About the Plenary Council

The Plenary Council is the term that refers to Waterford City & County Council as a whole, it being the sum of the constituent districts of Comeragh, Dungarvan/Lismore and the Metropolitan District of Waterford.

The Plenary Council has 32 elected members, each representing one of the above named districts. The current members of Council were elected in the local elections held on 24th April 2014, at which date the former entities of Waterford City Council and Waterford County Council were amalgamated. The current chairman (Mayor) of the Plenary Council is Cllr. Declan Doocey (FG). The deputy Mayor is Cllr. John O'Leary (FF).

Each Elected Member of Waterford City & County Council, the Chief Executive and Members of Senior Management Team are also designated Public Officials under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

The Plenary Council meets once per month, with meetings scheduled for the second Thursday of every month. Venues alternate between the Council Chambers in Waterford City and those in Dungarvan. There is no meeting of the Plenary Council in August.


The current Plenary Waterford City & County Council, with senior management officials, June 2018.


Members of Waterford City & County Council
designated Public Officials under the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015.

NAME PARTY ELECTORAL DISTRICT
Liam Brazil Fine Gael Comeragh
Declan Clune Sinn Féin Comeragh
Ray Murphy Fianna Fáil Comeragh
John O'Leary Fianna Fáil Comeragh
Michael J. O'Ryan Fianna Fáil Comeragh
Seánie Power Fine Gael Comeragh
Tom Cronin Fianna Fáil Dungarvan / Lismore
Declan Doocey Fine Gael Dungarvan / Lismore
Damien Geoghegan Fine Gael Dungarvan / Lismore
Pat Nugent Fine Gael Dungarvan / Lismore
Séamus O'Donnell Independent Dungarvan / Lismore
John Pratt Labour Party Dungarvan / Lismore
James Tobin Fianna Fáil Dungarvan / Lismore
Siobhán Whelan Sinn Féin Dungarvan / Lismore
Joe Conway Independent Tramore & Waterford City West
Jim Griffin Sinn Féin Tramore & Waterford City West
Blaise Hannigan  Independent Tramore & Waterford City West
Joe Kelly Independent Tramore & Waterford City West
Lola O'Sullivan Fine Gael Tramore & Waterford City West
Eamon Quinlan Fianna Fáil Tramore & Waterford City West
John Carey Fine Gael Waterford City East
Davy Daniels  Independent Waterford City East
Pat Fitzgerald Sinn Féin Waterford City East
Eddie Mulligan Fianna Fáil Waterford City East
Mary Roche  Independent Waterford City East
Adam Wyse Fianna Fáil Waterford City East
Breda Brennan Sinn Féin Waterford City South
John Cummins Fine Gael Waterford City South
John Hearne Sinn Féin Waterford City South
L. Cha O'Neill Independent Waterford City South
Seán Reinhardt  Independent Waterford City South
Jason Murphy Fianna Fáil Waterford City South