Information on Limerick's Metropolitan and Municipal Districts

Limerick City and County Council covers a geographical area of 2755sq.km and provides a wide range of services to more than 195,000 people

  • Limerick City: 105,326
  • Limerick County: 89,849


Amalgamation

Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council amalgamated in 2014 under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. It came into operation on 1st June 2014 after the 2014 local elections. Prior to the merger, the two Councils had eight electoral areas and 45 councillors.

Districts

Limerick City and County Council now has six electoral areas. Cllr. Michael Sheahan is Mayor of the City and County of Limerick.

Metropolitan District of Limerick

  • Cllr. James Collins is Cathaoirleach of the Metropolitan District of Limerick
  • There are three electoral areas in the Metropolitan District of Limerick:

Limerick City North
Population: 21,640
Councillors: 7

Limerick City West
Population: 33,370
Councillors: 7

Limerick City East
Population: 50,316
Councillors: 7

Municipal District of Adare-Rathkeale

  • Cllr. Kevin Sheahan is Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Adare-Rathkeale
  • Population: 27,650
  • Councillors: 6

Municipal District of Newcastle West

  • Cllr. Jerome Scanlan is Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Newcastle West
  • Population: 27,336
  • Councillors: 6

Municipal District of Cappamore-Kilmallock

  • Cllr. Michael Donegan is Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Cappamore-Kilmallock
  • Population: 34,536
  • Councillors: 7

Councillors

The number of public representatives for the new unified authority has been reduced from 45 to 40.

The Boundary Commission recommended 21 councillors for the three new city electoral areas in the Metropolitan District, with the remaining 19 in the three county areas.

The changes, designed to create a larger metropolitan area with a population of 100,000, mean four extra councillors representing the larger redrawn city electoral area.

To view a full list of councillors please click here.

This service is provided by

Corporate Services and Governance Department

Phone +353 61 556000
Location
Limerick City and County Council, Merchants Quay, Limerick, V94 EH90