Electoral (Amendment) Act 1995

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The Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1995 (No. 21/1995) was a law of Ireland which provided for parliamentary constituencies in the 28th Dáil Éireann.[1] The 28th Dáil was elected at the 1997 general election on 6 June 1997 and dissolved on 25 April 2002.

This Act replaced the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1990, which defined the constituencies used for the 27th Dáil (1992–97). It was itself replaced by the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Act 1998, which created a new pattern of constituencies for the 29th Dáil (elected in 2002).

Summary of changes[edit]

This list, and those below, summarises the changes in representation. It does not address revisions to the boundaries of constituencies.

Constituency Created Seats Change
Galway East 1977 4 gains 1 seat
Kildare 1948 5 abolished
Kildare North 1997 3 new constituency
Kildare South 1997 3 new constituency
Mayo 1997 5 new constituency
Mayo East 1969 3 abolished
Mayo West 1969 3 abolished
Tipperary South 1948 3 loses 1 seat

List of constituencies for the 28th Dáil[edit]

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 1992).
No. Constituency Created Seats Change
01 Carlow–Kilkenny 1948 5 none
02 Cavan–Monaghan 1977 5 none
03 Clare 1921 4 none
04 Cork East 1981 4 none
05 Cork North–Central 1981 5 none
06 Cork North–West 1981 3 none
07 Cork South–Central 1981 5 none
08 Cork South–West 1961 3 none
09 Donegal North–East 1981 3 none
10 Donegal South–West 1981 3 none
11 Dublin Central 1981 4 none
12 Dublin North 1981 4 none
13 Dublin North–Central 1948 4 none
14 Dublin North–East 1981 4 none
15 Dublin North–West 1981 4 none
16 Dublin South 1981 5 none
17 Dublin South–Central 1948 4 none
18 Dublin South–East 1948 4 none
19 Dublin South–West 1981 5 none
20 Dublin West 1981 4 none
21 Dún Laoghaire 1977 5 none
22 Galway East 1977 4 plus 1
23 Galway West 1937 5 none
24 Kerry North 1969 3 none
25 Kerry South 1937 3 none
26 Kildare North 1997 3 plus 3
27 Kildare South 1997 3 plus 3
28 Laoighis–OffalyA 1961 5 none
29 Limerick East 1948 5 none
30 Limerick West 1948 3 none
31 Longford–Roscommon 1992 4 none
32 Louth 1923 4 none
33 Mayo 1997 5 plus 5
34 Meath 1948 5 none
35 Sligo–Leitrim 1948 4 none
36 Tipperary North 1948 3 none
37 Tipperary South 1948 3 minus 1
38 Waterford 1923 4 none
39 Westmeath 1992 3 none
40 Wexford 1921 5 none
41 Wicklow 1923 5 none

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.

Constituencies abolished[edit]

Constituency Created Seats Change
Kildare 1948 5 minus 5
Mayo East 1969 3 minus 3
Mayo West 1969 3 minus 3

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