Type of entity
Authorized form of name
Offaly County Council
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
Identifiers for corporate bodies
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.
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