Kildare County Council
|Kildare County Council |
Comhairle Contae Chill Dara
Fianna Fáil (11) |
Fine Gael (9)
Labour Party (5)
Sinn Féin (4)
|23 May 2014|
|Áras Chill Dara, Naas|
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.
2014 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.
|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|
|Íde Cussen||Sinn Féin|
|Kevin Byrne||Labour Party|
|Joe Neville||Fine Gael|
|Kildare-Newbridge||Fiona O'Loughlin†||Fianna Fáil|
|Suzanne Doyle||Fianna Fáil|
|Fiona McLoughlin-Healy‡||Fine Gael|
|Mark Lynch||Sinn Féin|
|Seán Power||Fianna Fáil|
|Mark Stafford||Fine Gael|
|Maynooth||Brendan Weld||Fine Gael|
|Réada Cronin||Sinn Féin|
|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|
|Darren Scully||Fine Gael|
|Robert Power||Fianna Fáil|
|Willie Callaghan†||Fianna Fáil|
|Billy Hillis||Fine Gael|
|Anne Breen||Labour Party|
|Fintan Brett||Fine Gael|
|Willie Callaghan||Fianna Fáil||Naas||Death of councillor in November 2014||February 2015||Deborah Callaghan||Fianna Fáil|
|Willie Crowley||Independent||Kildare-Newbridge||Death of councillor in December 2015||January 2016||Morgan McCabe||Independent|
|Fiona O'Loughlin||Fianna Fáil||Kildare-Newbridge||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election||February 2016||Murty Aspell||Fianna Fáil|
|James Lawless||Fianna Fáil||Naas||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election||February 2016||Carmel Kelly||Fianna Fáil|
|Frank O'Rourke||Fianna Fáil||Celbridge-Leixlip||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election||February 2016||Michael Coleman||Fianna Fáil|
Changes in affiliation
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|Mark Dalton||Athy||Fianna Fáil||Independent||October 2014|
|Sorcha O'Neill||Naas||Sinn Féin||Independent||April 2017|
|Fiona McLoughlin-Healy||Naas||Fine Gael||Independent||March 2018|
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