-Boundary Commission Report on the review of Dáil constituencies due in the coming months -
Local Fianna Fáil TD, Darragh O’Brien has said there must be no geographical change to the Dublin Fingal constituency.
In his submission made in relation to the preparation of the Dail Constituency Boundary commission report, which is due to be completed in the coming months, Deputy O’Brien says Dublin Fingal is a 5 seat constituency and it should remain as such.
“As a resident, constituent and TD for the Dublin Fingal constituency, I strongly believe that there should be no geographical change to the constituency. The constituency follows the historical and natural boundaries of what was the Dublin North Dail constituency and in my view that should remain unchanged," he added.
“While the population figures as per the recent Census puts the overall constituency marginally over the average threshold for a 5 seater, it remains within the permitted population/representation variation. It is therefore hugely important that there are five elected representatives to serve the people living in the large number of distinct towns and villages in Fingal.
“It is the view of all of constituents that I have interacted with on this matter, that Dublin Fingal should remain unaltered both geographically and in terms of seat numbers,” concluded O’Brien.