The Rubik’s Cube constituency review — solving Leitrim’s problem has made a dog’s dinner of Galway East
THE findings of any Constituency Review Commission always throw up winners and losers, but the just published 2012 review has sent seismic shocks through the political system. It will take a general election, however, to highlight the true scale of its impact and sort the winners from the losers.
Galway people are now to be represented by 11 TDs elected from three constituencies: Galway West (5), Galway East (3) and Roscommon-Galway (3).
Galway East has suffered more than most, with the loss of a seat and the hiving off of a large swathe of territory encompassing Ballinasloe, north to Mountbellew and right up to the outskirts of Dunmore.
This savage carve-up is expected to transform the political landscape in the constituency
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