Galway City Council
Galway City Council (Irish: Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe) is the authority responsible for local government in the city of Galway in Ireland. As a city 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 Mayor. The city administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Brendan McGrath. The council meets at City Hall, College Road, Galway.
Galway City Council
Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe
Mike Cubbard, Ind
|24 May 2019|
|City Hall, Galway|
Previously styled Galway Corporation, it was founded in 1485 by the Tribes of Galway via a Charter of Mayoralty granted to the town in December 1484 by King Richard III of England. The first Mayor of Galway was Peirce Lynch. The council was dissolved in 1841 and replaced with the Galway Urban District Council. In 1937 it was revived as a borough and in 1986 it was raised to the status of a county borough. The council was known as "The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the (County) Borough of Galway" from 1937 until the enactment of the Local Government Act 2001, under which it was renamed Galway City Council.
Local Electoral Areas
|Galway City Central||Claddagh, Dangan, Eyre Square, Mionlach, Newcastle, Nuns Island, Rahoon, Shantalla, and Toghroinn San Niocláis.||6|
|Galway City East||An Caisleán Gearr, Baile an Bhriotaigh, Ballybaan, Lough Atalia, Mervue, Murroogh, Renmore and Wellpark.||6|
|Galway City West||Bearna, Cnoc na Cathrach, Rockbarton, Salthill and Taylors Hill.||6|
The following were elected at the 2019 Galway City Council election, under the boundaries which existed at the time.
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Galway City Central||Mike Cubbard||Independent|
|Ollie Crowe||Fianna Fáil|
|Eddie Hoare||Fine Gael|
|Frank Fahy||Fine Gael|
|Martina O’Connor||Green Party|
|Galway City East||Declan McDonnell||Independent|
|Alan Cheevers||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Crowe||Fianna Fáil|
|Owen Hanley||Social Democrats|
|Galway City West||Donal Lyons||Independent|
|Pauline O’Reilly||Green Party|
|Níall McNelis||Labour Party|
|Peter Keane||Fianna Fáil|
|Clodagh Higgins||Fine Gael|
|John Connolly||Fianna Fáil|
- "History of the City Council". Galway City Council. Archived from the original on 13 December 2009. Retrieved 6 September 2010.
- "S.I. No. 617/2018 - City of Galway Local Electoral Areas Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 23 February 2019.
- "Local Elections 2014: Results" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 38–43. Retrieved 9 February 2019.