Mayo County Council


Mayo County Council
Mayo County Council
Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type County council
Leadership
Cathaoirleach Michael Burke, Fine Gael
Members 31
Political groups      Fine Gael (17)
     Fianna Fáil (7)
     Sinn Féin (2)
     Independent (5)
Elections
Last election 5 June 2009
Meeting place
Áras an Contae, Castlebar
Website
mayococo.ie
The area governed by the council

Mayo County council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo) is the local authority which is responsible for County Mayo in Ireland. The Council is responsible for Housing and Community, Roads and Transportation, Urban planning and Development, Amenity and Culture, and Environment. The county council is governed by the Local Government Act 2001 and has 31 elected members. The county seat is at Áras an Contae in Castlebar. Elections are held every five years, and are by single transferable vote.

History

In the early 1930s, the County Council was dissolved for a while and replaced with a Commissioner because of the Mayo librarian controversy.

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