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Ireland’s Statutory, Independent Electoral Commission

Extra MEP Seat Recommended for Midlands-North West Constituency

20 November 2023 –An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s independent electoral commission has made its independent recommendations to the Oireachtas on the make-up of Ireland’s electoral constituencies for June’s European Parliament elections. The Commission recommends, in its report laid before the Oireachtas today, that an additional 14th MEP allocated to Ireland for the European Parliament elections, will … Continued

Independent Ireland Party Registered to Stand Candidates

10 November 2023 – The Registrar of Political Parties has today given notice of his intention to approve an application by the Independent Ireland party to become a registered political party eligible to stand candidates in Ireland’s Dáil, local and European elections. The decision made by the Chief Executive of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral … Continued

Electoral Commission Research Proposals Published

10 November 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s new independent electoral commission has published its first Draft Research Programme 2024-2026. An Coimisiún holds a new and significant research role in electoral policy and procedures, and has under its statutory remit the ability to make recommendations to the Government arising from this research. One of the … Continued

Additional Irish MEP Seat Sees Call for Views on Euro Constituencies

29 September 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, The Electoral Commission invites submissions from members of the public to share their views on matters that should be considered when reporting on European Parliament constituencies.  The call for members of the public to share their views on the make-up of Ireland’s MEP Constituencies, comes as a result … Continued

New Political Party Registered to Stand Candidates

15 September 2023 – The Registrar of Political Parties has today given notice of his intention to approve an application by the 100% Redress Party to become a registered political party eligible to stand candidates in Ireland’s Dáil and local elections. The decision made by the Chief Executive of An Coimisiún Toghcháin, the Electoral Commission, … Continued

Dáil & Euro Constituency Review 2023 Recommends14 More TDs & the Reinstatement of County Boundaries

Recommendations Published for 174 Seat & 43 Constituency DáilNo Change Recommended to MEP Boundaries as Seat Allocation Awaited 30 August 2023 –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 … Continued

Record Number of Public Submissions on Shaping Ireland’s Dáil and Euro Constituencies

Media Release 30 May 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, The Electoral Commission has seen a record public response to its call for submissions on a Constituency Review of the 39 Dáil and 3 European Parliament Constituencies. The Electoral Commission received 556 submissions from elected representatives, political parties, academics, sports and community groups and interested individuals. … Continued

Electoral Commission to Inform Public Debate and Participation in Gender Equality Referendum

Media Release 8 March 2023 – An Coimisiún Toghcháin, Ireland’s newly established Electoral Commission will be leading the work nationally on explaining the issues to be voted on in November’s gender equality referendum, and promoting people’s participation.  Ireland’s independent Electoral Commission has, since its February 9th establishment taken on a significant range of functions related … Continued

First Chair of An Coimisiún Toghcháin Appointed

Justice Marie Baker has been appointed the first chair of An Coimisiún Toghcháin by President Higgins.  Ms Justice Baker was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court in 2019. She was called to the Bar in 1984 and was called to the Inner Bar in 2004. She practised on the Cork and Munster circuits. Her … Continued

Four Members of An Coimisiún Toghcháin approved

The four ordinary members of An Coimisiún Toghcháin who were approved by Cabinet and agreed by both Houses of the Oireachtas are John Curran, Maura Quinn, Alex Attwood and Caroline Fennell. The President will designate the individuals as ordinary members of An Coimisiún Toghcháin.