South Tipperary County Council

South Tipperary County Council (Irish: Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann Theas) was the authority responsible for local government in the county of South Tipperary, Ireland. The council had 26 elected members. The head of the council had the title of Cathaoirleach (chairperson). The county town was Clonmel.

South Tipperary County Council

Comhairle Contae
Thiobraid Árann Theas
Coat of arms or logo
Preceded byGrand Jury
Succeeded byTipperary County Council
Last election
5 June 2009
Meeting place
County Hall, Clonmel, Ireland
The area that was governed by the council

Originally South Tipperary County Council held its meetings in Clonmel Courthouse.[1] The county council moved to new facilities in Emmet Street, latterly known as the County Hall,[2] in 1927.[3]

On 26 July 2011, the Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, announced the proposed merger of North Tipperary County Council and South Tipperary County Council.[4] It was abolished on 3 June 2014 when the Local Government Reform Act 2014 was implemented.[5] It was succeeded by Tipperary County Council.[4]

For the purpose of elections the county was divided into five local electoral areas: Cahir (4), Cashel (4), Clonmel (7), Fethard (6), and Tipperary (5).[6]

References edit

  1. ^ "South Tipperary County Council Minutes". South Tipperary County Council. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  2. ^ "Local Authorities". Oireachtas. 26 May 1982. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  3. ^ "South Tipperary County Council Offices, Burgagery-lands West, Tipperary South". Buildings of Ireland. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Tipperary's local authorities to be merged". RTÉ News. 26 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Local Government Reform Act 2014". Irish Statute Book. Retrieved 25 May 2014.
  6. ^ "2009 Local elections – South Tipperary County Council". Retrieved 29 February 2012.