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  • What is the role of the Council?

    Galway City Council, as a local authority, performs two roles:

    • Representational Role
    • Operational / Executive Role

    The Representational Role is performed directly by the elected members of the Council.

    The Operational / Executive Role is performed by the Council staff, under the leadership of the City Manager and The Management Team with responsibility for a range of services.

    • Housing
    • Planning
    • Roads
    • Water supply and sewerage
    • Development incentives and controls
    • Environmental protection
    • Recreation facilities and amenities

    In addition to the functions outlined above, a fundamental role of democratically elected local government is the representation of local communities, voicing local concerns and responding to local needs.

    There are 18 elected members who are elected from three local electoral areas:

    The Councillors are elected for a period of five years following local elections.

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  • Who are the elected councillors for Galway City?

    There are 18 elected members who are elected from three local electoral areas:

    The Councillors are elected for a period of five years following local elections.

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  • Who is the Mayor of Galway City?

    The Mayor is elected from the membership of the council at a statutory meeting of the City Council which is held in June each year.

    The current Mayor is

    Councillor Frank Fahy

    Mayor of the City of Galway

    Gaeilge

    Toghadh an Comhairleoir Frank Fahy mar Mhéara na Gaillimhe an 15 Meitheamh 2015. Toghadh é ina bhall de Chomhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe an 18 Márta 2011 agus é ag déanamh ionadaíochta ar thoghcheantar Chathair na Gaillimhe Thoir. Sheas sé sna toghcháin áitiúla i mí Bealtaine 2014 tar éis athbhreithniú a bheith déanta ar theorainn thoghcheantar Chathair na Gaillimhe Láir. Tá cónaí air i sráidbhaile Mhionlaigh ar imeall Chathair na Gaillimhe, ceantar Gaeltachta áit a raibh cónaí ar a shinsir ó 1640. Is Gaeilgeoir ó dhúchas é agus cuireann sé an Ghaeilge chun cinn ag gach ócáid ag a dtugann sé óráid. Tá sé pósta le Geraldine agus tá beirt mhac agus iníon amháin acu. Tá sé ina bhall ar dhá Coiste um Beartais Straitéiseacha;, Forbairt Eacnamaíochta, Tacaíocht Fiontair & Cultúr agus Iompar. Tá sé ina bhall chomh maith ar an gComhchoiste Póilíneachta agus tá sé ina ionadaí ag Comhairle Cathrach na Gaillimhe ar Dhúchas na Gaillimhe. Tá sé ina Chathaoirleach ar Iontaobhaithe Loingseoireachta Loch Coirib. Tá suim ar leith aige sa Stair agus san Oidhreacht agus tá sé páirteach i dtionscadail athchóirithe atá ar bun sa Chathair. Le linn a théarma mar Mhéara, tá sé mar aidhm aige caidreamh a chothú lenár gcomhbhailte. Tá sé mar aidhm aige freisin tionscadal athchóirithe a bhunú d'Uiscebhealaí na Cathrach. Ar an gcloch is mó ar a phaidrín, tá an óige agus cúrsaí bainteach leis an aos óg. Beidh sé ag tabhairt cuairte ar na meánscoileanna uile sa Chathair le linn a théarma mar Mhéara. Tá Tairiscint istigh ag Cathair na Gaillimhe don teideal "Phríomhchathair Chultúir na hEorpa 2020" agus tá an Méara mar aon leis an bPríomhfheidhmeannach Brendan McGrath agus Foireann 2020 ag obair as lámh a chéile chun a chinntiú go mbainfear an sprioc seo amach.

    English

    Cllr Frank Fahy was elected Mayor of Galway City on 15th June 2015. He became a member of the City Council on the 18th of March 2011 and represented Galway City East electoral area. Following a boundary review he contested the local elections of May 2014 in Galway City Central electoral area. He lives in Menlo Village on the outskirts of Galway City which is a Gaelic speaking area where his ancestors have lived since 1640. He speaks Gaelic fluently as his first language and promotes the language when he speaks on civic occasions. He is married to Geraldine and they have a daughter and two sons. He is a member of two Strategic Policy Committees, Economic Development, Enterprise Support & Culture and Transportation. He is a member of the Joint Policing Committee and represents the City Council on Galway Civic Trust. He is also chair of the Lough Corrib Navigation Trustees. He has a keen interest in heritage and history and is involved in restoration projects in the City. During his term as Mayor he intends to foster relationships with our sister cities. He also wants to start a restoration project on the City waterways. Youth and youth affairs are to the forefront of the Mayors agenda and he plans on visiting all the second level schools in the City during his term as Mayor. Galway City is bidding to become European City of Culture in 2020 and Mayor Fahy along with Chief Executive Brendan McGrath and the 2020 Team are working to ensure that it becomes a reality.

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  • Galway City East

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  • Cllr. Michael J Crowe - Galway City East

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    Address:
    Coolough,
    Briarhill,
    Galway
    Tel: (mobile) 087 2773615
    Email: mjcrowe@cllr.galwaycity.ie
    Party: Fianna Fáil

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  • Cllr. Mairéad Farrell - Galway City East

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    Address:
    25 Tone Avenue,
    Mervue,
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 085 8197539
    Email: mfarrell@cllr.galwaycity.ie
    Party: Sinn Féin

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  • Cllr. Noel Larkin - Galway City East

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    Address:
    24 Wellpark Grove,
    Galway

    Tel:(mobile) 087 3407009
    Email: nlarkin@cllr.galwaycity.ie
    Party: Independent

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  • Cllr. Declan McDonnell - Galway City East

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    Address:
    4, Tara Grove,
    Monivea Rd
    Mervue
    Galway
    Tel: (home) 091 753770 (mobile) 086 2435022
    Email: declanpmcdonnell@eircom.net
    Party: Independent

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  • Cllr. Terry O'Flaherty - Galway City East

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    Address:
    11 Seagrove
    Ballyloughane Road
    Renmore
    Galway
    Tel: (home) 091 752172 (mobile) 087 2897952
    Email: toflaherty@cllr.galwaycity.ie
    Party: Independent

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  • Cllr. John Walsh - Galway City East

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    Address:
    114 Bohermore,
    Galway

    Tel: (landline) 091 799368 (mobile) 087 659 2992
    Email: cllrjohnwalsh@gmail.com
    Party: Fine Gael

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  • Galway City Central

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  • Cllr. Billy Cameron - Galway City Central

    Billy Cameron

    Address:
    12, Newcastle Lower
    Galway


    Tel: (home) 091 472052 (work) 091 521893 (mobile) 086 1670552
    Email: bcameron@eircom.net
    Party: Labour

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  • Cllr. Pádraig Conneely - Galway City Central

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    Address:
    13, Dún Daingean
    Newcastle
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 087 2593886 (home/fax) 091 589925
    Email: no email address
    Party: Fine Gael

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  • Cllr. Ollie Crowe - Galway City Central

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    Address:
    Crowes Bar,
    Bohermore,
    Galway
    Tel: (landline) 091 565922 (mobile) 087 8254446
    Email: olliecrowe@gmail.com
    Party: Fianna Fáil

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  • Cllr. Mike Cubbard - Galway City Central

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    Address:
    21 Camillaun Park,
    Newcastle,
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 087 4155391
    Email: mcubbard@cllr.galwaycity.ie or mcubbard@yahoo.com
    Party: Independent

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  • Mayor of Galway: Cllr. Frank Fahy - Galway City Central

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    Address:
    Menlo House
    Monument Road
    Menlo
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 087 2345852
    Email: ffahy@cllr.galwaycity.ie
    Party: Fine Gael

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  • Cllr. Anna Marley - Galway City Central

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    Address:
    2 Castán,
    Doughiska,
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 085 1978154
    Email: annamarleysf@gmail.com
    Party: Sinn Féin

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  • Galway City West

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  • Cllr. Catherine Connolly - Galway City West

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    Address:
    9, Grattan Terrace
    Claddagh
    Galway

    Tel: (home) 091 584837 (mobile) 087 9600364
    Email: cconnolly@cllr.galwaycity.ie
    Party: Independent

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  • Cllr. Pearce Flannery - Galway City West

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    Address:
    Hawthorn Place,
    Clybaun Road,
    Galway.

    Tel: (mobile) 087 710 8383
    Email: pearceflannery@gmail.com
    Party: Fine Gael

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  • Cllr. Peter Keane - Galway City West

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    Address:
    29 The Nurseries
    Taylors Hill
    Galway

    Tel: (work) 091 561964 (mobile) 086 8258096
    Email: peter@keanesolicitors.ie
    Party: Fianna Fáil

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  • Cllr. Donal Lyons - Galway City West

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    Address:
    23, Knocknacarra Park
    Galway


    Tel: (home) 091 525522 (mobile) 087 2333013
    Email: donallyons@eircom.net
    Party: Independent

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  • Cllr. Níall McNelis - Galway City West

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    Address:
    14 White Oaks
    Clybaun Road
    Knocknacarra
    Galway
    Tel: (work/fax) 091 534494 (mobile) 087 6197300
    Email: mcnelis@votelabour.ie
    Party: Labour

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  • Cllr. Cathal O'Conchúir - Galway City West

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    Address:
    Baile Ard Thoir,
    Bearna,
    Co. na Gaillimhe

    Tel: (mobile) 087 6949952
    Email: cathalsf@gmail.com
    Party: Sinn Féin

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