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2004 Constituencies Revision Summary

The Constituency Commission Report on Dáil Constituencies, 2004 proposes some major changes. Five new constituencies will be created: Longford Westmeath, Meath East, Meath West, Roscommon-South Leitrim and Sligo-North Leitrim. These will replace the four existing constituencies of Longford Roscommon, Meath, Sligo Leitrim and Westmeath. Most significantly these changes remove the provincial boundary breach between Leinster and Connaught of the old Longford Roscommon constituency.

The number of seats is reduced in two constituencies: Cork North Central (from 5 to 4) and Dublin North Central (from 4 to 3). Two three seater constituencies gain an extra seat: Dublin Mid West (newly created in the 1998 revision) and Kildare North.

There are further boundary changes to eleven constituencies outside Dublin: Clare, Cork North West, Cork South Central, Cork South West, Donegal North East, Donegal South West, Kerry North, Kerry South, Kildare South, Limerick East and Limerick West. All of the twelve Dublin constituencies have also been revised apart from Dublin South East and Dun Laoighaire.

These changes leave the total number of Dáil seats unchanged both in the whole country (166) and in Dublin (47), but increase the number of constituencies from 42 to 43.

The progress of the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2005 is available from the Oireachtas website. The Bill was enacted as Act number 16 of 2005 and was signed by the President on 9 July 2005.

More information can be found on the Constituency Commission's website.


Members per Constituency

Constituency Current New Change
Carlow Kilkenny 5 5 -
Cavan Monaghan 5 5 -
Clare44-
Cork East44-
Cork North Central 5 4 -1
Cork North West33-
Cork South Central55-
Cork South West33-
Donegal North East33-
Donegal South West33-
Dublin Central44-
Dublin Mid West 3 4 +1
Dublin North 4 4 -
Dublin North Central 4 3 -1
Dublin North East 3 3 -
Dublin North West 3 3 -
Dublin South55-
Dublin South Central 5 5 -
Dublin South East44-
Dublin South West 4 4 -
Dublin West 3 3 -
Dun Laoghaire55-
Galway East44-
Galway West55-
Kerry North33-
Kerry South33-
Kildare North 3 4 +1
Kildare South33-
Laoighis Offaly55-
Limerick East55-
Limerick West33-
Longford Roscommon 4 - -4
Longford Westmeath - 4 +4
Louth44-
Mayo55-
Meath 5 - -5
Meath East - 3 +3
Meath West - 3 +3
Roscommon Leitrim South - 3 +3
Sligo Leitrim 4 - -4
Sligo Leitrim North - 3 +3
Tipperary North33-
Tipperary South33-
Waterford44-
Westmeath 3 - -3
Wexford55-
Wicklow55 -
Total Seats 166 166 -
Total Constituencies 42 43 +1
 
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