Wednesday 18 January 2017

Micheal Martin made no submission to electoral boundary commission

Niall O'Connor Political Correspondent

Published 29/03/2014 | 02:30

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin

FIANNA Fail leader Micheal Martin made no submission to the Local Electoral Boundary Commission despite likening its proposals to an act of gerrymandering.

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Mr Martin was staunchly criticised after he claimed that the independently revised boundaries were "manipulated" in order to boost the seat numbers of Fine Gael and Labour.

The claim, made at the party's Ard Fheis last weekend, was rejected by Environment Minister Phil Hogan and commission member, DCU professor Gary Murphy.

The Irish Independent has learned that neither Mr Martin or the party head office made any submission to the independent body prior to the revised boundaries being announced.

Irish Independent

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