Tipperary County Council

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Tipperary County Council

Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann
Coat of arms or logo
Michael Smith, FF
Tipperary County Council composition.svg
Political groups
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.


The council has 40 seats. For the purpose of elections the county is divided into sixMunicipal Districts and Six local electoral areas (LEA).[2]

LEA Seats District
Carrick-on-Suir 5 Municipal District of Carrick-on-Suir
CashelTipperary 7 Municipal District of Cashel–Tipperary
Clonmel 6 Borough District of Clonmel
Nenagh 5 Municipal District of Nenagh
4 Municipal District of Newport
TemplemoreThurles 9 Municipal District of Templemore–Thurles

A district associated with a city or borough is termed a metropolitan district or borough district respectively.

2019 seats summary[edit]

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

Councillors by electoral area[edit]

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 24 May 2019.[3]

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 Workers and Unemployed Action
Garret Ahearn 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 Party
John McGrath Independent
Phyll Bugler Fine Gael
John Carroll Fianna Fáil
Roscrea-Templemore 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

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 Declan Fitzgerald

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Local authorities". Citizen Information Board. Retrieved 5 May 2014.
  2. ^ "S.I. No. 66/2014 - County of Tipperary Local Electoral Areas and Municipal Districts Order 2014". Irish Statute Book. 7 February 2014.
  3. ^ "2014 Local elections: Tipperary County Council". RTÉ News. Archived from the original on 31 May 2014. Retrieved 5 June 2014.

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