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 five Strategic Policy Committees:

  • Environment and Recreation
  • Housing and Community Services
  • Strategic Planning, Economic Development and Enterprise
  • Tourism, Arts and Culture
  • Roads and Transportation 

Each Strategic Policy Committee has nine members: six elected members of Council and three members from designated external interests.

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.

Functional Committees

The elected members of Cork City Council also monitor the operations of the City Council through the following Functional Committees:

  • Environment and Recreation
  • Housing and Community Services
  • Strategic Planning, Economic Development and Enterprise
  • Tourism, Arts and Culture
  • Roads and Transportation
  • Finance and Estimates 

Each Functional Committee has 15 elected members.

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:

Membership of Committees.pdf (size 128 KB)