Cllr Fitzgerald Will Not Contest Next Year’s Local Elections

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Cllr. Michael Fitzgerald

Fine Gael Councillor Michael Fitzgerald is to step down from local politics after being a public representative for almost 45 years.

The Golden based Councillor was first elected in 1979 and says he is proud that his father who also served as Councillor in South Tipperary saw him elected before his death in 1981.

Cllr Fitzgerald says it has been a singular honour and privilege to serve the people of Tipperary.

In the most recent election, in 2019, Cllr Fitzgerald topped the poll in the Tipperary Cashel LEA with 3,005 first preference votes, a stunning 26% of all votes cast.

Cllr Fitzgerald’s term will end in June 2024 when local elections are to be held in conjunction with the European parliament elections.

Cllr Fitzgerald is extending thanks to his family including mother Jane, wife Mary, son and daughters and his extended family and supporters for their assistance over the years.

Cllr Fitzgerald is also extending thanks to colleagues in political parties and  none that he has worked with over the years and also thanks the council staff at all levels for their assistance.

A special word of gratitude is offered to the people of  the  parish of Golden and Kilfeacle for their strong support over nearly 5 decades which included two terms as Cathaoirleach of South Tipperary County Council in 1992 and 2002.

Fine Gael has 3 other sitting councillors in the 7 seat Local Electoral Area  – Mary Hanna Hourigah, Declan Burgess and John Crosse.