Louth County Council

Louth County Council
Comhairle Contae Lú
Peter Savage, FF
Seats 29
Political groups
     Sinn Féin (10)
     Fine Gael (7)
     Fianna Fáil (5)
     Green Party (2)
     Labour Party (2)
     Independent (3)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
County Hall, Dundalk
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.


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

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

Councillors by municipal district

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

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. Louth517585676159557
 Dundalk Town, Co. Louth290373114932288
  004 Dundalk Urban No. 1, Co. Louth219021482169
  005 Dundalk Urban No. 2, Co. Louth121111691140
  006 Dundalk Urban No. 3, Co. Louth140014491710
  007 Dundalk Urban No. 4, Co. Louth618360395970
  023 Castletown (Part Urban), Co. Louth251826372685
  027 Dundalk Rural (Part Urban), Co. Louth154401762018514
  030 Haggardstown (Part Urban), Co. Louth9587100
 Dundalk rural area, Co. Louth227212561227269
  019 Ballymascanlan, Co. Louth201622132206
  020 Barronstown, Co. Louth647744746
  021 Carlingford, Co. Louth138418012201
  022 Castlering, Co. Louth93510121034
  023 Castletown (Part Rural), Co. Louth142115731622
  024 Creggan Upper, Co. Louth684787852
  025 Darver, Co. Louth562568678
  026 Drummullagh, Co. Louth112012571350
  027 Dundalk Rural (Part Rural), Co. Louth535540686
  028 Faughart, Co. Louth905991958
  029 Greenore, Co. Louth97911691201
  030 Haggardstown (Part Rural), Co. Louth576963036819
  031 Jenkinstown, Co. Louth94811731277
  032 Killanny, Co. Louth683799825
  033 Louth, Co. Louth130815051575
  034 Mansfieldstown, Co. Louth640807855
  035 Rathcor, Co. Louth120313521374
  036 Ravensdale, Co. Louth98210181010
 Drogheda Borough, Co. Louth289732857629471
  001 Fair Gate, Co. Louth9783980610317
  002 St. Laurence Gate, Co. Louth380140044075
  003 West Gate, Co. Louth589960426284
  041 St. Peter's (Part Urban), Co. Louth346021612099
  047 St. Mary's (Part Urban), Co. Louth603065636696
Ardee No. 1 rural area, Co. Louth179762026220924
  008 Ardee Rural, Co. Louth262628752952
  009 Ardee Urban, Co. Louth430145544917
  010 Castlebellingham, Co. Louth137116171688
  011 Clonkeen, Co. Louth545648675
  012 Collon, Co. Louth138017701859
  013 Dromin, Co. Louth535610629
  014 Dromiskin, Co. Louth193521872226
  015 Drumcar, Co. Louth138515261451
  016 Dunleer, Co. Louth234027962868
  017 Stabannan, Co. Louth590620619
  018 Tallanstown, Co. Louth96810591040
 Louth rural area, Co. Louth125601729818423
  037 Clogher, Co. Louth249430313237
  038 Dysart, Co. Louth777918925
  039 Monasterboice, Co. Louth116413421365
  040 Mullary, Co. Louth152817231754
  041 St. Peter's (Part Rural), Co. Louth402269907605
  042 Termonfeckin, Co. Louth257532943537

See also


  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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