Senior Management Team

Management Team

Waterford City & County Council's management structure is split into 5 directorates, each headed by a Director of Services. The Chief Executive, Mr. Michael Walsh, leads the management team.

Regulation of Lobbying

On commencement of the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015, on 1st September 2015, each public body with Designated Public Officials is required under section 6(4) of the Act to publish a list showing the name, grade and brief details of the role and responsibilities of each “Designated Public Official” of the body. The purpose of the list is twofold: 1) To allow members of the public identify those persons who are Designated Public Officials; and 2) As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Register who may need to source a Designated Public Official’s details.

Set out hereunder are the Designated Public Officials for Waterford City & County Council.

Each Elected Member of Waterford City & County Council is also a 'Designated Public Official' under this Act.

Designated Public Officials
Title Responsibility Name
Director of Services Roads, Water & Environment Fergus Galvin
Head of Finance Finance & Cost Management Bernard Pollard
Director of Services Economic Development Michael Quinn
Director of Services Planning, Corporate, Culture, HR & IS Kieran Kehoe
Director of Services Housing, Community & Emergency Services Ivan Grimes

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Stiúrthóir Seirbhísí Bóithre, Uisce & Comhshaol Fergus Galvin
Ceannasaí Airgeadais Airgeadas & Bainistíocht Chostála Bernard Pollard
Stiúrthóir Seirbhísí Forbairt Eacnamaíoch Michael Quinn
Stiúrthóir Seirbhísí Pleanáil, Seirbhísí Corporáideacha, TFC, Acmhainní Daonna & Cultúr Kieran Kehoe
Stiúrthóir Seirbhísí Tithíocht, Pobail & Seirbhísí Éigeandála Ivan Grimes

Transparency Code
The Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform has prepared and published a code, known as the "Transparency Code", which sets out how certain relevant public bodies, such as ministerial advisory groups, may conduct their activities in a transparent way. By adhering to the Transparency Code, communications within these bodies would meet the exemption from the requirement to register and report on lobbying activities.

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* This information is published in accordance with 'The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015' - Designated Public Officials’ details - Section 6(4) of said Act.
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