Cllr Tomás Breathnach

Biography

Tomás is currently a Councillor on Kilkenny County Council.

Political Career

  • Joined Labour Party in 1979
  • Co-opted to Kilkenny County Council, Jan 1999
  • Chairman of Association of Irish Regions, 2011-2013
  • Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly:
  • Member : 2004-2014
  • Leader of Labour Group: 2004-2014
  • Chairman : 2011-2012
  • Vice – Chairman : 2008-2011
  • Member of Ireland-Wales INTERREG Committee : 2011-2014
  • South East Regional Authority
  • Member : 2004-2014
  • Kilkenny County Council
  • Member : 2004 -2014
  • Cathaoirleach : 2008-2009
  • Council Committees
  • Strategic Policy Committees
  • Forward Planning & Development Policy : 2004-2009
  • Community, Social Policy, Arts, Heritage & Tourism : 2009-2014
  • Joint Policing Committee : 2009- 2014

Occupation

  • KILKENNY COUNTY COUNCIL
  • Member from 2004
  • Chairperson of Kilkenny County Council 2008-2009
  • Strategic Policy Committees
  • Planning 2004 – 2009
  • Arts, Heritage, Culture 2004 - 2014
  • Transport & Infrastructure 2014 –
  • Economic Development 2014 – 2017
  • Environment (Chairperson) 2018 – 2019
  • Community & Culture 2019 –
  • Chairperson of the Rural Water Monitoring Committee 2014 – 2019
  • Regional Involvement
  • South East Regional Authority Member 2004 – 2014
  • Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly Member 2004 – 2014
  • Chairperson of Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly 2011 – 2012
  • Vice-Chairperson of Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly 2008-2011
  • Member of Ireland-Wales INTERREG Committee 2011-2014
  • Chairperson of the Association of Irish Regions 2011 – 2013
  • MOUNT SION CBS, WATERFORD
  • 1977 - 2011 Secondary School Teacher
  • Subjects : Economics, Accounting, Business, English and History

Memberships

  • Community Development
  • Director of County Kilkenny Leader Partnership
  • Director of BNS Rural Development Ltd.
  • Founder member and Director of Ring a Link (Rural Transport Company)
  • Member of Communities Creating Jobs (Social Enterprise Initiative) 2011-2014
  • Local Community Involvement
  • Chairman : Confederation of Community Groups of South Kilkenny 2000-2006
  • Chairman : Kilmacow Hospice Support Group 1993-2013
  • Chairman : Kilmacow Graveyard Restoration Committee : 2005-2013

Other Interests

  • Board Member
  • BNS Rural Development 2004 – 2009
  • County Kilkenny Leader Partnership 2009 – 2014
  • Carlow Kilkenny South Tipperary Rural Transport Company Ltd. (Ring a Link) 2001 –
  • Clubs & Organisations
  • Comhaltas Ceoltóirí (Craobh Muileann an Bhata)
  • Chairperson of the following committees:
  • Kilmacow Development Group 1991-2006
  • Kilmacow Town Twinning 1992 – 2000
  • Kilmacow Hospice Support Group 1993 –
  • Confederation of Community Groups of South Kilkenny 1998 – 2005
  • Ireland Newfoundland Working Group 2018

Family Background

  • Married

Birth Details

  • August 1955

Education

  • Higher Diploma in Education, University College Cork 1977
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), University College of Cork 1976

Cllr Tomás Breathnach


Constituency:
Ireland - South : Carlow / Kilkenny : Piltown
Home Address:
Forge Road, Narabane
Kilmacow
Co. Kilkenny
Tel:
+353860704114
Email:

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