Cherbourg Community Council meeting 1973

1966 – The first Cherbourg Community Council is appointed by the State Government on 26 May 1966. The council operates as a local government body, but its powers are limited. The superintendent could overturn any decision.

Cherbourg Council Meeting, June 1973
William Hegarty snr, Maud Phillips, Eva Collins, Les Stewart and Jack O’Chin (chairman)


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