Leitrim County Council

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Leitrim County Council
Comhairle Chontae Liatroma
Coat of arms or logo
Type County council
Cathaoirleach Sean McDermott, FG
Seats 22
Political groups      Fine Gael (10)
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Sinn Féin (2)
     Independents (2)
Last election 5 June 2009
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon
The area governed by the council

Leitrim County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae Liatrioma) is the authority responsible for local government in County Leitrim, 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 22 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 County Manager, Jackie Maguire. The county town is Carrick-on-Shannon.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into four local electoral areas: Ballinamore (5), Carrick-on-Shannon (7), Dromahaire (5), and Manorhamilton (5).[1]

2009 Seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fine Gael 10
Fianna Fáil 8
Sinn Féin 2
Independents 2

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 5 June 2009.

Council members from 2009 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballinamore Paddy O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Caillian Ellis Fianna Fáil
John McCartin Fine Gael
Martin Kenny Sinn Féin
Gordon Hughes Fine Gael
Carrick-on-Shannon Enda Stenson Independent
Sean McGowan Fianna Fáil
Gerry Kilrane Fianna Fáil
Tom Mulligan Fine Gael
Sinead Gucklan Fianna Fáil
Gerry Reynolds Fine Gael
John Ward Fine Gael
Dromahaire Enda McGloin Fine Gael
John McTernan Fine Gael
Gerry Dolan Independent
Francis Gilmartin Fianna Fáil
Mary Bohan Fianna Fáil
Manorhamilton Michael Colreavy Sinn Féin
Sean McDermott Fine Gael
Frank Dolan Fine Gael
Tony Ferguson Fianna Fáil
Siobhan McGloin Fine Gael

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Michael Colreavy Sinn Féin Manorhamilton Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election February 2011 Seán McSharry Sinn Féin

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2009 Local elections – Leitrim County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 15 November 2011. 

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