Denis is currently a Councillor on Westmeath County Council.

Political Career

  • First elected to Westmeath County Council, 2009-2014, Re-elected 2019
  • Member of Westmeath VEC, 2004 to 2014, LWETB 2019 to present.
  • Member of Eastern River Basin District Advisory Council, June 2009
  • Chairperson of Westmeath Heritage Forum, 2009-2014
  • Chair of Transport SPC 2009 to 2012
  • Leas Cathaoirleach of Westmeath County Council, 2013-14
  • Member JPC 2019 to present
  • Board of Belvedere House 2019 to present


  • Currently principal of a further education college, Dunboyne College of Further Education.
  • Qualified Secondary School teacher and Guidance Counsellor.
  • Board of Bord na Mona 2014-19


  • an underage GAA coach for over 25 years,
  • served on the boards of Greenpeace, Voice, Northern Irelands Children’s Holiday scheme and other organisations.
  • organised youth organisations, environmental groups, human rights organisations, Trocaire groups as well as organising fundraising for the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Central Remedial Clinic.
  • a founder of the Citizens Coalition movement and the Earth Education programme.

Other Interests

  • Member of Westmeath VEC
  • Kinnegad Correspondent for the Westmeath Examiner
  • Secretary of the Kinnegad Community Council
  • Chair of Kinnegad Action Group
  • Coordinator of the Killucan Kinnegad Recycling Scheme
  • PRO for the Killucan Kinnegad Environment Group
  • Campaigns coordinator for the Anti-Dump Group
  • Chairman of MADD, Midlands Against Dirty Development
  • Working with Westmeath Environmental Group and Zero Waste Ireland
  • Recently on the boards of Greenpeace/Voice, Civic Link, NICHS (Northern Ireland), and the East Timor Solidarity Campaign
  • Chairman of the Killucan Station Lobby Group
  • Secretary of the Kinnegad Town Park committee
  • Presenter of Midlands Green weekly radio programme

Family Background

  • Married to Mary with two children

Cllr Denis Leonard

Ireland - Midlands North West : Longford / Westmeath : Kinnegad
Home Address:
Trim Road


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