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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 Pearce Flannery

    Pearce Flannery represents the Galway West Electoral Area.

    He was educated at Garbally College, NUI Galway, GMIT & University of Limerick.

    He is a successful self-employed businessman and is the founder of the acclaimed Pragmatica organisation. He is a member of the board of the international automotive advisory group 'Autopolis'

    He is a former winner of the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and of the Marketing Person of the Year award and was nominated as one of Irelands Top 100 Entrepreneurs by Irish Entrepreneur magazine.

    Pearce was honoured with a Fellowship of the IMI in 2010

    As an author he has written a number of books including 'Grabbing the Oyster!' from which he donated all profits to Childline.

    He won his seat at the first attempt gaining the highest first preference vote of any Fine Gael candidate across Galway city. He was elected Deputy Mayor of Galway in 2016.

    He is a member of:

    Transportation and Infrastructure SPC

    Planning SPC.

    He is currently a member of the University Governing Authority of NUI Galway - Údarás na h'Ollscoile Gaillimh

    Vice Chairman of the NUIG Academic Planning and Research Committee.

    NUIG Standing and Strategic Planning Committee.

    North and West Regional Assembly

    Chair of the Strategic Planning Area committee.

    Pearce is happily married to Órla and has three children, Eoghan, Meabh and Daithí.

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  • Galway City East

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  • Cllr. Michael J Crowe
    - Galway City East

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    25 Tone Avenue,
    Mervue,
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 085 8197539
    Email: maireadfarrell@ymail.com
    Party: Sinn Féin

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  • Cllr. Noel Larkin
    - Galway City East

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    11 Michael Collins Road,
    Mervue,
    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
    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    12, Newcastle Lower
    Galway


    Tel: (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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    12 Gleann Nóinín
    College Road
    Galway

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

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  • Cllr. Ollie Crowe
    - Galway City Central

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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  • Cllr. Frank Fahy
    - Galway City Central

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    Menlo House
    Monument Road
    Menlo
    Galway

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

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  • Cllr. Mark Lohan
    - Galway City Central

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    Menlo,
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 087 1666899
    Email: cllrmarklohan@gmail.com
    Party: Sinn Féin

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  • Galway City West

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  • Cllr. Colette Connolly
    - Galway City West

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    12 MacDara Road,
    Shantalla,
    Galway

    Tel: (mobile) 086 3606405
    Email: cllrcoletteconnolly@gmail.com
    Party: Independent

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  • Mayor of Galway: Cllr. Pearce Flannery
    - Galway City West

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    Galway City Council
    Mayor of Galway

    Address:
    Hawthorn Place,
    Clybaun Road,
    Galway.

    Tel: (mobile) 087 244 6512
    Email: pearceflannery@gmail.com
    Party: Fine Gael

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  • Cllr. Peter Keane
    - Galway City West

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    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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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

    Address:
    23, Knocknacarra Park
    Galway


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

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  • Cllr. Níall McNelis
    - Galway City West

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

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

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  • Cllr. Cathal O'Conchúir
    - Galway City West

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    Galway City Council
    Councillor

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

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

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