Electoral (Amendment) Act 1961

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The Electoral (Amendment) Act, 1961 (No. 19/1961) was a law in Ireland which provided for parliamentary constituencies in the 17th Dáil Éireann.[1] The 17th Dáil was elected at the 1961 general election on 4 October 1961 and dissolved on 18 March 1965.

This Act replaced the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1947, which defined the constituencies used for the 13th Dáil (1948–51), 14th Dáil (1951–54), 15th Dáil (1954–57) and 16th Dáil (1957–61). It was itself replaced by the Electoral (Amendment) Act 1969, which created a new pattern of constituencies for the 19th Dáil (elected in 1969).

It also reduced the number of seats in the Dáil by 3 from 147 to 144.

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