Cllr Séan McCarthy retires from politics

A stalwart of the South Tipperary political scene has announced he is to retire at the end of his term of office next year.

A stalwart of the South

Tipperary political scene has announced he is to retire at the end of his term of office next year.

Fianna Fáil Cllr Séan McCarthy was first elected to the Dáil in 1981, before going on to serve as Minister for Science and Technology from 1987 to 1989.

Cllr McCarthy has served as Mayor of Cashel on five occasions and Cathaoirleach of South Tipperary County Council for two terms. He has been a member of both Councils since 1979, running in some 24 elections over a 35-year period. Following the 1989 election, he was elected to the Seanad on the Agricultural Panel,

Full story in this week’s Tipperary Star.