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Constituency Review Submission from Michael O’Dowd

Michael O’Dowd

Submission ID: S328

Date

08/05/2023

Constituency

Louth, Meath East

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Review of Louth East Meath Constituency

There are several compelling reasons why the Drogheda and East Meath area should be included in the same Dáil constituency:

Geographical proximity: Drogheda and Bettystown/ Laytown are located in close proximity to each other. Including these areas in the same Dáil constituency would make sense from a logistical standpoint, as it would be more efficient for politicians to campaign and represent both areas.

Shared community interests: Despite having different sizes and populations, Drogheda and East Meath share many common interests such as access to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. Including them in the same Dáil constituency would enable public representatives to work together  towards addressing these issues and promoting the development of the region as a whole.

Similar demographics: Both areas have similar demographics, with a mix of urban and rural populations and the population of both towns is growing rapidly.

Historical connections: Drogheda and East Meath share a rich history.

Overall, combining the Drogheda and East Meath areas in the same Dáil constituency would create a stronger, more cohesive electoral district that would benefit both communities. It would also provide more opportunities for politicians to work together to address common issues and promote the development of the region as a whole.

Best Regards

Michael O’Dowd

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