Waterford City and County Council

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Waterford City and County Council
Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Phort Láirge
City and County council
John Cummins, FG
Seats 32
Waterford City and County Council Composition.png
Political groups
     Fianna Fáil (8)
     Fine Gael (8)
     Sinn Féin (6)
     Labour Party (1)
     Independent (9)
Last election
23 May 2014
Meeting place
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford
Civic Offices, Dungarvan
The area governed by the council

Waterford City and County Council (Irish: Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Phort Láirge) is the authority responsible for local government in the City of Waterford and County Waterford in Ireland. It came into operation on 1 June 2014 after the 2014 local elections.[1] It is a merger of Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. The city and county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Michael Walsh. The administrative centres are Waterford and Dungarvan.


The council has 32 seats. For the purpose of elections the city and county is divided into three Municipal Districts and five local electoral areas (LEA).[2]

LEA Seats District
Comeragh 6 Municipal District of Comeragh
DungarvanLismore 8 Municipal District of Dungarvan–Lismore
TramoreWaterford City West 6 Metropolitan District of Waterford
Waterford City East 6
Waterford City South 6

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

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 8
Fine Gael 8
Sinn Féin 6
Labour Party 1
Independent 9

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
Comeragh Michael J. O'Ryan Fianna Fáil
Liam Brazil Fine Gael
John O'Leary Fianna Fáil
Declan Clune Sinn Féin
Seanie Power Fine Gael
Mary Butler Fianna Fáil
DungarvanLismore Damien Geoghegan Fine Gael
Pat Nugent Fine Gael
James Tobin Fianna Fáil
Siobhán Whelan Sinn Féin
John Pratt Labour Party
Tom Cronin Fianna Fáil
Declan Doocey Fine Gael
Seamus O'Donnell Independent
TramoreWaterford City West Joe Conway Independent
Joe Kelly Independent
Blaise Hannigan Independent
Jim Griffin Sinn Féin
Lola O'Sullivan Fine Gael
Eamon Quinlan Fianna Fáil
Waterford City East Pat Fitzgerald Sinn Féin
Davy Daniels Independent
John Carey Fine Gael
Adam Gary Wyse Fianna Fáil
Mary Roche Independent
Eddie Mulligan Independent
Waterford City South John Hearne Sinn Féin
John Cummins Fine Gael
Breda Brennan Sinn Féin
Jason Murphy Fianna Fáil
Seán Reinhardt Independent
Cha O'Neill Independent


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  2. "S.I. No. 67/2014 - City and County of Waterford 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: Waterford City and County Council". RTÉ News. Retrieved 5 June 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>