Cork County Council
Cork County Council
Comhairle Contae Chorcaí
Gillian Coughlan, FF
|24 May 2019|
|County Hall, Cork|
Cork County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Chorcaí) is the authority responsible for local government in County Cork, 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. The council has 55 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Mayor. The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Tim Lucey. The county seat is Cork.
Originally meetings of Cork County Council were held in the back portion of the top floor of Cork Courthouse. By the 1950s these premises were becoming inadequate and County Hall opened in April 1968.
The 2015 Cork Local Government Review recommended merging Cork City Council and Cork County Council into a single "super council"; however, a minority report opposed the merger, with a subsequent report published by an expert advisory group in 2017 recommending a city boundary extension.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
|Bandon–Kinsale||Abbeymahon, Ballinadee, Ballinspittle, Ballyfeard, Ballymackean, Ballymartle, Ballymodan, Ballymurphy, Bandon, Baurleigh, Boulteen, Brinny, Butlerstown, Cashel, Coolmain, Courtmacsherry, Cullen (in the former Rural District of Kinsale), Inishannon, Kilbrittain, Kilbrogan, Kilmaloda East, Kilmaloda West, Kilmonoge, Kinsale Rural, Kinsale Urban, Kinure, Knockavilly, Knockroe, Laherne, Leighmoney, Murragh, Nohaval, Rathclarin, Templemartin, Templemichael, Templeomalus and Timoleague.||6|
|Carrigaline||Ballyfoyle, Carrigaline (in the former rural district of Kinsale), Dunderrow, Farranbrien, Kilpatrick, Liscleary, Monkstown Urban, Templebreedy;
those parts of the electoral divisions of Ballygarvan, Carrigaline (in the former rural district of Cork), Douglas, Inishkenny, and Monkstown Rural that are not contained within the City of Cork.
|Cobh||Ballynaglogh, Carrignavar, Carrigtohill, Cobh Rural, Cobh Urban, Killeagh (in the former Rural District of Cork), Knockraha, Watergrasshill;
those parts of the electoral divisions of Caherlag, Rathcooney (part), Riverstown and Whitechurch that are not contained within the City of Cork.
|East Cork||Midleton||Ardagh, Ballintemple, Ballycottin, Ballyspillane, Castlemartyr, Clonmult, Clonpriest, Cloyne, Corkbeg, Dangan, Dungourney, Garryvoe, Ightermurragh, Inch, Kilcronat, Killeagh (in the former Rural District of Youghal No.1), Kilmacdonogh, Lisgoold, Midleton Rural, Midleton Urban, Mogeely, Rostellan, Templebodan, Templenacarriga, Youghal Rural (part) and Youghal Urban.||7|
|Fermoy||Aghern, Ballyarthur, Ballyhooly, Ballynoe, Carrig (in the former Rural District of Fermoy), Castle Hyde, Castlecooke, Castlelyons, Castletownroche, Clenor, Coole, Curraglass, Derryvillane, Doneraile, Farahy, Fermoy Rural, Fermoy Urban, Glanworth East, Glanworth West, Glenville, Gortnaskehy, Gortroe, Kilcor, Kilcummer, Kildinan, Kildorrery, Kilgullane, Killathy, Kilphelan, Kilworth, Knockmourne, Leitrim, Marshalstown, Mitchelstown, Monanimy, Rathcormack, Shanballymore, Skahanagh, Streamhill, Templemolaga and Wallstown.||6|
|Kanturk–Mallow||Kanturk||Allow, Ardskeagh, Ballyhoolahan, Banteer, Barleyhill, Barnacurra, Bawncross, Boherboy, Castlemagner, Clonfert East, Clonfert West, Clonmeen, Coolclogh, Crinnaloo, Cullen (in the former Rural District of Millstreet), Derragh, Doonasleen, Dromina, Glenlara, Greenane, Kanturk, Keale, Kilbrin, Kilcorney, Kilmeen, Knockatooan, Knocknagree, Knocktemple, Meens, Milford, Milltown, Newmarket, Newtown, Rathcool, Rathluirc, Rosnalee, Rowls, Skagh, Springfort, Tullylease and Williamstown.||4|
|Mallow||Ballyclogh, Ballynamona, Blackpool, Buttevant, Caherduggan, Carrig (in the former rural District of Mallow), Castlecor, Churchtown, Dromore, Gortmore, Imphrick, Kilmaclenine, Kilshannig, Knockantota, Liscarroll, Mallow North Urban, Mallow Rural, Mallow South Urban, Nad, Rahan, Roskeen, Templemary and Tincoora.||5|
|Macroom||Aghinagh, Aglish, An Sliabh Riabhach, Ballygroman, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh (Maigh Chromta) (in the former Rural District of Macroom), Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh (Dún Mánmhaí) (in the former Rural District of Dunmanway), Bealock, Caherbarnagh, Cannaway, Carrigboy, Ceann Droma, Cill na Martra, Claonráth, Clondrohid, Clonmoyle, Coomlogane, Doire Fhínín, Dripsey, Drishane, Firmount, Gort na Tiobratan, Gowlane, Greenfort, Greenville, Inchigeelagh, Kilberrihert, Kilbonane, Kilcullen, Macloneigh, Macroom Urban, Magourney, Mashanaglass, Mountrivers, Moviddy, Na hUláin, Rahalisk, Teerelton, Warrenscourt;
and those parts of the electoral divisions of Ballincollig, Blarney, Carrigrohanebeg, Matehy and Ovens that are not contained within the City of Cork.
|West Cork||Bantry–West Cork||Adrigole, Aghadown North, Aghadown South, Ahil, Ballybane, Ballydehob, Bantry Rural, Bantry Urban, Bear, Bredagh, Caheragh, Cloghdonnell, Coolagh, Coulagh, Crookhaven, Curryglass, Douce, Dromdaleague North, Dromdaleague South, Dunbeacon, Dunmanus, Durrus East, Durrus West, Garranes, Garrown, Glanlough, Glengarriff, Goleen, Gortnascreeny, Kealkill, Kilcaskan, Kilcatherine, Kilcoe, Killaconenagh, Killeenleagh, Kilnamanagh, Lowertown, Mealagh, Milane, Scart, Seefin, Sheepshead, Skull, Toormore and Whiddy.||4|
|Skibbereen–West Cork||Ardfield, Argideen, Aultagh, Ballingurteen, Ballymoney, Bengour, Cahermore, Carrigbaun, Castlehaven North, Castlehaven South, Castletown, Castleventry, Cléire, Clonakilty Rural, Clonakilty Urban, Cloonkeen, Coolcraheen, Coolmountain, Derry, Drinagh (in the former Rural District of Dunmanway), Drinagh (in the former Rural District of Skibbereen), Dunmanway North, Dunmanway South, Kilfaughnabeg, Kilkerranmore, Kilmoylerane, Kilnagross, Kinneigh, Knocks, Knockskagh, Manch, Myross, Rathbarry, Rosscarbery, Rossmore, Shreelane, Skibbereen Rural, Skibbereen Urban, Teadies, Tullagh and Woodfort||5|
The following were elected at the 2019 Cork County Council election.
2019 seats summary
Councillors by electoral area
This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.
|Council members from 2019 election|
|Local electoral area||Name||Party|
|Bandon–Kinsale||Gillian Coughlan||Fianna Fáil|
|Kevin Murphy||Fine Gael|
|John O'Sullivan||Fine Gael|
|Marie O'Sullivan||Fine Gael|
|Seán O'Donovan||Fianna Fáil|
|Bantry–West Cork||Danny Collins||Independent|
|Patrick Gerard Murphy||Fianna Fáil|
|Katie Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Holly Cairns[a]||Social Democrats|
|Carrigaline||Séamus McGrath||Fianna Fáil|
|Aidan Lombard||Fine Gael|
|Ben Dalton O'Sullivan||Independent|
|Liam O’Connor||Fine Gael|
|Audrey Buckley||Fianna Fáil|
|Cobh||Pádraig O'Sullivan[a]||Fianna Fáil|
|Anthony Barry||Fine Gael|
|Sinéad Sheppard||Fine Gael|
|Fermoy||Noel McCarthy||Fine Gael|
|Frank O'Flynn||Fianna Fáil|
|Deirdre O'Brien||Fianna Fáil|
|William O'Leary||Fianna Fáil|
|Kay Dawson||Fine Gael|
|Kanturk||Bernard Moynihan||Fianna Fáil|
|Ian Doyle||Fianna Fáil|
|John Paul O'Shea||Fine Gael|
|Gerard Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Macroom||Michael Creed||Fine Gael|
|Gobnait Moynihan||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Looney||Fianna Fáil|
|Eileen Lynch||Fine Gael|
|Ted Lucey||Fine Gael|
|Mallow||Pat Hayes||Fianna Fáil|
|Gearóid Murphy||Fianna Fáil|
|Tony O’Shea||Fine Gael|
|Liam Madden||Fine Gael|
|Midleton||Mary Linehan Foley||Independent|
|Michael Hegarty||Fine Gael|
|James O'Connor[a]||Fianna Fáil|
|Danielle Twomey||Sinn Féin|
|Susan McCarthy||Fine Gael|
|Skibbereen–West Cork||Christopher O'Sullivan[a]||Fianna Fáil|
|Joe Carroll||Fianna Fáil|
|Karen Coakley||Fine Gael|
|Paul Hayes[b]||Sinn Féin|
|Fianna Fáil||James O'Connor||Midleton||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Ann Marie Ahern|
|Fianna Fáil||Pádraig O'Sullivan||Cobh||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2019 Cork North-Central by-election||February 2020||Sheila O'Callaghan|
|Social Democrats||Holly Cairns||Bantry–West Cork||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Ross O'Connell|
|Fianna Fáil||Christopher O'Sullivan||Skibbereen–West Cork||Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election||February 2020||Deirdre Kelly|
Changes in affiliation
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|Paul Hayes||Skibbereen–West Cork||Sinn Féin||Independent||May 2020|
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