Leitrim County Council

Leitrim County Council (Irish: Comhairle Chontae Liatroma) is the authority responsible for local government in County Leitrim, 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, Lar Power.[1][2] The county town is Carrick-on-Shannon.

Leitrim County Council

Comhairle Chontae Liatroma
Type
Type
Leadership
Enda McGloin, FG
Structure
Seats18
Political groups
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon
Website
leitrimcoco.ie

History

The county council, which had originally been based in the Carrick-on-Shannon Courthouse,[3] moved to County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae) in 1994.[4] In 2016, after the results of the Brexit referendum, the council backed a motion, in which it was proposed that the Irish government would put pressure on the British government to facilitate a referendum on a united Ireland with 12 months.[5]

Councillors

For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Ballinamore (6), Carrick-on-Shannon (6) and Manorhamilton (6).[6] The following were elected at the 2019 Leitrim County Council election:

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 6
Fine Gael 6
Sinn Féin 2
Independent 4

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[7]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballinamore Paddy O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Caillian Ellis Fianna Fáil
Brendan Barry Sinn Féin
Ita Reynolds-Flynn Fine Gael
Enda McGloin Fine Gael
Gerry Dolan Independent
Carrick-on-Shannon Seán McGowan Fianna Fáil
Enda Stenson Independent
Thomas Mulligan Fine Gael
Finola Armstrong-Maguire Fine Gael
Paddy Farrell Fianna Fáil
Des Guckian Independent
Manorhamilton Mary Bohan Fianna Fáil
Pádraig Fallon Sinn Féin
Justin Warnock Fianna Fáil
Frank Dolan Fine Gael
Felim Gurn Independent
Seán MacDermott Fine Gael

See also

References

  1. "Senior Management Team of Leitrim County Council". Leitrim County Council. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  2. "Wexford native ratified as new Chief Executive as Leitrim County Council". Shannonside. 2018-02-02. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  3. "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. "History". Dock Arts Centre. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  5. "Council backs motion for Border Poll on united Ireland". Leitrim Observer. 15 July 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  6. "2014 Local elections – Leitrim County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  7. "2014 Local elections: Leitrim County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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