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Back Row (Left to Right) Councillor Michael Clarke; Councillor Paul Taylor; Councillor Keith Henry; Councillor Seamus Kilgannon; Councillor Sean MacManus; Councillor Martin Baker; Councillor Thomas Healy; Councillor Dara Mulvey;
Front Row (Left to Right) Councillor Margaret Gormley; Councillor Sinead Maguire; Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney; Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady; Councillor Marie Casserly;  

Back Row (Left to Right): Councillor Michael Clarke; Councillor Paul Taylor; Councillor Keith Henry; Councillor Seamus Kilgannon; Councillor Sean MacManus; Councillor Martin Baker; Councillor Thomas Healy; Councillor Dara Mulvey;
Front Row (Left to Right): Councillor Margaret Gormley; Councillor Sinead Maguire; Cathaoirleach Councillor Hubert Keaney; Councillor Rosaleen O’Grady; Councillor Marie Casserly

Absent from Photo: Councillor Jerry Lundy; Councillor Joe Queenan; Councillor Declan Bree; Leas-Cathaoirleach Councillor Tom Mac Sharry; Councillor Gino O'Boyle

 

 

 

 

 

The Council

The Local Government Reform Act 2014 brought about sustantial changes to Local Governemnt and in Sligo the old Sligo Borough Council was merged with the County Council. There are now 18 Councillors in total in Sligo County Council representing 2 Electoral Areas:

  • Municipal District of Ballymote-Tobercurry (8 seats)
  • Municipal District of Sligo (10 seats)

The current Cathaoirleach (Chairman) of Sligo County Council is Councillor Hubert Keaney, the Leas-Cathaoirleach (Vice-Chairman) is Councillor Tom Mac Sharry.

The Cathaoirleach may decide to hold functions and civic receptions for distinguished guests or to mark a historical achievement. 

As stipulated in the City and County Management Acts, The members are responsible for carrying out Reserved Functions whereas the Manager is responsible for Executive Functions

Reserved functions relate to matters of policy such as - 

  • The adoption of the Annual Budget
  • The borrowing of money
  • The making and revising of development plans and byelaws
  • The adopting of building programmes etc ..
Executive functions relate to the operations of the Council on a day to day basis such as 
  • The employment of staff
  • Property management
  • Planning decisions
  • Administration of Council’s affairs etc.