Wicklow County Council
Wicklow County Council
Comhairle Chontae Chill Mhantáin
Tommy Annesley, FF
|24 May 2019|
|Meanma Saor (Irish)|
|Áras an Chontae, Wicklow|
Wicklow County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae Chill Mhantáin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Wicklow, 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 32 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 Chief Executive, Brian Gleeson. The county town is Wicklow.
Originally Wicklow County Council held its meetings in Wicklow Courthouse. The county council moved to a new facility, known as County Buildings (Irish: Áras an Chontae), in 1977.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
Wicklow County Council is divided into local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions, and into municipal districts which exercise powers of the council locally.
|Arklow||Arklow No. 1 Urban, Arklow No. 2 Urban, Arklow Rural, Aughrim, Avoca, Ballinaclash, Ballinacor, Ballinderry, Ballyarthur, Cronebane, Dunganstown South, Dunganstown West, Ennereilly, Kilballyowen, Kilbride (in the former Rural District of Rathdrum), Kilpipe, Knockrath, and Rathdrum||6|
|Baltinglass||Aghowle, Ballingate, Ballinglen, Ballinguile, Ballybeg, Baltinglass, Blessington, Burgage, Carnew, Coolattin, Coolballintaggart, Coolboy, Cronelea, Donaghmore, Donard, Dunlavin, Eadestown, Hartstown, Hollywood, Humewood, Imael North, Imael South, Kilbride (in the former Rural District of Baltinglass No.1), Killinure, Lackan, Lugglass, Money, Rath, Rathdangan, Rathsallagh, Shillelagh, Stratford, Talbotstown, The Grange, Tinahely, Tober, Togher (in the former Rural District of Baltinglass No.1) and Tuckmill||6|
|Bray||Bray East||Bray No. 1 Urban, Bray No. 2 Urban, Bray No. 3 Urban and Rathmichael (Bray)||4|
|Bray West||Enniskerry, Kilmacanoge and Powerscourt||4|
|Greystones||Delgany, Greystones, Kilcoole and Newcastle Lower||6|
|Wicklow||Altidore, Ballycullen, Brockagh, Calary, Dunganstown East, Glendalough, Glenealy, Killiskey, Moneystown, Newcastle Upper, Oldtown, Togher (in the former Rural District of Rathdrum), Trooperstown, Wicklow Rural and Wicklow Urban||6|
The following were elected at the 2019 Wicklow County Council election.
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|
|Arklow||Pat Kennedy||Fianna Fáil|
|Pat Fitzgerald||Fianna Fáil|
|Sylvester Bourke||Fine Gael|
|Tommy Annesley||Fianna Fáil|
|Baltinglass||Edward Timmins||Fine Gael|
|Patsy Glennon||Fianna Fáil|
|Vincent Blake||Fine Gael|
|Avril Cronin||Fine Gael|
|John Mullen||Fianna Fáil|
|Melanie Corrigan||Fine Gael|
|Grace McManus||Sinn Féin|
|Dermot "Daisy" O'Brien||Sinn Féin|
|Aoife Flynn-Kennedy||Fine Gael|
|Greystones||Jennifer Whitmore[a]||Social Democrats|
|Gerry Walsh||Fianna Fáil|
|Derek Mitchell||Fine Gael|
|Wicklow||Shay Cullen||Fine Gael|
|Gail Dunne||Fianna Fáil|
|Irene Winters||Fine Gael|
|Green||Steven Matthews||Bray East||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Erika Doyle|
|Social Democrats||Jennifer Whitmore||Greystones||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Jodie Neary|
|Independent||Mags Crean||Greystones||Resignation||June 2022||Stephen Stokes|
|Social Democrats||Jodie Neary||Greystones||Resignation||December 2022||Mark Barry|
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