Westmeath County Council

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Westmeath County Council
Comhairle Contae na hIarmhí
Paddy Hill, FF
Seats 20
Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Fine Gael (5)
     Sinn Féin (3)
     Labour Party (2)
     Independent (2)
Last election
23 May 2014
Triath ós Triathaibh  (Irish)
"Noble above nobility"
Meeting place
County Buildings, Mullingar
The area governed by the council

Westmeath County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae na hIarmhí) is the authority responsible for local government in County Westmeath, 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 20 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, Pat Gallagher. The county town is Mullingar.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Athlone (Westmeath) (7), Mullingar-Coole (7) and Mullingar-Kilbeggan (6).

2014 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 5
Sinn Féin 3
Labour Party 2
Independents 2

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[1]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Athlone (Westmeath) Kevin Boxer Moran Independent
Tom Farrell Fine Gael
Paul Hogan Sinn Féin
John Dolan Fine Gael
Aengus O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Frankie Keena Fianna Fáil
Michael O'Brien Independent
Mullingar-Coole Aidan Davitt Fianna Fáil
Úna D'Arcy Sinn Féin
John Shaw Fianna Fáil
Paddy Hill Fianna Fáil
Frank McDermott Fine Gael
Peter Burke Fine Gael
Michael Dollard Labour Party
Mullingar-Kilbeggan Paul Daly Fianna Fáil
Avril Whitney Fianna Fáil
Ken Glynn Fianna Fáil
Johnnie Penrose Labour Party
Sorca Clarke Sinn Féin
Andrew Duncan Fine Gael

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