Welcome to the AILG website

            Message from Cllr Damien Geoghegan, President, AILG 2017/18:

"The AILG is a networking, policy development and training resource for the elected members of Ireland's thirty-one County and City Councils. The Association works through delegates in each of the councils to help develop a sense of collegiality among the elected members who serve the public in a variety of local government settings ranging from urban to suburban and rural. Through regular interaction with other stakeholders in the local government environment the AILG aims to ensure that the contribution of Ireland's democratically elected councillors is appreciated in Government Departments and throughout the full range of public agencies."

Cllr Damien Geoghegan was first elected to Dungarvan Town Council in 1999 and subsequently elected to Waterford Co Council in 2004. He served as Mayor of Dungarvan in 2007 and 2009 and Mayor of Waterford County Council in 2013/14. Damien was also the Cathlaoirleach of Dungarvan/Lismore Municipal in 2014/15 and 2016/17. Cllr. Geoghegan  was a member of the South-East Regional Authority from 2004-2014 and is currently a member of Southern Regional Assembly having served as Chair in 2015/16.

Cllr. Geoghegan was elected President of the AILG on 27th September 2017.

Mission Statement of the AILG

"To support our members as elected members in their role as board members of the local government units in the State”.

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