Offaly County Council

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Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Offaly County Council

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Description area

Dates of existence

1898 - present


King's County Council was formed under the Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898. At the annual meeting of 19 June 1920, a proposal was put forward to change the name of King's County Council to that of Offaly County Council, with all printed matter in connection with the Council to bear the new title from that date.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Offaly County Council took on the former responsibilities and duties of the grand jury, and those of the presentment sessions which were unconnected with justice.

Mandates/sources of authority

Local Government (Ireland) Act, 1898

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Relationships area

Related entity

King's County Grand Jury (1634-1898)

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King's County Grand Jury

is the predecessor of

Offaly County Council

Dates of relationship

Description of relationship

The administrative functions of King's County Grand Jury transferred to Offaly County Council on enactment of the Local Government Act, 1898.

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