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Constituency Commission report June 27, 2017

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The latest Constituency Commission report emerged today. A variety of small tweakings that give the following headline changes.
Extra seat in Dublin Central (probable FF gain?)
Extra Seat in Kildare South (Lab gain?)
Extra Seat in Cavan Monaghan (SF gain?)

Laois Offaly back together as a 5 seater (was two 3 seaters) (SF loss)

All in all not as dramatic as previous changes.

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1. Joe - June 27, 2017

Extra seats in three constituencies and one less in one. So two extra seats overall?
The new bits coming back into Dublin Central are mainly ‘middle class’. So good for FF and good too for Paschal Donohoe of FG who was always vulnerable in a three seater.

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irishelectionliterature - June 28, 2017

It’s good news for FG in Dublin Central but bad for them in Dublin NW. A good bit of Noel Rocks vote will be gone. FF or SF will be hoping to gain his seat now.
The bit of Dublin Bay North going into Dublin Central would have been good for FG, FF, McGrath and O’Riordan.

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2. Gerryboy - June 28, 2017

Too many TDs. I suggest 100 single-seat constituencies elected in the usual way + 50 seats filled on a list system. The multi-seat constituency system causes rivalry between candidates from the same parties and vote management that embeds parochial introversion. A constitutional referendum will be needed to rationalise the electoral system.

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GW - June 28, 2017

I think I disagree GB- that would give Fx 100+ seats and a plate and the parties that represent the future more of a mountain to climb.

Perhaps I’m wrong – has anyone modelled this kind of option?

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3. GW - June 28, 2017

Thanks for the maps IEL – do you have a complete one of Dublin?

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irishelectionliterature - June 28, 2017

They are in pdf here. Fairly hefty sized files though. http://www.constituency-commission.ie/cc-oldreports.html

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