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Services

Environment

The Council provides and maintains Burial Grounds around the County of Tipperary.
Listed below are the list of Burial Grounds owned by Tipperary County Council and a list of local contact details for the Caretakers of Tipperary who look after our Burial Grounds located in the five Municipal Districts.

Burial Ground Regulations

  1. A person seeking a burial ground space must contact the Registrar of the burial ground who will then allocate a space to him/her.
  2. Where there is no Registrar for the burial grounds, then a person seeking a burial plot must contact the Environment Section of the County Council on 0761 06 5000 who will then allocate a space to him/her.
  3. All grave spaces will be 3m long x 1.25m wide (including headstone foundation). In burial grounds where back to back rows of grave spaces are set out and identified by markers, no plot shall be opened prior to contacting the relevant Caretaker to ensure proper alignment and positioning of each plot.
  4. In order to ensure uniformity of development of burial grounds, grave spaces will be sold in the event of death only. However, in special circumstances, members of the same family of a deceased person will be allowed to purchase a maximum of 2 grave spaces.
  5. Interment will not be the responsibility of Tipperary County Council. Grave spaces however, must be dug in accordance with these Regulations. The first opening of each grave is to be carried out by a mini excavator, perpendicular depth of a minimum of 2.4m.
  6. No grave shall be re-opened within 14 years after the burial of a person over 12 years of age, or within 8 years after a person under 12 years of age, unless to bury a member of the same family, in which case a layer of earth not less than 300mm shall be left undisturbed above the previous coffin. If on re-opening any grave the soil is offensive, such soil shall not be disturbed. In no case shall human remains be disturbed.
  7. No coffin shall be buried in any unwalled grave, unless the upper surface of it is at least 1.2m below the level of the ground.
  8. Kerbstones or any other form of delineation will not be allowed in the following burial grounds – Emly, Clonoulty, Annacarty, Cahir, Ballingarry, Cappawhite and Knockavilla. In burial grounds where back to back rows of grave spaces are set out and identified by markers, no plot shall be opened prior to contacting the relevant Caretaker to ensure proper alignment and positioning of each plot.
  9. In all other cases, kerbstones will be allowed. Kerbstones shall be precast and be made of marble or limestone, constructed on an adequate concrete foundation base. No kerbstone shall be more than 6’ above ground level. Chippings will be allowed on top of grave spaces between kerbstones.. In burial grounds where back to back rows of grave spaces are set out and identified by markers, no plot shall be opened prior to contacting the relevant Caretaker to ensure proper alignment and positioning of each plot.
  10. Headstones shall not exceed 1.5m in height or 1.2m in width. Where headstone foundations are not provided, the foundations shall be 225mm wide x 250mm deep, constructed in good quality concrete. Prior to the erection of any headstone, permission must be sought from the Environment Section of Tipperary County Council. Details of the headstone to be erected should be submitted, preferably through the Monument Sculpturer who is going to erect same. No headstone should be erected until permission is given. The maximum height of a headstone will be 2.1m in the case of a Celtic Cross. The headstone to be erected should not contrast in size, to any great extent, with headstones on adjoining plots.
  11. The cost of a grave space in burial grounds constructed by the Local Authority since 1955 shall be as determined by the Council from time to time.
  12. The owner of a grave space will be fully responsible for the maintenance of his/her plot also ensuring that all rubble and debris which results in the opening of the grave is removed.

Burial Ground Maintenance Grant 2017

The Environment Section has responsibility for environmental protection throughout Tipperary.

This involves the enforcement of environmental legislation in the areas of waste management and pollution control.

It also involves the provision of recycling centers and bring banks in the county. The directorate is also responsible for the enhancement of the local environment, and promotes sustainability through environmental awareness initiatives.

European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 to 2014 (S.I. No. 133 of 2007 and S.I. No. 662 of 2011 and S.I. No. 615 of 2014) (hereafter referred to as the AIE Regulations), give legal rights to those seeking to access information on the environment from public authorities.

Under these regulations, information relating to the environment held by, or for, a public authority must be made available on request, subject to certain exceptions. The AIE regulations also oblige public authorities to be proactive in disseminating environmental information to the public.

The AIE Regulations provide a definition of environmental information; outline the manner in which requests for information may be submitted to public authorities and the manner in which public authorities are required to deal with requests e.g. timeframes for response. The regulations also provide for a formal appeals procedure in the even that a person is unhappy with a decision on their request.

What public bodies are subject to AIE?

The AIE Regulations broadly define “public authorities” to encompass all bodies that have a role in public administration and that possess environmental information. It is important to note that this definition is broader in scope than the definition of “public body” in the FOI Acts.

Under the 2011 Regulations, the Minister is required to publish an indicative list of public authorities that are subject to the AIE Regulations. These are;

  • Government Departments e.g. the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
  • Local authorities e.g. Tipperary County Council,
  • Non-commercial state agencies e.g. the Environmental Protection Agency,
  • Commercial state agencies e.g. EirGrid,
  • Regulatory bodies e.g. the Commission for Energy Regulation

How to make an AIE application

When making a request for information under the AIE Regulations, you are required to:
state that the application is being made under the AIE Regulations and submit it in writing to The Access to Information on the Environment Officer, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

  • provide your contact details;
  • state, in terms that are as specific as possible, the environmental information required, and
  • if you require the information in a specific format or manner of access, you should specify this in your request.

It is not necessary to state an interest in the request.

Fees

There is no initial fee for making an application under the AIE Regulations. Tipperary County Council may charge for information supplied under the regulations. This charge may include not only postal and photocopying costs, but also to costs attributable to the time spent by staff on answering an individual request for information, which includes the time spent on searching for the information and putting it in the form required. It does not however include costs attributable to the establishment and maintenance of any registers of environmental information as provided for in Article 15(1)(b) of the AIE regulations. Such charges would be on the same basis as those currently applied under the Freedom of Information Acts, i.e.:-
This is however subject to the overriding provision contained in Article 5 of the Directive that any such charge shall not exceed a reasonable amount.

  1. If an applicant requires hard copies there may be a fee of €0.04 per sheet depending on the volume of information contained in the request.
  2. A charge of 10.16 euro applies to the provision of information on CD-ROM
  3. An hourly rate of €20 per staff member engaged in dealing with the AIE request
  4. .

Details of charges, if any, will be advised once the request has been examined and considered.
It should be noted that fees in respect of supplying information, may be waived where the cost is estimated at less than 10.00 euro.

Where requesters are in a position to view the required documents on site at the offices of Tipperary County Council there will be no charge for accessing these records however this is separate to the charges noted above.

Applying for a Review
There is no charge for applying for an internal review.
It costs €50 to take an appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information, or €15 if you are the holder, or dependent of a holder of a medical card, or a third party appealing the decision to release certain information.

Requirements for dealing with requests
In general, Tipperary County Council is required to respond to an AIE request within one month of receipt of the request. Where, due to the complexity or volume of information required, Tipperary County Council is unable to respond within the one month timeframe, they are required to write to the applicant within the month, indicating when a response will issue. This date should not be more than two months from the receipt of the original request.
If Tipperary County Council does not have the information requested; it can either transfer the request to another public authority or advise the applicant of where it believes the request should be directed. In either case, it is required to notify the applicant.

Grounds for refusing information
There are a number of grounds on which a public authority can refuse information; these include when a body is acting in a legislative or judicial capacity (Article 3(2)) and both mandatory (Article 8) and discretionary (Article 9) grounds for refusing information. When making a decision on whether to release information, a public body is required to consider the provisions in Article 10.

Appealing a decision
Under Article 11 of the AIE Regulations you have a right to seek an internal review of the initial decision. You may also request an internal review if you have not received a response within the appropriate timeframe. An internal review must be requested within one month of receipt of the original decision (the public authority may extend this timeframe but is not required to do so). There is no charge for requesting an internal review.

An internal review involves a complete reconsideration of the matter by a member of the staff of the public authority, who may affirm, vary or annul the original decision made.
A written outcome of the review informing you of the decision, the reason for the decision and advising you of your right of appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information, including the time limits and fees associated with such an appeal, will be issued to you within one month of the date of receipt of the request for the review.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you can appeal to the Commissioner for Environmental Information (CEI). You must appeal within one month of receiving the decision on the internal review from the public authority. However, the Commissioner may extend this time limit in individual cases.
A written appeal should be submitted to the Appeals Officer at the following address:

Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information,
18 Lower Leeson Street,
Dublin 2.
Telephone: +353 (0)1 639 5689

Further contact details and information on the Commissioner's Office are contained on the Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) website (external link) .

Assistance in Making AIE Requests
If you have any queries regarding the making of requests the AIE Officer, David Coleman, Corporate Services, can be contacted by telephone at 0761 065000 or email at aie@tipperarycoco.ie.

Information Point
This website is an information point for the purpose of the AIE Directive. If you require further environmental information than that which is provided on the website, you may submit an AIE request or contact the AIE officer, as outlined above.

Further Information
The AIE Regulations were introduced to give effect in Ireland to Directive 2003/4/EC (external link) of the European Parliament and of the Council on Public Access to Environmental Information (the AIE Directive) This Directive repealed Council Directive 90/313/EEC which was the previous EU instrument providing for access to environmental information.

The AIE Directive was adopted by the EU to give effect to the Access to Information pillar of the 1998 UNECE Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters (the Aarhus Convention).

Please contact aie@tipperarycoco.ie or 0761 065000 for further information, or to make a formal request.

PDF icon AIE request form.pdf

The Quality of the Air You Breath

Ambient Air Quality

Air pollution can affect the health and well-being of sensitive population groups and eco-systems. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has overall responsibility for the co-ordination of ambient air quality monitoring in Ireland in accordance with EU Directives. The National Air Quality Monitoring Programme sets out the basic framework for the measurement of air quality in Ireland It provides the basis for continued development and expansion of monitoring and assessment for a variety of purposes.

The EPA has classified Air quality in County Tipperary as good. http://www.epa.ie/whatwedo/monitoring/air/data/cl/

Air Quality Control
Air Quality in Ireland is governed by the Air Pollution Act 1987 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1987/en/act/pub/0006/index.html) and the Regulations made under this Act. Air Quality Standards are set in the Air Quality Standards Regulations 2011 (S.I. 180 of 2011) (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2011/en/si/0180.html).

Air Emissions Licenses
Local Authorities are empowered under the Air Pollution Acts (Licensing of Industrial Plant) Regulations 1988 (http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1988/en/si/0266.html) to license certain classes of activities which may give rise to air emissions. Activities qualifying for an Air Emissions License are listed in Schedule 3 of the Air Pollution Act 1987 and it is the responsibility of Tipperary County Council to control and condition such activities.

Public Information

  • Application for Air Emissions Licence
  • Licence Application Guidance Notes

Air Quality in Clonmel Report

Further Information
Regulatory information on current air quality can be obtained by clicking the link:-http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/1999/en/si/0033.html

For further queries on Air Emissions (Industrial plant) contact: Tipperary County Council - Civic Offices, Clonmel and Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
Telephone: 0761 06 5000

PDF icon FRM 0104 01 Air Pollution Emission License Application Form.pdf PDF icon Air Pollution Licence Application Guidance Notes.pdf

Waste Batteries

Waste batteries and accumulators (rechargable batteries), can be returned free of charge, to

a. Retailers who sell equivalent batteries
or
b. other authorised collection points including local authority civic amenity sites.

Members of the public should not place batteries in waste disposal or recycling bins.
Waste batteries should be collected and returned to the retailer who sell equivalent batteries or to a local authority civic amenity sites.
No purchase is required to return waste batteries.

Retailer Obligations

  • Retailers must take back batteries similar to a type they sell such as portable batteries such as AA, AAA, Cell C, Cell D, PP3.
  • If you do not sell Automotive, Industrial, or sealed lead acid batteries for alarms you are not obliged to accept these back.
  • Take-back systems for household batteries may operate in conjunction with take back systems for household WEEE.
  • Retailers of automotive or industrial batteries must register as a supplier of Batteries under the WEEE, with local authority. See forms below.
  • Retailers may deposit waste portable batteries free of charge at local authority civic amenity sites.
  • Retailers are prohibited from placing on the market, batteries supplied by an unregistered Producer.
  • Retailers who import batteries from outside the state are required to register as a Producer.
  • The collection compliance scheme in operation within Tipperary County Council's functional area is WEEE Ireland.
  • WEEE Ireland can be contacted at 01- 299 9320.

WEEE Ireland have prepared an information pack for both retailers and the consumer.
Please click on the link below for further information on these regulations.

Household batteries can be recycled at the following locations:

  1. County Civic Offices
  2. Nenagh Civic Amenity Site
  3. Roscrea Civic Amenity Site
  4. Cashel Civic Amenity Site (Waller’s Lot Recycling Centre)
  5. Clonmel Civic Amenity Site (Carrigeen Recycling Centre)

Automotive batteries can be recycled at Nenagh, Roscrea, Cashel and Clonmel Civic Amenity sites only.

Any queries in relation to the regulations should be addressed to;

Customer Services Desk,
Tipperary County Council,
Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
Co. Tipperary

Tel: 0761065000
Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

PDF icon Application WEEE Batts Retailer Reg.pdf

There are 135 Bring Banks facilities located in Tipperary. If you have any issues with the bring bank in your area please call the Customer Services at 0761065000 or email customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

Site Name

Location

Bottles

Cans

Annacarty

Beside GAA Pitch

Yes   

Yes   

Ardcroney

GAA Pitch

Yes

Yes

Ardfinnan

Council Depot ,Main St.

Yes   

Yes   

Ballina

Mace Shop Car Park

Yes

Yes

Ballingarry North

Community Hall Car Park

Yes

Yes

Ballingarry South

Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Ballycahill

Car Park, Opposite Church

Yes

Yes

Ballyclerihan

Council Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Ballynunty

Main Street

Yes   

Yes   

Ballyporeen

Council Car Park, Main St.

Yes   

Yes   

Ballysloe

Main Street

Yes   

Yes   

Bansha

Lay By Tipp Road

Yes   

Yes   

Birdhill

Behind Coopers

Yes

Yes

Boherlahan

Main Street

Yes   

Yes   

Borrisokane

Ballinderry Road

Yes

Yes

Borrisoleigh

Next to GAA Pitch

Yes

Yes

Burncourt

Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Cahir

Castle Car Park, Castle Street

Yes   

Yes   

Cahir

Dublin Road opposite the Mart

Yes   

Yes   

Cahir

Supervalue Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Cappawhite

GAA Grounds

Yes   

Yes   

Carrick on Suir

Supervalue Car Park,  Greystone St.

Yes   

Yes   

Carrick on Suir

Council Car Park, New Street

Yes   

Yes   

Carrick on Suir

The Green, Beside the Library

Yes   

Yes   

Carrick-on-Suir

Waterford Road

Yes   

Yes   

Carrick-on-Suir

Lidl Car Park, Clonmel Raod

Yes   

 

Cashel

Tesco Car Park, Cahir Road

Yes   

Yes   

Cashel

Council Car Park, Friar Street

Yes   

Yes   

Cashel

Waller’s Lot Civic Amenity,

Yes   

Yes   

Clogheen

Council Car Park, Main St.

Yes   

Yes   

Cloneen

Front of Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Superquinn Car Park, Kickham Street *

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Mary St. Car Park. *

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Oakville Car Park, Kickham Park  *

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Suirside Car Park, Waterford Rd.

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

West Gate Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

St. Stephen’s Place,  Irishtown

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Rugby Club, Lawlesstown

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

GAA Car Park Western Road Clonmel

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Dunnes Stores Car Park, Waterford rd

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Poppyfiled Retail Park *

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

The Strand Old Bridge

Yes   

Yes   

Clonmel

Carrigeen Civic Amenity

 

 

Clonmore

Fitzpatrick Car Park

Yes

Yes

Clonoulty

School

Yes   

Yes   

Cloughjordan

Beside GAA Pitch

Yes

Yes

Commons

Centre of village

Yes   

Yes   

Donaskeigh

School

Yes   

Yes   

Donohill

Donohill Landfill Site

Yes   

Yes   

Drangan

Front of Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Dromineer

Beside Playground

Yes

Yes

Dualla

Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Dundrum

Outside the  Scouts Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Emly

Main Street

Yes   

Yes   

Faugheen

Centre of village

Yes   

Yes   

Fethard

Council Car Park, Cashel Rd.

Yes   

Yes   

Fethard

GAA Grounds

Yes   

Yes   

Garrykennedy

Left turn after Larkin's Pub

Yes

Yes

Goatenbridge

Council Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Golden

Council Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Gorthnahoe

Main street

Yes   

Yes   

Grange

Cemetery Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Grangemockler

Main St. Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Hollyford

Eircom Carpark

Yes   

Yes   

Kilcash

Woodview Heights, Kilcash

Yes   

Yes   

Kilcommon

In Village

Yes

Yes

Killenaule

Council Car Park, Main St.

Yes   

Yes   

Kilfeacle

Outside  tennis club

Yes   

Yes   

Killusty

Opposite Church

Yes   

Yes   

Kilsheelan

Beside Health Centre

Yes   

Yes   

Lattin

GAA Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Lisronagh

Opposite Church

Yes   

Yes   

Lisvernane

Beside pumping station on the Galbally Road

Yes   

Yes   

Littleton

Rear of Churchview Estate

Yes

Yes

Lorrha

Community Centre

Yes

Yes

Marlfield

Sandy Banks

Yes   

Yes   

Moyglass

Opposite Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

Mullinahone

Council Car Park, 

Yes   

Yes   

Nenagh

Civic Amenity Site

Yes

Yes

Nenagh

Kenyon Street Car Park

Yes

Yes

Nenagh

O'Connor Shopping Centre

Yes

No

Nenagh

Tesco Car Park

Yes

Yes

New Birmingham

Beside Community Hall

Yes   

Yes   

New Inn

Convent Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Newcastle

Council Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Newport

Centra Car Park

Yes

Yes

Newtown

Bobby Reidys Car Park

Yes

Yes

Portroe

Village Hall

Yes

Yes

Poulmucka

Cross Roads

Yes   

Yes   

Puckane

Behind Kennedy Pub

Yes

Yes

Rathcabbin

Village

Yes

Yes

Rearcross

Behind Filling Station

Yes

Yes

Roscrea

Adjacent Garda Station

Yes

Yes

Roscrea

Civic Amenity Centre

Yes

Yes

Roscrea

Kennedy Park

Yes

Yes

Roscrea

St Annes School

Yes

Yes

Rosegreen

Council Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Rossmore

Church Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Silvermines

National School

Yes

Yes

Templederry

Beside Donie Ryan Garage

Yes

Yes

Templemore

Town Park

Yes

Yes

Templetouhy

In the Village

Yes

Yes

Terryglass

Marina

Yes

Yes

Tipperary

L and N Car Park, Link Rd.

Yes   

Yes   

Tipperary

Coalfields Supervalu Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Tipperary

Post Office Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Tipperary

Bank Place, Car Park

Yes   

Yes   

Thurles

Parnell Street Car park

Yes

Yes

Toomevara

Caseys Service Station

Yes

Yes

Two Mile Borris

Near Church

Yes

Yes

Upperchurch

National School

Yes

Yes

Burial Ground Committees in Tipperary are invited to apply for Maintenance Grants under the 2015 Scheme. The purpose of the Grant Scheme is to provide funding to Burial Ground Committees who carry out burial ground maintenance works. The Local Authority would like to acknowledge the excellent work undertaken by these voluntary committees.

Each Burial Ground Committee will be awarded a grant on the basis of the number of applications received and the funding available.

All applications will be assessed during the Summer of 2015.

Closing date for completed applications is Wednesday 6th March 2015

All works in burial grounds carried out under the Scheme must comply with Department of
Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht – Historic Monument Service requirements. These are detailed
in a booklet called "The Care and Conservation of Graveyards".

Application forms are available from:
Aine Brett/Mary Morrissey, Environment Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, County Tipperary.
Tel: 0761 06 5000 aine.brett@tipperarycoco.ie mary.morrissey@tipperarycoco.ie and also on the Tipperary County Council website www.tipperarycoco.ie

PDF icon Burial Ground Grant Application Form 2015.pdf

Charges at Clonmel Civic Amenity Site

Product

2016 Charge (VAT included)

2017 Charge (VAT included)

Bag of refuse (for standard bag of waste, any bag over 15kg charge will be determined on site depending on quantity)

€4

€5

Bag of dry recyclables

€0.75

€1.00

Roll of 5 recycling bags

€1.00

€1.50

Bulky Item

€10

€12

Metal per Tonne

€38.59

€40

Garden Waste per Tonne

€95

€80

Plaster Board per Tonne

€95

€200

Car trailer of recyclables

€16

€18

Residual waste per tonne

€181.60

€200 per tonne

Loading residual waste per tonne

€10 per tonne

€12 per tonne

Loading dry recyclables

€60 per load (12 Tonnes)

€10 per tonne

Opening Hours:
The centre is closed from 12:30pm to 1:00pm for lunch.

Tuesday – Thursday: 8.30 – 16.30
Friday: 8.30 – 15.30
Saturday: 8.30 – 16.30
Sunday & Monday: Closed

Clonmel Recycling Centre’s telephone number is 052 6172328.

Wallers' Lot Recycling Centre is located on the Clonmel Road in Cashel

Opening Hours:
The centre is closed from 12:30pm to 1:00pm for lunch.

Monday-Thursday: 8.30-16.30
Friday: 8.30-15.30
Saturday: 9.00-12.45
Sunday Closed

Recycling Charges – Wallers Lot

Product

2016 Charge (VAT included)

2017 Charge (VAT included)

Bag of refuse (for standard bag of waste, any bag over 15kg charge will be determined on site depending on quantity)

€4

€5

Bag of dry recyclables

€0.75

€1.00

Roll of 5 recycling bags

€1.00

€1.50

Bulky Item

€10

€12

Single Bed Mattress

€10

€12

Double Bed Mattress

€15

€18

Metal per Tonne

€38.59

€40

Garden Waste per Tonne

€95

€80

Plaster Board per Tonne

€95

€200

Car trailer of recyclables

€16

€18

Residual waste per tonne

€181.60

€200 per tonne

Loading residual waste per tonne

€10 per tonne

€12 per tonne

Loading dry recyclables

€60 per load (12 Tonnes)

€10 per tonne

Climate Change presents one of the greatest global threats to our generation and future generations. Ireland and Tipperary imports approximately 85-88% of its energy (mainly from fossil fuels). Tipperary County Council is committed to meeting this challenge by providing local solutions to global problems. This is achieved through:

County Development Plan and it’s supporting strategies & actions plans

  • Climate Change strategy
  • Renewable Energy strategy
  • Wind Energy Guidelines
  • Planning Guidelines
  • Support of communities and businesses through the Tipperary Energy Agency
  • Maximizing the retrofitting of Social Housing and acting as a catalyst for increased retrofit of private houses.

As a result of the above actions Tipperary County Council is significantly reducing its energy use and increasing its share of renewable energy. While a great deal has been achieved there is large amount to go to achieve our national target for renewable energy and carbon reduces.

Tipperary Couty Council aims to increase renewable electricity five-fold and renewable transport by twelve-fold in order to contribute to the national effort appropriately.

County Tipperary has increased its energy demand 37% from the period 1990 to 2011, representing a 1.5% overall average annual growth rate. In order to comply with EU and National energy efficiency targets Tipperary County Council is committed to the conversation of energy and reducing energy demand through:

  • Climate Change Strategy
  • County Development Plans
  • Adherence to Conversation of Energy Building Regulations
  • Green School Initiatives
  • Participation in Emissions Trading Schemes
  • Administration of Social Housing Upgrades
  • Public Water Scheme Conservation and Efficiency
  • Steering Committees

Tipperary County Council is making a positive contribution to the conservation of Energy and the general public have already benefit significantly from these energy efficiency activities:

  • 25 % Energy efficiency improvement since 2009
  • €1m savings of public money year on year
  • Money saved is directly invested into public services in Tipperary

The Council employs 2 full-time Dog Wardens to operate the Dog Warden Service. Dog pounds are provided at Gambonsfield, Kilsheelan and Knockalton, Nenagh.

Opening Hours

Gambonsfield, Kilsheelan -
Monday to Friday 9.30am to 10.30am
View on Map

Knockalton, Nenagh -
Monday 4pm to 5.30pm
Tuesday – Friday 9.00am to 10.30am

Please contact 0761-06-5000 to contact the Dog Wardens.

The Dog License Fee is €20.00 and €400.00 for a General Dog Licence. The lifetime Licence is €140.00. The Council will continue to vigorously enforce the provision of the Dogs Act during the coming year to ensure that Dog owners are aware of the licensing and other requirements of the Act.

Please see the Noise Control page for the Application Form to District Court re Noise from Barking Dogs
DOG CONTROL AND SHEEP WORRYING- TIPPERARY CO. CO. ENDORSES MINISTER ENGLISH’S STATEMENT RELEASED ON 9TH FEBRUARY, 2017

Control of Horses – Adoption of Bye-Laws

Notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council has adopted revised Bye-Laws in accordance with the Control of Horses, Act, 1996 to control the keeping , riding or driving of horses in a public place in the administrative area of Tipperary County Council including the five Municipal Districts.

Please refer to the link here under for details.

Under Sections 2 and 3 of the Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act 1964, the Council is entitled to serve Notice on property owners, where in the opinion of the Council a property is dangerous, requesting them to carry out remedial action to make the property safe. Failure to comply with the Notice can result in the matter being referred to the Courts.

Definition of a Dangerous Structure or Place

What is a dangerous structure?

The Local Government (Sanitary Services) Act, 1964 defines a dangerous structure as:

  1. Any building, wall or other structure of any kind or
  2. Any part of, or anything attached to a building, wall or other structures of any kind that, in the opinion of the sanitary authority in whose sanitary district it is situate, is or is likely to be dangerous to any person or property.

The Act imposes duties on the Local Authority to:

  • Maintain a Dangerous Structures Register.
  • Make the Register available for public inspection.
  • Serve a Notice on the owner/occupier specifying works to be carried out within a specified timescale

Regulations Regarding Dangerous Structures
There are specific regulations about dangerous structures. The local authority can direct that work (including the demolition of the structure and the clearing of the site) be carried out immediately if it considers it necessary. It may also require that all use of the dangerous structure be stopped. In certain cases, the local authority can direct the occupier of a dangerous structure to leave and remove all his or her property. This is done in the interests of the occupier's safety.

The owner is required by law to make sure your property does not contain any dangerous structures. If it does, he/she must take steps to remedy the situation. Otherwise, he/she is liable for prosecution by your local authority.

The Council is empowered to deal with structures or places which are a danger or likely to be a danger to the public.

In cases of emergency the Council is empowered to render such properties safe.
A notice may be served on the owner requiring works to be carried out to prevent the structure or place from being dangerous. The Council may also carry out such works itself, and recover the costs from the owner.

Comprehensive powers of enforcement can be exercised by this Section under the Local Government Acts. When Tipperary County Council becomes aware of any structure (or place) that is or is likely to become dangerous an Inspector from the Environment Section carries out an investigation, the ownership is established and the owner is written to. Appropriate action is then taken to eliminate the danger.

To report a dangerous Structure or Place:
If you have a query relating to a Dangerous Structure or place please contact the Environment Section.

By phone: 0761 065000
By email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

By Post: Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel.
In Person: At our offices in Nenagh and Clonmel

Derelict sites can have a detrimental impact on the social, economic, commercial and visual aspects on the surrounding neighbourhood. It is important that they are reported, investigated and rendered non-derelict.

Prevention & Control

The Derelict Sites Act requires that the owner and occupier of land ensure that the land or structures do not become or do not continue to be a derelict site.

The Act defines a Derelict Site as any land which detracts, or is likely to detract, to a material degree from the amenity, character or appearance of land in the neighbourhood of the land in question because of;

  • structures which are in a ruinous, derelict or dangerous condition, or
  • the neglected, unsightly or objectionable condition of the land or structures, or
  • the presence, deposit or collection of litter, rubbish, debris or waste.

The Act imposes duties on the Local Authority to:

  • Maintain a Derelict Sites Register.
  • Make the Register available for public inspection.
  • Serve a Notice on the owner/occupier specifying works to be carried out to prevent or stop dereliction.
  • Acquire by agreement or compulsorily any derelict site.
  • Impose an annual levy on any derelict site in an urban area, based on 3% of its valuation.

Reports of dereliction are investigated, the ownership is established and the owner is written to.

What the council does in relation to Derelict Sites

Following an inspection a report is prepared detailing:

  • Ownership
  • Location/Map of Site
  • Condition of the site/ photographs
  • List of works required
  • Recommendations
  1. A notice of intention under Section 8.2 of the Derelict Sites Act is posted to the owner, outlining the works required to render the site non Derelict, giving the owner 4 weeks to respond to the notice in writing or else the site will be placed on the Derelict Sites Register and made available for public viewing.
  2. Following this time period if no response has been received, the site is re-inspected, if none of the works have been completed then:

  3. A Notice under Section 8.7 of the Derelict Sites Act is posted to the owner informing them that the site has been placed on the register, this can be posted along with:
  4. A notice under Section 11 of the Derelict Sites Act, requiring the owner to carry out the works listed in the schedule in a specified time period or else face a financial penalty, a levy and/or a court summons. (see below)

What happens if your site is added to the Derelict Sites Register

If a site that you own is added to the Derelict Sites Register, Tipperary County Council has the authority to do the following:

  • We can demand that you restore your site to a non-derelict condition within a certain time period. You are normally given 6 weeks to complete such work. A financial penalty may be imposed if you fail to do so.
  • We can apply a financial penalty on you. This could amount to 3% of market value of your derelict site for every year it remains on the Derelict Sites Register.
  • We can purchase your property by agreement or by compulsory purchase order.
  • You will not be allowed sell or dispose of the property unless the works listed in the schedule have been carried out to the Councils satisfaction.

To report a Derelict Site:

If you have a query relating to a Derelict site please contact the Environment Section.

By phone: 0761 065000
By email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

By post: Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel.
In Person: At our offices in Nenagh and Clonmel

The Council employs two full-time Dog Wardens who are very proactive and operate from the Dog Pound in Kilsheelan and the Dog Control Unit in Knockalton, Nenagh. The Dog Wardens visit each area in the county during the year on a rota basis to check for unlicensed dogs and to ensure that dogs are kept under effective control. The Wardens also respond to any calls from the public in relation to stray or unwanted dogs. Dogs that are not reclaimed are available for rehoming at the following Animal Rescue Centres:

Animal Rescue Centres

What is a Septic Tank?

Septic tank wastes contain high levels of bacteria and other potential disease-causing organisms. They should only be handled by contractors with the correct equipment and facilities for their safe treatment and/ or disposal. A contractor emptying septic tanks is required to hold a waste collection permit. Householders are obliged to check in advance that the contractors they use have the required permits and they should retain the receipt as evidence of properly emptying their tank. The following is a list of contractors authorised to empty septic tanks and other treatment systems.
See List of Authorised Contractors list below.

There are approximately 28,500 domestic wastewater treatment systems (septic tanks and secondary treatment systems) in Tipperary. These systems treat the wastewater from toilets, showers, sinks, washing machines and dishwashers. Domestic wastewater contains many different pollutants such as pathogens like E coli and nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus. The systems need to be maintained correctly to ensure they don’t threaten human health or the environment.

For detailed guidance see: www.epa.ie/water/wastewater/guidance/

The Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 regulates wastewater discharges from homes connected to a domestic wastewater treatment system. Householders have a duty of care to ensure their treatment system is maintained properly and not causing a risk to human health or the environment. Local Authorities are inspecting DWWTS/septic tanks to check they are not causing problems.

Septic Tank Inspections
Tipperary County Council carry out a number of septic tank inspections annually, in accordance with the EPA’s National Inspection Plan.
For further information see: www.epa.ie/water/wastewater/nip/

Registration of DWWTS/ Septic Tanks
If you have a septic tank or similar treatment system, you must register its details with your local authority and pay a registration fee.

The general deadline for registration was 1 February 2013, but late registrations are still being accepted - see below. If you register after the deadline, you will not be eligible for any grant if your system is found to need remedial work - see ‘Grant Information' below.

New systems which have been installed or built after 1 February 2013 must be registered within 90 days of being connected. Replacements of previously registered systems do not have to be registered separately.

There are 3 ways to register your system:

  • Online at www.protectourwater.ie
  • By post: You can download a form (pdf). Forms are also available by calling LoCall 1890 800 800 for information.
    Cheques should be made payable to ‘Protect Our Water’ and posted to Protect our Water, PO Box 12204, Dublin 7.
  • Registration Forms are also available below.

Change of Ownership
To register a new owner of a DWWTS (for example, after the sale of a house) the new owner should contact Protect Our Water LoCall 1890 800 800 for information.

Grant Information – Septic tank improvements
Grants may be available for septic tanks or treatment systems that require remediation or upgrading.

Grants to Improve or Replace a Septic Tank
Grants are only available to householders who have been inspected by the Local Authority and have subsequently received an Advisory Notice.

Home Renovation Incentive
Householders who carry out improvement works to their septic tank may receive assistance under the Revenue scheme Home Renovation Incentive, for further information see http://www.revenue.ie/en/tax/it/reliefs/hri/index.html

PDF icon Septic Tank Registration Form [English].pdf PDF icon Septic Tank Registration Form [Irish].pdf PDF icon Septic Tank Grant Application Form & Guidance.pdf

Opening Hours:

Please Note: The site will open at 10:00 from Monday to Friday. Opening Times:

  • Monday – Thursday: 10:00 - 16:30. Closed for lunch 12:30 – 13:00.
  • Friday: 10:00 – 15:30. Closed for lunch 12:30 – 13:00.
  • Saturday: 09:00 – 12:45.
  • Sunday Closed



Charges at Donohill Civic Amenity Sites

Product

2017 Charge (VAT included)

Bag of refuse (for standard bag of waste, any bag over 15kg charge will be determined on site depending on quantity)

€5

Bag of dry recyclables

€1.00

Roll of 5 recycling bags

€1.50

Bulky Item

€12

Metal per Tonne

€40

Residual waste per tonne

€200 per tonne

Materials NOT Accepted
Tyres, Construction & Demolition Waste, Mattresses, Green Waste.

For Enquiries Please call the Customer Service Desk on 0761 065000.

Our drinking water comes from rivers, streams, borewells or underground aquifers located across the County and which can be interlinked and also can be fed from a wide catchment area and many different sources.

These drinking water sources are therefore at risk of contamination which can result in short term and\ or long term problems that are costly or even impossible to correct.
In order to make sure we have enough clean water for drinking and other uses, we need to protect sources by managing the influences on them. Source protection is one of the most effective and efficient means of protecting the safety of our water supply.

The Drinking Water Source Protection Plans have been prepared in accordance with the Department of Environment recommendations, Guidelines for the protection of drinking water supplies (LT14/92) and the Protection of drinking water supplies against contamination from Cryptosporidium (L7/98).

The European Union (End-Of-Life Vehicles) Regulations 2014 came into effect on 21 June 2014 and replace the 2006 End-Of-Life Vehicles Regulations. The main purpose of the Regulations is to assist Ireland achieve its national end-of-life vehicle reuse / recycling / recovery targets set under EU Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, and, places obligations on: economic operators, registered owners of vehicles, producers, owners or operators of authorised treatment facilities, etc. in order to facilitate the Directives’ implementation in Ireland.

Registered Vehicle Owner Obligations
Where the registered owner of a specified vehicle intends to discard that vehicle as waste; he, she or it shall deposit that vehicle at an authorised treatment facility (ATF), for appropriate treatment and recovery as an end-of-life vehicle.

From 1 January 2007 owners of intact end-of-life cars and vans can deposit them free-of-charge at authorised treatment facilities.
On depositing the vehicle at an ATF, the ATF owner or operator shall issue a Certificate of Destruction to the registered owner, an authorised person of a local authority or a member of An Garda Síochána.

An exception to the free take-back principle is provided where a vehicle is missing its essential components or where waste has been added to the vehicle.
The authorised treatment facilities in Tipperary, as of October 2014, are:

Name of Facility

Address

Tel No.

Waste Facility Permit No.

Donie Comerford

Ballybreda, Capparoe, Nenagh

067 – 25 224

WFP-TN-09-0001-01

Michael Bailey

Doonoor & Lisheenaleen, Dundrum Road, Tipperary Town

062 – 52 750

WFP-TS-10-0009-01

Michael Collins t/a Southern 4x4 Sales Ltd.

Garnavilla, Cahir

052 – 744 2040

WFP-TS-10-0008-01

Newport Motors

Clonbealy, Newport

061 – 378 361

WFP-TN-10-0003-01

Salvage Direct Southern Ireland (SDSI Ltd.)

Kilkeary, Nenagh

067 – 43 702

WFP-TN-11-0001-01

Frank Wyse

Clogheen Market, Clogheen

052 - 746 5239

WFP-TS-11-0004-01

MSM Recycling

Annagh, Birr

057 – 913 9098

WFP-TN-11-0003-02

Michael Bailey

Bansha West, Bansha

062 – 52 750

WFP-TS-11-0003-01

Donal Ryan Crash Repairs Ltd

Templederry, Nenagh

0504 - 52 212

WFP-TN-11-0004-02

Terry Nalor

Walshpark, Rathcabbin, Borrisokane

057-9139037

WFP-TN-12-0002-01

Michael Bailey

Mount Bruis, Kilross

062 – 52 750

WFP-TS-11-0005-02

Michael Doyle

Noan, Ballinure, Thurles

052 - 915 6780

WFP-TS-09-0085-02



Authorised Treatment Facility Obligations

Obligations are also imposed on all authorised treatment facilities to:
ensure that such facilities operate under a waste license, or as appropriate, a waste permit and meet the minimum technical requirements for the –

  • storage (including temporary storage) of end-of-life vehicles prior to their being the subject of appropriate treatment and recovery,
  • appropriate treatment and recovery of end-of-life vehicles,
  • storage of components containing fluids, recoverable components and spare parts.
  • keep records of the aggregate weight of materials for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal arising from end-of-life vehicles and report to local authorities on an annual basis.

From the 1st January 2007 and onwards, on the deposit of an end-of-life vehicle at an authorised treatment facility for appropriate treatment and recovery, the owner or operator of that facility shall

  • issue a Certificate of Destruction to the registered owner, an authorised person of a local authority or a member of An Garda Síochána and
  • all relevant information relating to that certificate of destruction shall be noted on the National Vehicle File.

No charge may be imposed by the authorised treatment facility on the registered owner of the end-of-life vehicle in respect of the Certificate of Destruction.

Producer Responsibilities

Obligations on producers, i.e. vehicle manufacturers and professional importers of both new and used vehicles, are:

  • To establish national collection systems for the recovery and treatment of end-of-life vehicles, that will provide free take-back for vehicles;
  • Register and report annually to each local authority;
  • To ensure that the materials and components of specified vehicles do not contain lead, mercury, cadmium or hexavalent chromium other than in cases specified in the Fourth Schedule of the regulations and that technical documentation must be made available by the producer to verify compliance with these requirements.
  • To compile and maintain appropriate documentation, and make documentation available,
  • Ensure component and material coding standards to facilitate the identification of those components and materials which are suitable for reuse and recovery.
  • Ensure dismantling information for each type of new specified vehicle put on the market in Ireland within six months of these vehicles being put on the market in Ireland.

Local Authority Responsibilities
Under the regulations, local authorities are responsible for the enforcement of all relevant provisions relating to the permitting of authorised treatment facilities, and where appropriate, producer responsibility provisions concerning the administration of the system of producer registration.

Further Information including car producer obligations is available on the Department of Environment website www.environ.ie

PDF icon FRM 0090 02 ELV Self complier Initial Registration form TCC.pdf PDF icon FRM 0091 02 ELV Self complier Renewal Registration form TCC.pdf

Environmental complaints arise from issues that pose a threat to the environment, a threat to health or an adverse impact on nature, amenity and lifestyle.

They come under a number of categories such as:

  • Air: Dust, Odour, Smoke
  • Derelict Sites
  • Dog Control: Stray dogs, Aggressive dogs
  • Litter: Abandoned Vehicles, Small Quantities of illegal dumping, Un-Authorised Signs/Advertising, Cars for Sale
  • Management/Infrastructure: Bottle/Banks, Landfill Sites, Recycling Centres
  • Noise: Dogs Barking, Industrial Activities, Domestic Disturbance
  • Veterinary: Dead Animals, Stray Animals (e.g. horses)
  • Waste Enforcement: Illegal Waste Collection, Illegal Waste Dumping (Large Quantities), Illegal Waste Storage, Non Disposal of Household Waste, Contravention of Environmental Regulations
  • Water: Agricultural Pollution, Domestic Pollution (Septic Tanks), Industrial Pollution, Water Pollution (Rivers, Streams or Drains)

Some areas, like wildlife and habitat protection, workplace health and safety, and public health are the responsibility of specific public bodies and not the Environment Section.

Please see the Environmental Protection Agency’s brochure "See Something, Say Something - How To Make An Environmental Complaint" attached below.

Steps to deal with a Complaint:

  1. Contact the Person or Business Directly

    Frequently, it is possible to resolve your concern through discussion by contacting the person that is causing the problem directly. If this is not possible refer to Step Two.
    If you do contact the person or business directly, decide beforehand what result you would like. Contact them and outline the issue that needs to be resolved, how you would like to see it resolved and come to an agreeable situation.

    Rather than go through this complaints process you have the option of bringing your own actions under many sections of environmental law especially under NOISE.

  2. Contact the Local Authority
    If the first step in the process has not produced a satisfactory result please:-
    • Contact 0761 06 5000 and provide the details of the problem.
    • Contact the National Environmental Complaints Line on a 24 hour basis at 1850 365 121.
  3. If the problem is from an EPA Licenced Facility
    If you’ve been dealing with an EPA licensed site and the problem has not been resolved then you should contact the EPA.
    The National Environmental Complaints Line on a 24 hour basis at 1850 365 121.

How to help us deal with your complaint:

  • DETAILS! Accurate and Comprehensive are essential - give as much detail as possible.
  • What specifically is the issue?
  • Where is the problem - ACCURATE DIRECTIONS assist with the officer finding the location.
  • Contact details: A contact number is really helpful to us to verify/clarify the location.
  • Who is the alleged offender(s) and / or what are the vehicle details.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I want to make a complaint and remain ANONYMOUS
  • Investigating anonymous complaints can be very difficult and time consuming.
    To properly deal with a complaint, we may need to be able to contact you for further information or assistance. You will be encouraged to give your name or at least a valid contact detail.
    Your name and contact details will be kept confidential should you request it. However, it is important to remember that a contact number for the inspecting officer is very helpful for investigating your issue and for updating you of the outcome.
    When you request that your name and contact details be kept confidential they will be withheld from any public file.
    Please note that information submitted to public bodies is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 and 2003.

  • How long will it take to deal with my Complaint?
  • A complaint is forwarded to an inspecting officer immediately after receiving it. The length of time it takes depends on the details furnished by you, the severity of the complaint and the resources available.

  • Do I need to be available as a Witness?
  • In some instances a court action may be taken to resolve an issue. You may be asked to act as a witness, the inspecting officer will advise you in this matter.

  • I made a complaint to the Local Authority and I am not satisfied?
  • In cases where a local authority has investigated your complaint and the problem persists, please endeavour to discuss this with the Environment Section. If you are still unsatisfied please contact the EPA. The EPA will then investigate the issue and resolve it where possible.

    It is important to note that the EPA will not become involved in investigating an issue that should be resolved by a local authority, until the relevant local authority has been given an opportunity to investigate and resolve the issue.

    To submit a complaint for the attention of Environment, please use the following form customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie.
    You can also call the Customer Service Desk at 0761 065000.

    Complaints can also be logged at Fix Your Street.

PDF icon Environmental Complaint Form FRM 0107 01.pdf PDF icon Noise and Barking Dogs Court Form.pdf PDF icon FRM 0127 01 Burning Statutory Notice Form TCC.pdf

What is the Regulatory Authority* required to do?
Produce and submit to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) an Environmental Inspection Plan (the RMCEI Plan) prior to 01st February of each year:

  • Carry out inspections of installations regulated by environmental legislation, and
  • Produce reports of those inspections.

What does R.M.C.E.I. mean?
R.M.C.E.I. = Recommended Minimum Criteria for Environmental Inspections
In 2001 the EU Parliament made a Recommendation that Member States provide a document of minimum criteria for Environmental Inspections.

Why?
To contribute to a more consistent implementation and enforcement of EU Environmental law.
All environmental inspections carried out by a local authority should be encompassed within the scope of the R.M.C.E.I. Plan to provide for consistency in regulation locally and nationally and for efficiency in staff management.

What is it?
The Environmental Inspection Plan is a document detailing:

  • the framework of environmental inspection targets to be undertaken in order to achieve environmental priorities and outcomes during the coming year, and
  • identifies the inspections undertaken and the achievement of environmental priorities and outcomes in the previous year, by monitoring the performance against the targets.

What must be in the Plan?

  • Define the time period and geographical area to which the plan relates;
  • Detail specific sites or types of installations covered by the plan;
  • Include a programme for routine environmental inspections;
  • Include procedures for dealing with complaints, accidents and incidents;
  • Develop procedures to coordinate actions with other Inspecting Authorities; and
  • Define a timeframe within which the plan must be reviewed.

Can I see the Environmental Inspection Plan for Tipperary?
Yes. Click on the links below to view the 2014 Plans for North and South Tipperary.
The first single Environmental Inspection Plan for County Tipperary will be developed from 2015 onwards.

If you have any queries in relation to this please contact the Environment Section by phone on 0761 06 5000 or email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

The Environment Section has a management function and responsibility for the following functions:

  • The provision of a Safe Place of work, Safe System of Work, Safe Plant & Equipment and competent persons in so far as is reasonable practicable.
  • The carrying out of duties in a manner that mitigates Environmental Consequences of activities that it has control or influence over.

The Environment Section endeavour to manage Environmental impacts as well as hazards and risks affecting personnel at operational activities and incidents.

The Environment Section is committed to the prevention of injury and ill health to its personnel and persons affected by all our activities by continually improving our occupational health & safety and Quality management system, which is accredited to OHSAS 18001:2007 & ISO 14001: 2004. This is achieved by setting of health and safety related objectives, measurement of the sections performance, taking measures to ensure compliance with legal requirements and compliance with national guidance applicable to the Environment Section.

Env Policy Link to the Env EHS Policy
Environment Section Safety Statement Link to Ancillary Safety Statement
The Environment Section is accredited for Quality under ISO 14001 and Health & Safety OHSAS 18001

Accidents and incidents
2016 2 Accidents and 1 near-miss
2017 0 to date

Energy conservation link http://www.tipperarycoco.ie/environment/conservation-energy

Waste Management (Management of Waste from the Extractive Industries) Regulations 2009.

These Regulations provide for measures and procedures to prevent or reduce as far as possible any adverse effects on the environment, in particular water, air, soil, fauna and flora and landscape, and any resultant risks to human health, brought about as a result of the management of waste from the extractive industries and transpose Directive 2006/21/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 on the management of waste from the extractive industries into Irish legislation.

Where an existing licence for a facility covered by these Regulations exists there is provision for avoidance of duplication by both the operators and competent authority.

The Main points of the regulations are the designation of:

  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the competent authority for the implementation of the Directive in respect of category A waste facilities-see Annex III of the Directive-essentially high risk facilities,
  • Local authorities in respect of non-category A facilities and Regulation 6-major accident prevention and information.
  • The Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources in respect of prospecting under the Minerals Development Acts 1940 to 1999.

There are effectively three types of facilities covered by these Regulations:

  1. Category A waste facilities. These are facilities presenting major risk or containing hazardous waste or dangerous substances above a certain threshold. These facilities will require an Extractive Waste Licence from the Environmental Protection Agency.
  2. Non-hazardous non-inert waste facilities. These facilities contain potentially dangerous waste material. The material is non-hazardous but it is also non-inert and so could represent a risk to the environment. This category would not contain just 'inert and unpolluted soils'. These facilities will, under the Regulations, require a permit from the local authority. The permitting regime is governed by Regulation 23(2).
  3. Non-polluting inert facilities. These are facilities that contain nothing else but 'inert and unpolluted soils' and pose effectively no environmental risk. These facilities are covered by paragraph 1 of Regulation 2(4), and do not require authorisation by way of licence or permit but have other requirements such as set out in Regulations 4 and 5-such as requirements to prepare a waste management plan.

Local authority responsibilities –non-category A facilities

Non-hazardous –non -inert waste facilities –waste facility permit required

It is possible that a very small number of sites exist which are non-hazardous non-inert and are non-Category A sites. In addition these may have existing waste facility permits at the date of commencement of the regulations –if so all such sites holding a current waste facility permit will be deemed to be in compliance with the Regulations but the waste facility is required to be registered by local authorities by 31 December 2010 and a new waste facility permit category will commence on 1 January 2011-see Regulations 1(3) and 23-in order to regulate such sites. Any such existing permits will require to be reviewed in compliance with these Regulations-this should be done in tandem with the coming into operation of the new permit category.

Guidance on this aspect will also issue early in 2010. Permitted facilities will be subject to inspection requirements-Regulation 16. For facilities which are currently in operation but which are not permitted or which come into operation after these Regulations are in operation local authorities will be required to permit them by 1January 2011-thus a lead in time is provided for such facilities to be regulated. Guidance on this will issue early in 2010.

External emergency planning
In addition certain aspects-in relation to external emergency planning -will remain with the local authority –as is the case currently -in relation to responses to major emergency management-see Regulation 6 (internal emergency planning is an operator responsibility).

Non-polluting inert facilities
Regarding non-category A non-polluting inert waste facilities, and for which local authorities will be responsible–primarily quarries and waste from peat extraction –there are no authorisation requirements but the following general requirements apply:

  • The operator of such facilities has the responsibility to ensure that waste from the facility is managed without risk to the environment (Regulation 4 (1))(This is also, of course, a requirement for the non-hazardous non-inert waste facilities). The local authority will be responsible for ensuring that the operator carries out this duty and also for prohibiting uncontrolled dumping of extractive waste,
  • The operator will be required to draw up a waste management plan for the minimisation, treatment, recovery and disposal of extractive waste-see Regulation 5. It is intended that guidance on this will also in 2010 so as to promote consistency in the type of plans, which will be expected from operators.

In addition, the following responsibilities rest with local authorities:

  • Local authorities are to classify facilities, which are non- EPA licensed facilities into either category A or non-category A facilities-Regulation 9. Operators have until 30 September 2010 to carry out a risk assessment of their facility in order to help the local authority to carry out their task-guidance on this aspect will also issue in early 2010. Besides Annex III of the Directive, detailed criteria by which this assessment may be made are contained in Commission Decision 2009/337/EEC a copy of which is also attached. Where the local authority has doubts concerning whether a facility is a category A facility or not they may refer to the Agency whose determination in the matter is final,
  • By 31 December 2010 local authorities are required to prepare and maintain a register of all extractive industries operating within its functional area and local authorities may use existing data compiled in their section 261 planning registers-Regulation 19. Around 1,400 quarries are currently registered in the planning register. Guidance on this aspect will also issue in early 2010-the Agency will prescribe the particulars to be entered and maintained in the register.
  • The question of extractive waste/ non-waste may arise in deliberations on the implications of the Regulations. If so, relevant ECJ jurisprudence in such matters –for example, Case C-194/05-paragraphs 30-44 and which lists the main cases including, for example, Case C-9/00 Palin Granit should be referred to “….storage (of surplus materials) at the place of extraction for an indefinite length of time to await possible use for site restoration “is to be regarded as a waste material.

    The Agency may be consulted if there are continuing concerns.

    Protect You, Your Family and Your Farm!
    After 4 years and 36 sites the Farm Hazardous Waste Collection Scheme, has been a successful initiative. This autumn there are 2 dates proposed for the collection service in Tipperary.

    25th October at Nenagh Mart 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    14th November at Cahir Mart 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    The following Materials can be deposited at the collection centres:

    Cost for Disposal:
    Waste Engine and Hydraulic Oil FREE
    Waste Electrical Equipment FREE
    All Batteries Tractor, Car, Fence and portable FREE
    Pesticides, Paints, Veterinary supplies
    Needles, Syringes, Corrosives, Creosote €2/Kg (excl VAT @ 13.5%)
    Empty Plastic and Metal Containers €4/kg (excl VAT @ 13.5%)

    For more information contact David Corbett Env. Section Tipperary County Council 076 106 5000

    Click here for details on the 2017 Collection

    The Farm Plastics Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 341 of 2001) came into effect on 23rd July 2001.

    The main purpose of the Regulations is designed to promote the collection and recovery of silage plastics waste.
    These Regulations revise and replace the 1997 Regulations and are designed to assist the improved recovery of waste farm plastics.

    What is the purpose of these Regulations?
    The Regulations are designed to assist the improved recovery of waste farm plastics and to control the illegal sale of unlevied plastics.
    The Regulations require producers and suppliers of farm film plastic to operate a deposit and refund scheme, to collect waste farm plastics, to takes steps for the recovery of such waste, to register with and provide information to local authorities and to provide information to purchasers. An exemption from these obligations is available to persons who participate in a waste recovery scheme operated by an approved body.

    What does this mean for me?

    If you are a Farmer
    There a number of options available to a farmer seeking to correctly dispose of farm plastics:

    Ensure that the waste is free from excess water and debris and that it is segregated i.e. that bale netting is bundled separately from bale plastic and pit covers. Plastic fertiliser bags to be bundled together and free from any dirt or residue of chemicals. Containers must be “triple rinsed” prior to disposal.

    • Avail of collection at the farm yard, or deliver the waste to a one day bring-centre, as arranged by Irish Farm Films Producers Group (IFFPG)
    • Deliver the waste directly to a waste facility
    • Arrange a collection at the farmyard by an authorised waste collector

    If you are a Producer/Manufacturer of Farm Film Plastic
    Producers (i.e. manufacturers and importers) of farm plastics must -

    • Register with, and submit relevant returns to, each local authority in whose functional area they provide farm plastics for sale;
    • Operate a deposit and refund scheme in respect of farm plastics that they place on the market at a rate of €254 per tonne, and
    • Collect the used farm plastics waste for recycling/recovery.

    If you are a Distributor/Supplier of Farm Film Plastic:
    Suppliers (i.e. wholesalers, retailers, traders or contractors) of farm plastics must -

    • Require purchasers of farm plastics to pay a refundable deposit, proportionate to the quantity of farm plastics purchased, at a rate of €254 per tonne;
    • Provide a written statement to purchasers outlining the arrangements for the collection of waste plastic after use and refunding of a deposit paid; and subject to exemption conditions, register with and submit relevant returns to each local authority in whose functional area they provide farm plastics for sale.

    What does this mean for collectors of waste?
    Waste collectors collecting Farm Plastic must be authorised in their collection permit to collect farm plastics and deliver it to an authorised waste facility.

    Who can collect farm plastic waste?
    There a number of options available to a farmer seeking to correctly dispose of farm plastics:

    • Irish Farm Films Producers Group (IFFPG)
    • Farm Relief Services
    • Arrange a collection at the farmyard by an Authorised waste collector, i.e. a Collector permitted to collect farm plastic waste as designated on their Waste Collection Permit.

    Irish Farm Films Producers Group (IFFPG) is a government approved scheme under the Farm Plastics Regulations 2001. IFFPG arrange the collection and recycling of farm plastics across the whole country, and charge a fee for this service. It is important to have your 6 digit bar code to avail of a reduced fee.
    You can request to have silage plastics collected from your farm on the Farm Plastics website or alternatively bring it to a bring-centre organised by IFFPG. Details and dates of bring centre collections can be found listed on the Farm Plastics website.

    IFFPG can be contacted as follows:
    Phone: 1890 3004444 or (01) 4089966
    Email: info@farmplastics.ie
    Website: http://www.farmplastics.ie/

    The Farm Relief Services (FRS) enterprise, facilitate the collection of Farm Plastics.
    The FRS collect all recyclable plastic: plastic spray cans, netting, fertiliser bags, plastic wrap and sheeting.

    FRS can be contacted at:
    Farm Relief Services,
    Carrigeen Ind Estate,
    Cahir,
    Co. Tipperary.
    Email: info@stippfrs.ie
    Tel: 052 7441598

    FRS Network
    Parkmore Office,
    Parkmore,
    Roscrea,
    Co. Tipperary.
    Email: frssouthmidlands@frsnetwork.com

    How much does it cost to collect?
    Discuss the fees with the collectors prior to arranging a collection.

    What are the benefits of separating my farm plastic waste?
    It is easier and faster to direct the plastics to the proper treatment routes if they are segregated. It reduces the risk of a Waste Collector refusing to accept the material.

    What happens to my farm plastic waste?
    It is cleaned and washed in an authorised facility, processed into recyclable plastic pellets that are used in the manufacture of various plastic products such as plastic fence posts, plastic furniture etc.

    What do I do with chemical waste containers?
    Chemical waste containers such as pesticide drums should be triple rinsed prior to recycling

    Here is a guide to dealing with chemical waste containers:
    http://www.pcs.agriculture.gov.ie/Docs/Good_Practice_Guide_for_empty_pes...

    How can I reduce my farm plastic waste?
    Recycle it as frequently as possible by participating in the Farm Plastic Collection Scheme.

    I have a query about the Farm Plastic Waste Regulations, who do I contact?
    Any queries/complaints in relation to the Regulations or farm plastic waste should be addressed to Customer Services Desk at customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

    What are the consequences of not managing farm plastic waste properly?
    A farmer runs the risk of causing an offence under the Regulations

    Each local authority is responsible for the enforcement of these Regulations.

    A person guilty of an offence under these Regulations is liable: (a) on summary conviction, to a class B fine (i.e. up to €4,000.00) or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or both, or, (b) on conviction on indictment, to a fine not exceeding €500,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or both.

    A farmer also runs the risk during a Department of Agriculture inspection of poor management of farm plastic

    Any queries in relation to the regulations should be addressed to;
    Customer Services Desk,
    Tipperary County Council,
    Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
    Co. Tipperary
    Tel: 0761065000

    Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

    The Irish Farm Film Producers Group are holding their annual Farm Plastics Collections for 2015:

    Tipperary North
    Newport Mart 11/12th May
    Ardcroney, Stone & Paving, Borrisokane 13th May
    Nenagh Mart 14/15th May
    Templemore Mart 18/19th May
    Borrisoleigh, Tipperary Co-op 20th May
    Thurles Mart 21/22nd May
    Roscrea, Riverstores (Old Bacon Factory), Castleholdings 25th May
    Drombane Co-op 26th May



    Tipperary South
    Clonmel Mart 20th April
    Rosegreen, Tipperary Race Way 21st April
    Laffinsbridge, Gleesons Quarries 22nd April
    Gortnahoe, Glanbia, Fennor 23rd April
    Golden, Gleeson Precast 24th April
    Carrick-on-Suir Mart 27th April
    Gouldscross, Tipperary Co-op 28th April
    Tipperary Town, Cappawhite Plant Hire, Davitt St 29th April
    Donohill, Gortdrum Mines 30th April/1st May
    Mullinahone, Bretts, Ballyvadlea 6th May
    Cahir Mart 7/8th May



    Cost of disposing of farm plastic is:
    €12 per half tonne of silage plastic once the IFFPG Code is shown. The Code can be obtained from where the farmer purchases the plastic.
    Without the Code the cost of disposal is €85 per half tonne

    Please Contact the IFFPG to ensure you have the proper paperwork with you when disposing of your Farm Plastic. The IFFPG can be contacted on: LoCall 1890 300 444 or 01 408 9966

    For More Information:
    Contact David Corbett Tipperary County Council Environment Section on 0761065000

    IFFPG FARM PLASTIC 2016 COLLECTION DATES and BRING CENTRE LOCATIONS

    TIPPERARY

    Day

    Date

    Location

    Mon

    11-Apr

    Gleeson's Concrete, Laffansbridge

    Tue

    12-Apr

    Glanbia, Rathbeg Gortnahoe

    Wed

    13-Apr

    Bretts, Ballyvadlea Mullinahone

    Thu

    14-Apr

    Tipperary Co-Op, Goolds Cross

    Fri

    15-Apr

    Gortdrum Mines, Donohill

    Sat

    16-Apr

    Gortdrum Mines, Donohill

    Wed

    20-Apr

    Gleeson's Precast, Golden

    Thu

    21-Apr

    Cahir Mart

    Fri

    22-Apr

    Cahir Mart

    Mon

    25-Apr

    Carrick-on-Suir Mart

    Tue

    26-Apr

    Clonmel Mart

    Wed

    27-Apr

    Tipperary Race Way, Rosegreen

    Thu

    28-Apr

    Thurles Mart

    Fri

    29-Apr

    Thurles Mart

    Tue

    03-May

    Roscrea River Stores (Old Bacon Yard)

    Wed

    04-May

    Roscrea River Stores (Old Bacon Yard)

    Thu

    05-May

    Drombane Co-Op

    Fri

    06-May

    Tipperary Co-Op, Borrisoleigh

    Mon

    09-May

    Templemore Mart

    Tue

    10-May

    Templemore Mart

    Wed

    11-May

    Spillane Sand and Gravel Ardcroney

    Thu

    12-May

    Nenagh Mart

    Fri

    13-May

    Nenagh Mart

    Mon

    16-May

    Newport Mart

    Tue

    17-May

    Newport Mart



    http://www.farmplastics.ie/bring-centre-calendar/

    Collection Charges – IFFPG Bring Centre (Locations Listed above)
    Prices for collecting silage plastic will be €15 per half tonne.
    It is very important that farmers provide the 6 digit label code (obtained at the point of purchase) at the above bring-centres or when booking a farm collection, as this entitles them to significantly reduced collection fees.



    Bring-Centre Fee Structure in 2016

    With Code

    Without Code

    Half-tonne plastic (approx 250 wraps, 3 covers)

    €15

    85

    Non-Silage Plastics Collection Charges (per half tonne bulk fertiliser bag) 2016



    Plastic type

    Charge per half tonne bag

    Large fertiliser & feed bags

    €15

    Small fertiliser & feed bags

    €15

    Drums

    €15

    Netting & twine

    €15



    What you can Recycle at the above Bring Centres
    You can recycle the following farm plastics at the IFFPG bring-centre locations:
    - Silage wrap & sheeting
    - Large fertilise & feed bags (liners removed)
    - Small fertiliser & feed bags
    - Drums (triple rinsed)
    - Netting & twine

    In general the Planning Section publishes information on Flooding Risk Management.
    Please follow the link below for more information.

    Commercial Food Waste Regulations

    In order to implement the EU Landfill Directive the Waste Management (Food Waste) Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009) came into effect on:

    • 1st July 2010, for premises that produce greater than 50kg of food waste per week, and
    • 1st July 2011, for premises that produce less than 50kg of food waste per week, subject to the submission of a written declaration to the local authority, by 1st July 2010.

    The derogation for premises that produce less than 50kg of food waste per week has now lapsed and consequently all Scheduled premises are now required to comply with the Commercial Food Waste Regulations.

    What do the Regulations mean for my business?

    Each specified premises is not allowed to dispose of food waste to landfill instead:

    • All food waste arising on the premises will be need to be segregated and kept separate from other waste and contamination,
    • Such segregated food waste will have to be treated in an authorised treatment process either:
      1. On site or
      2. Collected by an authorised collector the waste collector should be authorised to collect catering waste EWC code 20 01 08
      3. Brought by the producer to an authorised facility.

      Note: If a Producer composts on site or transfers food waste directly to an authorised facility all reasonable steps shall be taken to minimise the creation of odours and nuisance.

    Specified Premises include (Refer to Schedule 1 of the Commercial Food Waste Regulations for full details):

    • Premises that supply hot food for eating on or off the premises, including where this is just subsidiary activity
    • Pubs where food is supplied
    • Premises where food is supplied to employees
    • Hotels guest houses and hostels with >4 guest bedrooms
    • Shops or supermarkets selling food including sandwiches or hot food including where this is just a subsidiary activity
    • Restaurants cafes bistros wine bars etc where food is prepared on the premises
    • Hospitals nursing homes etc where food is prepare on the premises
    • Schools colleges, higher level institutions training centres etc where food is prepared on the premises
    • State buildings where food is prepared on the premises, including barracks, government departments, local authorities, etc.

    In addition organisers of trade shows, exhibitions and events where food is supplied must prepare Food Waste Management Plan(s) before and Food Waste Management Implementation Report(s) after the events on their provisions made and implemented in order to comply with these Regulations.

    Further information is available on www.foodwaste.ie.

    The Council held two Information Sessions for businesses explaining the Commercial Food Waste Regulations in July 2010. You can access the presentations and information that was distributed on the day by clicking on the links below.

    If you require any further information in relation to the Commercial Food Waste Regulations please contact us at customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie or on 0761 06 5000.

    PDF icon FRM 0122 01 Food WM Plan.pdf PDF icon FRM 0123 01 Food WM Implementation Report.pdf

    Requirements of the Household Food Waste and Bio-Waste Regulations

    The Household Food Waste and Bio-Waste Regulations were introduced on 01st July 2013, and are subject to amendment from time to time. The European Union (Household Food Waste and Bio-Waste) Regulations, 2015, (S.I. No. 430 of 2015) came into effect on 14th October 2015.
    These regulations may be subject to amendment from time to time.

    These regulations impose obligations on Householders living in specified areas to:

    • segregate household food waste and keep it separate from other non-biodegradable waste, and have it separately collected by an authorised waste collector, and
    • prohibit the disposal of food waste in the residual waste collection (the black bin).

    Householders may alternatively:

    • Compost the food waste at home, or
    • Bring the food waste to authorised treatment centres, for recovery in an environmentally acceptable way, such as civic amenity sites, anaerobic digestion sites or for incineration.

    These regulations impose obligations on Waste Collectors to:

    • provide a separate collection service for food waste from households for population agglomerations in accordance with the specified time schedule (see below),
    • include in its separate food waste collection service the direct provision of an approved reusable waste receptacle to the address of each household customer,
    • collect at least once a fortnight, or more frequently where necessary, and
    • transfer the food waste collected to an authorised facility for the purposes of an authorised treatment process.

    Time Schedule for population agglomerations (areas) subject to these Regulations

    If you live in Clonmel town and Environs, from the 01st July 2014, you must segregate your food waste and keep it separate from other waste streams.

    If you live in Ballina, Cahir, Carrick-On-Suir, Cashel, Fethard, Nenagh, Newport, Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles, Tipperary Town, and their Environs, and, the Environs of Birr in Co. Tipperary from the 01st July 2015, you must segregate your food waste and keep it separate from other waste streams.

    If you live in Ardfinnan, Ballyclerahan, Borrisokane, Borrisoleigh, Cloughjordan, Holycross, Killenaule, Kilsheelan, Two-Mile-Borris, and their Environs, from the 01st July 2016, you must segregate your food waste and keep it separate from other waste streams.

    Purpose of the Household Food Waste and Bio-Waste Regulations
    The purpose of these regulations is to promote the segregation and recovery of household food waste and in doing so meet Irelands EU Landfill Directive and EU Waste Directive obligations on the protection of the environment, waste hierarchy, etc., and, National Policy.

    Ireland has objectives under the Landfill Directive 99/31/EC to divert biodegradable waste away from landfills; by 2016 we must have reduced our biodegradable waste to landfill to 35% of the biodegradable municipal waste produced in 1995. Failure to meet our targets will result in stiff penalties from the European Union.

    The introduction of the Household Food Waste and Bio-Waste regulations as well as the (Commercial) Food Waste Regulations 2009 (S.I. No. 508 of 2009) will enable us to meet these targets.

    Brown Bin Education Programme for Ireland
    The Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and Cré have co funded the development of a national household brown bin education programme.

    The national education programme consists of:

    • a website (www.brownbin.ie);
    • cartoon how to use the brown bin;
    • a set of frequently asked questions (FAQs);
    • electronic standardised instruction leaflets on using the brown bin;
    • electronic designed pop up banner; and
    • electronic contamination tags.

    In general, there are 3 types of food waste thrown out:
    • 60% is avoidable food waste,
    • 20% is potentially avoidable food waste, and
    • 20% is unavoidable food waste.
    This means there is potential for you to reduce your food waste by up to 80%. For more information on food waste prevention please visit the web site www.stopfoodwaste.ie

    The instruction leaflets and contamination tags are available electronically to enable waste collectors and local authorities add their own branding and print them.
    See http://www.cre.ie/web/brown-bin-leaflets/

    Instruction Leaflets - are provided to householders when they get with the brown bin and explains on how to use the brown bin.
    Teasers Leaflets – which is typically sent to householders a few weeks before they get their brown bin from their collector

    Tips and ideas on a greener way to do it yourself, recently launched by Joanne Condon of Kyle Lane, Clonmel.
    Please read full brochure attached.

    If you live in a town with a population of 1500 or more you are entitled to a brown bin from your waste contractor.

    If you have a brown bin you should use it to segregate all food waste - cooked or raw.

    Your brown bin waste is processed at a specialist site to make high quality compost or biogas for use in Ireland.

    What is hazardous waste?

    Substances or objects that are discarded, intended or required to be discarded and that display some of the following properties: corrosive, explosive, irritant, flammable, toxic, etc.; may be termed Hazardous Waste.

    Hazardous waste may not be disposed of in household waste.

    Do I have hazardous waste at home?
    When you intend to or have to discard a substance or object from your home that is corrosive, explosive, irritant, flammable, toxic, etc., or, for example, a container that contained such substances, then you must dispose of it as a hazardous waste.

    Some common items displaying hazardous properties that may be found in the home or in your garage are:

    • Adhesives / Glues / Resins / Sealants
    • Aerosols
    • Batteries - lead acid, nickel cadmium (Ni-Cd), etc.
    • Bleach / Cleaning agents - metal cleaners, drain cleaners, oven cleaners
    • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
    • Energy-saving light bulbs / Fluorescent tubes / Thermometers (mercury)
    • Freezers / Fridges
    • Fungicides / Herbicides / Pesticides - weed & insect killers
    • Inks / Printer cartridges, ribbons & toners
    • Waste Medicines (expired / unwanted / etc.)
    • Engine Oil, gear and lubricating oils / Anti-freeze
    • Paints / Paint thinners / Varnishes / Solvents
    • Photographic chemicals
    • Poisons
    • Polishes
    • etc.

    Where can I dispose my household hazardous waste?
    Many, but not all, household hazardous wastes can be taken to your nearest civic amenity site (at Cashel, Clonmel, Donohill, Nenagh or Roscrea) for a small charge, or, for free if they are electrical or electronic equipment.

    Where can I dispose hazardous waste that is not accepted at a civic amenity site?
    You will need to contact a specialist waste contractor to remove or collect the waste. Your chosen waste collector must be authorised to collect the hazardous waste and can give you a Waste Transfer Form (WTF) confirming the removal of the hazardous waste. The WTF is a mandatory consignment document used for tracking and controlling the movement of hazardous waste exclusively within Ireland and is used to ensure that the consignment is delivered to an authorised facility.

    There is asbestos on my property, what should I do?
    If you think you have come across asbestos in your home or office or you suspect a material contains asbestos, don't take any chances. Seek expert advice from Health and Safety Authority (http://www.hsa.ie) or asbestos monitoring/surveying companies, which are listed in the Classified Telephone Directory. A specialist contractor should be engaged to carry out work on asbestos products or to demolish buildings containing asbestos products, particularly those that are worn or damaged. In the case of asbestos products where the fibres are tightly bound (for example, in asbestos cement roofs), and the material is in good condition, specialist asbestos removal contractors may not always be necessary.

    I have observed what I think is asbestos material dumped illegally who deals with this?
    Contact Environment Section and they will investigate.

    Do the Council’s own any facilities take in asbestos?
    None of Tipperary County Councils facilities accept asbestos waste.

    Where can I safely dispose of hazardous waste?
    Specialist hazardous waste contractors and collectors should be engaged to safely manage and dispose of hazardous waste. A list of authorised waste collectors is available on the National Waste Collection Permit Office web site at www.nwcpo.ie

    Where can I get a Waste Transfer Form (WTF)?
    You need to register with Dublin City Council at https://wrms.dublincity.ie/wrms/frontoffice/ and, following approval; you may create a Waste Transfer Form (WTF). The WTF administration system requires consignors to purchase and fill in forms online. A Carrier or Consignee may download a WTF on behalf of a Waste Producer.

    The WTF incurs a charge of €6 per form and may only be completed on the TFS Office’s online system, which discontinues the requirement to use the old paper based system, formerly the C1 Form – Consignment Note.

    Dublin City Council, through its National TFS Office, is the national authority for the administration of hazardous waste movements exclusively within Ireland, designated under the European Communities (Shipments of Hazardous Waste Exclusively within Ireland) Regulations 2011.

    The Regulations apply to the collection, transport and transfer of hazardous waste exclusively within Ireland and set out the duties and responsibilities of producers, consignors, carriers, collectors, holders and consignees in such matters.

    • Carrier: Means a person who undertakes the movement of waste, other than a Consignor, and includes a representative of that person.
    • Consignee: Means the person or undertaking or authorised facility to whom or to which the waste is shipped for recovery or disposal.
    • Consignor: Means a producer or holder of waste who causes such waste to be moved from the premises at which it is being held, and includes a representative of that person.
    • Waste Holder: Means the waste producer or the natural or legal person who is in possession of the waste.
    • Waste Producer: Means anyone whose activities produce waste (original waste producer) or anyone who carries out pre-processing, mixing or other operations resulting in a change in the nature or composition of this waste.

    Further information is available from Dublin City Council at www.dublincity.ie/WaterWasteEnvironment/Waste/National_TFS_Office/Pages/...

    Disclaimer These Frequently Asked Questions do not purport to be a legal interpretation. Tipperary County Council will not accept any responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage occasioned, or claimed to have been occasioned, in part or in full, as a consequence of any person acting, or refraining from acting, as a result of a matter contained in these Frequently Asked Questions

    Lough Derg

    Tipperary Co. Co. monitors water quality at the following locations: Terryglass, Skehana, Dromineer, Youghal Quay and Castlelough. The HSE carries out the monitoring for Tipperary Co. Co. every month from May to October.

    Algal Blooms

    Algal blooms on Lough Derg are caused by Blue/green algae, also known as cyanobacteria.

    Blue/green algae occur when there is the right combination of temperature, light, nutrients, wind speed and direction. They appear as bright green algae in the water column and on the surface of the water and can resemble paint in and on the water. Blue/green algae can cause skin irritations when people come in contact with the toxins produced by the algae and swimmers are advised to shower after swimming.

    The toxins produced by the Blue/green algae can be fatal if ingested by dogs. To avoid dogs drinking the lake water during the summer month’s, dog owners are advised to bring drinking water for their dogs with them. Dogs should be given a drink before the dogs come in contact with the water.

    The Litter Pollution Act, 1997, as amended by the Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 and the Protection of the Environment Act 2003, introduced strong penalties in Ireland to help combat the problems of litter pollution more effectively.

    The definition of 'litter' under this legislation is quite wide and extends from casual pieces of paper or cigarette ends to anything large or small that is, or is likely to become, unsightly.
    Your local authority is responsible for implementing the litter laws in your area. This means it is responsible for the prevention and control of litter and has the power to take enforcement action against people who contravene these laws.

    Your local authority is responsible for keeping public places that are under its control, (including public roads), clear of litter as far as is practicably possible. This includes the arrangement of cleansing programmes and the provision and emptying of litter bins.

    Each local authority is obliged to prepare a litter management plan for its own area. This plan sets out the local authority's objectives to prevent and control litter as well as measures to encourage public awareness of litter. The plan must also set out the measures and arrangements by which the authority intends to achieve its objectives. In preparing a litter management plan, the local authority is obliged to consult with local community and voluntary interests before a plan is adopted by the council members.

    Fines for littering
    Leaving or throwing litter in a public place is an offence that can be subject to an on-the-spot fine of €150 or a maximum fine of €4,000 if you are convicted of a litter offence in the District Court. Where an offence continues after conviction, the person concerned is guilty of a further offence and liable to a fine not exceeding €600 for each day during which the contravention continues.

    The Protection of the Environment Act 2003 introduced conviction on indictment and carries a maximum fine not exceeding €130,000 and a fine not exceeding €10,000 per day for continuing offences.
    You can be issued with an on-the-spot fine by a litter warden appointed by your local authority or by a member of the Gardai. If you are convicted of a litter offence, you may also be required by the court to pay the local authority's costs and expenses investigating the offence and incurred in bringing the prosecution.

    Litter and public places
    If you either own or are responsible for a place to which the public has access (e.g. places like a school grounds, public park, transport stations or the precincts of a shopping centre), you are obliged by law to keep the place litter-free, regardless of how the litter got there.

    Litter and private property
    The owner or occupier of property that can be seen from a public place, is also obliged to keep the property free of litter. This means that any outdoor area on your property visible from a public place must be kept free of litter. Failure to keep your property free of litter can result in a fine or prosecution by your local authority.

    Local authorities and litter blackspots
    Where litter has accumulated on property for any reason and this litter is visible from a public place, the local authority can issue a notice to the owner or occupier requiring the prompt removal of the litter. Such a notice can also set down precautionary measures to be put in place to prevent a reoccurrence. If a property owner or occupier fails or refuses to do everything that has been requested, the local authority has the power to do whatever is necessary itself and require the owner or occupier to pay all of the costs involved.

    Litter control at major events
    The promoters or organisers of major events (i.e. social and sporting events) are required to ensure that they have litter control measures in place at the venue and in the surrounding vicinity before, during and after the event.

    Mobile Food Outlets
    Operators of mobile food outlets selling fast food or beverages or other outlets such as those selling farm produce are obliged to provide suitable litter bins in the vicinity of their outlets. Also, they must clean up any litter arising from the operation of their outlets within a radius of 100 metres of their outlet.

    Illegal dumping
    The litter laws have increased the powers of your local authority to combat the problem of illegal dumping of refuse and rubbish. If you see someone dumping illegally, you should report the matter to your local authority who will investigate and take any necessary enforcement action.

    Information that you give can be treated confidentially although you are encouraged to give your contact details as authorities may wish to follow-up with you in relation to the investigation of illegal dumping.

    If your local authority finds material that is illegally dumped and establishes the identity of the owner of the material, that person will have a case to answer without necessarily having to be caught in the act. In addition, extra powers are also available to your local authority to require a householder or business operator to indicate how and where they are disposing of their waste. This is particularly relevant if the householder or business owner is not availing of a refuse collection service or is not bringing their waste to an authorised disposal facility.

    Dog fouling
    Dog owners must now remove their pets' waste from public places and dispose of it in a proper manner.

    This obligation applies to the following places:

    • Public roads and footpaths
    • Areas around shopping centres
    • School/sports grounds
    • Beaches
    • The immediate area surrounding another person's house.

    Posters and signs
    The law forbids the putting up of posters/signs on poles or other structures in public places unless you have the written permission of the owner of the pole or other structure in advance of putting up the posters/signs and requires that an article or advertisement must carry the name and address of the person:

    • Who is promoting or arranging the meeting or event being advertised, or
    • In any other case, on whose behalf the article or advertisement is being exhibited.

    Following an election, a party/candidate must remove posters within a seven day period. After that date, an on-the-spot fine of €150 is issued by the local authority in respect of each offence. Your local authority will remove the poster and issue a fine. If a party/candidate has been issued with a fine and refuses to pay, they can be prosecuted.

    The maximum penalty on summary conviction for non-payment of the fine is €4,000.

    Advertising Flyers
    The placing of advertising leaflets on car windscreens is illegal. If you are proposing to distribute advertising leaflets in the street, you should first check with the local authority to see if they have introduced any local litter restrictions, which they are entitled to do.

    Presenting Your Refuse for Collection
    Taking a few small precautions in the way you present your refuse for collection will help enormously in preventing the creation of litter. If you are not already using a wheelie-bin or ordinary refuse bin, you should use strong plastic bags and avoid using lightweight supermarket type bags. You should put out refuse for collection on the morning of the collection and not on the day or night before. The longer it is left out for collection, the more likely it is to attract the unwanted attention of dogs, cats, birds or rodents. It is an offence to dispose of your household refuse in street litter bins. If you do so, you will face prosecution by your local authority.

    Rates
    You will be charged an on-the-spot fine of €150 for leaving or throwing litter in a public place. There is a maximum fine of €4,000 if you are convicted of a litter offence in the District Court

    Who to Contact
    For information about the litter policies in your area, including information on your duties and obligations, maximum fines and penalties, contact 0761 06 5000

    Tipperary County Council continues to enforce litter legislation under the Litter Pollution Act, 1997. The aim of our Litter Wardens is to increase enforcement and ensure greater compliance with the legislation. This cannot be done without the continuing support of the local community.

    The litter wardens work closely with the Council’s Waste Enforcement team who enforce waste issues under the Waste Management Act 1996 and the Protection of the Environment Act 2003.
    To report any littering or illegal dumping, please contact the Customer Service Desk at 0761 065000 or use the following form customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie.

    For any serious cases of illegal dumping, you can phone the EPA 24 hour phone service on lo-call 1850 365 121.

    In Ireland we have a serious litter problem nationally and locally, which needs to be addressed urgently. Protection of the environment is a real concern and perhaps the biggest challenge facing Tipperary County Council is that of how to motivate the public into action against litter. Litter Pollution is a major threat to the quality of County Tipperary and Ireland’s environment.

    Tipperary County Council acknowledges the primary management and enforcement responses to the litter problem must come from the Council. However, responsible practices and actions by the business community and the general public are also necessary to end the blight of litter pollution in Tipperary.

    It is acknowledged that this challenge is best addressed by a partnership approach involving all key stakeholders in society (general public, schools, businesses, etc.) in raising awareness of litter and its effects, as well as reviewing and enhancing where necessary the local authorities’ own role in litter prevention and control. To this end and in line with the Litter Pollution Act 1997 there are currently two Litter Management Plans for the County. We will develop a new Litter Management Plan for the County for adoption once the existing plans expire.

    The Plans recognise that the problem of litter will not be eradicated unless every sector of society takes responsibility for its share of the solution. We need to recognise as a society that litter is not the sole responsibility of the local authorities, and that cleansing alone is not the most cost-effective or sustainable, long-term solution. There is an undoubted need for a major change in public attitudes, such that littering, whether carried out by individuals or by commercial premises, is viewed as an anti-social and uncivil act. This change of attitude needs to be complemented by a consistent and high-profile enforcement policy by the Local Authority so that fines and prosecutions are utilised to their full extent.

    This Litter Management Plans, for the prevention and control of litter, sets out to achieve quantifiable improvements in the prevention of litter in Tipperary. It is intended that all measures to be undertaken are realistic and measurable.

    It sets out specific objectives for the following:

    1. Public awareness, participation and education.
    2. Prevention
    3. Enforcement and control of litter

    The Plan will lead to continual improvement in the eradication of litter pollution throughout the county.

    To this end Tipperary County Council actively monitors litter pollution levels through participation in the National Litter Pollution Monitoring System (NLPMS) which is overseen by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government.

    If you have any queries in relation to this please contact the Environment Section by phone on 0761 06 5000 or email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

    Environmental Awareness: Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable?
    If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2016. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, nonprofit
    environmental projects at local level.

    Does Your Project Qualify?
    Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation, climate change, air and
    sustainable development.

    A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions. Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at www.environ.ie/en/Environment/LocalAgenda21.

    How to Apply
    Applications are made directly to Tipperary County Council,
    Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co Tipperary, application forms and contact details are available below or by calling 0761-065-000

    Applications must be made to your local authority no later than 5pm, 17th June 2016

    (Thumbnail image by Joe Ormonde)

    PDF icon LA21 Application Form 2016.pdf

    Environmental Awareness:
    Do you have a project or initiative that could help to increase awareness of environmental issues locally, or that could help your community to become more sustainable?

    If so, you may qualify for financial assistance from the Local Agenda 21 (LA21) Environmental Partnership Fund 2017. This Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit
    environmental projects at local level.

    Does Your Project Qualify?.
    Projects should focus on environmental awareness and actions which complement national environmental policies such as those on waste, biodiversity, water conservation and climate change.

    A wide variety of projects and schemes have been supported under the Fund in previous years, including community gardens and allotments, compost schemes, rainwater harvesting, biodiversity projects, waste reduction initiatives, educational initiatives and environmental exhibitions.

    Lists of previously funded projects can be viewed online at: http://dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/environment/topics/environmental-protectionand...

    How to Apply:.
    Applications are made directly to Tipperary County Council. Further information, application forms (in both Irish and English) and contact details for your local authority are available online at
    www.dccae.gov.ie or at www.tipperarycoco.ie

    Applications must be made to Tipperary County Council no later than 5pm, 23 June 2017.

    For general information on the Scheme please contact Helen Cahill, Environment Section, Tipperary County Council on 0761-065-000

    PDF icon LA21 Application Form 2017.pdf

    Tá cosaint an chomhshaoil ar fud Thiobraid Árann mar fhreagracht ar an Rannóg Comhshaoil.

    Cuimsíonn sé sin reachtaíocht chomhshaoil a chur i bhfeidhm i réimsí bainistíochta dramhaíola agus rialaithe ar thruailliú.

    Cuimsíonn sé freisin ionaid athchúrsála agus ionaid 'fág anseo' a sholáthar sa chontae. Tá an stiúrthóireacht freagrach freisin as an timpeallacht áitiúil a fheabhsú, agus cuireann sé inbhuanaitheacht chun cinn trí thionscnaimh feasachta comhshaoil.

    FIXED PENALTY NOTICES to be introduced in 2015!!

    Under the WEEE Regulations from July 2014, retailers are obliged to accept back WEEE from customers free of charge, the Regulations were extended to include Batteries.
    Retailers that sell batteries are now obliged to provide battery collection points for their customers free of charge without the customer having to purchase batteries.

    Examples of items that come under the WEEE regulations include:

    • Large and small household appliances – (e.g. washing machines, toasters)
    • Computers, Mobile Phones
    • Lighting equipment – (e.g. lamps)
    • Electrical and electronic tools – (e.g. drills)
    • Toys, leisure and sports equipment – (e.g. Electric Train sets)
    • Medical devices (with the exception of all implanted and infected products)- (e.g. electronic thermometers)
    • Batteries

    Each Retailer must:

    • Register with WEEE Ireland or with their local authority.

    To register with WEEE Ireland is FREE and once-off registration. To Register with WEEE Ireland please click this link: www.weeireland.ie

    To register with Tipperary County Council, there is an annual fee of €200 per premises.
    The application form can be downloaded Here.

    If you have any queries or you require further information please contact:

    Customer Services Desk,
    Tipperary County Council,
    Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
    Co. Tipperary
    Tel: 0761065000
    Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

    PDF icon WEEE Retailer-Distributor Registration Form.pdf

    Nenagh Recycling Centre
    Machinery Yard,
    Limerick Rd,
    Nenagh
    Tel: 0761 06 5000

    Opening Hours:
    Tuesday –Friday 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
    Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm

    Materials accepted (all free of charge):

    • Newspaper/Magazines(dry)
    • Books (Remove hard covers)
    • Cardboard (dry)
    • Glass bottles
    • Plastic bottles (PET - e.g. Drinks bottles; HDPE e.g. Milk/detergent bottles)
    • Drink Cans including clean and foil food trays
    • Food tins (Rinsed out)
    • Biscuit tins
    • Textiles
    • Tetra Pak cartons (milk/soup/juice etc)
    • Batteries - (Car batteries & small household batteries)
    • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
    • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
    • Metal

    Noise Regulations 1994 (S.I. 179) implemented Section 108 of the EPA Act 1992, and was designed to simplify and strengthen the procedures for dealing with noise nuisance.

    These regulations allow any person to make a complaint to the District Court “where any noise is so loud, so continuous, so repeated, of such duration or pitch or occurring at such times as to give reasonable cause or annoyance to a person in any premises in the neighbourhood, or to a person lawfully using any public place”.

    If you are being aggrieved by a noise nuisance (e.g. loud music in a neighbouring house at unsociable hours etc.), then you can have the matter referred for hearing by a judge in the District Court.

    If pursuing a noise complaint in this manner contact the District Court Offices in Clonmel or Nenagh (see below*) and inform the District Court Clerk that you want to pursue a noise complaint under the EPA Noise Regulations 1994.

    The District Court Offices contact details:

    • Clonmel: District Court Office, Courthouse, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
      Tel 052-6129220
      Email: ClonmelDC@Courts.ie
    • Nenagh: District Court Office, The Courthouse, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary
      Tel: 067-31319
      Email: nenaghDC@courts.ie

    On being contacted by a complainant the District Court Offices will:

    1. Take the complaint details.
    2. Arrange for the necessary paper work to be taken care of (there is a small fee charged of approx €7, confirm with District Court Clerk).
    3. Inform both the complainant and the person or body making the noise, of the date, time and location of the court hearing.
    4. On the appointed court date:

    • The judge will hear both sides of the case, and decide on appropriate measures to be taken (impose court order etc.).
    • There is no requirement to be represented in Court by a solicitor.
    • Where the court finds in favour of the complainant it can order the person or body making the noise to reduce it to a specific level, to limit it e.g. to specified times, or to stop it altogether.

    Pursuing a Noise Complaint:
    If you wish to make a complaint about noise or other nuisance to Tipperary County Council please click this link to access the complaint form

    Barking dogs:
    Excessive dog barking that causes a nuisance is an offence. The District Court can make an order requiring the reduction of excessive barking by a dog, can limit the number of dogs that can be kept on a premises or can direct that a dog be delivered to a dog warden as an unwanted dog.

    You can make a complaint about excessive barking to the District Court. Before you do this, you must first inform the dog owner of your intention by completing the Notice of Intention Form below.

    Other Information:
    The EPA website has comprehensive information on Noise issues and how to deal with various noise related problems.

    The Department of the Environment has issued a self-explanatory leaflet entitled ‘A Guide to the Noise Regulations’ which outlines the steps to be taken where a person is experiencing nuisance caused by noise.

    PDF icon Application Form to District Court re Noise from Barking Dogs.pdf PDF icon Noise Log Record Form.pdf PDF icon Noise Nuisance - District Court Form blank.pdf PDF icon District Court Notice of Intention re Noise from Barking Dogs.pdf

    The Waste Management Packaging Regulations were first introduced in 1997, and are subject to amendment from time to time. The main purpose of the Regulations is to assist Ireland achieve national packaging recovery targets set under EU Directive 94/62/EC.

    The European Union (Packaging) Regulations, 2014 came into effect on 21 June 2014. They place obligations on companies (Producers) that place packaging, packaging material or packaged products on the Irish market. All Producers must segregate their packaging waste arising on site into specified waste streams and ensure that it is recycled or recovered by an authorised waste contractor. Producers with a turnover of more than €1m that place more than 10 tonnes per annum of packaging on to the home market (Major Producer) are further obligated to either join Repak or register with their Local Authority (Self Compliance).

    Companies Registered as Self Compliers with Tipperary County Council:
    At present (December 2015) there are 3 businesses registered as major producers opting for self compliance with Tipperary County Council under the Packaging Regulations:

    Barware Enterprises Ltd; Rock Industrial Estate, Camas Road, Cashel, Co. Tipperary:
    Paper / Card-board; Plastic Wrap / Plastic; Glass; Wood

    Corman Miloko Ireland Ltd. Deerpark, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary:
    Paper / Card-board; Plastic Wrap / Plastic; Aluminium; Wood

    M & M Walshe Ltd. t/a Rib World; Killenaule Road, Fethard, Co. Tipperary:
    Paper / Card-board; Plastic Wrap / Plastic; Wood;

    These businesses are obliged to accept packaging waste similar to that in which they place on the Irish market. The packaging materials that can be accepted by the self-compliers is listed in the above table.

    Note members of the public must segregate their waste and ensure that it is clean and in suitable condition for recycling/recovery

    REPAK’s Packaging Waste Prevention Programme aims to assist Irish businesses with positive and practical ways to reduce packaging and to promote those achievements to a wider audience.
    Recycle More is the Irish resource for recycling information and recycling tips are available here.

    Useful information on packaging and packaging waste for both business and the public is available at the following web sites:

    PDF icon FRM 0074 03 Packaging self complier INITIAL application.pdf PDF icon FRM 0075 03 Packaging Self Complier Renewal Application.pdf

    PUBLIC NOTICE
    PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000, AS AMENDED ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001, AS AMENDED
    PROPOSED WORKS AT DONOHILL LANDFILL, GARRYSHANE, DONOHILL, CO. TIPPERARY

    Pursuant to the requirements of Article 81 of Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) Tipperary County Council hereby gives notice that it intends to carry out works to the existing Civic Amenities (CA) facility at Donohill Landfill, Garryshane, Donohill, Co. Tipperary.
    Nature and Extent of Proposed Works
    The aim of the upgrade works is to improve health and safety of both employees and members of the public, upgrade security features and improve traffic management of the civic amenities area.
    The proposed development will entail:

    1. Demolishing of existing party walls to the civic amenity building,
    2. Construction of new civic amenity building and installation of new portacabin, c) Extending of existing concrete apron,
    3. Rearrangement of existing civic amenity building layout,
    4. Provision of dedicated public car parking spaces and a dedicated personnel walkway
    5. All associated ground, civil works and mechanical and electrical works.

    Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be made available for inspection on the County Council website www.tipperarycoco.ie or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours of 09:30 – 16:30 Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays) at Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District, Civic Offices, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town, Co. Tipperary and at Tipperary County Council Civic Offices, Emmet St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary, beginning on 17/11/2016 to 09/01/2017

    Submissions or Observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development would be situated, may be made in writing to Ms. Anne Peters, Environmental Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Emmet St, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Closing date for submissions or observations is 16:30 on 23/01/2017.

    Signed: Ms. Marion O’Neill, Senior Executive Officer,
    Environment Section,
    Tipperary County Council,
    Civic Office,
    Emmet St., Clonmel,
    Co. Tipperary

    On the 1st July 2016 the charging arrangements for household waste will change to a new system called Pay by Weight. After this date all households availing of kerbside collection will have a fixed service charge and a charge based on the weight of waste type presented.
    Tipperary County Council has compiled a list of waste operators in the county and a map showing the location of the Co Co Recycling Centres and the Southern Waste Region has compiled a frequently asked questions and answers information booklet to help you reduce your waste and control costs.
    Tipperary Recycling Centres
    Cashel – Wallers lot
    Clonmel – Carrigeen
    Tipperary – Donohill
    Nenagh
    Roscrea

    Name of Waste Operators Address Telephone Website E-mail
    AES C/O Bord na Mona, Main Street, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 045 - 439000 www.aesirl.ie info@aesirl.ie
    Barna Recycling Carrowbrowne, Headford Road, Co. Galway 091 - 771619 www.barnarecycling.com nfo@barnawaste.com
    CDS Waste Management Knocknaconnery, Carrick-On-Suir, Co. Tipperary 051 - 640 924 www.cdswastemanagement.com cdsdistribution@eircom.net
    Clean Ireland Recycling Ballinagun, Cree, Kilrush, Co. Clare. 065 - 9059092 or
    1890 361 800
    www.cleanireland.ie admin@cleanirl.com
    Clonmel Waste Disposal Ltd. Lawlesstown, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 052 - 612 8380 or
    052612 4509
    www.clonmelwaste.ie enquiry@clonmelwaste.ie
    Country Clean Ballygown, Mallow, Co. Cork 022-46848 www.countryclean.ie sales@countryclean.ie
    James Treacy Rathnaveogue, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary 0505 - 45354
    Ryan Brothers Environmental Services St. Judes, Mill Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary 0504-21658 noreen@ryanbros.ie noreen@ryanbros.ie
    Quality Recycling Ltd. 19 O'Connell Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 1890 92 92 41 www.qrl.ie info@qrl.ie
    Mr. Binman Luddenmore, Grange, Kilmallock, Co. Limerick 061 359 000 www.mrbinman.com info@mrbinman.com

    The above is list of authorised household WCP holders who currently operate within Tipperary, and, made household waste collection returns (AR) to the NWCPO during 2014 .
    The full list of authorised household door to door waste collectors is available at the following link: www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx

    The Air Pollution Act, 1987 (Petroleum Vapour Emissions) Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 375 of 1997)

    If you are the owner\operator of a petrol filling station in County Tipperary with an annual throughput of more than 100m3 per year you are legally required to obtain a Certificate of Testing from Tipperary County Council as set out in the Petroleum Vapour Emissions Regulations 1997.

    • The above regulations introduce controls on petroleum vapour emissions resulting from the storage and distribution of petrol which is intended for use as fuel for motor vehicles.
    • Service Station owner/operators are obliged to ensure that their facility is designed and operated in accordance of the third Schedule of these Regulations.
    • The third schedule of SI 375 of 1997 outlines the requirements for loading and storage at terminals and service stations where the intermediate storage of vapours is carried out.
    • Under the above regulations all petrol station owners are required to engage the services of a independent approved assessor to carry out an assessment of the Vapour Recovery system at the service station.

    Following completion of the assessment, the report along with €63.50 is forwarded to the Local Authority. A certificate in accordance with section 13(1) of the Petroleum Vapour Emissions Regulations, 1997 (S.I. No. 375 of 1997) is then issued to the service station owner/manager for a period of 3 years maximum.

    Owners\Operators can download application form and guidance document below:

    For further queries on the Petroleum Vapour Emissions Regs contact:
    Tipperary County Council -Civic Offices, Clonmel and Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary t 0761 06 5000

    PDF icon FRM 0137 00 Petroleum Vapour Emissions App Form.pdf

    The Environmental Levy Plastic Bag Regulations 2001 (S.I. No. 605 of 2001) came into effect on 04th March 2002 and amended by the Environmental Levy Plastic Bag Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 167 of 2007)

    The plastic bag levy was first introduced on 4th March 2002 at the rate of 15 cent per bag and amended to 22 cents in July 2007.

    The primary purpose of the Regulations is to reduce the consumption of disposable plastic bags by influencing consumer behaviour. All levies are remitted into the Environment Fund
    The levy on plastic shopping bags has a strong anti-litter emphasis. The Regulations do not distinguish between biodegradable plastic bags and other plastic bags. Biodegradable bags still take a considerable time to degrade.

    While their use may be preferable in a final treatment situation, such bags will continue to form a visible nuisance where discarded as litter.

    What is the Current Levy?
    The current levy of 22 cent was introduced on 1st July, 2007

    Who pays the levy?
    Customers who want a plastic shopping bag must pay the levy. To avoid paying the levy, simply use re-usable bags.

    What constitutes a plastic bag within the Regulations?
    A ‘plastic bag’ is defined in section 9(1)(a) of the Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2001 as a bag “made wholly or in part of plastic”. This includes any bag with a plastic laminate in either a gloss or a matt finish. Furthermore, the levy applies to bags with plastic handles. It is the responsibility of the retailer to ensure that he or she obtains the full specifications of bags from suppliers, with regard to all the bag’s constituent materials, before deciding to purchase or acquire them.

    Are all plastic bags liable to the levy?
    Yes – except where otherwise stated in the Regulations.

    Broadly the exclusions cover shopping bags designed for re-use which are sold for 70 cents or more, and

    • bags that do not exceed 225mm in width (exclusive of any gussets), by 345mm in depth (inclusive of any gussets), by 450mm in length, (inclusive of any handles)
    • small bags used to contain fresh meat, fish or poultry, even if they already have packaging.
    • small bags used to contain loose fruit, nuts, sweets, vegetables, hot or cold cooked food, provided these items are not already packaged.

    If other products are placed in these bags, then the retailer must charge the levy to the customer.
    Bags given out in duty – free areas are also exempt.

    It is the responsibility of the retailer to ensure that he or she obtains the full specifications of bags from suppliers, with regard to the dimensions of all bags for the conveyance of foodstuffs if exemptions are to apply, before deciding to purchase or acquire them. Plastic bags used to contain goods or products sold on board an aircraft or ship, and in an area of a port or airport to which intending passengers are denied access unless in possession of a valid ticket or boarding card, are also excluded from the levy.

    Are there Levy Free Bags?
    The Department does not endorse any bags as being "levy free".

    Bags not exceeding 225mm in width (exclusive of any gussets), by 345mm in depth (inclusive of any gussets), by 450mm in length, (inclusive of any handles) have been marketed as “Levy Free Bags”. The regulations, however, do not provide for “Levy Free Bags”. The Plastic Bag Levy applies on all plastic bags, even if marketed as “Levy Free Bags”, when used in circumstances not exempted by the regulations.

    What are the Alternatives to Disposable Plastic Bags?
    Alternatives to disposable plastic shopping bags, such as reusable bags are now available in shops. The consumer has changed to using these alternatives. In the grocery sector, disposable plastic bags have largely been replaced by reusable shopping bags. Some stores provide paper bags for retail items.
    Plastic shopping bags designed for re-use are exempt from the levy provided the retailer charges at least 70 cent for the bag

    What happens to the money collected?
    The levy is paid to the revenue commissioners who are responsible for collecting the levy.
    The money collected goes into the environment fund and used to fund litter, waste management and other environmental projects.

    What must the public do?
    In order for this levy to work, members of the public should report any incidents where plastic bags are distributed free of charge to:

    Customer Services Desk,
    Tipperary County Council,
    Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
    Co. Tipperary
    Tel: 0761065000
    Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

    How will a customer know that the levy has been imposed on plastic bags supplied to him/her?
    The retailer is obliged to pass on the levy to the customer and the levy has to be itemised on any invoice, receipt or docket issued to the customer.

    FAQ’s for RETAILERS

    Is there to be a return form for retailers?
    Yes. Revenue issue a return form to each retailer identified by revenue as likely to have a liability.

    If a retailer receives a return form from revenue but has no liability to the levy, what should he/she do?
    The retailer should make a “nil” return to revenue using the return form. If the retailer never supplies plastic bags to customers he/she should advise revenue accordingly so that the need to complete future returns can be avoided.

    When is the return and payment due?
    The return and payment will be due on the 19th day of the month following the end of an accounting period. The first accounting period began on the fourth day of March 2002 and ended on the last day of June 2002. Thereafter each accounting period is a period of three months beginning on the first day of July, October, January or April i.e. Calendar quarter.

    How is the levy paid?
    The retailer sends the completed return form declaring the amount due to revenue. On the return, the retailer indicates his/her bank account from which the levy is to be deducted.

    What if the retailer changes his/her bank account?
    The retailer should indicate the revised bank account details on the next relevant return.

    Can the retailer pay by cheque or cash?
    The method of payment (electronic debiting of retailer’s bank account) is specifically provided for in the legislation in relation to the levy. This method of payment is cheaper and more efficient than paying by cheque. Government and banking policy is to move towards electronic banking and away from cheque payments.

    Can the return for the levy be made through the revenue on-line system?
    Yes. See link to Revenue below.

    What happens if a return is not made?
    Revenue can estimate the amount of levy payable for the period if no return is received. Notice of the amount estimated is then served on the retailer and this amount can then serve as the basis for enforcement action. This approach is the same as that currently applied in relation to tax liabilities (e.g. Vat).

    What happens if the levy is underpaid?
    If revenue have reason to believe that the levy is underpaid they can estimate the total amount of levy that in their opinion should have been paid for any accounting period or periods. Notice of the amount estimated is then served on the retailer and this amount can then serve as the basis for enforcement action. Again, this approach is the same as that currently applied in relation to tax liabilities.

    Can these estimates be appealed?
    Yes. Provision exists for appealing the estimates to the appeal commissioners.

    What happens if the levy is not paid?
    Revenue will ensure that early and effective action is taken against those who have a liability to the levy and fail to pay. A late payment interest charge similar to the charge that applies in respect of income tax, vat, corporation tax etc also applies. The usual methods of recovery for the levy will be the same as for taxes, viz. Sheriff enforcement, civil proceedings for recovery through the courts and attachment of third parties. Other enforcement methods will be used if necessary.

    What records have to be kept by retailers?
    Details of the records required to be kept are set out in the Regulations in relation to the levy. The record keeping requirement has been framed to minimise the compliance burden on the legitimate trader while at the same time ensuring that levy evasion can be combated. The basic requirements are an opening stock take of plastic bags when the levy is introduced, a record of plastic bag purchases and a record of plastic bags supplied to customers where the levy applies.

    The records must differentiate between
    a. those plastic bags not exceeding 225mm in width (exclusive of any gussets), by 345mm in depth (inclusive of any gussets), by 450mm in length, (inclusive of any handles).used to contain fresh meat, fish, poultry, fruit, vegetables and other foods that are not otherwise packed, ice,
    and,
    b. other plastic shopping bags.
    Records are not required to be kept, however, of re-usable shopping bags which are sold for 70 cents or more.

    How is the levy enforced?
    Local authorities are central to the enforcement of the levy on the ground. The following actions are undertaken by local authorities in ensuring compliance by retailers with the requirements of the levy Regulations:

    • Visiting retail outlets and talking to retailers
    • Carrying out initial spot checks
    • Monitoring implementation
    • Ensuring that the levy is passed on in full to customers
    • Ensuring that exemptions are not being abused
    • Checking tills to confirm that customers are being charged the 22 cent levy for plastic bags where applicable
    • Taking appropriate action where it has been established that the levy has not been charged to customers – e.g. Issuing letter informing retailer of obligations under the Regulations and follow up where necessary
    • ollowing up on any complaints from the public

    ROLE of LOCAL AUTHORITY
    Enforcement powers available to local authorities under section 14 of the Waste Management Act, 1996 sets out the powers of authorised persons under the Act.

    • Section 14 (1) states that an “authorised person may at all reasonable times enter any premises and bring thereon such other persons (including members of the garda síochána) or equipment as he or she may consider necessary for the purpose”.
    • Section 14(3) requires that an authorised person is furnished with a certificate of appointment for the purposes of the act and shall produce that certificate if requested.
    • Section 14(4) allows the authorised person to, inter alia, carry out inspections, require the provision of information and require the provision of records and documents as may be necessary for the exercise of power under the Act.
    • Section 14(6) makes it an offence to impede or mislead an authorised officer in the performance of his or her functions under the section.

    Section 72 of the Waste Management Act, 1996 (as inserted by section 9 of the Waste Management (Amendment Act), 2001) provides the basic power to make Regulations to impose the plastic bag levy. In accordance with subsection (9) of that section, it is an offence for any person to fail to comply with a provision of those Regulations.

    In turn, in accordance with section 10 of the Waste Management Act 1996, (as amended by section 22 of the Protection of the Environment Act 2003 ) a person guilty of an offence under the Act is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding €3,000 or to imprisonment for up to 12 months, or both or, on conviction on indictment, to a maximum fine of €15 million, or to imprisonment for up to 10 years, or both.

    The Act also provides for a system of daily fines where an offence continues to be committed after conviction i.e. Up to €1,000 per day for a summary conviction, or up to €130,000 for conviction on indictment.

    Section 11 of the Act gives local authorities powers to take summary proceedings.

    ROLE of REVENUE
    The role of the Revenue Commissioners relates to the collection of the levy. A service level agreement between the revenue commissioners and the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government provides that Revenue has responsibility in relation to collection and for ensuring that business is aware of their obligation in relation to making returns.

    Revenue is responsible for:

    • Identification of accountable persons.
    • Processing returns and payments received from accountable persons.
    • Carrying out verification checks relating to the accuracy of returns.
    • Pursuing accountable persons who fail to deliver returns and payments within the statutory time limits.
    • Raising estimates where returns are not received or where liability is under stated.
    • Dealing with appeals against estimates raised.

    To minimise compliance costs on retailers, checks carried out by Revenue will, insofar as possible, be incorporated with checks carried out in relation to tax liabilities

    Environment fund
    The Waste Management (Amendment) Act, 2001 provides for the establishment of an environment fund, to be managed and controlled by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Revenues from the levies on plastic shopping bags and the landfill of waste are paid into the fund, which may be utilised, for a range of purposes. These include assistance in the following areas:

    • Schemes to prevent/reduce waste
    • Waste recovery activities
    • Research & development into waste management
    • Production, distribution or sale of products deemed to be less harmful to the environment than other similar products
    • Development of producer initiatives to prevent/reduce waste arising from their activities
    • Implementation of waste management plans
    • Enforcement of the provisions of any enactment relating to waste management, prevention of litter or protection of the environment
    • Partnership projects, that involve local authorities, to improve the quality of the environment for particular local communities
    • Promotion of awareness of the need to protect the environment, including national and regional campaigns
    • Promotion /support of education and training to assist achievement of campaign objectives
    • Resources (human or material) to enable education and training to be carried out
    • Initiatives undertaken by community groups and others for protection of the environment
    • Such other purposes for protection of the environment as may be prescribed by the minister in regulations.

    Any queries in relation to the regulations should be addressed to;
    Customer Services Desk,
    Tipperary County Council,
    Civic Offices, Nenagh or Civic Offices Emmet Street Clonmel,
    Co. Tipperary
    Tel: 0761065000
    Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

    Local Authorities have wide ranging powers and responsibilities to stop and prevent water pollution, including:

    • Licensing of discharges to surface waters from industrial, commercial and domestic activities
    • Pollution investigations
    • Farm inspections
    • Domestic wastewater treatment systems (septic tanks and other treatment systems)
    • Monitoring water quality

    Can I Burn Waste?
    No. Except in exceptional circumstances it is an offence to burn waste.

    For many years some people burned waste in their back gardens or on their property as part of their waste disposal system. Backyard burning was seen as a quick, easy and cheap way of getting rid of waste which caused no problems if it was done far away and out of sight.

    Nowadays things are different. Increased environmental legislation and awareness, better disposal services and options, and changes in waste patterns have made Backyard Burning illegal, unhealthy, and unnecessary.

    The main temptation now to continue backyard burning is that it is cheap, but this does not justify the practice. This short-sighted approach will lead to environmental and health related problems in the long run.

    The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009, as amended.
    The Waste Management (Prohibition of Waste Disposal by Burning) Regulations 2009 came into force on the 29th July 2009 and was amended again on 01st December 2015. The main points of the legislation are as follows:

    1. Except as detailed from 4 to 10 below, it is an offence to burn any type of waste including garden waste such as brush, scrub, pruning, etc.
    2. The use of any device to burn waste, such as the “domestic waste incinerator”, stoves or open fires is an offence.
    3. The owner or occupier of lands or a facility must take all reasonable steps to ensure that waste is not burnt on their lands or facility illegally.
    4. There is an exemption to allow untreated/uncontaminated wood, trees, trimmings, leaves, bushes or similar materials generated by agricultural practices as a very last resort to be disposed of by burning and then only after filling in the required Statutory Declaration .
    5. (This exemption only applies to waste generated by agricultural practices. It does not apply to leaves/grass/bushes in a domestic garden for example). The exemption applies only when all other options of disposal, such as reduction, reuse, and recycling by shredding, composting or wood chipping, are found not to be practicable or economically viable.

    6. There is an onus on the waste holder to investigate all other more environmentally friendly methods of treatment of green waste before disposal by burning.
    7. The holder of the permissible waste will have to inform the local authority by Statutory Declaration in advance of the proposed burning of such waste. Holders of permissible waste, who dispose of the waste by burning without filling in the required statutory declaration form are in breach of the regulation.
    8. Strict conditions apply when using burning as a means of disposal of green waste (generated by agricultural practices) such as limiting nuisance and protection of human health and not causing environmental pollution.
    9. This exemption only applies until the 1st January 2018, after which time all burning will be disallowed unless an application is made for a Certificate of Registration under the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007, as amended.
    10. The use of untreated or uncontaminated wood waste and other similar materials is permitted in barbeques for the purpose of cooking food.
    11. Burning of untreated or uncontaminated wood waste or similar materials may take place at events as may be determined locally by the local authority.
    12. Disclaimer: This interpretation does not purport to be a legal opinion and while care has been taken to ensure that the content of this document is useful and accurate no responsibility for the content or the accuracy of the information provided or for any loss or damage caused arising directly or indirectly in connection with reliance on the use of such information can be accepted. As with all matters legal, you should always consult with the original legislation.

      Any farmer intending to burn agricultural waste should adhere to the fire safety checklist:

    • Is the fire absolutely necessary?
    • Do I have the ability to stop the fire if the need arises?
    • The fire should be located mare than 1 mile from any woodland or forest.
    • Am I certain that my property and my neighbour's property will be safe?
    • Am I sure that smoke from the fire will not cause a nuisance to others, road users and neighbours in particular?
    • Have I alerted my neighbours and the relevant authorities of my intention to burn?
    • Have I sufficient help and equipment on standby to control the planned fire?
    • Have I adequate means of communication and the necessary contact details should an emergency arise?
    • Prior to commencement of the controlled burning, I will notify the Fire Service directly by dialling 999 or 112 to advise the operator that I am carrying out the controlled burning, giving the location address, and confirming that I will ring back when the burning is complete.
    PDF icon FRM 0127 01 Burning Statutory Notice Form.pdf

    The quality of our drinking water is managed by the Water Services section,
    please follow this link to more on Water Quality.

    Detailed information on the quality of surface waters in County Tipperary can be obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency’s map website http://gis.epa.ie

    Old Dublin Road,
    Roscrea.
    Telephone: 0761 06 5000

    Opening hours:
    Thursday & Friday 8:30am-12:30pm and 1:00pm – 4:30pm
    Saturday 8:30am – 12:30pm and 1:00pm – 3:30pm

    Materials accepted (all free of charge):

    • Newspaper/Magazines/Paper (dry)
    • Books (remove hard covers)
    • Cardboard (dry)
    • Glass bottles
    • Plastic Bottles - plastic needs to be clean and dry. We accept plastic bottles (e.g. shampoo and detergent), plastic food trays, plastic drink bottles, and plastic containers. (PLASTIC WRAP IS NOT ACCEPTED)
    • Drink Cans
    • Food tins (rinsed out)
    • Biscuit tins
    • Textiles
    • Tetra Pak cartons (milk/soup/juice, etc)
    • Batteries (car batteries and small household batteries)
    • Fluorescent tubes and bulbs
    • Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)
    • Timber
    • Metal

    The Waste Management (Registration of Sewage Sludge Facility) Regulations S.I. No. 32 of 2010 was introduced on 02nd February 2010, and may be subject to amendment from time to time.
    These Regulations provide for the registration and regulation of sewage sludge facilities in order to meet the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive. Facilities already regulated under other environmental legislation such as licensed facilities under the Waste Management Acts are excluded.

    PDF icon FRM 0136 01 Sewage Sludge Facility CoR application.pdf

    Sludge from Waste Water Treatment Plants and septic tanks can only be used in Agriculture in accordance with the Waste Management (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) Regulations, 1998 and the Waste Management (Use of Sewage Sludge in Agriculture) Regulations, 2001.

    These regulations require that sludge is only used in accordance with a Nutrient Management Plan.
    Tipperary County Council Environment Section is responsible for the assessment of these Nutrient Management Plans.

    If you are a farmer who wishes to use sewage sludge for agricultural purposes, you are advised to engage the services of an Agricultural Consultant with specific experience in the area of Sludge Management.

    If you are an Agricultural Consultant who wishes to submit a Nutrient Management Plan for assessment then contact the Customer Services Desk of Tipperary County Council concerning their requirements in this regard. Where you have not submitted any previous plans you are advised to arrange a meeting with the Customer Services Desk.
    Sludge from Tipperary County Council's own treatment plants is used in agriculture on various land banks.

    Water Quality and Agriculture
    Loss of Phosphorus and Nitrogen from Agricultural Activities has been identified as one of the contributing factor to the pollution of water bodies with these nutrients.

    Guidelines for Slurry/Fertiliser Spreading
    Check the weather forecast before spreading. Do not apply organic or chemical fertilisers when heavy rain is forecast within the next 48 hours.
    When to avoid spreading organic or chemical fertiliser:

    • on wet or waterlogged ground
    • on frozen or snow-covered land
    • on land sloping steeply towards rivers, streams, lakes and exposed bedrock
    • No Chemical Fertiliser should be applied within 1.5m of any watercourse.
    • Avoid polluting surface waters and wells by leaving a buffer strip between them and the land on which organic fertilisers are applied.

    The Table below sets out the general guidance on the widths that may be appropriate for buffer strips. It is essential that the recommended strip widths are observed in the case of domestic wells and public water supply sources. The width of the strip required to streams, lakes/drains and lake/main river channels will depend in each case on soil type, slop, and vegetative cover.

    Recommended Buffer Strips in Meters
    Streams and Drains: 10
    Lakes and Main River Channels: 20
    Domestic Wells: 50
    Public Water Supply Sources: 50-300

    Buffer zones from the Code of Good Practice using Biosolids for Farmers:
    The following Buffer Strips must be observed when landspreading Biosolids:

    Recommended Buffer Strips (m)
    Sensitive Buildings (Hospitals, Schools and Churches: 200
    Dwelling Houses: 100
    Public Roads: 10
    Streams and Drains: 10
    Lakes and Main River Channels: 20
    Domestic Wells: 50
    Public Water Supply Sources: 50-300

    Should you have any queries in relation to this article, please contact Customer Services Desk, Tipperary County Council on 0761 065000.

    Rehabilitation of Silvermines Historic Mine Sites

    On the 4th August, 2005 the Minister for Communication, Marine and Natural Resources, Mr. Noel Dempsey T.D. announced the provision of €10.6m funding by the State for the rehabilitation of old mining sites at the Silvermines, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

    North Tipperary County Council acted as Agent for the Department in having the rehabilitation scheme executed and the project was carried out in accordance with the revised SRK Consulting Conceptual Plan for the Management and Rehabilitation of the Silvermines Area. The Plan was circulated locally and was made available on the Council website.

    To date, the rehabilitation works have been completed at the following mining sites in the area: Gortmore Tailings Management Facility, Ballygown, Gorteenadiha, Magcobar and Shallee. In addition to the rehabilitation works, conservation works have been carried out on selected mine buildings in the area. The Council has also received approval from An Bord Pleanala for the rehabilitation of the last remaining site at Garryard. In order to carry out these works, a Waste Licence will also be required from the EPA, however it has been decided not to proceed with this until such time as sufficient funds are in place to execute the full project to completion.

    In December 2012, CDM Smith Ireland Ltd. was appointed to undertake environmental monitoring at the Silvermines sites. This contract is for an initial period of three years.

    The Department of Communications, Energy & Natural Resources (DCENR) announced its intention to acquire the lands of the Tailings Pond at Gortmore by Compulsory Acquisition and an advertisement advising of this was placed in the Nenagh Guardian Newspaper on Wednesday, 12th June, 2013. The closing date for written submissions to the DCENR was 3rd July, 2013. The Council does not have any involvement in the CPO process as this is being managed by DCENR.

    Solid Fuel Regulations (known as ‘Smoky-Coal’ ban Regs)
    S.I. No. 326/2012 - Air Pollution Act (Marketing, Sale, Distribution and Burning of Specified Fuels) Regulations 2012

    Introduction
    The primary Irish legislation for the prevention and control of air pollution is the Air Pollution Act, 1987 (No. 6 of 1987) (as amended). This act provides a comprehensive statutory framework for the control of air quality. In accordance with the Air Pollution Act 1987 (as amended), Local Authorities are obliged to take whatever measures they consider necessary to prevent or limit air pollution in their area and the owners of certain industrial plants must obtain an air pollution licence from either their Local Authority or the EPA. The EPA and LA have separate licensing arrangements and it is not necessary for a company to apply to both of them.

    There has long been a tradition of burning coal in Ireland. However, due to the increase in concerns for health risks and air quality issues from winter smog (smoke and sulphur dioxide emissions) in the 1980s, the Department of Environment introduced legislation to control the sale and supply of smoky coal. The smoky coal ban was progressively extended (see Table below) from 1990 to 2013 and now covers all urban areas with a population greater than 15,000.

    Urban Area

    Year smoky Coal Ban Introduced

    Dublin

    1990

    Cork

    1995

    Arklow, Drogheda, Dundalk, Limerick and Wexford

    1998

    Waterford, Celbridge, Leixlip, Galway and Naas

    2000

    Bray, Kilkenny, Sligo and Tralee

    2003

    Athlone, Carlow, Clonmel and Ennis.

    2011

    Greystones, Letterkenny, Mullingar, Navan, Newbridge, Portlaoise and Wicklow Town

    2013

    The smoky coal ban areas are defined in the Regulations using Electoral Divisions and townlands. Maps of the smoky coal ban specified areas are available on the DoEHLG website - www.environ.ie/en/Environment/Atmosphere/AirQuality/SmokyCoalBan/.

    Overview of Solid Fuel Regulations (SFR)
    The SFR (S.I. No. 326 of 2012) consolidate and update the existing provisions of the Air Pollution Act, 1987 (Marketing, Sale and Distribution of Fuels) (Amendment) Regulations 1998 to 2011, and now provide for the following:

    1. The ban on the marketing, sale and distribution of bituminous or smoky coal by a person or body in specified areas covered by a smoky coal ban, which includes Clonmel and its environs (refer to ‘Maps’ above).

      Note:
      Inside specified ban areas, a blanket ban applies on all sales, marketing and distribution of these prohibited fuels to the general public. There are no circumstances allowing for exceptions. The ban primarily concerns smoky coal but can also apply to certain manufactured fuels. The ban does not apply to turf and wood.

    2. The ban on the use or burning of bituminous or smoky coal by the occupier of a dwelling within specified areas covered by a smoky coal ban.
    3. Only smokeless solid fuel is permitted to be marketed, sold or distributed by a person or body within a ban area and the person or body supplying the fuel must ensure that:
      • The fuel is supplied in a sealed bag.
      • The bag contains a notice/label stating the name and [physical] address of the packer of the bag and the following statement 'smokeless fuel – contents comply with the Air Pollution Act Regulations' in 2 cm high letters.
      • Records are held showing that the bagged product does not contain bituminous or smoky coal.
      • For bituminous or smoky coal placed on the market for residential use anywhere in the state, outside of a restricted area, the person or body supplying the fuel must ensure that:
        • The coal is supplied in a sealed bag.
        • The coal has a sulphur content of less than 0.7% by weight and records are held identifying the source of the coal and showing that the coal meets the sulphur content requirement.
        • Coal is sourced from only EPA registered suppliers or baggers.
        • Records are held showing that the bagged product has been supplied by a bagging operator with a registration from the EPA.

      Under the solid fuel regulations 2012, there are provisions for a person or body located within a restricted area (e.g. Clonmel) to store bituminous or smoky coal for the purpose of placing on the market, selling or distributing bituminous coal outside of the restricted area, i.e. in areas where the smoky coal ban does not apply. The person or body must keep a register with specific details in this regard, as set out in Schedule 4 of the regulations.
      In addition, there are obligations on a person or body transporting bituminous coal through a restricted area, as follows:

      • Bituminous coal may be transported through a ban area provided the total quantity of bituminous coal is not less than 1 (one) metric tonne at any one time and, the same vehicle is not being used at the same time for the sale or distribution of any other fuels.
      • The vehicle owner or operator must have on the vehicle records of the quantity of each type of fuel being carried, name and address of the person or body who supplied the fuel, details regarding the destination(s) of the fuel, and the name and address of person(s) purchasing the fuel.

      Smokeless fuels types
      The solid fuels listed below are permitted to be marketed, sold and distributed in a ban area. The Council envisages that customers may need to consult with their fuel supplier regarding the most suitable smokeless fuel types and combinations for their home heating needs and appliances.

      • Smokeless 'coal' - unblended: Manufactured ovoids or manufactured nuggets or anthracites.
      • Smokeless 'coal' - blended: Combinations of ovoids/petroleum cokes, nuggets/petroleum cokes and ovoids/ nuggets
      • Peat - loose turf and baled briquettes
      • Wood - kindling, firewood logs, compressed wood/sawdust logs, firestarter logs, etc.

      Smoky coal ban: area of Clonmel
      Click here for Map
      In relation to Clonmel, the ban area defined in the regulations are as follows:

      In County Tipperary:- The Electoral Divisions of:-

      • Clonmel East Urban
      • Clonmel West Urban
      • Clonmel Rural
      • Inishlounaght

      In County Waterford:-
      The Townlands of:-

      Kilmacomma Electoral Division:

      St. Mary's Electoral Division:

      Gurteen Electoral Division:

      Kilmacomma

      Croan Lower

      Tikincor Lower

      Greenan

      Croan Upper

      Tikincor Upper

       

      Glennagad

       

       

      Kilgainy Lower

       

       

      Kilgainy Upper

       

       

      Knocklucas

       

       

      Knocknagriffin

       

       

      Lyranearla

       

       

      Monacallee

       

       

      Poulboy

       

       

      Poulnagunoge

       

       

      Scrothea East

       

       

      Scrothea West

       

       

      Spa

       

      Note: Under Section 10 (Enforcement) of the Solid Fuel Regulations, an authorised person may be authorised by more than one Local Authority for the purpose of the enforcement of the Regulations in a Specified Area than spans more than one functional area.

      “No more smoke from your fire.” - Delivering Cleaner Air to Clonmel
      A ban on the burning, marketing, sale and distribution of “smoky coal” was introduced to Clonmel and its environs from May 1st 2013. The purpose of this ban is to deliver cleaner air and to reduce air pollution in the larger towns and cities in Ireland. This has been done in many other towns and cities since 1990 when the ban was first introduced to Dublin.

      From 1st May, Coal Retailers and Coal Merchants will not be permitted to market, sell or distribute bituminous (smoky) coal to householders in Clonmel and the wider environs. In addition to this, householders within Clonmel and the wider environs will no longer be allowed to burn bituminous (smoky) coal.

      The sole purpose of the “Smoky Coal” ban is to deliver cleaner air to the Clonmel area. The EPA, in conjunction with the HSE, has monitored the air quality in Clonmel for the past 2 years and the results show an unacceptable number of exceedences of the air quality limits for PM10 which are very fine particles of dust or particulate matter (less than one-hundredth of a millimetre in size). In smaller urban centres such as Clonmel, the main source of PM10 is the emissions resulting from the burning of smoky solid fuels. PM10 is harmful to health owing to its ability to penetrate into the lungs and is associated with cardiopulmonary and respiratory disorders. Put simply, less PM10 means better health and improved air quality.

      The “Smoky Coal” Ban has been in place in Dublin for the past 23 years and has had a dramatic impact on the air quality in the city. Research carried out by Professor Luke Clancy in 2002 has indicated that the smoky coal ban introduced in Dublin in 1990 resulted in major health benefits with up to 350 fewer deaths annually in the city. The Asthma Society has stated “that Ireland has the 4th highest prevalence of asthma worldwide with 470,000 people in Ireland suffering from Asthma. The research published in The Lancet also showed that poor air quality is directly linked to increased risk of death from respiratory and cardiovascular disease.” The Asthma Society state that “people who suffer from respiratory conditions, such as asthma, can be badly affected by exposure to harmful particles in the air which result from pollutants, including the burning of smoky coal.”

      The alternative to burning “Smoky Coal” is to use Smokeless Fuels including,

      • Smokeless Coal – bags will be clearly labeled “Smokeless Fuel”,
      • Wood - kindling, firewood logs, fire starter logs
      • Turf - loose turf and baled briquettes.

      (refer above – ‘Smokeless fuel types’)

      The new regulations will be enforced by Tipperary County Council. Inspections will be carried out on retailers, coal merchants and coal delivery lorries. Inspections will also be carried out “out of hours” when coal deliveries are most frequent.

      Tipperary County Council encourages members of the public to report instances where the law is being flouted; the result of which will involve enforcement action being taken by Tipperary County Council.

      Registration of coal baggers and suppliers
      Under the solid fuel regulations 2012 and the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992 (Registration of Coal Baggers and Suppliers) Regulations 2011 there is a requirement for all bagging operators and certain solid fuel suppliers to register with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to supply to the EPA such information as the EPA requires to fulfil its legislative functions. The requirements as to registration are as follows:

      • Bagging operators must register with the EPA by 1st September each year.
      • Solid fuel suppliers who wholesale or distribute bituminous coal, or who retail 50% or more of their total annual sales proceeds from bituminous coal, for residential use within the state must register with the EPA and renew their registration with the EPA every 2 years thereafter.

      A list of registered solid fuel suppliers is available on the EPA website at the following link:- http://www.epa.ie/pubs/forms/sfs/

      Enforcement and penalties
      The solid fuel regulations 2012 regulations, including provisions relating to maximum sulphur content in coal and the smoky coal ban, are being enforced by Tipperary County Council with respect to Co. Tipperary, while the EPA has responsibility with respect to the registration of bagging operators and fuel suppliers.

      Under the Environment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, breaches of regulations made under the Air Pollution Act, 1987, may lead to significant fines, if successfully prosecuted in court of:

      • €5,000 on summary conviction.
      • €500,000 on conviction by indictment.

      Also fixed penalty notices or 'on-the-spot fines' up to a maximum of €1,000 can be issued to any person or body who breaches the solid fuel regulations 2012.

      Further information

      • Solid Fuel Regulations (S.I. No. 326 of 2012)
      • EPA Act 1992 (Registration of Coal Baggers and Suppliers) Regulations 2011
      • Dept of the Environment – Smoky Coal Ban
      • FAQs – Householder/ Retailers

      For fuel supplier or bagging operator registration queries contact the EPA;
      Solid Fuel Suppliers Registration
      Office of Climate, Licensing and Resource Use
      Headquarters
      Environmental Protection Agency
      Johnstown Castle Estate
      P.O Box 3000
      Wexford

      Tel: (053) 9160600
      Fax: (053) 916 0699
      Email: FuelRegistration@epa.ie

      For further queries on the Solid Fuel Regulations and the Smoky Coal ban contact Tipperary County Council:
      Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel and Civic Offices Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
      t: 0761 06 5000

      Legislative Changes 2013
      The European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 S.I. No. 564 of 2012 - colloquially known as "The Deco Paints Regulations".
      http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2012/en/si/0564.html

      These Regulations revoke and replace the previous Decorative Paints Regulations (i.e. S.I. No. 199 of 2007)

      The European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012. S.I. No. 565 of 2012.
      http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2012/en/si/0565.html

      These Regulations revoke and replace the previous Solvents Regulations (i.e. S.I. No. 454 of 2002).

      http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/Atmosphere/AirQuality/VolatileOrgan...

      The above new Regulations in combination include some important revisions and improvements, especially in relation to the inspection and certification of different types of installations e.g. Car Sprayers and Dry Cleaners.

      Some of the main changes contained in the new Regulations are:-

      • The Accredited Inspections Contractor (AIC) scheme will end by 30th September 2013. A national panel of assessors will be appointed by the EPA. Until then there will be one interim assessor who will verify compliance with the new regulations prior to the formation of a national panel.
      • Certificates may now be issued for up to a period of 3 years. Operators who held a current Certificate on 31 Dec 2012, and who renew 28 days prior to the expiration of their current certificate may be given an extended period of validity to Sept 2016.
      • Shorter durations may be issued by Tipperary County Council if there are concerns over an individual installation, or if there is a history of non-compliance, etc.
      • Operators will be required to submit information annually to Tipperary County Council in order to maintain the validity of their Certificate of Compliance.

      This information will be confirmed by the EPA in the coming months.

      • Fees have changed.
      1. New applications: €70
      2. Renewal applications: €50
      • Where an application for a renewal is not submitted prior to the expiration of the Certificate of Compliance, the subsequent application will then be considered as a ‘New’ application and therefore, will be subject to the higher fee.
      • The fine for uncertified operators is now increased to €5,000 (from €3,000), or imprisonment for up to six months, or both.

      The Regulations
      European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 - S.I. No. 564 of 2012 –‘Deco Paints’

      The European Union (Paints, Varnishes, Vehicle Refinishing Products and Activities) Regulations 2012 S.I. No. 564 of 2012 known as the Paints Regulations, are enforced by the Environmental Section of Tipperary County Council. The Regulations apply to all businesses engaged in the process of Vehicle Refinishing i.e. car spraying.
      http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/Atmosphere/AirQuality/VolatileOrgan...

      General Deco-Paints Procedures
      Inspections of vehicle refinishing premises are carried out by an Approved Assessor who will issue a report. The business must then forward the Approved Assessor’s inspection report, and appropriate fee of either €70 or €50 as detailed above, to Tipperary County Council.

      The premises may then be visited by an Environmental Officer so as to inspect the premises/operation and to go through the report findings with the owner/ operator. If the Environmental Officer is satisfied with the Approved Assessor’s report and follow-up, a Certificate of Compliance is issued under the Regulations. The Certificate may be issued with respect to a period of up to 3 years and will be dated from the date-of-issue of the Approved Assessor’s report in the case of new applications, or from the expiry date of the previous Certificate of Compliance in the case of renewals.

      Current Certificates that are renewed prior to their expiry date may be given a Certificate of validity up to September 2016.

      It is illegal to operate a business, which is subject to these Regulations, without a valid Certificate of Compliance. Any individual who fails to comply with or, contravenes these Regulations may be prosecuted summarily, and be liable to a fine not exceeding €5,000 or up to 6 months imprisonment, or both.

      Note: The onus is placed on the business/trader to secure the services of an Approved Assessor and to pay for the inspection and report.

      European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012 - S.I. 565 of 2012.
      The European Union (Installations and Activities using Organic Solvents) Regulations 2012 S.I. 565 of 2012 known as the VOC Regulations are enforced by the Environmental Section of Tipperary County Council. The Regulations apply to a large variety of industry types, e.g.

      • Dry cleaners
      • Companies involved in sheet metal work
      • Manufacturers of metal gates and fencing
      • Electronics manufacturing
      • Medical device manufacture etc.

      http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/Atmosphere/AirQuality/VolatileOrgan...

      General VOC Procedures
      Inspections of VOC premises are carried out by an Approved Assessor who will issue a report. The business must then forward the Approved Assessor’s inspection report, and appropriate fee of either €70 or €50 as detailed above, to Tipperary County Council. The premises may then be visited by an Environmental Officer so as to inspect the premises/operation and to go through the report findings with the owner/ operator. If the Environmental Officer is satisfied with the Approved Assessor’s report and follow-up, a Certificate of Compliance is issued under the Regulations. The Certificate may be issued with respect to a period of up to 3 years and will be dated from the date-of-issue of the Approved Assessor’s report in the case of new applications, or from the expiry date of the previous Certificate of Compliance in the case of renewals.

      Current Certificates that are renewed prior to their expiry date may be given a Certificate of validity up to September 2016.

      It is illegal to operate a business, which is subject to these Regulations, without a valid Certificate of Compliance.
      If you wish to make an application for a Certificate of Compliance, please click below to download application form for Dry Cleaners.

      Note: The onus is placed on the business/trader to secure the services of an Approved Assessor and to pay for the inspection and report.

      Public Information:
      The reports submitted by the Appropriate Assessors and the Certificate of Compliance or notification of non-compliance are recorded in REGISTERs open to the public i.e:-

      Further Information:
      Further information regarding complying with the Regulations and guidance documentation can be found by clicking on the links below:

      PDF icon FRM 0105 01 Deco Paints Approval Renewal of CoC-VOCs.pdf PDF icon FRM 0106 01 Solvents Regs Approval Renewal Form.pdf

      Click on play below to see what the two Johnnies have to say about litter.

      Litter wardens from Tipperarycoco on Vimeo.

      At a meeting of Tipperary County Council held in the civic offices, Clonmel on 10/04/2017 Tipperary’s Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) was formally adopted. This action plan includes 32 actions which will reduce Tipperary’s energy related CO2 emissions by 2020.

      These actions cover a wide range of sectors including agriculture, education, planning, residential, local authority and the commercial sector. The action plan will now be sent to the Covenant of Mayors office in Brussels where it will be checked by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Once reviewed, the SEAP will also be published on the Covenant of Mayors website.

      Background
      Waste tyres cause environmental pollution if disposed of incorrectly.

      The rubber from shredded tyres has many uses, such as in playgrounds, as equine bedding or on athletic pitches. Furthermore the steel recovered from recycled tyres is a valuable resource. Tyres can also be retreaded - a retreaded truck tyre requires only 33% of the oil utilised in manufacturing a new one.

      Legislation
      The Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007 are designed to promote the environmentally sound management of waste tyres. The Regulations provide a regulatory framework for comparing quantities of waste tyres arising against the quantities placed on the market, and in tracking the movement of waste tyres from the time they are discarded, until they are either re-used or processed for recycling and/or recovery.

      By implementing a well organized and traceable system for the collection and disposal of tyres, it prevents the likelihood of environmental pollution associated with the incorrect disposal of waste tyres.

      Regulation and compliance
      Since 1 January 2008, under the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007, anyone who supplies tyres commercially to the Irish market, whether as manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, traders or retailers, they have been obliged to comply with the Regulations, and record the movement and environmentally sound management of all tyres generated in Ireland.

      These Regulations also apply to anyone involved in collection or recovery/recycling of waste tyres, and anyone using waste tyres incidentally in their business activity i.e. farming, marinas.

      Anyone involved in the commercial tyre industry in the Local Authority area of Tipperary County Council must:
      Register annually before February 1st with Tipperary County Council as a self-complier -or-
      Register annually before February 1st with an Approved Body as outlined under the Regulations.

      Self compliance
      Self-compliance with Tipperary County Council under the Tyres and Waste Tyres Regulations involves strict and onerous reporting obligations. For information on self-compliance registration, please contact the Customer Services Desk and request to speak to the Environment Section.

      Approved body
      Current approved body under the Regulations: REPAK ELT (End of Life Tyres) www.repakelt.ie

      REPAK ELT
      Repak ELT has been approved by the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government to operate the single waste compliance scheme for end of life tyres (ELT) in Ireland. The scheme has been in operation since the 1st November 2016. The scheme is responsible for tracking the movement of tyres in the market and promoting the recycling of waste tyres.

      Benefits of becoming a member of REPAK ELT versus Self Compliance
      Membership of Repak ELT completes all registration compliance obligations and exempts you from having to produce and submit the additional waste management plans and reports, as set out in the Waste Management (Tyres and Waste Tyres) Regulations 2007. To ensure your business is compliant you can simply register with the scheme and report quarterly throughout phase one.

      Membership registration fees for 2016 are:
      Manufacturer: €70,
      Producer/Importer: €70,
      All others: €70,
      Additional premises/site: €50.

      To become a member of Repak ELT and fulfil your waste obligations for end of life tyres (ELT), register the business by completing the membership form on: www.repakelt.ie

      Registered Members in County Tipperary (to be updated monthly)

      Companyname Address Town/Village Registration Body
      Advance Pitstop(Clonmel)
      Advance Pitstop(Thurles)
      Automobile Power Ltd
      Barlo Motors (Clonmel)
      Barlo Motors (Thurles)
      Bourkes Garage
      Bryan Fogarty Auto Factors Ltd
      Brian Mordaunt Clerihan Ltd
      Cahir Auto Centre
      Cleary Motors
      Comeragh Service Station
      Condons Tyres And Spares
      Donal Ryan Motor Group
      F & M Motors
      Seamus Freeman Motorsa Ltd
      Gibbs Motors
      Gmf Motors Ltd
      Jack O'Brien & Sons
      Martin Shanahan Tyres
      Meagher's Garage
      Murphy's Garage
      Nenagh Quick Fit Centre
      Owen Ryan Motors
      Pierse Motors
      Pat Ryan
      Power Motors
      Quirkes Garage
      Roadworthy Ltd
      Ryan Motor Power Limited
      Slattery's Garage
      Strang Motors Ltd
      Three Bridge Motors
      N&S Motors
      Tom Harvey Motor Co Ltd
      Tyrefit Ltd
      Wallace's Garage (Templemore) Ltd
      Mill River Valeting Services
      Galtee Garage
      Raceside Service Station Ltd
      R&S Fuels Ltd
      Donal Ryan Roscrea
      Donal Ryan Nenagh
      Tipp Tyres
      Kevin O'leary (Clonmel) Ltd
      O'Brien Autos
      John Ward
      Kevin Guidera
      Colm Hanley Motors Ltd
      Mary O'Connor
      Frank Wyse Car Parts
      David Cronin
      Micheal Clohessy
      Unilift Ltd
      Templemore Motor Works Ltd
      Ryan Tyres
      Suir Tyres
      Looby's Tyres Ltd
      T.P Tyres
      Gleesons Garage
      T.L.C Mechanics
      Michael Bailey
      Micheael Bailey Car Dismantlers
      Tipperary Used Cars And Used Car Parts
      Fahy & Ryan Car Sales Limited
      Eamon Gleeson Tyres Limited
      Bushypark Service Station Ltd
      Matthew Gleeson
      Ryan's Garage
      Right For The Road
      Clarke's Tyre & Battery Centre
      Curray Hanley Tyre Service Ltd
      Nenagh Tyre Centre
      Cashel Road Roundabout
      Slievenamon Road
      Clonmel Road
      Davies Road
      Nenagh Rd
      Killenaule
      Clonmel Road
      Clerihan
      Unit B1 Cahir Business Centre
      Loughtagalla
      David Road
      Newcastle
      Killinan
      Stradavoher
      Old Bridge
      Ballypatrick
      Kilsheelan
      11 Angelese Street
      Loughtagalla
      Friarsgrange
      Shangarry
      Ormond Street
      Loughmore Cross
      Limerick Road
      Clonmel Road
      Abbey Road
      Tipperary Road
      Ardcroney
      Powerstown Road
      Drangan
      Waterford Road
      Ballylynch
      Ballywire
      Racecourse Road
      22 Thomas Street
      Roscrea Road
      Mill River Business Park
      Carrigeen Industrial Estate
      Rosegreen
      Ballylynch
      Old Dublin Road
      Limerick Road
      Cashel Road
      Cahir Rd
      The Green Upper
      Kerry Street
      Lourdes Road
      Cahir Road
      New Inn
      Convent Road
      Ninemilehouse
      Littleton
      Millriver Business Park
      The Mall
      New Ross
      Ballylynch Road Industrial Estate
      Horse & Jockey
      Fertiana
      Roskeen
      The Ragg
      Greenane
      Mount Bruis
      Bansha West
      Roscrea Rd
      Carrigeen Industrial Esate
      Nenagh Road
      Ahane
      Thurles Road
      Knock Road
      Knockanrawley Business Park
      Link Road
      Limerick Road
      Clonmel
      Thurles
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Clonmel
      Thurles
      Thurles
      Cashel
      Clonmel
      Cahir
      Thurles
      Clonmel
      Clonmel
      Thurles
      Thurles
      Clonmel
      Clonmel
      Clonmel
      Clonmel
      Thurles
      Fethard
      Ballingarry
      Nenagh
      Templemore
      Tipperary Town
      Tipperary Town
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Dundrum
      Nenagh
      Clonmel
      Thurles
      Clonmel
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Kilross
      Thurles
      Clonmel
      Templemore
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Cahir
      Cashel
      Carrick On Suir
      Roscrea
      Nenagh
      Clonmel
      Clonmel
      Fethard
      Fethard
      Roscrea
      Cashel
      Cashel
      Clogheen
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Thurles
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Templemore
      Newport
      Carrick-On-Suir
      Thurles
      Holycross
      Drombane
      Thurles
      Tipperary
      Tipperary
      Tipperary
      Templemore
      Cahir
      Borrisokane
      Newport
      Borrisoleigh
      Roscrea
      Tipperary Town
      Tipperary Town
      Nenagh
      Repak Elt
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      Self Complier
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      The contact detail for the Government Approved body is:

      REPAKELT,
      Red Cow Interchange Estate,
      Clondalkin Dublin 22,
      D22 HW67.

      e-mail: info@repakelt.ie,
      Tel: 01 461 8600,
      Fax: 01 403 0929,
      Website: www.repakelt.ie

      SELF COMPLY or GOVERNMENT APPROVED BODY?
      To assist you choosing your registration/compliance preference please look at the table below and contact either the local authority or the Government Approved Body for further advice.

      Compliance Option Repak ELT Self-Compliance with Local Authority
      Registration fee Retailer €70
      (+€50 per any extra premises)
      €100 per premises
      Registration fee Producer €70 for registration
      (+€50 per any extra premises)
      €0.10 per tyre placed on Irish market
      €25 per tonne of tyres placed on Irish market Minimum fee = €750 [Reg 5 (2) (a)]
      Reporting requirements
      • Quarterly reporting
      • Producers need to report the type
        & quantity (weight & number of
        units) put on the market.
      • Retailers need to report the
        quantities & type of tyres
        bought in and which
        producer they are from.
      • Quarterly reporting
      • Quantities and type of tyres put on the market for producers and bought in for retailers, as with Repak ELT.
      • Projected quantities for disposal required & nature of disposal i.e. recover or recycle. (Waste Management Plan)
      • Personal details of waste collectors/permits etc. in the case of retailers
      • Actual quantities disposed of and nature of disposal (Annual Report)
      • The reporting documents will need to be maintained for six years after the relevant period.
      Annual Waste Management Plan  Not Required WMP required upon application for (initial/renewal of) registration every year and this shall be made freely available to the public.
      Annual Waste Management Report  Not Required WMR required upon application for renewal of registration every year and this shall be made freely available to the public.
      Cost of disposal of tyres for retailer  Free of charge in phase two Set amount per tonne or number of units




      Farms (tyres for incidental use):
      Provision has been made in the Regulations to enable a farmer who requires waste tyres to anchor silage covering to store up to eight waste tyres for every square metre of the floor area of his or her silage pit, without the need to have a waste permit. An example of the quantities permitted is as follows:

      Floor area width (m) Floor area length (m) Floor area (m2) # tyres permitted
      10 10 100 800
      10 15 150 1,200
      10 20 200 1,600
      12 12 144 1,152
      12 17 204 1,632
      12 22 264 2,112




      Marinas for incidental use
      Others requiring waste tyres for genuine and incidental reuse, such as marinas, will be able to source waste tyres subject to the approval of local authorities and compliance with the existing Regulations governing Waste Permits.

      It will be a matter for each local authority to adjudicate each case on its own merits, having regard to best environmental practice.

      Any queries in relation to the Regulations should be addressed to;
      Customer Services Desk,
      Tipperary County Council,
      Civic Offices
      Nenagh or Clonmel,
      Co. Tipperary
      Tel: 0761065000
      Email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

      PDF icon 2016 Producer Registration Pack.pdf PDF icon 2016 Supplier Registration Pack.pdf PDF icon REPAK ELT Application Form.pdf

      In this section please find leaflets and publications covering popular and current topics in the area of Tipperary County Council's Veterinary Services. Topics currently available include information on Dog Fouling, Pet Farms, Staying Healthy on Your Farm, Private Well Supplies and Keeping Healthy with your Reptile.

      North Tipperary County Council in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Section 35 of the Waste Management Act, 1996 - 2008 and the powers conferred on it by Part 19 of the Local Government Acts 2001 - 2006 made Bye-Laws relating to the Storage, Collection, Segregation and Presentation of Household waste.

      These Bye-Laws were adopted by North Tipperary County Council at the North Tipperary Council Meeting which was held on the 20th April, 2009. The Bye-Laws became operative with effect from 01st June 2009.

      These Bye-Laws will remain in force in Tipperary County Council.

      As a result where reference is made to:

      • ‘North Tipperary’ this shall be understood to mean ‘Tipperary’ and
      • ‘Town Councils of Nenagh, Templemore and Thurles’ this shall be understood to mean the ‘Municipal Districts of Nenagh and Templemore-Thurles’.

      In relation to the segregation and collection of household organic waste the following towns are designated areas for the purposes of the above Bye-Laws:-

      • Ballina - As defined in the Western Area Plan 2006 - 2012
      • Nenagh - As defined in the Nenagh Local Area Plan 2007 - 2013
      • Newport - As defined in the Newport Local Area Plan 2004 - 2010
      • Roscrea - As defined in the Roscrea Local Area Plan 2006 - 2012
      • Templemore – As defined in the Templemore Local Area Plan 2006 - 2012
      • Thurles – As defined in the Thurles Local Area Plan 2009 - 2015

      If you have any queries in relation to this please contact the Environment Section by phone on 0761 06 5000 or email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

      Incentivised Structure for household waste collection.

      On 27 June 2017, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., confirmed that a more flexible framework for waste collection charges has been approved by Government, to allow for a range of charging options and not to impose a compulsory per-kilogramme charging system on waste collector.

      Waste collectors will be given the flexibility to continue to offer, or to introduce, a range of incentivised pricing options to their customers. These options include elements or combinations of standing charges, and per-lift, per-kilogramme, weight-bands, and weight allowance charges. Mandatory, nationwide per-kilogramme charging system will not be implemented, and, ‘all-in flat rate’ charging for household waste will start to be phased out as customers renew or enter new service contracts. In support of the new arrangements, the three Regional Waste Management Planning Offices will implement an information and awareness campaign in the third quarter of the year.

      New Waste Collection Charging Arrangements to further encourage waste prevention and improve recycling of food and other recyclable materials from the waste stream

      What is a flat rate fee?
      A ‘flat rate fee’ is a charge where a customer pays a single fee for a service which is provided over a period of time (e.g. monthly, quarterly or annually). The fee does not change on the basis of the number of times a person puts the bin out or how heavy the bin is. An example would be where a person pays a once off flat rate fee of €300 per annum for the collection of their waste. Less than half of household waste collection customers are currently on a flat rate fee, so more than half of household waste collection customers are already on an incentivised system.

      When are changes coming?
      The requirement to start phasing-out flat rate fee charges will be introduced over the Summer. Starting in the Autumn and over the following 12 months, the option of people paying a flat rate fee charge will be gradually phased out as people renew their contracts. No new customer will be offered a flat rate fee option. If you are currently on a flat rate fee, this will mean you will be offered an incentivised pricing plan when you go to renew your plan. Your operator should be in touch with you if your contract is due to change.
      If you are already on a plan which includes either a pay per lift or a weight based charge, the proposal does not directly affect you. However, it is open to a collector to change the pricing plan within the bounds of consumer and contract legislation.

      Other key points:
      • Mandatory per kilogramme pay by weight charging as planned in 2016 is not being introduced;
      • Flat rate fees will be phased out over a 12 month period beginning in the Autumn, 2017;
      • An annual support of €75 will be introduced for persons with lifelong/long-term medical incontinence. This support will help people meet the average annual cost of disposal of incontinence products. The details and arrangements of this support will be finalised later this year, after further consultation with the relevant stakeholder groups;
      • As a community, we are under pressure to manage the waste we produce. On two occasions in 2016, we were within days of bins not being collected. We must act to stop a return to an over reliance on landfill. Nobody wishes to see a return to a situation where most local authorities have a landfill in their area;
      • The waste collection market is serviced by private companies and the state has no role in setting prices. Setting prices will remain a decision for each collector;
      • Examples of incentivised pricing options include:
      o Service fee and pay per kilo charge;
      o Service fee, lift fee and per kilo charge;
      o Service fee and weight band charging; and
      o Service fee including weight allowance plus per kilo surcharge for excess weights;
      • In support of the new arrangements, the three Regional Waste Management Planning Offices will implement an information and awareness campaign in the third quarter of the year;
      • The phasing out of flat rate fees will not affect contracts currently in place as the requirement to remove the option of a flat rate fee will only apply to:
      o new customers; or
      o customers as they renew their contracts from the Autumn of 2017; and
      • However, it is always open to a collector to amend the terms and conditions of a contract within the limits of consumer and contract legislation.

      In accordance with Section 34 of the Waste Management Acts, 1996, as amended, a person collecting waste for the purposes of reward, with a view to profit or otherwise in the course of business, may only do so under and in accordance with a Waste Collection Permit. In certain circumstances the requirement to hold a waste collection permit may be exempted by ministerial regulation, subject to the collection being carried out in compliance with such requirements as are specified in the regulations.

      Persons intending to carry out waste collection activities in a Local Authority area must apply for a waste collection permit. This requirement applies to individuals, companies and partnerships.
      The Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, S.I. No. 820 of 2007, as amended by the Waste Management (Collection Permit) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, S.I. No. 87 of 2008, came into effect on the 01st June 2008. Please note these regulations are subject to amendment from time to time.

      They replaced the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2001, as amended.

      The 2007 Regulations set out the procedures for the making of waste collection permit applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to waste collection permit applications, and the grant, refusal and review of waste collection permits by local authorities.

      Guidance on the Waste Management (Collection Permit) Regulations 2007, as amended, is available from the EPA on the link below:
      http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/waste/wastepermitregulations/

      National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO)
      On the 01st of February 2012, Offaly County Council was designated as the Nominated Authority for the processing of all new Waste Collection Permit applications and review applications received on or after that date. This single Nominated Authority is known as the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO).

      From 01st February 2012, all applications for new or reviewed waste collection permits shall be processed by the:
      National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO),
      Offaly County Council,
      Áras an Chontae,
      Charleville Road,
      Tullamore,
      Co. Offaly.
      Tel. 057 935 7428.
      Email: nwcpo@offalycoco.ie

      Please visit www.nwcpo.ie for more information, including application forms, FAQ’s, etc.

      Please contact the National Waste Collection Permit Office and Offaly County Council’s Environment Section on 057 935 7428 or email nwcpo@offalycoco.ie if you have any queries in relation to applying for a Waste Collection Permit. You are advised to engage in a pre-application consultation prior to lodging an application.

      Residential Waste Collection Services – Information for Consumers
      The National Consumer Agency (NCA) confirmed in their market research (conducted in November 2011) 3% of consumers switched waste provider in the previous twelve months (excluding those automatically transferred from Local Authority to a private operator). In order to assist consumers in identifying domestic waste providers operating in their area the National Waste Collection Permit Office (NWCPO) has listed the waste collectors currently authorised to operate within the domestic household collection business within County Tipperary under the following link: www.nwcpo.ie/permitsearch.aspx .

      Please note the Household Waste Collectors listed are those who made Annual Environmental Returns to NWCPO for North Tipperary & South Tipperary for waste collected during 2013.

      Information on their respective collection routes and collection rates are available by contacting the waste collector directly.

      For information on waste disposal and recycling facilities for use by members of the public within Tipperary’s functional area please look up our web site under ‘Environment’, ‘Waste Infrastructure & Recycling’.

      Pay-By-Weight - What does this mean?

      Currently each household waste bin lifted must have its contents weighed (separately) by the household waste collector and the weight(s) reported to the customer at minimum of monthly intervals, either in writing or electronically.

      In the run up to and following concerns regarding the reported escalation of waste bills for some customers from 01 July 2016, particularly in relation to proposed increases in service charges under the new Pay-by-Weight charging system, the Minister for the Environment in consultation with the waste industry, agreed effectively a price freeze to end-June 2017, and, a review of the operation of Pay-by-Weight at the end of this 12-month transition period.

      As part of this agreement it is intended that customers will be able from January 2017, through a dual billing process, to see the following:
      1. details of the weight of waste they are presenting for collection;
      2. details of their costs under the their current price plan;
      3. details of the comparative pay-by-weight charge.

      At the end of this 12-month transition period (July 2017), the Government will review the operation of pay-by-weight, including the effectiveness of the transition process, and make decisions regarding its further roll-out, regulation and oversight.

      The advantage of pay-by-weight is that it gives you more control over your waste bills. The less your bin weighs, the less you pay, so there is a great incentive to prevent and recycle waste. Not only will this benefit you, it is also good for the environment. In areas where pay-by-weight is already operating, householders have become more efficient in segregating their waste, leading to a reduction in the amount of waste collected.

      Each household waste collector has published its Customer Charter (also available on the NWCPO web site at www.nwcpo.ie )

      From July 2016 each household waste collector shall ensure the deployment of an agreed programme of communication, including the provision of educational literature, to persons who present household waste for collection.
      That programme may include related protocols and procedures in respect of any contamination detected by the collector, charges applicable for the collection of different fractions of waste, waste prevention, waste segregation, the presentation of waste and other related matters.

      The implementation and enforcement of environment legislation is one of the key responsibilities of the Council’s Environment Section.

      In relation to waste activities, the principal piece of legislation is the Waste Management Act 1996, which has been amended on a number of occasions. Under the Act, it is the responsibility of the Council to monitor and inspect waste activities generally and to take appropriate enforcement action in respect of illegal activities.

      Section 60 of the 1996 Act empowers the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to give general directions in writing to local authorities as to policy in relation to the performance by local authorities of their functions under the Act. Local authorities shall have regard to any directions given to them by the Minister, in accordance with same.

      On 25 July 2008, such a policy direction under section 60 of the Act was issued by the Minister regarding action against illegal waste activity – the use of sanctions. Under this policy direction, the Environmental Protection Agency and local authorities are directed to prepare an Enforcement Policy in respect of Unauthorised Waste Activities which will encourage and promote systematic and consistent enforcement actions against illegal waste operators across the state as a whole and which will deliver effective, proportionate and dissuasive actions against such operators for the purposes of and to effect full compliance with Directive 2006/12/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on waste, which is known as the Waste Framework Directive. (Directive 2006/12/EC was revised and replaced by Directive 2008/98/EC)

      The Minister’s Section 60 policy direction is aimed at further strengthening the Irish enforcement system in order to meet the requirements of the Waste Framework Directive. In particular, this direction requires the environment regulators (Environmental Protection Agency and local authorities) to prepare an enforcement policy, which should encourage and promote the following objectives:

      • ensure effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions, in a reasonable timescale against those involved in unauthorised waste activities;
      • provide a coherent approach to sanctions, and their use;
      • ensure that unauthorised waste activities are made subject to sanctions and not only sanctions aimed at their cessation;
      • encourage criminal prosecutions at the highest appropriate level and particularly at circuit or high court level to ensure that the sanction is commensurate with the crime; and
      • ensure the imposition of the landfill levy for illegally landfilled waste.

      The Enforcement Policy for Unauthorised Waste Activities was finalised for Tipperary County Council in September 2014. This Enforcement Policy sets out the policy framework that the Environment Section uses when enforcing waste legislation.

      If you have any queries in relation to this please contact the Environment Section by phone on 0761 06 5000 or email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Waste Authorisation
      In accordance with Section 39 of the Waste Management Act, 1996, as amended, a person shall not dispose of or undertake the recovery of waste (including the treatment of waste) at a facility, and may only do so under and in accordance with a waste licence that is in force in relation to the carrying on of the activity concerned at that facility.

      This means any person (i.e. individual, company or partnership) disposing of or undertaking the recovery of waste at a facility requires prior authorisation, in the form of a Waste Licence, or, a Waste Facility Permit, or, a Certificate of Registration, and, shall comply with the terms and conditions attached to such authorisation.

      Waste authorisation in the form of a Waste Facility Permit or a Certificate of Registration is issued by the Local Authority within which the facility is to be situated. The waste authorisation may upon application be issued by the Local Authority to any person to carry on a waste activity or activities listed in the 3rd Schedule of the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations, 2007, as amended.

      In applying for a Waste Facility Permit or a Certificate of Registration the applicant must demonstrate that:
      • the carrying on of the activity will not result in environmental pollution;
      • the carrying on of the activity will not result in emissions that breach environmental standards;
      • in the carrying on of the activity best available techniques will be used to prevent or minimise emissions,
      • they are a fit and proper person to carry on the activity, and
      • the facility is compliant with planning or exempt from planning.

      Waste Facility Permit and Registration Regulations
      The Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007, S.I. No. 821 of 2007, as amended by the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, S.I. No. 86 of 2008, came into effect on the 01st June 2008. The Regulations set out the procedures for the making of Waste Facility Permit and Certificate of Registration applications, public consultation, consideration by local authorities of submissions in relation to permit applications, and the grant, refusal, review, amendment, transfer, revocation and surrender of Waste Facility Permits and Certificates of Registration by Local Authorities and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

      They replaced the Waste Management (Permit) Regulations 1998.

      Key changes to Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007 as amended are:
      • Provision to enable the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to decide on whether, having regard to particular circumstances, the facility requires a waste license or permit or certificate of registration.
      • Empower local authorities to recover all or part of the reasonable costs incurred by ongoing monitoring of compliance with a facility permit, including the costs of inspections and investigations.
      • A local authority shall not grant a waste facility permit unless it is satisfied that the facility is planning compliant.
      • Empower local authorities to attach such conditions to a waste facility permit as are necessary to give effect to the objectives of regional Waste Management Plans or the National Hazardous Waste Management Plan.
      • Empower local authorities to attach such conditions to a waste facility permit as are necessary to encourage sound environmental management of waste and in particular to encourage waste prevention, re-use, recycling and recovery.

      The Regulations are available to view and download from the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s website at: http://www.environ.ie/en/Legislation/Environment/Waste/WasteManagement/ .

      Please note these Regulations are subject to amendment from time to time.

      Guidance on the Waste Facility Permit and Registration Regulations
      There are currently 13 Classes of Activity subject to Waste Facility Permits and 14 Classes of Activity subject to Certificates of Registration. The EPA has developed a DECISION TREE that will assist in determining which authorisation applies to your waste activity.

      The Guidance Manual on the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations is available from the EPA on the link: http://www.epa.ie/downloads/advice/waste/wastepermitregulations/

      There are no expressed exemptions available under the Facility Permit and Registration Regulations. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may determine the requirement to hold a waste authorisation under these regulations is not needed. A determination is made in response to an online application being to the EPA under Article 11 of the Regulations. See www.epa.ie/licensing/licques/article11declarations/ for further details.

      ‘The list of authorised waste facilities in Ireland issued under the Waste Management (Facility Permit and Registration) Regulations 2007, including those issued by Tipperary County Council, is available on the NWCPO Website at http://facilityregister.nwcpo.ie/.

      Application forms and information on the making of an application are available below. Applicants are advised to engage in a pre-application consultation prior to lodging an application.

      PDF icon FRM 0069 07 WFP and COR Application Form TCC.pdf PDF icon FRM 0070 02 WFP and COR Transfer Form TCC.pdf PDF icon FRM 0103 01 WFP and COR Surrender Form TCC.pdf PDF icon FRM 0130 01 WFP Amendment Form Art 26 TCC.pdf

      The water framework Directive (WFD) is the most significant piece of water related legislation to date. It adopts a holistic approach covering all waters – rivers, lakes, estuaries, costal water and ground water as well as their dependent wetlands. It also recognises that waters do not stop at administrative boundaries but are required to be managed on a catchment basis.
      The WFD sets ambitions targets and requires all waters to achieve ‘good status’ or near pristine conditions. Eight River Basin Districts (RBD) has been established within the Island of Ireland and each RBD must prepare a management plan to achieve good water status.

      Tipperary is in three RBD’s:

      1. The South East River Basin District (SERBD) includes the Suir, Nore and their tributaries
      2. The Shannon RBD (SRBD) takes in Lough Derg and the Rivers and tributaries, and
      3. The South Western River Basin District covers a small part of the south western part of the county.

      A large number of organisations from a broad range of disciplines contribute to the activities and the Projects by participating in the River Basin Management Groups. The current River Basin Management Plans will be reviewed in 2014-2015; public consultations will be advertised in local press.

      Further information on the WFD and the RBDs can be obtained on the link below;

      Housing

      "To ensure that all persons in the County have affordable accommodation suitable to their social and personal needs"

      The Council, in seeking to achieve this objective, and in line with the policies set down in the Policy Document "Delivering Homes - Sustaining Communities" published by the Department of the Environment in 2007, continues to provide a wide range of housing services throughout the County.

      The principal housing functions are as follows:

      • To promote and utilise the options provided for in National Housing Policy.
      • To implement our Social Housing Investment Programme.
      • To implement the provisions of the Housing Strategy
      • To prepare and implement a programme for advance land acquisition in accordance with National Housing Policy.
      • To ensure that our housing policy encourages and supports Rural Sustainability.
      • To implement the 5 year Traveller Accommodation Plan 2014 - 2018.
      • To implement the provisions of the Homeless Strategies and Action Plans.
      • To promote, assist and develop the Voluntary Housing Sector in the County.
      • To prioritise Social Inclusion by promoting resident participation in the management of social housing schemes.
      • To comply with Private Sector Residential Accommodation Legislation/Regulations.
      • To upgrade our Housing Stock subject to the availability of funding both nationally and locally.

      Please note that 2016 Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme has now closed.

      Only Emergency applications as per the Tipperary County Council Priority Scheme for grant aid will now be accepted. Any Emergency application received for grant aid will be considered in light of available funding in 2016.
      EMERGENCY CASE: Where alterations/adaptations would facilitate the immediate discharge from hospital or alleviate the immediate need for hospitalisation following an immediate change in the applicants’ circumstances arising from an accident, stroke, heart attack etc.

      Application forms for the following Grant Schemes are available for Emergency applications by contacting the Housing Grants Section of the Council.

      • Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for People with a Disability, which will assist with the provision/adaptation of accommodation to meet the needs of people with a disability;
      • Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme, which will assist in addressing mobility problems primarily associated with ageing;
      • Housing Aid for Older People Scheme, which will provide assistance to older people (i.e. persons aged 66 years and above) living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out to their houses.

      For further information please contact the Housing Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or telephone ‘Housing Grants’ at 0761 06 5000 or by email to housinggrants@tipperarycoco.ie

      Living in an Affordable Home
      Affordable housing schemes have been discontinued. However if you were one of the affordable home buyers in the last number of years, the following information may still be relevant for you.
      Affordable homes were provided for people who could not afford to buy a home on the open market. They were provided at a discount to the market price on the condition that you had to live in it.
      If you sold it within 20 years, you had to pay back a percentage of the sale price to the local authority. This is known as a 'Clawback'.

      Selling an Affordable Home
      If you sell your affordable home within 20 years of buying it, you must pay back to the local authority an amount known as the ‘clawback’. This applies whether you have a local authority mortgage or a mortgage with a bank or building society.

      How Does the Local Authority Calculate the Clawback?
      When you bought your affordable home, you got it at a discount to other similar properties on the market. The clawback is based on the percentage discount you got when you bought your affordable home. If you decide to sell your home, the local authority applies this percentage to the price you get for the sale, depending on the current value of the property. Depending on the value of your property when you sell it, the calculation of the clawback may vary. Examples of different scenarios are set out below.

      Generally, if you sell within the first 10 years, you must pay back the full percentage from the sale that you got as a discount when you bought your home.
      After 10 years, the percentage you must pay back reduces by one-tenth for each full year you live in your home. If you sell your home after 20 years, you do not have to pay any ‘clawback’ to the local authority.

      Example of How the Clawback Works
      John and Mary bought an affordable home. The market value of this property was €280,000, and they bought it at an affordable price of €196,000. So, the market value discount to John and Mary, which is known as the clawback, was 30%.

      • Scenario 1 – if they sell the home for less than the affordable price

      If the market value of the home decreases below the original affordable price of the home, and the home is sold at this lower price, then no clawback is payable to the local authority.

      • Scenario 2: if they sell after 20 years

      If John and Mary sold their affordable home after 20 years, they would not have to pay any clawback to the local authority as the clawback charge is discharged after 20 years. However, they would have to repay any money owed to the mortgage lender to clear their mortgage.

      • Scenario 3 - If the Market Value of the Affordable Home Decreases

      If John and Mary sell their home and the market value has decreased from €280,000 to €210,000 then the clawback would be based on the lower market value of €210,000 less what they paid €196,000, which is €14,000. So they have to pay back €14,000 to the local authority when they sell in addition to any money owing on their mortgage.

      • Scenario 4 – if the market value of the affordable home increases

      If John and Mary sell their home for a higher amount than the original market value for example, €330,000 after five years, the clawback would be €99,000 (30% of €330,000). They would have to pay back €99,000 to the local authority. They would also have to repay any money owed to the mortgage lender to clear their mortgage.

      PDF icon HPL1-form.pdf

      Tipperary County Council acknowledges that anti-social behaviour can have a seriously negative impact on the lives of people and is committed to promoting a safe and secure environment for all residents of its housing estates. In order to achieve this, the Council has adopted a very strong position where such acts of anti-social behaviour are proven.

      This Strategy on Anti-Social Behaviour outlines the Council’s.

      1. Objectives
      2. Strategies for preventing and combating anti-social behaviour.
      3. Procedures for dealing with complaints.

      The Housing Miscellaneous (Provisions Act) 2009 provides a new statutory framework of structures to address Homelessness. A Regional Approach is now being taken to the preparation of Homeless Action Plans, in line with the Statutory Regional Authority Areas.

      A dedicated Homeless Unit has been established by Tipperary County Council and the H.S.E. since 2003. This Unit is located at the H.S.E. Offices, Kenyon Street, Nenagh and is staffed by a Community Welfare Officer from the H.S.E. and a Resettlement Worker from North Tipperary County Council. An outreach support worker employed by Nenagh Community and Social Services is also accommodated at the Unit.
      The main objective of the Homeless Unit is to provide assistance in dealing with all persons who present as Homeless. Homeless Clinics are held weekly in Nenagh, Thurles and Roscrea as follows:

      Tuesday: Nenagh, Kenyon Street 10.30 a.m. - 11.00 .m.
      Wednesday: Roscrea Health Centre 10.00 a.m. - 10.30 a.m.
      Wednesday: Thurles Health Centre 02.00 p.m. - 02.30 p.m.

      The Housing Miscellaneous (Provisions Act) 2009 provides a new statutory framework of structures to address Homelessness.

      The South East region has been pro-active in terms of establishing Homeless Action Teams (HAT) in each Local Authority area and working to achieve a standardised approach to care and case management. The HAT meets weekly with representatives from Local Authority, HSE, St Michael’s Unit, Cuan Saor and Department of Social Protection. The HAT structure is proving to be an example of best practice in multi-agency co-operation in dealing with homelessness and it’s prevention.

      Homeless Supports within South Tipperary

      • Homeless Action Team (H.A.T.)
      • Tenancy Sustainment Service (SE SIMON)

      Both H.A.T. and the Tenancy Sustainment Service address the issue of homelessness and its prevention. Temporary B&B can be made available in an emergency pending the sourcing of private rented accommodation. Currently work is being undertaken to establish inter-county protocols to allow homeless persons in South Tipperary access to regional hostels. The number of persons that have been provided with Tenancy Sustainment Services to date in South Tipperary is 39.

      In 2013 a Directory of Adult Homeless Services in the South East Region was published. The Directory provides a comprehensive listing of all specialist homeless services, for adults, families and young people in the South East, as well as providing some information on relevant mainstream and general services, which provide support to people who are experiencing homelessness.

      The Directory provides up to date information on the range of services available including details on access criteria, referral procedures, staffing and support services offered. It also provides other information on the rights and entitlement of people who are experiencing homelessness including income, maintenance, accommodation and other services.

      The Directory is available at all Local Authority & HSE offices in the South East Region.

      To be eligible for a house purchase loan applicants must:

      1. Be First Time Buyers and neither applicant can be a previous owner or current owner of a property.
      2. Be aged between 18 and 70 years
      3. Be earning under €50,000 in the previous tax year as a single applicant or in the case of a joint application both incomes should not be greater than €75,000 in the previous tax year.
      4. Be in continuous permanent employment (this can be self employed) for at least two years in the case of the primary earner and in continuous permanent employment for one year in the case of a second applicant
      5. Of good credit standing with a satisfactory credit record (a credit check will be carried out before loan approval is granted)
      6. Have an indefinite right to remain in Ireland either through nationality or refugee status (Stamp 4)
      7. Have been refused by two lending agency’s for mortgage approval and be able to show evidence of refusal
      8. Be in a position to provide a 3% deposit on the property i.e. on a loan of €220,000 applicants must have a minimum deposit of €6,600.
      9. Provide proof of marital status (if divorced, legal documents must be submitted)
      10. Application fee €40.00

      If you meet all of the above criteria you will be eligible to submit an application.

      Please note: Social Welfare payments will only be considered in the case of secondary earner provided evidence of the long term nature of the payment is confirmed by the department of Social and Family Affairs

      PDF icon House Purchase Loan updated 25 july 2017.pdf

      Please note that Tipperary County Council is now accepting applications for grant aid in respect of the following schemes.

      • Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for People with a Disability, which will assist with the provision/adaptation of accommodation to meet the needs of people with a disability;
      • Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme, which will assist in addressing mobility problems primarily associated with ageing;
      • Housing Aid for Older People Scheme, which will provide assistance to older people (i.e. persons aged 66 years and above) living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out to their houses.

      Applications received will be considered in light of funding available in 2017 and in the context of the priority scheme employed by this Council; i.e. most urgent cases will be given first call on available funding.

      Application forms are available in the following offices or attached below;

      • Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel
      • Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh
      • Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District Office, Town Hall, Carrick on Suir
      • Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District Office, Rosanna Road, Tipperary
      • Templemore-Thurles Municipal District Offices, Slievenamon Road, Thurles

      Please see application forms below or for further information please contact the Housing Grants Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary or telephone 0761 06 5000.
      Tipperary County Council reserves the right to suspend the scheme for applications at any time in light of change of circumstances or available funding.

      PDF icon HOP Application Form 2017.pdf PDF icon HGD Application Form 2017.pdf PDF icon LA Tenant Application form 2017.pdf PDF icon MAG Application Form 2017.pdf

      The Housing (Adaption Grants for People with a Disability and Older People), Regulations 2007, became effective from 1st November 2007, and introduced three new housing grant schemes to replace the Disabled Persons Grant Scheme and Essential Repairs Grant Scheme.

      The grants are funded jointly by the Department of Environment, Heritage & Local Government and Tipperary County Council.

      Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for People with a Disability
      The Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme for People with a Disability will assist with the provision/adaptation of accommodation which is deemed reasonably necessary to meet the needs of people with a physical, sensory, psychiatric or intellectual impairment. The grant is means tested and may be paid where appropriate in respect of works carried out to:

      • Owner occupied housing
      • Houses being purchased from a Local Authority under the Tenant Purchase Scheme
      • Private Rented Accommodation
      • Accommodation provided under the Voluntary Housing Capital Assistance Scheme and Rental Subsidy Schemes
      • Accommodation occupied by persons living in communal residences

      The maximum grant of €30,000, which will cover 95% of the cost of the works, will be available to applicants whose gross household income is less than €30,000 per annum, tapering to 30% for applicants with gross household income of between €50,001 to €60,000 per annum. Certain income disregards apply.

      Current Position:
      The most recent Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme closed for receipt of applications on the 30th April 2014. The Council, therefore is not accepting any new Applications under the Housing Adaptation Grant Scheme owing to funding constraints.

      The Scheme is available to assist older people living in poor housing conditions to have necessary repairs or improvements carried out which in the opinion of the Local Authority are reasonably necessary to make a house habitable for the occupant lifetime. Payment of this grant is restricted to those aged 66 years and above. The grant applies to owner occupied houses and houses being purchased from a Local Authority under the Tenant Purchase Scheme.

      The maximum grant under the scheme is €8,000 which may cover up to 95% of the cost of the works. The maximum grant is available to applicants with gross annual household income of less than €30,000 tapering to 30% for those household incomes of between €50,001 to €60,000.

      The purpose of the Housing Allocation Scheme is to provide a means of determining the order of priority to be accorded in the allocation of dwellings to:

      • persons assessed as being qualified for social housing support in accordance with Section 20 of the Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2009 together with the Housing Assessment Regulations 2011, which came into effect from 1st April 2011
      • persons transferring from a dwelling, including from a dwelling provided under the Social Housing Leasing Initiative or the Rental Accommodation Scheme and, including transfers to new dwellings being purchased under the Incremental Purchase Scheme.

      This allocation scheme applies to –

      1. Dwellings provided under the Housing Acts 1966 to 2009 or Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000 –

        (i) of which the housing authority is the owner,

        or

        (ii) of which the housing authority is not the owner and which are provided under a contract or lease between the housing authority and the owner concerned, including rental accommodation availability agreements,

        and

      2. dwellings owned and provided by Approved Housing Bodies (AHBs) to whom assistance is given under section 6 of the Housing Act 1992 for the purposes of such provision.

      Please see the full scheme for 2015 below.

      Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) is a new social housing support. Persons must be a qualified housing applicant(s) before they can apply for HAP.

      If you are eligible as an approved housing applicant, you must find your own private rented accommodation (within specific rent caps). The Local Authority will pay the landlord directly and the tenant will pay a rent to the local authority based on the differential rent scheme. The rent will be based on your weekly household income and works in a similar way to the differential rents charged for local authority houses.

      Approved housing applications currently in receipt of Rent Supplement cannot apply for HAP until they are contacted by the Department of Social Protection to arrange for transfer to same.
      See the attached Tenant & Landlord sheets for more detailed information.

      This loan is for works to improve the structure of a house.

      The following income eligibility test applies: two and a half times principal earner's income plus once any subsidiary income is less than €100,000.

      Loan Term: 15 years (maximum term)
      Maximum Loan: €38,000
      Interest Rate: 2.75% variable

      PDF icon Reconstruction Loan application Form.pdf

      Are you insolvent?
      The word insolvency is often associated with companies, but when a person is unable to pay bills in full when they are due or is paying a little off each bill to keep creditors at bay and receiving letters and calls about missed payments – these are all signs of personal insolvency.

      The Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) is an independent government body offering 4 debt solutions for all levels of debt. It has a regulated network of professionals that can arrange for debts to be restructured and/or written off. Thousands of people in Ireland have availed of the ISI’s solutions; however, many people are still unaware of the ISI and are living with problem debt.

      According to the ISI, the effects of problem debt on a person’s wellbeing and mental health can be severe and can prevent them coming forward for help. People get so used to making personal sacrifices and struggling to make-do, that they don’t realise they are insolvent.

      The reality is that thousands of people in Ireland are insolvent and in deep mortgage arrears. It is important for people in fear of losing their home to be aware that even if they have received letters threatening repossession, or a Court appearance date it is still not too late to sort out their finances and, hopefully, keep their home.

      The majority of personal insolvency proposals put to creditors are being accepted and recent amendments to legislation mean that where creditors have rejected a proposed Personal Insolvency Arrangement, the borrower can seek a review by the Court. The so called “bank veto” is gone.

      All of the debt solutions overseen by the ISI are designed to get a person back on track financially and at the end of the process the person will be solvent again and can start planning their future.
      Visit www.backontrack.ie, freetext ISI to 50015 or call the ISI’s information line at 076 106 4200.

      The ISI offers 4 debt solutions:

      • Debt Relief Notice - a solution for people with low income, no mortgage and very few assets. This solution allows for complete write off of debts up to €35,000 and can be applied for, at no cost, through an Approved Intermediary, many of whom are based in MABS.
      • Debt Settlement Arrangement – a solution to problem debts that have built up outside of a mortgage, such as credit cards, personal loans, overdrafts. This solution features write-down and write-off of debts that cannot be repaid. It can be applied for through a Personal Insolvency Practitioner, professionals based around the country that are regulated by the ISI.
      • Personal Insolvency Arrangement – is a similar solution to the Debt Settlement Arrangement but it also includes mortgage debt and, where possible, allows a person to keep their home. Again, this solution is available through a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.
      • Bankruptcy – the solution for people for which the alternatives above are not suitable. The bankruptcy term is now reduced to 1 year.

      Local authorities are the main providers of housing for people who have been deemed to have a Housing Need.

      To be considered for local authority housing in Tipperary, you should apply to this Authority using the application form below. Applicants will be assessed in accordance with Housing Assessment Regulations 2011, which came into effect from 1st April 2011.

      If deemed to be in need of housing, applicants are placed on the waiting list and considered for vacancies in accordance with the Allocation Scheme.

      Please contact the Housing Section for more information at 0761 065000.

      PDF icon Housing Application Form.pdf PDF icon Easy to Read Guide - Social Housing Support Form - Housing Agency March 2017.pdf PDF icon Irish Easy to Read Guide - Social Housing Support Form - Housing Agency March 2017.pdf

      "A áirithiú go mbeidh lóistín inacmhainne ag na daoine go léir sa Chontae atá oiriúnach dá riachtanais shóisialta agus phearsanta"

      Agus í ag déanamh iarrachta an sprioc sin a bhaint amach, agus faoi réir na mbeartas atá leagtha amach sa Cháipéis Bheartais "Bailte a Sholáthair - Pobail a Chothabháil"
      a d'fhoilsigh an Roinn Comhshaoil in 2007, leanann an Chomhairle ag soláthar réimse leathain sheirbhísí tithíochta ar fud an Chontae.

      Is iad seo a leanas na príomhfheidhmeanna tithíochta:

      • Na roghanna arna soláthar sa Bheartas Náisiúnta Tithíochta a chur chun cinn agus a úsáid.
      • Ár gClár Infheistíochta Tithíochta Sóisialta a chur i bhfeidhm.
      • Forálacha an Bheartais Tithíochta a chur i bhfeidhm.
      • Clár um thalamh a fháil roimh ré a ullmhú i gcomhréir leis an mBeartas Náisiúnta Tithíochta.
      • A áirithiú go spreagtar Inbhuanaitheacht Tuaithe agus go dtacaítear léi lenár mbeartas tithíochta.
      • Plean 5 bliain Cóiríochta do Thaistealaithe 2014 - 2018 a chur i bhfeidhm.
      • Forálacha na Straitéisí agus na bPleananna Gníomhaíochta do Dhaoine Gan Dídean a chur i bhfeidhm.
      • An Earnáil Dheonach Tithíochta sa Chontae a chur chun cinn, tacú léi agus í a fhorbairt.
      • Cuimsiú Sóisialta a chur in ord tosaíochta trí rannpháirtíocht na gcónaitheoirí i mbainistiú scéimeanna tithíochta sóisialta a chur chun cinn.
      • Reachtaíocht/ Rialacháin do Lóistín Cónaitheach san Earnáil Phríobháideach a chomhlíonadh.
      • Ár Soláthar Tithíochta a uasghrádú faoi réir infhaighteachta maoinithe náisiúnta agus áitiúil.

      The Mobility Aids Housing Grant Scheme will assist with adaptations to address mobility problems primarily associated with ageing. The Local Authority must be of the view that the works are reasonably necessary to facilitate the mobility needs of a member of a household.

      The maximum grant of €6,000 to cover 100% of the cost of the works is available to those with gross annual household income of up to €30,000.

      Local Authority tenants who surrender the Council house they occupy to buy or build a private house can avail of an allowance of €11,450 from the Department of the Environment and Local Government. The allowance is paid directly to the lending agency.

      The property purchased or built must meet the housing needs of the family concerned and any mortgage entered into must be for €38092 or more to qualify for inclusion in the scheme.

      Further details of this scheme can be obtained from:
      Housing Section, Tipperary County Council , Civic Offices, Clonmel/ Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.
      Telephone Customer Service Desk: 0761 065000 or email: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie

      Under Part V of the Act it is a requirement of planning permission for new housing developments that a certain portion of the land - up to 20% - be reserved to meet the need for social and affordable housing.

      Part V of the Act enables local authorities to achieve this strategy by requiring housing developers to enter into an agreement, with the appropriate Local Authority, to provide houses, fully or partially serviced sites, or land or an equivalent monetary contribution for the purposes of Social and Affordable Housing. It also sets out the terms of such agreements and the manner in which compensation will be decided.

      However, in view of the current economic climate and resulting funding constraints it is unlikely that the Local Authority would be in a position to purchases houses, sites or land and in any negotiations the preferred option for compliance with Part V would be the payment of a monetary contribution.

      The Council may issue loans for the repair, improvement and reconstruction of domestic dwellings.

      The following works will qualify for loan assistance:-

      1. Provision of bathroom and toilet facilities (where they do not exist)
      2. Provision of livingroom, kitchen or bedroom extension
      3. Installation of water and sewerage facilities
      4. Necessary works to the fabric of the house

      MAXIMUM LOAN: €38,000 or 95% of the cost of the works, as estimated by the Council.

      INCOME LIMIT: €50,000 in the previous tax year (single earner); €70,000 in the previous tax year (double earner)

      TERM OF LOAN: 15 years

      SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:

      Loan application form to be completed and accompanied by the following:-

      1. Application fee of €15.00
      2. Current Wages Certificate and/or in the case of a farmer, Rate Demand Number
      3. Form P60 for the previous tax year or a Tax Assessment Certificate, which may be issued by the Revenue Commissioners
      4. Copy of plans and specification, together with the estimated cost of the work from your Contractor
      5. Copy of planning permission, if applicable
      6. Tax Clearance Certificate of applicant, issued by him by the Revenue Commissioners where it is proposed to borrow €15,000, or more
      7. Number and expiry date of Tax Clearance Certificate
      8. The upper age limit for this scheme is 55 years
      9. Two refusals from Bank/Building Society

      N.B. An application will not be accepted unless fully completed and accompanied by all the information requested.

      Payment of Loan:

      Payment of the loan cannot be made, until the legal formalities have been finalised and the work completed satisfactorily.

      For Reconstruction Loans less than €15,000, the applicant must provide his tax number and tax district and certify that to the best of his knowledge, his tax affairs are in order. Where the amount of the loan is €15,000, or more, the applicant must submit a current tax clearance certificate, issued to him by the Revenue Commissioners.

      Regardless of the amount of the loan, the applicant will be required to furnish the name, address, tax reference number and tax district of each contractor undertaking the works, together with the number and expiry date of either the contractor's tax clearance certificate.

      However, the applicant is not necessarily required to have the works carried out by a contractor.

      PDF icon reconstruciton loan application form.pdf

      The purpose of the scheme is to transfer responsibility for housing SWA Rent supplement recipients who are deemed to have a long term housing need to local authorities. Administered by local authorities, the scheme is intended to provided and additional source of good quality rented accommodation for eligible persons.

      This Council has adopted the approach of integrating all RAS activity within mainstream housing functions and the co-ordination of efforts to obtain new supply across RAS, leasing, Part V and acquisition programmes.

      Social Housing Leasing Initiative (SLI)
      The Government has allocated funding for local authorities and approved housing bodies to lease or rent residential properties from private owners. These properties will be used to provide accommodation to people who are currently unable to source suitable properties from their own resources. Local authorities and approved housing bodies are available to discuss proposals with owners of all types of properties who are interested in making properties available. Properties must be of good quality and can be new or previously occupied. Each local authority and approved housing body will also assess the suitability of properties proposed with reference to the housing needs that have been identified for that area and its overall compliance with planning and building control. In return, the local authority or approved housing body will enter into a legal arrangement with the owner for the use of the property for an agreed term and guarantee rent payments for the term.

      Arrangements
      There are two options for property owners who are considering making their properties available to a local authority or approved housing body:

      1. Long-term lease arrangements (10-20 years)
      2. Shorter-term rental arrangements (typically 1-10 years)

      Summary of leasing and rental options

      Long-Term Leasing Arrangement Shorter-Term Rental Arrangement

      Term Arrangement

      10-20 years

      Typically, one to ten years but can be for the duration of the existing tenancy only.

      Rent

      • Approximately 80% of open market rent

      • Paid monthly or quarterly in advance
      • Payments guaranteed for the lease term
      • No rent loss due to void periods
      • Periodic Rent Reviews
      • No tenant rent collection responsibilities
      • Approximately 92% of open market rent
        - depending on contract type
      • Paid monthly or quarterly in advance
      • Payments guaranteed for the term
      • No rent loss due to void periods
      • Periodic Rent Reviews
      • No tenant rent collection responsibilities

      Internal Maintenance

      Local Authority’s/Approved Housing Body’s Responsibility

      Property Owner’s Responsibility

      Structural Maintenance

      Property Owner’s Responsibility

      Property Owner’s Responsibility

      Tenant Management

      Local Authority’s/Approved Housing Body’s Responsibility

      Property Owner’s Responsibility landlord/tenant relationship exists between property owner and tenant

      Furnishings

      Required

      Required

      Cost Savings

      • No vacancy periods
      • No rent arrears
      • No letting fees
      • No advertising costs
      • No refurbishment costs
      • Reduced maintenance costs
      • PRTB tenancy registration charge not Applicable

      • No vacancy periods – depending on contract type
      • No rent arrears
      • No letting fees
      • No advertising costs

      End of Term

      Local Authority/Approved Housing Body returns property in good repair order and condition, save for fair wear and tear.

      Property Owner retains ongoing maintenance responsibility for the property as normal.

      PDF icon Landlord Questionaire.pdf

      A key component of the Rebuilding Ireland Action Plan for Housing and Homelessness is a new scheme, the Vacant Housing Repair and Leasing Initiative, which targets the delivery of social housing and also ensures that existing housing stock is used to the maximum degree possible.
      The basis of the scheme is that repair and improvement works to suitable vacant properties are funded to bring them up to the standard for rented accommodation, the properties are then leased to the Council/Approved Housing Bodies for a minimum of 10 years and the cost of the works is deducted from lease payments over the agreed lease term.
      Tipperary County Council will assist property owners to develop the scope of works and also aid the property owner in the completion of the repair works. Property inspections are carried out by Tipperary County Council staff who will identify the works required to bring the dwelling to the required standard.
      If you are interested in this scheme please complete and return the enquiry form, available below.
      Should you have any other queries in relation to the Scheme please contact Seamus O’Brien (seamus.obrien@tipperarycoco.ie) or Breda Ryan (breda.ryan@tipperarycoco.ie) at 0761 06 5000.

      PDF icon Repair & Leasing Initiative Enquiry Form TCC.pdf

      The National Housing Strategy for People with a Disability 2011 - 2016, published in 2011, and the associated National Implementation Framework, which are joint publications by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government and the Department of Health were developed as a part of a coherent framework, in conjunction with the A Vision for Change (the Government’s mental health policy) and a Time to Move on from Congregated Settings (the Report of the Working Group on Congregated Settings) to support people with disabilities in community based living with maximum independence and choice.

      The vision of the Strategy is to facilitate access, for people with disabilities, to the appropriate range of housing and related support services, delivered in an integrated and sustainable manner, which promotes equality of opportunity, individual choice and independent living.

      Tipperary County Council is pleased to give you a copy of its new Tenant Handbook. As your landlord, Tipperary County Council is taking this opportunity to remind you of the wide range of services available to you as one of our tenants.

      This handbook sets out to explain the main topics contained in your tenancy agreement, our legal contract with you. It explains your responsibilities as a tenant and our responsibilities as your landlord. It allows us to give you more and better information about the Council and the way it operates.

      In addition to the handbook, there are a range of leaflets, circulars, public information notices and annual publications available.
      Please keep your copy of this handbook in a safe place at home. We hope you find it useful and wish you the best of luck in your home.

      From 1st January 2016 existing tenants of Tipperary County Council have an opportunity to purchase their homes through an Incremental Purchase Scheme introduced under Part 3 of Housing (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2014
      There are a number of pre requisites which households must meet including :

      • Tenants/joint tenants must have minimum reckonable income of €15,000 per annum.
      • Reckonable income must come mainly from regular employment and not solely from social welfare
      • Applicants must be in receipt of social housing support for minimum period of 1 year
      • Applicants must not be disqualified from purchasing as a result of having purchased before
      • Applicants must have a satisfactory rent record, and all charges up to date [i.e. Water charges etc]
      • Houses must be available for sale and not restricted as in past schemes [i.e. not houses specifically reserved for elderly, transitional accommodation, traveller accommodation, in interests of estate management etc]

      For income between €15,000 and €20,000 tenant purchase discount will be 60% of Purchase price and an Incremental Purchase Charge of 60% will apply to house and be reduced by 2% per annum over 30 years
      For income between €20,001 and €29,999 tenant purchase discount will be 50% of Purchase price and an Incremental Purchase Charge of 50% will apply to house and be reduced by 2% per annum over 25 years
      For income over €30,000 tenant purchase discount will be 40% of Purchase price and an Incremental Purchase Charge will apply to house and be reduced by 2% per annum over 20 years

      PDF icon Tenant Purchase Application Form.pdf

      North and South Tipperary Local Authorities are committed to meeting the housing needs of members of the Travelling Community throughout Tipperary. In order to achieve this objective, a new Joint Traveller Accommodation Programme for the period 2014 – 2018 is being developed. North and South Tipperary County Councils are to merge into Tipperary County Council by June 2014. The new authority will also include Nenagh, Templemore, Thurles, Tipperary, Carrick-on-Suir and Cashel Town Councils and Clonmel Borough Council.

      The Annual Count of Traveller Families at November 30th 2012 identified 201 households in North Tipperary. Of this total, 106 families were in permanent accommodation provided by the Local Authority. 27 families were residing in Traveller specific accommodation and 16 families were living on unauthorised sites. In South Tipperary the Annual count showed 139 Traveler Households. 50 families were in permanent accommodation provided by the Local Authority. 24 families were residing in Traveller specific accommodation and 12 families were living on unauthorised sites.

      The Housing (Traveller Accommodation) Act 1998 requires that each housing authority adopts a Traveller Accommodation Programme for its functional area. The Act also provided for Local Authorities to prepare Joint Programmes. The Traveller Accommodation Programme outlines the accommodation requirements of the Travelling community over a five year period from 2014 to 2018.

      North and South Tipperary Local Authorities in preparing the programme for 2014 – 2018 undertook a consultation process with interested parties through fora such as the Local Traveller Accommodation Consultative Committees, Traveller Interagency Committees, and Housing Strategic Policy Committees. The views of Members of the Council and relevant bodies such as Statutory Agencies, Borough/Town Councils, adjoining Local Authorities, and interested community, voluntary and non-profit bodies were also considered. By way of advertisements in the local press, written submissions were sought from members of the public and any other groups that might wish to make a contribution towards the preparation of the programme.

      Voluntary Housing Bodies play an important role in providing rental housing for people who could not otherwise afford to provide suitable accommodation from their own resources.

      The Voluntary Housing Bodies decide on the types of housing projects/services they will provide, having regard to local needs. They are responsible for tenancy allocations in consultation with the Local Authorities. They are not-for-profit organisations, concerned with the relief of housing needs and usually take the legal form of housing associations.
      Tipperary County Council Housing Department is happy to work closely with many Voluntary Housing Associations to provide accommodation to persons in need throughout the county.

      Voluntary Housing is supported by Local Authorities and the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government under separate schemes, as follows:

      Capital Assistance Scheme (CAS)
      The Capital Assistance Scheme provides accommodation, generally one or two bedroomed units, to meet special housing needs such as those of the elderly, disabled, homeless or smaller families.

      Capital Advance Leasing Facility (CALF)
      CALF is a new hybrid scheme that allows Voluntary Bodies to purchase properties with a part loan obtained through the Local Authority, the rest of the purchase money is sourced by the Voluntary Body themselves through their own resources or private finance. The purchased units are then entered into a Long Term Leasing arrangement for the term of loan whereby they are made available for persons from the Local Authority Housing Waiting List.

      This innovative scheme is seen as the way forward to providing high quality social housing through the Voluntary Housing Sector in the least costly way to the public purse.

      Planning

      The legal requirements in respect of making a planning application as outlined in the Planning and Development Acts and the Planning and Development Regulations must be fully complied with.
      If the above requirements are not met, Tipperary County Council will be unable to assess your application and it will be declared invalid and all documentation returned to you.

      It should be noted that the planning system is open and transparent and everyone (individuals, residents associations, etc.) has the right to see an application and to make submissions or observations if they think it will affect them or their neighbourhood. Persons may also make submissions or observations on an application even if they are not directly affected but feel strongly about a particular issue and want to express an opinion.

      When you have completed the form and plans the planning application together with the appropriate fee should be returned as follows to:

      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      Before you submit a Planning Application you may wish to avail of a Pre-Planning Meeting to discuss the details with a District Planner.

      PDF icon Tipperary County Council Planning Application Form Nov 2015full.pdf PDF icon Extension of Duration Application Form.pdf PDF icon Extension of Duration Application Form 20 or more houses.pdf PDF icon Planning Site Notice.pdf PDF icon S97 Certificate Application.pdf

      Under the Planning and Development Act 2000-2013 works which would normally be considered exempted development under Section 4(i)h of the Act may not be exempt in respect of a Protected Structure or a Proposed Protected Structure.

      Section 57 of the Act allows for the owner or occupier of a Protected Structure or a Proposed Protected Structure to make a written request to the Planning Authority to issue a declaration as to the type of works which it considers would or would not materially affect the character of the structure or any element of the structure, thereby clarifying which works would be considered exempted development and those which would require planning permission.

      PDF icon S57 Declaration Application Form.pdf

      Notice of intention to make a planning application within a period of 2 weeks prior to the submission of the application must be published in a local or national newspaper. Tipperary County Council has prepared an approved list of newspapers that corresponds with each Municipal District Area. A planning application shall be deemed invalid in the event that a notice is not published in accordance with this approved.

      Tipperary County Council has commissioned a Public Realm Plan to set out how identified streets and public open spaces within the town centre may be improved. The key objective will be to develop a plan which will make the town centre an attractive place for people to live, work and visit in line with the approach taken with other historic town centres such as Westport, Kilkenny or Kinsale.

      The following is planned:

      • An initial focus on public realm improvements for Sean Kelly Square
      • The subsequent planned development of a Public Realm Plan for Main Street

      Prior to the commencement of design work, we are seeking your help to guide us in the development of the design for Sean Kelly Square.

      Please send us your thoughts via email or letter, to the addresses provided below or via the on-line submission form here.

      The closing date for observations is the 7th July 2017. To assist you, we suggest you consider the following key questions:

      • What are the current issues facing the street layout within Sean Kelly Square, for both pedestrians and vehicles?
      • What are the most important issues for pedestrians and vehicles along the approaches to Sean Kelly Square from the N24, Main Street and Kickham Street?
      • What improvements for people and vehicles would you like to see at Sean Kelly Square?

      Emails should be forwarded to: carrickpublicrealm@tipperarycoco.ie
      Written Submissions should be forwarded to:

      Carrick on Suir Municipal District Office
      Civic Offices
      New Street
      Carrick on Suir
      Co Tipperary

      All submissions should be clearly marked with the heading “Carrick on Suir Pre-Design Public Consultation”

      Consultation Event in the Carraig Hotel
      If you would prefer to talk to us in person, we will be holding a public consultation event in the Carraig Hotel on Wednesday 5th July 2017 between 3pm and 8pm.
      You are encouraged to attend this informal event to help us design the public realm improvements within Sean Kelly Square.

      Did you know that it is possible for a local community to plan, own and profit from their own local windfarm built in their own community? Experience in Tipperary has shown that local communities can benefit directly from investing in energy efficiency.

      Tipperary Example of Community Investment in Energy Efficiency
      The village of Templederry is located on the northern edge of the Slieve Felim Mountains between Nenagh and Thurles. In 2001, the local community sought toinvestigate ways to increase employment and investment opportunities in the area and investment in renewable energy was identified as a good approach to this.

      A company was set up called ‘Templederry Energy Resources’ and 30 shares inthe company were allocated. 27 shares are owned by local Templederry persons, 2 Co-op shares and 1 share owned by the TEA.

      Over a number of years with the help of the TEA and North Tipperary LEADER the planning and development phase of a new wind farm was addressed. This entailed assessment of the wind resource in the area, acquiring finance, a connection to the national grid and securing planning permission. The overall grid connection is 3.9MW, and the wind farm has two turbines.

      Ireland’s first community owned wind farm was officially opened by Minister Pat Rabbitte, TD Minister for Communications, Energy & Natural Resources. The Templederry Community Wind Farm counts students, farmers and a local priest amongst its owners. The group is now producing green electricity and selling it to the grid, producing approx 15GWh per annum. This is enough to power 3,500 houses or the equivalent of the local town of Nenagh.

      TIPPERARY CASE STUDY
      Chairman of the Templederry group John Fogarty said: “Local ownership of wind farms is vital to the regeneration of rural Ireland. Exporting our energy will enable local children to attend third
      level colleges, generate investment, support local businesses and secure the long term viability of our community”

      Speaking at the opening Minister Rabbitte said ‘I am attracted to the novelty of this project, the novelty of the community connection. You should be proud of what you have delivered’.
      Paul Kenny, CEO Tipperary Energy Agency and Green Leader of the Year said ‘Developing wind farms is a real challenge for any small organisation. Costly studies and consultants are often a barrier to communities and farmers. A new model like Templederry is needed. In Denmark and Germany most wind farms have an aspect of community ownership. Even if it is only 10%, it is still vital. The key challenge in Ireland is to engage communities in ownership or co-ownership of wind developments. People need to be aware that fossil fuels whether imported or otherwise bleed billions out of our economy every year and are slowly boiling our planet. We need a change and it should result in economic development in our rural communities, where it is needed”.

      The Templederry case is only one example of how local communities can be actively involved in and profit from Wind Energy. Other examples include shared ownership with wind energy companies and community gain schemes.

      How to set up your own community windfarm?
      Contact the TEA for more detail on community involvement options in wind energy at www.TEA.ie

      Erasmus Smith House,
      Church Street,
      Cahir,
      Co. Tipperary.
      Tel 052 7443090
      Email info@tea.ie
      Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.30pm.

      TIPPERARY CASE STUDY

      Contact the Tipperary LEADER Partnerships at:
      South Tipperary Development Company Ltd
      Unit 2C, Carrigeen Ind Est, Clogheen Road, Cahir, Co.Tipperary
      info@stdc.ie
      +353 52 7442652

      North Tipperary LEADER Partnership
      2nd Floor, Friars Court, Nenagh
      Tel: 067-56676
      New Line, Roscrea
      info@ntlp.ie
      Tel: 0505 23379

      Section 48 of the Planning and Development Acts 2000 to 2010 (hereafter referred to as “the Act”) enables the Planning Authority when granting planning permission under Section 34 of the Act, to include conditions requiring the payment of a financial contribution in respect of public infrastructure and facilities benefiting development in the area of the Planning Authority and that is provided, or that it is intended will be provided, by or on behalf of the Local Authority, regardless of other sources of funding for the infrastructure and facilities.

      Subsection (3) of Section 48 specifies that a scheme shall;

      • set out the basis for the determination of a contribution
      • make provision for payment of different contributions in respect of different classes or descriptions of development
      • indicate the contribution to be paid in respect of the different classes of public infrastructure and facilities which are provided, or to be provided by the local authority having regard to the actual estimated cost of providing the classes of public infrastructure and facilities, except that any benefit which accrues in respect of existing development may not be included in any such determination.
      • May allow for the payment of a reduced contribution or no contribution in certain circumstances, in accordance with the provision of the scheme.

      A key way to save energy and money is to upgrade your home to ensure that it is more energy efficient. Such measures include boiler upgrades, roof and wall insulation etc. Such energy efficiency measures will reduce your energy consumption, save you money and generate local employment.

      Experience in Tipperary has shown that homeowners are benefitting from investing in energy efficiency.

      Tipperary Example of Community Investment in Energy Efficiency
      Upperchurch Drombane is a Tipperary community of around 400 houses and a population of about 1,200. As a community initiative a team was set up called the Drombane Upperchurch Energy Team (DUET) and they surveyed their own parish’s energy spend in 2011 and found that the community was spending €1 million per annum on domestic energy (heating and electricity).
      Over two years with the help of the TEA, LIT and North Tipperary LEADER Partnership, retrofit works were carried out on 50 homes and two community halls by local contractors, and retrofitting work continues. Householders have lower energy bills, and the local economy has grown.

      The feedback from the homeowners has been very positive;
      ““You feel you’re taking on a lot of … it’s a lot of money up front … it’s hard to realise that it does work out”.
      “It’s all positive from this house.”

      Not only is it beneficial to the homeowners but local contractors completed the construction works, meaning that most of the funding was kept within the parish.
      “I couldn’t say a bad word about the work or workmen. I am extremely happy with the outcome”

      Advantage to Homeowners in Upperchurch Drombane

      Newer Houses:

      • Cost of upgrade €4,000
      • Savings: €646 per year
      • Payback 6 years

      Older Houses

      • Cost of upgrade €15,000
      • Savings: €1,114 per year
      • Payback 13.5 years

      Read how the community of Drombane Upperchurch collectively saved energy and money in their local community in the attached document below.

      How to set up your own community energy scheme?

      Contact the TEA for more detail on community retrofitting at www.TEA.ie
      Erasmus Smith House,
      Church Street,
      Cahir,
      Co. Tipperary.
      Tel 052 7443090
      Email info@tea.ie
      Open Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 5.30pm.

      Contact the Tipperary LEADER Partnerships at:
      South Tipperary Development Company Ltd
      Unit 2C, Carrigeen Ind Est, Clogheen Road, Cahir, Co.Tipperary
      info@stdc.ie
      +353 52 7442652

      North Tipperary LEADER Partnership
      2nd Floor, Friars Court, Nenagh
      Tel: 067-56676

      New Line, Roscrea
      info@ntlp.ie
      Tel: 0505 23379

      Contact the SEAI for details on grants and supports – Under the ‘Better Homes Scheme’ Grants are available for attic insulation, wall insulation, heating and controls upgrades and solar energy systems. A grant for an after works Building Energy Rating is also available. Homeowners can find more information and apply for a grant online at www.seai.ie/betterenergyhomes or by calling 1850 927 000.

      Return to RES Consultation

      Exempt development is development for which planning permission is not required and is generally of a minor nature.

      Details of exempt development including conditions and limitations is contained in Schedule 2 of the Planning and Development Regulations. The Department of the Environment, Communities and Local Government has produced planning leaflets for the general public in relation to frequently asked questions including exempt development.

      In order to be certain that a minor development is exempt from the requirement for planning permission you are advised to make an application to Tipperary County Council to establish if there is a requirement to obtain planning permission for your proposal under Section 5 of the Planning and Development Acts.

      In order to make an application you must complete the attached form. In addition you are advised to provide a Location Plan, Site Plan, Floor and Elevation Plans (sufficiently detailed and scaled) to illustrate the proposed development.

      When you have completed the form and plans the application together with a fee of €80 should be returned as follows to:
      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      Unless further information is sought by the Planning Authority a decision will be issued within 4 weeks of receipt of the application. You can appeal the decision to An Bord Pleanála.

      PDF icon Section 5 Exemption Application Form.pdf

      Tipperary County Council has prepared a Masterplan for lands to the east Martyr’s Road and south of the Dublin Road, Nenagh

      The following Information Leaflets published by the Department of Environment, Communities and Local Government may be downloaded:

      Tipperary County Council is required to incorporate provisions of the Urban Regeneration & Housing Act 2015 regarding the vacant site levy and urban renewal and regeneration into the Development Plans as set out below by way of a variation process.

      You are invited to participate in the preparation of the Variations by making a written submission. The variations may be viewed by clicking on the links below:

      A copy of the proposed Variations may also be inspected during normal opening hours from Friday, 24th March to Monday 24th April, 2017 inclusive, at the following locations:

      • Planning Section, Civic Offices, Nenagh
      • Planning Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel

      Written submissions or observations with respect to the Proposed Variations may be made to the Council within the foregoing said period and will be taken into consideration before the making of the Variations.

      Submissions may be made here via the online submission form, by email to planning@tipperarycoco.ie, or in writing to Brian Clancy, Administrative Officer, Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, by 4.30p.m. on Monday, 24th April 2017.

      Written submissions should be clearly marked ‘Submission to Proposed Variation- Vacant Sites’ and the name of the Plan that the submission relates to should be stated.

      Please note that submissions/observations received may be subject to release under the Freedom of Information Acts 1997 – 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 – 2011 and may be placed on the Council’s website.

      Part 8 - The development consisting of the construction of a new social housing development of 26 dwellings on a 1.3 hectare site at Gortmaloge, Glenconnor, Clonmel

      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)
      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, 2001 (as amended)
      ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)

      Pursuant to the requirements above notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council proposes to carry out the following development:

      26 no. dwellings consisting of 13 no. 3 bedroom 2 storey houses, 8 no. 2 bedroom 2 storey houses, 5 no. 2 bedroom single storey houses, roads, footpaths, underground services, drainage systems, attenuation tank, boundary treatments, landscaping, open spaces and connection to existing sewers and watermain and all associated site works at Gortmaloge, Glenconnor, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
      The development has been the subject of an Appropriate Assessment screening in accordance with Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended. The Appropriate Assessment screening concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to give rise to significant or indeterminate impacts on any Natura 2000 site.
      Plans and particulars of the proposed developments together with the Appropriate Assessment Screening report will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at: -

      • Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
      • Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.


      between 9:30 a.m and 4.30 p.m., Monday to Friday from Thurday 27th April 2017 to Monday 12th June 2017 on all days the Offices of Tipperary County Council are open to the public within this period.

      Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be situated, may be made in writing to Clare Curley, Director of Services, Housing, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary to be received no later than 4.30 pm on Monday 26th June 2017.

      Who may appeal?

      1. As an applicant, if you are dissatisfied with the Council's decision or conditions attached to a planning decision, it can be appealed to An Bord Pleanala.
      2. As an objector to a planning application, if you submitted a valid objection you can also make an appeal. If you as an objector have lost your acknowledgement of objection which was issued, a duplicate can be printed and issued to you (please contact the Council on 0761 065000), as you will need this document to make a valid appeal.

      How do I appeal?
      Any appeal must be made within 4 weeks of the Council’s decision. Day one is the day on which the decision is made. See link below for the last day on which a valid appeal may be received by An Bord Pleanala (calculator calendar which appears on the home page).

      Link to An Board Pleanala Website: http://www.pleanala.ie/
      Link to Appeal Checklist http://www.pleanala.ie/guide/appeal_form.htm

      If you have not made a submission within the five week period but now wish to appeal under Article 37 (6) (a) of the Planning and Development Acts, a person who has an interest in land adjoining the application site may “apply to the Board for leave to appeal”. This means they have the right to make their case to the Board that they should be allowed to appeal. This must be done within four weeks from the date of the Notification of Decision.

      Once an application is on appeal anybody can make a submission to An Bord Pleanala for the prescribed fee. This must be done within 4 weeks of the appeal being lodged.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL

      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)
      EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (PUBLIC PARTICIPATION) REGULATIONS 2010

      Planning Application Register Reference number 14600480

      Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended, and in accordance with Section 10 of the European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 that North Tipperary County Council has issued a Notification of a Decision to grant planning permission on the 22/05/2015 , subject to 8 conditions, to Lisheen Milling Limited, for a 5 year permission for a development which will consist of re-opening of a borrow area, previously permitted under Planning Ref No PLC/17663. Aggregate materials (soil, stone & Rock) extracted from the borrow area will be used for on-site works, rehabilitation & future closure related activities, at Lisheen Mine. Aggregate extraction activities will be undertaken over an extension area of approx 13.5m within an overall site area of approx 27.5h. The maximum quantum of material to be extracted will be approx 1000000m3. Extraction activities will cease once closure activites at Lisheen Mine are completed as previously premitted under Ref No PLC/17663. The borrow area will then be rehabilitated. The development also include all related ancillary site works. An EIS & NIS have been submitted. The application relates to development which comprises, or is for the purposes of an activity requiring an IPCL under the EPA Acts 1992-2013(EPA Licence No P0088-04) at Barnalisheen, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

      The applicant and any person who made submissions or observations in writing to the Planning Authority in relation to this planning application may appeal this decision, in accordance with Section 37 (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, to An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 within a period of 4 weeks from the date of the decision by the Planning Authority.
      • Further information in respect of making an appeal can be found by contacting:- The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Monday to Friday except on public holidays and other days on which the offices are closed). Tel: (01) 858 8100, Lo Call: 1890 275 175, Fax: (01) 872 2684, Web site: www.pleanala.ie, Email: bord@pleanala.ie.

      A person may question the validity of any decision of the Planning Authority, or question the validity of any decision on an appeal by the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Any application for judicial review must be made within 8 weeks of the decision of the Board. It should be noted that any challenge taken under section 50 may question only the validity of the decision and the Courts do not adjudicate on the merits of the development from the perspectives of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and/or effects on the environment. Section 50A states that leave for judicial review shall not be granted unless the Court is satisfied that there are substantial grounds for contending that the decision is invalid or ought to be quashed.
      • Further information in respect of the Judicial Review process can be found on the www.citizensinformation.i.e. Contact Lo Call 1890 777 121 or +353 21 452 1600 for details of the location and operating hours of your local Citizens Information Centre.

      Disclaimer: The above is intended for information purposes. It does not purport to be a legally binding interpretation of the relevant provisions and it would be advisable for persons contemplating legal action to seek legal advice.

      Signed: T Kiely,
      Staff Officer,
      Planning.

      Date: 22nd May, 2015

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL

      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)
      EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (PUBLIC PARTICIPATION) REGULATIONS 2010

      Planning Application Register Reference number 14/51/0022

      Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended, and in accordance with Section 10 of the European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 that Tipperary County Council has issued a Notification of a Decision to grant planning permission on the
      23rd June 2014, subject to 15 conditions, to Robert Lewis, c/o William Chadwick, “Maria Monte”, Newrath, Waterford for retention for development of land namely:
      existing farm building for storage of karting cars and farm machinery and changing rooms/toilets as they exist. This application also seeks planning permission to extend existing karting (file no. 5122893) to incorporate a motor racing track, to relocate entrance, provide parking areas, a petrol interceptor and effluent treatment system with percolation areas. An Environmental Impact Statement has been submitted at Lisduff, Dunkerrin, Roscrea.

      The applicant and any person who made submissions or observations in writing to the Planning Authority in relation to this planning application may appeal this decision, in accordance with Section 37 (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, to An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 within a period of 4 weeks from the date of the decision by the Planning Authority.

      • Further information in respect of making an appeal can be found by contacting:- The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Monday to Friday except on public holidays and other days on which the offices are closed). Tel: (01) 858 8100, Lo Call: 1890 275 175, Fax: (01) 872 2684, Web site: www.pleanala.ie, Email: bord@pleanala.ie.

      A person may question the validity of any decision of the Planning Authority, or question the validity of any decision on an appeal by the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Any application for judicial review must be made within 8 weeks of the decision of the Board. It should be noted that any challenge taken under section 50 may question only the validity of the decision and the Courts do not adjudicate on the merits of the development from the perspectives of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and/or effects on the environment. Section 50A states that leave for judicial review shall not be granted unless the Court is satisfied that there are substantial grounds for contending that the decision is invalid or ought to be quashed.

      • Further information in respect of the Judicial Review process can be found on the www.citizensinformation.i.e. Contact Lo Call 1890 777 121 or +353 21 452 1600 for details of the location and operating hours of your local Citizens Information Centre.

      Disclaimer: The above is intended for information purposes. It does not purport to be a legally binding interpretation of the relevant provisions and it would be advisable for persons contemplating legal action to seek legal advice.

      Signed: Brian Clancy
      For Director of Services.

      Date: 23rd June 2014

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL

      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACTS 2000 (as amended)
      EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES (PUBLIC PARTICIPATION) REGULATIONS 2010

      Planning Application Register Reference number 14/51/0138

      Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Section 34 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 as amended, and in accordance with Section 10 of the European Communities (Public Participation) Regulations 2010 that Tipperary County Council has issued a Notification of a Decision to grant planning permission on the
      23rd June 2014, subject to 7 conditions, to SWS Energy Limited, c/o Damien Grehan, Tobin Consulting Engineers, Block 10-4, Blanchardstown Corporate Park, Dublin 15 for development of land namely:- underground electrical and communication cables, linking the 8 no. proposed turbines, within Counties Laois and Kilkenny and described hereunder, to the substation and control building at the existing 110kv Lisheen Sub-Station and construction of approximately 1.3km of new internal site access tracks. A ten year permission is sought. The application is accompanied by an Environmental Impact Statement and Natura Impact Statement. The development is part of a larger development and the site also extends into the townlands of Baunmore, Bruckana and Rathpatrick near Johnstown, Co. Kilkenny and Graigueadrisly, Co. Laois at Killoran, Templetuohy, Co. Tipperary.

      The applicant and any person who made submissions or observations in writing to the Planning Authority in relation to this planning application may appeal this decision, in accordance with Section 37 (1) of the Planning and Development Act 2000, to An Bord Pleanala, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 within a period of 4 weeks from the date of the decision by the Planning Authority.

      • Further information in respect of making an appeal can be found by contacting:- The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1 (office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on Monday to Friday except on public holidays and other days on which the offices are closed). Tel: (01) 858 8100, Lo Call: 1890 275 175, Fax: (01) 872 2684, Web site: www.pleanala.ie, Email: bord@pleanala.ie.

      A person may question the validity of any decision of the Planning Authority, or question the validity of any decision on an appeal by the Board by way of an application for judicial review, under Order 84 of the Rules of the Superior Courts (S.I No. 15 of 1986), in accordance with Section 50 of the Planning and Development Act 2000. Any application for judicial review must be made within 8 weeks of the decision of the Board. It should be noted that any challenge taken under section 50 may question only the validity of the decision and the Courts do not adjudicate on the merits of the development from the perspectives of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area and/or effects on the environment. Section 50A states that leave for judicial review shall not be granted unless the Court is satisfied that there are substantial grounds for contending that the decision is invalid or ought to be quashed.

      • Further information in respect of the Judicial Review process can be found on the www.citizensinformation.i.e. Contact Lo Call 1890 777 121 or +353 21 452 1600 for details of the location and operating hours of your local Citizens Information Centre.

      Disclaimer: The above is intended for information purposes. It does not purport to be a legally binding interpretation of the relevant provisions and it would be advisable for persons contemplating legal action to seek legal advice.

      Signed: Brian Clancy
      For Director of Services.

      Date: 23rd June 2014

      The scale of fees payable is prescribed in law. If the correct fee does not accompany your application, your application will be declared invalid and returned to you together with any fee paid. State the amount of fee being paid and the class(es) of fee applicable on the application form.

      The purpose of the Planning Section is to provide for the proper planning and sustainable development of the county, to promote and facilitate the development of sustainable communities and enterprise, and to ensure the protection of the natural and built heritage and amenity of the county.

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      Before you submit a Planning Application you may wish to arrange a pre-planning meeting with a District Planner to discuss your proposal.

      Prior to the arrangement of a meeting please complete the attached pre-planning consultation form and return this together with a location map and any other details you may have by e-mail (Planning@tipperarycoco.ie) or alternatively by post to:

      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      When the completed form has been received you will be contacted in order for an appointment to be made to meet the relevant District Planner.

      PDF icon Request for Pre-Planning Form.pdf

      Welcome to the dedicated webpage for public consultation in respect of:

      1. Proposed Material Alterations to Variation No. 3 North Tipperary County Development Plan, 2010 (as varied)
      2. Proposed Material Alterations to Variation No. 3 South Tipperary County Development Plan, 2009 (as varied)

      Concurrent Variation processes are underway in respect of both these Plans to incorporate the Draft Renewable Energy Strategy 2016. Public Consultation has already been held in respect to the Draft Strategy, after consideration of submissions received, it is now proposed to make Material Alterations to the Draft Strategy.

      Your role?
      You are invited to participate in the preparation of the Variations by making a written submission in respect to the content of the proposed Material Alterations.

      Click on the links to view the proposed Material Alterations and to make a submission:

      Keep up to date on planning news by following the dedicated planning Twitter Page @planningTipp.

      Welcome to the dedicated webpage for consultation on proposed Variation Number Two to the North and South Tipperary County Development Plans (the proposed Variation).

      What is a Development Plan and a Variation to a Development Plan?
      A Development Plan is the blueprint for the planning and development of your local area. It sets out the overall planning policies of the Council and consists of a written statement and a series of maps.

      Tipperary has two County Development Plans one for the north and one for the South, both have had their lifetimes extended until a new County Development Plan for the entire county is made. This will commence after new Regional Planning Guidelines are adopted. Tipperary also has seven Town Development Plans at the present and these set out the planning blueprint for Clonmel, Nenagh, Thurles, Carrick on Suir, Tipperary, Cashel and Templemore.

      The Council may decide to vary a Development Plan during the course of its lifespan; it must state the reasons for the required variation and undertake consultation. The variation process is prescribed in Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended).

      Read more about Development Plans at http://bit.ly/1CDUutK.
      Read the existing North and South Tipperary Development Plans.

      Why are we doing this Variation?
      Tipperary County Council was established on the 1st June, 2014, following a decision in 2011 by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) to amalgamate North and South Tipperary County Councils.

      This Variation has been proposed to put in place a strategic planning framework for Tipperary and to harmonise planning policies and objectives across the County. The framework will provide a new unified vision for the economic social and cultural development of the County and will achieve consistency in decision-making on planning applications.

      What is proposed to be changed?
      Proposed Variation No. 2 comprises of a new ‘Written Statement’ to replace the ‘Written Statement’ of both the North and South Tipperary County Development Plans.

      The Written Statement comprises ten Chapters and six associated Appendices. Chapters as follows:

      Chapter 1: Introduction and Vision
      Chapter 2: Core Strategy for County Tipperary
      Chapter 3: Strategy for Settlement
      Chapter 4: Planning Sustainable Communities
      Chapter 5: Economic Development
      Chapter 6: Retail and Town Centres
      Chapter 7: Landscape and Heritage
      Chapter 8: Climate Change, Energy and Flooding
      Chapter 9: Transport, Water Services and Environmental Management
      Chapter 10: Development Management Standards.
      Associated Appendices
      Final SEA Screening Report and Decision

      What is not proposed to be changed at this time?
      The new Volume 1 will look different to the existing Development Plans however, material changes to the Plan are only proposed where necessary. There is no material change proposed to the following aspects of the Development Plans in the proposed Variation:

      • Population Projections for the towns
      • Land zoning and village statements
      • The Wind Energy Strategy
      • The Record of Protected Structures

      These remain as is set out in the existing County Development Plans and will not be materially changed as part of this Variation process.

      Note - Preparation of a County Renewable Energy Strategy, including review of the Wind Energy Strategies is currently underway and will inform a separate Variation process of the County Development Plans in due course.

      Strategic Environmental Assessment
      Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening has been carried out in consultation with the environmental authorities. It has been decided that SEA is not required in respect to the proposed Variation.

      Please refer to the SEA Screening Report and Screening decision.

      Your role?
      Your opinion is valued and you are invited to participate in the preparation of the Variation. The proposed Variation will only be finalised after consideration of submissions received from all stakeholders.

      Have your say!
      A copy of the proposed Variation may be inspected during office opening hours (9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.) from Friday 24th July to Wednesday 26th August 2015 (inclusive) at the following locations:

      • Planning Section, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh
      • Planning Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel

      You can use the email address here planning@tipperarycoco.ie to make your comment or fill in the on-line submission form.

      You may also make your submission in writing to;

      Brian Clancy, Administrative Officer,
      Planning Section,
      Tipperary County Council,
      Civic Offices,
      Nenagh,
      Co. Tipperary

      Submissions should be clearly marked “Submission to Proposed Variation No.2” and received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday 26th August, 2015.
      Keep up to date on planning news by following the dedicated planning Twitter Page @planningTipp.

      Public Information Clinics
      Informal public information events will be held at the Civic Offices, Nenagh on 4th of August from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Clonmel Library, Emmet Street, Clonmel on 5th August, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

      All the documentation will be on public display and Council staff will be present to answer any queries.

      Make a Submission Online

      Welcome to the dedicated webpage for public consultation in respect of:

      1. Proposed Variation Number Two of the North Tipperary County Development Plan, 2010.
      2. Proposed Variation Number Two of the South Tipperary County Development Plan, 2009.

      Concurrent variation processes are now underway in respect of both these Plans.

      What is a Development Plan and a Variation to a Development Plan?
      A Development Plan is the blueprint for the planning and development of an area. It sets out the overall planning policies of the Council and consists of a written statement and a series of maps.

      Tipperary has two County Development Plans one for the North and one for the South, both have had their lifetimes extended until a new County Development Plan for the entire County is made. This will commence after new Regional Spatial and Economic Guidelines are adopted. Tipperary also has seven Town Development Plans and these set out the planning blueprint for the towns of Clonmel, Nenagh, Thurles, Carrick on Suir, Tipperary, Cashel and Templemore.

      The Council may decide to vary a Development Plan during the course of its lifespan; it must state the reasons for the required Variation and undertake consultation. The Variation process is prescribed in Section 13 of the Planning and Development Act 2000, as amended.

      Read more about Development Plans at http://bit.ly/1CDUutK .

      Why are we varying both the North and the South Tipperary County Development Plans?
      Tipperary County Council was established on the 1st June, 2014, following a decision in 2011 by the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government (DECLG) to amalgamate North and South Tipperary County Councils.

      These Variations propose to put in place a strategic planning framework for Tipperary and to harmonise planning policies and objectives across the County. The planning frameworks proposed will provide a new unified vision for the economic social and cultural development of the County and will achieve consistency in decision-making on planning applications.

      What is proposed to be changed?
      The proposed two Variations comprise of new ‘Written Statements’ to replace the ‘Written Statements’ of both the North and South Tipperary County Development Plans. The Written Statements comprises ten Chapters and six associated Appendices. The chapters are as follows:

      Chapter 1: Introduction and Vision
      Chapter 2: Core Strategy for County Tipperary
      Chapter 3: Strategy for Settlement
      Chapter 4: Planning Sustainable Communities
      Chapter 5: Economic Development
      Chapter 6: Retail and Town Centres
      Chapter 7: Landscape and Heritage
      Chapter 8: Climate Change, Energy and Flooding
      Chapter 9: Transport, Water Services and Environmental Management
      Chapter 10: Development Management Standards.

      What is not proposed to be changed at this time?
      The new Volumes to replace Volume 1 of both Plans will look different to the existing Development Plans however, material changes to the Plans are only proposed where necessary. There is no material change proposed to the following aspects of the Development Plans:

      • Population Projections for the towns
      • Land zoning and village statements
      • Strategic Employment Areas
      • The Wind Energy Strategies
      • The Record of Protected Structures

      These remain as is set out in the existing County Development Plans and will not be materially changed as part of these Variation processes.
      Note - Preparation of a County Renewable Energy Strategy, including review of the Wind Energy Strategies is currently underway and will inform separate Variation processes of the County Development Plans in due course.

      Strategic Environmental Assessment and Habitats Directive Assessment
      Strategic Environmental Assessment Screening (SEA) and Habitats Directive Assessment (HDA) Screening has been carried out in consultation with the environmental authorities. It has been decided that SEA and HDA are not required in respect to the two proposed Variations. Please refer to the appropriate SEA and HDA Screening Reports and Screening decisions at the following links.

      1. SEA and HDA Screening Reports in respect of Proposed Variation Number Two of the North Tipperary County Development Plan 2010.
      2. SEA and HDA Screening Reports in respect of Proposed Variation Number Two of the South Tipperary County Development Plan 2009.

      Your role
      Your opinion is valued and you are invited to participate in the preparation of the Variations by making a written submission. The proposed Variations will only be finalised after consideration of submissions received from all stakeholders.

      Have your say
      Click on the links to view the proposed Variations as they refer to your area (see map above illustrating the areas of the Development Plans)

      1. Proposed Variation Number Two of the North Tipperary County Development Plan 2010.
      2. Proposed Variation Number Two of the South Tipperary County Development Plan 2009.

      Have you already made a written submission relating to the Variation to the Development Plans?
      Public consultation was held by Tipperary County Council over the summer (Friday 24th July to Monday 24th August 2015). This related to a combined Variation process to the North and South Tipperary County Development Plans, however, this combined process has now ceased and a new Variation process commenced.

      If you have already made a written submission during the previous public consultation held over the summer you are now invited again to consider the proposed Variations as currently on public display, and to make a new written submission relating to the proposed variation of the North Tipperary County Development Plans or the proposed variation of the South Tipperary County Development Plan.

      How to make a submission
      Copies of the proposed Variations may be inspected during office opening hours (9:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.) from Friday 30th October to Monday 30th November 2015 (inclusive) at the following locations:

      • Planning Section, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh
      • Planning Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel

      Click here for the Online Submission Form or email planning@tipperarycoco.ie.

      You may also make your submission in writing to;

      Brian Clancy, Administrative Officer,
      Planning Section,
      Tipperary County Council,
      Civic Offices,
      Nenagh,
      Co. Tipperary

      Submissions should be clearly marked either:

      1. Submission to Proposed Variation No. 2 North Tipperary County Development Plan
      2. -Or-

      3. Submission to Proposed Variation No. 2 South Tipperary County Development Plan
      4. -Or-

      5. Submission to both the Proposed Variation No. 2 North Tipperary County Development Plan and to the Proposed Variation No. 2 South Tipperary County Development Plan

      Submissions must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Monday 30th November 2015
      Submissions received after the public consultation period cannot be considered.

      Keep up to date on planning news by following the dedicated planning Twitter Page @planningTipp.

      A protected structure is a structure that a local authority considers to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social or technical point of view.
      Each owner and occupier of a protected structure is legally obliged to ensure that the structure is protected/conserved.

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      This plan was prepared by North Tipperary County Council in conjunction with The Roscrea Town Centre Enhancement Steering Committee and supported by the Heritage Council. This plan is a key action towards the fulfilment of objectives and policies set out in the Roscrea Local Area Plan (2012-2018).

      This Plan has identified a number of projects to enhance the town centre and ensure that Roscrea fulfils its potential as a Heritage Town and as an economically viable centre of commercial and social activity.

      The plan may be used as a guide for anyone with an interest in improving the town centre, including local community groups and businesses.

      The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has launched a Structures at Risk Fund 2016.

      The fund is intended to assist with works, to safeguard structures into the future, that are protected structures under the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) where, in the opinion of the DAHG, an urgent need for works to such structures has arisen and has been demonstrated. In certain cases, the scheme is available for the conservation of structures within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) where, in the opinion of DAHG, a need for works to enhance the character and appearance of an ACA has arisen and has been demonstrated.
      Please note that only structures which are in immediate danger of significant deterioration will qualify for consideration for funding by the Department.

      Tipperary County Council may submit 2 no. applications to the Department for consideration.
      Therefore, should you wish to be considered for the scheme, you are requested to submit your application by 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 14th April 2016.

      Full details of the scheme including terms and conditions may be viewed in the attached document below:

      If you have any queries in this regard, please telephone 0761 06 5000 or email planning@tipperarycoco.ie

      The OPW who are conducting the Suir CFRAM Study with the support of Tipperary Co. Council have produced Draft Flood Maps relevant to parts of Tipperary in advance of a national statutory period of public consultation for Draft Flood Maps.

      To provide an opportunity for all interested parties to view and comment on these maps public consultation days will be held as follows:

      Maps for FETHARD, Co Tipperary
      Date: Monday 9th March 2015
      Venue: Fethard Convent Community Hall, Fethard, Co. Tipperary 2.00pm to 3.00pm - attendance by invited local elected representatives 3.00pm to 7.00pm - attendance by the public and stakeholders

      Maps for CARRICK-on-SUIR, Co Tipperary, FIDDOWN, Co. Kilkenny, PORTLAW, Co. Waterford and PILTOWN, Co. Kilkenny Date - Tuesday 10th March 2015
      Venue: The Carraig Hotel, Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary 2.00pm to 3.00pm - attendance by invited local elected representatives 3.00pm to 7.00pm - attendance by the public and stakeholders

      Maps for CALLAN (South East CFRAM), Co Kilkenny and MULLINAHONE, Co.
      Tipperary
      Date - Wednesday 11th March 2015
      Venue: Mullinahone Community Centre, Carrick Road, Mullinahone, Co Tipperary 2.00pm to 3.00pm - attendance by invited local elected representatives 3.00pm to 7.00pm - attendance by the public and stakeholders

      Maps for CLONMEL (including MARLFIELD and KNOCKLOFTY), Co. Tipperary and KILSHEELAN, Co. Tipperary Date - Thursday 12th March 2015
      Venue: Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary 3.30pm to 4.15pm - attendance by invited local elected representatives 4.15pm to 7.15pm - attendance by the public and stakeholders

      A private housing estate can be defined as one comprising two or more houses which are served by access road(s), open spaces, car-parks, sewers, watermains and drains.

      The taking in charge by a Local Authority of a Private Housing Estate shall be carried out in accordance with Section 180 of the Planning and Development Act, 2000 and Section 11 of the Roads Act, 1993.

      A developer wishing to have a residential estate taken in charge shall complete and submit the Taking in Charge of Residential Estates Application Form. The form may be submitted by post to:

      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      PDF icon Taking in Charge Application Form (Oct 15).pdf

      Tipperary has a strong network of towns spread across the county, all of which have felt the effects of the downturn in economic activity to a greater or lesser extent. Tipperary County Council, as the new unified authority for Tipperary, identified a need to develop a coherent Town Centre Strategy to help restore vibrancy and vitality to the retail areas in the centre of the major towns.

      Scope of the initiative
      The towns of Clonmel, Nenagh, Thurles, Carrick-on-Suir, Roscrea, Tipperary, Cashel, Cahir and Templemore represent 40% of the population of Tipperary and the influence of these towns extends across the full county. This was considered an important fact in terms of focusing particular targeted attention to these centres.

      Description of the Initiative
      Experience from Ireland and abroad demonstrates the value of local partnerships in developing well-considered and effective solutions and this was at the core of the Town Centre Initiative (TCI). The success of measures to support town centres is predicated on facilitating a strong town centre partnership vision and strategy that takes account of the town people, economy, heritage, physical features and role within the wider network of town centres.

      The initiative focused on two parallel approaches – facilitating town centre groups and consolidating a range of other council supports to town centres, backed by additional, innovative measures.

      Unauthorised development relates to developments and/or uses that are in breach of the planning laws. This is also known as Planning Enforcement.

      A development is unauthorised when;

      • Planning permission is required, has not been obtained and the development is not exempt.
      • Planning permission was granted but the development is not being carried out in accordance with the plans lodged or conditions of the planning permission granted.

      If you wish to make a complaint in respect of possible unauthorised development, please complete the attached form and submit by e-mail to: (Planning@tipperarycoco.ie) or alternatively by post to:

      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or
      The Planning Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      PDF icon Development Complaint Form.pdf

      The following organisations carry further or complementary information in planning related topics in Ireland.

      Department of the Environment, Community & Local Government
      The Department's core functional areas include environment, community, planning, housing, local government, meteorological services and corporate services.
      http://www.environ.ie

      Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
      The Department oversees the conservation, preservation, protection and presentation of Ireland's heritage and cultural assets. The Department also seeks to promote the Irish language and to support the Gaeltacht.
      http://www.ahg.gov.ie/

      An Board Pleanala
      An Bord Pleanala was established in 1977 under the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1976 and is responsible for the determination of appeals and certain other matters under the Planning and Development Acts.
      http://www.pleanala.ie

      Tipperary Energy Agency
      The TEA will lead and support Co. Tipperary to reduce its CO 2 emissions by stimulating and implementing best practise in the field of sustainable energy.
      http://www.tea.ie

      Irish Planning Institute
      The Irish Planning Institute is the professional body representing the majority of professional planners engaged in the physical and environmental planning in Ireland.
      http://www.irishplanninginstitute.ie

      Myplan.ie
      Myplan.ie is an initiative of the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government on behalf of each of the 88 planning authorities across the country.It is a free and easy to use public information system about the development plan or local area plan in your local area.
      http://www.myplan.ie/en/index.html

      Vacant Sites Register

      The Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 introduced a requirement to establish a vacant site register. The purpose of the register is to identify vacant sites within the functional area of the Council with a view to bringing such sites into beneficial use.

      The Council, as of January 1st 2017, has established a register. At present the register has no entries.

      The Council will be reviewing sites across the county on an on-going basis and where it is satisfied that sites conform with the requirements of the legislation, property owners will be notified and informed of the process for placing sites on the register.

      Should you have any queries, please contact the Planning Section at 0761 06 5000.

      The Urban Regeneration and Housing Act 2015 introduced a requirement to establish a vacant site register. The purpose of the register is to identify vacant sites within the functional area of the Council with a view to bringing such sites into beneficial use.

      The Council, as of January 1st 2017, has established a register. At present the register has no entries.

      The Council will be reviewing sites across the county on an on-going basis and where it is satisfied that sites conform with the requirements of the legislation, property owners will be notified and informed of the process for placing sites on the register.

      Should you have any queries, please contact the Planning Section at 0761 06 5000.

      A ‘Village Design Statement’) provides an account of the distinctive character of the village.

      The VDS helps all those involved with the future planning and enhancement of the village to understand what is important to local people and what aspirations the community has for the village.

      Roads

      Abnormal Load Permits generally apply to vehicles carrying abnormal or indivisible loads on public roads. In exceptional circumstances, for example, the carriage of abnormal and indivisible loads (AILS), the legal limits on weights and dimensions may be exceeded. Where it is proposed to carry a load which is such that the gross weight or axle weights are in excess of the legal limits or the dimensional or projecting limits are breached, a permit must be obtained from the relevant local authority or authorities through whose functional area(s) the load will be carried.

      A permit is required when the load being transported is in excess of the guidelines outlined in the Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles) Regulations 2003.The Road Traffic Regulations pertaining to Abnormal Loads are available under www.transport.ie No. 5 2003 - Road Traffic (Construction and Use of Vehicles).

      Applications must be submitted on the appropriate application form, together with appropriate fee.

      PDF icon Abnormal Load Application Form Tipperary County Council 2017.pdf

      For many parents, fitting a child’s car seat correctly can be really difficult – and that’s once you have worked out which one to buy. The good news is that the Road Safety Authority (RSA) has a new, full-time, nationwide, free expert service to help parents, grandparents and guardians to choose the right child seat or restraint and fit it safely and securely in their cars. The service is called ‘Check it Fits’.
      Currently, in Ireland, incorrectly fitted child car seats are a significant cause for concern, with as many as 3 out of 4 seats potentially fitted incorrectly.

      If a child car seat isn’t fitted correctly, it could lead to a serious or fatal injury in the event of a collision. The ‘Check it Fits’ Service will help parents and guardians to fit child car seats and restraints correctly, providing peace of mind that their children are safely restrained in the car.

      As part of the “Check it Fits” service, the RSA’s team of experts will check child car seats and restraints to see if they are correctly fitted.

      If child car seats or restraints are incorrectly fitted, the experts will advise on how to fix the problem, demonstrate how to fit the restraint correctly and answer any queries participants might have. The checking process takes about 10-15 minutes and is free of charge.

      For further information, please visit the RSA’s website www.rsa.ie/checkitfits, on Facebook www.facebook.com/RSAIreland and Twitter twitter.com/RSAIreland
      For more information on Child Safety in Cars visit www.rsa.ie/childsafetyincars

      Tipperary County Council invites applications for the above scheme from groups of local residents. The scheme will apply to local public roads of the following types – low traffic volume, minor and cul-de-sac.

      The Council proposes to allocate grants under the above Scheme on condition that residents pay a financial contribution of 15%.
      The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2016 Scheme is Wednesday 16th March 2016 at 12.00 noon.

      Application forms are available below or from Roads Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh. Telephone 0761 06 5000.

      It is important to note that applicants on the list from 2015 will need to re-apply in respect of 2016.

      PDF icon CIS Application Form 2016.pdf

      RESIDENTS PARKING PERMITS
      The Application Form should be completed and returned to:
      Tipperary County Council,
      Clonmel Borough District,
      Customer Services Desk,
      Civic Offices,
      Emmet Street,
      Clonmel.

      Together with:

      • Must be on Register of Electors or have a
      • Letter from Landlord
      • Car registered in applicant's name at address
      • Car Insurance at applicant's address
      • Utility Bill, e.g. Electric, Gas indicating that you currently reside at the address
      • Bank Statement
      • Any other information, which may be requested by the Local Authority

      Fee for Permit: €10

      PDF icon Clonmel Resident Parking Permit Form.pdf

      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ACT 2000 (as amended)
      PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS, 2001 (as amended)
      ARTICLE 81 OF PART 8 OF THE PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS 2001 (as amended)

      Proposed Clonmel to Carrick-on-Suir Greenway

      Pursuant to the requirements of Part 8 of the Planning & Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) and Article 81 of Part 8 of the Planning Development Regulations 2001 (as amended) notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council intends to carry out works comprising of the following:

      Description:
      The scheme consists of a 19km long linear greenway being built on the north bank of the River Suir between General Richard Mulcahy Park in Clonmel and Sean Healy Park in Carrick on Suir. The route of the Greenway largely follows the original River Suir towpath.

      Nature and extent of the proposed development is as follows:

      Location Nature and Extent of Proposed Development
      Passing through the following town lands:

      1) Moanmehill
      2) Ferryhouse
      3) Twomilebridge
      4) Inchnabraher
      5) Killaloan Lower
      6) Kilheffernan
      7) Priorstown
      8) Cloghcarrigeen West
      9) Kilsheelan
      10) Poulakerry
      11) Ballynaraha
      12) Ballydine (E.D. Kilsheelan)
      13) Ballydine (E.D. Kilmurry)
      14) Ballynoran
      15) Ballinderry
      16) Deerpark – E.D. Carrick-on-Suir
      The scheme consists of a 19km long linear greenway being built on the north bank of the River Suir between General Richard Mulcahy Park in Clonmel and Sean Healy Park in Carrick on Suir. The route of the Greenway largely follows the original River Suir towpath.

      The scheme will provide a 1.5 m wide running surface for pedestrians and cyclists with an adjacent 1.5 m of grass surface where room allows. The maximum width of the greenway will be 3 m wide. The running surface will vary between bitumous macadam, grasscrete and reinforced grass depending on the flood risk assessment.

      Provision of pedestrian/ bicycle friendly gates, signage, fencing, edge protection, minor bank repair, a small wooden bridge and all associated site works will also be included in the scheme

      The development has been the subject of an Appropriate Assessment screening in accordance with Article 6(3) of the EU Habitats Directive (Directive 92/43/EEC) and the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended. The Appropriate Assessment screening concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to give rise to significant or indeterminate impacts on any Natura 2000 site.

      Plans and particulars of the proposed developments together with the Appropriate Assessment Screening report will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at: -

       Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
       Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

      between 9:30 a.m and 4.30 p.m., Monday to Friday from Thursday 7th August to Friday 19th September 2014 on all days the Offices of Tipperary County Council are open to the public within this period.

      Submissions or observations with respect to the proposed development, dealing with the proper planning and sustainable development of the area in which the development will be situated, may be made in writing to Marcus O’Connor, Director of Services, Roads, Transportation and Health & Safety, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary or alternatively addressed to Marcus O’Connor, Director of Services, Roads, Transportation and Health & Safety, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary to be received no later than 4.30 pm on Monday 6th October 2014.

      Signed: Marcus O’Connor
      Director of Services, Roads, Transportation and Health & Safety
      Tipperary County Council,

      Date: 7th August, 2014

      Tipperary County Council invites applications for the above scheme from groups of local residents. The scheme will apply to local public roads of the following types – low traffic volume, minor and cul-de-sac.
      The Council proposes to allocate grants under the above Scheme on condition that residents pay a financial contribution of 15%.
      The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2017 Scheme is Thursday 23rd March 2017 at 12.00 noon. Further details and application forms are available from Roads Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh. Telephone 0761 06 5000 or from the Council's website 'www.tipperarycoco.ie’.
      It is important to note that applicants on the list from 2016 will need to re-apply in respect of 2017.

      PDF icon CIS Application Form.pdf

      Tipperary County Council invites applications for the above scheme from groups of local residents. The scheme will apply to local public roads of the following types – low traffic volume, minor and cul-de-sac. The Council propose to allocate grants under the above Scheme on condition that residents pay a financial contribution of 15%.
      The closing date for receipt of applications for the 2015 Scheme is Thursday 2nd April, 2015 at 12.00 noon. Further details and application forms are available from Roads Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh. Telephone 0761 06 5000 or from the Council's website http://www.tipperarycoco.ie
      It is important to note that applicants on the list from previous years Community Assisted Roads Schemes / Community Involvement Scheme will need to re-apply under the new revised Scheme.

      PDF icon application form 2015.pdf

      This is the Walking and Cycling Strategy for the five key towns of South Tipperary – Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary, Cashel and Cahir.

      This document was finalised after consultation with all stakeholders with an interest in walking and cycling and thereafter will be used as a guidance document for the development of each of the five towns as an Active Travel Town.

      This Strategy has been prepared by the South Tipperary County Council and Kieran Boyle Consulting together with the Borough Council of Clonmel and the Town Councils of Carrick on Suir, Tipperary and Cashel.

      The Strategy is being funded by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and will guide investment in initiatives and infrastructure improvements, as funding allows, with the active participation of the communities in each town.

      During Winter storms, a large number of trees and branches fall on public roads. Owners and occupiers of land adjoining roads are requested to inspect trees and hedges on their property and ensure that they do not pose a danger to road users.

      Owners or occupiers of land are obliged under the Roads Act, 1993, to take all necessary care to ensure that trees, shrubs, hedges or any other vegetation on their land is not, or could not be a danger to those using a public road or to somebody carrying out maintenance or improvement work on the road.

      The owner/occupier is obliged to comply with the Health & Safety Act 2005 with regard to his employees and the safety of the general public. Adequate signage must be provided if working on the public roadway.

      Where a landowner/occupier fails to meet his/her obligation under the Roads Act, 1993, a Notice will be served by Tipperary County Council requiring him/her to take whatever remedial action is considered necessary to ensure public safety. Remedial action may range from felling to trimming, lopping of branches or preservation. It is an offence not to comply with the terms of such a Notice. If you have not already done so, it is in your own interest and the safety of others to attend to hedge trimming on public roads prior to 28th February 2017.

      All landowners and occupiers of land are requested to take note that Section 46 of the Wildlife (Amendment) Act 2000 prohibits the cutting, burning or destruction of any vegetation growing on uncultivated land or in a hedge or ditch during the period 1st March to 31st August each year.

      This is to ensure the safety of birds and other wildlife.

      Your co-operation is requested in ensuring compliance with these provisions.

      A Route Selection report for the above Scheme was approved in 2003 and the Part 8 Planning Process for a wide single carriageway was completed in December 2004.

      A review of the preferred route for the Scheme was initiated in 2008.

      This review arose from an NRA decision to ensure that the route can be constructed to dual carriageway standard. Furthermore there was a need to consider the significant changes experienced within the study area since a preferred route was published in 2003. These changes, as occurred during unprecedented levels of economic growth, include increased levels of development and traffic volumes. New route options were therefore identified and developed to confirm the optional corridor for the Scheme.

      A new Route Options Report was prepared in accordance with NRA Project Appraisal Guidelines. This Report recommends a new preferred route corridor. The route connects with the preferred route corridor of the proposed Clonmel By-pass to form a continuous future N24 corridor. It replicates the previous route along substantial sections of the western half of the Scheme before bypassing Carrick on Suir on a wider arc to the north of the town, avoiding the extent of the town boundary, and extending into County Kilkenny.

      During 2012, the new preferred route corridor will be referred to the planning departments of South Tipperary and Kilkenny County Council's for incorporation into the relevant development plans.

      The next phase in the scheme programme is the publication of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Due to national financial restrictions, N24 projects are currently in suspension. Therefore, it is not currently possible to predict the date at which the next phase will commence.

      The emerging Preferred Route was submitted for public consultation in 2006.

      Following the public consultation exercise, which attracted a significant number of submissions, a review of the section of route crossing the townlands of Orchardstown, Ballyvaheen, Caherclogh and Kilmore were initiated. This was in order to further examine a substantial number of concerns raised about the chosen route in this area and to further assess specific alternative routes presented for the area. The review also arose from an NRA decision to ensure that the route can be constructed to dual carriageway standard.

      The review has now been concluded and a Route Comparison Report has been prepared. The report concludes that a hybrid route, combining aspects of the original preferred route and one of the identified alternative routes offers the best solution and recommends that it be adopted as the preferred route for the scheme in this area. The original preferred route remains unchanged outside this localised area.
      Following a further public consultation in 2010 a revised preferred Route has now been confirmed. During 2012, the selected route will be referred to the planning department of South Tipperary County Council for incorporation into the relevant development plans.

      The next phase in the scheme programme is the publication of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO). Due to national financial restrictions, N24 projects are currently in suspension. Therefore, it is not currently possible to predict the date at which the next phase will commence.

      For further information on this project contact the Customer Service Desk on 0761 065000.

      The Route Selection Reports for the N24 Pallasgreen to Bansha and the N24 Bansha to Cahir Road Improvement Schemes were approved in 2003 and the Part 8 Planning Process for a wide single carriageway for the Pallasgreen to Bansha Section was completed in December 2004.

      The above Scheme now incorporates the previous Pallasgreen to Bansha, and Cahir to Bansha schemes into a single project. As part of a strategic review of the N24 corridor, following an NRA decision to ensure the route can be constructed to dual carriageway standard, a new route option has been identified for the Cahir to Bansha section of the route.
      This new route option amends the previous published preferred route at the eastern end of the scheme on approach to the new M8 Cloghabreedy motorway junction and provides full connectivity to this junction. This section of the scheme crosses the River Suir, a designated European conservation site. Further studies were undertaken on the proposed river crossing location to ensure any potential impacts on the conservation site are minimised.

      Consultants Roughan O'Donovan were appointed in August 2010 to undertake an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the scheme. The EIS process assessed the potential environmental impacts of the scheme and encompass field surveys, desktop studies and research, consultations with statutory and other bodies and consultations with landowners. The EIS was undertaken in accordance with European and Irish legislation and was substantially completed in Dec 2011. The preliminary design of the scheme was further developed in tandem with the EIS and it shall be used at a future date to determine land take requirements for the preparation of a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the Scheme.

      Due to national financial restrictions, N24 projects are currently in suspension. Therefore, it is not currently possible to predict the date at which approval will be granted by TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland, formerly the NRA) to publish the EIS and CPO. When such approval is granted an Oral Hearing would be convened by An Bord Pleanála. Further progress of the scheme is dependent on confirmation of the CPO and approval of the Road Scheme by An Bord Pleanála and on funding for the construction phase.

      Grants received from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) in respect of the improvement and maintenance of National Primary and National Secondary Roads in County Tipperary.

      From 1st June 2016 new Bye-Laws will apply in the town of Nenagh in respect of pay-parking.

      There are currently 653 off-street car parking spaces in the Town of Nenagh in ten car parks owned or operated by Tipperary County Council. A turnover of these spaces is essential in order to facilitate shoppers and visitors to the town. The higher the turnover of parking in a commercial area, the greater the value of each parking space to the businesses in the area. For this reason parking in the car parks at Abbey St., Friar St., Kenyon St and Hanly’s Place is limited to four hours while all day car parking is permitted in the car parks at John’s Lane, John’s Place, the Courthouse, O’ Rahilly St., Scouts Hall and the Railway Station.

      In February 2013 the members of Nenagh Town Council introduced free parking in car parks on Saturdays. This was welcomed by the traders and has been seen as effective. It had, however, the unintended consequence that spaces were occupied on an all-day basis thus reducing the turnover of spaces and making it difficult to find spaces in some of the most used car parks in the town on a Saturday morning. Surveys undertaken as part of a review of the Parking Strategy in Nenagh showed a high level of occupancy in car parks other than the Railway Station (over 90% on a Saturday morning) and repeated usage by the same vehicles on an all-day basis.

      In order to encourage the turnover of spaces and facilitate shoppers and visitors, the members of the Nenagh Municipal District have introduced new bye-laws (see advert) which provide for the following:
      • Saturday free-parking reduced to 3 hours in car parks other than the Railway Station.
      • Continued free all day parking in the Railway Station car park on Saturdays.
      • New reduced rate annual permit for the Railway Station car park (163 spaces available) at a cost of €150 – based on usage of 300 days in the year this would equate to 50c per day.
      • Option available to employers to pay part of the cost of the permit for employees in order to incentivise them to free up spaces in other car parks.

      Applications for permits are available from Nenagh Municipal District, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh – tel: 0761 06 5000.
      Tipperary County Council wishes to support and encourage businesses in the Town Centre. The Review of the Parking Strategy is one of a number of measures being taken. Other initiatives introduced include:
      a) The Commercial Incentive Scheme which focuses on developing a mechanism to assist in addressing the issue of vacant retail units in the county’s village and town centres.
      b) The Early Payment Scheme for Rates 2016 – reductions for early payment. Closing date for applications 31st May 2016.
      c) Painting & Enhancement Schemes introduced in Nenagh, Cloughjordan and Borrisokane.
      d) Provision of hanging baskets and railing baskets in Nenagh Town Centre.
      e) Window Box Scheme introduced in Nenagh in 2016.

      The enhancement measures outlined above contributed to Nenagh achieving its first ever bronze medal in the 2015 Tidy Towns Competition. We will continue to work with the business sector, the Tidy Towns Committee and other groups and organisations with a view to making Nenagh a welcoming town in which to shop, visit and do business.

      The Online Traffic Fines System is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This service allows tickets to be paid electronically through a secure online form by credit or laser card. Please have your ticket number along with your car registration to complete the transaction.

      Parking fines are are initially €40 but increase to €60 after 28 days.

      PDF icon Traffic Fine Appeal Form.pdf

      PART 8 PLANNING: R498 ROAD REALIGNMENT SCHEME AT LATTERAGH:
      In accordance with the Planning and Development Regulations 2001 as amended, notice is hereby given that Tipperary County Council proposes to carry out development, as described below, in the above‐named townlands in the Electoral Districts of Latteragh, Kilnaneave and Glenkeen, County Tipperary:

      The proposed road improvement will be comprised of the following proposed elements:

      • Widening and realignment of the existing R498 Regional Road for approximately 4.3km to a Type 2 Single Carriageway road – including 7.0m carriageway road, 2 No. 0.5m hard strips and 2 No. grass verges generally 2.5m wide;
      • Provision of a shared Footway / Cycleway 2.0m wide along the length of the improved R498;
      • 4 No. at Grade Junctions;
      • Excavation of the existing road or part of;
      • Excavation of land adjacent to the existing road;
      • Construction of a new road;
      • Construction of two clear span river bridges over the Nenagh River;
      • Construction of culverts;
      • Construction of Drainage works incorporating Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS);
      • Earthworks including excavation of unacceptable roadwork’s material;
      • Disposal / recovery of unacceptable roadwork’s material;
      • Utility Diversions;
      • Road Pavement and Road Markings;
      • Access and Accommodation Works;
      • Ancillary Road Works and Traffic Management.

      The development has been the subject of an Appropriate Assessment screening in accordance with the Planning and Development Act 2000 as amended. The Appropriate Assessment screening concluded that the proposed development would not be likely to give rise to significant or indeterminate impacts on any Natura site.

      An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) screening process was carried out for the project and it was determined that the scheme would not have a significant effect on the Environment, and that an EIA is not required

      Plans and particulars of the proposed development will be available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy during office hours at the offices of the local authority for a specified period between the hours of 9.30am to 4.30 pm on Mondays to Fridays (excluding bank holidays) from Thursday 27th April 2017 to Friday 9th June 2017 at the following location:

      Roads Department,
      Tipperary County Council,
      Civic Offices, Limerick Road,
      Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

      Submissions can be made until 4.30 p.m. on Friday 23rd June 2017.

      The Public Liability Claim process allows for a claim to be made for damages arising from road conditions.

      Please fill out the attached form and return to Corporate Services, Tipperary County Council, Civic Office, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      PDF icon Public Liability Claim Form.pdf

      Should you wish to report a public light out of order in your area you can contact Airtricity directly. Airtricity carries out repairs on behalf of the County Council:-

      Phone: 1850 372 772 or log onto: https://deadsureapp.com/Inventory?map=DeadSureTipperary

      The following information is required:

      • The town /village or street name
      • The number on the pole if available
      • The location of the light eg. outside house number 8
      • Your name and contact

      If the housing estate has not been taken in-charge by Tipperary County Council then the developer of the estate is responsible for the maintenance of the public lighting.

      Grants received from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) for the Improvement and Maintenance of Regional and Local Roads in Tipperary

      This Residential Application Form should be completed and returned to Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town, together with :

      • A Utility Bill indicating that you currently reside at the address.
      • A copy of your current Vehicle Insurance Certificate. This Certificate should indicate that you reside at the above address.
      • A copy of your current Vehicle Tax Disc.
      • A copy of your Vehicle Registration Certificate. This Certificate should indicate that you reside at the above address.

      You are required to return the expired permit with the application for the new permit.

      Note: The Fee for the Permit is;

      €10.00 (Tipperary)
      €12.00 On Street (Cashel
      €14.50 Car Park (Cashel)

      €5.00 for a Replacement Permit (change of vehicle or lost permit).

      PDF icon Application for Residents Parking Permit.pdf

      NOTES FOR APPLICANT WHEN APPLYING FOR A ROAD CLOSURE.

      Two notices are required to go on the paper – notice of intention and notice of decision.

      Three weeks to one month is the time required for closing a road (date would depend on when notice is received).

      Both notices must be placed in one or more newspapers circulating in the area.

      Temporary closure of roads are normally used in the case of road races, major road or bridge construction, pipe laying and other similar works.
      When a Road Closure is requested, the date for closing of the road must be agreed with the Area Engineer and/or the Senior Engineer.

      The road closure request must be in the Roads Office by the previous Thursday/Friday in order that a space can been booked though Media Vest for the following week’s local paper (Nenagh Guardian, Midland Tribune/Tipperary Star/Nationalist). The advert should appear in the local paper pertaining to where the road to be closed is situate. If a National road/strategic regional road is being closed, AA Roadwatch are notified by e-mail to have a shortened version of the road closure announced and to have same placed on their website.

      Where it is necessary to close a road as a matter of urgency or where the closure is to be prolonged, a notice must be published as soon as possible stating:
      i) that the road has been closed.
      ii) The reason why it has been closed
      iii) The period for which it has been closed
      iv) Alternative routes.

      It should be noted that an extension to a road closure may only take place once and the advert must appear in the newspaper circulating in the area BEFORE the existing road closure is due to finish otherwise the procedure must start from the beginning.

      PDF icon Road Closure Application Form TCC (Revised)2017.pdf

      A Road Opening Licence allows the holder to excavate a section of public road, i.e. carriageway/footway and associated grass verge.

      A licence is required if an individual/contractor wishes to open a footpath, road or street for any reason.

      A new National Online Road Licensing system called MRL (Maproad Roadworks Licensing) is operational and is managed and supported by the Roads Management Office (RMO) nationally. All applications for road openings in County Tipperary must be made via this new website from the 1st July 2016 and paper based applications will no longer be accepted.

      To register on the MRL system use the following link http://www.rmo.ie/non-registered-users.html

      Your insurance details must be submitted in the required format prior to registration. Registered applicants will get a username and password within 1 week of submission of compliant details. Registration will allow applicants to apply in all Road Authorities nationally. Applicants must maintain the minimum insurance requirements.

      To access MRL use this link : https://maproadroadworkslicensing.ie/MRL

      The revised 'Purple Book' Guidelines for Managing Openings in Public Roads can be downloaded here:
      http://www.rmo.ie/uploads/8/2/1/0/821068/guidelines_for_managing_opening...

      Queries in relation to registration on the MRL system can be emailed to contact@RMO.ie
      or contact the Road Management Office Tel: 028 – 40741

      Contact@rmo.ie for Road Licensing registration queries
      support@mrl.jitbit.com for technical support/queries for MRL

      It should also be noted that no work should be carried out without prior notice to the Council, ESB and Eircom, even when the licence is obtained. Adequate signage is also a necessity and a condition of the licence. The Council should also be notified when the work is completed.

      Please note that even if planning permission has been granted and a commencement notice issued, a road opening licence is still required if it is necessary to open the road.

      The County Council in conjunction with the National Safety Council operates a programme of education and awareness of Road Safety. This involves promoting the need for caution and awareness of the dangers on the roads in South Tipperary. The Programme includes visits to schools by the Road Safety Officer and the promotion of Junior Warden and Cycle Training Schemes with schools. With the co-operation of teachers the Gardai and parents these schemes make a significant contribution to Road Safety. The Road Safety Officer will also be working with the Road Safety Together Committee in the County whose membership comprises of County Council, Gardai and local community representatives towards the implementation of the Road Safety Strategy.

      The Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits) (County of Tipperary) Bye-Laws 2017 were adopted by the Members of Tipperary County Council on 10th July 2017. This is the first time that there has been one set of Bye-Laws to cover all of County Tipperary.

      The Bye-Laws will come into operation as follows:

      Regional and Local Roads: Monday, 11 September 2017
      National Roads: Monday, 13 November 2017

      The most significant change is:

      • Housing Estates which were built by the Council or have been Taken in Charge by the Council will have a 30 km/h speed limit with effect from the 11th September, 2017. Private housing estates are not included in these Bye-Laws. The list of housing estates to which the 30 km/h speed limit applies can be found in Schedule 2 of the Bye-Laws.

      For full details on the Bye-Laws and how they affect you please see attached pdf below.

      If you need a letter stating that roads and services are in the charge of Tipperary County Council you should write to the Council’s Roads Department, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co Tipperary and attach:

      (a) €60 fee made payable to Tipperary County Council
      (b) A legible Ordnance Survey or Land Registry Map with the site/ property outlined on the map in colour and the road abutting the property highlighted or marked ‘X’ to ‘Y’.

      Please provide a site location Map to a scale of 1:10560 or similar to assist in locating the property. (i.e. a Map showing the property in question in relation to the nearest landmark, Village or Town)

      Below are the Grant Allocations for both National Roads and Regional & Local Roads for County Tipperary from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII, formerly the NRA) for 2016. The Roads Programme for 2016 will be posted when it becomes available.

      • To effectively implement the current 5 year plan for the surface restoration and reconstruction of non-national roads.
      • To progress the implementation of community assisted and local improvement schemes.
      • To continue to ensure that in planning the improvement of national routes.
      • To review procedures for consultation and co-ordination of activities between the various sections.
      • To ensure that the quality of road maintenance is improved in line with technical and operational advances.
      • To prepare and implement traffic management plans for the major towns in the County.
      • To promote and seek to improve road safety in the County.

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      Tipperary County Council is aware that the wish to erect a roadside memorial is a sensitive issue for the parties affected and the general public. The desire to erect a roadside memorial must be commensurate with the necessity to safeguard traffic safety, not create a traffic hazard and general public sensitivities.

      The policy details what is required from an applicant and the specifications for Roadside Memorials in terms of size and what materials are permissible.

      An application must be submitted in writing for consideration to the Roads Department of Tipperary County Council using the Application Form below.

      For full details of the Policy and the various terms and conditions please see the Policy Document below.

      PDF icon Application Form - Roadside Memorials pdf.pdf

      The Road Safety Authority (RSA) has primary responsibility for the promotion of Road Safety Awareness throughout Ireland. Tipperary County Council in conjunction with the Road Safety Authority is committed to promoting and creating awareness of all aspects of road safety in Tipperary. This includes visits to schools where possible and supporting the Cycle Training Schemes with schools.

      The three main causes of death and injury on Irish roads are speeding, drink driving and non-wearing of seat belts.

      1. Excessive or inappropriate speeding is the cause of a quarter of all fatal crashes each year.
      2. Drink driving is a factor in over one third of all fatal crashes in Ireland.
      3. Without a seat belt three out of four people will be killed or seriously injured in a head-on collision.

      The County Council operates a programme of education and awareness of Road Safety which involves promoting the need for caution and awareness of the dangers on the roads in Tipperary.

      This Programme includes visits to schools by the Road Safety Officer where possible. With the co-operation of teachers, the Gardaí and parents these schemes make a significant contribution to Road Safety.

      • An plean reatha 5 bliain maidir le hathchóiriú dromchla agus atógáil bóithre neamhnáisiúnta a chur i bhfeidhm go héifeachtach.
      • Cur i bhfeidhm scéimeanna a bhfuil cuidiú ón bpobal acu agus scéimeanna áitiúla feabhsúcháin a chur chun cinn.
      • Leanúint ar aghaidh le feabhas bealaí náisiúnta a áirithiú.
      • Athbhreithniú a dhéanamh ar nósanna imeachta le haghaidh comhairliúcháin agus comhordaithe gníomhaíochtaí idir na rannóga éagsúla.
      • A áirithiú go bhfeabhsófar caighdeáin chothabhála bóithre faoi réir an dul chun cinn atá déanta maidir le cúrsaí teicniúla agus oibríochtúla.
      • Pleananna um bainistíocht tráchta a ullmhú agus a chur i bhfeidhm do na bailte móra sa Chontae.
      • Sábháilteacht ar bhóithre sa Chontae a chur chun cinn agus iarracht a dhéanamh í a fheabhsú.

      Naisc Úsáideacha
      Bonneagar Iompair Éireann
      An tÚdarás um Shábháilteacht ar Bhóithre
      An Roinn Iompair, Turasóireachta agus Spóirt

      Applications for grant aid under the above scheme are invited from owners/occupiers of premises in the Town Centres of Cashel and Tipperary Town.
      Full details of Scheme and Application Forms are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or from the Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District Office, Rosanna Road, Tipperary Town, Tel 0761065000.
      Closing date for applications is 4 p.m. Thursday 28th April, 2016.

      M. McGivern
      District Administrator
      Cashel-Tipperary Municipal District. 10th March, 2016.

      PDF icon Enhancement Scheme Guidelines 2016.pdf PDF icon Enhancement Scheme Application Form.pdf

      From time to time it will be necessary for roads to be temporarily closed to facilitate road works, water and sewerage schemes, events, etc.

      The council gives notice through advertisements in the local press of the roads to be closed and alternative routes available during the course of the closure. Regularly updated details of closures can also be seen on the scrolling text at the top of the home page .

      Visit the Road Alerts tab on the Roads home page to get the latest updates on Road Works & Road Closures.

      Tipperary Park by Phone is a new and improved way to pay for parking in 9 towns across the county - Cahir, Carrick-on-Suir, Cashel, Clonmel, Nenagh, Roscrea, Templemore, Thurles and Tipperary.

      Getting Started

      1. Download the Tipperary eParking App
      2. Register your details - That's it you're ready to go!

      No smartphone? No problem.
      Call 1890800420
      Follow the instructions on the phone call to register.

      For full information on Parking Locations, Schedule of Fees, Terms & Conditions and FAQs go to http://tipperaryeparking.com/

      Under the Roads Act 1993, public roads are classified as National, Regional or Local. The Minister for Environment and Local Government is empowered to declare roads to be national or regional roads.

      The remaining roads are local roads.

      National Roads have been sub-divided into National Primary and National Secondary Routes. Regional roads are also referred to as Regional Main Roads. Local roads incorporate both county and urban roads. These are sub-divided into primary, secondary and tertiary.

      Primary Local Roads: Roads carrying significant traffic arising from Tourism, Industry, Agriculture or Forestry.

      Secondary Local Roads: Roads of local or seasonal importance to rural developments.

      Tertiary Local Roads: Remote mountain and bog roads and cul-de-sacs.

      The winter maintenance period lasts from mid October to the end of April each year. Tipperary County Council is constantly striving to improve its winter maintenance service; however, neither the local authority nor Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) (formerly the NRA) has a statutory obligation to pre-salt roads. The aim, however, is to keep priority roads safe and as free as possible from wintry hazards.

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      Launch Map full screen

      Having regard to the Council’s resources in terms of finance, equipment and staffing levels and to maximise benefit to road users, winter maintenance of roads in Tipperary is prioritised on the following basis:-

      • Priority 1: M7 Motorway, M8 Motorway, National Roads, and Regional Roads of strategic importance, e.g. Expressway Bus routes, access to Train and Bus Depots, Hospitals, Ambulance routes, and Fire Stations
      • Priority 2: Regional Roads with high volume of traffic using the road and access to major schools and industries
      • Priority 3: Other regional roads, town streets and local county roads on a priority basis.

      (In extreme weather events Priority 1 routes will take precedence over Priority 2 routes in terms of allocation of available resources).

      The Council has quid pro quo agreements with Waterford, Limerick, and Kilkenny County Councils to treat routes in each other’s areas to increase efficiency of the treatment routes
      .
      The Council has three salt storage barns with a total capacity of approx 2,700 tonnes, which is sufficient to treat a 5 day snow event.

      Eleven crews are rostered to pre-salt Priority 1 and Priority 2 Routes (approx. 1,010 Km) before the onset of icy conditions. These spreaders can have snowblades fitted in the event of snow.

      It is common for a variance in road temperatures to occur across the county, which may result in only some of the routes being pre-treated on any particular night.

      In the event of dangerous road conditions i.e. black ice, white frost, snow, flooding, muck or any other hazardous road condition, the responsibility is on the driver to drive at an appropriate speed with due care in accordance with prevailing conditions on the road.

      Tipperary County Council is not responsible for any accidents that may occur as a result of poor driving conditions.

      Click here for more information on being Winter Ready

      The winter maintenance period lasts from mid October to the end of April each year. Tipperary County Council is constantly striving to improve its winter maintenance service; however, neither the local authority nor Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) (formerly the NRA) has a statutory obligation to pre-salt roads. The aim, however, is to keep priority roads safe and as free as possible from wintry hazards.

      Launch Map full screen


      Launch Map full screen

      Having regard to the Council’s resources in terms of finance, equipment and staffing levels and to maximise benefit to road users, winter maintenance of roads in Tipperary is prioritised on the following basis:-

      • Priority 1: M7 Motorway, M8 Motorway, National Roads, and Regional Roads of strategic importance, e.g. Expressway Bus routes, access to Train and Bus Depots, Hospitals, Ambulance routes, and Fire Stations
      • Priority 2: Regional Roads with high volume of traffic using the road and access to major schools and industries
      • Priority 3: Other regional roads, town streets and local county roads on a priority basis.

      (In extreme weather events Priority 1 routes will take precedence over Priority 2 routes in terms of allocation of available resources).

      The Council has quid pro quo agreements with Waterford, Limerick, and Kilkenny County Councils to treat routes in each other’s areas to increase efficiency of the treatment routes
      .
      The Council has three salt storage barns with a total capacity of approx 2,700 tonnes, which is sufficient to treat a 5 day snow event.

      Eleven crews are rostered to pre-salt Priority 1 and Priority 2 Routes (approx. 1,010 Km) before the onset of icy conditions. These spreaders can have snowblades fitted in the event of snow.

      It is common for a variance in road temperatures to occur across the county, which may result in only some of the routes being pre-treated on any particular night.

      In the event of dangerous road conditions i.e. black ice, white frost, snow, flooding, muck or any other hazardous road condition, the responsibility is on the driver to drive at an appropriate speed with due care in accordance with prevailing conditions on the road.

      Tipperary County Council is not responsible for any accidents that may occur as a result of poor driving conditions.

      Click here for more information on being Winter Ready

      Your Council

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the permanent position of Agricultural Scientist with this Council.

      Salary Scale: €46,732 - €66,350 (2ND LSI)

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above post, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 27th March 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon application form for Agricutlrual Scientist 2015.pdf

      The latest Annual Report for 2016 has just been released, see below.

      If you have any queries in relation to Annual Reports, please contact customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie or call 0761 065000.

      The Local Government Reform Act, 2014, established the requirement for each local authority to prepare an Annual Service Delivery Plan identifying the services that it proposes to deliver to the public in the year ahead. The purpose of this Plan is to provide a corporate document that highlights the services that will be provided by Tipperary County Council across all directorates in 2015 and has been prepared based on the provisions of the adopted budget of Tipperary County Council for 2015.

      Tipperary is the sixth largest county on the island of Ireland, covering an area of c. 4,282 square miles, with a population of 158,652 people accommodated in a network of attractive towns, villages and countryside with a balanced geographical spread across the County. It has a diverse economy with a significant cluster of high-tech industries, third level institutions and infrastructure. Tipperary is also the largest inland County, yet has a diverse range of landscapes, including several mountain ranges; the Knockmealdowns, the Galtees, the Arra Hills and the Silvermines. The southern portion of the County is drained by the River Suir; the northern portion of the county by tributaries of the Shannon which widens into Lough Derg, a spectacular lake on the Shannon river system.

      Tipperary has been unified and now operates under a single local authority. For the first time in the history of the county, plans, strategies and projects are being advanced to progress the county as a single entity. Tipperary County Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019 provides a vision for how we propose to deliver our services working with our communities, our citizens, our elected members and our staff.

      The Plan provides a framework of three strategic themes:

      • A Strong Economy
      • Quality of Life
      • Quality Environment

      It is the responsibility of all of us who work on behalf of this Council to seek to promote a strong economy with a quality of life and quality environment, which in turn contributes to making Tipperary an attractive and enjoyable county for our communities, our tourists and the business sector.

      The Plan is set out on a service delivery department basis and identifies the work programmes for each directorate for 2015.

      Joe MacGrath
      Chief Executive
      Tipperary County Council

      1. We aim to provide the best possible service to you. However, should it happen that you are not happy with the service provided, we will deal with your complaints in a timely, courteous and helpful manner.
      2. In the first instance, we would advise you to complete the Customer Service Form, write to or phone or ask to see the Section Head in question.
      3. If you do not receive a satisfactory response to your complaint you may send a written complaint to the appropriate Director of Services/Head of Function.
      4. Please address your letter to the appropriate Director/Head of Function, to either Civic Offices, Clonmel, or Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh and provide as much information as possible to enable your complaint to be dealt with in a speedy and appropriate manner. The matter will be investigated and a response will be issued to you within 21 days. You can also email customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie. If we cannot forward a full reply in that time, we will write to you and inform you of the delay and the reason for same.
      5. We will aim to deal with all complaints concerning delays in services, mistakes and poor customer service within 21 days of receipt of complaint. If we cannot forward a full reply in that time, we will write to you and inform you of the delay and the reason for same.
      6. Should your complaint consist of complex, technical or legal aspects, we would advise you to put your complaint in writing in order to avoid any mistakes or mis-understandings.
      7. When we make a mistake, we will apologise for same, explain why it happened and rectify the matter immediately.
      8. We will include information on internal and external appeals and complaints procedures in all our documentation, publications and forms.
      9. The Office of the Ombudsman : If you feel that you have been unfairly treated or are not satisfied with our decision on your complaint, it is open to you to contact the Office of the Ombudsman. By law, the Ombudsman can investigate complaints about any of our administrative actions or procedures as well as delays or inaction in your dealings with us. The Ombudsman provides a free, impartial and independent dispute resolution service.
      10. Contact details are as follows:
        Office of the Ombudsman
        18 Lower Leeson Street
        Dublin 2
        Tel: Lo-call 1890 22 30 30
        Tel: (01) 639 5600
        Fax: (01) 639 5674
        E-mail: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.ie

      For information on Higher Education Grants and Application Forms for the 2017/2018 academic year please contact Student Finance at www.studentfinance.ie

      Tipperary County Council will continue to fund students who are currently in receipt of a Higher Education Grant from Tipperary County Council.

      The Minister for Transport, Tourism & Sport now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for this role. Candidate's attention is drawn to the provisions of the Code in relation to the role of a Board member, where the principle states:

      Each State body should be headed by an effective Board which is collectively responsible for the long-term sustainability of the body.

      Non-executive Board members should bring an independent judgement to bear on issues of strategy, performance resources, key appointments and standard of conduct.
      Details on the role of Board Members can be found in Section 3 of the Code.

      The Director should have significant and extensive experience gained at a sufficiently senior level in a large complex organisation(s) and should be able to clearly demonstrate evidence of the following

      Senior executive level experience in financial and risk management roles in a complex organisation(s) of scale
      Significant financial experience including audit committee experience. The successful candidate will be required to chair the Audit and Risk Board Sub-Committee
      Commercial experience at an appropriately senior level in a large organisation
      Evidence of an objective approach to decision-making and evidence of the confidence and resilience required to operate in a complex and high profile organisation
      Significant experience in and demonstrable knowledge of the aviation or airport industry
      Previous Board experience
      Corporate governance experience
      The director should also demonstrate in their application evidence of the following core competencies

      The ability to work effectively and cohesively with others in leading a team
      A strong sense of ethics and integrity
      Sound business judgment
      Excellent communication skills
      Proven ability to critically analyse information and constructively challenge
      An understanding of good governance practices.

      Click here for more information

      VACANCY FOR ASSISTANT TOWN FOREMAN, CARRICK-ON-SUIR MUNICIPAL DISTRICT
      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Assistant Town Foreman with Tipperary County Council. Assignment is to the Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District.
      Salary Scale:- €600.83 to €706.30
      This panel will be used to fill both permanent and temporary vacancies that may arise during the lifetime of the panel.
      Lifetime of a panel is normally 12 months.
      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie
      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 14th October 2016.
      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN pEQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Assistant Town Foreman Application Form.pdf

      Tipperary Youth Theatre

      Youth Theatre Assistant

      Temporary Youth Theatre Assistant sought to facilitate Play YT, Nenagh & Fracture Youth Theatre, Thurles.

      Tipperary Youth Theatre aims to make participation in the arts accessible to young people between 13-17 years and encourages the exploration & development of all art forms in particular theatre and performing arts.

      This is a temporary contract for service which entails 4 contact hours weekly for an initial block of 8-10 weeks (Oct - December 2016) and Spring Term 2017 (Jan- April subject to funding). The successful applicant will be required to complete a Garda vetting and reference checking process.

      Please submit completed application form with letter of interest and CV to Brendan Maher, Artistic Director, The Source Arts Centre, Cathedral Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Applications in hardcopy format only. E-mailed applications will not be accepted.

      Closing Date for applications: 4pm Tuesday 6th September 2016

      Shortlisted candidates are likely to be called for interview during the week of 12th September 2016.

      Further information -Brendan Maher, Artistic Director, The Source Arts Centre,
      Thurles, Co. Tipperary
      Ph: 0504-90340
      email brendan@sourcearts.ie
      www.nenagharts.com www.thesourceartscentre.ie
      www.tipperarycoco.ie/arts

      PDF icon Application Form- Assistant YT Facilitator.pdf

      To: All building contractors.

      Please note that a Framework/Panel has been established for contractors interested in completing building maintenance and repair works to housing voids within the housing stock in County Tipperary. This Framework/Panel is now being administered on behalf of Tipperary County Council by the LGOPC (Local Government Operational Procurement Centre), through the LAQuotes website.
      The closing date for initial applications for appointment to the panel was August 8, 2014 and the panel was in place by the end of August.

      The call will remain open and applications can be made after this date for inclusion on the framework/panel. Full details can be found on the LAquotes website http://www.laquotes.ie/terms.htm. All queries should go through LAQuotes.

      Once appointed to the framework/panel and, as works arise, contractors will be issued with a Request for Tender (RFT) using the LAQuotes system by Tipperary County Council.

      The Register comprises four categories of electors. A person's citizenship determines their category and the type of elections at which they may vote as in the table below:

      Citizenship Type of Election at which eligible to vote Letter on Register
      Irish Citizens All elections and referenda -
      British Citizens Dáil, European & Local Elections DD
      Other EU Citizens European and Local Elections E
      Non-EU Citizens Local Government Elections only L

      Note: The letter 'S' placed against an elector's name signifies that the person concerned is either a person entitled to vote by post only or a special voter.

      In order to qualify for entry onto the Register, a person must comply with the relevant statutory provisions:

      Statutory Provisions

      The statutory provisions relating to the qualifications for registration as electors are contained in the Electoral Act 1992 and are summarised as follow:

      18 years or over on 15th February in the year in which the Register comes into force (i.e. 15th February 2017 to qualify for entry onto the 2017/2018 Register)

      Ordinarily resident in the constituency on the qualifying date (1 September in the year proceeding the year in which the Register comes into force)

      In order to qualify for entry onto the Register, a person must comply with the relevant statutory provisions.

      Limerick City & County Council is the lead authority in a recruitment campaign for the recruitment of Clerical Officers on behalf of Limerick City & County Council, Clare County Council and Tipperary County Council.

      The purpose of this recruitment campaign is to form a panel for each of the above mentioned authorities from which full-time, permanent and fixed-term contract posts may be filled.

      The Briefing Document, which outlines the details of the recruitment process, is available here.

      Expressions of Interest are invited from suitably qualified persons for inclusion in this recruitment campaign – Online Expression of Interest Form.

      Closing date for receipt of completed Expressions of Interest forms is Thursday, 24th November 2016.

      Please see below for documentation on the Tipperary County Council Code of Practice documentation.

      The EU Water Framework Directive [WFD] 2000 seeks to protect and improve our natural waters, including rivers, lakes, groundwater, coastal water and transitional waters. The Water Framework Directive objectives are implemented through River Basin Management Plans and Programmes of Measures.

      THESE ARE FIXED TERM CONTRACT POSTS

      The Regulations provide for the Minister to establish a Local Authority Water & Communities Office to facilitate a coordinated regional approach. Kilkenny County Council and Tipperary County Council, acting jointly, have been appointed as lead local authorities to act on behalf of all local authorities. This project will conclude on or before the 31st January, 2020.

      As part of the team structure of The Local Authority Water & Communities Office, it is intended to recruit twelve [12] Community Water Officers, one each to be based within the Local Authorities and at the locations as follows:

      Local Authority: Location
      Cork County: Iniscarra
      Leitrim: Carrick-on-Shannon
      Donegal: Donegal Town
      Limerick: Dooradoyle
      Dublin City: Marrowbone Lane
      Mayo: Castlebar
      Galway County: Lisboan Estate, Galway City
      Meath: Navan
      Kerry: Tralee
      Monaghan: Carrickmacross
      Kilkenny: Kilkenny City
      Offaly: Tullamore

      Annual salary scale of €40,213 [min] to €45,458 [max] excluding LSI’s will apply. 37 hours per week. Significant parts of the work will be outside normal office hours.

      Full particulars of the posts including Application Forms are available on the Councils website www.kilkennycoco.ie and www.tipperarycoco.ie

      The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 4th March, 2016.

      Kilkenny/Tipperary County Councils reserves the right to shortlist candidates having regard to education, qualifications and experience and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. Canvassing will automatically disqualify.

      KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL & TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL ARE
      EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYERS

      PDF icon Application Form Community Water Officer.pdf

      Tipperary County Council’s Vision Statement is “Tipperary Together - Ambitious for our communities, demanding of ourselves and working to a shared purpose to deliver prosperity across the County”.
      In pursuance of the commitment given in the Tipperary County Council Corporate Plan 2015-2019 this Customer Charter has been put in place and sets out the standards of service you, as a customer, may expect from Tipperary County Council.

      Appeals and Complaints

      1. We aim to provide the best possible service to you. However, should it happen that you are not happy with the service provided, we will deal with your complaints in a timely, courteous and helpful manner.
      2. In the first instance, we would advise you to complete the Customer Service Form, write to or phone or ask to see the Section Head in question.
      3. If you do not receive a satisfactory response to your complaint you may send a written complaint to the appropriate Director of Services/Head of Function.
      4. Please address your letter to the appropriate Director/Head of Function, to either Civic Offices, Clonmel, or Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh and provide as much information as possible to enable your complaint to be dealt with in a speedy and appropriate manner. The matter will be investigated and a response will be issued to you within 21 days. You can also email customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie. If we cannot forward a full reply in that time, we will write to you and inform you of the delay and the reason for same.
      5. We will aim to deal with all complaints concerning delays in services, mistakes and poor customer service within 21 days of receipt of complaint. If we cannot forward a full reply in that time, we will write to you and inform you of the delay and the reason for same.
      6. Should your complaint consist of complex, technical or legal aspects, we would advise you to put your complaint in writing in order to avoid any mistakes or mis-understandings.
      7. When we make a mistake, we will apologise for same, explain why it happened and rectify the matter immediately.
      8. We will include information on internal and external appeals and complaints procedures in all our documentation, publications and forms.
      9. The Office of the Ombudsman : If you feel that you have been unfairly treated or are not satisfied with our decision on your complaint, it is open to you to contact the Office of the Ombudsman. By law, the Ombudsman can investigate complaints about any of our administrative actions or procedures as well as delays or inaction in your dealings with us. The Ombudsman provides a free, impartial and independent dispute resolution service.
      10. Contact details are as follows:
        Office of the Ombudsman
        18 Lower Leeson Street
        Dublin 2
        Tel: Lo-call 1890 22 30 30
        Tel: (01) 639 5600
        Fax: (01) 639 5674
        E-mail: ombudsman@ombudsman.gov.ie

      PDF icon Tipperary Customer Charter- Customer Care Form.pdf

      A data security breach can happen for a number of reasons which include:

      Loss or theft of data or equipment on which data is stored
      Unauthorised access and use of data
      Equipment failure
      Human error
      Unforeseen circumstances e.g. fire or flood
      Network being hacked into
      Data accessed by the organisation being deceived

      In order to manage data protection breaches the following steps must be followed:

      1. Any breach of data protection should be reported immediately to staff member’s line manager.
      2. The Line Manager must then in turn report it in writing to the Data Controller Compliance Officer.
      3. Details of a breach should be reported accurately, including date and time the incident occurred, when it was detected, who reported the incident, details of any ICT system involved.
      4. The Data Controller Compliance Officer will notify the Data Protection Commissioner where relevant.
      5. Arrangements must be put in place by each section to notify the person(s) involved whose personal data has been breached.
      6. Following the Data Protection breach, the Data Controller Compliance Officer will investigate how the breach occurred, the implications of the breach and the measures required to prevent re-occurrence.

      To contact the Data Controller Compliance Officer, please email dataprotection@tipperarycoco.ie or telephone: 0761 06 5000.

      The attention of all staff will be drawn to this policy through:

      1. Publication on the Intranet.
      2. Circulation to all Section Heads.

      Irish Water

      Tipperary County Council has an Annual service Plan with Irish Water in relation to the provision of water and waste water services. This ASP is provided for in the Service Level Agreement agreed between the parties under the Water Services (No. 2) Act 2013.

      These are available on the Department’s website at http://www.housing.gov.ie/local-government/voting/voting. There is a Section listing the various leaflets.

      They are produced in various languages, as relevant to the election type.

      The leaflets are:

      • How the Dáil is Elected
      • How Irish MEPS are Elected (14 languages)
      • How Local Authorities are Elected (17 languages)
      • How the President is Elected
      • How the Seanad is Elected
      • The Referendum in Ireland
      • The Register of Electors (17 languages)
      • Information for Voters with a Disability
      • A Guide Ireland’s to PR-STV Voting System

      Applications are invited for the post of Environmental Technician Grade II with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.
      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 20th February 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale - €24,739 p.a.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Environmental technician grade II 2015- Application Form.pdf

      Tipperary County Council Mission Statement
      “Tipperary Together – Ambitious for our communities, demanding of ourselves and working to a shared purpose to deliver prosperity across the county.”

      In July 2011 the Government announced the establishment of a unified county council in Tipperary. In June 2014 the unification of North and South Tipperary, including the Borough/Town Council’s of Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, Cashel, Nenagh, Templemore, Thurles, Tipperary and the joint library committee came into effect following the local government elections.

      Click for map and population statistics- Corporate Plan 2015-2019

      Click for further information on the Merger Process- Annual Report 2014

      Geography
      With a geographical area of 4,282 Sq.km and a population of 158,754 Tipperary is the sixth largest of the 32 counties by area and the eleventh largest by population. The region is part of the central plain of Ireland, but the diversified terrain contains several mountain ranges: the Knockmealdown, the Galtee, the Arra Hills and the Sivermine Mountains. The southern portion of the county is drained by the River Suir; the northern by tributaries of the Shannon which widens into Lough Derg. No part of the county touches the coast. The centre is known as ‘the Golden Vale’, a rich pastoral stretch of land in the Suir basin which extends into counties Limerick and Cork. The county is traversed by Key National arterial routes such as M7, M8, N24, as well as train lines from Dublin to Cork and Limerick, and Waterford to Limerick.

      Economy

      • Area – 4,282 km² (6.09% of State area & 6th largest county by area in State)
      • Population – 158,754 (2011) (3.46% of State population & 11th largest county by population)
      • Largest Urban Centres – Clonmel (17,048) and Nenagh (8,439)
      • Rural/Urban (>1,500) Population Split – 60%/40%
      • Region is part of the central plain of Ireland; contains several mountain ranges; The southern part of the county is drained by the River Suir; the northern by tributaries of the Shannon which widens into Lough Derg;
      • No part of the County touches the coast; The centre is known as the ‘Golden Vale’, a rich pastoral stretch of land in the Suir basin which extends into Cork and Limerick;
      • County is traversed by key national arterial routes such as M7, M8,, N24, as well as train lines from Dublin to Cork and Limerick and Waterford to Limerick;
      • Main economic sectors – agriculture, services, manufacturing, pharmaceutical/medical devices, tourism

      The ‘Premier County’, as Tipperary is known has a diverse economy that includes- Click for more- Corporate Plan 2015-2019

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the temporary position of Executive Chemist with this Council.
      Appointment will be up to 31st December 2015.

      Salary Scale: €46,732 - €65,000 (2ND LSI)

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above post, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary.
      Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday,1st May 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon application form for temporary executive chemist 2015.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following:

      EXECUTIVE ENGINEER Salary Scale:- €46,732 - €65,000 (2nd LSI)
      ASSISTANT ENGINEER : Salary Scale:- €36,331 – 57,672 (2nd LSI)

      Candidates for the above positions shall hold an Honours Civil Engineering Degree (Level 8 in the National Framework of Qualifications)

      Panels may be created as a result of the above competitions from which both permanent and temporary vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel may be filled.
      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 12th February 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
      Tipperary County Council is an equal opportunities employer

      PDF icon Application form Executive Engineer.pdf PDF icon Application form Assistant Engineer.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the following brigades:

      1. Cashel Fire Brigade – Possible Average Annual Earnings €20,000
      2. Clonmel Fire Brigade – Possible Average Annual Earnings €22,000

      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 17th April 2015.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon application form for Firefighter Clonmel Cashel Fire Brigade 2015.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter with the Clonmel Fire Brigade

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000

      A Panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie. Completed application forms are to be returned to the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00pm on Thursday, 29th June, 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Fire Fighter Clonmel- application form.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the Newport Fire Brigade. A panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m on Friday, 9th December 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Firefighter Newport Fire Brigade 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter with the following brigades:

      1. Tipperary Town
      2. Cashel
      3. Nenagh

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000.

      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Wednesday, 8th February 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Fire Fighter Application Form.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the following brigades:

      1. Cloughjordan Fire Brigade
      2. Borrisokane Fire Brigade
      3. Roscrea Fire Brigade

      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Possible Average Annual Earnings :- Circa €20,000

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 27th March 2015.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon application form for Firefighter 2015.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in Templemore Fire Brigade.

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000

      A panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 20th May 2016.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form Templemore Fire Brigade.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter with Tipperary Fire Brigade.
      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000
      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.
      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 21st October 2016.
      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for the position ofFire Fighter.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter with the following Brigades:

      1. Borrisokane
      2. Newport

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000

      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie. Completed application forms are to be returned to the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 15th September, 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      Microsoft Office document icon Fire Fighters- Borrisokane and Newport Brigades- Application Form.doc

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the Thurles Fire Brigade. A panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Possible Annual Earnings :- Circa €22,000

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m on Friday, 9th September 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Firefighter Thurles Fire Brigade September 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the following brigades:

      1. Newport Fire Brigade
      2. Tipperary Fire Brigade

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000

      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 5th February 2016.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Firefighter Tipperary and Newport 2016v2.pdf

      Attached are the FOI requests since 14th April 2016.

      Tipperary County Council intends to tender its requirements for Electrical and Plumbing Services through the two frameworks being set up by the Local Government Operational Procurement Centre. See details below. Please download the documentation from www.etenders.gov.ie and follow all the instructions.
      _______________________________________________________________________
      ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING SERVICES FOR LOCAL AUTHORITIES
      The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) will be publishing Frameworks for Local Authorities to procure Electrical and Plumbing Services in 2017 and 2018.
      The LGOPC will carry out a competition to appoint suppliers to a Framework. Local authorities will then run competitions with these suppliers in their particular area to procure electrical and plumbing services.
      To receive notification of the publishing date and to access the Framework documentation, please ensure you register on the Office of Government Procurement website, www.etenders.gov.ie.
      Should you wish to find out more about these upcoming Frameworks, please contact the LGOPC Helpdesk at 076 1064020 or by email at eproc@kerrycoco.ie.

      Name of Framework Publishing Date Closing Date Publishing website
      Appointment to a Multi-party Framework Agreement for ELECTICAL SERVICES for Local Authorities This is now live and accessible on www.eTenders.gov.ie 09-January-2017 17-February-2017 15:00Hrs www.etenders.gov.ie. Search for System ID 112424 Multi-Party Framework Agreement for Electrical Services for Local Authorities
      Appointment to a Multi-party Framework Agreement for PLUMBING SERVICES for Local Authorities Week of 16-January-2017 Week of 20-February-2017 www.etenders.gov.ie
      Welcome and thank you for visiting our website - you are one of over 28,000 visits to our website this month.


      The homepage provides you with up to date information on our services, events and news while simplifying direct access to the most common services used by our customers.

      Links are provided to other websites such as the Tipperary Local Enterprise Office with information on supports available for micro enterprises, the Motor Tax renewal service and the latest information available from the 2016 census. The “What`s on in Tipperary” Link provides you with details on sporting, cultural and other events taking place across the Premier County.


      As always, your comments on how we might improve the website further are welcome and can be sent by e-mail to customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Best wishes,
      Joe MacGrath
      Chief Executive
      Tipperary County Council



      Foreword from the Cathaoirleach Councillor Phyll Bugler

      I am privileged and honoured to have been elected as the fourth Cathaoirleach of Tipperary County Council.

      My aims for the coming year include increasing employment opportunities in Tipperary. I intend to highlight the many advantages Tipperary has to attract companies to our County including close proximity to international airports and ports, highly skilled workforce and the fact that Tipperary is one of the most central and accessible economic locations.

      Tourism is also high on my agenda and I plan to galvanise and extend growth in Tipperary Tourism. I intend to work closely with Tipperary Tourism Company, Lough Derg Marketing Group, Munster Vales and Fáilte Ireland to engender an awareness of the excellent Tourism Product available in Tipperary. I especially want to progress the new Fáilte Ireland Lakelands Project which will include walking, cycling and boating routes along the Shannon Lakes –Lough Allen, Lough Ree and Lough Derg.

      In conclusion, I look forward to working with Management, Staff and members of the Council in ensuring that Tipperary continues to grow and develop. I pledge to act as an ambassador for Tipperary at home and abroad and encourage continued investment and creation of opportunities for all our citizens.

      Ar Aghaidh le Tiobraid Arainn

      The new Freedom of Information Act 2014 was enacted on 14 October 2014. It replaces the FOI Acts of 1997 and 2003.
      Since then the Act has encompassed more public bodies.

      One of it’s key provisions is that there is no longer a fee payable when an FOI request is being made.

      The Freedom of Information legislation establishes three statutory rights:

      • A legal right for each person to access information held by public bodies
      • A legal right for each person to have official information relating to him/her amended where it is incomplete, incorrect or misleading.
      • A legal right to obtain reasons for decisions affecting oneself.

      The Freedom of Information Officer for Tipperary County Council is David Coleman,
      Please contact foi@tipperarycoco.ie or call 0761 065000.

      PDF icon FOI Application Form 2014.pdf

      A panel is being formed for General Operatives, Grade 1, to fill both temporary and permanent vacancies with this Council (both current and future) in the following Municipal Districts

      a) Clonmel Borough District
      b) Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District
      c) Cashel/Tipperary Municipal District
      d) Templemore/Thurles Municipal District
      e) Nenagh Municipal District

      (Note:- Please click here to launch map of Municipal Districts).

      The basic rate of pay is €495.13 - €573.58 per week (Please note that starting pay is the minimum of the scale, i.e. €495.13)

      Applicants must reside in the district in which their duties are to be performed or within a reasonable distance thereof. Any applicant applying for more than one Municipal District must be aware that they may be required to attend for separate interviews for each District selected.

      Depending on the number of applications received it may be necessary to carry out a shortlisting process by means of preliminary interview.

      Applicants must possess a current Safepass Card. A current full Class B Driving Licence is highly desirable but not essential.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie. Completed application forms are to be returned to the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary not later than 4 p.m. on Friday, 17th February 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon General Operative 2017 Application form.pdf
      • Overall role of Tipperary County Council is that of a multi-functional organisation acting as a development corporation which operates in the best interests of the citizens being served ;
      • This involves delivering a wide range of services including infrastructural, social, economic, cultural, recreation/amenity, social inclusion and many others;
      • In practice, effective operation of the Council can only be achieved on the basis of mutual respect between the Council and the executive; Members and Officials working together to achieve a common purpose within a framework of clearly defined functions and roles;
      • Councillors and Management are role models that set the ‘tone at the top’;
      • The Council is assisted in its policy making role by 5 Strategic Policy Committees, membership of which is drawn from Council membership and sector representatives in such areas as business, farming, environment, community and trade unions;
      • Collectively, the Cathaoirleach and the Chairs of the SPC’s form the Corporate Policy Group – acts as the Council’s cabinet providing guidance and advice to the SPC’s with specific roles in relation to the preparation of the Budget, preparation and monitoring of the Corporate Plan, varying the Local Property Tax and recommending members for appointment to the Audit Committee;
      • The Council has structured links with the community and voluntary sector through the operation of the Public Participation Network.
      • The Council also facilitates the operation of the Local Community Development Committee which has governance and oversight responsibilities for community expenditure from national sources;
      • The Local Entreprise Office (LEO) acts as a facilitator of access to enterprise services and to promote and support enterprise at a local level, with a particular focus on micro enterprise – work of the LEO complements the ongoing support provided to the business community through the broad range of services, events and grants provided by the Council;

      Please see list of Members; pages 8-13 of the Annual Report 2015
      Please see Organisational Structure; pages 140-141 Annual Report 2015
      Please see a list of Strategic Policy Committees; pages 138-139 of Annual Report 2015

      The application must be made in writing

      The applicant must give any details which might be needed to help the Council identify him/her and locate all the information kept about him/her e.g. previous addresses, customer account numbers.

      Every individual about whom a data controller keeps personal information has a number of other rights under the Act, in addition to the Right of Access. These include the right to have any inaccurate information rectified or erased, to have personal data taken off a direct marketing or direct mailing list and the right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner.

      In response to an access request the Council will:

      • Supply the information to the individual promptly and within 40 days of receiving the request.
      • Provide the information in a form which will be clear to the ordinary person, e.g. any codes will be explained.
      • If there is no data kept about the individual, they will be notified of same within 40 days.

      Please email dataprotection@tipperarycoco.ie with your request.

      PDF icon Tipperary County Council Access Request Form.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Library Assistant. Panels may be created as a result of the above competition from which both temporary and permanent vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel may be filled.

      Each candidate must, on the latest date for receipt of completed application forms:-

      a) In the case of open competition have obtained at least Grade D (or a pass), in Higher or Ordinary level, in five subjects from the approved list of subjects in the Department of Education Established Leaving Certificate Examination or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme including Irish and/or English or have passed an examination of at least equivalent standard

      AND

      b) Possess a sufficient knowledge of Irish and English to enable him/her to perform the duties of the post in both languages.

      Salary Scale: €21,893 - €37,339 (LSI)

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk, Clonmel and Nenagh or by e-mail from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed application forms must be lodged by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 26th February, 2016 to Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form Library Assistant.pdf

      Mr Phil Hogan T.D., Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government has announced that the Government has agreed that the European Parliament and Local Elections will be held on Friday the 23rd May 2014. Polling will be between the hours of 7am and 10pm on that day.

      To be entitled to vote (1) your name must be included on the Register of Electors which was published on 1st February 2014 or (2) you must submit an application for entry on the supplement to the register. Application for entry in the supplement should be made to the registration authority for the area in which the applicant is resident not later than Tuesday 6th May 2014.

      Every person aged 18 years or over is entitled to be registered as a local government elector for the local electoral area where they ordinarily reside – citizenship is not a requirement for voting at the local elections.

      In announcing the date for the elections, the Minister encouraged people who are eligible to vote but who missed the opportunity to get on this new register when it was being prepared to apply for inclusion in the supplement to the register of electors at the earliest opportunity.

      The onus rests on each individual to ensure that he/she is registered to vote. Remember, you cannot vote unless you are registered.

      The 31 City and County Councils provide a wide range of services throughout Ireland. These services can affect your daily life and include housing, transport, planning, libraries, amenities, environmental management, fire and emergency services, infrastructure, community and economic development.

      The provision of these services are discussed by elected councillors at monthly meetings of the City or County Council. These meetings are open to the public. Like other public bodies, local councils operate in a challenging environment with reduced staffing and budgets and increased demand for services. Every year, the sector publishes Performance Indicators to show the level of service provided by each City and County Council.

      This report provides an overview of the main indicators for 2015.

      The following tools are available to assist Council Members access information and communicate with the Public and County Council.

      Applications are now invited for the following three separate positions:

      1. FUNDING LEAD
      2. COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING LEAD
      3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & OFFICE ADMINISTRATION LEAD

      THESE ARE FIXED TERM CONTRACT POSTS

      The EU Water Framework Directive [WFD] 2000 seeks to protect and improve our natural waters, including rivers, lakes, groundwater, coastal water and transitional waters. The Water Framework Directive objectives are implemented through River Basin Management Plans and Programmes of Measures.

      The Regulations provide for the Minister to establish a WFD Office to facilitate a coordinated regional approach. Kilkenny County Council and Tipperary County Council, acting jointly, have been appointed as lead local authorities to act on behalf of all local authorities. This project will conclude on or before the 31st August 2020.

      As part of the team structure of The WFD Office, it is intended to recruit three support staff at a Middle Management level as follows:

      1. FUNDING LEAD (Employer Tipperary County Council)
      2. COMMUNICATIONS & MARKETING LEAD ( Employer Kilkenny County Council)
      3. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY & OFFICE ADMINISTRATION LEAD (Employer Tipperary County Council)

      These staff will be based in the offices of Tipperary County Council in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      This is a Middle Management role with an annual salary scale of €47,013 [min] to €57,235 [max] excluding LSI’s.

      Full particulars of the post including Application Forms are available on the Councils website www.kilkennycoco.ie and www.tipperarycoco.ie

      The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 5.00 p.m. on Friday, 23rd October, 2015.

      Kilkenny/Tipperary County Councils reserves the right to shortlist candidates having regard to education, qualifications and experience and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. Canvassing will automatically disqualify.

      KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL & TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL ARE EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYERS

      PDF icon Application Form Communications and Marketing Lead.pdf PDF icon Application Form Funding Lead.pdf PDF icon Application Form Information Technology and Office Admin Lead.pdf

      Tipperary County Council’s two main offices are located in;

      • Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel [Eircode: E91N512] View on Map
      • Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh [Eircode: E45A099] View on Map
      • The Nenagh Municipal District Office is located in the Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh View on Map
      • The Carrick on Suir Municipal District Office is in the Civic Offices, New Street, Carrick on Suir View on Map
      • The Cashel/Tipperary Municipal District Office is in the Civic Offices, Rosanna Road, Tipperary View on Map
      • The Thurles/Templemore Municipal District Office is in the Civic Offices, Castle Avenue, Thurles View on Map

      Contact Us

      • By Phone (all Districts and Services): 0761 065000- 9.30am- 4.30 Mon-Fri
      • Email Customer Services: customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie
      • Emergency (Out of Hours): Fire: 999 / 112

        The emergency number outside of office hours for the following services are;
        Roads - 1890 923 948
        Housing (Emergency Electrical and Plumbing issues only) - 1890 923 948
        Water and Wastewater - 1890 278 278

      FIREFIGHTER VACANCIES

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter with the following Brigades:

      1. Borrisokane
      2. Cloughjordan
      3. Newport
      4. Roscrea

      Possible Average Annual Earnings €15,000 to €20,000
      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.
      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie. Completed application forms are to be returned to the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Emmet Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00pm on Wednesday, 19th April , 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Firefighters Roscrea Borrisokane Newport Cloughjordan application form.pdf

      The Vacancy has become available for Part Time Leisure Attendant at the Clonmel Swimming Pool.

      Closing date is the Friday 29th August 2014.
      Please see application form and qualifications attached.

      PDF icon Application Form Part-time Leisure Attendant.pdf

      VACANCY
      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant. Appointments will be made to Clonmel Town Swimming Pool and Sean Treacy Swimming Pool, Tipperary Town. Applicants will be asked to indicate on their application form which location they are applying for.

      Salary: €12.70 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award (LEVEL 2) or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 28th October 2016.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Leisure Attendant Clonmel and Tipperary Pool Oct 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant with Clonmel Town Swimming Pool.

      Salary: €12.57 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety Rescue 3 Certificate or Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification * or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 11th September 2015.

      PDF icon Application Form Part Time Leisure Attendant Clonmel August 2015.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant with Nenagh Leisure Centre.

      Salary: €12.57 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award Level 2 or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification * or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 10th April 2015.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Leisure Attendant Nenagh Application Form.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant with Sean Treacy Swimming Pool, Tipperary.

      Salary: €13.19 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award (LEVEL 2) or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by e-mail from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed application forms must be lodged not later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 27th September, 2017 with the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      Microsoft Office document icon Part Time Leisure Attendant Tipperary Swimming Pool- Application Form.doc

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter with Cashel Fire Brigade.
      Possible Average Annual Earnings €20,000.
      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.
      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 14th October 2016.

      PDF icon Application form for Firefighter Cashel Fire Brigade 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Lifeguard with Sean Treacy Swimming Pool, Tipperary.

      Salary: €12.57 per hour.

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award Level 2 or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification * or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and www.localgovernmentjobs.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 30th January 2015.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form Pool Lifeguard Tipperary January 2015.pdf

      Vacancy for Assistant Planner

      Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale - €36,331 p.a.

      Applications are invited for the post of Assistant Planner with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 24th June 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      PDF icon Application form for Assistant Planner 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Community Liaison Officer with Tipperary County Council.

      Salary Scale: €40,213 - €48,495 (LSI)

      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the application supplied on the application form.
      The successful candidate will be subject to Garda Vetting prior to appointment.
      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m on Friday, 8th July, 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      Tipperary County Council is an equal opportunities employer

      PDF icon Application Form Community Liaison Officer.pdf Microsoft Office document icon Application Form Community Liaison Officer.doc

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Driver/Operator, Grade VI with Tipperary County Council.

      Salary Scale:- €578.04 – €598.41

      This panel will be used to fill both permanent and temporary vacancies that may arise during the lifetime of the panel. Lifetime of a panel is normally 12 months.

      Applicants must, on the last date for receipt of applications:-

      Hold a current full class C licence together with a current Driver Qualification Card (CPC). Adequate training and experience in the operation of HGV’s and the operation of construction and/or agricultural plant and equipment would be beneficial.

      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 22nd July, 2016.

      Tipperary County Council is an equal opportunities employer.

      PDF icon Application Form for Driver Operator Grade 6.pdf Microsoft Office document icon Application Form for Driver Operator Grade 6 July 2016.doc

      VACANCY
      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Leisure Attendant with Clonmel Town Swimming Pool. A panel may be formed from which Full Time and Part Time Vacancies arising during the Life of the panel may be filled.
      Salary: €12.70 per hour
      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award (LEVEL 2) or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification * or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 29th July 2016.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form Leisure Attendant Clonmel Pool.pdf

      Applications are now invited for:

      REGIONAL CO-ORDINATORS [3 POSTS]
      THESE ARE FIXED TERM CONTRACT POSTS

      The EU Water Framework Directive [WFD] 2000 seeks to protect and improve our natural waters, including rivers, lakes, groundwater, coastal water and transitional waters. The Water Framework Directive objectives are implemented through River Basin Management Plans and Programmes of Measures.

      The Regulations provide for the Minister to establish a WFD Office to facilitate a coordinated regional approach. Kilkenny County Council and Tipperary County Council, acting jointly, have been appointed as lead local authorities to act on behalf of all local authorities. This project will conclude on or before the 31st August 2020.

      As part of the team structure of The WFD Office, it is intended to recruit three Regional Co-Ordinators at Senior Executive Officer/ Senior Engineer/Analogous Level.

      Two Co-Ordinators will be employed by Kilkenny County Council and one Co-Ordinator will be employed by Tipperary County Council.

      The Co-Ordinators will be based one in each location as follows:

      (i) The offices of Leitrim County Council [Carrick-on-Shannon] [Employer: Kilkenny County Council]
      (ii) The offices of Offaly County Council [Tullamore] [Employer Kilkenny County Council]
      (iii) The offices of Tipperary County Council [Clonmel or Nenagh] [Employer Tipperary County Council]

      This is a Management role with an annual salary scale of €69,196 [min] to €77,335 [max] excluding LSI’s.

      Full particulars of the post including Application Forms are available on the Councils website www.kilkennycoco.ie and www.tipperarycoco.ie

      The closing date for receipt of completed Application Forms is 5.00 p.m. on Monday, 5th October, 2015.

      The interviews for these posts will be arranged for the week commencing 19th October, 2015.

      Kilkenny/Tipperary County Councils reserves the right to shortlist candidates having regard to education, qualifications and experience and the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. Canvassing will automatically disqualify.

      KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL & TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL ARE
      EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYERS

      PDF icon Application Form Regional Coordinator Oct-15.pdf

      Closing date for receipt of Postal & Special Voters Applications for the 2017/2018 Register of Electors is the 25th November 2016. Once approved, a Postal vote is applicable for the duration of the Register i.e. 12 months from the 15th February 2017.

      Postal Voters List

      A person registered as a postal voter may vote by post only and may not vote at a polling station. Electors must apply each year to be on the postal voters list.

      Categories of Postal Voters:

      Part I
      Defence Forces

      Part II
      Gardaí Siochána

      Part III
      Diplomats and their spouses

      Part IV
      Persons with a physical illness or disability living at home

      Part V
      Persons unable to vote in person because of circumstances of occupation (incl. polling station staff), service or employment, including students attending an educational institution in the state on a full time basis

      Note: inability to vote in person due to absence for any reason other than those outlined above will not entitle a voter to a postal vote.

      Special Voters List

      Who can apply?
      Those eligible to apply for special voter status are persons ordinarily resident at a hospital, nursing home or similar institution who are unable to go in person to vote at a polling station by reason of a physical illness or physical disability.

      The onus rests on each individual to ensure that he/she is registered to vote. Remember, you cannot vote unless you are registered.

      The Procurement Guidelines set out the procedures that must be adhered to when procuring goods, services, consultants and works. It is reviewed regularly to reflect developments in national and European policies.

      The Corporate Procurement Plan 2016-2018 sets out the procurement objectives and actions for a three year period. It identifies the priority areas that the Council will address as it maximises the resources available to the organisation, effectively delivers services whilst ensuring compliant, equitable and transparent procurement systems.

      Fáilte- is tú duine de bhreis is 20,000 duine a thug cuairt an mhí seo ar an suíomh gréasáin nua-dheartha seo do Chomhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann a bunaíodh mar an t-aon údarás áitiúil don chontae ar an 1 Meitheamh 2014.

      Gabhann Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann ionad naoi n-údarás áitiúil baile agus contae a d'fheidhmigh sa chontae roimhe seo, rud a chiallaíonn go bhfuil fáil ar eolas ar sheirbhísí uile údaráis áitiúil i dTiobraid Árann anois tríd an suíomh seo den chéad uair.

      Leis an leathanach baile cuirtear eolas suas chun dáta maidir lenár seirbhísí, imeachtaí agus nuacht ar fáil duit agus ag an am céanna, simplítear rochtain dhíreach ar na seirbhísí is coitianta a úsáideann ár gcustaiméirí.

      Cuirtear naisc ar fáil do shuímh ghréasáin eile ar nós Oifig Fiontair Áitiúil Thiobraid Árann mar aon le heolas ar fhóirdheontais atá ar fáil do mhicreathionscadail agus an tseirbhís athnuachana Mótarchánach.

      Mar is gnách, tá fáilte roimh bhur mbarúlacha maidir le conas a d'fhéadfaimis tuilleadh feabhais a chur ar an suíomh gréasáin agus is féidir iad a chur chugainn tríd an r-phost chuig customerservices@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Is é príomhthéama ár suímh ghréasáin nua ná “Tiobraid Árann Le Chéile, Contae Amháin, Pobal Amháin, Foireann Amháin".

      Táimid ag súil le leanúint ar aghaidh ag obair lenár bpobail agus le muintir an Phríomh-Chontae.

      Le gach dea-ghuí,

      Joe MacGrath
      Príomhfheidhmeannach
      Comhairle Contae Thiobraid Árann



      Notice is hereby given that the Register of Electors for 2017/2018 was published on the 01st February, 2017 and will come into force on the 15th February, 2017. The Register of Electors is available for inspection at Council Offices, Garda Stations, Post Offices and Libraries.

      Should an election/referendum be held during the lifetime of this register a supplement will be published. Persons not included on the above register, or in certain circumstances, persons who have changed address may apply for inclusion onto the Supplement to the Register.

      Please return all forms to Franchise Section, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      The Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 is designed to provide information to the public about who is lobbying whom about what. The Standards in Public Office Commission have established an online register of lobbying at www.lobbying.ie

      Section 6(4) of the Act requires each Public Body to publish a list of designated public officials of the body. The purpose of this is twofold:-

      1. To allow members of the public identify those persons who are designated public officials and
      2. As a resource for lobbyists filing a return to the Registrar who may need to source designated public officials details.

      Designated Public Officials within Tipperary County Council

      Name Organisation Job Title
      Local Authority Members
      Mr. Seamus Hanafin Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. John Fahy Carrick-on-Suir Councillor
      Ms. Siobhain Ambrose Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Micheál Anglim Clonmel Councillor
      Ms. Catherine Carey Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Pat English Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Martin Lonergan Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Richie Molloy Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Andy Moloney Clonmel Councillor
      Ms. Marie Murphy Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Michael Murphy Clonmel Councillor
      Mr. Kieran Bourke Carrick on Suir Councillor
      Mr. David Dunne Carrick on Suir Councillor
      Ms. Imelda Goldsboro Carrick on Suir Councillor
      Ms. Louise McLoughlin Carrick on Suir Councillor
      Mr. Eddie O’Meara Carrick on Suir Councillor
      Mr. Martin Browne Cashel-Tipperary Councillor
      Mr. John Crosse Cashel-Tipperary Councillor
      Mr. Michael Fitzgerald Cashel-Tipperary Councillor
      Ms. Mary Hanna Hourigan Cashel-Tipperary Councillor
      Mr. Roger Kennedy Cashel-Tipperary Leas-Cathaoirleach
      Mr. Denis Leahy Cashel-Tipperary Councillor
      Mr. Tom Wood Cashel-Tipperary Councillor
      Ms. Fiona Bonfield Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. John Carroll Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. Gerard Darcy Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. Joe Hannigan Nenagh Councillor
      Dr. Phyll Bugler Nenagh Cathaoirleach
      Mr. Mattie Ryan (Coole) Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. Hughie McGrath Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. Seamus Morris Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. Michael O’Meara Nenagh Councillor
      Mr. Joe Bourke Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. Sean Ryan Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. David Doran Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. John Hogan Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. Eddie Moran Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. Micheál Lowry Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. Jim Ryan Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Mr. Michael Smith Templemore-Thurles Councillor
      Local Authority Management
      Mr. Joe MacGrath Chief Executive
      Mr. Matt Shortt LAWCO
      Templemore-Thurles Municipal District
      Director of Services/ Deputy Chief Executive
      Mr. Marcus O’Connor Roads; Transportation; Health & Safety
      Nenagh
      Director of Services
      Mr. Sean Keating Environment & Water Services &
      Change Management
      Director of Services
      Mr. Karl Cashen Planning, Fire and Emergency Services, Libraries Director of Services
      Mr. Pat Slattery Corporate & Human Resources
      Carrick-on-Suir Municipal District
      Director of Services
      Ms. Sinead Carr Community & Economic Development
      Clonmel Borough District
      Director of Services
      Ms. Clare Curley Housing
      Tipperary Municipal District
      Director of Services
      Mr. Liam McCarthy Finance Head of Finance

      Tipperary County Council is registered as a Data Controller with the Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (Registration Number 0372/A). Particulars of our registration are available online at www.dataprotection.ie. Under the Rules of the Data Protection Acts Tipperary County Council must:

      1. Obtain and process data fairly.
      2. Keep data only for one or more specified, explicit and lawful purposes.
      3. Use and disclose data only in ways compatible with these purposes.
      4. Keep data safe and secure.
      5. Keep data accurate, complete and up-to-date.
      6. Ensure that data is adequate, relevant and not excessive.
      7. Retain data for no longer than is necessary for the purpose or purposes.
      8. Give a copy of his/her personal data to that individual, on request.

      Individuals who wish to obtain a copy of personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 should apply in writing to the Data Controller Compliance Officer of Tipperary County Council.

      On making an access request any individual, about whom personal data is kept is entitled to:
      A copy of the data that is kept on him/her
      Know the purpose/s for processing his/her data
      Know the identity of those to whom the data is disclosed
      Know the source of the data, unless it is contrary to public interest
      Know the logic involved in automated decisions
      A copy of any data held in the form of opinions, except where such opinions were given in confidence.

      Please contact dataprotection@tipperarycoco.ie for more information or call 0761 06 5000.

      Re-use of Public Sector Information (PSI)

      Tipperary County Council is subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005 (SI 279 of 2005). The regulations are available at www.psi.gov.ie

      Policy Statement on Release of Data

      Information posted on this website may be downloaded and re-used free of charge without application with the following exceptions:

      -Photographs and artwork of any kind;

      -Brochures, leaflets or other documents whose author is not Tipperary County Council. These items should include a logo or information about the author – for example, the Planning leaflet series from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government is included in this website for public information purposes – these leaflets were created by the Department which retains copyright for the material;

      -Documents, plans, maps, drawings, sketches, photographs etc. which are posted on the website for the purposes of enabling the material to be inspected at another time or place or to otherwise facilitate public inspection, (for example plans, maps, drawings submitted in connection with planning applications or as part of an application for a service, grant, licence etc.);

      -Other maps of any kind;

      -Any other documents/information in respect of which third parties hold intellectual property rights, including copyright;

      Intellectual property rights are likely to be held for material provided by a third party, including links to other websites from this site.

      Permission to copy or use any such material must be obtained from the holder of the intellectual property right.

      Please note that information and documents obtained from this website may only be reproduced and/or re-used subject to the latest PSI licence available at www.psi.gov.ie

      Public Sector Information owned by Tipperary County Council which is not available as set out above may be applied for by writing to:

      The Administrative Officer,
      Corporate Services Section,
      Tipperary County Council,
      Civic Offices,
      Clonmel,
      Co. Tipperary.

      The application must be for the release of documents for re-use and must state clearly that the request is for the re-use of public sector information. Tipperary County Council’s Freedom of Information Section 15 Manual includes classes of data/records held by the Council.

      The Council will only supply data covered by the Regulations in pre-existing format or language.

      As well as data protected by intellectual property rights, the Regulations do not provide for the release of personal data or information protected under the Freedom of Information Act. The Regulations do not permit the release of information in a manner that is otherwise prohibited by law.

      For further information on the re-use of information held by Tipperary County Council, please contact Corporate Services

      North Tipperary County Council is not obliged by the Regulations to release documents for re-use. However, any information released will be subject to terms and conditions of the latest PSI licence available at www.psi.gov.ie and such other terms and conditions as Tipperary County Council deem appropriate.

      Tipperary County Council is not liable for any loss or liability associated with the re-use of information and does not certify that the information is up-to-date or error free. The Council does not authorize any user to have exclusive rights to re-use the information.

      Charges

      The following charges will apply:

      €20.95 per hour in respect of the time spent in producing, collecting and reproducing the information for re-use.
      €0.04 per photocopy.
      €10.16 for a CD-ROM

      Details of the charges will be given to the applicant before the information is released.
      For more information, please contact foi@tipperarycoco.ie or call 0761 065000.

      DRAFT POLLING SCHEME in accordance with The Electoral Acts, 1992 and the ELECTORAL (POLLING SCHEMES) REGULATIONS, 2005

      Scheme for the division of the Administrative County of Tipperary into Polling Districts and the appointment of Polling Places
      This Scheme is effective from 12th January, 2016

      Tipperary County Council was established under the Local Government Reform Act 2014. Today there are 40 elected members representing 5 Municipal District of Clonmel, Carrick-on-Suir, Cashel-Tipperary, Templemore-Thurles and Nenagh, and a staff of over 1,000. The inaugural meeting was held on Friday 30th May 2014 in the Community Hall, Holycross, Co. Tipperary.

      The main Civic centres of Tipperary County Council are located in Clonmel and Nenagh with Municipal District offices also located in both these centres together with Carrick-on-Suir, Tipperary and Thurles. A new integrated model for customer support across the unified Tipperary County Council was introduced on the same day as the new Council came into being on 1st June 2014 – click to see more on our Customer Service Model from the Annual Report 2014.

      Tipperary County Council, as the Local Authority for Tipperary, provides an extensive range of infrastructural services, and plays an active role in the development of the county’s industry, business, social, arts, heritage and cultural affairs. It also functions as the regulatory body for certain matters at local level.

      Tipperary County Council performs both a representational and an operational role because the Irish system of Local Government encompasses both democratic representation and public administration.

      Delivery of services within the County is the Collective responsibility of the elected members and the Executive;
      The Representational role is performed directly by the elected members of the Council, which gives them the authority and legitimacy to speak and act on behalf of their communities;

      • Tipperary County Council has 40 elected members from 5 Municipal Districts within the county – link to pages 9-12 of the Annual Report 2015 or Appendix 1 of the Corporate Plan 2015-2019
      • The Cathaoirleach is elected from the membership of the Council, at the statutory Annual Meeting of the Council which is held in May/June of each year.
      • The wide range of functions performed by the elected representatives, called ‘reserved functions’ , lay down the framework of policy under which the Chief Executive operates.
      • Such functions include;
         the adoption of all major policy and operational programmes including
         the County Development Plan,
         the Annual Budget,
         The Corporate Plan,
         the setting of commercial rates (ARV) and varying the rate of Local Property Tax;
         Making of bye-laws;
      • The Council makes its decisions by “Resolution” at its meetings.

      The Operational Role of Tipperary County Council is performed by the Chief Executive and his staff but Day to day operational decisions called ‘Executive functions’ are a matter for the Council Executive but must have regard to the policy direction determined by the elected members; typically executive decisions include;

      • all staff matters,
      • planning decisions,
      • housing allocations,
      • budgetary controls, and
      • asset management;

      The Chief Executive makes his decisions by written “Chief Executive Order” and in making his decisions, must act in a way that is consistent with the policy which has been established by the elected members.

      Tipperary County Council has 4 main roles:

      • Service Provider
      • Provider/facilitator of infrastructure
      • Regulator
      • Facilitator of economic and community development

      Services are provided by Tipperary County Council under the following eight programme groups:

      1. Housing and Building
      2. Roads and Transportation
      3. Water Supply and Sewage
      4. Planning and Development
      5. Environmental Protection
      6. Recreation and Amenity
      7. Agriculture, Education, Health and Welfare
      8. Miscellaneous Services

      The Council is responsible for direct provision of services such as:

      • Social Housing, direct provision & loans/grants
      • Parks, Libraries, Swimming Pools, Arts and Cultural Facilities
      • Delivery of infrastructure projects such as Roads and community facilities;
      • Fire & Emergency Services
      • Cemeteries
      • Public Lighting, Public Realm and Public Conveniences
      • Traffic Management
      • Water Supply and Maintenance (under a Service Level Agreement with Irish Water)

      Regulatory role

      • Planning Policy and Control of Development; enforcement, unfinished housing developments and dangerous buildings;
      • Environmental Functions (water, wastewater and waste)
      • Heritage (built and natural)
      • Casual Trading
      • Control of Horses and Dogs
      • Control of intoxicating Liquor
      • Dangerous Buildings and Places
      • Parking
      • Waste Management and Anti-Pollution Enforcement

      Facilitate the economic and community development of the county by working in collaboration with a variety of agencies and organisations – IDA, Business organisations such as the Chambers of Commerce in relation to retaining and attracting businesses;

      • Economic Development
      • Environment improvement initiatives
      • Major Emergencies
      • Sports and Leisure
      • Transportation

      In areas of social inclusion, policing, sports, arts and culture, we work in partnership with a variety of community and voluntary organisations;

      In addition to the foregoing, the following Corporate Support services are provided which facilitate the delivery of all our activities and services:

      • Customer Care
      • Corporate Communications
      • Council Secretarial Services
      • Facilities Management
      • Financial Services
      • Health and Safety
      • Human Resource Management
      • Information Technology Services
      • Property Management

      Financing of these services
      The Expenditure of Tipperary County Council on provision of services can be classified under two headings:
      a) Revenue (or Current) Expenditure – i.e. day to day provision of services e.g. housing maintenance, roads maintenance etc.

      The main sources of funding for this expenditure are:

      • Government Grants and subsidies
      • Commercial Rates
      • Goods and Services (e.g. Housing Rents, Housing Loan Repayments, fees and charges for services etc.)

      b) Capital Expenditure – i.e. expenditure on creating assets e.g. house building, major road improvement works etc.
      The main sources of funding for this expenditure are:

      • Capital Grants from Central Government
      • Borrowing
      • EU Funding
      • Other Capital Receipts e.g. Sale of Lands.

      How the operations of the Local Authority are regulated
      The operations of Local Authorities are regulated by:

      • E.U. Directives
      • National Legislation
      • Local Legislation i.e. Bye Laws
      • Adopted Policies of the Council

      In addition a range of rules, procedures and guidelines are used by the Local Authority in making its decisions, determinations and recommendations under the many schemes operated by it.

      Format of records held by Tipperary County Council
      Q: What information does Tipperary County Council keep on record?
      A: Recorded information, in any form, including data in computer systems, created or received and
      maintained by the Council in the transaction of its’ business or the conduct of its’ affairs, and kept
      as evidence of such an activity.

      For example, Minutes of Council meetings, statutory and non-statutory plans and schemes, correspondence etc.”

      Introduction:
      Tipperary County Council has prepared and published a Publication Scheme concerning the information of the Council in conformity with a Model and Guidelines made by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform under Section 8 of the Freedom of Information Act, 2014.

      The Scheme comes into effect on the 14th April, 2016.

      Purpose of Scheme:
      The Scheme is designed to facilitate the provision of information to the greatest extent possible, except for information exempted under the Act and, in preparing, reviewing or revising a Publication Scheme, an FOI body shall have regard to the public interest in:

      1. allowing public access to information held by the FOI body;
      2. the publication of reasons for decisions made by the FOI body; and
      3. publishing information of relevance or interest to the general public in relation to its activities and functions generally.

      Scheme Format and Access:
      The Scheme is web based with links from it to information under six headings as set out below which will be updated as provided for under the Act. A hard copy will be available for viewing by appointment also.

      Services Provided to the Public
      Decision Making Process for Major Policy Proposals
      • Major policy proposals including any public consultation exercises (Coming Soon)
      • Background information relating to major policy proposals and decisions (Coming Soon)
      • Reports on the operation of public services by the FOI body (Coming Soon)
      • Expenditure reviews, Policy assessments (Coming Soon)
      Financial Information
      FOI Disclosure Log & Other Information to be Routinely Published
      • FOI Disclosure Log
      • Reports (Coming Soon)
      • Commercial publications and relative charges (Coming Soon)
      • Information held by the body which is sought regularly (Coming Soon)

      Applications are invited for the position of School Warden (Part Time), Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary.

      Salary: €13.9670 per hour

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above posts, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Garda Vetting.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and www.localgovernmentjobs.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Tuesday 9th September 2014.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon School Warden Carrick-on-Suir Application Form.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of School Warden (Part Time), Newport, Co. Tipperary.

      Salary: €13.9670 per hour

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above posts, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Garda Vetting.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and www.localgovernmentjobs.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 4th July, 2014.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon School Warden Nenagh June 2014 Application Form.pdf

      The Local Government Reform Act, 2014, established the requirement for each local authority to prepare an Annual Service Delivery Plan identifying the services that it proposes to deliver to the public in the year ahead. The purpose of this Plan is to provide a corporate document that highlights the services that will be provided by Tipperary County Council across all directorates in 2017 and has been prepared based on the provisions of the adopted budget of Tipperary County Council for 2017.

      Tipperary is the sixth largest county on the island of Ireland, covering an area of c. 4,282 square miles, with a population of 158,652 people accommodated in a network of attractive towns, villages and countryside with a balanced geographical spread across the County. It has a diverse economy with a significant cluster of high-tech industries, third level institutions and infrastructure. Tipperary is also the largest inland County, yet has a diverse range of landscapes, including several mountain ranges; the Knockmealdowns, the Galtees, the Arra Hills and the Silvermines. The southern portion of the County is drained by the River Suir; the northern portion of the county by tributaries of the Shannon which widens into Lough Derg, a spectacular lake on the Shannon river system.

      Tipperary County Council’s Corporate Plan 2015-2019 provides a vision for how we propose to deliver our services working with our communities, our citizens, our elected members and our staff. The Plan provides a framework of three strategic themes:

      • A Strong Economy
      • Quality of Life
      • Quality Environment

      It is the responsibility of all of us who work on behalf of this Council to seek to promote a strong economy with a quality of life and quality environment, which in turn contributes to making Tipperary an attractive and enjoyable county for our communities, our tourists and the business sector.

      The Plan is set out on a service delivery department basis and identifies the work programmes for each directorate for 2017, the main objectives of which are to maintain essential services, continue our programme of supports to our communities, support the economic recovery process locally through inward investment and job creation and continue to seek efficiencies in service provision, cost reduction and value of money.

      Joe MacGrath
      Chief Executive
      Tipperary County Council

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Social Worker with Tipperary County Council.

      Salary Scale: €43,132 - €56,890 (LSI)

      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the application supplied on the application form.

      The successful candidate will be subject to Garda Vetting prior to appointment.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m on Friday, 19th February, 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      Tipperary County Council is an equal opportunities employer

      PDF icon Application From Social Worker 2016.pdf

      The statutory provisions relating to the qualifications for registration as electors are contained in the Electoral Act 1992 and are summarised as follow:

      18 years or over on 15th February in the year in which the Register comes into force (i.e. 15th February 2017 to qualify for entry onto the 2017/2018 Register)

      Ordinarily resident in the constituency on the qualifying date (1 September in the year proceeding the year in which the Register comes into force)

      Applications are invited for the post of Temporary Senior Executive Architect with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Salary Scale: €62,276 - €74,183 (2nd LSI)

      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 5th February 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      PDF icon Application form Senior Executive Architect.pdf

      Tipperary County Council’s Corporate Plan for the period 2015 – 2019 was adopted by the Council at the March Council Meeting held in LIT Thurles on Monday 9th March 2015. The Plan emphasises the importance of the brand “Tipperary”. It recognises that every member of staff, working with the elected members and others, has a valuable contribution to make to the future of this county. The Vision Statement challenges us collectively to work to a shared purpose to be “ambitious for our communities” and “demanding of ourselves”. It accepts that while there are significant challenges to deliver, we will continue to pursue these outcomes.

      Corporate Plan Vision Statement
      “Tipperary Together – Ambitious for our communities, demanding of ourselves and working to a shared purpose to deliver prosperity across the county”.

      Since 2004, registration authorities are required to publish two versions of the register the full register and the edited register.

      Register of Electors

      The full register lists everyone who is entitled to vote and can only be used for an electoral or other statutory purpose.

      Edited Register of Electors

      The edited register contains the names and addresses of persons whose details can be used for a purpose other than an electoral or other statutory purpose e.g. for direct marketing use by a commercial or other organisation. Every elector is given a choice as to whether they wish to be included or not.

      The Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC) acting as a Central Procurement Authority under the auspices of Kerry County Council is coordinating the establishment of the following Frameworks:

      Name of Frameworks: Duration- Date Advertised Closing Date
      Footway & Road Pavement Restoration and Ancillary for the Public Sector (For Works anticipated to be LESS than €50,000) 2 Years 29th August 2014 3pm, 10th October 2014
      The Supply & Placement of Road Making Materials and Ancillary Works for the Public Sector (For works anticipated to be in EXCESS of €50,000 ) 2 Years
      The Supply of Road Making Materials for the Public Sector and Ancillary products- 2 Years
      The Supply of Ready Mix Concrete for the Public Sector- 2 Years
      Plant Hire 2015 1 Year 27th August 2014



      Tipperary County Council participates in the frameworks listed below. For full details please visit www.LAQuotes.ie or www.etenders.gov.ie
      All queries should also be addressed via the www.LAQuotes.ie or www.etenders.gov.ie websites

      If a Contractor/Supplier is interested in tendering for any of these frameworks they will need to adhere to the relevant timeframes, failure to do so will mean elimination for the duration of the contract. Details have to be submitted online at www.LAQuotes.ie.
      For full details please visit www.LAQuotes.ie or www.etenders.gov.ie

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for following positions with Tipperary County Council:

      1. Administrative Officer

      Salary Scale:- €48,013 - €62,418 (2nd LSI)

      2. Senior Staff Officer

      Salary Scale:- €45,849 - €56,031 (2nd LSI)

      Please note that panels may be formed from which vacancies, both permanent and temporary, arising during the lifetime of the panels will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 1st September 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon administrative officer application form 2017.pdf PDF icon senior staff officer application form 2017.pdf File senior staff officer application form 2017.docx File administrative officer application form 2017.docx

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the following positions:


      1. Civil Technician Grade I

      Salary Scale €38,632 to €46,227

      2. Environmental Technician Grade I

      Salary Scale €38,632 to €46,227



      3. Civil Technician Grade II

      Salary Scale €25,986 to €41,132



      4. Environmental Technician Grade II

      Salary Scale €25,986 to €41,132



      Depending on the number of applications received for the above posts, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Panels may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panels may be filled.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by e-mail from recruitment@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed application forms must be lodged by not later than 4.00pm on Thursday 28th September, 2017 with the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      Microsoft Office document icon Technician Civil Grade 1-Application Form.doc Microsoft Office document icon Environmental Technician Grade 1-Application Form.doc Microsoft Office document icon Technician Civil Grade 2-Application Form.doc Microsoft Office document icon Environmental Technician Grade 2-Application Form.doc

      Applications are now invited for the following positions:

      SENIOR EXECUTIVE SCIENTIST [5 POSITIONS]
      (Integrated Catchment Management)

      THESE ARE FIXED TERM CONTRACT POSTS – Ceasing on 31st December 2021

      The EU Water Framework Directive [WFD] 2000 seeks to protect and improve our natural waters, including rivers, lakes, groundwater, coastal water and transitional waters. The Water Framework Directive objectives are implemented through River Basin Management Plans and Programmes of Measures.

      As part of the team structure of The Local Authority Water & Communities Office, it is intended to recruit five [5] Senior Executive Scientists, one each to be based within the Local Authorities and at the locations as follows (to be determined by the successful applicant in each case):

      Local Authority
      1. Either the offices of Donegal County Council (Letterkenny) or Monaghan County Council (Carrickmacross)
      2. Either the offices of Offaly County Council (Tullamore) or Dublin City Council (Marrowbone Lane)
      3. Either the offices of Tipperary County Council (Clonmel) or Kilkenny County Council (Kilkenny)
      4. Either the offices of Galway County Council (Galway city) or Mayo County Council (Castlebar)
      5. Either the offices of Cork County Council (Inniscarra) or Limerick City and County Council (Limerick City)

      Annual salary scale of €63,276 [min] to €73,726 [max] excluding LSI’s will apply. 37 hours per week. It is likely that parts of the work schedule will be outside normal office hours, so flexibility will be required.

      Full particulars of the posts including Application Forms are available Tipperary County Council’s website www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by e-mail from recruitment@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Monday, 20th November, 2017.

      Tipperary/Kilkenny County Councils reserve the right to shortlist candidates having regard to education, qualifications and experience and only the shortlisted applicants will be called for interview. Canvassing will automatically disqualify.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL & KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL ARE
      EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYERS

      File Application Form Senior Executive Scientist.docx PDF icon Application Form Senior Executive Scientist.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for following positions with Tipperary County Council:

      1. Staff Officer

      Salary Scale:- €41,213 - €49,495 (2nd LSI)

      2. Assistant Staff Officer

      Salary Scale:- €26,756 - €43,889 (2nd LSI)

      Please note that panels may be formed from which vacancies, both permanent and temporary, arising during the lifetime of the panels will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from recruitment@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 29th September 2017

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      File Assistant Staff Officer Application Form 2017.docx File Staff Officer Application Form 2017.docx

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the temporary position of Archivist with this Council.

      Salary Scale: €40,213 - €48,495 (2ND LSI)

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above post, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 17th April 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Application Form for Temporary Archivist 2015.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Collections & Documentations Officer with Tipperary County Council.

      Salary Scale:- €24,986 - €40,132 (2nd LSI)

      Please note that a panel may be formed from which vacancies, both permanent and temporary, arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 31st March, 2017

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form Collections & Documentation Officer.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Plumber with Tipperary County Council. Each candidate must:-

      a) Hold the National Craft Certificate (Level 6) awarded by the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC), or an equivalent qualification, have completed a recognized apprenticeship and be a qualified plumber
      b) Hold a current full driving licence

      Salary Scale:- €619.99 - €725.46

      Please note that a panel may be formed from which vacancies, both permanent and temporary, arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 25th August, 2017

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Craftsman (Plumber).pdf File Application form for Craftsman (Plumber).docx

      Applications are invited for the post of Environmental Enforcement Officer with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Starting Pay €21,359 rising in increments to a maximum of €37,339

      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 27th February 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Environmental Enforcement Officer Application Form.pdf

      Applications are invited for the post of Executive Planner with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Salary Scale:- €46,732 - €65,000 (2nd LSI)

      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 23rd September 2016 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form Executive Planner 2016.pdf

      FIREFIGHTER VACANCIES

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the following brigades:

      1. Carrick-on-Suir Fire Brigade
      2. Cahir Fire Brigade

      Panels may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.
      Possible Average Annual Earnings :- Circa €20,000
      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 30th October 2015.
      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Firefighter Carrick and Cahir 2015.pdf PDF icon Firefighter Qualifications and Particulars.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Fitter/HGV Mechanic with Tipperary County Council.

      Salary Scale:- € 600.83 to €706.30

      This panel will be used to fill both permanent and temporary vacancies that may arise during the lifetime of the panel. Lifetime of a panel is normally 12 months.

      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available from Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel (Telephone No. 0761 06 5000), by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie and on www.tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 28th October, 2016.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Fitter HGV Mechanci 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the permanent position of Health & Safety Assistant with this Council.

      Salary Scale: €40,382 - €48,700 (2ND LSI)

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above post, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 10th April 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Health and Safety Assistant Application Form 2015.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Heritage Officer with Tipperary County Council.

      Candidates must:

      • Have a minimum educational qualification of primary degree or equivalent post-graduate qualification in a subject relevant to heritage, for example: archaeology, history, museum studies, building conservation, object conservation, earth and natural sciences etc.
      • Have a recognized track record in heritage management or conservation
      • Have a minimum five years work experience at an appropriate senior level of responsibility in a heritage related position following graduation
      • Demonstrate knowledge or experience of contemporary heritage management approaches including for example, community engagement.

      Salary Scale:- €47,732 – €65,675

      Please note that a panel may be formed from which vacancies, both permanent and temporary, arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 4th August, 2017
      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form Heritage Officer 2017.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the permanent position of Internal Auditor with this Council.

      Salary Scale: €47,013 - €61,418 (2ND LSI)

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above post, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 20th March 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Internal Auditor Application Form.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of School Warden (Part Time), Clonmel Borough District, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.
      Salary: €12.70 per hour
      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.
      Appointment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory Garda Vetting.
      Application forms and further particulars are available from Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel (Telephone Number 0761 06 5000), by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie and on www.tipperarycoco.ie and www.publicjobs.ie
      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday, 2nd December, 2016

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon School Warden Clonmel Borough District Application Form November 2016.pdf

      Vacancy for Temporary Asst Engineer (Civil Engineering)

      Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale - €36,331 p.a.

      Applications are invited for the post of Temporary Asst Engineer with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Thursday, 13th November 2014 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Application form Temporary Asst Engineer November 2014.pdf

      Starting pay for new entrants will be at the minimum of the scale - €24,739 p.a.

      Applications are invited for the post of Temporary Civil Technician Grade II with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 24th July 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Temporary Civil Technician Grade II July 2015 Application Form.pdf

      Starting Pay €490.23 per week rising in increments to a maximum of €567.90 per week.

      Applications are invited for the post of Traffic Warden with Tipperary County Council. A panel may be formed from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.
      Candidates may be short listed based on the information supplied on the application forms.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later that 4.00 p.m on Friday, 18th December 2015 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Traffic Warden Applcation Form.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the Nenagh Fire Brigade. A panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Possible Annual Earnings :- Circa €22,000

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday 6th March 2015.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Firefighter Nenagh 2015 Application From.pdf

      Applications are invited for the position of part-time firefighter in the Thurles Fire Brigade. A panel may be created from which vacancies arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Possible Annual Earnings :- Circa €22,000

      Depending on the number of applications received shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and www.localgovernmentjobs.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 19th September 2014.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application form for Firefighter Thurles Fire Brigade September 2014.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Craftsman (Carpenter) with Tipperary County Council. Assignment is to the Nenagh Municipal District.

      Salary Scale:- € 600.83 to €706.30

      Applicants must have served a full apprenticeship and possess appropriate training and experience to discharge efficiently the duties and hold a current full drivers licence.
      This panel will be used to fill both permanent and temporary vacancies that may arise during the lifetime of the panel. The lifetime of a panel is normally 12 months.

      Candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie
      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 16th December 2016.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon application form for Craftsman Nenagh MD November 2016.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant. Appointments will be made to Nenagh Leisure Centre, Nenagh.

      Salary: €12.70 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award (LEVEL 2) or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie or humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie to whom completed application forms must be returned by not later than 4.00pm on Friday, 17th February 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Part Time Leisure Attendant Nenagh- Application form.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant.

      Salary: €13.19 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award (LEVEL 2) or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by e-mail from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed application forms must be lodged not later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 20th September, 2017 with the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      Microsoft Office document icon Leisure Attendant Clonmel- Application Form.doc

      Salary Scale: €45,849 – €56,031 (2nd LSI)

      Depending on the number of applications received for the above posts, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.

      Application and closing date for both posts:
      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel and Civil Offices, Nenagh or by email from recruitment@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 27th October, 2017.

      Microsoft Office document icon Assist Internal Auditor application form.doc

      Salary Scale: €45,849 – €56,031 (2nd LSI)

      It is a requirement that candidates:

      a) Hold a minimum Level 7 qualification (or higher) in Business or a related discipline.
      b) Have at least three years relevant postgraduate experience in a business environment.
      c) Have a full clean driving licence and have access to his/her own car.

      Please see supporting documentation attached.
      Closing date for receipt of applications – 4.00pm on Friday 27th October 2017

      File Application Form for Business Advisor LEO.docx

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Part Time Leisure Attendant.

      Salary: €12.70 per hour

      Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a current Irish Water Safety National Pool Lifeguard Award (LEVEL 2) or equivalent and must also possess Swim Ireland Level 1 Swimming Teacher Qualification or equivalent. (Successful applicant will be expected to progress to Swim Ireland Level 2 Swimming Teacher)

      Application forms and further particulars are available below, or by e-mail from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.

      Completed application forms must be lodged not later than 4.00pm on Wednesday 22nd March 2017 with the Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form for Leisure Attendant Clonmel.pdf

      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Senior Enterprise Development Officer on a 12 month fixed term contract.

      Salary Scale: €48,013 - €62,418 (2nd LSI)

      It is a requirement that candidates:-

      a) Hold a minimum Level 7 qualification (or higher) in Business or a related discipline
      b) Have at least three years relevant postgraduate experience in a business environment
      c) Have a full clean driving licence and have access to his/her own car

      Depending on the number of applications received, candidates may be shortlisted based on the information supplied on the application form. Please note that a panel may be formed from which vacancies, both permanent and temporary, arising during the lifetime of the panel will be filled.

      Application forms and further particulars are available below and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civil Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie

      Completed application forms must be lodged with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary by not later than 4.00 p.m. on Friday 18th August, 2017.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER

      PDF icon Application Form for Senior Enterprise Development Officer.pdf

      Vacancy for Temporary Assistant Scientific Officer
      Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the position of Temporary Assistant Scientific Officer with this Council.
      Salary Scale: €36,331 - €57,672 (2ND LSI)
      Depending on the number of applications received for the above post, shortlisting of candidates may be necessary. Shortlisting will be based on the information on your application form.
      Application forms and further particulars are available on www.tipperarycoco.ie and also from the Customer Services Desk, Civic Offices, Clonmel or Civic Offices, Nenagh or by email from humanresources@tipperarycoco.ie.
      Completed Application Forms must be lodged not later than 4.00 p.m on Friday,24th March 2017 with Human Resources Section, Civic Offices, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

      TIPPERARY COUNTY COUNCIL IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES EMPLOYER.

      PDF icon Application Form Temporary Assistant Scientific Officer.pdf

      Data Protection is the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the processing of their personal data. People supply information about themselves to government bodies, banks, insurance companies, medical professionals and many others in order to avail of services or satisfy obligations. For the purpose of data protection, organisations or individuals who control the contents and use of personal data are known as data controllers (e.g. Tipperary County Council). The Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 confer rights on individuals as well as responsibilities on those persons processing personal data.

      These rights apply where the information is held:
      On computer or
      In a manual form, as part of a filing system that facilitates ready access to a specific individual’s information.

      The principal function of Tipperary County Council is to provide a wide range of services to the people of Tipperary under the following main headings:
      Housing and Building Services
      Transportation and Roads Services
      Water and Wastewater Services
      Planning and Development Services
      Environmental Services
      Recreation and Amenity
      Agriculture, Education, Health & Welfare
      Miscellaneous

      In performing its functions, Tipperary County Council is required to process significant amounts of Personal Data within the remit of the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. We respect the privacy of those whose personal data we process and are aware of our obligations under the Data Protection Acts. Personal Data is defined as data relating to a living individual who is or can be identified either from the data or from the data in conjunction with other information that is in, or is likely to come into, the possession of the data controller.

      Please contact dataprotection@tipperarycoco.ie for more information or call 0761 06 5000.

      Temporary Youth Theatre Assistant sought to facilitate Play YT, Nenagh and Fracture Youth Theatre, Thurles.

      Tipperary Youth Theatre aims to make participation in the arts accessible to young people between 13-17 years and encourages the exploration & development of all art forms in particular theatre and performing arts.

      This is a temporary contract for service which entails 4 contact hours weekly for an initial block of 10-12 weeks (Sept - December 2014). The successful applicant will be required to complete a Garda vetting and reference checking process.

      Please submit completed application form with letter of interest and CV to Arts Office, Tipperary County Council, Civic Offices, Limerick Road, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary before 4pm on Friday 8th August 2014.
      Applications will only be accepted in hardcopy format. E-mailed applications will not be accepted. Shortlisted candidates are likely to be called for interview during the week of 18 August 2014.

      For further information please visit www.tipperarycoco.ie/arts or contact the Arts Office Ph: 0761 06 5000 or email artsoffice@tipperarycoco.ie