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Constituency Commission report on Local Election boundaries




greenmount1

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Word is that it will be out at 5pm but something may leak before then. Anxious moments for county and city councillors throughout the country ...
 

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Word is that it will be out at 5pm but something may leak before then. Anxious moments for county and city councillors throughout the country ...

Good they will have a restless day wallowing in their troughs...........
 

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We know Dublin is getting more local seats, will be interesting to know what areas are getting how many seats and what will be the boundary changes.
 

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We know Dublin is getting more local seats, will be interesting to know what areas are getting how many seats and what will be the boundary changes.
I was preparing a submission based on Dublin postal areas but didn't make the deadline. I do hope they keep the integrity of north an south sides.
 

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We know Dublin is getting more local seats, will be interesting to know what areas are getting how many seats and what will be the boundary changes.
What about 'We must all do more with less' - Brendan Howlin
The country is bust - Pat Rabbitte
 

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Will be interesting to see what Political parties will benefit from the changes.
The parties that will benefit are those that have higher levels of support in the cities (esp. Dublin) and poorer support in less populated areas. Labour should be the big beneficiaries and FF the big losers.
 

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What about 'We must all do more with less' - Brendan Howlin
The country is bust - Pat Rabbitte
Dublin has seen a population growth in the last 10 years in all fairness. More people=more representatives needed.
 

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Dublin has seen a population growth in the last 10 years in all fairness. More people=more representatives needed.
No, we just need to adjust the ratio of councillors to population, so if we gave every local authority a base of 5 councillors and then 1 for every 10k people up to 100k and 1 for every 50k after that we would still have adequate representation.
 

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Dublin has seen a population growth in the last 10 years in all fairness. More people=more representatives needed.
So more Gardai, Nurses, Teachers etc etc, oh wait , they are told that you must do more with less.
 

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FYI its the Boundary Committee not the Constituency Commission that'll be reporting.

Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee - Home Page

Also: Labour benefits from the increase in urban areas but the balance is still in favour of rural areas. Rural areas will have a higher ratio of councillors to residents.

Pros: Rural constituencies are much larger, more councillors means (theoretically) less travelling for councilllors.
Cons: The higher the population density, the more integral good planning and infrastructure are to people's lives, the higher the number of issues per resident.
 

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Labour should be the big beneficiaries
More accurate to say that the shift in seats and larger electoral areas might save a few Labour skins next JuneMay, although I have my doubts. John Gormley tried a milder version of it (larger electoral areas) but it didn't save the Greens from annihilation in 2009.
 
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I think it will be in the urban areas that Labour see the biggest drop in their vote. If the last bye-election is anything to go by.
 

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Have heard that Kerry will go from 27 to 33 seats broken down as follows:

Tralee area to go to 9 seats from 7.
Dingle area (not sure if its all of the peninsula) to be merged with Killorglin becoming a 9 seater.
Killarney goes from 7 to 8 seats and Listowel from 5-7.

Best guess is that Tralee will take in part of old Dingle area and Listowel will take in part of eastern side of current Tralee area (Brosna, Knocknagoshel side). Killarney may take part of Killorglin area that was moved in last redraw. Killorglin to take in Dingle town and most of the peninsula.
 

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Have heard that Kerry will go from 27 to 33 seats broken down as follows:

Tralee area to go to 9 seats from 7.
Dingle area (not sure if its all of the peninsula) to be merged with Killorglin becoming a 9 seater.
Killarney goes from 7 to 8 seats and Listowel from 5-7.

Best guess is that Tralee will take in part of old Dingle area and Listowel will take in part of eastern side of current Tralee area (Brosna, Knocknagoshel side). Killarney may take part of Killorglin area that was moved in last redraw. Killorglin to take in Dingle town and most of the peninsula.
have heard the same regarding the number of cllrs per area. very blurry thought when it comes down to what areas are in which 'new' area.
 

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