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Corporate Frequently Asked Questions

When do the Municipal District meetings take place?

What are the Municipal District names?

When will the next County Council elections be?

How is an individual co-opted to the County Council?

When does the County Council meet?

Who deals with complaints?

Can members of the public attend County Council meetings and Municipal District meetings?

Who is my local councillor?

How many elected members are there on Kildare County Council?

How often is the Mayor elected?

Who is the current Mayor?

What is contained in the Public Register?

How do I request a meeting with the County Manager?

What is an Strategic Policy Committee (SPC)?

Where should tenders be delivered to?

Who co-ordinates advertising for the council?

Who is the communications officer?


When do the Municipal District meetings take place?

The municipal district councils meet once a month, except August. To view the meetings calander, go to Corporate Services and click on council meetings.

What are the Municipal District names?

Athy Municipal District, Celbridge-Leixlip Municipal District,  Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District, Maynooth Municipal District, Naas Municipal District

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When will the next County Council elections be?

County council elections are held every five years. The next election will be in 2019.  Casual vacancies occurring during the life of the Council are filled by co-option.

How is an individual co-opted to the County Council?

Co-option means that when an elected councillor has to stand down for any reason that his/her party nominates a replacement councillor - not the general public.

When does the County Council meet?

The County Council meets on the last Monday of each month at 2.00pm unless this is a public holiday in which case the meeting takes place on the previous Monday. There is no meeting in the month of August.

Who deals with complaints?

Complaints can either be made directly to the department responsible for the service or can be made to Kildare County Council's Customer Care Officer at customercare@kildarecoco.ie or 045 980206. A complaint can be made to the Office of the Ombudsman at any stage. Please see Kildare County Council's Citizen Charter for more details.

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Can members of the public attend County Council meetings and Municipal District meetings?

Members of the public may attend County Council meetings and municipal district meetings.

Who is my local councillor?

Member details are available on our website under Corporate Services and select Councillors. Representation depends on where a person lives within the County.

How many elected members are there on Kildare County Council?

There are 40 elected members - 6 in Athy, 7 in Celbridge-Leixlip and 9 in each of the Kildare-Newbridge, Maynooth and Naas Municipal Districts.

How often is the Mayor elected?

The Mayor is elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Council, which is held in June, by his/her fellow members. The term of office is one year.

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Who is the current Mayor?

The Mayor of Kildare is Fine Gael Councillor Ivan Keatley.

What is contained in the Public Register?

Members salaries, payments i.e. conferences and their monthly expenses. A list of conferences attended during the year and who attended each conference. Details of meetings attended during the year.

How do I request a meeting with the County Manager?

Contact Customer Care by telephone at 045-980206 or by e-mail at customercare@kildarecoco.ie

What is an SPC?

Kildare County Council approved a Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2014-2019 on 26 November 2014.

Kildare County Council has 5 Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs):

Economic Development, Enterprise and Planning

Transportation, Safety and Emergency Services

Local Community & Cultural

Housing

Environmental Services & Water

The membership of SPCs is made up of elected councillors and representatives of the social partners and other sectoral interests.  Each SPC is chaired by an elected councillor and is supported by a Director of Service.

The role of each SPC is to formulate, develop and review policies for their respective areas of responsibility.  The Council will remain the decision making authority and it is the task of the SPCs to advise and assist the Council in its work.

Where should tenders be delivered to?

All tenders advertised on e-tenders by Kildare County Council should be delivered to the Corporate Services Department, based on level 1 in Áras Chill Dara. It is important to note closing dates and times. Contact telephone number is 045-980206.

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Who co-ordinates advertising for the council?

All advertising on behalf of Kildare County Council is co-ordinated by the Corporate Services Department. The contact e-mail address is advertising@kildarecoco.ie.

Who is the communications officer?

The Communications Officer, Ms Maura McIvor is based in the Corporate Services Department and she may be contacted at press@kildarecoco.ie or at mmcivor@kildarecoco.ie

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