Limerick City and County Council Announces Revision of Organisational Structure

  • Limerick City and County Council

Limerick City and County Council has announced a revision of its organisational structure. The changes will come into effect on 01 July 2018.

This follows a review of the last four years of the amalgamated council by Chief Executive, Conn Murray. 

The existing directorates and functions have been re-aligned in response to both local and national priorities resulting in directorates focusing on Housing Development and Capital Investment. The positions have been filled within the existing compliment of Directors. 

A number of services have been re-aligned to reflect these changes and are outlined below. 

The eight directorates at Limerick City and County Council are: 

The Strategic Directorates:

  • Economic Development - Dr Pat Daly, Director and Deputy Chief Executive
  • Physical Development - Brian Kennedy, Director
  • Social Development - Gordon Daly, Director
  • (NEW) Housing Development - Aoife Duke, Director

The Operational and Support Directorates:

  • Service Operations - Kieran Lehane, Director
  • (NEW) Capital Investment (Design and Delivery of capital projects) - Joe Delaney, Director
  • Support Services - Sean Coughlan, Director
  • National and Regional Shared Services Centres - Caroline Curley, Director

Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council Conn Murray said: “One of the strengths of the new authority has been our capacity to respond to the needs and demands of our changing environment and this re-focusing is a direct result of that. These changes are being implemented to allow the council to adapt to the new challenges that lie ahead over the next decade.”

The New Organisational Structure:

  • Economic Development Directorate: Economic Planning - Strategic & Forward Planning; Limerick Enterprise Office; Innovate Limerick; Digital Strategy; Marketing & Communications
  • Physical Development Directorate: Travel & Transportation Strategy; Environment Strategy; Water Services; Mid West Road Design Office
  • Social Development Directorate: Community & Tourism Development; Culture & Arts; Libraries, Gallery & Museum; Urban & Village Renewal; Limerick Sports Partnership
  • Housing Development Directorate: Housing Strategy Implementation ‘Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing & Homelessness’; Regeneration Strategy Implementation
  • Service Operations Directorate: Housing Support Services; Planning & Environmental Services; Operations & Maintenance Services; Veterinary Services
  • Capital Investment Directorate: Design and Delivery; Property Services
  • Support Services: Finance Services; ICT Services; Human Resources; Corporate Services & Governance; Customer Services; Business Improvement
  • National and Regional Shared Services Centres: Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Shared Services Centre; Southern Region Waste Management Office; Fire & Emergency Services

The executives in charge of the metropolitan and municipal districts remain unchanged. 

  • Metropolitan District – Kieran Lehane
  • Adare –Rathkeale Municipal District – Caroline Curley
  • Cappamore Kilmallock Municipal District- Sean Coughlan
  • Newcastle West Municipal District – Gordon Daly

The chief executive also announced new appointments at senior executive officer level following a recruitment competition. These appointments include Rob Lowth (Service Operations - Housing Support Services), Sean McGlynn (Housing Development – Regeneration Strategy Implementation), James Clune, (Support Services - Corporate), and Elaine O’Connor (Support Services - HR/Business Improvement).

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