Constituency Review Submission from Aidan O’Dwyer
Submission ID: S479
To whom it may concern
The 2022 Census showed a total population of 167,661 in the county of Tipperary.
This is a population per TD of 33,532.
The current population of County Tipperary now requires the election of 6 TDs.
This would mean a population of 27,944 per TD without the need for any other areas from a neighbouring constituency.
Considering that a single 6 seat constituency is not allowable under the terms of reference, I would propose the return of two 3 seat constituencies.
The easiest and most desirable option would be to return to the previous North and South Tipperary constituencies.
It is possible to have two 3 seat constituencies and stay with the 5% national average if a total number of TDs nationally is at 174 or higher.