Tipperary County Council

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Tipperary County Council
Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann
Siobhán Ambrose, FF
Seats 40
Tipperary County Council Composition.png
Political groups

Council Control (21)

Council Opposition (19)

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 11
Fine Gael 10
Sinn Féin 5
Labour Party 1
Independent 12

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 Fianna Fáil
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


Date Constituency Gain Loss Note
13 March 2016 Templemore - Thurles Fianna Fáil Fianna Fáil Sean Ryan replaces Jackie Cahill upon his election to the Dáíl.[4]
11 April 2016 Templemore - Thurles Independent Independent Eddie Moran replaces Willie Kennedy, who died in a road crash.[5]


date = 09 month = November year = 2017 con = Nenagh gain = Independent (politician) loss = Sinn Fein note = Seamie Morris resigned from the party with immediate effect after he claimed he was “subject to a litany of bullying behaviour by some party members”.[6]


  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. 
  4. ^ http://www.thurles.info/2016/03/13/sean-ryan-to-fill-vacant-county-council-seat/
  5. ^ http://tippfm.com/news/broad_welcome_for_eddie_moran_into_county_council
  6. ^ http://www.thejournal.ie/sinn-fein-seamus-morris-resignation-3687956-Nov2017/
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