Councillor James J. Collins Fianna Fáil
2009 – Elected Limerick County Council
2014 – Elected Limerick City and County Council
Director Innovate Limerick
ENGINE Digital media hub
Anderson factory community enterprise hub redevelopment
Director Limerick 2030
Board of Management Mungret Community College
Currently in temporary accommodation
New school build project underway
Member Economic Development & Planning strategic policy committee
revised commercial rates and development contribution schemes
Member Environmental strategic policy committee
presented at An Bord Planala oral hearing against toxic waste incineration at Irish Cement, Mungret
Member of Arts & Culture strategic policy committee
instrumental in the creation of the first Arts and Culture Spc nationwide
Ensured stakeholder representation for representative groups.
Introduced new festival & events scheme
Member Limerick City and County Council Audit Committee
Audit of council processes and governance
Fianna Fáil group leader Metropolitan District of Limerick
Party representation increased from 1 to 6 Councillors at last election.
Largest grouping on Limerick Metropolitan district (6)
University College Dublin : Masters in Business, Information Systems
University of Limerick : Bachelor Business Studies, Economics and Financial services
St Munchins College, Corbally
St. Paul’s NS, Dooradoyle
Proprietor : Collins Bar & Restaurant, Dooradoyle.
Busy suburban bar and restaurant. Approximately 30 employees.
Open 2004. Design build and run project.
I previously worked as a management consultant with Accenture.
travelled extensively throughout US, U.K.and Europe as part of a business process improvement team.
Married to Eileen (O’Dea), JJ O’Deas, Mulgrave Street.
Four Children : Eoghan 16, Thomas 13, Daniel 11 & Beibhinn 8.
Live in O’Connell Avenue, Limerick City.
Volunteer in various sporting and community clubs and societies.