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Waterford City and County Council

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Waterford City and County Council

Comhairle Cathrach agus
Contae Phort Láirge
Coat of arms or logo
City and County council
Damien Geoghegan, FG
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)
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
City Hall, The Mall, Waterford
Civic Offices, Dungarvan
The area governed by the council
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. 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.

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts

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


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

2019 seats summary

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

Councillors by electoral area

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
  1. ^ a b c Replaced during term, see table below for details.


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 February 2020 Laura Swift[6]
Independent Matt Shanahan Waterford City East Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2020 general election February 2020 Mary Roche
Green Laura Swift Tramore–Waterford City West Resigned due to work commitments[7] June 2020 Susan Gallagher
Fine Gael John Cummins Waterford City South Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2020 Seanad election April 2020 Frank Quinlan


  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizens Information Board. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "City and County of Waterford Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Local Government Reform Act 2014, § 19: Municipal districts". Irish Statute Book. 27 January 2014. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Waterford County Borough (Wards) Regulations 1983". 4 February 1983. 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. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  6. ^ Fallon, Aoibheann. "Déise Today, Friday 21 February". Waterford Local Radio FM.
  7. ^ "Susan Gallagher selected for Green Party Council co-option". Waterford News & Star. 16 June 2020. Retrieved 16 January 2021.

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