Cork City Council

Cork City Council
Cork City Council
Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí
Coat of arms or logo
Type City Council
Lord Mayor Terry Shannon,
Fianna Fáil
Members 31
Political groups      Fine Gael (8)
     Labour Party (7)
     Fianna Fáil (6)
     Sinn Féin (5)
     Socialist Party (1)
     Workers Party (1)
     Independents (3)
Last election 5 June 2009
Meeting place
Ireland-Cork City-City Hall At Night.jpg
Cork City Hall
The area governed by the council

Cork City Council (Irish: Comhairle Cathrach Chorcaí) is the local authority which is responsible for the city of Cork and its immediate hinterland in Ireland. The Council is responsible for Housing and Community, Roads and Transportation, Urban planning and Development, Amenity and Culture, and Environment. Prior to the enactment of the Local Government Act 2001, it was known as Cork Corporation.

The Chairman (Irish: Cathaoirleach) of the Council has the honorific title of Lord Mayor of Cork.



Cork City Council has 31 democratically elected members representing the 6 electoral areas in the City. Elections are held every 5 years.

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 5 June 2009.

Council members from 2009 election
Local Electoral Area Name Party
Cork North Central Mick Barry Socialist Party
Catherine Clancy Labour Party
Patricia Gosch Fine Gael
Kenneth O'Flynn Fianna Fáil
Thomas Gould Sinn Féin
Cork North East John Kelleher Labour Party
Dara Murphy Fine Gael
Tim Brosnan Fianna Fáil
Ted Tynan Workers' Party
Cork North West Dave McCarthy Independent
Jonathan O'Brien† Sinn Féin
Michael O'Connell Labour Party
Tony Fitzgerald Fianna Fáil
Cork South Central Lorraine Kingston Labour Party
Emmet O'Halloran Fine Gael
Sean Martin Fianna Fáil
Mick Finn Independent
Fiona Kerins Sinn Féin
Cork South East Des Cahill Fine Gael
Laura McGonigle Fine Gael
Denis O'Flynn Labour Party
Terry Shannon Fianna Fáil
Chris O'Leary ‡ Independent
Kieran McCarthy Independent
Jim Corr Fine Gael
Cork South West John Buttimer Fine Gael
Mary Shields Fianna Fáil
Michael Ahern Labour Party
Brian Bermingham Fine Gael
Henry Cremin Sinn Féin
Ger Gibbons Labour Party

‡ Joined Sinn Féin in July 2011

† Were subsequently elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2011 general election. Accordingly their council seats were filled by co-option.

2011 co-option

Elected to 31st Dáil Electoral area Party Co-optee
Dara Murphy Cork North East Fine Gael Joe Kavanagh
Jonathan O'Brien Cork North West Sinn Féin Michael Nugent

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