Dáil Éireann - Volume 640 - 01 November, 2007

Written Answers. - Local Government Elections.

Deputy Michael Ring asked the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government if he will review the boundaries for county council electoral purposes; if so, when; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [26793/07]

[1734]   Deputy John Gormley: Unlike for Dáil and European Parliament constituencies, there are no legal requirements in relation to the frequency of local electoral area reviews. The last review of local electoral areas was carried out in 1998; the next local elections are due to take place in 2009. I am at present considering the issues around a review of local electoral areas and I expect to be in a position to make a statement on the matter shortly.