FIGURES FROM CENSUS 2011 show that the country’s population has now risen to over 4.5 million.
To take into account the growth in population in certain areas of Ireland, a new Boundary Commission is set to redraw constituencies. There is also the likelihood – as promised by the Government in May – that the number of TDs in the next Dail Eireann will be reduced.
Suggestions today put the reduction at 20 – do you think that’s too many or not enough? There are 166 TDs in the current Dail.
Have your say here: How many TDs do you think should be in the next Dail?