'One local authority is enough,' as fully reinstated Borough Council ruled out

The comments were made by Minister of State for Local Government, John Paul Phelan

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett



Fresh calls to revive Kilkenny Borough Council

City Hall, the seat of the former Kilkenny Borough Council

The establishment of Kilkenny City’s Municipal Borough District will not see the old system reinstated as the county is “not going to have two different local authorities”.

Carlow/Kilkenny TD John Paul Phelan, Minister of State for Local Government, told members of the City Municipal District last Friday that “one (local authority) is enough”.

Minister Phelan was responding to comments made by Green Party Cllr Malcolm Noonan who said: “Nothing short of a fully reinstated Borough Council would do in my view.”

For more on this story, pick up this week's Kilkenny People.