About Us

Limerick City and County Council (Comhairle Cathrach agus Contae Luimnigh) is the authority responsible for local government in the City of Limerick and County Limerick in Ireland.

It came into operation on 1st June 2014 after the 2014 local elections.

It is a merger of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014.


The city and county administration is headed by Chief Executive, Dr. Pat Daly. The corporate headquarters are based in Merchant’s Quay, Limerick.

The organisation has 1,192 staff as of February 2015.


Councillor Gerald Mitchell is the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.

He was elected to the position at the annual meeting of Limerick City and County Council on 30th June 2023.

To contact the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick please email mayor@limerick.ie.

Electoral Areas & Councillors

Prior to the merger, the two Councils had eight electoral areas and 45 councillors.

Limerick City and County Council now has six electoral areas (three in the metropolitan district of Limerick) and the other three are in Adare-Rathkeale, Newcastle West and Cappamore-Kilmallock and 40 councillors as follows:

Limerick City North
Population: 28,604
Councillors: 7

Limerick City West
Population: 33,289
Councillors: 7

Limerick City East
Population: 40,268
Councillors: 7

Population: 27,755
Councillors: 6

Newcastle West
Population: 27,357
Councillors: 6

Population: 34,536
Councillors: 7

Geographical Area & Citizens

Limerick City and County Council covers a geographical area of 2755 sq.km and provides a wide range of services to more than 191,000 people - Limerick City: 57,106 and Limerick County: 134,703.

Organisation Vision and Strategic Objectives

Organisation Vision

  • That Limerick is the desired location for business development, cultural enrichment and educational opportunity
  • Acknowledged for its inclusive participation of all it's citizens in the development of their community
  • That Limerick and the mid west will compete with other European destinations in terms of business, tourism, living and investment
  • That the people of Limerick are supported by a professional, proactive and accessible local government structure at the heart of a wider public service

Organisation Strategic Objectives

  • A new model of local governance and service delivery
  • An environment for real economic development and job creation
  • Empowering the citizen to participate in the development of their community both rural and urban