• Due to a glitch in the old vBulletin software, some users were "banned" when they tried to change their passwords at the end of February. This does not apply after the site was converted to Xenforo. If you were affected by this, please us viua the Contact us link in the footer.

Proposal for new Euro constituencies.


Keith-M

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 24, 2007
Messages
15,779
Website
www.allkindsofeverything.ie
With Croatia joining the EU, Ireland will have one less MEP in next year's Euro elections. At the moment we have four three seat constituencies and as we now will only be electing 11 MEPs, we need to have some consolidation. in the current constituencies.

My proposal is to leave Dublin untouched with the constituency matching the old Dublin county boundary. With a population of 1.27m it is an almost perfect match for three seats.

The second constituency should be the BMW region, containing all the counties in Connacht and Ulster and Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly and Louth from Leinster. The population is 1.24m, just a fraction off the three seats but justified by the area that it covers.



The third constituency would cover the remaining counties of Leinster and all of Munster. With a population of 2.07, again it's a perfect match for 5 seats.

Anyone got a better plan?
 


dagenict

Active member
Joined
Mar 30, 2012
Messages
183
Twitter
dagenict
With Croatia joining the EU, Ireland will have one less MEP in next year's Euro elections. At the moment we have four three seat constituencies and as we now will only be electing 11 MEPs, we need to have some consolidation. in the current constituencies.

My proposal is to leave Dublin untouched with the constituency matching the old Dublin county boundary. With a population of 1.27m it is an almost perfect match for three seats.

The second constituency should be the BMW region, containing all the counties in Connacht and Ulster and Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly and Louth from Leinster. The population is 1.24m, just a fraction off the three seats but justified by the area that it covers.



The third constituency would cover the remaining counties of Leinster and all of Munster. With a population of 2.07, again it's a perfect match for 5 seats.

Anyone got a better plan?
Why bother to vote, they are awaste of tax payers money Send a Message back to our lords and masters .
 

Ryan Tubbs

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 20, 2012
Messages
3,660
With Croatia joining the EU, Ireland will have one less MEP in next year's Euro elections. At the moment we have four three seat constituencies and as we now will only be electing 11 MEPs, we need to have some consolidation. in the current constituencies.

My proposal is to leave Dublin untouched with the constituency matching the old Dublin county boundary. With a population of 1.27m it is an almost perfect match for three seats.

The second constituency should be the BMW region, containing all the counties in Connacht and Ulster and Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly and Louth from Leinster. The population is 1.24m, just a fraction off the three seats but justified by the area that it covers.



The third constituency would cover the remaining counties of Leinster and all of Munster. With a population of 2.07, again it's a perfect match for 5 seats.

Anyone got a better plan?
You were reading the Irish Independent 3 weeks ago, clearly.

Which 2 of these 3 constituencies do you intend to register to vote in?
 

gijoe

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
15,377
Report is out. 3 seat Dublin and 4 seat South and Midlands/North-West.

http://www.constituency-commission.ie/ep/docs/report-on-european-parliament-constituencies-2013.pdf

Big losers are Labour/Greens/SP etc. FF and FG I think are the winners. Mairead McGuinness will run in the North constituency giving FG 2 of those seats with 1 SF and FF/Ind fighting out the last seat.

South should again give FG 2 seats 1FF and 1 seat in the air - SF might be the favourite.

Dublin should be 1 FG/SF and the last a close run between Labour/FF/and the strongest non-party candidate.
 

wombat

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 16, 2007
Messages
32,385
Looks like a pretty logical layout
 

gijoe

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
15,377
Looks like a pretty logical layout
Yeah. They got the deviation from the average population down to under 2% - can't argue with that. But of course it means Leinster is split down the middle.
 

Rocky

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
8,550
Yeah. They got the deviation from the average population down to under 2% - can't argue with that. But of course it means Leinster is split down the middle.
The Two four seat Constituencies are also massive and very diverse, but that was unavoidable.
 

Maothail Lad

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 16, 2010
Messages
700
SF were working off that map and boundary for months, jumped early have their candidates primed and are already working the new constituencies. The gamble while a risk of moving so early before the boundaries were even formalised was huge, may just pay off.
 

gijoe

Well-known member
Joined
Jul 26, 2010
Messages
15,377
SF were working off that map and boundary for months, jumped early have their candidates primed and are already working the new constituencies. The gamble while a risk of moving so early before the boundaries were even formalised was huge, may just pay off.
I might have been a tad rash in giving SF seats as they have named rather low profile candidates so far and name recognition counts for a lot in these big constituencies.
 

Feckitt

Member
Joined
Apr 13, 2011
Messages
56
I think that there is a fair good chance that Sinn Fein could end up with more MEP's than any other Irish party. They are bound to win one in the North which puts them one up on FF, FG and Labour immediately.
They are almost certain to win a seat in the Northwest & Midlands Constituency and stand a real good chance in Dublin & South. 4 MEP's is a real possibility.

Northmen, Southmen, Comrades All, Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal.
 

grassroots

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
2,424
I think that there is a fair good chance that Sinn Fein could end up with more MEP's than any other Irish party. They are bound to win one in the North which puts them one up on FF, FG and Labour immediately.
They are almost certain to win a seat in the Northwest & Midlands Constituency and stand a real good chance in Dublin & South. 4 MEP's is a real possibility.

Northmen, Southmen, Comrades All, Dublin, Belfast, Cork and Donegal.
they will certainly win 3-Ulster, West & Dublin
 

making waves

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 2, 2010
Messages
19,265
Dublin should be 1 FG/SF and the last a close run between Labour/FF/and the strongest non-party candidate.
The LP won't be remotely close to being within an ass's roar of a seat - the 3 seats will be between FG/SF/SP/FF unless some rogue Indo candidate emerges to complicate things.
 

grassroots

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 7, 2007
Messages
2,424
The LP won't be remotely close to being within an ass's roar of a seat - the 3 seats will be between FG/SF/SP/FF unless some rogue Indo candidate emerges to complicate things.
I predict a right wing candidate like Paul Sommerville to have a go
 

hiding behind a poster

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 8, 2005
Messages
48,390
I predict a right wing candidate like Paul Sommerville to have a go
Very unlikely. You need a serious support base, and serious money, to stick your head above the parapet in a 3-seat Euro constituency.

On the new boundaries, looks like its the payback for FG, in return for Labour getting what they wanted in the local election boundaries in Dublin. FG get a minimum of 3 seats here, one in each constituency - but if Higgins can be eased out for John O'Mahony they should take 2 in North, while a good candidate from the Eastern half of South could give them a second seat there too. Not sure who that candidate would be, though.
 

hiding behind a poster

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 8, 2005
Messages
48,390
The LP won't be remotely close to being within an ass's roar of a seat - the 3 seats will be between FG/SF/SP/FF unless some rogue Indo candidate emerges to complicate things.
Murphy would need to finish ahead of SF in order to win a seat, and that's highly unlikely. Third seat probably goes to FF, ahead of Labour.
 

Rocky

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
8,550
The LP won't be remotely close to being within an ass's roar of a seat - the 3 seats will be between FG/SF/SP/FF unless some rogue Indo candidate emerges to complicate things.
If they run Emer Costello they won't, if they run a big hitter they will. Dublin is very divided and Labour still have a lot of voters there.
 

hiding behind a poster

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 8, 2005
Messages
48,390
If they run Emer Costello they won't, if they run a big hitter they will. Dublin is very divided and Labour still have a lot of voters there.
A lot of it comes down to candidate selection. Rabbitte would probably win if he stood, or Roisin Shortall, who'd have to battle with her conscience (and win) in order to accept the nomination.
 

New Threads

Popular Threads

Most Replies

Top