Dáil Éireann - Volume 344 - 07 July, 1983
Written Answers. - Constituency Revisions.
Mr. J. Fahey Mr. J. Fahey
219. Mr. J. Fahey asked the Minister for the Environment if he will ensure as far as possible that county boundaries will not be breached in any future constituency revisions.
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring) Dick Spring
Minister for the Environment (Mr. Spring): In accordance with the Constitution, the responsibility of revising the constituencies rests with the Oireachtas. The Oireachtas in revising constituencies must have regard to the constitutional requirements and to the interpretation of these requirements by the courts. It will be appreciated, therefore, that I am not in a position to indicate to what extent it may be possible to avoid breaching of county boundaries in any future revision. An Electoral Commission was set up last April to advise and report on the formation of Dáil constituencies.
Dáil Éireann 344 Written Answers. Constituency Revisions.