Constituency Changes - Dail to be increased to 160 TDs

flavirostris

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Breaking.. Dail is being increased from 158 to 160 TDs

Dublin Central goes back to 4 seats - Paschal sorted

Cavan-Monaghan goes back to 5 seats ( from 4 )

Laois-Offaly to be merged and lose 1 seat ( so back to the historic constituency )
 


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Increased?

I'd rather a referendum to amend the constitution to decreas further the number of TD's.

This will go down like a lead balloon.

Pascal sorted? Are you sure you want to start an OP like that as a FG member?
 

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Gain for FF or SD in Dublin C

Gain for FG in Cav/Mon

SF to lose a seat in Laois-Offaly. petunia petunia

Surprise surprise FF and FG gain a seat. :roll: Or their new prospective mud guard-the SD.
 

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Breaking.. Dail is being increased from 158 to 160 TDs

Dublin Central goes back to 4 seats - Paschal sorted

Cavan-Monaghan goes back to 5 seats ( from 4 )

Laois-Offaly to be merged and lose 1 seat ( so back to the historic constituency )

Based on the 2016 census?
 

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So when the population increases by 1 million over the next 20 years we'll have nearly an extra 33 TD's. Can't wait!

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So when the population increases by 1 million over the next 20 years we'll have nearly an extra 33 TD's. Can't wait!

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Not if we amend the constitution.
 

flavirostris

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Based on the 2016 census?
I dunno but I smell strokery of some sort. The whole point of reducing the Dail from 166 to 158 was cutting down on waste and now the number of TDs is increasing?

158 is still too many. 100 TDs would be fine for a population of 4.7 million
 

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So, same number of TDs roughly as when Dail first met, before cars, before telephones, before radio, before TV, before instant communication, email, internet, Twitter, 24hrs news media, before the EU, before the whole modern world of bells and whistles - a parliament that cannot reform itself, CANNOT reform the country or its systems, which means the Dail is no longer the solution, but the problem, the elephant in the room that everyone has been looking for for years and that now finally has to be run out of town
 

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Gain for FF or SD in Dublin C

Gain for FG in Cav/Mon

SF to lose a seat in Laois-Offaly. petunia petunia

Surprise surprise FF and FG gain a seat. :roll: Or their new prospective mud guard-the SD.
Yeah, Mary Fitzpatrick will be happy as well.

Dublin Central will be Mary Lou, Paschal, Maureen & Mary Fitz. Can't see Labour getting back.

Paschal Donohoe was always on a sticky wicket with 3 TDs, so this is fantastic for him.
 

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Breaking.. Dail is being increased from 158 to 160 TDs

Dublin Central goes back to 4 seats - Paschal sorted

Cavan-Monaghan goes back to 5 seats ( from 4 )

Laois-Offaly to be merged and lose 1 seat ( so back to the historic constituency )
Gain for Kildare South completes the reconfiguration.
 
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Gain for FF or SD in Dublin C

Gain for FG in Cav/Mon

SF to lose a seat in Laois-Offaly.
petunia petunia

Surprise surprise FF and FG gain a seat. :roll: Or their new prospective mud guard-the SD.

Stanley knife(d) ? :D
 

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Gain for Kildare South completes the reconfiguration.
FG should gain a seat there. Kildare was one of the worst areas for FG in 2016.
 

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Gain for FF or SD in Dublin C

Gain for FG in Cav/Mon

SF to lose a seat in Laois-Offaly. petunia petunia

Surprise surprise FF and FG gain a seat. :roll: Or their new prospective mud guard-the SD.
Gain for SF in Cavan/Mon, will hold in Dub C and Laois/Off bollox :D
 

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Sweet Jesus - MORE of the useless feckers, surely 120 or so would be enough. I personally thought they should have proposed this along with abolishing the Senate, but do turkeys vote for Xmas?

A definite loss for SF in Laois-Offaly (2/2/1 for sure) - would they have enough to scrape a second seat in Cavan-Monaghan? On balance MLMD hasn't much to spare in Dublin Central so I presume it will be a second Other Lefty along with Maureen O'Sullivan.
 

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Gain for SF in Cavan/Mon, will easily hold in Dub C and Laois/Off bollox :D
No chance. You are always way too optimistic. Like when you predicted loads more seats last time especially in the border region.


SF to lose a seat.

:)
 

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Not if we amend the constitution.
True, it would require a constitutional amendment. Personally I think we should be decentralising power away from the Dublin based mandarins to the regions where the parish pump sort would also be better catered for, leaving the Dail to deal with truly national issues and legislation. Of course the mandarins would be loathe to release their vice like grip on power and the purse strings.
 

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No chance. You are always way too optimistic. Like when you predicted loads more seats last time especially in the border region.


SF to lose a seat.

:)
He thinks SF will take 160 seats. That's how overly-optimistic and naive he is.
 

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Here we are:-

Constituency Commission

Constituency Commission Report 2017

The Constituency Commission has presented its report on Dáil and European Parliament constituencies to the Chairman of Dáil Éireann.

The members of the Commission were – Mr. Justice Robert Haughton, of the High Court, who was nominated by the Chief Justice to be chairperson of the Commission. The other members were: Mr. Peter Finnegan, Clerk of the Dáil; Mr. Peter Tyndall, the Ombudsman; Mr. John McCarthy, Secretary General of the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government; and Mr. Martin Groves, Clerk of the Seanad who replaced Ms. Deirdre Lane on the Commission in October 2016.

The Commission was set up on 14 July 2016 following the publication, by the Central Statistics Office, of ‘Census of Population 2016 Preliminary Results’ and was required to present its report not later than three months after the publication by the CSO of the final result of the 2016 Census. Final results for Census 2016 were published on 6 April 2017.

The report may be purchased from the Government Publications Office. It is also available on this website – Constituency Commission.


Recommendations on Dáil Constituencies

The Commission recommends that the number of members of Dáil Éireann should be 160 and that there should be 39 constituencies of which 13 will be 5 seat, 17 will be 4 seat and 9 will be 3 seat. The recommendations are summarised below.


Adjustments should be made between Dublin Rathdown (3 seat) and Dún Laoghaire (4 seat), and between Dublin North-West (3 seat), Dublin Bay North (5 seat) and Dublin Central which should change from a 3 seat to a 4 seat constituency.

The counties of Cavan and Monaghan, with some population from the constituency of Meath East, should form the Cavan-Monaghan constituency which should become a 5 seat constituency. The rest of the constituency of Meath East should remain as a 3 seat constituency.


Galway West, less some population transferred to Galway East and some Mayo population transferred to Mayo, should remain a 5 seat constituency. Mayo with some additional population from Galway West should remain a 4 seat constituency.

The county of Kildare should form a 4 seat Kildare North constituency and a 4 seat Kildare South constituency which should include some population from county Offaly and some population from county Laois.

The rest of the counties of Laois and Offaly should be joined to form a 5 seat constituency.

Recommendations on European Constituencies.

The Commission recommends no change to the three existing constituencies for the election of the 11 members of the European Parliament; (Dublin 3 seat), Midlands-North-West (4 seat) and South (4 seat).

Constituency Commission

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27 June 2017
 


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