Clare County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae an Chláir) is the authority responsible for local government in County Clare, 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 28 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, Pat Dowling. The county town is Ennis.
Clare County Council
Comhairle Contae an Chláir
P. J. Ryan, Ind
|24 May 2019|
|Dílis d'ar nOidreacht (Irish)|
"True to our Heritage"
|Áras Contae an Chláir, Ennis|
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal DistrictsEdit
|Ennis||Clareabbey, Doora, Ennis No. 1 Urban, Ennis No. 2 Urban, Ennis No. 3 Urban, Ennis No. 4 Urban, Ennis Rural, Kilnamona, Kilraghtis, Spancelhill and Templemaley||7|
|Killaloe||Ayle, Ballyblood, Ballynahinch, Boherglass, Caher, Caherhurly, Cahermurphy (in the former Rural District of Scarriff), Cappaghabaun, Carrowbaun, Castlecrine, Cloghera, Clooney (in the former Rural District of Tulla), Cloontra, Cloonusker, Coolreagh, Corlea, Crusheen, Dangan, Derrynagittagh, Drummaan, Fahymore, Feakle, Glendree, Inishcaltra North, Inishcaltra South, Kilkishen, Killaloe, Killanena, Killokennedy, Killuran, Kilseily, Kiltannon, Kyle, Lackareagh, Loughea, Mountshannon, Newgrove, OBriensbridge, Ogonnelloe, Quin, Rathclooney, Rossroe, Scarriff, Toberbreeda, Tomfinlough and Tulla||5|
|Shannon||Ballycannan, Ballyglass, Cappavilla, Clenagh, Cratloe, Drumline, Killeely, Kiltenanlea, Mountievers, Newmarket, Sixmilebridge and Urlan||7|
|West Clare||Ennistymon||Abbey, Ballagh, Ballyea, Ballyeighter, Ballysteen, Ballyvaskin, Boston, Carran, Castletown, Cloghaun, Cloonanaha, Clooney (in the former Rural District of Ennistimon), Corrofin, Derreen, Drumcreehy, Dysert, Ennistimon, Gleninagh, Glenroe, Kilfenora, Killaspuglonane, Killilagh, Killinaboy, Kilshanny, Kiltoraght, Liscannor, Lisdoonvarna, Lurraga, Magherareagh, Milltown Malbay, Mount Elva, Moy, Muckanagh, Noughaval, Oughtmama, Rath, Rathborney, Ruan and Smithstown||4|
|Kilrush||Annagh, Ballynacally, Cahermurphy (in the former Rural District of Kilrush), Clondagad, Cloonadrum, Clooncoorha, Coolmeen, Cooraclare, Creegh, Doonbeg, Drumellihy, Einagh, Formoyle, Furroor, Glenmore, Kilballyowen, Kilchreest, Kilcloher, Kilfearagh, Kilfiddane, Kilkee, Killadysert, Killanniv, Killard, Killimer, Killofin, Killone, Kilmihil, Kilmurry (in the former Rural District of Killadysert), Kilmurry (in the former Rural District of Kilrush), Kilrush Rural, Kilrush Urban, Kinturk, Knock, Knocknaboley, Knocknagore, Liscasey, Lisheen, Moveen, Moyarta, Mullagh, Querrin, Rahona, Rinealon, St. Martins, Tullig and Tullycreen||5|
The following were elected at the 2019 Clare County Council election.
Councillors by electoral areaEdit
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Ennis||Mary Howard||Fine Gael|
|Johnny Flynn||Fine Gael|
|Mark Nestor||Fianna Fáil|
|Clare Colleran Molloy||Fianna Fáil|
|Paul Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Pat Daly||Fianna Fáil|
|Ennistymon||Shane Talty||Fianna Fáil|
|Joe Garrihy||Fine Gael|
|Joe Killeen||Fianna Fáil|
|Killaloe||Joe Cooney||Fine Gael|
|Pat Hayes||Fianna Fáil|
|Tony O'Brien||Fianna Fáil|
|Alan O'Callaghan||Fianna Fáil|
|Pat Burke||Fine Gael|
|Kilrush||P. J. Kelly||Fianna Fáil|
|Gabriel Keating||Fine Gael|
|Bill Chambers||Fianna Fáil|
|Cillian Murphy||Fianna Fáil|
|Shannon||Cathal Crowe[a]||Fianna Fáil|
|John Crowe||Fine Gael|
|P. J. Ryan||Independent|
|Mike McKee[a]||Sinn Féin|
|Pat McMahon||Fianna Fáil|
- Replaced during term, see table below for details.
|Sinn Féin||Mike McKee||Shannon||Death||December 2019||Donna McGettigan|
|Fianna Fáil||Cathal Crowe||Shannon||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Pat O'Gorman|
|Green||Róisín Garvey||Ennistymon||Nominated by the Taoiseach to Seanad Éireann||June 2020||Susan Crawford|
|Green||Susan Crawford||Ennistymon||Resignation||August 2021||TBD|
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