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Wexford County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Loch Garman) is the authority responsible for local government in County Wexford, 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 34 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tom Enright. The county town is Wexford town.

Wexford County Council

Comhairle Contae Loch Garman
Michael Sheehan, FF
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Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Exemplar Hiberniae  (Latin)
"An example to Ireland"
Meeting place
County Hall, Wexford
The area governed by the council


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into six local electoral areas: Enniscorthy (6), Gorey (6), Kilmuckridge (4), New Ross (6), Rosslare (5) and Wexford (7).[1]

2019 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 12
Fine Gael 9
Sinn Féin 2
Labour Party 2
Aontú 1
Independent 8

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[2]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Enniscorthy Kathleen Codd-Nolan Fine Gael
John O’Rourke Independent
Barbara-Anne Murphy Fianna Fáil
Cathal Byrne Fine Gael
Aidan Browne Fianna Fáil
Jackser Owens Independent
Gorey Malcolm Byrne Fianna Fáil
Anthony Donohoe Fine Gael
Diarmuid Devereux Fine Gael
Dónal Kenny Fianna Fáil
Joe Sullivan Fianna Fáil
Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin Sinn Féin
Kilmuckridge Pip Breen Fianna Fáil
Mary Farrell Independent
Oliver Walsh Fine Gael
Willie Kavanagh Fianna Fáil
New Ross Pat Barden Independent
Michael Sheehan Fianna Fáil
John Fleming Fianna Fáil
Michael Whelan Fianna Fáil
Anthony Connick Independent
Brídín Murphy Fine Gael
Rosslare Ger Carthy Independent
Frank Staples Fine Gael
Lisa McDonald Fianna Fáil
Jim Moore Fine Gael
Jim Codd Aontú
Wexford George Lawlor Labour Party
John Hegarty Fine Gael
Leonard Kelly Independent
Garry Laffan Fianna Fáil
Tom Forde Sinn Féin
Maura Bell Labour Party
Davy Hynes Independent

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ {{cite web|url= County Council|title=Revised Electoral Areas 2018|accessdate=2018}
  2. ^ "2014 Local elections: Wexford County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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