Roscommon County Council
Roscommon County Council
Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin
Tom Crosby, Ind
|24 May 2019|
|Constans Hiberniae Cor (Latin)|
"Steadfast Irish heart"
|Áras an Chontae, Roscommon|
Roscommon County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Roscommon, 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 18 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 Chief Executive, Eugene Cummins. The county town is Roscommon.
Originally Roscommon County Council held its meetings in Roscommon Courthouse. The county council moved to a new facility, known as County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae), in December 2015.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
Roscommon County Council is divided into the following municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.
|Municipal District and LEA||Definition||Seats|
|Athlone||Athleague East, Athleague West, Athlone West Rural, Ballydangan, Ballynamona, Caltragh, Carnagh, Carrowreagh, Castlesampson, Cloonburren, Cloonown, Crannagh, Creagh, Culliagh, Drumlosh, Dunamon, Dysart, Fuerty, Kilcar, Kiltoom, Lackan, Lecarrow, Lismaha, Moore, Rockhill, Rosmoylan, Scregg, Taghboy, Taghmaconnell, Thomastown and Turrock||6|
|Boyle||Aghafin, Altagowlan, Annaghmore, Aughrim East, Aughrim West, Ballaghaderreen, Ballyfarnan, Ballyformoyle, Ballygarden, Bellanagare, Boyle Rural, Boyle Urban, Breedoge, Buckill, Bumlin, Cloonteen, Cloonyquin, Creeve (in the former Rural District of Boyle No. 1), Creeve (in the former Rural District of Roscommon), Cregga, Croghan, Crossna, Danesfort, Edmondstown, Elia, Elphin, Estersnow, Frenchpark, Keadew, Kilbryan, Kilcolagh, Kilglass North, Kilglass South, Killukin (in the former Rural District of Boyle No. 1), Killummod, Kilmacumsy, Kilmore, Lisgarve, Lough Allen, Mantua, Oakport, Ogulla, Rockingham, Roosky, Rossmore, Rushfield, Strokestown, Termonbarry, Tivannagh, Tulsk, Tumna North and Tumna South||6|
|Roscommon||Artagh North, Artagh South, Ballinlough, Ballintober, Baslick, Cams, Carrowduff, Castleplunket, Castlereagh, Castleteheen, Cloonfinlough, Cloonfower, Cloontuskert, Cloonygormican, Coolougher, Drumdaff, Fairymount, Kilbride North, Kilbride South, Kilgefin, Killavackan, Killukin (in the former Rural District of Roscommon), Kilteevan, Kiltullagh, Lissonuffy, Loughglinn, Mote, Roscommon Rural and Roscommon Urban||6|
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Athlone (Roscommon)||Tony Ward||Independent|
|John Naughten||Fine Gael|
|John Keogh||Fianna Fáil|
|Boyle||John Cummins||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Mulligan||Sinn Féin|
|Liam Callaghan||Fine Gael|
|Joe Murphy||Fianna Fáil|
|Roscommon||Paschal Fitzmaurice||Fianna Fáil|
|Orla Leyden||Fianna Fáil|
|Marty McDermott||Fianna Fáil|
|Independent||Ivan Connaughton||Athlone||Resignation||April 2021||Emer Kelly|
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