Written answers

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Electoral Commission Establishment

Photo of Tommy BroughanTommy Broughan (Dublin Bay North, Independent)
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1581. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government if he will issue a report on responses received further to the consultation on a regulatory impact analysis on the establishment of an electoral commission; when this report will be published; the next steps in the process; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [19769/19]

Photo of John Paul PhelanJohn Paul Phelan (Carlow-Kilkenny, Fine Gael)
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Twenty-three submissions were received by my Department in relation to the public consultation on the Regulatory Impact Analysis on the Establishment of an Electoral Commission. It is not intended to publish a report on these submissions. However, the submissions can be viewed online at:


All submissions received will be considered and the content used to inform a preferred option for establishing an electoral commission, which will be brought to Government for consideration. Once a preferred option is agreed, work would then commence on the preparation of the necessary legislation to establish an electoral commission.


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