Waterford City and County 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. 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 32 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, Michael Walsh. The administrative centres are Waterford and Dungarvan.

Waterford City and County Council

Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Phort Láirge
Coat of arms or logo
Logo
Type
Type
City and County council
Leadership
Joe Kelly, Ind
Structure
Seats32
Waterford City and County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Fianna Fáil (7)
  •   Fine Gael (7)
  •   Sinn Féin (6)
  •   Labour Party (4)
  •   Green Party (2)
  •   Independent (6)
Elections
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford
Civic Offices, Dungarvan
Website
waterfordcouncil.ie
The area governed by the council

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal DistrictsEdit

Waterford 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 Waterford City Council is referred to as a Metropolitan District.[3]

Municipal District LEA Definition Seats
Metropolitan District of Waterford City Tramore–Waterford City West Islandikane, Killoteran, Pembrokestown, Tramore; and the electoral divisions of Ballybricken, Bilberry, Centre A, Centre B, Cleaboy, Custom House B, Ferrybank, Gracedieu, Military Road, Newports Square, Shortcourse and The Glen, as specified in the Waterford County Borough (Wards) Regulations 1983[4] 6
Waterford City East Ballynakill (in the former Rural District of Waterford No. 1), Faithlegg (Part), Killea, Kilmacleague, Rathmoylan, Woodstown;and the electoral divisions of Ballymaclode, Ballynakill (part), Farranshoneen, Grange South, Grange Upper, Newtown and Park, as specified in the Waterford County Borough (Wards) Regulations 1983 6
Waterford City South Drumcannon, Kilbarry (Part) (in the former Rural District of Waterford No. 1);and the electoral divisions of Ballybeg North, Ballybeg South, Ballynaneashagh, Ballytruckle, Custom House A, Grange North, Kilbarry, Kingsmeadow, Larchville, Lisduggan, Morrissons Avenue East, Morrissons Avenue West, Morrissons Road, Mount Sion, Poleberry, Roanmore, Slievekeale, Ticor North and Ticor South, as specified in the Waterford County Borough (Wards) Regulations 1983 6
DungarvanLismore Dungarvan Aird Mhór (in the former Rural District of Dungarvan), An Rinn, Ardmore (in the former Rural District of Youghal No. 2), Baile Mhac Airt, Ballyheeny, Bohadoon, Cappagh, Carriglea, Clashmore, Clonea (in the former Rural District of Dungarvan), Colligan, Dromore, Dungarvan No. 1 Urban, Dungarvan No. 2 Urban, Dungarvan Rural, Glenwilliam, Grallagh, Grange, Keereen, Kinsalebeg, Mountkennedy, Mountstuart and Whitechurch. 6
Lismore Ballyduff, Ballyhane, Ballyin, Ballynamult, Ballysaggartmore, Cappoquin, Castlerichard, Dromana, Drumroe, Gortnapeaky, Graignagower, Kilcockan, Kilwatermoy East, Kilwatermoy West, Lismore Rural, Lismore Urban, Mocollop, Modelligo (in the former Rural District of Dungarvan), Modelligo (in the former Rural District of Lismore), Seskinan, Tallow and Templemichael. 3
Comeragh PortlawKilmacthomas Annestown, Ballydurn, Ballylaneen, Ballymacarbry, Carrickbeg Rural, Carrigcastle, Clonea (in the former Rural District of Carrick-on-Suir No. 2), Comeragh, Coumaraglin, Dunhill, Fenoagh, Fews, Foxs Castle, Gardenmorris, Georgestown, Glen, Gurteen, Kilbarrymeaden, Kilmacomma, Kilmacthomas, Kilmeadan (in the former Rural District of Carrick-on-Suir No. 2), Kilmeadan (in the former Rural District of Waterford No. 1), Kilronan, Knockaunbrandaun, Knockmahon, Mothel, Newcastle, Newtown (in the former Rural District of Kilmacthomas), Portlaw, Rathgormuck, Reisk, Ross, St. Marys, Stradbally and Tinnasaggart. 5

CouncillorsEdit

The council has 32 seats. The following were elected at the 2019 Waterford City and County Council election.

2019 seats summaryEdit

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 7
Fine Gael 7
Sinn Féin 6
Labour 4
Green 2
Independent 6

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

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
Dungarvan Damien Geoghegan Fine Gael
Tom Cronin Fianna Fáil
Pat Nugent Fine Gael
Conor D. McGuinness Sinn Féin
Séamus O’Donnell Independent
Thomas Phelan Labour
Lismore John Pratt Labour
James Tobin Fianna Fáil
Declan Doocey Fine Gael
PortlawKilmacthomas Seánie Power Fine Gael
Liam Brazil Fine Gael
John O’Leary Fianna Fáil
Ger Barron Labour
Declan Clune Sinn Féin
TramoreWaterford City West Marc Ó Cathasaigh[a] Green
Joe Conway Independent
Lola O’Sullivan Fine Gael
Joe Kelly Independent
Éamon Quinlan Fianna Fáil
Jim Griffin Sinn Féin
Waterford City East Matt Shanahan[a] Independent
David Daniels Independent
Eddie Mulligan Fianna Fáil
Adam Wyse Fianna Fáil
Jody Power Green
Pat Fitzgerald Sinn Féin
Waterford City South John Hearne Sinn Féin
John Cummins[a] Fine Gael
Dónal Barry Independent
Jason Murphy Fianna Fáil
Séamus Ryan Labour
Breda Brennan Sinn Féin
Notes
  1. ^ a b c Replaced during term, see table below for details.

Co-optionsEdit

Party Outgoing Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee
Green Marc Ó Cathasaigh Tramore–Waterford City West Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election[6][7] February 2020 Laura Swift[8][9][10]
Independent Matt Shanahan Waterford City East Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election[6][7] February 2020 Mary Roche[10]
Green Laura Swift Tramore–Waterford City West Resignation[11] June 2020 Susan Gallagher[12][13]
Fine Gael John Cummins Waterford City South Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2020 Seanad election[14] April 2020 Frank Quinlan[15][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "City and County of Waterford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 23 January 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Local Government Reform Act 2014, § 19: Municipal districts". Irish Statute Book. 27 January 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Waterford County Borough (Wards) Regulations 1983". 4 February 1983. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 59–64. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  6. ^ a b Murphy, Darragh (10 February 2020) [9 February 2020]. "Waterford: Fine Gael fails to win general election seat in constituency for first time". The Irish Times. Dublin. Archived from the original on 20 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Election 2020: Waterford". The Irish Times. Dublin. 10 February 2020. Archived from the original on 20 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  8. ^ Fallon, Aoibheann. "Déise Today, Friday 21 February". Waterford Local Radio FM. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Cllr. Laura Swift". waterfordcouncil.ie. Waterford City and County Council. Archived from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  10. ^ a b "COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 25th FEBRUARY, 2020 IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBER, CITY HALL, THE MALL, WATERFORD" (PDF). waterfordcouncil.ie. Waterford City and County Council. pp. 1–2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  11. ^ "Susan Gallagher selected for Green Party Council co-option". Waterford News & Star. 16 June 2020. Archived from the original on 8 July 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.
  12. ^ "Cllr. Susan Gallagher". waterfordcouncil.ie. Waterford City and County Council. Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  13. ^ a b "COUNCIL MEETING HELD ON 24th JUNE, 2020 IN WIT ARENA, CARRIGANORE, WATERFORD" (PDF). waterfordcouncil.ie. Waterford City and County Council. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on 5 September 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  14. ^ O'Halloran, Marie (4 April 2020). "Seanad election results: Full list of Senators voted in to new Seanad". Irish Times. Dublin. Archived from the original on 5 June 2021. Retrieved 5 June 2021.
  15. ^ "Cllr. Frank Quinlan". waterfordcouncil.ie. Waterford City and County Council. Archived from the original on 31 October 2020. Retrieved 20 June 2021.

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