Tipperary County Council

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Tipperary County Council

Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann
Coat of arms or logo
Roger Kennedy, FF
Tipperary County Council composition.svg
Political groups
  •   Fine Gael (12)
  •   Fianna Fáil (9)
  •   Sinn Féin (2)
  •   Labour Party (1)
  •   WUA (1)
  •   Independent (15)
Last election
24 May 2019
Meeting place
Civic Offices, Clonmel
Civic Offices, Nenagh
The area governed by the council

Tipperary County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann) is the authority responsible for local government in County Tipperary, Ireland. It came into operation on 3 June 2014 after the 2014 local elections,[1] following the merger of North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council under the provisions of the Local Government Reform Act 2014. As a county council, it is governed by the Local Government Act 2001. The council is responsible for housing and community, roads and transportation, urban planning and development, amenity and culture, and environment. The council has 40 elected members. Elections are held every five years and are by single transferable vote. The head of the council has the title of Cathaoirleach (Chairperson). The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Joe MacGrath. The administrative centres are Nenagh and Clonmel.

Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts[edit]

Tipperary County Council is divided into local electoral areas, defined by electoral divisions, and into borough and municipal districts for the purposes of local exercising of the powers of the local authority.[2] The municipal district which contains the administrative area of the former Clonmel Borough Council is referred to as a Borough District.[3]

Municipal District LEA Definition Seats
Borough District of Clonmel Ballyclerahan, Clonmel East Urban, Clonmel Rural, Clonmel West Urban, Colman, Graigue (in the former Rural District of Cashel), Inishlounaght, Kilcash, Killaloan, Kilsheelan, Kiltinan, Lisronagh and Tullamain. 6
Cahir Cahir Ardfinnan, Ballybacon, Ballyporeen, Burncourt, Caher, Clogheen, Coolagarranroe, Derrygrath, Kilcommon, Kilcoran, Killadriffe, Knockgraffon, Mortlestown, Newcastle, Tubbrid, Tullaghmelan and Tullaghorton 4
CashelTipperary Ardmayle, Ballycarron, Ballygriffin, Ballykisteen, Bansha, Bruis, Cappagh, Cashel Rural, Cashel Urban, Clonbeg, Clonoulty East, Clonoulty West, Cullen, Curraheen, Donohill, Drumwood, Emly, Glengar, Golden, Kilfeakle, Killeenasteena, Kilmucklin, Kilpatrick, Lattin, Nodstown, Oughterleague, Rathlynin, Rodus, Shronell, Solloghodbeg, Templeneiry, Thomastown, Tipperary East Urban, Tipperary Rural and Tipperary West Urban. 7
Carrick-on-Suir Anner, Ardsallagh, Ballingarry (in the former Rural District of Slieveardagh), Ballyphilip, Ballysheehan, Carrickbeg Urban, Carrick-on-Suir Rural, Carrick-on-Suir Urban, Cloneen, Cooleagh, Crohane, Drangan, Farranrory, Fethard, Garrangibbon, Graystown, Killenaule, Kilmurry, Kilvemnon, Magorban, Modeshil, Mullinahone, New Birmingham, Newtown, Peppardstown and Poyntstown. 5
Nenagh Nenagh Aglishcloghane, Ardcrony, Ballingarry (in the former Rural District of Borrisokane), Ballygibbon, Ballylusky, Ballymackey, Borrisokane, Carrig, Cloghjordan, Cloghprior, Clohaskin, Finnoe, Graigue (in the former Rural District of Borrisokane), Kilbarron, Knigh, Lorrha East, Lorrha West, Mertonhall, Monsea, Nenagh East Urban, Nenagh Rural, Nenagh West Urban, Rathcabban, Redwood, Riverstown, Terryglass and Uskane. 5
Newport Abington, Ballina, Ballynaclogh, Birdhill, Burgesbeg, Carrigatogher, Castletown, Derrycastle, Dolla, Foilnaman, Greenhall, Kilcomenty, Kilkeary, Killoscully, Kilmore, Kilnaneave, Kilnarath, Lackagh, Newport, Templederry and Youghalarra. 4
Thurles Thurles Ballycahill, Ballymurreen, Buolick, Clogher, Fennor, Gaile, Gortkelly, Holycross, Inch, Kilcooly, Kilrush, Littleton, Longfordpass, Moyaliff, Moycarky, Rahelty, Thurles Rural, Thurles Urban, Two-Mile-Borris and Upperchurch. 5
RoscreaTemplemore Aghnameadle, Borrisnafarney, Borrisnoe, Borrisoleigh, Bourney East, Bourney West, Drom, Glenkeen, Killavinoge, Killea, Latteragh, Loughmore, Moyne, Rathnaveoge, Roscrea, Templemore, Templetouhy and Timoney. 4


2019 seats summary[edit]

Party Seats
Fine Gael 12
Fianna Fáil 9
Sinn Féin 2
Labour 1
Independent 15

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[4]

Council members from 2019 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Cahir Andy Moloney Independent
Marie Murphy Fine Gael
Máirín McGrath Independent
Micheál Anglim Fianna Fáil
Carrick-on-Suir Imelda Goldsboro Fianna Fáil
David Dunne Sinn Féin
Mark Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Kevin O'Meara Independent
Kieran Bourke Fianna Fáil
CashelTipperary Michael Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Roger Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Mary Hanna-Hourigan Fine Gael
Declan Burgess Fine Gael
John Crosse Fine Gael
Tony Black Sinn Féin
Annemarie Ryan Independent
Clonmel Michael Murphy Fine Gael
Siobhán Ambrose Fianna Fáil
Pat English WUA
Garret Ahearn[a] Fine Gael
Richie Molloy Independent
Niall Dennehy Independent
Nenagh Joe Hannigan Independent
Michael O'Meara Independent
Gerard Darcy Fine Gael
Séamus Morris Independent
Hughie McGrath Independent
Newport Fiona Bonfield Labour
John McGrath Independent
Phyll Bugler Fine Gael
John Carroll Fianna Fáil
RoscreaTemplemore Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Noel Coonan Fine Gael
Shane Lee Independent
Eddie Moran Independent
Thurles Micheál Lowry Independent
Séamus Hanafin Fianna Fáil
Peter Ryan Fine Gael
Jim Ryan Independent
Seán Ryan Fianna Fáil
  1. ^ Replaced during term, see table below for details.


Party Outgoing Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee
Fine Gael Garret Ahearn Clonmel Elected to Seanad Éireann at the 2020 Seanad election 11 June 2020 John Fitzgerald[5]


  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizen Information Board. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "County of Tipperary Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2018". 19 December 2018. Archived from the original on 26 October 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Local Government Reform Act 2014, § 19: Municipal districts". Irish Statute Book. 27 January 2014. Archived from the original on 15 February 2020. Retrieved 5 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Local Elections 2019: Results, Transfer of Votes and Statistics" (PDF). Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government. pp. 199–207. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 June 2020. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^ "MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF MONTHLY MEETING OF TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL HELD IN THE DOME, SEMPLE STADIUM, THURLES, CO TIPPERARY AT 11.00 AM ON 13th July, 2020" (PDF). Tipperary County Council. Archived (PDF) from the original on 20 September 2020. Retrieved 19 June 2021.

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