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Ireland’s Statutory, Independent Electoral Commission

An Coimisiún Toghcháin, as Ireland’s independent electoral commission is publishing the recommendations of our Constituency Review of Ireland’s Dáil and European Parliament constituencies. After every census there is a review of the composition and boundaries of the Dáil constituencies.  Our Constitution provides that there should be, on average, one TD to represent every 20,000-30,000 people. … Continued

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Members of the Commission

The Commission is made up of 7 members. The chairperson is Justice Marie Baker, who was nominated by the Chief Justice. There are four ordinary members of the Commission who were appointed…

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  • Dáil and European Parliament Constituency Reviews

    An Coimisiún Toghcháin, The Electoral Commission has made its independent recommendations to the Oireachtas on the make-up of Ireland’s electoral constituencies for the next Dáil and European Parliament elections. The Commission recommends that the next Dáil would see 174 TDs representing 43 Dáil Constituencies, up from the current 160 TDs in 39 Constituencies. Please see … Continued Read more
  • Constituency Review Submissions

    Read the public submissions to the Constituency Review now underway. You have until 10th May to share your views on how Ireland’s Dáil and European Parliament constituencies should be made up. These submissions will be updated regularly Read more
  • Our Work on Referendums

    An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission is responsible for explaining each referendum proposal in an independent and impartial way. It is also our role to promote public awareness of referendums and to encourage people to vote.

    The Electoral Commission takes over this referendum role from the previous Referendum Commission.

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