Redrawing the Dáil’s battle lines: 20 extra TDs and the most radical boundary revamp in 40 years

Ahead of the new Electoral Commission’s report on August 30, political analyst Odran Flynn predicts that Dáil Eireann will have 180 TDs next time and explains where the extra 20 members will come from

The increase in population to 5,123,5 36 as of April 2022 – an increase of 7.6 per cent from the previous census of 2016 – requires an amendment to the number of seats in Dáil Eireann, which currently stands at 160. Picture: RollingNews