Shaking up the Dáil

House rules: What the changes in constituencies mean

There was mixed emotions for parties and TDs as the Electoral Commission announced its proposals on redrawing constituencies

Why the change is being made: Ireland’s population is now 5.1 million and the Constitution requires an average of one TD for every 20,000-30,000 people

There was a clear sense of anticipation and uncertainty among TDs ahead of the Electoral Commission publishing its highly anticipated proposals on redrawing constituency boundaries ...