Waterford County Council

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Waterford County Council
Comhairle Contae Phort Láirge
Type
Type
History
Established 1898
Disbanded 2014
Preceded by Grand Jury
Succeeded by Waterford City and County Council
Seats 17
Elections
Last election
5 June 2009
Motto
Déisi oc Declán co Bráth  (Irish)
"May the Déise remain with Declan forever"
Meeting place
Civic Offices, Dungarvan
The area governed by the council

Waterford County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Phort Láirge) was the authority responsible for local government in County Waterford, Ireland. The remit of Waterford County Council also included some suburbs of the Waterford city not within the remit of Waterford City Council. As a county council, it was governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council was responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council had 23 elected members. Elections were held every five years and were by single transferable vote. The head of the council had the title of Mayor. The county administration was headed by a County Manager. The county town was Dungarvan.

In late 2012, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan announced the proposed merger of Waterford County Council and Waterford City Council. It was abolished in June 2014 when the Local Government Reform Act 2014 was implemented.[1] It was succeeded by Waterford City and County Council.

For the purpose of elections the county was divided into four local electoral areas: Comeragh (6), Dungarvan (6), Lismore (4) and Tramore (7).[2]

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  1. ^ "Local Government Reform Act 2014". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "2009 Local elections – Waterford County Council". ElectionsIreland.org. Retrieved 5 July 2011.