The Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, His Excellency Loyola Hearn, paid a visit to the Civic Offices, Nenagh on Wednesday 20th March 2013. He was accompanied by his wife, Maureen.
The Ambassador was greeted by the Mayor, Cllr. Michael O' Meara who presented him with a book on the history of Carrick-on-Suir in recognition of the Ambassador's ancestral roots and with a piece of ceramic pottery by Cloughjordan based artist, Thomas Wollen.
View further details of the Canadian's ambassadors visit to Nenagh - PDF Document (2.1 MB)
View the local property tax exemption list and maps for North Tipperary - PDF Document (6.21 MB)
The Visit Nenagh Classic, FREE Fun Family Cycle will take place on Sunday 21st April 2013 at 11am sharp. The event will run for 45 minutes and cover 7km. Helmets must be worn. This year the event will start on Pearse Street and finish on the race finishing straight also located on Pearse Street. Gather at Cecil Walk Car Park at 10.30am to register. For safety reasons, it is critical this event starts at 11am sharp so that all family cyclists are safely back before the racing cyclists. Refreshments will be served at the end.
Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Phil Hogan, T.D. has published the list of unfinished housing estates to which an exemption from the local property tax will apply. A similar waiver applied in respect of the Household Charge. The new list reflects the significant progress made by local authorities in reducing the number of problem estates. Approximately 5,000 households are eligible for an exemption under section 10 of the Finance Local Property Tax Act 2011
Please note that the offices of North Tipperary County Council will be closed for Christmas leave from closing time on Friday, December 21, 2012 to normal opening time on Friday, December 28, 2012. The offices will also be closed on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and will reopen on Tuesday January 2, 2013.
Customers wishing to transact their business by post should bear in mind the heavy demands on the postal services during this period and make due allowances.
Nenagh Recycling Centre and Roscrea Civic Amenity Site will be closed from closing time on Saturday, 22nd December, 2012 to normal starting time on Friday, 28th December, 2012.
Both sites will be open as normal on Saturday, 29th December, 2012. Both sites will be closed on the 30th and 31st December, 2012, and 1st January, 2013.
Nenagh will re-open at normal opening time on Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013.
Roscrea will re-open at normal opening time on Thursday, 3rd January, 2013.
The Dog Pound will also be closed as set out for the offices above.
(The public hours at the Dog Pound are Mon: 4.00pm - 5.30pm, Tue to Fri: 9.00am – 10.30am).
Christmas trees will be accepted free of charge at:
We wish all our customers Peace and Joy at Christmas and a Happy New Year
Nollaig Shona agus Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh go leir
The Household Charge is helping to fund your essential local services provided locally by your local authorities.
If you have paid your Household Charge, Thank You!
If you have not yet paid please pay now and help us maintain these local services and avoid further penalties which are accruing.
On-line: www.householdcharge.ie by credit/debit card or by direct debit.
By Post: Get a registration form from any County Council/Town Council, Library,
Citizens Advice Centre or LoCall 1890 357 357. Send completed form with cheque/postal
order made payable to 'Household Charge' to: Household Charge, P.O. Box 12168, Dublin 1.
At: Your local County Council or Town Council Offices in Nenagh, Templemore, Thurles,
Newport & Roscrea.
Check the www.householdcharge.ie website for details of exemptions.If you are claiming entitlement to waiver you must register your property.
If you do not own your residence let us know. Ring: (067) 44528 with the property address & name/address of owner or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
At the Annual Meeting of North Tipperary County Council held on Monday 25th June 2012 in St. Patrick's College, Thurles Cllr. Michael O' Meara was elected as Mayor of North Tipperary for 2012/2013. Cllr. O' Meara, who hails from Lorrha, was elected unopposed. Cllr. Pauline Coonan was elected as Deputy Mayor. Cllr. O' Meara takes over the position of Mayor from Cllr. Micheal Lowry.
On Monday 20th February 2012, North Tipperary Local Authorities confirmed that over 10 million has been received to date from 109,569 households nationally, in respect of the payment of the Household Charge
Please note that the Offices of North Tipperary County Council will be closed for Christmas Leave from Closing time on Friday, 23rd December, 2011 to normal opening time Friday, 30th December, 2011. The offices will also be closed on Monday, 2nd January, 2012 and reopening on Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012.
Customers wishing to transact their business by post should bear in mind the heavy demands on the postal services during this period and make due allowance.
Please note the change in opening hours for the following:
Ballaghveny Civic Amenity Site; Roscrea Civic Amenity Centre and Dog Pound will be closed from closing time Friday December 23rd, 2011 to normal opening time Friday, December 30th, 2011. Civic Amenity sites will be open on Saturday, December 31st, 2011. They will then be closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2012. They will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 and will then revert to normal opening hours.
Nenagh Recycling Centre will be closed from closing time Friday December 23rd, 2011 to normal starting time Friday, December 30th, 2011. It will then be closed on Monday, January 2nd, 2012. It will reopen Tuesday, January 3rd and normal opening hours apply, i.e., Tuesday-Friday 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Saturday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm.
Christmas Tree Recycling From January 9th to 28th, 2012 inclusive, Christmas Trees will be accepted free of charge at the Recycling Centre, Nenagh during opening hours; Parnell Street Carpark, Thurles in specified areas; Civic Amenity Centre, Roscrea during opening hours; and Town Park, Templemore in specified areas.
We wish all our customers peace and joy at Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Mr. Phil Hogan, Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government has received, considered and accepted theprogress report in respect of the Tipperary re-organisation process.
Read the Tipperary Reorganisation Progress Report - PDF Document (430 KB)
The Motor Taxation Office at Kickham Street, Nenagh will close to the public at 1 p.m. on Friday, 2nd December, 2011. A new Motor Taxation Office will open at the Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh at 9 a.m. on Monday, 5th December, 2011.There will be a separate entrance to the Motor Taxation Office with car parking facilities close by.
This will lead to a more efficient and cost effective delivery of service and will make the office more accessible to the public as increased public office space and car parking facilities are being provided at the Civic Offices. Discussions are currently taking place with Shannon Development in connection with the future use of the offices in Kickham Street as a Tourist Information Office.
Avoid queues and delays, renew your car, motorbike or tractor tax online 7 days per week, 24 hours per day at http://www.motortax.ie/
A new Winter Ready website has been launched by the Office of Emergency Planning to provide practical advice on coping during episodes of severe weather and give contact details of organisations and agencies that can provide guidance and assistance.
The main message is simple - be prepared, stay safe and know where to find help should you need it . http://www.winterready.ie/
The North Tipperary Local Authorities (North Tipperary County Council and Thurles, Nenagh and Templemore Town Councils) are pleased to announce the launch of our redesigned web sites www.tipperarynorth.ie, www.thurlestc.ie, www.nenaghtc.ie and www.templemoretc.ie. The redesigned web sites which were launched by the Mayors of the four Councils in Civic Offices, Nenagh on Monday 19th September, 2011 include many changes and new features with a focus on improving customer service, integrating county and town council web sites, improving overall aesthetics and linking in to social media technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and RSS feeds. Read further details on the new features available on the websites - PDF Document (107 KB)
National Trails Day is a celebration of Irelands wonderful variety of trails and a chance for everyone to enjoy some of our most beautiful countryside, forests, mountains and lakes. With miles and miles of trails to explore, there is a trail to suit everyone.
Minister Hogan has announced the establishment of an Implementation Group to oversee preparatory work and initial implementation of the reorganisation of local government in Tipperary- PDF Document (41 KB)
At their meeting of 19th September 2011 the members of North Tipperary County Council passed a resolution nominating Ms. Mary Davis as a candidate in the 2011 Presidential Election. Members had previous considered presentations by Ms. Davis, Senator David Norris and Mr. Sen Gallagher.
Ms. Davis is the Managing Director of Special Olympics Europe Eurasia. She has also received nominations from a number of other local authorities including the County Councils of Wexford, Mayo, Sligo, Galway, Kerry, Monaghan, South Tipperary, Wicklow and Waterford and Galway City Council.
The Presidential Election will be held on Thursday 27th October. North Tipperary County Council urges everyone who is will be 18 or over on that date and who is an Irish Citizen to check the electoral register to ensure that they will have an entitlement to vote on the day for the candidate of their choice. You can check the register by clicking on Check Electoral Register on our homepage. For those who are not on the Register applications for inclusion on the supplement can be made up to 10th October 2011.
Mr Phil Hogan, T.D., announced further measures aimed at strengthening the local government system. A unified County Council will be established in Tipperary with effect from the 2014 local elections, replacing the existing North and South Tipperary County Councils. The new authority will serve a significantly increased population of 159,000 people (compared with North Tipperary County Council 70,219 and South Tipperary County Council 88,433).
North and South Tipperary were among the authorities for which the 2010 Local Government Efficiency Review Group report recommended joint management arrangements. A full merger would achieve greater savings both through the generation of scale economies and efficiencies and the removal of duplication, with integration of administrations and service delivery. The merger should enable commercial rates in North Tipperary, currently 60.13, to be reduced to the South Tipperary level of 56.77, which is estimated to cost in the region of 389,000.
However, the rationale for unification does not lie solely in finance or efficiency. It should also bring about stronger, more cohesive local government that is better positioned to promote the interests of the county and contribute to job creation and the recovery effort generally. A unified local authority, following 173 years of separation, will serve an increased population, should have greater scale, strength, assets and capacity to help meet challenges arising and to promote the economic and social development of the county as a whole, commented Mr. Hogan.
Specific implications of merger include:
There are particular factors which favour the amalgamation of North and South Tipperary. The two authorities were linked under joint management up to 1969. The profile of both of the administrative counties is similar in many respects, and they share common features in terms of administration and broadly similar levels of services. Moreover, there is a strong level of county-wide identity in Tipperary that transcends the current administrative divisions.
The Tipperary decision follows the recent announcement of the merger of Limerick City and County Councils. Minister Hogan has also now announced details of an Implementation Group to oversee the practical work of local government reorganisation in Limerick. The Group will be chaired by Mr Denis Brosnan who chaired the Limerick Local Government Committee that recommended merger of the two authorities in its report last year.
Membership and terms of reference of the Limerick Implementation Group are attached. The Group is being asked to commence its work by 1 September 2011 and complete by 31 March 2012, culminating with the production of an Implementation Plan which will set a clear agenda and guidance for the completion of the reorganisation process leading to the establishment of the unitary authority in 2014.
Legislation will be brought forward by early 2012 to cover transitional management arrangements. Up until the merger in 2014, organisational rationalisation and integration will proceed as far as possible, including integration of services and administration, and alignment and convergence in policies between the two authorities. Further legislation will be required to implement, with effect from the 2014 local elections, the merger of the two authorities, establishment of a new unitary authority and transfer of the functions, and relevant finance, assets, liabilities, and staff from the existing councils to the successor authority.
Implementation arrangements similar to those outlined above for Limerick will be put in place in Tipperary. An Implementation Group will be appointed to oversee and promote preparatory work towards reorganisation and there will be a transition to full amalgamation in 2014.
Minister Hogan indicated that he would announce further details of this in September and that he also intends to initiate a review to consider whether the creation of a unified authority in Waterford would be desirable.'The measures we have announced in relation to Limerick and Tipperary involve the most significant change in the structure of local government for many years. They are among the early actions in a wider programme of local government reform and development that I will be developing over the coming months' said Minister Hogan.
On 20th June 2011 the members of North Tipperary County Council accorded a Joint Civic Reception to mark the achievements of two groups who have made a major contribution in their own way to the quality of life in North Tipperary.
The North Tipperary Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association has made a major contribution to improving the lives of people in North Tipperary with physical disabilities. At national level the Irish Wheelchair Association has been working tirelessly for over 50 years to provide quality services to people with limited mobility. Through the network across the country they have 20,000 members, 2,300 staff as well as many dedicated volunteers. Together they work to achieve greater independence, freedom and choice for people living with a disability.
View photos from the civic reception for Community Alert Groups and the Irish Wheelchair Association
Muintir na Tre and the Garda have operated Community Alert programmes in every county in Ireland since 1985. In 2010 they celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the operation of the programme. In North Tipperary 17 Community Alert Groups operate on a voluntary basis with support from the Garda Liaison Officers and Muintir na Tre. Their efforts help to prevent and reduce crime and improve the quality of life for vulnerable people in their own communities.
The Mayor of North Tipperary, Councillor John Kennedy paid tribute to both recipients of the Civic Reception and the social contribution made by them to the people of North Tipperary. Cllr. Kennedy advised that a Civic Reception is the highest honour that can be bestowed by a local authority and that North Tipperary County Council has a policy that this honour be awarded only in recognition of major achievements. He said: "There is no doubt that the recipients here this evening are worthy of this honour. Each has made a major contribution in their respective fields and it is appropriate that this contribution be recognised and applauded".
On 18th April 2011 a Joint Civic Reception was held by North Tipperary County Council to mark the achievements of Bishop Willie Walsh and Caleb Powell. Each was presented with a piece of bog oak and a scroll in honour of the contribution made by them in their respective fields.
Bishop Walsh served as Bishop of the Killaloe diocese from 1994 until his retirement in 2010. Mayor John Kennedy said that Bishop Willie had left his mark on Irish society as a teacher, priest, GAA mentor, religious and social commentator. He paid particular tribute to his involvement with ACCORD, his work with the travelling community and his compassion and kindness to all.
Caleb Powell was nominated in July 2010 to the highest office in Irish Rugby and became the 123rd President of the Irish Rugby Football Union. He has had a long and distinguished career as a player, coach and administrator. In particular he is noted for the rich contribution made by him to the schools game. Mayor John Kennedy referred to the message preached by Caleb Powell that there is a need for a balanced approach to life involving sport and the need to ensure that, as well as pursuing sporting excellence, schools and clubs should ensure wide-spread involvement from all and cater for those who wish to play at any level of expertise.
Both recipients are sons of Tipperary - Bishop Walsh hailing from Roscrea and Caleb Powell from Templederry.
View photos from the civic reception for Bishop Willie Walsh and Caleb Powell
At the Annual Meeting of North Tipperary County Council held on Monday 29th June 2011 Councillor Michel Lowry was elected Mayor of North Tipperary for 2011/2012. Councillor Jonathan Meaney was elected Deputy Mayor. Both appointments were unanimous. The Annual Meeting was held in St. Patricks College, Thurles. At the meeting members paid tribute to outgoing Mayor, Cllr. John Kennedy and outgoing Deputy Mayor Cllr. John 'Rocky' McGrath.
Cllr. Lowry outlined his priorities for the coming year which included:
i3 Open Water Swim takes place in Lough Derg on the 17th and 18th September
Further details available on the http://www.i3swim.com/ website
Following discussions with the Irish and American authorities, we are pleased to announce the visit of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to Moneygall. This is a local stop where access to the village on Monday, 23rd May 2011 will be extremely limited.
Due to the limited number of space in the village it has been agreed that tickets will be made available to the people of the Moneygall parish and restricted civic list only.
The following arrangements will apply: Tickets will only be made available on Thursday, 19th May 2011 at the Old Church of Ireland Schoolhouse, Moneygall.
To minimize waiting time residents of Moneygall village are requested to collect their tickets from 10am to 12noon and people from the wider parish should attend between 1pm to 4pm.
Photo identification i.e., driving license or passport, must be produced when collecting tickets. Garda vetting forms must be completed before receiving a ticket. Admittance on the day will be subject to Garda clearance.
Tickets are non transferable. Tickets can be collected for partners/spouses and children subject to providing identification i.e., driving license or passport, for all adults and the completion of a vetting form for each person.
Please note that it is anticipated that ticket holders may have to be standing in Moneygall on Monday 23rd for a lengthy period and that there will be no catering facilities provided.
Media access to Moneygall on Monday May 23rd will be restricted to pooled press only. No other requests will be entertained.
View the public consultation notice - PDF Document (13 KB)
Draft Nenagh and Environs Development Plan 2013-2019 - PDF Documet (1.34 MB)
Closing dates to Register to Vote announced by Minister - PDF Documet (28 KB)
View the Christmas & New Year opening hours Pdf Document (181 kb)
North Tipperary County Council are pleased to announce free parking in the following Car Parks from 09.00am to 6.00pm on the three Saturdays before Christmas i.e. 4th, 11th and 18th December 2010
River Lane Car Park
Dean Maxwell Car Park
North Tipperary County Council would like to remind people to be extra vigilant during the current cold spell and to check on vulnerable people who could be at risk. Cold weather can be a problem for anyone, especially older people, children, people with a disability and those with long-term illness. The elderly and vulnerable may need additional support during adverse weather and we would ask people to consider paying a visit to elderly neighbours to ensure that they have adequate food, heating and prescription medicines. The elderly can be particularly prone to hypothermia and pneumonia when temperatures dip, so ensuring they have enough heat and hot food and regular hot drinks is particularly important to their wellbeing at this time.
To Avoid Frozen Pipes
If you are concerned about pipes freezing in your attic you can leave your loft hatch slightly open to allow further heat to enter into the roof space.
Wrap a towel around an outside tap. Leave a light on in the attic.
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Useful Web Sites
Met Eireann web site: http://www.met.ie/
Dept of Transport Traffic Weather web site: http://www.trafficweather.info/roadWeather/rwisMap.jsp?client=208
Road Safety Authority 'Alerts and Advice': http://www.rsa.ie/en/Utility/News/council/Road-Safety-Alert---SNOW-and-ICE/
HSE: 'Advice, information and support schemes to help you keep well and warm this winter': http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Publications/services/Older/wellandwarm.pdf
HSE: 'Keep safe this winter - Preventing falls and trips' - http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/Publications/services/Older/Preventing_Falls_-_Information_Leaflet.pdf
Minister Finneran officially opens new waste water treatment plant for Templemore Pdf Document (25KB)
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Attendees at the unveiling of a Plaque to mark the Official Opening of Templemore Wastewater Treatment Plant by Michael Finneran Minister of State at the Department of Environment, Heritage, & Local Government (9th from left)
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Minister of State Michael Finneran TD was presented with Tipperary Crystal by North Tipperary County Council Mayor John Kennedy to mark the Official Opening of Templemore Wastewater Treatment Plant. Also present Joe MacGrath (County Manager) and Joe Bourke (Templemore Town Council Mayor)
Pride of Place awards for Terryglass and Upperchurch Pdf Document (9KB)
DraftRegister of Electors 2011/2012 Pdf Document (12KB)
North Tipperary County Council recently signed a contract with SIAC Construction Ltd,for the Minor Remediation Works at Ballygown Magcobar, Garryard, Gorteenadiha, and Shallee as part of the Silvermines Rehabilitation Project
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Contract signing with SIAC Construction Ltd
Further details are availbale in the press release Pdf Document (20KB)
Draft Register ofElectors 2011/2012 PdfDocument (8KB)
North Tipperary County Council welcomes Joe MacGrath, who has recently joined usas County Manager. Joe was formerly City Manager in Galway and previously workedwith Wicklow County Council, Limerick County Council and Kerry County Council.We wish Joe every success in the future and welcome him back to his native townand county.
County Manager - Mr. Joe MacGrath
Pride of Place judges visit North Tipperary PDF Document (13KB)
Pride of Place Awards 2010 PDF Document (12KB)
North Tipperary County Council is delighted to support An Taisces April Spring Clean 2010 PDF Document (14KB)
European Sustainable Energy Week 2010 PDF Document (12KB)
Earth Hour by Candlelight Saturday 27th March PDF Document (15KB)
Tidy Towns Seminars PDF Document (14KB)
North Tipperary County Council invites submissions on the Draft CorporatePlan 2010-2014 and the Draft Customer Action Plan 2010-2014. Such submissions should be made not later than 14th April 2010 and can be sent in writing to
Senior Executive Officer,
North Tipperary County Council,
or via e-mail to email@example.com.
Submissions on the Draft Corporate Plan 2010-2014 PDF Document (148KB)
Submissions on the Draft Customer Action Plan 2010-2014 PDF Document (164KB)
The residents of North Tipperary have been a busy lot, digging out their broken televisions, old kettles and used batteries for recycling on the recent free WEEE collection day. PDF Document (12KB)
National tree week PDF Document (11KB)
Irish Language Scheme - Request for Submissions PDF Document (8KB)
Mayor Denis Ryan congratulates winners of Christmas Decorations Competition. PDF Document(12KB)
Last dates for planning site notices and submissions PDF Document (14KB)
Environmental Awards Night Winners List for 2009 PDF Document (28KB)
Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund Grants awarded for 2009 PDF Document (9KB)
Service Indicators June 2009 PDF Document (20KB)
Implementation report to 30th june 2009 (based on Business Action plan for 2009) PDF Document (70KB)
Tidy Town Grants awarded by County Council Pdf Document (20KB)
Draft Noise Action Plan Pdf Document (1929 KB)
Summer Recycling 2009 (15KB)
Public notice of election results - Templemore (15KB)
Public notice of election results - Newport (55KB)
Public notice of election results - Nenagh (40KB)
Public notice of election results - Thurles (20KB)
Roscrea Civic Amenity Site Map (111KB)
National Tree Week (28KB)
Environmental Awards 2008 (33KB)
Backyard burning (24KB)
Environmental Awards 2007 (32KB)
Stay safe this Halloween (14KB)National Recycling Week- What can you Recycle