Louth County Council

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Louth County Council
Comhairle Contae Lú
Type
Type
Leadership
Peter Savage, FF
Structure
Seats 29
Louth County Council Composition.png
Political groups
     Sinn Féin (10)
     Fine Gael (7)
     Fianna Fáil (5)
     Green Party (2)
     Labour Party (2)
     Independent (3)
Elections
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
County Hall, Dundalk
Website
www.louthcoco.ie
The area governed by the council

Louth County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Lú) is the authority responsible for local government in County Louth, 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.[1] The council has 29 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 Chief Executive, Joan Martin. The county town is Dundalk.

Councillors[edit]

For the purpose of elections, the county is divided into four municipal districts: Ardee (6), Drogheda (10), Dundalk-Carlingford (6) and Dundalk South (7).[2]

2014 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Sinn Féin 10
Fine Gael 7
Fianna Fáil 5
Green Party 2
Labour Party 2
Independent 3

Councillors by municipal district[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Municipal District Name Party
Ardee Pearse McGeough Sinn Féin
Colm Markey Fine Gael
Tom Cunningham Sinn Féin
Liam Reilly Fianna Fáil
Dolores Minogue Fine Gael
Jim Tenanty Independent
Drogheda Imelda Munster Sinn Féin
Paul Bell Labour Party
Alan Cassidy Sinn Féin
Tommy Byrne Fianna Fáil
Kevin Callan Fine Gael
Oliver Tully Fine Gael
Frank Godfrey Independent
Richie Culhane Fine Gael
Pio Smith Labour Party
Kenneth Flood Sinn Féin
Dundalk-Carlingford Edel Corrigan Sinn Féin
Jim Loughran Sinn Féin
Peter Savage Fianna Fáil
John McGahon Fine Gael
Conor Keelan Fianna Fáil
Mark Dearey Green Party
Dundalk South Tomás Sharkey Sinn Féin
Declan Breathnach Fianna Fáil
Maeve Anna Yore Independent
Kevin Meenan Sinn Féin
Jennifer Green Sinn Féin
Marianne Butler Green Party
Maria Doyle Fine Gael

Population by Municipal District[edit]

The table below sets out the population of the county broken down by municipal district.[4]

Electoral Division Population - 2006 Population - 2011 Population - 2016
Louth 111267 122897 128375
 Dundalk (Town + Rural), Co. Louth 51758 56761 59557
 Dundalk Town, Co. Louth 29037 31149 32288
  004 Dundalk Urban No. 1, Co. Louth 2190 2148 2169
  005 Dundalk Urban No. 2, Co. Louth 1211 1169 1140
  006 Dundalk Urban No. 3, Co. Louth 1400 1449 1710
  007 Dundalk Urban No. 4, Co. Louth 6183 6039 5970
  023 Castletown (Part Urban), Co. Louth 2518 2637 2685
  027 Dundalk Rural (Part Urban), Co. Louth 15440 17620 18514
  030 Haggardstown (Part Urban), Co. Louth 95 87 100
 Dundalk rural area, Co. Louth 22721 25612 27269
  019 Ballymascanlan, Co. Louth 2016 2213 2206
  020 Barronstown, Co. Louth 647 744 746
  021 Carlingford, Co. Louth 1384 1801 2201
  022 Castlering, Co. Louth 935 1012 1034
  023 Castletown (Part Rural), Co. Louth 1421 1573 1622
  024 Creggan Upper, Co. Louth 684 787 852
  025 Darver, Co. Louth 562 568 678
  026 Drummullagh, Co. Louth 1120 1257 1350
  027 Dundalk Rural (Part Rural), Co. Louth 535 540 686
  028 Faughart, Co. Louth 905 991 958
  029 Greenore, Co. Louth 979 1169 1201
  030 Haggardstown (Part Rural), Co. Louth 5769 6303 6819
  031 Jenkinstown, Co. Louth 948 1173 1277
  032 Killanny, Co. Louth 683 799 825
  033 Louth, Co. Louth 1308 1505 1575
  034 Mansfieldstown, Co. Louth 640 807 855
  035 Rathcor, Co. Louth 1203 1352 1374
  036 Ravensdale, Co. Louth 982 1018 1010
 Drogheda Borough, Co. Louth 28973 28576 29471
  001 Fair Gate, Co. Louth 9783 9806 10317
  002 St. Laurence Gate, Co. Louth 3801 4004 4075
  003 West Gate, Co. Louth 5899 6042 6284
  041 St. Peter's (Part Urban), Co. Louth 3460 2161 2099
  047 St. Mary's (Part Urban), Co. Louth 6030 6563 6696
Ardee No. 1 rural area, Co. Louth 17976 20262 20924
  008 Ardee Rural, Co. Louth 2626 2875 2952
  009 Ardee Urban, Co. Louth 4301 4554 4917
  010 Castlebellingham, Co. Louth 1371 1617 1688
  011 Clonkeen, Co. Louth 545 648 675
  012 Collon, Co. Louth 1380 1770 1859
  013 Dromin, Co. Louth 535 610 629
  014 Dromiskin, Co. Louth 1935 2187 2226
  015 Drumcar, Co. Louth 1385 1526 1451
  016 Dunleer, Co. Louth 2340 2796 2868
  017 Stabannan, Co. Louth 590 620 619
  018 Tallanstown, Co. Louth 968 1059 1040
 Louth rural area, Co. Louth 12560 17298 18423
  037 Clogher, Co. Louth 2494 3031 3237
  038 Dysart, Co. Louth 777 918 925
  039 Monasterboice, Co. Louth 1164 1342 1365
  040 Mullary, Co. Louth 1528 1723 1754
  041 St. Peter's (Part Rural), Co. Louth 4022 6990 7605
  042 Termonfeckin, Co. Louth 2575 3294 3537

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Services". Louth County Council. Retrieved 31 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "2014 Local elections – Louth County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "2014 Local elections: Louth County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Census of population by electoral division 2016". CENSUS OF POPULATION 2016 - PRELIMINARY RESULTS / GEOGRAPHIC CHANGES CENSUS OF POPULATION 2016 - PRELIMINARY RESULTS. CSO. Retrieved 17 July 2016. 

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