Fingal County Council
Fingal County Council
Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall
Howard Mahony, FF
|24 May 2019|
|Flúirse Talaimh is Mara (Irish)|
"Abundance of Land and Sea"
|County Hall, Swords|
Fingal County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall) is the authority responsible for local government in the county of Fingal, Ireland. It is one of three local authorities that comprised the former Dublin County Council before its abolition on 1 January 1994 and is one of four local authorities in County Dublin. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transport, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council has 40 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Mayor. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, AnnMarie Farrelly. The county town is Swords.
Fingal County Council came into being on 1 January 1994.
The county council initially met at the former offices of the abolished Dublin County Council, an office block at 46-49 O'Connell Street, Dublin. A new building, known as County Hall, located on Main Street in Swords, was purpose-built for the county council and completed in 2000.
The county of Fingal covers an area of 456 km2 and has 88 km of coastline stretching from Sutton in the south to Balbriggan in the north. It is drained by the Delvin River along its northern boundary, the Ballyboghil River and the Broadmeadow River and its major tributary, the Ward in the centre, and the Tolka and Santry rivers to the south. The River Liffey forms its southern border with South Dublin. There are three large protected estuaries and salt marsh habitats, with thirteen major beaches. Howth Head and the Liffey Valley are covered by Special Area Amenity Orders.
Local electoral areas
Fingal County Council has 40 seats, divided into the following seven local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.
|Balbriggan||Balbriggan Rural, Balbriggan Urban, Holmpatrick and Skerries||5|
|Blanchardstown–Mulhuddart||Blanchardstown-Abbotstown, Blanchardstown-Corduff, Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart, Blanchardstown-Tyrrelstown, Dubber, The Ward;and those parts of the electoral divisions of Blanchardstown-Blakestown and Blanchardstown-Coolmine north of a line drawn along the N3 dual carriageway||5|
|Castleknock||Blanchardstown-Delwood, Blanchardstown-Roselawn, Castleknock-Knockmaroon, Castleknock-Park, Lucan North; the part of Blanchardstown-Blakestown electoral division situated within the following line: Commencing at the intersection of the boundary between the electoral divisions of Blanchardstown-Blakestown and Lucan North with the R121 Road at the Clonsilla railway station bridge; (referred to hereafter as the first-mentioned point); then proceeding in a north easterly direction along the R121 road to its intersection with the Clonsilla link road; then proceeding in a northerly direction along the Clonsilla link road to its intersection with the Ongar distributor road; then proceeding in a south-easterly direction along the Ongar distributor road to its intersection with Shelerin Road; then proceeding in a southerly direction along Shelerin Road to its intersection with Clonsilla Road; then proceeding in an easterly direction along Clonsilla Road to its intersection with Porterstown Road; then proceeding in a southerly direction along Porterstown Road to the railway line; then proceeding in a westerly direction along the railway line to the first-mentioned point;and that part of the electoral division of Blanchardstown-Coolmine not contained in the local electoral area of Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart||6|
|Howth–Malahide||Baldoyle, Howth, Malahide East, Malahide West, Portmarnock North, Portmarnock South, Sutton;and those parts of the electoral divisions of Balgriffin, Kinsaley and Swords-Seatown not contained in the local electoral area of Swords||7|
|Ongar||That part of the electoral division of Blanchardstown-Blakestown not contained in the local electoral area of Castleknock and not contained in the local electoral area of Blanchardstown-Mulhuddart||5|
|Rush–Lusk||Ballyboghil, Balscadden, Clonmethan, Donabate, Garristown, Hollywood, Lusk and Rush||5|
|Swords||Airport, Kilsallaghan, Swords-Forrest, Swords-Glasmore, Swords-Lissenhall, Swords Village, Turnapin; and those parts of the electoral divisions of Balgriffin, Kinsaley and Swords-Seatown west of a line drawn along the M1 motorway.||7|
2019 seats summary
|Inds. 4 Change||1|
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Green||Joe O'Brien||Balbriggan||Elected as a TD for Dublin Fingal at the 2019 by-election||November 2019||Karen Power|
|Green||Roderic O'Gorman||Castleknock||Elected as a TD for Dublin West at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Pamela Conroy|
|Social Democrats||Cian O'Callaghan||Howth–Malahide||Elected as a TD for Dublin Bay North at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Joan Hopkins|
|Sinn Féin||Paul Donnelly||Ongar||Elected as a TD for Dublin West at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Aaron O'Rourke|
|Labour||Duncan Smith||Swords||Elected as a TD for Dublin Fingal at the 2020 general election||February 2020||James Humphreys|
|Fine Gael||Emer Currie||Castleknock||Nominated by the Taoiseach to Seanad Éireann||June 2020||Siobhan Shovlin|
|Fianna Fáil||Freddie Cooper||Blanchardstown–Mulhuddart||Death||June 2021||JK Onwumereh|
The Mayor and Deputy Mayor are chosen from among the Councillors. The Chief Executive – AnnMarie Farrelly – is appointed by central government
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