Constituency Commission Report Going to Vote in Dail
Recently, the Constituency Commission released a report recommending that the number of constituencies in Ireland should be reduced. This would include reducing the number of TDs from 166 to 158, as well as changing boundaries of constituencies, and also merging some constituencies.
Well, in the last cabinet meeting before the summer recess, the Report was accepted, meaning that it will now go to a vote in the Dáil where it is almost certain to be passed. This would mean that Dublin North Central would be merged with Dublin North East, creating a new constituency called Dublin Bay North, which will have five seats (instead of the six between the two constituencies).
This, of course, will not come into effect until the next general election, but in the meantime, expect to see some extra leaflets through your door as some less familiar political faces look to introduce themselves to you...