Ethics Declarations

Under Section 175 of the Local Government Act 2001, each Elected Member of Limerick City and County Council must make an Ethics Declaration of property and interests each year.

Staff of the local authority of a certain grade, along with staff who work in particular areas, are defined as relevant employees and are also required to make an Ethics Declaration of property and interests each year.

Code of Conduct for Councillors

The Elected Members of Limerick City and County Council are obliged to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Councillors. The legislative basis for this Code is based on Part 15 of the Local Government Act 2001 (as amended by the Local Government Act 2014); Ethics in Public Office Acts 1995 and 2001 and the Safety Health and Welfare Acts 2005.

The objectives of this code is to set out the principles and standards of conduct, respect, dignity, equality and integrity for Elected Members in performing their functions and in their relationship with each other, Council employees and with the public. The Code also informs the public of the conduct it is entitled to expect from its elected representatives and uphold public confidence in local government.

As part of the annual Ethics Declaration each year, the Elected Members confirm that they have read and comply with the code.

Making a Complaint

If you wish to make a complaint in relation to the above, please contact:

Mark Leahy, Ethics Registrar
Limerick City and County Council
Corporate Services & Governance
Council Headquarters
Merchants Quay
Limerick V94EH90

Email: mark.leahy@limerick.ie.