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Cllrs Kennedy and Moloney elected to Joint Policing Committee Chairs.

Fianna Fáil whip Cllr Rodger Kennedy is to take over the Chair of the new all county Joint Policing Committee and his ex party collegue and independent Cllr Andy Moloney will be the vice Chairman for the duration of the current term.

Section 35 of the Garda Siochana Act 2005 provides for the establishment of a JPC. The Tipperary Joint Policing Committee was established in 2014 following the merger of North and South councils.

Section 36(2) of the act provides that a JPCs function is to serve as a forum for consultations, discussions and recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the local authority's admin area, and in particular to keep under review, a) the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti social behaviour( including the patterns and levels of misuse of alcohol and drugs) and b) the underlying factors that contributes to these issues.

Advise the local authority and the Garda Siochana on how they might best perform their functions, work with communities and local superintendents to discuss policing fora and make recommendations to the JPC.

Cllrs Kennedy and Moloney will lead a team of 15 councillor son as well as PPN members and Dail deputies and Garda Leaders.