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Number of changes proposed to local Dáíl constituencies

Aug 30, 2023 08:47 By Shannonside News
Number of changes proposed to local Dáíl constituencies
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The latest report from the electoral commission  recommends the transfer of 32 Electoral divisions from the Roscommon-Galway constituency to Galway East.

A number of changes to local Dáil constituencies have been recommended this morning.

The latest report from the electoral commission  recommends the transfer of 32 Electoral divisions from the Roscommon-Galway constituency to Galway East.

This would make Galway East a 4 seat constituency, a change from the current 3.

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Areas recommended for transfer include Mountbellew, Clontuskert, and Kiltullagh

Also included in the recommendations is the transfer of 19 Electoral Divisions from Meath West to the Longford-Westmeath area, changing it from 4 seats to 5 seats.

Sligo-Leitrim is to remain a 4 seat constituency while the 18 Electoral Divisions of North Roscommon will be transferred to the Roscommon-Galway division., keeping it at 3 seats

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Among the areas recommended to be transferred from Sligo-Leitrim to Roscommon-Galway include Boyle, Arigna, and Keadue.

The report recommends a total of 174 TDs for the next election, an increase of 14 on the current structure.

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