Unification of Tipperary local authorities proves a success

An independent review into the creation of Tipperary County Council by the Institute of Public Administration found that the merger process was well managed and achieved the objectives set out by the government in 2011.

An independent review into the creation of Tipperary County Council by the Institute of Public Administration found that the merger process was well managed and achieved the objectives set out by the government in 2011.

The report noted that unification was achieved on schedule and that “the merger happened without disruption to services and without the unforeseen closure of any public desks”.

CEO Joe MacGrath said -“We decided to seek an independent review to learn lessons from the experience. Recommendations from the report will be examined and put into effect over the coming months”. The report found that a number of areas needed ongoing attention – in particular more active communication with staff and additional harmonisation of approaches across a number of service areas.