Roscommon County Council

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Roscommon County Council
Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin
Coat of arms or logo
Paddy Kilduff, FF
Seats 18
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Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Fine Gael (3)
     Sinn Féin (1)
     Independents (6)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
Roscommon Courthouse, Roscommon
The area governed by the council

Roscommon County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Ros Comáin) is the authority responsible for local government in County Roscommon, 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.[1] 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, Eugene Cummins. The county town is Roscommon town.


For the purpose of elections the county is divided into three local electoral areas: Athlone (Roscommon) (6), Boyle (6) and Roscommon (6).[2]

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 3
Sinn Féin 1
Independent 6

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Athlone (Roscommon) Tony Ward Independent
Ivan Connaughton Fianna Fáil
John Naughten Fine Gael
John Keogh Fianna Fáil
Laurence Fallon Independent
Paddy Kilduff Fianna Fáil
Boyle John Cummins Fianna Fáil
Valerie Byrne Independent
Michael Mulligan Sinn Féin
Eugene Murphy Fianna Fáil
Rachel Doherty Fianna Fáil
Maura Hopkins Fine Gael
Roscommon Paschal Fitzmaurice Fianna Fáil
Orla Leyden Fianna Fáil
Kathleen Shanagher Independent
Dominic Connolly Independent
Michael Creaton Fine Gael
Nigel Dineen Independent

See also


  1. "Roscommon County Council Main Page". Roscommon County Council. Retrieved 19 March 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "2014 Local elections – Roscommon County Council". Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2014 Local elections: Roscommon County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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