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
Coat of arms or logo
Logo
Type
Type
Leadership
Declan Harvey, FF
Structure
Seats19
Offaly County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Fianna Fáil (8)
  •   Fine Gael (4)
  •   Green Party (1)
  •   Social Democrats (1)
  •   Independent (5)
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Motto
Esto Fidelis  (Latin)
"Be Faithful"
Meeting place
Offaly County Council, 2021-07-21.jpg
Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
Website
offaly.ie
The area governed by the council

HistoryEdit

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]

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal DistrictsEdit

Offaly County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[4]

Municipal District and LEA Definition Seats
Birr Aghancon, Ballincor, Banagher, Barna, Birr Rural, Birr Urban, Broughal, Cangort, Cloghan, Clonmacnoise, Cullenwaine, Derrinboy, Derryad, Doon, Dromoyle, Drumcullen, Dunkerrin, Eglish, Ettagh, Ferbane, Gallen, Gorteen (in the former Rural District of Roscrea No.2), Hinds, Huntston, Kilcolman, Kilcormac, Killooly, Killyon, Kinnitty, Knockbarron, Lea, Letter, Lumcloon, Lusmagh, Mounterin, Mountheaton, Moyclare, Roscomroe, Seirkieran, Shannonbridge, Shannonharbour, Shinrone, Srah, Templeharry and Tulla 6
Edenderry Ballaghassaan, Ballyburly, Ballycommon, Ballymacwilliam, Ballyshear, Bracknagh, Clonbulloge, Clonmore, Clonygowan, Croghan, Daingean, Edenderry Rural, Edenderry Urban, Esker, Geashill, Hammerlane, Kilclonfert, Knockdrin, Monasteroris, Mountbriscoe, ODempsey, Portarlington North, Raheenakeeran and Rathfeston 6
Tullamore Ballycumber, Bawn, Cappancur, Clara, Derrycooly, Durrow, Gorteen (in the former Rural District of Tullamore), Kilcumreragh, Killeigh, Killoughy, Rahan, Rathrobin, Screggan, Silverbrook, Tinamuck, Tinnycross, Tullamore Rural and Tullamore Urban 7

CouncillorsEdit

2019 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 4
Renua 1
Green 1
Social Democrats 1
Irish Democratic 1
Independent 3

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

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[a] 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[b] Green
Tullamore Frank Moran Fianna Fáil
Declan Harvey Fianna Fáil
Neil Feighery Fine Gael
Danny Owens Fianna Fáil
Ken Smollen[a] Irish Democratic
Tony McCormack Fianna Fáil
Seán O'Brien Independent
Notes
  1. ^ a b Changed party, see table below for details.
  2. ^ Replaced during term, see table below for details.

Co-optionsEdit

Party Outgoing Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee
Green Pippa Hackett Edenderry Elected to Seanad Éireann in November 2019 November 2019 Mark Hackett

Changes in affiliationEdit

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
John Leahy Birr Renua Independent June 2019
Ken Smollen Tullamore Irish Democratic Independent October 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Byrne, Michael. "Local Government in Offaly: The county council and marking 120 years of local democracy". Offaly History. Archived from the original on 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Tullamore Courthouse" (PDF). NMA Architects. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2016. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Áras an Chontae, Tullamore". Irish architecture awards. Archived from the original on 12 November 2019. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  4. ^ "County of Offaly Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 20 January 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 178–180. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 11 September 2020.

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