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# Electoral Commission

This month
September 2023
Bill to give effect to constituency boundary redraw to go to Cabinet
The Electoral Commission recommended a number of changes to constuencies around the country.
Tánaiste says extra TDs are 'an expense we can afford'
The Electoral Commission recommended the number of TDs should be increased from 160 to 174.
Sean Sherlock says he will run in Cork North-Central or not run at all in next election
The Electoral Commission report this week outlined that three divisions in the Mallow area, Sherlock’s base, will transfer from Cork East.
Last month
August 2023
Eamon Ryan not concerned about constituency redraws and says Greens in 'good health' ahead of next election
The Minister for Transport said he believes the Electoral Commission “got it right” in trying to adhere to county boundaries in yesterday’s redraw.
Opinion: The Commission has done the state some service but more TDs won’t solve the big issues
Dermot Ryan says while the boundary changes this week are welcome, a new system of electing TDs is necessary for a modern Ireland.
Why didn’t the Electoral Commission do anything about the European Parliament constituencies?
Currently Ireland has 13 MEPs, although this number is likely to increase to 14 ahead of the European elections next May.
From 'Wixford' to Foxrock, TDs are anxiously surveying their future right now
The starting gun has been fired for the next general election.
‘When does the increase stop?’: Simon Harris says TD numbers shouldn’t increase 'ad nauseam'
‘We owe it to the Irish people to actually have an informed discussion; how many national legislators does Ireland need?’
Salaries, expenses and Dáil renovations: How much will 14 new TDs cost the state?
The population of the country reached 5.15 million in the last census, which is why the Commission has recommended adding 14 new seats.
The Explainer: Why is Ireland getting more TDs?
Art O’Leary, chief executive officer of the Electoral Commission joins us explain how the changes were decided on and what factors were taken into consideration. We’re also joined by our Political Reporter Jane Matthews, Deputy Editor Christine Bohan, and Assistant News Editor Rónán Duffy to dissect the results and take a look at the political ramifications.
Something has to give, the number of TDs can't keep pace with our growing population
The election map is changing but nowhere near quickly enough.
Commission had 'sleepless nights' over transferring Kilkenny's oldest GAA club into Tipperary
A staunchly black and amber area will now vote alongside their nearby rivals.
The winners and losers from today's constituency review
Today’s major redrawing of constituency boundaries will see Ireland get 14 additional TDs at the next general election.
Here's how Ireland's constituencies will look for the next election
More TDs, new constituencies and changing boundaries.
Dogfight for Wicklow TDs in next general election as constituency becomes 4-seater
Wicklow and Wexford has now been split into three constituencies.
Five things to look out for as the Dáil's constituency map is redrawn
A report by
Christina Finn
We could find out today that we’re getting more than 20 new TDs after the next general election.
Malcolm Noonan: 'For politics to work, we need fewer TDs and larger constituencies'
The junior minister says rather than increasing TDs, we need to move them away from the parish pump.
We're about to find out how many more TDs Ireland is getting - here's why
The review of Dáil and European Parliament constituency boundaries will be published on Wednesday.
Minister says interest from politicians to learn new constituency boundaries is 'red-hot'
The Minister for Public Expenditure said there was much ‘speculation’ on the redrawn boundaries.
Department of Local Government asks for research on limiting election posters, axing by-elections and lowering the voting age
Darragh O’Brien also wants research done on postal votes and issues around oversees residency and voting.
This year
New Electoral Commission formally established with Supreme Court judge as chairperson
One of the commission’s responsibilities will be reviewing Dáil Éireann and European Parliament constituencies and local electoral area boundaries.
Last year
New Electoral Commission set to be in place ahead of local elections in 2024
The Commission itself will be independent of the Government and will report directly to the Oireachtas.
All time
Voting during a pandemic? Plans for social distancing at polling stations and new Electoral Commission announced
Minister Darragh O’Brien described the proposed bill as the “most significant development for our electoral system in decades”.
Electoral Commission one step closer as government approves initial plan for regulator
An Electoral Commission has been on the cards for over a decade.
Work is finally to begin on an Electoral Commission for Ireland
It’s hoped an electoral commission will solve problems with the electoral register and address issues redrawing constituency lines.
E-voting machines won't be returning for future elections
The minister said Irish citizens have no urge to depart from the pencil and the ballot paper.
Future Irish elections and referendums will be overseen by a new Electoral Commission
A public consultation on what structure and responsibilities the Commission will have has been launched today.
Social media ad regulations should be drawn up for future referendums, Commission says
The Referendum Commission says new regulations should be drawn up by government.
The UK's Vote Leave campaign isn't happy with Ryanair
A complaint about the airline has been made to the Electoral Commission.
How an electoral commission can stop another e-voting fiasco
A new electoral commission can streamline the way we run elections and referenda in this country, writes the Labour TD Michael McCarthy.
Alan Kelly: Monday isn't a 'drop dead date', you can register on 3 February, 10 February...
Whenever suits really.
Harris: 'Personal wealth' shouldn't decide elections - but I'm not talking about Deirdre Clune
The Fine Gael TD insists he is not talking about his running mate in Ireland South as the pair battle it out for what is realistically one available seat.