Local electoral area
A local electoral area (often abbreviated as LEA) is a sub-division of a county and city-level local government used for electoral purposes in Ireland. Each local electoral area consists of a number of lower-level units known as district electoral divisions (DED).
Under the Local Government Reform Act 2014, the local electoral areas are to change substantially, effective from the local elections in May 2014. Each LEA will elect between six and ten councillors to the county or city councils that make up local government in Ireland, using the single transferable vote.
- Y indicates the area is a municipal district. (Those designated as "metropolitan district" or "borough district" are footnoted.)
- Y indicates the area is a local electoral area.
- The number of councillors returned by the LEA and/or the number on the district council. All district councillors are ex officio members of the county/city council.
- "S.I. No. 428/2008 – City of Cork Local Electoral Areas Order 2008". Irish Statute Book. Attorney-General of Ireland. 7 November 2008.
- The "Municipal District of Kilkenny City" is not specified to be a Borough District; however, it includes the designation "City" in its name.
- Metropolitan district
- Borough district.
- There are separate municipal districts named "Athlone" in counties Roscommon and Westmeath, each named after the town on the border of the two counties.
- Local government in the Republic of Ireland
- Counties of Ireland
- Parliamentary constituencies in the Republic of Ireland
- Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee (30 May 2013). "Report" (PDF). Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government (15 October 2013). Local Government Bill 2013 (As initiated) (PDF). Dublin: Stationery Office. ISBN 978-1-4468-0502-2. Retrieved 17 October 2013.
- Electoral Act, 1992
- 2004 Local Elections Dublin City Council Results