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Boundary Review - discussing the local impact on KCLR LIVE

August 30th, 2023

With Sinn Fein TD Kathleen Funchion in the KCLR studios to discuss the Electoral Commission boundary review

I joined my constituency colleague Kathleen Funchion TD in the KCLR studios this morning to discuss the Electoral Commission's boundary review recommendations for the next General Election. We had a really interesting discussion with Brian Redmond on KCLR LIVE looking at the ramifications of the redrawing of the constituency boundary for voters in Carlow Kilkenny.

Whatever about the review, I'm proud to have brought the legislation through the Dail to establish for the first time, an independent electoral commission (an Coimisiún Tóghain) for Ireland.

It's next task will be to consider the use of election posters, possible reduction of the voting age and participation of minorities and more women in politics, tackling disinformation as well as overseeing a number of scheduled referendums.


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