Limerick City and County 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.

Limerick City and County Council

Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Luimnigh
City and County council
Michael Sheahan, FG
Political groups
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
City and County Hall,
Merchants Quay, Limerick


The council has 40 seats. For the purpose of elections the city and county is divided into four Municipal Districts and six local electoral areas (LEA).[2]

LEA Seats District
AdareRathkeale 6 Municipal District of Adare–Rathkeale
CappamoreKilmallock 7 Municipal District of Cappamore–Kilmallock
Newcastle West 6 Municipal District of Newcastle West
Limerick City East 8 Metropolitan District of Limerick
Limerick City North 6
Limerick City West 7

A district associated with a city or borough is termed a metropolitan district or borough district respectively.

2019 seats summary

Party Seats
Fine Gael 14
Fianna Fáil 12
Labour Party 3
Sinn Féin 2
Green Party 2
Social Democrats 1
Independent 6

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[3]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
AdareRathkeale Adam Teskey Fine Gael
Stephen Keary Fine Gael
Richard O’Donoghue Independent
Emmett O’Brien Independent
Kevin Sheahan Fianna Fáil
Bridie Collins Fianna Fáil
CappamoreKilmallock Brigid Teefy Independent
Martin Ryan Fianna Fáil
Eddie Ryan Fianna Fáil
Gerald Mitchell Fine Gael
John Egan Fine Gael
Michael Donegan Fianna Fáil
P.J. Carey Independent
Newcastle West Jerome Scanlan 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 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 Social Democrats

Replaced during term, see table below for details.
Changed party, see table below for details.

See also


  1. "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. "S.I. No. 56/2014 - City and County of Limerick Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014". Irish Statute Book. 7 February 2014.
  3. "2014 Local elections: Limerick City and County Council". Local Government. Retrieved 31 July 2014.
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