Cork County Council
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|Cork County Council
Comhairle Contae Chorcaí
Since February 26, 2014
|Single Transferable Vote|
|23 May 2014|
|Cork County Hall|
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 County Hall in Cork. The 2015 Cork Local Government Review has recommended merging Cork City Council and Cork County Council into a single "super council"; however, a minority report opposes the merger.
For the purpose of elections the county is divided into 8 local electoral areas: Ballincollig-Carrigaline (10), Bandon-Kinsale (6), Blarney-Macroom (6), Cobh (7), East Cork (6), Fermoy (6), Kanturk-Mallow (6) and West Cork (8).
2014 seats summary
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|
|Ballincollig-Carrigaline||Seamus McGrath||Fianna Fáil|
|Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire||Sinn Féin|
|Derry Canty||Fine Gael|
|Deirdre Forde||Fine Gael|
|Daithí O Donnabháin||Fianna Fáil|
|John A. Collins||Fine Gael|
|Mary Rose Desmond||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Murphy||Sinn Féin|
|Joe Harris||Social Democrats|
|Bandon-Kinsale||Rachael McCarthy||Sinn Féin|
|Alan Coleman||Fianna Fáil|
|Tim Lombard||Fine Gael|
|Margaret Murphy O'Mahony||Fianna Fáil|
|James O'Donovan||Fine Gael|
|Kevin Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Blarney-Macroom||Aindrias Moynihan||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Creed||Fine Gael|
|Des O'Grady||Sinn Féin|
|Ted Lucey||Fine Gael|
|Bob Ryan||Fianna Fáil|
|Cobh||Padraig O'Sullivan||Fianna Fáil|
|Kieran McCarthy||Sinn Féin|
|Ger Keohane||Sinn Féin|
|Anthony Barry||Fine Gael|
|Sinéad Sheppard||Fine Gael|
|Cathal Rasmussen||Labour Party|
|East Cork||Noel Collins||Independent|
|Aaron O'Sullivan||Fianna Fáil|
|Pat Buckley||Sinn Féin|
|Michael Hegarty||Fine Gael|
|Susan McCarthy||Fine Gael|
|Fermoy||Noel McCarthy||Labour Party|
|Kevin O'Keeffe||Fianna Fáil|
|Frank O'Flynn||Fianna Fáil|
|Ian Doyle||Fianna Fáil|
|June Murphy||Sinn Féin|
|Kay Dawson||Fine Gael|
|Kanturk-Mallow||John Paul O'Shea||Independent|
|Dan Joe Fitzgerald||Fianna Fáil|
|Gerard Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Bernard Moynihan||Fianna Fáil|
|Melissa Mullane||Sinn Féin|
|West Cork||Michael Collins||Independent|
|Joe Carrol||Fianna Fáil|
|Noel O'Donovan||Fine Gael|
|Christopher O'Sullivan||Fianna Fáil|
|Patrick Gerard Murphy||Fianna Fáil|
|Paul Hayes||Sinn Féin|
|Mary Hegarty||Fine Gael|
Changes in affiliation
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|Kieran McCarthy||Cobh||Sinn Féin||Independent||June 2015|
|Alan Coleman||Bandon-Kinsale||Fianna Fáil||Independent||June 2015|
|June Murphy||Fermoy||Sinn Féin||Independent||September 2015|
|Noel McCarthy||Fermoy||Labour Party||Independent||October 2015|
|Ger Keohane||Cobh||Sinn Féin||Independent||November 2015|
|Noel McCarthy||Fermoy||Independent||Fine Gael||November 2015|
|Joe Harris||Ballincollig-Carrigaline||Independent||Social Democrats||February 2017|
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