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 of 2019, or subsequently co-opted. The current chairman (Mayor) of the Plenary Council is Cllr. Joe Conway (Ind). The Deputy Mayor is Cllr. Declan Doocey (FG).

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.

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

Liam Brazil Fine Gael Comeragh
Declan Clune Independent Comeragh
Ger Barron Labour Party Comeragh
John O'Leary 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
Thomas Phelan Labour Party Dungarvan / Lismore
Mairéad Tobin Fianna Fáil Dungarvan / Lismore
Conor D. McGuinness Sinn Féin Dungarvan / Lismore
Joe Conway Independent Tramore & Waterford City West
Jim Griffin Sinn Féin Tramore & Waterford City West
Cristiona Kiely Green Party 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
Jody Power Green Party Waterford City East
David Daniels Independent Waterford City East
Pat Fitzgerald Sinn Féin Waterford City East
Stephanie Keating Fianna Fáil Waterford City East
Mary Roche Social Democrats Waterford City East
Adam Wyse Fianna Fáil Waterford City East
Joeanne Bailey Sinn Féin Waterford City South
Frank Quinlan Fine Gael Waterford City South
John Hearne Sinn Féin Waterford City South
Donal Barry Independent Waterford City South
Séamus Ryan Labour Party Waterford City South
Jason Murphy Fianna Fáil Waterford City South