Boundary Committee Invite Submissions By January 25th

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In November the The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government, Mr. Phil Hogan, T.D., has established a committee to review local electoral areas as part of the reforms proposed for local government. The committee is to report not later than 31 May 2013.

The Boundary Committee have now advertised inviting submissions from the public. Submissions should be sent by e-mail or by post to:

Secretary,Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee,Room 1.77, Custom House,Dublin 1 to arrive no later than Friday 25 January 2013 at 5pm.
Submissions received before the deadline will be made available on the Boundary Commission’s website.

More information on the terms of reference for the review is available here and some of the implications for Dublin West and Fingal County Council are here.

The review is being undertaken in prospect of the local elections to be held in 2014, having regard to the results of census 2011 and the Action Programme for Effective Local Government published in October 2012.

The task of the Committee is:

• to review and make recommendations on the division of council areas into local electoral areas, and;

• to make recommendations on the number of members of each council to be assigned to each local electoral area.

The Committee’s report will be considered by the Minister as the basis for the revision of the local electoral areas under his statutory powers.

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