Kildare County Council

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Kildare County Council
Comhairle Contae Chill Dara
Seats 40
Kildare County Council Composition.png
Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (11)
     Fine Gael (9)
     Labour Party (5)
     Sinn Féin (4)
     Independent (11)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Áras Chill Dara, Naas
The area governed by the council

Kildare County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae 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 40 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 Chief Executive, Peter Carey. The county town is Naas.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into five local electoral areas: Athy (6), Celbridge-Leixlip (7), Kildare-Newbridge (9), Maynooth (9) and Naas (9).[1]

2014 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 12
Fine Gael 9
Labour Party 5
Sinn Féin 5
Independent 9

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[2]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Athy Martin Miley Jnr Fianna Fáil
Mark Wall Labour Party
Mark Dalton‡ Fianna Fáil
Aoife Breslin Labour Party
Ivan Keatley Fine Gael
Thomas Redmond Sinn Féin
Celbridge-Leixlip Frank O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Anthony Larkin Independent
Íde Cussen Sinn Féin
Bernard Caldwell Independent
Kevin Byrne Labour Party
Joe Neville Fine Gael
Brendan Young Independent
Kildare-Newbridge Fiona O'Loughlin Fianna Fáil
Suzanne Doyle Fianna Fáil
Fiona McLoughlin-Healy‡ Fine Gael
Mark Lynch Sinn Féin
Joanne Pender Independent
Paddy Kennedy Independent
Seán Power Fianna Fáil
Mark Stafford Fine Gael
Willie Crowley Independent
Maynooth Brendan Weld Fine Gael
Pádraig McEvoy Independent
Réada Cronin Sinn Féin
Teresa Murray Independent
John McGinley Labour Party
Naoise Ó Cearúil Fianna Fáil
Paul Ward Fianna Fáil
Tim Durkan Fine Gael
Daragh Fitzpatrick Fianna Fáil
Naas James Lawless Fianna Fáil
Sorcha O'Neill‡ Sinn Féin
Seamie Moore Independent
Darren Scully Fine Gael
Robert Power Fianna Fáil
Willie Callaghan† Fianna Fáil
Billy Hillis Fine Gael
Anne Breen Labour Party
Fintan Brett Fine Gael

Replaced during term, see table below for details.
Changed party, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Willie Callaghan Fianna Fáil Naas Death of councillor in November 2014[3] February 2015 Deborah Callaghan Fianna Fáil
Willie Crowley Independent Kildare-Newbridge Death of councillor in December 2015[4] January 2016 Morgan McCabe[5] Independent
Fiona O'Loughlin Fianna Fáil Kildare-Newbridge Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election[6] February 2016 Murty Aspell Fianna Fáil
James Lawless Fianna Fáil Naas Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election[6] February 2016 Carmel Kelly Fianna Fáil
Frank O'Rourke Fianna Fáil Celbridge-Leixlip Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election[6] February 2016 Michael Coleman Fianna Fáil

Changes in affiliation[edit]

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Mark Dalton[7] Athy Fianna Fáil Independent October 2014
Sorcha O'Neill[8] Naas Sinn Féin Independent April 2017
Fiona McLoughlin-Healy[9] Naas Fine Gael Independent March 2018

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