Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013
The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 (No. 7/2013) is a law of Ireland that defines parliamentary constituencies. It took effect at the 2016 Irish general election for the 32nd Dáil Éireann, held on 26 February 2016.
This Act replaced the Electoral (Amendment) Act 2009, which defined the constituencies used for the 31st Dáil (elected in 2011). The 2012 report of the Constituency Commission, an independent body established by the Government of Ireland to review constituency boundaries, proposed several changes to Dáil constituencies. It also reduced the number of seats in the Dáil by 8 from 166 to 158.These changes were provided for by the Act.
These constituency boundaries were, in turn, revised in 2017 after the enactment of the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017.
Summary of changes
Change in seats
This table, summarises the changes in representation. It does not address revisions to the boundaries of constituencies.
|Constituency||Seats 2011||Seats 2016|
Constituencies for the 32nd Dáil
|Dublin Bay North||2016||5|
|Dublin Bay South||2016||4|
- "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Constituency Commission Report 2012 – Introduction and summary of recommendation" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 21 June 2012. Retrieved 7 April 2013.
- "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 January 2018.