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# Constituency Commission

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