Portlaoise Town Council
Portlaoise Town Council like all Town Councils, have their origin in the 1800’s, obtaining most of their statutory powers under the Town Improvement (Ireland) Act 1854.
As a democratically elected Town Authority, Portlaoise Town Council see their role as primarily to provide civic leadership and a focus for the town and its citizens. Portlaoise is the largest town in Laois and it has a population of 14,275 (Census 2006).
Portlaoise is twinned with Coulounieix-Chamiers, a suburb of Perigeux in the Dordogne area near Bordeaux and located in the South-West of France. The official twinning ceremony took place on 28th April, 1996.
Election of Mayor and Vice-Mayor
The AGM of Portlaoise Town Council was held today 18th June, 2013
Councillor Willie Aird(FG) was elected Mayor of Portlaoise Town Council for 2013-2014
Councilor Jerry Lodge(FF) was elected Leas-Cathaoirleach for Portlaoise Town Council for 2013-2014
Portlaoise Town Councillors
The nine Town Councillors, headed up by the Cathaoirleach , carry out the representational role of the Council.
The elected members are as follows,
Mayor: Ms.Catherine Fitzgerald, M.C.C. T.C., 14, Cherrygarth, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. (F.F.)
Vice Mayor: Ms Kathleen O'Brien, M.C.C., T.C., 6 Millview, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (F.G)
Mr.William Aird, M.C.C.,T.C., Nutgrove, Portlaoise, Co.Laois (F.G.)
Ms Caroline Dwane T.C., 40 Clonrooske Abbey, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.(S.F.)
Mr. Tom Jacob, T.C., Ard na Greine, Glenside, Portlaoise, Co.Laois. (Non-Party)
Mr. Jerry Lodge, M.C.C., T.C., Ridge Road, Portlaoise,Co Laois. (F.F.)
Mr.Rotimi Adebari, M.C.C., T.C., 12 Colliers Court, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. ( Non-Party)
Mr Matthew Keegan,T.C. 16, Westlands, Mountrath Road, Portlaoise, Co. Laois (F.G.)
Manager: Mr. Michael Rainey
Town Clerk: Ms Susan Rooney
Town Engineer: Mr. Farhan Nasiem