Sligo County Council
Sligo County Council
Comhairle Chontae Shligigh
Michael Clarke, Ind
|24 May 2019|
|Land of Heart's Desire|
|County Hall, Sligo|
Sligo County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae Shligigh) is the authority responsible for local government in County Sligo, 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, Martin Lydon. The county town is Sligo.
Originally meetings of Sligo County Council were held at Sligo Courthouse. The county council moved to modern facilities, known as County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae), in June 1979.
Following the 2015 RTÉ programme Standards in Public Office, in March 2019, Joe Queenan was found by the Standards in Public Office Commission to have contravened the Local Government Act in three different instances, including failure to maintain proper standards of integrity, conduct and concern for the public interest.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
Sligo County Council is divided into the following borough and municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions. The municipal district which contains the administrative area of the former Sligo Borough Council is referred to as a Borough District.
|Borough District of Sligo||Sligo–Strandhill||Knockaree, Sligo East, Sligo North and Sligo West||6|
|Ballymote–Tobercurry||Achonry East, Achonry West, Aclare, Aghanagh, Annagh, Aughris, Ballymote, Ballynakill, Ballynashee, Banada, Branchfield, Breencorragh, Bricklieve, Buncrowey, Carrickbanagher, Carrownaskeagh, Cartron, Castleconor East, Castleconor West, Cloonacool, Cloonoghill, Coolaney, Coolavin, Cuilmore, Dromard East, Dromard West, Dromore, Drumcolumb, Drumfin, Drumrat, Easky East, Easky West, Glendarragh, Kilfree, Kilglass, Killadoon, Killaraght, Kilmacteige, Kilmactranny, Kilshalvy, Kilturra, Lakeview, Leitrim, Lisconny, Loughil, Mullagheruse, Owenmore, Rathmacurkey, Riverstown, Shancough, Skreen, Streamstown, Temple, Templeboy North, Templeboy South, Templevanny, Tobercurry, Toberpatrick East, Toberpatrick West and Toomour||7|
|Sligo–Drumcliff||Ballintogher East, Ballintogher West, Ballysadare East, Ballysadare West, Calry, Carney, Cliffony North, Cliffony South, Collooney, Drumcliff East, Drumcliff West, Glencar, Kilmacowen, Lissadill East, Lissadill North, Lissadill West, Rossinver East and Rossinver West||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.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Ballymote–Tubbercurry||Paul Taylor||Fianna Fáil|
|Dara Mulvey||Fine Gael|
|Gerard Mullaney||Fine Gael|
|Martin Baker||Fianna Fáil|
|Martin Connolly||Fine Gael|
|Sligo–Drumcliff||Thomas Healy||Sinn Féin|
|Dónal Gilroy||Fianna Fáil|
|Thomas Walsh||Fine Gael|
|Tom Fox||Fine Gael|
|Sligo–Strandhill||Declan Bree||Inds. 4 Change|
|Tom MacSharry||Fianna Fáil|
|Rosaleen O’Grady||Fianna Fáil|
|Chris MacManus[a]||Sinn Féin|
|Sinéad Maguire||Fine Gael|
|Sinn Féin||Chris MacManus||Sligo–Strandhill||Replaced Matt Carthy in the European Parliament||March 2020||Arthur Gibbons|
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