Leitrim County Council

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Leitrim County Council
Comhairle Contae Liatroma
Coat of arms or logo
Seán McGowan, FF
Seats 18
Leitrim County Council Composition.png
Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Áras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon
The area governed by the council

Leitrim County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae 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.


After the results of Brexit 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.[3]


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Ballinamore (6), Carrick-on-Shannon (6) and Manorhamilton (6).[4]

2014 seats summary

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

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[5]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballinamore Paddy O'Rourke Fianna Fáil
Caillian Ellis Fianna Fáil
Martin Kenny Sinn Féin
John McCartin Fine Gael
Brendan Barry Sinn Féin
Gerry Dolan Independent
Carrick-on-Shannon Enda Stenson Independent
Des Gucklan Independent
Séadhna Logan Sinn Féin
Seán McGowan Fianna Fáil
Sinead Guckian Fianna Fáil
Finola Armstrong-McGuire Fine Gael
Manorhamilton Padraig Fallon Sinn Féin
Mary Bohan Fianna Fáil
Felim Gurn Independent
Seán McDermott Fine Gael
Frank Dolan Fine Gael
Justin Warnock Fianna Fáil

Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Martin Kenny Sinn Féin Ballinamore Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Caroline Gildea Sinn Féin

See also


  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. ^ Council backs motion for Border Poll on united Ireland Leitrim Observer
  4. ^ "2014 Local elections – Leitrim County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  5. ^ "2014 Local elections: Leitrim County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

External links

  • Official website
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