Sligo County Council

Sligo County Council
Comhairle Contae Shligigh
Coat of arms or logo
Hubert Keaney, FG
Seats 18
Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (7)
     Fine Gael (3)
     Sinn Féin (2)
     People Before Profit (1)
     Independent (5)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
County Hall, Sligo
The area governed by the council

Sligo County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Shligigh) is the authority responsible for local government in County Sligo, 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, Ciarán Hayes. The county town is Sligo town.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into two local electoral areas: Ballymote-Tubbercurry (8) and Sligo (10).[1]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 3
Sinn Féin 2
People Before Profit Alliance 1
United Left 1
Independent 3

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[2]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ballymote-Tubbercurry Margaret Gormley Independent
Michael Clarke Independent
Martin Baker Fianna Fáil
Joe Queenan Fianna Fáil
Eamon Scanlon Fianna Fáil
Paul Taylor Fianna Fáil
Jerry Lundy Fianna Fáil
Dara Mulvey Fine Gael
Sligo Declan Bree United Left
Seán MacManus Sinn Féin
Marie Casserly Independent
Sinéad Maguire Fine Gael
Thomas Healy Sinn Féin
Rosaleen O'Grady Fianna Fáil
Tom MacSharry Fianna Fáil
Seamie O'Boyle People Before Profit
Seamus Kilgannon Fianna Fáil
Hubert Keaney Fine Gael

Changes in Membership


Gino O'Boyle replaced his father Seamie O'Boyle upon his sudden death in August 2015. Keith Henry replaced Eamon Scanlon upon his election to Dáil Éireann in February 2016.

Changes in affiliation

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Joe Queenan Ballymote-Tubbercurry Fianna Fáil Independent December 2015
Declan Bree Sligo United Left Independent December 2015

See also


  1. "2014 Local elections – Sligo County Council". Retrieved 5 June 2014.
  2. "2014 Local elections: Sligo County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.
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