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Constituency Commission Recommendations

The Constituency Commission has reported by to the Oireachtas following from the results of the 2016 census. The Constituency Commission has recommended an addition of 2 seats bring the number of seats in the Dail to 160 from 158. Dublin will gain one seat in Dublin Central, while the second seat gain goes to Cavan-Monaghan which both become 5 seaters. The constituencies of Offaly and Laoise will merge with a number of other constituencies bring the number of constituencies down from 40 to 39. The European Parliament constituencies will have no changes made.

Consituency Current Seats Proposed Recommendations
Carlow-Kilkenny 5 5 To include all of Carlow
Cavan-Monaghan 4 5 Gains a Seat and part of Meath East
Clare 4 4 No Change
Cork East 4 4 No Change
Cork North-Central 4 4 No Change
Cork North-West 3 3 No Change
Cork South-Central 4 4 No Change
Cork South-West 3 3 No Change
Donegal 5 5 No Change
Dublin Bay North 5 5 Border Adjustment with Dublin Central and North-West
Dublin Bay South 4 4 No Change
Dublin Central 3 4 Gains a Seat and Border Adjustment with Dublin Bay North and North-West
Dublin Fingal 5 5 No Change
Dublin Mid-West 4 4 No Change
Dublin North-West 3 3 Border Adjustment with Dublin Central and Bay North
Dublin Rathdown 3 3 Border Adjustment with Dún Laoghaire
Dublin South-Central 4 4 No Change
Dublin South-West 5 5 No Change
Dublin West 4 4 No Change
Dún Laoghaire 4 4 Border Adjustment with Rathdown
Galway East 3 3 Border Adjustment with Galway west and Roscommon-Galway
Galway West 5 5 Border Adjustment with Mayo, Galway east and Roscommon-Galway
Kerry 5 5 No Change
Kildare North 4 4 No Change
Kildare South 3 4 Gains a Seat and Border Adjustment with Laois and Offaly
Laois 3 5 Gains 2 seats becoming Laois-Offaly, Border Adjustment with Kildare South and Offaly
Limerick City 4 4 To include some population from Co. Tipperary
Limerick County 3 3 No Change
Longford-Westmeath 4 4 No Change
Louth 5 5 No Change
Mayo 4 4 Border adjustment with Galway West
Meath East 3 3 Border adjustment with Cavan-Monaghan
Meath West 3 3 No Change
Offaly 3 0 Merged with Kildare South and new constituancy Laois-Offally
Roscommon-Galway 3 3 Border adjustment with Sligo-Leitrim and Galway East
Sligo-Leitrim 4 4 Border adjustment with Roscommon-Galway
Tipperary 5 5 Border adjustment with Offaly and Limerick City
Waterford 4 4 No Change
Wexford 5 5 No Change
Wicklow 5 5 To include entire county of Wicklow
Total Seats 158 160 Increased by 2