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Ireland is getting two more MEPs because of Brexit and Sinn Féin wants them to go to the North
# Share The Spoils
# Share The Spoils

Ireland is getting two more MEPs because of Brexit and Sinn Féin wants them to go to the North

Aug 29th 2018, 10:10 PM 31,752 Views 117 Comments

The party is asking the Irish government to make a Northern Ireland constituency.

Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map
# European Elections
# European Elections

Dublin a three-seater in Ireland’s new-look European constituency map

Sep 25th 2013, 10:55 PM 14,635 Views 44 Comments

The boundaries of Ireland’s European constituencies are being redrawn in the wake of the reduction in the number of MEPs from 12 to 11.

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him
# European Elections
# European Elections

Fine Gael MEP says he'll "resist any move" to oust him

Sep 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,292 Views 29 Comments

Jim Higgins is dismissing speculation that FG HQ are trying to get rid of him, but says he’ll fight any attempt they make to run another candidate in next year’s European elections.

11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions
# European Elections
# European Elections

11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions

Sep 4th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,484 Views 12 Comments

The proposal is one of two radical ideas put forward by Lucinda Creighton but neither are possible under the terms of reference for the Constituency Commission considering the redrawing of Ireland’s European constituency map.

Revealed: Fine Gael's proposals for redrawing Ireland's European constituency map
# European Elections
# European Elections

Revealed: Fine Gael's proposals for redrawing Ireland's European constituency map

Aug 27th 2013, 6:15 AM 10,175 Views 47 Comments

The party’s proposals are to be submitted to the Constituency Commission which is considering how to redraw Ireland’s European constituencies ahead of next year’s elections.

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year
# Fine Gael
# Fine Gael

This Fine Gael TD is not ruling out a European Parliament bid next year

Aug 26th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,167 Views 14 Comments

But the man who John O’Mahony is rumoured to be in line to replace, incumbent North West MEP Jim Higgins, insists he’s very confident of winning the nomination.

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11
# European Elections
# European Elections

European Parliament approves plan to cut Ireland from 12 MEPs to 11

Mar 13th 2013, 12:10 PM 4,493 Views 21 Comments

Members voted by 536 to 111 to reallocate the number of seats to individual countries, to make room for Croatia.

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil boundaries, foot and mouth, and a British EU exit
# Brexit
# Brexit

Oireachtas agenda: Dáil boundaries, foot and mouth, and a British EU exit

Feb 28th 2013, 7:45 AM 2,991 Views 6 Comments

The Dáil will today hold a final vote on whether to reduce its membership to 158 at the next election.

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?
# Man Down
# Man Down

How will constituencies change now that Ireland’s losing an MEP?

Feb 23rd 2013, 8:00 AM 8,327 Views 22 Comments

Ireland’s representation in the European Parliament will be one person fewer next year. So who’ll get cut?

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes
# Constituency Commission
# Constituency Commission

Confirmed: Dáil to lose 8 TDs with confirmation of boundary changes

Jul 24th 2012, 6:02 PM 4,541 Views 27 Comments

Ministers have agreed to table new laws enforcing cuts to the size of the Dáil, in line with independent recommendations.

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers?

Jun 21st 2012, 11:34 AM 5,275 Views 87 Comments

The Dáil will be eight seats smaller at the next election. Do you think the Constituency Commission got it right?

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up
# Dáil Boundaries
# Dáil Boundaries

Constituency report: Dáil loses 8 TDs in radical boundary shake-up

Jun 21st 2012, 10:57 AM 23,364 Views 79 Comments

The report of the Constituency Commission cuts the number of TDs, with significant boundary reforms.

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Foreign aid, college fees and pregnancies: the week in statistics

May 26th 2012, 7:30 PM 4,179 Views 2 Comments

How much will the US’s aid cuts to Pakistan really matter? And just how many priests have been connected with abuse allegations?

Could Dún Laoghaire elect only two TDs at the next election?
# Group Of Death
# Group Of Death

Could Dún Laoghaire elect only two TDs at the next election?

May 25th 2012, 9:33 AM 2,495 Views 31 Comments

If the Irish Times’ report is right, Dún Laoghaire could become a three-seater – with one of them already filled…

Halve the size of the Dáil, says Bertie Ahern
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Halve the size of the Dáil, says Bertie Ahern

Feb 11th 2012, 3:09 PM 5,148 Views 82 Comments

The former taoiseach says the Dáil should be composed of 70 to 80 TDs, elected from single seat-constituencies.

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes
# Constituencies
# Constituencies

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes

Jan 12th 2012, 10:21 PM 5,619 Views 31 Comments

Of the 533 submissions published by the Constituency Commission so far, 238 relate to Swords’ placement in Dublin West.

Residents claim TDs do not represent 'middle class' in Dublin suburb
# Terenure
# Terenure

Residents claim TDs do not represent 'middle class' in Dublin suburb

Jan 11th 2012, 9:49 AM 5,221 Views 42 Comments

Residents in Terenure have called on the Constituency Commission to reunite the village which is separated by electoral boundaries currently in place.

Maximum of 13 TDs can be cut from next Dáil
# Dáil Éireann
# Dáil Éireann

Maximum of 13 TDs can be cut from next Dáil

Jun 30th 2011, 1:27 PM 491 Views 12 Comments

It could be as few as six under changes proposed today by the Minister for the Environment today.

Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: How many TDs should be in the next Dail?

Jun 30th 2011, 11:40 AM 2,837 Views 54 Comments

A Boundary Commission is set to redraw constituency lines and lead to a reduction in the number of TDs in the next Dail. But how many should we lose – if any at all?

Number of TDs could be cut by 20
# TDs
# TDs

Number of TDs could be cut by 20

Jun 30th 2011, 8:12 AM 547 Views 13 Comments

The change in Ireland’s population, to be revealed in Census figures today, will lead to constituency boundary changes.

Government unveils plans to reduce number of TDs
# Political Reform
# Political Reform

Government unveils plans to reduce number of TDs

May 4th 2011, 1:14 PM 1,273 Views 0 Comments

The next Constituency Commission will be told to provide for a reduced number – reducing the Dáil by about a dozen.