Local Election Boundary Review
Minister for the Environment and Local Government, John Gormley, has announced a review of boundaries ahead of the June 2009 local elections. The review will look at boundaries within existing local authority areas, and there are no proposals to change the total number of seats for each council.
The constitutional requirement to hold local elections every five years means there is limited time available to complete the review, and this has reduced the scope of any revisions. The last review was in 1998, and there have been significant population changes in the last ten years.