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Ireland’s Statutory, Independent Electoral Commission

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.

European Parliament Constituency Review – November 2023

Please see below the full report of our recommendations in English and Irish.

European Parliament Constituency Review 2023

European Parliament Constituency Review Map – November 2023

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.

Our electoral laws also set out further criteria for Constituency Reviews:  

  • that each constituency will be comprised of 3, 4 or 5 members; 
  • that the breaching of county boundaries should be avoided if possible; 
  • that each constituency must be composed of adjoining areas; 
  • that we must consider significant geographic, population density and physical features, 
  • and finally, that in carrying out this work, the Electoral Commission should try to maintain as much continuity of electoral areas as possible. 

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 below the full report of our recommendations in English and Irish.

Constituency Review Report 2023

Dáil and European Parliament Constituencies

Tuarascáil Athbhreithnithe Toghcheantar 2023

Dáilcheantair agus Toghlaigh Pharlaimint na hEorpa

You can view the map of each recommended constituency at the following link:

Electoral Commission Infographic report