Your Council

    • 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

      Photo of Cllr. Michael Crowe
      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

      Photo of Cllr. Máiréad Farrell
      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

      Photo of Cllr. Noel Larkin
      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

      Photo of Cllr. Declan McDonnell
      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

      Photo of Cllr. Terry O'Flaherty
      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

Photo of Cllr. John Walsh
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

      Photo of Cllr. Padraig Conneely
      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

      Photo of Cllr. Ollie Crowe
      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

Photo of Cllr. Mike Cubbard
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

    Photo of Cllr. Frank Fahy
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Mark Lohan
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Colette Connolly
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Pearce Flannery
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Peter Keane
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Donal Lyons
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Níall McNelis
    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

    Photo of Cllr. Cathal O'Conchúir
    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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