Kildare County Council

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Kildare County Council
Comhairle Chontae Chill Dara
Coat of arms or logo
Type County council
Mayor Mark Wall, Lab
Seats 25
Political groups      Fine Gael (9)
     Fianna Fáil (6)
     Labour Party (6)
     Independent (4)
Last election 5 June 2009
Meeting place
Áras Chill Dara, Naas
The area governed by the council

Kildare County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae 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 25 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Mayor. The county administration is headed by a County Manager, Michael Malone. The county town is Naas.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into five local electoral areas: Athy (4), Celbridge (6), Clane (4), Kildare (6) and Naas (5).[1]

2009 Seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fine Gael 9
Fianna Fáil 6
Labour Party 6
Independents 4

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 5 June 2009.

Council members from 2009 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Athy Mark Wall Labour Party
Martin Miley Jnr Fianna Fáil
Martin Heydon Fine Gael
Richard Daly Fine Gael
Celbridge Catherine Murphy Independent
Kevin Byrne Labour Party
John McGinley Labour Party
Paul Kelly Fianna Fáil
Colm Purcell Labour Party
Senan Griffin Fine Gael
Clane Brendan Weld Fine Gael
Liam Doyle Fianna Fáil
Pádraig McEvoy Independent
Seamus Langan Fine Gael
Kildare Paddy Kennedy Independent
Micheál "Spike" Nolan Fine Gael
Fiona O'Loughlin Fianna Fáil
Tony O'Donnell Fine Gael
Suzanne Doyle Fianna Fáil
Francis Browne Labour Party
Naas Darren Scully Fine Gael
Anthony Lawlor Fine Gael
Paddy McNamara Labour Party
Seamie Moore Independent
Willie Callaghan Fianna Fáil

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Paul Kelly Fianna Fáil Celbridge Resigned on his appointment as a District Court judge December 2010 Frank O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Martin Heydon Fine Gael Athy Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election February 2011 Ivan Keatley Fine Gael
Catherine Murphy Independent Celbridge Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election February 2011 Anthony Larkin Independent
Anthony Lawlor Fine Gael Naas Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election February 2011 Fintan Brett Fine Gael

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2009 Local elections – Kildare County Council". Retrieved 25 February 2012. 

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