Clare County Council

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Clare County Council
Comhairle Contae an Chláir
Coat of arms or logo
Seats 28
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Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (12)
     Fine Gael (8)
     Sinn Féin (1)
     Independents (7)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Áras Contae an Chláir, Ennis
The area governed by the council

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 Mayor. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tom Coughlan. The county town is Ennis.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into four local electoral areas: Ennis (8), Killaloe (4), Shannon (6) and West Clare (8).

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 12
Fine Gael 8
Sinn Féin 1
Independent 7

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[1]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Ennis James Breen Independent
Johnny Flynn Fine Gael
Tom McNamara Fianna Fáil
Pat Daly Fianna Fáil
Ann Norton Independent
Paul Murphy Fine Gael
Mary Howard Fine Gael
Clare Colleran Molloy Fianna Fáil
Killaloe Joe Cooney Fine Gael
Pat Hayes Fianna Fáil
Michael Begley Independent
Tony O'Brien Fianna Fáil
Pat Burke Fine Gael
Alan O'Callaghan Fianna Fáil
Shannon Cathal Crowe Fianna Fáil
John Crowe Fine Gael
Gerry Flynn Independent
Pat McMahon Fianna Fáil
P. J. Ryan Independent
Mike McKee Sinn Féin
West Clare Christy Curtin Independent
Richard Nagle Fianna Fáil
Bill Slattery Fine Gael
Michael Hillery Fianna Fáil
P. J. Kelly Fianna Fáil
Ian Lynch Independent
Bill Chambers Fianna Fáil
Gabriel Keating Fine Gael

See also


  1. "2014 Local elections: Clare County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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