Sunday 22 April 2018

Details of the changes for other affected areas

AS well as the constituencies that will change, the following will be heavily affected:

Dublin Fingal: Gains a seat as it takes back the other half of Swords and Portmarnock.

Dublin South-West: Gains a seat as it takes in areas around Rathfarmham, Ballyboden and Knocklyon.

Dublin South-Central: Loses a seat, down to four, as Terenure and part of Kimmage goes to Dublin Bay South.

Dublin Central: Loses a seat, down to three, as territory gone to Dublin West and Dublin North-West.

Laois: Becomes a new three-seater, breaking away from Offaly, and takes in a slice of west Kildare.

Cork South-Central: Loses a seat, dropping to four, as Bishopstown area transfers out.

Galway East: Loses a seat, down to three, and substantial territory to new Roscommon-Galway.

A number of constituencies are affected, but to a lesser extent:

Dun Laoghaire: Takes back part of old Dublin South around Foxrock, Leopardstown and Cabinteely.

Dublin West: Takes in Ashtown and Phoenix Park from Dublin Central.

Dublin North-West: Takes in Botanic and south Drumcondra from Dublin Central.

Dublin Bay South: Takes in Terenure and part of Kimmage from Dublin South-Central.

Kildare South: Loses a chunk around Monasterevin and Kildangan to Laois.

Kildare North: Loses a slice to Kildare South.

Limerick: Takes back part of west Limerick from the old Kerry North.

Limerick City: Takes back part of east Limerick.

Waterford: A small portion of the county that was in the old Tipperary South is returned.

Cork North-Central: Takes in Bishopstown area from Cork South-Central.

Cork North-West: Takes in some area near Mallow and Macroom from Cork North-Central.

Galway West: Takes in part of south Mayo, including Ballinrobe and Cong.

The following will not be affected: Dublin Mid-West; Carlow-Kilkenny; Wexford; Wicklow; Meath West; Meath East; Louth; Longford-Westmeath; Cork South-West; Cork East; and Clare.

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