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# constituency-commission - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

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

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

# constituency-commission - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

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

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.

# constituency-commission - Thursday 12 September, 2013

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

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.

# constituency-commission - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

11-seat national constituency proposed in EU Parliament redraw submissions

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.

# constituency-commission - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

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

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.

# constituency-commission - Monday 26 August, 2013

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

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.

# constituency-commission - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

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

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

# constituency-commission - Thursday 28 February, 2013

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

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

# constituency-commission - Saturday 23 February, 2013

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

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

# constituency-commission - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

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

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

# constituency-commission - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Poll: Do you agree with the cut to Dáil numbers? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know this morning…

# constituency-commission - Saturday 26 May, 2012

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

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

# constituency-commission - Friday 25 May, 2012

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

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you kick off your day.

# constituency-commission - Saturday 11 February, 2012

Halve the size of the Dáil, says Bertie Ahern

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

# constituency-commission - Thursday 12 January, 2012

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes Constituencies This post contains a poll

'Swords question' dominates submissions on Dáil boundary changes

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

# constituency-commission - Wednesday 11 January, 2012

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

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

# constituency-commission - Thursday 30 June, 2011

Maximum of 13 TDs can be cut from next Dáil

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

Number of TDs could be cut by 20

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

# constituency-commission - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Government unveils plans to reduce number of TDs

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