Constituency Commission Report and the Left TDs……… initial thoughts June 21, 2012Posted by irishelectionliterature in Uncategorized.
There’s an awful lot to read in The latest report from the Constituency Commission. Available here
These are my first thoughts on how it may impact the prospect of Left TDs.
Richard Boyd Barrett – Could have been far worse but Dun Laoghaire remains a 4 seater .
Seamus Healy – Tipperary is now a five seater with some of his Clonmel hinterland moved to Waterford. Sinn Fein have a decent presence in North Tipp so will be a challenge.
Joan Collins – Some of Dublin South Central moved to the new Dublin Bay South. She may have lost a bit of her support as part of Kimmage was moved.
Joe Higgins- No Real change so should be happy enough.
Clare Daly – Good for her with a new 5 seat Dublin Fingal constituency which contains all of Swords. Comes out well from it.
John Halligan – Not much change in Waterford so shouldn’t make much of a difference to him.
Thomas Pringle – The 5 seat Donegal is bad news for him. Based in the South of the County, the Southern part of his Donegal Twon hinterland has gone to Sligo-Leitrim. Tough ask to keep his seat.
Catherine Murphy – A Rural enough area of Kildare North has gone to Kildare South, with her Leixlip/ Maynooth heartland remaining untouched and Kildare North remains a four seater. So will be happy enough.
Maureen O’Sullivan- Dublin Central reduced to a 3 seater , Areas of Drumcondra , Glasnevin and Ashtown gone but will have a tough fight to keep her seat.
Finian McGrath – Dublin North Central is now gone and he will probably stand in the Dublin Bay North five seater. Should be OK.
…as for me I’ve moved Constituency and can now vote for Brian Hayes