Cllr. Joe Leddin was elected to Limerick City Council on his first attempt in June 1999. He was re-elected in June 2004, and served as Mayor of Limerick in 2007. In the newly created Limerick City South Ward, Joe topped the poll in the June 2009 Local Elections with over 1,100 votes which helped in securing a second Labour seat. In May 2014 Cllr. Leddin was re-elected to serve a fourth term on the newly created Limerick City & County Council.
Cllr. Joe comes from a family that has represented the people of Limerick on the City Council since 1926. His Grand Uncle Michael Keyes was a former Mayor of Limerick , and also the first Senior Minister appointed to Cabinet from Limerick. Both Joe's late uncles, Tim and Frank, also served on the City Council and both were Mayor's of Limerick on a number of occasions.
A graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, Limerick Institute of Technology and University College Cork he is married to Kara and they have three young children, Sean aged 14, Claire aged 12 and Emma aged 9. Cllr Leddin has campaigned and continues to work on many issues such as housing for the elderly & disabled, recreational & community facilities, and the redevelopment of Limerick City Centre as a premier retail, cultural and residential area.
Cllr Leddin is active within his community where he regularly meets local resident associations, sporting clubs and community organisations to listen and discuss issues that affect them. He also holds weekly clinics throughout his electoral area.
Joe is chairman of the operational committee that established the hugely successful Great Limerick Run that attracts thousands of runners, joggers and walkers into the City on the Sunday of the May bank holiday weekend.
If you would like to join the team or contribute ideas or suggestions to make Limerick a better place that we can all be proud of then please get in touch.