Tipperary County Council

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Tipperary County Council

Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann
Mattie Ryan, FF
Seats 40
Tipperary County Council Composition.png
Political groups
Last election
23 May 2014
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. 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 five Municipal Districts and five local electoral areas (LEA).[2]

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

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

2014 seats summary

Party Seats
Fianna Fáil 10
Fine Gael 10
Sinn Féin 5
Labour Party 1
Independent 13

Councillors by electoral area

This list reflects the order in which councillors were elected on 23 May 2014.[3]

Council members from 2014 election
Local electoral area Name Party
Carrick-on-Suir David Dunne Sinn Féin
Imelda Goldsboro Fianna Fáil
Eddie O'Meara† Independent
Louise McLoughlin Fine Gael
Kieran Bourke‡ Independent
John Fahey† Fine Gael
CashelTipperary Michael Fitzgerald Fine Gael
Martin Browne Sinn Féin
Denis Leahy Independent
Mary Hourigan Fine Gael
John Crosse Fine Gael
Roger Kennedy Fianna Fáil
Tom Wood Independent
Clonmel Martin Lonergan Independent
Michael Murphy Fine Gael
Pat English Workers and Unemployed Action
Siobhán Ambrose Fianna Fáil
Andy Moloney Independent
Marie Murphy Fine Gael
Michael Anglim Fianna Fáil
Catherine Carey Sinn Féin
Richie Molloy‡ Independent
Nenagh Joe Hannigan Independent
Seamus Morris‡ Sinn Féin
Michael O'Meara Independent
John Carroll Fianna Fáil
Mattie Ryan Fianna Fáil
Phyll Bugler Fine Gael
Hughie McGrath Independent
Gerard Darcy Fine Gael
Fiona Bonfield Labour Party
TemplemoreThurles Michael Smith Fianna Fáil
Jim Ryan Independent
Seamus Hanafin Fianna Fáil
Micheál Lowry Independent
Willie Kennedy† Independent
David Doran‡ Sinn Féin
John Hogan Fianna Fáil
Jackie Cahill Fianna Fáil
Joe Bourke Fine Gael

Replaced during term, see table below for details.
Changed party, see table below for details.


Outgoing Party Electoral area Reason Date Co-optee Party
Jackie Cahill Fianna Fáil Templemore-Thurles Elected to Dáil Éireann at the 2016 general election February 2016 Sean Ryan Fianna Fáil
Willie Kennedy Independent Templemore-Thurles Death of councillor in March 2016 April 2016 Eddie Moran Independent
Eddie O'Meara Independent Carrick-on-Suir Death of councillor in April 2018 June 2018 Kevin O'Meara Independent
John Fahey Fine Gael Carrick-on-Suir Death of councillor in October 2018 TBA TBA Fine Gael

Changes in affiliation

Name Electoral area Elected as New affiliation Date
Richie Molloy Clonmel Independent Renua May 2015
Renua Independent November 2017
Kieran Bourke Carrick-on-Suir Independent Fianna Fáil July 2016
Seamus Morris Nenagh Sinn Féin Independent November 2017
David Doran Templemore–Thurles Sinn Féin Independent January 2019

See also


  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.

External links

  • Official website
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