Donegal County Council
Donegal County Council
Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall
Seamus Ó Domhnaill, FF
|23 May 2014|
|County House, Lifford|
Donegal County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Dhún na nGall) is the authority responsible for local government in County Donegal, 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. It has 37 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Séamus Neely. The county town is Lifford.
Following a 2015 RTÉ documentary, in March 2019, John O'Donnell was found by the Standards in Public Office Commission to have contravened the Local Government Act in three different instances, including failure to maintain proper standards of integrity, conduct and concern for the public interest.
Municipal Districts and Local Electoral Areas
|Donegal||An Bhinn Bhán, An Leargaidh Mhór, Ballintra (in the former Rural District of Ballyshannon), Ballintra (in the former Rural District of Donegal), Ballyshannon Rural, Ballyshannon Urban, Bonnyglen, Bundoran Rural, Bundoran Urban, Carrickboy, Cavangarden, Cill Charthaigh, Cill Ghabhlaigh, Cliff, Clogher, Corkermore, Cró Chaorach, Crownarad, Donegal, Dunkineely, Eanymore, Gleann Cholm Cille, Grousehall, Haugh, Inver, Killybegs, Laghy, Loch Iascaigh, Málainn Bhig, Pettigoe, Tantallon, Tawnawully, Templecarn, Tieveskeelta and Tullynaught.||6|
|Glenties||An Clochán Liath, An Craoslach, An Dúchoraidh, An Ghrafaidh, An Machaire, Anagaire, Árainn Mhór, Ard an Rátha, Ards, Baile na Finne, Caisleán na dTuath, Críoch na Sméar, Cró Bheithe, Dawros, Dún Fionnachaidh, Dún Lúiche, Gleann Gheis, Gleann Léithín, Gort an Choirce, Inis Caoil, Inis Mhic an Doirn, Leitir Mhic an Bhaird, Maas, Machaire Chlochair, Maol Mosóg, Mín an Chladaigh, Na Croisbhealaí and Na Gleannta.||6|
|Inishowen||Buncrana||Birdstown, Buncrana Rural, Buncrana Urban, Burt, Castleforward, Desertegny, Fahan, Illies, Inch Island, Kilderry, Killea, Mintiaghs, Newtown Cunningham, Three Trees and Whitecastle.||5|
|Carndonagh||Ardmalin, Ballyliffin, Carndonagh, Carthage, Castlecary, Culdaff, Dunaff, Gleneely (in the former Rural District of Inishowen), Gleneganon, Glentogher, Greencastle, Malin, Moville, Redcastle, Straid, and Turmone||4|
|Letterkenny—Milford||Letterkenny||Ballymacool, Castlewray, Corravaddy, Edenacarnan, Gortnavern, Killymasny, Kincraigy, Letterkenny Rural, Letterkenny Urban, Magheraboy, Manorcunningham, Mín an Lábáin, Suí Corr and Templedouglas.||7|
|Milford||An Cheathrú Chaol, An Tearmann, Ballyarr, Carraig Airt, Cnoc Colbha, Creamhghort, Fánaid Thiar, Fánaid Thuaidh, Gartán, Glen, Glenalla, Grianfort, Killygarvan, Kilmacrenan, Loch Caol, Millford, Rathmelton, Rathmullan, Ros Goill and Rosnakill.||3|
|Lifford—Stranorlar||Allt na Péiste, An Clochán, Castlefinn, Cloghard, Clonleigh North, Clonleigh South, Convoy, Dooish, Feddyglass, Figart, Gleneely (in the former Rural District of Stranorlar), Goland, Killygordon, Knock, Lettermore, Mín Charraigeach, Raphoe, St. Johnstown, Stranorlar, Treantaghmucklagh and Urney West.||6|
The following were elected at the 2014 Donegal County Council election, under the boundaries which existed at the time.
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.
|Council members from 2014 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Donegal||Sean McEniff†||Fianna Fáil|
|Barry O'Neill||Fine Gael|
|Noel Andrew Jordan||Sinn Féin|
|Glenties||Seamus Ó Domhnaill||Fianna Fáil|
|Enda Bonner||Fianna Fáil|
|Terence Slowey||Fine Gael|
|Marie Therese Gallagher||Sinn Féin|
|John Sheamuis O’Fearraigh||Sinn Féin|
|Michael Colm Mac Giolla Easbuig||Independent|
|Inishowen||Martin McDermott||Fianna Fáil|
|Rena Donaghey||Fianna Fáil|
|Paul Canning||Fianna Fáil|
|Bernard McGuinness||Fine Gael|
|John Ryan†||Fine Gael|
|Albert Doherty||Sinn Féin|
|Jack Murray||Sinn Féin|
|Martin Farren||Labour Party|
|Letterkenny||Liam Blaney||Fianna Fáil|
|Ciaran Brogan||Fianna Fáil|
|James Pat McDaid||Fianna Fáil|
|Jimmy Kavanagh||Fine Gael|
|Gerry McMonagle||Sinn Féin|
|Mick Quinn†||Sinn Féin|
|Stranorlar||Patrick McGowan||Fianna Fáil|
|Gerry Crawford||Fianna Fáil|
|Martin Harley||Fine Gael|
|Gary Doherty||Sinn Féin|
|Liam Doherty||Sinn Féin|
|Frank McBrearty Jnr||Independent|
†Replaced during term, see table below for details.
|Mick Quinn||Sinn Féin||Letterkenny||Resigned from the council||March 2017||Adrian Glackin||Sinn Féin|
|Sean McEniff||Fianna Fáil||Donegal||Death of councillor||July 2017||Micheál Naughton||Fianna Fáil|
|John Ryan||Fine Gael||Inishowen||Resignation of councillor||May 2018||Mickey Doherty||Fine Gael|
|John Campbell||Independent||Donegal||Resignation of councillor||January 2019||Seamus Maguire||Independent|
- Kelly, Fiach (26 March 2019). "Sipo finds against two councillors over RTÉ undercover report". The Irish Times. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
- "S.I. No. 613/2018 - County of Donegal Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
- "Local Elections 2014: Results" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. p. 102. Retrieved 31 January 2019.