Committees of Cork City Council

Cork City Council has 31 democratically elected members representing the six wards in the City. Local elections are held every 5 years. The functions of the Council are split into Reserved Functions and Executive Functions. The former relates to the responsibilities of the elected members; the latter refers to the responsibilities of the Chief Executive and the staff that work in support of the elected members.

Strategic Policy Committee (SPC)

Council policy is developed by six Strategic Policy Committees:

  • Housing
  • Environment, Water and Amenity
  • Strategic Economic Development and Planning
  • International Relations and Tourism
  • Roads and Transportation 
  • Community, Culture & Placemaking

Draft Scheme for Strategic Policy Committees 2019-2024 and Call for Nominees

Advertisement for draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019-2024.pdf (size 429.5 KB)

Draft Strategic Policy Committee Scheme 2019-2024.pdf (size 52.1 KB)

Appendix A.pdf (size 12.9 KB)

Appendix B.pdf (size 53.2 KB)

Appendix C.pdf (size 70.2 KB)

Housing Strategic Policy Committee

Cllr. Terry Shannon
Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald
Cllr. Fergal Dennehy
Cllr. Derry Canty
Cllr. Garret Kelleher
Cllr. Dan Boyle
Cllr. Colette Finn
Cllr. Thomas Gould
Cllr. Fiona Ryan
Cllr. Thomas Moloney

Environment, Water & Amenity Strategic Policy Committee

Cllr. Dan Boyle
Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond
Cllr. Terry Shannon
Cllr. Des Cahill
Cllr. Joe Kavanagh
Cllr. Fiona Ryan
Cllr. Thomas Gould
Cllr. Sean Martin
Cllr. Oliver Moran
Cllr. Ted Tynan

Strategic & Economic Development & Planning Strategic Policy Committee

Cllr. Sean Martin
Cllr. Ken O'Flynn
Cllr. Colm Kelleher
Cllr. Joe Kavanagh
Cllr. Damian Boylan
Cllr. Lorna Bogue
Cllr. Henry Cremin
Cllr. Paudie Dineen
Cllr. Mick Finn
Cllr. Ted Tynan

International Relations & Tourism Strategic Policy Committee

Cllr. Colm Kelleher
Cllr. Derry Canty
Cllr. Damian Boylan
Cllr. Garret Kelleher
Cllr. Lorna Bogue
Cllr. Paudie Dineen
Cllr. Henry Cremin
Cllr. Kenneth Collins
Cllr. Thomas Moloney
Cllr. Ger Keohane

Roads & Transportation Strategic Policy Committee

Cllr. Mary Rose Desmond
Cllr. Ger Keohane
Cllr. Des Cahill
Cllr. Shane O'Callaghan
Cllr. Deirdre Forde
Cllr. Oliver Moran
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy
Cllr. Kenneth Collins
Cllr. John Maher
Cllr. Fiona Kerins

Community, Culture & Placemaking Strategic Policy Committee

Cllr. Ken O'Flynn
Cllr. Fergal Dennehy
Cllr. Tony Fitzgerald
Cllr. Shane O'Callaghan
Cllr. Deirdre Forde
Cllr. Colette Finn
Cllr. Kieran McCarthy
Cllr. Mick Finn
Cllr. John Maher
Cllr. Fiona Kerins

Corporate Policy Group (CPG)

The Corporate Policy Group consist of the Lord Mayor, the Chief Executive and the Chairpersons of the Strategic Policy Committees (all of whom are elected members) and provides a forum for policy issues which transcend the remit of individual Strategic Policy Committees.

Full Council

Ordinary Meetings of Cork City Council are normally held on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 5.30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, Cork. The public and the press are admitted to Council meetings

Elected Members also participate in a range of internal and external Committees and bodies. A full list of these can be downloaded here

Full List of committees.pdf (size 246.8 KB)