Limerick City and County Council
Limerick City and County Council
Comhairle Cathrach agus
City and County council
Michael Collins, FF
|24 May 2019|
|City and County Hall,|
Merchants Quay, Limerick
Limerick City and County Council (Irish: Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh) is the authority responsible for local government in the City of Limerick and County Limerick in Ireland. It came into operation on 1 June 2014 after the 2014 local elections. It was formed by the merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. As a city and 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 40 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 city and county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Pat Daly. The administrative centre is Limerick.
Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts
Limerick City and County Council is divided into the following metropolitan and municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions. The municipal district which contains the administrative area of the former Limerick City Council is referred to as a Metropolitan District.
|Metropolitan District of Limerick City||Limerick City East||Ballysimon, Ballyvarra, Castleconnell, Limerick South Rural, Roxborough; and the electoral divisions of Galvone A, Galvone B, Glentworth A, Glentworth B, Glentworth C, Rathbane, Singland B and St. Laurence as specified in the County Borough of Limerick (Wards) Regulations 1970||7|
|Limerick City North||Limerick North Rural; and the electoral divisions of Abbey A, Abbey B, Abbey C, Abbey D, Ballynanty, Castle A, Castle B, Castle C, Castle D, Coolraine, Farranshone, Johns A, Johns B, Johns C, Killeely A, Killeely B, Market, and Singland A as specified in the County Borough of Limerick (Wards) Regulations 1970||7|
|Limerick City West||Ballycummin, Carrig, Clarina, Patrickswell; and the electoral divisions of Ballinacurra A, Ballinacurra B, Custom House, Dock A, Dock B, Dock C, Dock D, Prospect A, Prospect B, Shannon A and Shannon B as specified in the County Borough of Limerick (Wards) Regulations 1970||7|
|Adare–Rathkeale||Abbeyville, Adare North, Adare South, Askeaton East, Askeaton West, Aughinish, Ballingarry, Ballyallinan, Ballybricken, Ballygrennan, Ballynabanoge, Ballynacarriga, Castletown (in the former Rural District of Rathkeale), Coolrus, Craggs, Crecora, Croagh, Croom, Dromard, Dunmoylan East, Dunmoylan West, Dunnaman, Fedamore, Fleanmore, Garrane, Iveruss, Kilcornan, Kildimo, Kilfinny, Kilpeacon, Kilscannell, Lismakeery, Loghill, Mohernagh, Nantinan, Pallaskenry, Rathkeale Rural, Rathkeale Urban, Rathmore, Riddlestown, Shanagolden and Shanid||6|
|Cappamore–Kilmallock||Abington, Anglesborough, Ardpatrick, Athlacca, Ballylanders, Ballymacshaneboy, Bilboa, Bruff, Bruree, Bulgaden, Caherconlish East, Caherconlish West, Cahercorney, Caherelly, Cappamore, Clonkeen, Colmanswell, Crean, Cullane, Darragh, Doon South, Doon West, Dromin, Duntryleague, Emlygrennan, Galbally, Glenbrohane, Glenstal, Grange, Grean, Griston, Hospital, Kilbeheny, Kilfinnane, Kilflyn, Kilglass, Kilmallock, Kilmurry, Kilteely, Knockainy, Knocklong, Knocknascrow, Oola, Particles, Riversdale, Rockhill, Templebredon, Tobernea and Uregare||7|
|Newcastle West||Abbeyfeale, Ardagh, Ballintober, Ballyagran, Ballynoe, Ballynoe West, Boola, Broadford, Caher, Castletown (in the former Rural District of Croom), Cleanglass, Cloncagh, Danganbeg, Dromcolliher, Dromtrasna, Feenagh, Garryduff, Glenagower, Glengort, Glensharrold, Glin, Kilfergus, Kilmeedy, Kilmoylan, Knockaderry, Mahoonagh, Monagay, Mountcollins, Mountplummer, Newcastle Rural, Newcastle Urban, Port, Rathronan, Rooskagh and Templeglentan||6|
The council has 40 seats.
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|
|Adare–Rathkeale||Adam Teskey||Fine Gael|
|Stephen Keary||Fine Gael|
|Kevin Sheahan||Fianna Fáil|
|Bridie Collins||Fianna Fáil|
|Martin Ryan||Fianna Fáil|
|Eddie Ryan[b]||Fianna Fáil|
|Gerald Mitchell||Fine Gael|
|John Egan||Fine Gael|
|Michael Donegan||Fianna Fáil|
|Newcastle West||Jerome Scanlan[b]||Fine Gael|
|Michael Collins||Fianna Fáil|
|Liam Galvin||Fine Gael|
|John Sheahan||Fine Gael|
|Tom Ruddle||Fine Gael|
|Francis Foley||Fianna Fáil|
|Limerick City East||Seán Hartigan||Green Party|
|Elena Secas||Labour Party|
|Catherine Slattery||Fianna Fáil|
|Michael Murphy||Fine Gael|
|Michael Sheahan||Fine Gael|
|Jerry O'Dea||Fianna Fáil|
|Sarah Kiely||Fine Gael|
|Limerick City North||Frankie Daly||Independent|
|Brian Leddin[a]||Green Party|
|Kieran O'Hanlon||Fianna Fáil|
|Olivia O'Sullivan||Fine Gael|
|John Costelloe||Sinn Féin|
|Conor Sheehan||Labour Party|
|Sharon Benson||Sinn Féin|
|Limerick City West||James Collins||Fianna Fáil|
|Daniel Butler||Fine Gael|
|Joe Leddin||Labour Party|
|Abul Kalam Azad Talukder||Fianna Fáil|
|Dan McSweeney||Fine Gael|
|Elisa O'Donovan[b]||Social Democrats|
|Green Party||Brian Leddin||Limerick City North||Elected as a TD for Limerick City at the 2020 general election.||February 2020||Saša Novak Uí Chonchúir|
|Independent||Richard O'Donoghue||Adare–Rathkeale||Elected as a TD for Limerick County at the 2020 general election.||February 2020||John O'Donoghue|
Changes in affiliation
|Name||Electoral area||Elected as||New affiliation||Date|
|Jerome Scanlan||Newcastle West||Fine Gael||Independent||November 2019|
|Eddie Ryan||Cappamore–Kilmallock||Fianna Fáil||Independent||June 2020|
|Elisa O'Donovan||Limerick City West||Social Democrats||Independent||June 2020|
- "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
- "City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- "Local Government Reform Act 2014, § 19: Municipal districts". Irish Statute Book. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- "County Borough of Limerick (Wards) Regulations 1970". 25 November 1970. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
- "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 48–58. Retrieved 5 September 2020.