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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.