Shaking up the Dáil: Mapping a new political landscape for the next election

Robust population growth has spurred the Electoral Commission to boost TD numbers by up to 15 and recalibrate constituency boundaries in time for the next Dáil, writes Business Post editor Daniel McConnell

Fine Gael’s Paschal Donohoe celebrates after being elected during General Election 2020 at the RDS Count Centre in Dublin. Picture: Leah Farrell/RollingNews

“There will be winners and losers. I mean, there’s no doubt about it. Hopefully a lot more winners, but who knows? You know, we can only do our best,” said Art O’Leary, the chief executive of the new permanent Electoral Commission.

Later this month, the biggest overhaul of the Irish political landscape in over 40 years is to be announced.

TDs, current and aspirant, are nervously awaiting the publication of the Electoral Commission’s new constituency ...