Constituency Review Submission from Janet O’Leary
Submission ID: S535
Cork South-West, Cork North-West
Dear Sir, Madam
Under this review I propose that the northern boundary of Cork South West should be moved to bring all of the Bandon hinterland into the one constituency, Cork South West.
Bandon is the biggest town in West Cork with a large hinterland. Under the current boundaries, many of the townlands in the hinterland of Bandon (Newcestown, Templemartin and Innishannon area ) find themselves in Cork North West constituency when it comes to voting in a general election even though all other aspects of everyday life revolve around Bandon and Cork South West.
Those living close to Bandon, with a Bandon address should have the opportunity to vote for Dáil candidates who represent the interests of the town where they work, shop, go to school, play sport and socialise.
In your review, please consider making this change to ensure proper representation for all those living in the hinterland of the biggest town in West Cork.