Longford County Council

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Longford County Council
Comhairle Chontae an Longfoirt
Type County council
Mayor Larry Bannon, FG
Seats 21
Political groups      Fine Gael (10)
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Independents (3)
Last election 5 June 2009
Daingean agus Dílis  (Irish)
"Strong and Loyal"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Longford
The area governed by the council

Longford County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae an Longfoirt) is the authority responsible for local government in County Longford, 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 21 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, Tim Caffrey. The county town is Longford town.


For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into four local electoral areas: Ballymahon (6), Drumlish (4), Granard (4) and Longford (7).[1]

2009 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fine Gael 10
Fianna Fáil 8
Independents 3

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
Ballymahon Larry Bannon Fine Gael
Patrick Belton Fine Gael
Barney Steele Fianna Fáil
Michael Cahill Fianna Fáil
Mark Casey Independent
Sean Farrell Fine Gael
Drumlish Martin Mulleady Fianna Fáil
Gerry Brady Fine Gael
John Duffy Fine Gael
Luie McEntire Fianna Fáil
Granard Peter Reilly Fianna Fáil
Micheal Carrigy Fine Gael
Frank Kilbride Fine Gael
Thomas Victory Fianna Fáil
Longford Peggy Nolan Fine Gael
Padraig Loughrey Fianna Fáil
Mae Sexton Independent
Alan Mitchell Fine Gael
Victor Kiernan Fine Gael
Paul Connell Independent
Denis Glennon Fianna Fáil

Changed party, see table below for details.

Changes in affiliation[edit]

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Mae Sexton Longford Independent Labour Party April 2010
Mae Sexton Longford Labour Party Independent December 2012

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2009 local elections – Longford County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 11 August 2011. 

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