McEvoy steps into top council job

Mr. Billy McEvoy has been appointed new County Manager for South Tipperary County Council on a temporary basis.

Mr. Billy McEvoy has been appointed new County Manager for South Tipperary County Council on a temporary basis.

He succeeds Ned O‘Connor who retired from the position of County Manager last Thursday after serving South Tipperary County Council for 47 years where he started working as a clerical officer in 1963.

That night over three hundred people including family, friends and colleagues attended a function at Hotel Minella at which tributes to his chequered career were led by the Minister of the Environment Phil Hogan. The Minister described Mr. O Connor as one of the ‘great custodians’ of local government who had excelled in the human dimension of his role with staff, elected representatives, the public and the Department over six decades.

Next Monday a formal presentation will be made to Mr. O’Connor by the elected members of South Tipperary County Council at a meeting in Clonmel.

Mr. McEvoy, a native of Cork, has lived in Clonmel for the last twenty years and has served in many positions during that time with South Tipperary County Council.He was town manager in Cashel and Clonmel as well as senior executive engineer and was a Director of Services up to his appointment as County Manager last Friday.