Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013

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The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013 (No. 7/2013) is a law of Ireland that provides for new parliamentary constituencies. It took effect at the 2016 Irish general election for the 32nd Dáil Éireann,[1] 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,[2] 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.

Summary of changes[edit]

Change in seats[edit]

This table, summarises the changes in representation. It does not address revisions to the boundaries of constituencies.

Constituency Seats 2011 Seats 2016
Cavan–Monaghan 5 4
Cork South-Central 5 4
Dublin Central 4 3
Dublin South-Central 5 4
Dublin South-West 4 5
Galway East 4 3
Mayo 5 4

Constituencies abolished[edit]

Constituency Seats Area now in
Donegal North-East 3 Donegal
Donegal South-West 3 Donegal and Sligo–Leitrim
Dublin North 4 Dublin Fingal
Dublin North-Central 3 Dublin Bay North
Dublin North-East 3 Dublin Bay North
Dublin South 5 Dublin Rathdown, Dublin South-West and Dún Laoghaire
Dublin South-East 4 Dublin Bay South
Kerry North–West Limerick 3 Kerry and Limerick County
Kerry South 3 Kerry
Laois–Offaly 5 Laois and Offaly
Limerick 3 Limerick County
Roscommon–South Leitrim 3 Roscommon–Galway and Sligo–Leitrim
Sligo–North Leitrim 3 Sligo–Leitrim
Tipperary North 3 Tipperary and Offaly
Tipperary South 3 Tipperary

New constituencies[edit]

Constituency Seats Area from
Donegal 5 Donegal North-East and Donegal South-West
Dublin Bay North 5 Dublin North-Central and Dublin North-East
Dublin Bay South 4 Dublin South-Central and Dublin South-East
Dublin Fingal 5 Dublin North and Dublin West
Dublin Rathdown 3 Dublin South
Kerry 5 Kerry North–West Limerick and Kerry South
Laois 3 Laois–Offaly
Limerick County 3 Limerick
Offaly 3 Laois–Offaly and Tipperary North
Roscommon–Galway 3 Galway East and Roscommon–South Leitrim
Sligo–Leitrim 4 Cavan–Monaghan, Donegal South-West, Roscommon–South Leitrim and Sligo–North Leitrim
Tipperary 5 Tipperary North and Tipperary South

Constituencies for the 32nd Dáil[edit]

Constituency Created Seats
Carlow–Kilkenny 1948 5
Cavan–Monaghan 1977 4
Clare 1921 4
Cork East 1981 4
Cork North-Central 1981 4
Cork North-West 1981 3
Cork South-Central 1981 4
Cork South-West 1961 3
Donegal 2016 5
Dublin Bay North 2016 5
Dublin Bay South 2016 4
Dublin Central 1981 3
Dublin Fingal 2016 5
Dublin Mid-West 2002 4
Dublin North-West 1981 3
Dublin Rathdown 2016 3
Dublin South-Central 1948 4
Dublin South-West 1981 5
Dublin West 1981 4
Dún Laoghaire 1977 4
Galway East 1977 3
Galway West 1937 5
Kerry 2016 5
Kildare North 1997 4
Kildare South 1997 3
Laois 2016 3
Limerick City 2011 4
Limerick County 2016 3
Longford–Westmeath 2007 4
Louth 1923 5
Mayo 1997 4
Meath East 2007 3
Meath West 2007 3
Offaly 2016 3
Roscommon–Galway 2016 3
Sligo–Leitrim 2016 4
Tipperary 2016 5
Waterford 1923 4
Wexford 1921 5
Wicklow 1923 5

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