Unified Limerick council celebrates 10 years of harmony

Mayor Gerald Mitchell planting the commemorative tree with Chief Executive of Limerick City and County Council, Dr Pat Daly and council staff. Photo: Kieran Ryan-Benson.

LIMERICK City and County Council (LCCC) marked the passing of a decade since its amalgamation into a single local authority by planting a tree at its Merchant’s Quay headquarters.

LCCC officially became one local authority on June 1, 2014, following the amalgamation of Limerick City Council and Limerick County Council. This merger was carried out under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, resulting in a unified governing body for both the city and county.

That new organisation promised to deliver “One Vision, One Voice, and One Limerick” and to be brave in delivering unified change for Limerick. Limerick City and County Council has most certainly delivered on this promise, as underscored by the winning of Local Authority of the Year 2023.