Wednesday, 18 January 2017
Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government
140. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government if a review of the composition of district electoral divisions, which continue to be delineated as they were in the 1830s, will be included in the terms of reference of the next local electoral area boundary committee; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [2167/17]
Notwithstanding any decision that might be made to review local electoral areas in advance of the 2019 local elections, there are no plans at present to review the boundaries of the 3,440 electoral divisions across the country. The electoral divisions in the Dublin area were last amended in 1986. These are specified in the County Borough of Dublin (Wards) Regulations 19 86 and the Dublin County (District Electoral Divisions) Regulations 1986.