Roscommon County Council

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.[1] 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 town.

Roscommon County Council

Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin
Type
Type
Leadership
Paschal Fitzmaurice, FF
Structure
Seats18
Political groups
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Roscommon
Website
roscommoncoco.ie

History

Originally Roscommon County Council held its meetings in Roscommon Courthouse.[2] The county council moved a new facility, known as County Hall (Irish: Áras an Chontae), in December 2015.[3]

Councillors

For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Athlone (Roscommon) (6), Boyle (6) and Roscommon (6).[4]

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 6
Fine Gael 2
Sinn Féin 1
Independent 9

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[5]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Athlone (Roscommon) Tony Ward Independent
Ivan Connaughton Independent
John Naughten Fine Gael
John Keogh Fianna Fáil
Dónal Kilduff Independent
Laurence Fallon Independent
Boyle John Cummins Fianna Fáil
Valerie Byrne Independent
Michael Mulligan Sinn Féin
Tom Crosby Independent
Liam Callaghan Fine Gael
Joe Murphy Fianna Fáil
Roscommon Paschal Fitzmaurice Fianna Fáil
Kathleen Shanagher Independent
Anthony Waldron Independent
Orla Leyden Fianna Fáil
Marty McDermott Fianna Fáil
Nigel Dineen Independent

See also

References

  1. "Roscommon County Council Main Page". Roscommon County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2011.
  2. "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  3. "Roscommon council agrees to sell historic courthouse". Shannonside. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  4. "2014 Local elections – Roscommon County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  5. "2014 Local elections: Roscommon County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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