Fingal County Council
|Fingal County Council |
Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall
Darragh Butler, Fianna Fáil
Fianna Fáil (6) |
Sinn Féin (6)
Fine Gael (5)
Anti-Austerity Alliance (4)
Labour Party (4)
Green Party (2)
People Before Profit (1)
Social Democrats (1)
Renua Ireland (1)
|23 May 2014|
|County Hall, Swords|
Fingal County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Fhine Gall) is the authority responsible for local government in the county of Fingal, Ireland. It is one of three local authorities that comprised the former Dublin County Council before its abolition and one of four councils in the Dublin Region. 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 40 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 county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Paul Reid. The county town is Swords.
Fingal covers an area of 452.7 km2 and has 88km of coastline stretching from Sutton in the south to Balbriggan in the north. It is drained by the River Delvin along its northern boundary, the Ward and Broadmeadow rivers in the centre, the Tolka and Santry rivers to the south. The River Liffey forms its southern border with South Dublin. There are three large protected estuaries and salt marsh habitats, with thirteen major beaches. Howth Head and the Liffey Valley are covered by Special Area Amenity Orders.
For the purpose of elections the county is divided into five local electoral areas (LEA), each of which elects between 7 and 9 councillors. They are: Balbriggan (8), Castleknock (7), Howth–Malahide (8), Mulhuddart (8) and Swords (9).
2014 seats summary
|People Before Profit Alliance||1|
Councillors by electoral area
†Replaced during term, see table below for details.
|Ruth Coppinger||Anti-Austerity Alliance||Mulhuddart||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2014 Dublin West by-election||May 2014||Matthew Waine||Anti-Austerity Alliance|
Changes in affiliation
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|David McGuinness||Mulhuddart||Fianna Fáil||Independent||April 2015|
|Cian O'Callaghan||Howth-Malahide||Independent||Social Democrats||September 2015|
|Keith Redmond||Howth-Malahide||Fine Gael||Renua Ireland||October 2015|
- "Corporate Plan 2004–2009", pg 9
- "2014 local elections – Fingal County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
- "2014 Local elections: Fingal County Council". Local Government. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
- Per Schedule 8 of the Local Government Act, 2001, the Council resolved to give to the office of its chairperson and vice-chairperson the title of "Mayor" or "Deputy Mayor", respectively.