The Corporate Services department of Limerick City and County Council is responsible for:
- The successful operation of meetings of City and County Council
- Organisation of Civic and Mayoral Receptions.
- Publication of Supplements to the Register of Electors, Draft Register of Electors, Register of Electors, and Edited Version of Register of Electors.
- Ongoing implementation of Irish Language Scheme.
- Assessing, processing and payment of Higher Education Grants.
- Continued updating information on City and County Council website and intranet.
The Economic Development department are responsible for:
- Promoting and developing the economic potential of Limerick City
- Property Management
The Emergency Services department cover the following areas:
- Civil Defence
- Major Emergency Management
- Fire Prevention, Building Control & Dangerous Buildings Department
- Fire & Emergency Operations
Out of office hours phone number: +353 61 419 226
The Environment department is based in Dooradoyle and is responsible for:
- Waste & Recycling
- Air, Noise and Water Pollution
- Environment Awareness Campaigns
- Clean Community
- Environment Control
- Natural Heritage
- Animal Control
- Burial Grounds
- processing all payments to suppliers,
- issuing of receipts for monies received,
- insuring Council property,
- recoupment of government grants and other items,
- the collection of income from commercial rates, housing loans, housing rents, water charges
- the payment of payroll and pensions,
- the necessary work on the provision of documentation for the Annual Budget and the Financial Statement of Accounts
- the keeping of all financial records and
- the making of various reports and returns.
Revenue Expenditure is the money spent on day-to-day items such as payroll, pensions, insurances, loan repayments, purchase of necessary materials etc. The sources of revenue income are:
(1) Commercial Rates
(2) Grants from Central Government
(3) Receipts from the provision of services
Capital Expenditure on the other hand is money spent on the creation of an asset which, in the case of a County Council, mainly relates to the building of Council houses, giving loans to people to build their own houses, the provision of water and sewerage schemes and road construction. These projects are funded by way of Department grant or by loan over the construction period but when the project is completed its operational costs are funded by the revenue account.
Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) invites you to see the best of contemporary art through the exhibition programme and to enjoy our extensive collection of Irish art. LCGA is the largest contemporary art gallery in the Mid-Western Region, annually exhibiting national and international artists in a diverse exhibition programme.
The historic Carnegie Building housing LCGA in the People's Park underwent a major redevelopment which was completed in 2012. LCGA now sends e-news bulletins about new exhibitions and listing exciting events for you and your family.
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The Housing department is located in Merchant's Quay and is responsible for the following:
- Capital Investment
- Home Improvement Programmes
- Housing Maintenance
- Energy Efficiency Programmes
- Tenancy Enforcement Unit
- Rental Accomodation Scheme
- Homeless Services
- Traveller Accommodation
- Limerick City Community Safety Partnership
- Joint Limerick City/County Economic Development Committee
- Social Inclusion
- The Annual Co-operation Ireland Pride of Place Awards
- Limerick City Childcare Committee
- Limerick City Childrens Services Committee
- Community & Voluntary Forum
- Limerick City of Learning
- Traveller Interagency Committees
The Laboratory serves Limerick City & County and provides a range of microbiological and chemical testing services. The Laboratory is independently assessed and accredited by the INAB for compliance with the ISO17025:2005 standard.
The laboratory implements the provisions of a number of acts and regulations including but not limited to:
- The Drinking Water Regulations
- Urban Waste Water Treatment Regulations
- Water Framework Directive
And is responsible for the comprehensive monitoring of:
- Public and private drinking water supply schemes.
- Environmental waters including drinking water sources
- Public Waste Water Treatment Plant Discharges
Implementing a protocol with Irish Water and the Health Service Executive regarding exceedences in drinking water to include conducting follow-up investigations and corrective actions.
Compilation of water quality monitoring returns to Irish Water and The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Minicom (for hearing impaired customers with minicom equipment): 1890 378 378
The Planning department is based in Patrick Street, Limerick and is responsible for realising the economic potential of the City and County by the provision of infrastructure and the promotion of retailing, tourism and general commercial and industrial development.
Key services of this department include:
- The Review of the City Development Plan
- The Control of Development
- The implementation of Government programmes for tax exempt developments
- The Conservation of Natural and Built Environment
- The provision of advice and guidance
- Operation of the Casual Trading Area
- Advise and Management of City Events
The primary objective of the Travel and Transport department is to provide a well-maintained public road network subject to financial and human resource constraints.
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday at Dooradoyle
Phone: +353 61 496326
Fax: +353 61 496010
Out of office hours
All out of office queries should be directed to the following emergency number:
Emergency No: +353 61 417833
Contact details for Area Offices are as follows:
Kilmallock Area Office:
Address: Aras Mainchin Seoighe, Millmount, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick.
Phone: +353 63 98019 / +353 63 98349
Fax: +353 63 98599
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm.
Rathkeale Area Office:
Address: New Line, Rathkeale, Co. LImerick.
Phone: +353 69 64129
Fax: +353 69 63188
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm.
Address: Áras William O'Brien, Newcastle West, County Limerick.
Phone: +353 69 62100
Fax: +353 69 62861
Opening Hours: 9am to 5pm.