Councillor James J. Collins Fianna Fáil 

 

2009 – Elected Limerick County Council

2014 – Elected Limerick City and County Council

 

Director Innovate Limerick 

Troy Studios

ENGINE Digital media hub

Anderson factory community enterprise hub redevelopment

 

Director Limerick 2030

Gardens International

Opera Centre

Cleeves

Mungret

 

 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)

 

Education

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.