Limerick City and County Council

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Limerick City and County Council
Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Luimnigh
City and County council
Liam Galvin, FG
Seats 40
Limerick City and County Council Composition.png
Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (12)
     Fine Gael (12)
     Sinn Féin (6)
     Anti-Austerity Alliance (3)
     Labour Party (3)
     Independent (4)
Last election
23 May 2014
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 is a merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. The city and county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Conn Murray. The administrative centre is 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.

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 13
Fine Gael 12
Sinn Féin 6
Anti-Austerity Alliance 3
Labour Party 3
Independent 3

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
AdareRathkeale Emmett O'Brien Independent
Tom Neville Fine Gael
Stephen Keary Fine Gael
Kevin Sheahan Fianna Fáil
Richard O'Donoghue Fianna Fáil
Ciara McMahon Sinn Féin
CappamoreKilmallock Brigid Teefy Independent
Eddie Ryan Fianna Fáil
Lisa Marie Sheehy Sinn Féin
Noel Gleeson Fianna Fáil
Mike Donegan Fianna Fáil
Gerald Mitchell Fine Gael
William O'Donnell Fine Gael
Newcastle West Jerome Scanlan Fine Gael
Michael Collins Fianna Fáil
Liam Galvin Fine Gael
Séamus Browne Sinn Féin
Francis Foley Fianna Fáil
John Sheahan Fine Gael
Limerick City East Séighin Ó Ceallaigh Sinn Féin
Shane Clifford Fianna Fáil
Kieran O'Hanlon Fianna Fáil
Paul Keller Anti-Austerity Alliance
Michael Sheahan Fine Gael
Elena Secas Labour Party
Marian Hurley Fine Gael
Jerry O'Dea Fianna Fáil
Limerick City North Maurice Quinlivan Sinn Féin
Michael Hourigan Fine Gael
Cian Prendiville Anti-Austerity Alliance
Frankie Daly Labour Party
John Gilligan Independent
Joe Crowleydagger Fianna Fáil
Limerick City West James Collins Fianna Fáil
Maria Byrne Fine Gael
Joe Leddin Labour Party
Daniel Butler Fine Gael
Malachy McCreesh Sinn Féin
John Loftus Anti-Austerity Alliance
Seán Lynch Fianna Fáil

dagger Joe Crowley "suddenly became ill and died" on 15 February 2016.[4]

Changes in affiliation

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Richard O'Donoghue Adare–Rathkeale Fianna Fáil Independent December 2015


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  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.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "2014 Local elections: Limerick City and County Council". Local Government. Retrieved 31 July 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "Councillor dies while canvassing in Limerick". 15 February 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>