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13 June 2018

Publication of Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee Reports

The Local Electoral Area Boundary Committees have completed their reviews and presented their Reports to Minister John Paul Phelan, T. D.

The Reports may be accessed from the links below.

Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee No. 1 Report - 2018
An Tuarascáil ó Choiste Uimh. 1 um Theorainn Toghlimistéar Áitiúil - 2018

Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee No. 2 Report - 2018
An Tuarascáil ó Choiste Uimh. 2 um Theorainn Toghlimistéar Áitiúil - 2018

Illustrative Maps for each local authority contained in the Reports are accessible at: Report Maps


Please Note: Any omissions or errors in the above reports can be brought to our attention by emailing: boundarycommittee@housing.gov.ie


Print versions will be availabe from the Government Publications Office in due course.



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3 May 2018

REVIEW OF GALWAY COUNTY AND GALWAY CITY LOCAL ELECTORAL AREAS

On 3 May 2018, Mr. John Paul Phelan T.D., Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, announced the appointment of the existing Local Electoral Area Boundary Committees to review and make recommendations on local electoral areas in Galway County and Galway City.

The review will be conducted on the basis of the recommendation in the Second Report of the Expert Advisory Group on Local Government Arrangements in Galway that the 2019 local elections should take place to the two councils as currently constituted.

For the purpose of the review, the Committees should have regard to the population as ascertained at Census 2016 and should assume no change in the total membership of either Galway County Council or Galway City Council.
The Committees are tasked with reporting to the Minister no later than 13 June 2018.

The review of Galway County will be undertaken by Committee No. 1.

The review of Galway City will be undertaken by Committee No. 2.


Invitation to make Submissions for Galway County and Galway City only:

The Committees now invite submissions in relation to Galway County and Galway City only regarding the matters referred to above.
Submissions may be sent by e-mail to boundarycommittee@housing.gov.ie or by post to:

Secretary,
Local Electoral Area Boundary Committees,
Room 1.67,
Custom House,
Dublin 1,
D01 W6X0

to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday 31 May 2018 .

Please note that all submissions received by this deadline will be made available on the Committees' website and may also be subject to Freedom of Information requests.

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23 March 2018

REVIEW OF CORK CITY AND CORK COUNTY LOCAL ELECTORAL AREAS

On 23 March 2018, Mr. John Paul Phelan T.D., Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform, announced the appointment of the existing Local Electoral Area Boundary Committees to review and make recommendations on local electoral areas in Cork City and Cork County.

The review will be conducted on the basis of the revised boundary between the city and county, as proposed by the Cork Implementation Oversight Group and agreed by Government, and which will be given legal effect by forthcoming legislation.

For the purpose of the review, the Committees should have regard to the population as ascertained at Census 2016 and should assume no change in the total membership of either Cork City Council or Cork County Council.

Further information about the appointment of the committees to review Cork City and Cork County may be found in the Press Release

The review of Cork County will be undertaken by Committee No. 1.

The review of Cork City will be undertaken by Committee No. 2.


Invitation to make Submissions for Cork City and Cork County only:

The Committees now invite submissions in relation to Cork City and Cork County only regarding the matters referred to above.
Submissions may be sent by e-mail to boundarycommittee@housing.gov.ie or by post to:

Secretary,
Local Electoral Area Boundary Committees,
Room 1.67,
Custom House,
Dublin 1,
D01 W6X0

to arrive no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday 9 May 2018 .

Please note that all submissions will be made available on the Committees' website and may also be subject to Freedom of Information requests.

Overview of the Committees

13 December 2017

Mr. John Paul Phelan T.D., Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform has established two committees to review and make recommendations on local electoral areas and to report to him not later than 13 June 2018.

The task of both Committees is to review and make recommendations on the division of council areas into local electoral areas.

The review is being undertaken in prospect of the local elections to be held in 2019, having regard to the results of Census 2016 and the commitment to consider reducing the size of territorially large local electoral areas in A Programme for Partnership Government, published in May 2016. The Committees' reports will be considered by Minister Phelan as the basis for the revision of the local electoral areas under his statutory powers.

Committee No.1:

Committee No. 1 will report and make recommendations on every County, other than Cork, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, Galway and South Dublin. It will also report and make recommendations on Limerick City and County and Waterford City and County.

Committee No.2:

Committee No. 2 will report and make recommendations on Dublin City and the Counties of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal and South Dublin. This Committee may also be asked to make recommendations on the division of Cork and Galway into local electoral areas. The Terms of Reference for that purpose will be set out in due course.


Invitation to Make Submissions for local authorities other than Cork and Galway:

NOW CLOSED - Monday 19 February 2018.