Sinn Fein has become the latest political party to create a unified county party organisations in the county ahead of the next local, European and general elections.
Fifty Sinn Fein party delegates from all over Co. Tipperary voted unanimously to amalgamate Sinn Fein’s North and South Tipperary Comhairle Ceanntair into one all Tipperary Comhairle Ceanntair body in Cashel last Sunday.
The organisational change is being made to reflect the impending changes to the county’s electoral boundaries when North and South Tipperary will become one constituency for general elections and the unification of South and North Tipperary Co. Councils next year.
The new all Tipperary Comhairle Ceanntair agreed at the meeting that Sinn Féin will run candidates in all the electoral areas in the local elections next year.
Chairs from North and South Tipperary, Paul Hayes and Cllr Liam Walsh were elected Chair and Vice Chair respectively of the new Sinn Fein Tipperary Comhairle Ceanntair.
The secretary and assistant secretary are Terry Hunt from Clonmel and Noel Skehan, Carrick- on- Suir.
The officer board comprises Sinn Féin members from across the county.
PROs are David Dunne, Carrick-on-Suir and Cllr Martin Brown, Cashel. Treasurers are Andreas Fogarty, Cashel and Cllr David Doran, Thurles.
Cllr Seamus Morris, Nenagh; Hazel Hourigan, Nenagh; Lisa Fahy, Carrick-on-Suir; Marcus Fogarty, Cashel; Joan Delaney, Roscrea; Kevin Brunnick, Cahir and Tony Black, Tipperary Town make up the rest of the committee.
There was a lively debate at the meeting on the new tax on the family home. Sinn Fein delegates agreed this tax is unjust and agreed to support the Sinn Fein TDs legislation to repeal it.
Sinn Féin’s councillors in Tipperary will put forward motions on the issue at their councils.