Irish politics is now at a crossroads. Each of the party leaders must now decided if they plan to stay until the next election or hand the torch over to their successor. Each party has their own problems with this process. The current largest party of the Dail faces the problem that the incumbent, Enda Kenny, will be unable to install his successor before he calls a general election.
There are 6 electoral areas in Limerick. Limerick City East, North and West with 8, 6 and 7 seats respectively. Adare-Rathkeale and Newcastle West each have 6 seats, while Cappamore-Kilmallock has 7 seats.
There are 4 electoral areas in Kilkenny. Castlecomer (6 Seats), Kilkenny City-East (6 Seats), Kilkenny City-West (6 Seats) and Piltown (6 Seats).
There are 3 electoral areas in Galway City. Galway city central (6 Seats), Galway City East (6 Seats) and Galway City West (6 Seats).
There are 5 electoral areas in Fingal. Balbriggan (8 Seats), Castleknock (7 Seats), Howth-Malahide (8 Seats), Mulhuddart (8 Seats) and Swords (9 Seats)
There are 9 electoral areas in Donegal.Ballyfermot-Drimnagh (6 Seats), Ballymum (7 Seats), Beaumont-Donaghmede (9 Seats), Cabra-Finglas (7 Seats), Clontarf (6 Seats), Crumlin-Kimmage (6 Seats), North Inner City (8 Seats), Pembroke-South Dock (8 Seats) and Rathgar-Rathmines (6 Seats).
There are 7 electoral areas in Cork City. Cork City North Central (5 seats), Cork City North East (4 Seats), Cork City North West (4 Seats), Cork City South Central (5 Seats), Cork City South East (7 Seats) and Cork City South West (6 Seats).
There are 9 electoral areas in Cork. Ballincollig-Carrigaline (10 seats), Bandon-Kinsale (6 Seats), Blarney-Macrooom (6 Seats), Cobh (7 Seats), East Cork (6 Seats), Fermoy (6 Seats), Kanturk-Mallow (6 Seats) and West Cork (8 Seats).
There are 2 electoral areas in Carlow. Carlow will elect 10 members to the County Council, while the remaining 8 members will come from the Muinebeag electoral area.