Limerick City and County Council

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Limerick City and County Council

Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Luimnigh
City and County council
Michael Collins, FF
Limerick City and County Council composition.svg
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
City and County Hall,
Merchants Quay, Limerick
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.

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.[2] The municipal district which contains the administrative area of the former Limerick City Council is referred to as a Metropolitan District.[3]

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[4] 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


The council has 40 seats.

Seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
2019 election
Fine Gael 14
Fianna Fáil 12
Labour Party 3
Green Party 2
Sinn Féin 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.[5]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
AdareRathkeale Adam Teskey Fine Gael
Stephen Keary Fine Gael
Richard O'Donoghue[a] Independent
Emmett O'Brien Independent
Kevin Sheahan Fianna Fáil
Bridie Collins Fianna Fáil
CappamoreKilmallock Brigid Teefy Independent
Martin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Eddie Ryan[b] Fianna Fáil
Gerald Mitchell Fine Gael
John Egan Fine Gael
Michael Donegan Fianna Fáil
P.J. Carey Independent
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
Fergus Kilcoyne Independent
Abul Kalam Azad Talukder Fianna Fáil
Dan McSweeney Fine Gael
Elisa O'Donovan[b] Social Democrats
  1. ^ a b Replaced during term, see table below for details.
  2. ^ a b c Changed party, see table below for details.


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

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


  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Local Government Reform Act 2014, § 19: Municipal districts". Irish Statute Book. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  4. ^ "County Borough of Limerick (Wards) Regulations 1970". 25 November 1970. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 48–58. Retrieved 5 September 2020.

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