Níall is currently a Dáil candidate for Galway West and a Councillor on Galway City Council.

Political Career

  • Elected Deputy Mayor of Galway City Council, June 2015
  • Elected to Galway City Council, June 2009 and 2014
  • Chairperson Labour Councillors Association, March 2011


  • Owner of Claddagh and Celtic Jewellery Co


  • Member of The Labour Party and Deputy Chairperson Labour Councillors Association. (Chair 2011 -2014)
  • Member of Galway Roscommon Educational Training Board (GRETB), deputy chairperson GRETB finance committee.
  • Member of Galway City Council 1st elected in 2009. Re-elected in 2014.
  • Member of European Union Committee of Regions (COR) and Border Midlands Western Regional Authority.
  • Member of Galway City Economic, Cultural Strategic Committee.
  • Member of Galway City Planning and Development, Strategic Committee.
  • Member of Galway City Housing Strategic Committee.
  • Member of Galway City Traveller Accommodation Committee.
  • Deputy Chairperson, Galway City Joint Policing Committee.
  • Member of Galway Healthy Cities Committee. Member of Galway Alcohol Forum.
  • Board of management member, Galway Technical Institute (GTI) & Colaiste Na Coirbe & Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
  • Member of Galway Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Member of the Galway City Latin Quarter.
  • Chairperson Galway City Tidy Towns Committee since 2012 -
  • Chairperson Galway Sports Aid.
  • Member of Rotary Club of Galway, Club President 2012.

Other Interests

  • Supporter of Galway Swimming Clubs, Connacht Rugby. Galway United FC. Galway Womens Cladonian Mariners Community Boat Club, Galway Sea Scouts.
  • Chairperson of Galway Chamber of Commerce - Salthill Rejuvination Committee.
  • Fundraiser for COPE Galway. Gorta Self Help Africa. Galway Simon. Pieta House. Cancer Care West.
  • ARTS:
  • Supporter of Galway Fringe Festival. Galway Picture Palace. Macnas. Baboro, Galway Jazz Festival.
  • Awarded Junior Chamber Ireland Humanitarian Award and VodaPhone Passion for the world award.

Family Background

  • Married to Aideen Connell with two children, Roisin and Ross

Cllr Níall McNelis

Ireland - Midlands North West : Galway West : Galway City West
Home Address:
14 White Oaks
Clybawn road

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