Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs)

Waterford City & County Council operates 5 Strategic Policy Committees (SPCs), each served by the relevant Director of Service. The Chairs of the SPCs are selected by the Council at the AGM. The SPCs meet quarterly. The SPCs are sub-committees of Waterford City & Council and must abide by the Standing Orders and rules of procedure of the Council.

Each Strategic Policy Committee meets as often as required, and at least four times a year, to deal with the business assigned to it under the various headings below.

Environmental Protection SPC - Chair: Cllr. John Hearne
Fergus Galvin - Director of Services

Name Sector
Cllr. Declan Clune Local Government
Cllr. Declan Doocey Local Government
Cllr. Jim Griffin Local Government
Cllr. John Pratt Local Government
Cllr. Mary Roche Local Government
Peter O'Connor Environment
Peter Kiely Farming
BrĂ­d O'Heir Community and Voluntary
Kate Moloney Social Inclusion

Economic Development and Enterprise SPC - Chair: Cllr. Liam Brazil
Lar Power - Director of Services
Name Sector
Cllr. John Cummins Local Government
Cllr. Davy Daniels Local Government
Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald Local Government
Cllr. Eddie Mulligan Local Government
Cllr. Pat Nugent Local Government
Cllr. Eamon Quinlan Local Government
Cllr. Lola O'Sullivan Local Government
Brendan Cummins Business
David Lane Trade Union
Mark Connors Farming
Samantha Richardson Environment
Andrea Galgey Social Inclusion
Gerty Murphy Community and Voluntary

Transportation Infrastructure and Fire SPC - Chair: Cllr. Cha O'Neill
Paul Daly - A/Director of Services
Name Sector
Cllr. Ray Murphy Local Government
Cllr. Pat Fitzgerald Local Government
Cllr. Joe Kelly Local Government
Cllr. Seamus O'Donnell Local Government
Cllr. Sean Reinhardt Local Government
Cllr. Adam Wyse Local Government
Tom O'Brien Development/Construction  (CIF)
George Kehoe Business/Commercial
Garrett Wyse Social Inclusion
James Coughlan Community and Voluntary

Housing, Community, Culture, Sport & Recreation SPC - Chair: Cllr. John Pratt
Michael Quinn - Director of Services
Name Sector
Cllr. Breda Brennan Local Government
Cllr. Damien Geoghegan Local Government
Cllr. John Carey Local Government
Cllr. Blaise Hannigan Local Government
Cllr. Cha O'Neill Local Government
Cllr. John O'Leary Local Government
Cllr. Sean Reinhardt Local Government
Tony McSweeney Social Inclusion
Rosemary Kennedy Community and Voluntary
Jemma Mackey Trade Union
Michael Farrell Environment

Planning SPC - Chair: Cllr. M.J. O'Ryan
Lar Power - Director of Services
Name Sector
Cllr. Joe Conway Local Government
Cllr. Tom Cronin Local Government
Cllr. Jason Murphy Local Government
Cllr. Seanie Power Local Government
Cllr. James Tobin Local Government
Cllr. Siobhan Whelan Local Government
John Galloway Environment
Anne Marie Rossiter Business
John O'Donnell Community and Voluntary
John Fitzgerald Farming
Donal Lehane Social Inclusion

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