CAVAN/MONAGHAN RESTORED TO FIVE-SEAT CONSTITUENCY FOR NEXT GENERAL ELECTION

30 June 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Cavan/Monaghan constituency should once again have five Dáil seats when the next General Election takes place. The constituency was reduced to a four-seater for the last Dáil election but new recommendations from the Constituency Commission will, if adopted, see the traditional level of Leinster House representation restored.

It is also being proposed to transfer parts of the existing Meath East and Sligo-Leitrim constituencies to Cavan/Monaghan. Fianna Fáil TD for the constituency Brendan Smith told The Northern Standard yesterday that he was “absolutely delighted” that the major part of west and south Cavan, relocated to Sligo, Leitrim and Donegal for General Election purposes in 2016, would once again be restored to a five-seat Cavan/Monaghan.

Deputy Smith said this represented success for the intensive “reunite Cavan” lobbying campaign that had been mounted since the constituency boundary was redrafted. Under the Commission’s recommendations, which were released by the Dept of…
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