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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.

Waterford City and County Council

Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Phort Láirge
Coat of arms or logo
City and County council
Declan Doocey, FG
Waterford City and County Council Dec 2017.svg
Political groups
Council Control (18)

Council Opposition (14)

Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford
Civic Offices, Dungarvan
The area governed by the council


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.

2019 seats summaryEdit

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

Councillors by electoral areaEdit

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

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 Party
Lismore John Pratt Labour Party
James Tobin Fianna Fáil
Declan Doocey Fine Gael
Portlaw-Kilmacthomas Seánie Power Fine Gael
Liam Brazil Fine Gael
John O’Leary Fianna Fáil
Ger Barron Labour Party
Declan Clune Sinn Féin
TramoreWaterford City West Marc Ó Cathasaigh Green Party
Joe Conway Independent
Lola O’Sullivan Fine Gael
Joe Kelly Independent
Éamon Quinlan Fianna Fáil
Jim Griffin Sinn Féin
Waterford City East Matt Shanahan Independent
David Daniels Independent
Eddie Mulligan Fianna Fáil
Adam Wyse Fianna Fáil
Jody Power Green Party
Pat Fitzgerald Sinn Féin
Waterford City South John Hearne Sinn Féin
John Cummins Fine Gael
Dónal Barry Independent
Jason Murphy Fianna Fáil
Séamus Ryan Labour Party
Breda Brennan Sinn Féin

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  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.

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