Westmeath County Council
Westmeath County Council
Comhairle Chontae na hIarmhí
Aengus O'Rourke, FF
|24 May 2019|
|Triath ós Triathaibh (Irish)|
"Noble above nobility"
|County Buildings, Mullingar|
Westmeath County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae 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 Chief Executive, Pat Gallagher. The county town is Mullingar.
Originally Westmeath County Council held its meetings in Mullingar Courthouse. The council commissioned a purpose-built facility, known as County Hall, in Mount Street in Mullingar in the early 20th century. In the early part of the 21st century it occupied a historic building on the same site associated with the old county gaol. It then moved to more modern facilities at the new County Buildings, to the south of the previous facility, in 2009.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
Westmeath County Council is divided into local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions, for the purposes of local elections, and into municipal districts for the purposes of local exercising of the powers of the local authority.
|Athlone||Athlone||Athlone East Rural, Athlone East Urban, Athlone West Urban, Auburn, Carn, Castledaly, Doonis, Glassan, Killinure, Moydrum, Muckanagh and Tubbrit.||5|
|Moate||Ardnaglew, Ardnagragh, Ballinalack, Ballybroder, Ballykilmore, Ballymore, Ballymorin, Ballynagore, Bellanalack, Carrick, Castletown, Churchtown, Clonfad, Drumraney, Dysart, Emper, Glenlough, Greenpark, Jamestown, Kilbeggan, Kilbixy, Kilcumreragh, Killare, Lauree, Middleton, Moate, Mount Temple, Newtown, Noughaval, Piercetown, Portloman, Rahugh, Rathconrath, Rathowen, Skeagh, Sonna, Streamstown, Templepatrick, Umma and Winetown.||4|
|Mullingar||Mullingar||Belvidere, Castle, Cloghan, Heathstown, Hopestown, Knockdrin, Mullingar North Urban, Mullingar Rural, Mullingar South Urban, Owel, Russellstown and Tullaghan.||6|
|Kinnegad||Ballinlough, Ballyhealy, Ballynaskeagh, Boherquill, Bracklin, Castlelost, Clonarney, Clonlost, Collinstown, Coole, Coolure, Copperalley, Delvin, Derrymore, Enniscoffey, Faughalstown, Finnea, Fore East, Fore West, Gaybrook, Glore, Griffinstown, Hilltown, Huntingdon, Kilcumny, Killua, Killucan, Killulagh, Kilpatrick, Kinnegad, Kinturk, Knockarrow, Lackan, Milltown, Multyfarnham, Raharney, Riverdale, Rosmead, Stonehall, Street, Taghmon and Woodland.||5|
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which Councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Athlone||Frankie Keena||Fianna Fáil|
|Aengus O'Rourke||Fianna Fáil|
|John Dolan||Fine Gael|
|Kinnegad||Frank McDermott||Fine Gael|
|John Shaw||Fianna Fáil|
|Paddy Hill||Fianna Fáil|
|Emily Wallace||Fine Gael|
|Moate||Thomas Farrell||Fine Gael|
|Liam McDaniel||Fianna Fáil|
|Vinny McCormack||Fianna Fáil|
|Ken Glynn||Fianna Fáil|
|Aoife Davitt||Fianna Fáil|
|William Collentine||Fianna Fáil|
|Andrew Duncan||Fine Gael|
|Independent||Jamie Moran||Athlone||Resignation||January 2022||Paul Hogan|
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