Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1998
The Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act, 1998 (No. 19/1998) is a law of Ireland which provided for parliamentary constituencies for the 29th Dáil Éireann. The 29th Dáil was elected at the 2002 general election on 17 May 2002 and was dissolved on 29 April 2007.
This Act replaced the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1995, which defined the constituencies used for the 28th Dáil (1997–2002). It was itself replaced by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2005, which created a new pattern of constituencies when the 29th Dáil was dissolved.
Summary of changes
This list, and those below, summarises the changes in representation. It does not address revisions to the boundaries of constituencies.
|Dublin Mid–West||2002||3||new constituency|
|Dublin North–East||1981||3||loses one seat|
|Dublin North–West||1981||3||loses one seat|
|Dublin South–Central||1948||5||gains one seat|
|Dublin South–West||1981||4||loses one seat|
|Dublin West||1981||3||loses 1 seat|
List of constituencies for the 29th Dáil
Explanation of columns
- No.: The number of the constituency (in alphabetical order).
- Constituency: The name of the constituency. Compass points follow the area name in this list, which is not always the case in the official version of the name.
- Created: The year of the election when a constituency of the same name was last created.
- Seats: The number of TDs elected from the constituency under the Act.
- Change: Change in the number of seats since the last distribution of seats (which took effect in 1997).
|12||Dublin Mid–West||2002||3||plus 3|
|15||Dublin North–East||1981||3||minus 1|
|16||Dublin North–West||1981||3||minus 1|
|18||Dublin South–Central||1948||5||plus 1|
|20||Dublin South–West||1981||4||minus 1|
|21||Dublin West||1981||3||minus 1|
Note ^A : Laoighis–Offaly is the same constituency as Leix–Offaly 1921–1961. Only the spelling of the first county name, in the legislation providing for parliamentary constituencies, changed.
- List of historic Dáil Éireann constituencies
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Irish general election timetable