Limerick City and County Council

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Limerick City and County Council

Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Luimnigh
Logo
Type
Type
City and County council
Leadership
Daniel Butler, FG
Structure
Seats40
Limerick City and County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Fine Gael (13)
  •   Fianna Fáil (11)
  •   Labour Party (3)
  •   Green Party (2)
  •   Sinn Féin (2)
  •   Independent (9)
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
City and County Hall,
Merchants Quay, Limerick
Website
limerick.ie
The area governed by the council

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.[1] 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. Following a plebiscite in 2019, Limerick will become the first local authority in Ireland with a directly elected mayor.

Directly elected mayor[edit]

At the 2019 local election, a plebiscite was held under Part 6 of the Local Government Act 2019 on the establishment of a directly elected mayor for Limerick City and County.[2] Voters in Limerick approved the proposal by a vote of 52.4%.[3] In January 2021, the government approved the publication of the report on a directly elected mayor for Limerick.[4] The first term will run from the election in 2022 to the local elections in 2024, and thereafter the term will run on a five-year basis with that of the Council.

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts[edit]

Limerick City and County Council is divided into the following metropolitan and municipal districts and local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions.[5] The municipal district which contains the administrative area of the former Limerick City Council is referred to as a Metropolitan District.[6]

Municipal District LEA Definition Seats
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] 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
AdareRathkeale 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
CappamoreKilmallock 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

Councillors[edit]

The council has 40 seats.

Seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
2019 election
FG 14
FF 12
Labour 3
Green 2
SF 2
Social Democrats 1
Independent 6

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[8]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
AdareRathkeale Adam Teskey FG
Stephen Keary FG
Richard O'Donoghue[a] Independent
Emmett O'Brien Independent
Kevin Sheahan FF
Bridie Collins FF
CappamoreKilmallock Brigid Teefy Independent
Martin Ryan FF
Eddie Ryan[b] FF
Gerald Mitchell FG
John Egan FG
Michael Donegan FF
P.J. Carey Independent
Newcastle West Jerome Scanlan[b] FG
Michael Collins FF
Liam Galvin FG
John Sheahan FG
Tom Ruddle FG
Francis Foley FF
Limerick City East Seán Hartigan Green
Elena Secas Labour
Catherine Slattery FF
Michael Murphy FG
Michael Sheahan FG
Jerry O'Dea FF
Sarah Kiely FG
Limerick City North Frankie Daly Independent
Brian Leddin[a] Green
Kieran O'Hanlon FF
Olivia O'Sullivan FG
John Costelloe SF
Conor Sheehan Labour
Sharon Benson SF
Limerick City West James Collins FF
Daniel Butler FG
Joe Leddin Labour
Fergus Kilcoyne Independent
Abul Kalam Azad Talukder FF
Dan McSweeney FG
Elisa O'Donovan[b] Social Democrats
Notes
  1. ^ a b Replaced during term, see table below for details.
  2. ^ a b c Changed party, see table below for details.

Co-options[edit]

Party Outgoing Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee
Green 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[edit]

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Jerome Scanlan Newcastle West FG Independent November 2019
Eddie Ryan Cappamore–Kilmallock FF Independent June 2020
Elisa O'Donovan Limerick City West Social Democrats Independent June 2020

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ Local Government Act 2019 (No. 1). 25 January 2019. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 23 March 2019, Irish Statute Book.
  3. ^ "Result of the Direct Election of Mayor Plebiscite for Limerick City and County". Limerick City and County Council. 27 May 2019. Archived from the original on 8 June 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Plans for a directly elected mayor with executive functions for Limerick City and County". Government of Ireland. 26 January 2021. Archived from the original on 3 March 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.
  5. ^ City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018 (S.I. No. 624). 19 December 2018. Statutory Instrument of the Government of Ireland. Retrieved 5 September 2020, Irish Statute Book.
  6. ^ Section 19 (Municipal districts) of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 (No. 1). 27 January 2014. Act of the Oireachtas. Retrieved 5 September 2020, Irish Statute Book.
  7. ^ County Borough of Limerick (Wards) Regulations 1970 (S.I. No. 279). 25 November 1970. Statutory Instrument of the Government of Ireland. Retrieved 5 September 2020, Irish Statute Book.
  8. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Government of Ireland. pp. 48–58. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 March 2021. Retrieved 6 March 2021.

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