Offaly County Council

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Offaly County Council
Comhairle Chontae Uíbh Fhailí
Coat of arms or logo
Type County council
Cathaoirleach Sinéad Moylan-Ryan, FF
Seats 21
Political groups      Fianna Fáil (9)
     Fine Gael (6)
     Independents (6)
Last election 5 June 2009
Esto Fidelis  (Latin)
"Be Faithful"
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Tullamore
The area governed by the 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 21 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 County Manager. The county town is Tullamore.


For the purpose of local elections the county is divided into four local electoral areas: Birr (4), Edenderry (6), Ferbane (4) and Tullamore (7).[1]

2009 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 9
Fine Gael 6
Independents 6

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
Birr Peter Ormond Fianna Fáil
Tony McLoughlin Independent
John Carroll Independent
Percy Clendennen Fine Gael
Edenderry John Foley Fianna Fáil
Noel Bourke Fianna Fáil
Liam Quinn Fine Gael
Eddie Fitzpatrick Independent
Ger Plunkett Fianna Fáil
Nichola Hogan Fine Gael
Ferbane Eamon Dooley Fianna Fáil
John Leahy Independent
Connie Hanniffy Fine Gael
Sinéad Moylan-Ryan Fianna Fáil
Tullamore Barry Cowen Fianna Fáil
Tommy McKeigue Fine Gael
Molly Buckley Fine Gael
Sinéad Dooley Fianna Fáil
Dervill Dolan Independent
Danny Owens Fianna Fáil
Johnny Butterfield Independent

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Barry Cowen Fianna Fáil Tullamore Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election February 2011 Paddy Rowland Fianna Fáil

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2009 Local elections – Offaly County Council". Retrieved 11 August 2011. 

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