendan Killeavy Sinn Féin
Dervill Dolan Independent
Sinéad Dooley† Fianna Fáil
Declan Harvey Fianna Fáil
Frank Moran Fianna Fáil
Tommy McKeigue Fine Gael
Danny Owens Fianna Fáil

Replaced during term, see table below for details.
Changed party, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Carol Nolan Sinn Féin Birr Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Sean Maher Sinn Féin
Sinéad Dooley Fianna Fáil Tullamore Resignation of councillor July 2017 Tony McCormack Fianna Fáil
Martin O'Reilly Sinn Féin Edenderry Resignation of councillor November 2018 Alan Daly Sinn Féin

Changes in affiliationEdit

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
John Leahy Birr Independent Renua March 2015
Noel Cribbin Edenderry Independent Fine Gael November 2018

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "2014 Local elections – Offaly County Council". Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  2. ^ "2014 Local elections: Offaly County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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