Kildare County Council

Kildare County Council
Comhairle Contae Chill Dara
Brendan Weld, FG
Seats 40
Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (12)
     Fine Gael (9)
     Labour Party (5)
     Sinn Féin (5)
     Independent (9)
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 (33), Celbridge-Leixlip (7), Kildare-Newbridge (9), Maynooth (9) and Naas (9).[1]

2014 seats summary

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

Councillors by electoral area

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
Ida 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


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Willie Callaghan Fianna Fáil Naas Death of Willie Callaghan[3] February 2015 Deborah Callaghan Fianna Fáil

See also


  1. "2014 Local elections – Kildare County Council". Retrieved 1 June 2014.
  2. "2014 Local elections: Kildare County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  3. "Willie Callaghan Obituary". Retrieved 3 February 2015.

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