Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017
The Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017 (No. 39/2017) is a law of Ireland which provides for new Dáil constituencies, which will take effect at the next Irish general election for the 33rd Dáil. The next general election is due by 12 April 2021 at the latest, but may take place before then.
This Act replaced the Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2013, which defined the constituencies used for the 32nd Dáil (elected in 2016). The 2017 report of the Constituency Commission, an independent body established by the Government of Ireland to review constituency boundaries, proposed several changes to Dáil constituencies. The number of constituencies has been reduced by 1 to 39. It also increased the number of seats in the Dáil by 2 from 158 to 160. These changes were provided for by the Act.
Summary of changesEdit
Change in seatsEdit
This table summarises the changes in representation. It does not address revisions to the boundaries of constituencies.
|Constituency||Seats 2016||Seats 2021[nb 1]|
|Constituency||Seats||Area now in|
|Laois||3||Laois–Offaly and Tipperary|
|Offaly||3||Laois–Offaly and Kildare South|
|Laois–Offaly||5||Laois and Offaly|
Constituencies for the 33rd DáilEdit
|Dublin Bay North||2016||5|
|Dublin Bay South||2016||4|
- The next general election is due by 12 April 2021 at the latest, but may take place before then.
- "Electoral (Amendment) (Dáil Constituencies) Act 2017". Irish Statute Book database. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
- "Constituency Commission Report 2017" (PDF). Constituency Commission. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 29 January 2018.